GLENBURN – Alexis F. L. Rioux, 88, passed away Feb. 5, 2013, surround by his loving family. Alex was born April 8, 1924, in St. Andre, New Brunswick, to Johnny and Ada (Poitras) Rioux.
He proudly became a naturalized American citizen in 1955. Alex was a loving, family man. He cultivated a large family who loved him very much. Alex retired from Lane Construction Corp. after 28 years of service. He was an avid gardener for most of his life and loved to share his garden with his family and friends. He was an avid bowler, a consummate cribbage player, and enjoyed many card games, including pinochle. Alex was a devout Catholic and long-term member of the Knights of Columbus and serving on the Honor Guard, member of the Brewer Eagles Club, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bangor.
Alex was predeceased by his loving wife of 41 years, and the mother of his children, Eva Marie Bourque; and his son, Tommy Paul Rioux. Alex is survived by his wife of 19 years, Amber (Curry) Rioux of Bangor; his children, Zina Regan and her partner, Arthur Goode, of Brewer; Roger Rioux and his wife, Kris, of Cape Elizabeth and their children, Nicole, Holly, Melanie, Silas and Zachary; Laurent Rioux and his wife, Ruth, of Edgecomb and their children, Lauren, Peter, Christian, Dominic and Jonathan; Claude Rioux and his wife, Colleen, of Harpswell and their children, Angela and Jack; Robert Rioux and his wife, Elissa, of Kennebunkport and their son, Alexis; and Rhonda Sprague and her husband, David, of Glenburn and their children, Matthew, Kristen and Nicole. He is also survived by his son Tommy’s children, Samantha Rioux-Sproul and Jessica (Rioux) Fraser; sister, Juliette Martin of Gardiner, Mass.; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 4 -7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Saint Paul the Apostle Parish, Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 768 Ohio St., Bangor, with the Rev. Seamus Griesbach officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at the parish hall immediately after the service. Spring interment will be held at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. Gifts in Alex’s memory may be made to CancerCare of Maine, Lafayette Family Cancer Center, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931.