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Fernand Roger (Buckwheat) Sarasin

Date of Death: September 23, 2013

Date of Birth: April 4, 1926


Fernand Roger Sarasin AKA Buckwheat, 87, of Auburn, passed away on Monday Sept. 23rd, 2013 at Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris, Maine.

He was born in Lewiston, Maine on April 4th, 1926 the son of Theophille and Emma (Lessard) Sarasin.

Fernand married Priscilla (Caron) Sarasin in 1951, and Lucienne (Lavertu) Sarasin in 1975.

He served in the Civil Defense, drove taxi, and worked at Central Maine Medical Center for 20 years. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lewiston, where he was a trustee for 20 years, drove the church bus, and sang in the choir. He had a beautiful voice and was asked to sing on many occasions throughout his life.

Fernand loved gardening, canning, cooking, and woodworking. He was very social and had a great sense of humor right up to the last days of his life. He was loved, and truly will be missed.

He is survived by his son Roger Sarasin and his wife Lona; his daughter Linda Coffin and her husband Duane; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and six stepchildren and their families.

Fernand was predeceased by his parents; his wife Priscilla; his wife Lucienne; two brothers Romeo, and Henry; two sisters, Yvette Gagnon and Irene Belanger; and one daughter, Suzanne Pelletier.

Many thanks to the Ledgeview Living Center for their kindness and their excellent loving and professional care. Thanks also to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

A graveside service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park on Friday Sept. 27th, 2013 at 11:00am.

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