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William F. Lemieux Jr.

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William F. Lemieux Jr. Obituary
Lemieux Jr., William F. Of Whitman, Massachusetts passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. He was 81. Born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts Bill graduated from Braintree High School in 1950. After graduation he attended the Franklin Institute in Boston and worked for the Fall River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1952 where he worked in radio communications until 1956. He married the late Mary Dolores (Sanford) Lemieux of Evanston, Illinois on June 12, 1954. They moved to Evanston where he worked for Illinois Bell from 1956-1960. Bill joined the Evanston Fire Department in 1961 where he worked until his retirement. He was an active volunteer in St. Mary's Parish, the Evanston Boys Baseball Association and the Knights of Columbus. Bill and Mary Lemieux lived in Northbrook, Illinois from 1986 to 2002. He is survived by his son, William F. Lemieux III of Wilmette, Illinois and daughter, Genie Lemieux- Jordan of Evanston, Illinois; his grandchildren, Lily Lemieux-Jordan and Leila Lemieux-Jordan; and sister, Barbara A. Lemieux of Rockland, Massachusetts. He is also survived by his loving companion and dear friend, Jean McDonald of Whitman, Massachusetts and her family; daughter-in-law, Tina (Folk) Lemieux; son-in-law, Steve Lemieux- Jordan; and many family and friends. Bill was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed crossword puzzles, cribbage, and spending summers in Cape Cod where he enjoyed clamming and was known as "Mr. Clam." He was a ninth generation descendant of Gabriel Lemieux, who with his cousin Pierre Lemieux, were master coopers and one of the first permanent settlers in Quebec City in 1642. Charitable donations may be made in William's memory to the following organization: Whitman Council on Aging 16 Hayden Avenue, Whitman, MA 02382. Tel: 781-447-7619.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from May 23 to May 29, 2013
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