Albenie Gervais

GRAY — Albenie Gervais, 85, of Gray, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at a Portland hospital.
Born in Frenchville on Aug. 16, 1925, he was the son of Victorie and Sophie Roy Gervais, and was a graduate of Fort Kent High School. Al moved to southern Maine and worked at the South Portland Shipyard until he entered the Navy. He was a veteran of World War II.
Al worked hard and was a good provider for his family. He worked for S.D. Warren Co. in Westbrook for 23 years. He also worked in the woods, farmed, owned and operated Patio Trailer Park in Gorham as well as a construction company and several other businesses. He later retired from SAD 15 as a school bus driver, where he drove for 13 years.
Al was very outgoing and thoroughly enjoyed his home on Little Sebago Lake where family often gathered. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cribbage, boating, camping and snowmobiling. He looked forward to his yearly travels to Eagle Lake for fishing and to Flagstaff for hunting.
In his younger years, he held a private pilot license and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Most recently, he taught himself how to use a computer.
Mr. Gervais was predeceased by his first wife, Elsie Totman Gervais; a daughter, Patricia Gervais; and a sister, Marie Burgess.
Al is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Foster Gervais of Gray; three sons, Richard Gervais Sr. and Stephen Gervais, both of Athens, and Jason Gervais of Raymond; four stepsons, Gene Partridge of Windham, Bruce Partridge of Raymond, Donnie Partridge of Florida and Jeffrey Partridge of Windham; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Llewellyn Gervais and Lucien Gervais, both of Saco, and Joe Gervais of Connecticut; and four sisters, Lucielle Pelletier of Florida, Louise La France of Raymond, Rena Rochon of Massachusetts and Priscilla St. Pierre of Westbrook. Al was loved by all and will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A funeral service will be held at the chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. The Rev. James Brewer will officiate. Interment will be in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery, Westbrook. Online condolences may be left at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Community Auxiliary Food Pantry, 55 Westwood Road, Gray, ME 04039 or Raymond Rescue, P.O. Box 741, Raymond, ME 04071.

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