- Leonard Pelletier,95, died peacefully August 20, 2016 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. He was born on November 26, 1920 in Daigle, the eldest son of Irenee and Edith (Daigle) Pelletier. Lucille M Lozier became his wife on April 10, 1944. They raised three children; James, Philip, and Michael Pelletier.
During W.W.II he was drafted by the US Army on October 31, 1944. He was assigned to the European Theater of Operations, serving as a light tuck driver with 3708 quarter master trucking company and was honorably discharged on August 7, 1946.
Leonard returned to Daigle and worked on the family farm. After moving to Fort Kent, he started a thirty year career as the parts manager with Ouellette Ford in 1955, receiving multiple parts manager of the year awards from the Ford Motor Company. While Lucille was working as the director of community relations at U.M.F.K., Leonard was kept busy assisting her at various functions; delivering food to different locations, washing dishes, or performing whatever tasks needed to be done. After retiring from full time work, he continued working at Martin Ford part-time delivering vehicles to various Ford Dealerships throughout Maine.
He was a member of the VFW Lozier O'Grady Post #9609 and the American Legion Martin-Klien Post #0113 , where he served as Post Commander, he also belonged to the Knights of Columbus in the 3rd degree Council # 0352 all of Fort Kent.
He served for many years at St. Louis Catholic Church in Fort Kent, collecting the offering baskets from the congregational. A few of his favorite past times were eating, cross country skiing and whatever projects Lucille had him working on at the time. He was a very sociable person, often seen at Doris's Cafe for breakfast with Lucille, McDonald's or Gas-N-Go for coffee or Martin Ford discussing all things Ford. He will be sorely missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is survived by two sons; James and his wife Sue Ann of Bridgewater, NJ., Michael of Waukegan, IL; six grandchildren; Amy, Eric, Marc, Joshua, Lauren, and Peter; one brother; Real Pelletier of Fort Kent; one sister; Sr. Fernande Pelletier of Ghana, Africa, and sister-in-law Jackie Lozier of Fort Kent.
In addition to his parents, Leonard was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years Lucille in 2007, one son Philip Pelletier in 2005 and one brother Gerry Pelletier in 2015.
Friends may call Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 8 am until time of Service at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian Burial with full Military Honors will be celebrated 11 am Thursday August 25th. at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Grave side services will be held at a later date in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.