CARIBOU - John L. Tardif, 77 died April 13, 2015 at Caribou. He was born in Van Buren June 18, 1937 the son of the late Joseph and Bernice (Belanger) Tardif.
John was a graduate of Van Buren High School and served with the US Army. Mr. Tardif was employed as a machinist at Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut for many years. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church as well as the Henry B. Pratt Post 15 American Legion.
John is survived by two sons and a daughter in law; Scott and Alicia Tardif and their daughter Deanna of Connecticut and Shawn Tardif, his fiancé Joni and their son Hayden of Eagle Lake. Five brothers and four sisters in law; Rudolph and Vivian Tardif and Roderick and Nicole Tardif all of Connecticut, Gene and Nancy Tardif of Presque Isle, William Tardif of Connecticut and Daniel and Verna Tardif of Florida. Three sisters and two brothers in law; Viola Cummings Sirois of Caribou, Ann Marie and Fern Bouchard of Connecticut and Nancy and David Holabird of Caribou. The mother of his sons, Betty Furlong Tardif of Eagle Lake. Many nieces and nephews.
Mr Tardif was predeceased by two sisters, Muriel Lebel and Connie LaRosa and a brother Leo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Saturday April 18, 2015 from the Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Following the service all are invited to visit with the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the parish center. Interment will be in the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com