CARIBOU – Adre Chalou, 82, passed away Friday, June 4, 2010, with his family at his side at home. Adre was born in Ashland, the only child of Victor and Ida (Braslett) Chalou. Throughout his life, Adre held a number of positions, two of which he was especially proud: his time as supervisor of Porter Farm for the Maine Potato Seed Board, Masardis, and the years he spent as a cook in the Maine woods. Adre has the distinct honor of closing out an era as the last woods camp cook for Great Northern Paper Co. During his time in the woods, he also served with honor as president of his local paper workers union, Local 1977. Additionally, early on in his adult life Adre was very involved in Knights of Columbus and achieved great honors and degrees in service. Adre is survived by his companion, Doris Sanfacon of Caribou; and her family, Sherry, Chad and Jeremy Sirois. He is also survived by his sons, Alan and his wife, Cynthia (McPherson) Chalou, of Castle Hill and David and his wife, Victoria (Herbert) Maynard, of Palermo; his daughter, Bobbie Chalou and her husband, Marc Rigrodsky, of Portland; and a special loved one, Kelly Bicknell and her husband, Chris, of Buxton, and their children, Gareth and Julian; his grandchildren, Mandy Chalou of Washington, D.C., Ian Medford of Auburn, Sean Medford of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Montana, Hayden and Haymanot Maynard of Palermo; a great-grandson, Adre Medford of Auburn; his aunt, Phoebe Jimmo of Ashland and Eagle Lake; his uncle, Alphonse Chalou of Ashland and Presque Isle; as well as many cousins and aunts. In addition to his parents, Adre was predeceased by Shirley Morris Chalou; and his loving and adoring wife, Gertrude Jackson Chalou. Friends and family may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 7, at Lancaster-Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Caribou, with the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, celebrant. Interment will be immediately after the services at Old Holy Rosary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Adre’s name may be made to Hospice House of Comfort. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.lancastermorgan.com.
Posted June 06, 2010, at 7:06 p.m.