CARIBOU – Wilmer A. Belanger, 52, died unexpectedly Dec. 10, 2012, at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 6, 1960, in Presque Isle, the son of Joseph and Julia (Ambrose) Belanger.
Mr. Belanger was a 1979 graduate of Ashland High School and shortly after he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Mr. Belanger attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a member of Smart Ricker Post 10 Disabled American Veterans. He married Paula Boucher, April 27, 1990.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Paula, of Caribou; and his mother, Julia of Presque Isle; are a son, Jeffrey Belanger and his fiancee, Amber Arabia of Rochester, N.H.; a brother, Alvin Belanger of Presque Isle; two sisters, Peggy Gilmer and Kathy Belanger; and her significant other, Jim Ayotte, all of Presque Isle; four stepbrothers, Steve Doustou of Alaska, Chuck Doustou of Portland, Eddie Doustou of Saco and Rick Doustou of Portland; one granddaughter, Ryleigh Rose Belanger; and two stepgranddaughters, Jayanna and Hannah Earle. Mr. Belanger was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Lewis.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, from the Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Emile Dube officiating. Interment will be at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Belanger may do so through American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com