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Conrad Joseph Lausier

Date of Death: October 9, 2010

Date of Birth: March 5, 1919

Biography:

Conrad Joseph Lausier, 91, a longtime resident of Auburn died on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at Webster Commons in Hawthorne House Assisted Living in Freeport.

He was born in Grand Isle on March 5th, 1919 the son of Alexis and Julie (Dionne) Lausier, and their last surviving child of a large French Canadian family.  Following the death of his mother in 1935, he lived with relatives and worked on the railroad. He moved to Danforth in 1938 to live with his sister Helen to finish high school. After graduation in 1940 he married Marguerite Cropley and together they raised nine loving children.

During World War II he built Liberty ships and served in the Coast Guard Reserve. Conrad’s work ranged from Post Master in Danforth, an ambulance driver at Pineland Center, to a caseworker for Food Stamps for the Department of Human Services. He retired in the early 1980’s to care for his ailing wife.

Conrad loved music and had dancing bands since he was a teenager. He was a strong supporter of music in the schools and insisted that all his children play a musical instrument or sing. He is noted for writing the school fight song while a student at Danforth High School. This song was sung by many over the decades.  He was devoted to his Catholic faith. Wherever he lived he was an active participant in his parish. He sang in the choir at St. Anne’s in Danforth, was a Eucharistic minister at St. Jude’s in Freeport and Sacred Heart in Auburn. He was a Knight of Columbus and a member of the Golden Age Group at Sacred Heart. He was known as the lollipop man at Sacred Heart because he always had a lollipop in his pocket to give a restive child.

Conrad was preceded in death by his wife Marguerite; son David; and grandson Adam. He is survived by his sons Joseph and his wife Wanda of Mabank, TX, Charles and his wife Pamela of Richmond, Conrad and his wife Marie of North Yarmouth; daughters Julie and her husband Joseph Beggs of North Yarmouth, Joan of Wakefield, RI, Suzanne of Durham, NC, Annette of Auburn, Evangeline and her husband Robert Giggey of Durham, NC; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Auburn, on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 11:00 AM. A Reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Grand High School, Scholarship Fund, 31 Houlton Road, Danforth, ME 04424. Condolences may be expressed online at Funeral Alternatives.net Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Falmouth.

 

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