Albert N. Binette

AUBURN — Albert N. Binette, 88, formerly of Great Falls Plaza died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Clover Manor, where he had resided since April.

He was born in Newmarket, N.H. on Aug. 14, 1923, the son of William and Flora (Dionne) Binette. He was a graduate of Biddeford High School. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served his country during World War II.

On June 21, 1959, he married Marcelle T. Trudeau. She died on April 17, 2008.

He worked as a plumber and pipefitter for the UA Local 783 Maine Chapter for 40 years until his retirement. In the 1960s, Albert and his wife owned and operated the Happy Rest Motel in Old Orchard Beach.

A member of St. Louis Church in Auburn, Albert enjoyed going fishing and hunting especially at Sonny Gagnon’s camp in Andover.

He is survived by his sons, Jude Binette of Lewiston and Andre Binette of Auburn; his daughters, Frances Deshaies of Tucson, Ariz. and Helene Gagnon of Raymond; and his seven grandchildren.

Beside his wife, he was predeceased by a grandson.

A funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Louis Church. Committal services and interment followed in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Albert’s name to the American Lung Association, Maine Chapter, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements under the care of Dostie Funeral Home, 2151 Lisbon Road, Lewiston.

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