LIMESTONE and PRESQUE ISLE – Rene J. Hebert, 83, husband of Mrs. Loretta (Roix) Hebert, passed away Sunday morning, May 12, 2013, at a Presque Isle health care facility, after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Saint Agatha, son of Joseph and Isabelle (Roy) Hebert.
He was educated in Saint Agatha and went on to serve his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the 2nd Armored Division, stationed in Germany. He was married to Loretta Roix April 21, 1954, and had been employed as an iron worker for many years, affiliated with Local Iron Workers Union Number 496. Rene had been a dedicated communicant of Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Louis Catholic Church, Limestone, and since moving to Presque Isle five years ago, became a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hebert was predeceased by four brothers, Emile, Albert, Joel and Patrick Hebert; seven sisters, Jeanne Beebe, Lillian Brandas, Diane Pazderka, Yvette Hebert, Adrienette Dube, Ernestine Tolisano and Roseanne Gervais. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Loretta of Presque Isle; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In keeping with Rene’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Louis Catholic Church, Main Street, Limestone, with the Rev. James Albert celebrant. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the Mass in the church reception area. The interment service will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Caribou. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Hebert to St. Louis Catholic Church Building Fund, care of Parish of the Precious Blood, P.O. Box 625, Caribou, ME 04736. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.