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MILLINOCKET - Richard Joseph "Dick" Santerre passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at his residence. He was born November 8,

1926 in Millinocket, the son of Herbert and Louise (Martin) Santerre.

During World War II, he served as Technician 5th grade in the U.S. Army Infantry Replacement and Combat Engineers in the South Pacific. His whole Company received a citation for bravery. He was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the South and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was boss of the cleaners in the Groundwood Department at Great Northern Paper in Millinocket. He loved hunting, fishing, listening to his music, and watching old movies. He was a lifetime member of the Millinocket Elks Lodge #1580, and a faithful communicant of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Millinocket.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joanna (Perry) Santerre; a daughter, Kathy Healey and her husband Philip, all of Millinocket; grandchildren, Shannon Healey of Eddington and Justin Healey and

fiancé Rebecca St. John and son Peytyn, all of Caribou; two brothers, Ernest Santerre of Millinocket and Herbert Santerre, Jr. of Colchester, Connecticut; seven sisters, Dorothy Raymond of Florida, Florence Picard, Irene Tapley, Rena Hughes and her husband Albert, Verna Charette, Ernestine Quackenbush and her husband Harold, and Mary Ann St. Peter and her husband Harold; a sister in law, Mary Santerre; a brother in law, Byron Perry and his wife Shirley, all of Millinocket; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by three brothers, Wilfred, Clarence ("Doc"), and Delphis, and four brothers in law, Philip Raymond, Alfred Picard, Wallace Tapley, and Guy Charette; and a sister in law, Lorena Santerre.

Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 P.M. Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 A.M. Tuesday, February 3 at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 19 Colby St., Millinocket with the Rev. Bruce Siket, pastor, officiating. Spring interment with military honors will be at the

Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Dick may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.
Published on  January 31, 2015
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