Michael R. Poulin

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Michael R. Poulin, 70, Lewiston, ME, died at his home after a sudden illness on Thursday, July 16, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born in Lewiston on May 11, 1950, the son of Joseph T. A. and Doris A. White Poulin. Educated in local schools, he graduated from Lewiston High School in 1968, and went on to earn his B.S. in history/political science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1982, he earned his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. He went on to work for Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, predominantly as counsel to CMMC/CMH, and retired after 35 years in 2017. Michael was always very active in his community, serving as board member and president of the Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society; as a board member of St. Dominic and Holy Cross schools; as a member of the St. Dominic RHS Task Force Steering Committee; as chair of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar; as board member of Maine Community Health Options; as well as serving several other organizations. A devout Catholic, Michael was a board member and chair of Catholic Charities of Maine, a vice chair and trustee of the Catholic Foundation of Maine, as well as serving in several other positions in the Catholic Diocese of Portland. Michael was very involved in his beloved St. Patrick’s Church right up until its closure, and he remained an active member of Prince of Peace Parish. Michael was an avid genealogist, history buff, and sports fan – Boston Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, New York Giants, and Notre Dame. He is survived by his wife, Sharon E.W. Poulin, née Webber, whom he married on August 30, 1986, in South Bend, IN; three sons: Charles and wife Vanessa of CT; Mathieu of Lewiston; James and wife Lydia of Lewiston; and two sisters: Rosalie and husband Richard Beaulieu of Lewiston; and Maureen and husband Leo Houle of Dixfield. Extended family includes five nieces and nephews, twelve great-nieces and -nephews from the Poulin side; on the Webber side, fifteen in-laws, twenty nieces and nephews, and six great-nieces and -nephews—all of whom he loved and cherished.

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