Henry's Story

HAMPDEN - Henry (Hank) L. Filliettaz born March 14, 1933 the fifth child of Brig. General Charles M. and Catherine F. (Conley) Filliettaz passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 22nd at his home with his loving family by his side.

Henry was born and raised in Lewiston graduating from Lewiston High School in 1952. He joined the United States Coast Guard and after four years of service attended Portland Junior College receiving an Associate's Degree in Business. He then attended the University of Maine in Orono earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education. He went on to work for Boeing Airplane Division in Seattle, Washington working in Human Services, and was later transferred to their Helicopter Division in Norton, Pennsylvania. He was later hired by RCA as a field recruiter in Pennsylvania. While visiting Maine, he accepted a position with AVCO Corporation at Job Corp in Poland Springs. A few years later he was offered a position as Executive Director for the Lewiston Auburn United Way. After five years there, he became an educator at Monmouth Academy, then on to Leavitt Regional High School teaching and supervising the Co-Op Educational Program for 17 years until he retired in 1993.

Hank enjoyed many summer days at his family camp in Monmouth. He also enjoyed skiing, garage sales, refinishing old trunks and antique furniture, the game of golf that he loved so much which he played in Florida and Maine with great friends. He especially enjoyed retirement years in Florida with friends and family. Most of all, he enjoyed watching his children grow into such wonderful people. He was one who passionately believed in the future for young adults, and was deeply committed to setting them on the right path with his work-study programs.

He will lovingly be remembered as a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, a former Waterville resident, Betty (Bosse) Filliettaz of Hampden, two daughters, Karen Perry of Hampden, Susan Chaitin and husband, Eric of Fenneville, MI;, one son, Charles M. Filliettaz, II and wife Holland Gamble of New Canaan, CT., one sister, Joan M. Lynch of Lewiston, one brother, Richard B. Filliettaz and wife Sylvia of Cape Neddick, as well as a brother in law, Maurice Bosse of Cape Cod. Also surviving are three grandsons, Brennan and Connor Perry of Hampden, Henry L. Filliettaz III of New Canaan, CT., three granddaughters, Mallory and Mackenzie Dow of Fenneville, MI, and Blakely Filliettaz of New Canaan, CT., and nieces and nephews. Henry is also survived by long time close friends, Jerry and Jackie LaPlante of Auburn.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by one brother Daniel, two sisters, Betty Crowley, and Claire Filliettaz, one brother in law, Paul Lynch and a special Aunt Louise Conley.

Memorial service's honoring Hank's life will be held 11:00AM FRIDAY September 25th at the funeral home. Graveside committal prayers to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lewiston concluding there with military honors.

Memorial donations in Hank's memory may be made to American Diabetes Association 45 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101 or at www.diabetes.org

Family and friends are invited to visit Friday beginning at 9:00AM two hours prior to services at the PINETTE DILLINGHAM & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com
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