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Fernand Roussel

April 1, 1937 — October 2, 2021

Princeton – Fernand J. Roussel, 84, passed away surrounded by family at his home on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Fernand was born in Saint-Jacques, NB, on April 1, 1937, son of Francis and Lyzanne (Grand Maison) Roussel.

At a young age, Fernand started working in the woods in Edmundston, NB for Frasier Paper Company. On August 7, 1956, he married his love, Laurianne Roussel. In 1964 the relocated to Maine and Fernand worked for Georgia Pacific until the mid 1970’s. Fernand loved farming and was known locally for his vegetables. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. Fernand was a Communicant of St. James the Greater in Baileyville and was a member of Council #149 Knights of Columbus in Calais.

In addition to his parents, Fernand was predeceased by his son, Bertrand Roussel Sr.; three sisters, Claudia Morence, Yvette Belanger and Viola Belanger; three brothers, Aurelle, Valier and Levitte. Surviving are his beloved wife of 65 years, Laurianne Roussel; four children, Rejean Roussel and wife Wendy of Princeton, Imon Roussel and wife Arlene of Princeton, Simon Roussel and wife Eve of Baileyville, and Valmond Roussel and companion Melissa Sears of Alexander; ten grandchildren, Mandy, Faith, Brittani, Charlene, Bertrand Jr., Christina, Justin, Senica, Adrien and Avis; ten great-grandchildren; his brother Claude Landry and wife Rose Mae of Princeton; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Kevin J. Martin 12 noon Thursday, October 7 at St. James the Greater Church, Baileyville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fernand’s memory may be made to Council #149 Knights of Columbus, PO Box 305, Calais, ME 04619. Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery.

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