Francois O. Sevigny
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SPRINGVALE - Francois O. Sevigny, 87, of Springvale, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013, following a brief illness at the H.D. Goodall Hospital in Sanford.
He was born in Springvale on Feb. 2, 1926, a son of the late, Frank and Aurore (Carignan) Sevigny.
He attended the former Notre Dame School in Springvale.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a recipient of several medals, including the Bronze Star.
Following the war, he began working in the family business as a painter and eventually specialized as a wall paper hanger. This trade and skill was passed on to him by his father. Upon his father's death at a young age, Francois and his brother Omer continued the growth of the business. At the time of his retirement, he was self employed and still specializing in his trade.
After retirement, he kept himself busy with outdoor hobbies and activities. He was involved in helping his children whenever they needed things fixed. He was very proud to be a Pepere to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He enjoyed baseball and was an avid Red Sox Fan.
A lifelong communicant of Notre Dame Parish, he was also a member of the Sanford American Legion Post.
He is predeceased by one son, Gerard Sevigny, brothers, Omer Sevigny, Ernest Sevigny, Albert Sevigny, and Roger Sevigny, and sisters, Irene Martel and Alma D'Orvilliers.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alberta (Melanson) Sevigny, of Springvale; children, Richard F. Sevigny and his wife, Elaine, of Sanford, Ann S. Tuttle and her husband, John, of Sanford, Paula C. Sevigny, of Springvale, Carol A. Sevigny, of Springvale, and Donald M. Sevigny, of Springvale; grandchildren, Karen E. Williams, Michelle S. Gagnon and her husband, Patrick, Thomas R. Sevigny and his wife, Julie, James P. Sevigny and his fiance, Ashley, and Meghan S. Tuttle and fiance, Wesley; 10 great grandchildren; and sisters, Bertha Lavertu, Aurore Beland and Claire Allaire.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, July 23, at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Notre Dame Church, in Springvale.
Burial with military honors followed at Notre Dame Cemetery.
Published in Fosters from July 25 to July 28, 2013