BREWER AND BANGOR – Louis P. Pare, 86, died Dec. 24, 2012 at his home in Brewer. He was born July 11, 1926, in Lewiston, son of Cyrille J. and Aurore (Lessard) Pare.
Louis attended Holy Cross School in Lewiston. He joined the U.S. Marines in 1943 during World War II and was an Iwo Jima survivor. After discharge from the U.S. Marines, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was deployed to the Philippines where he met his first wife, Natividad Layoc. Louis was employed by Standard Linen Company of Portland, later becoming the branch manager in Bangor, retiring in 1981 after 35 years of service. Louis met his second wife in Hampden in 1978 through a friendship of their daughters and were married in 1979 combining two large families. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying gardening, hunting, fishing and golf. He was a communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, Bangor, a member of Pine Cone Council Knights of Columbus, Whitcomb-Baker Post 4633 VFW of Hampden and the Marine Corps League, Greater Bangor Area, Detachment 1151.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy (Tremble) Perry Pare of Brewer; seven children, L. Edward Pare and his wife, Patricia, of Hancock, Reginald Pare and his wife, Karen, of Hawaii, Richard Pare and his wife, Dona, of Hampden, Robert Pare and his wife, Debra, Annette Pare, all of Colorado, Suzanne Palmer and her husband, Norman Sanville, of New Hampshire, Jacqueline Tribou and her husband, Timothy, of Hampden; six stepchildren, Catherine Fearon and her husband, Jeffrey, of Hampden, Jeanne Barry and her husband, Kevin, of Hermon, Jacqueline Rawcliffe and her husband, C. Jack, of Hampden, Joanne Lindsey and her husband, Courtland, of Newburgh, Martha Doyon and her husband, John, of Hampden, Joseph Perry and Mary Beth McGinley of Stockton Springs; 21 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Patricia Camire, Madeline Roy, Marguerite Roy and Louise Pare; two brothers, The Rev. Paul Pare and Andre Pare; sister-in-law, Catherine McGlauflin; brother-in-law, Joseph Tremble; several nieces and nephews. Louis was predeceased by his first wife, Natividad Layoc; sister, Sister Marie Sylvie O.P.; brother, Jean Thomas Pare; two half-brothers, Cyrille and Clifford Pare; three brothers-in-law, John Tremble, Richard Tremble and Donald Tremble.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where military honors will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. by the Marine Corps League, Greater Bangor Area Detachment 1151. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor. A reception in the Parish Hall will be immediately after the mass Friday. Interment will be at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Those who wish to honor Louis in a special way may make gifts in his memory to CancerCare of Maine, Lafayette Family Cancer Center, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 044020-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.