CARIBOU AND PRESQUE ISLE - Warren J. Pelletier, 90, died June 12, 2014, in Presque Isle, surrounded by the people he loved the most. He was born in Eagle Lake, October 31, 1923, the son of the late George and Helen (Thibodeau) Pelletier.
At an early age, the family moved to Sheridan where Warren attended school and was a graduate of Ashland High School in 1941. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he participated in the Guadalcanal campaign and served eighteen months in the Pacific Theater. He served as a line Sergeant and sharpshooter. Following his discharge, Mr. Pelletier apprenticed with his father who was a longtime jeweler and watchmaker in Ashland. He then attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania Horological Western Institute in Pittsburg in 1948. He married Theresa Boucher and they resided in Ashland. In 1950, he studied complicated watchmaking in Washington, D.C., and became a certified master watchmaker. Mr. Pelletier owned and operated Pelletier's Jewelry in Caribou for over 50 years. Following the death of his first wife, Warren married Donna Cyr March 31, 1997 and together they spent many happy moments at their log cabin on St. Froid Lake. Mr. Pelletier was a life member of the Lister Knowlton Post 9389 VFW and also was a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade.
He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Theresa; two brothers, George and Leonard; and a sister, Marion Stevens; and a grandchild, Tracy. He is survived by his wife, Donna of Presque Isle; one son, W. George Pelletier of Cleveland, OH.; two daughters, Susan Pelletier of Peoria, IL, and Lisa Hall of Cleveland, OH; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Jillian, Samantha, Christopher and Alyssa; four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Warren will also be fondly remembered by Donna's children, David Cyr and his wife, Eilleen, of Caribou, Debbie Cyr of Woodland, Deidre Hutchings and husband, Greg, of Winthrop and Darrell Cyr and wife, Laura, of Freeport.
Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 9 am Monday, June 16, 2014, until time of services. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 am Monday from the Parish of the Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Sheridan. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Pelletier may do so through the Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter, 163 Lancaster Street, Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101-2406. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com