SACO and FORT FAIRFIELD – Joseph Niles Jandreau, 68, husband of Diane (Oakes) Jandreau, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2013, at Gosnell Hospice House, Scarborough. He was born Feb. 26, 1945, in St. Francis, the son of Docite Sr. and Ida Mae (Belanger) Jandreau.
He was a graduate of the Fort Kent High School and retired from Pinkham Lumber Company, Ashland, as a millwright, after 35 years of service. He later worked for the S.A.D. No. 1 School Farm and also worked for Habitat for Humanity in Scarborough from the mid to late 1990s. Niles was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Council Number 1753, Fort Fairfield, where he served on the rosary guild, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council Number 11747, Scarborough, and was currently affiliated with the Knights of Columbus the Rev. James J. Mullen Council Number 2266, Old Orchard Beach. He was also an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt and fish, enjoyed picking fiddleheads, and was a communicant of the Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Jandreau was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Huey Jandreau. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Diane of Saco; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin Niles and Sharon Jandreau of Saco, and Tony Paul and Shirley Jandreau of Dayton; one daughter, Hydie Knuckles and her husband, Will, of Saco; four brothers and sisters-in-law. Docite Jr. and Irene Jandreau of St. John Plantation, Franklin and Mary Jandreau of Connecticut, Leonard and Pauline “Velma” Jandreau of Fort Fairfield, and Michael and Marguerite Jandreau of Augusta; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Cozy May and Terrance Hannan of Hermon, Ida Mae and Gerald Charette, Lou Sandy and Robert Boutot, all of Portage Lake, Elizabeth Albert and Violet Morenault, both of Eagle Lake; four grandchildren, Jacob Jandreau of Biddeford, Kyle Jandreau of Waterville, Nicholas Jandreau of Saco, and Kiera Mae Knuckles of Saco. He also leaves behind one sister-in-law, Mrs. Donald (Pauline) Jandreau of Waterville; mother-in-law, Mary Mae Oakes of Fort Fairfield; and 45 nieces and nephews.
Friends called 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with Father Jean-Paul Labrie celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at the Knights of Columbus Council Number 1753, 260 Main St., Fort Fairfield, after the interment service. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Jandreau to the Knights of Columbus, the Rev. James J. Mullen Council Number 2266, Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 613, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.