Lucien J. Dussault
October 20, 1919 - January 24, 2018
Lucien J. Dussault, 98, of Auburn, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, surrounded by his family, at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. Born October 20, 1919 to Angelina (Laverdiere) and Eusibe Dussault, Lucien was a lifelong resident of Auburn, Maine. He was born and raised at 115 South Main Street. He was a product of the Great Depression: selfless, hardworking and responsible. He attended St. Louis Parish & Auburn schools and was a member of the Boy Scout Troop 8 of St. Louis Parish in New Auburn. Later he joined the United States Army where he served in Northern France, and Washington D.C., as a driver for US military VIPs and worked in the Medical Division. He had the honor of working chair side as a dental assistant on General Dwight D. Eisenhower. He returned to Auburn after World War II and worked alongside his dear brother, Albert Dussault, at Dussault Drug Store, where his motto was “Service with a Smile”. Lucien was an active member in the New Auburn Business Group and served on the committee that ran Auburn’s bi-centennial celebration, and was also a corporator of Mechanics Savings Bank. After selling the store, he did not retire; he became a familiar face on the Maine Turnpike, where he worked at the Auburn, Gray and Lewiston toll booths. Lucien enjoyed people; he worked well into his early 80’s. He liked woodworking, was an avid skier, and boater. He spent many years on Sabbathday Lake with his brother Albert and sister Juliette and later, on Sebago Lake with his family on their boat “US Four”. He loved to fish, hunt, and ski with pals at their camp “Salem Inn” in Salem, Maine. Lucien and Genevieve enjoyed many years of traveling around the world. He loved cruising; his favorite trip was thru the Panama Canal and around South America. He also loved to drive, and together they saw most of the continental USA by car. As an avid hockey fan, he rarely missed a Bruins game, but the Montreal Canadiens were his team. Lucien is predeceased by his brothers Arthur, Albert, Rene, and sister Juliette (Groleau). He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Genevieve Marie Gagne (formally of Winslow) and his two daughters Sarah (& husband Gary) Magnuson of Duxbury, MA, and Rachel Robinov of Portland ME, and four grandchildren – Ashley Magnuson, Erik Magnuson, Alec Robinov, and Breya Robinov Leach and her husband Brian, and one great grandchild Orrin. Lucien truly had a “wonderful life” and will be sadly missed by his family. The family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the entire staff at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris their kindness and compassion for Lucien and all our Veterans. Lucien was proud to have served his country. Donations, condolences, and a video tribute may be found online at www.albert-burpee.com.