MILLERS FALLS - Lucien P. Desbien, 98, of South Prospect Street, died Wednesday (4-23-14) at the Massachusetts Veterans Hospital in Leeds. He was born in Meuthen on Sept. 18, 1915, the son of Philip and Georgianna Desbien. When Lucien was 18 years old, he came to the area to work for the Civil Conservation Corporation.
Lucien served in the United States Navy
during WW II.
He was one of the founders and treasurer for the former Millers Falls Credit Union for many years until his retirement.
Lucien was a founder of the first TV Cable Company in the area, a member of the Parish Council at St. John's Church in Millers Falls and a member of the Montague School Committee. He was a volunteer at the Salvation Army for several years.
Lucien was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing.
Among his survivors, Lucien leaves a son, Philip J., and a daughter, M. Georgianna Provost and her husband John, all of Turners Falls; two grandsons, Thomas Bergin and his wife Amy and Eric Desbien and his wife Bethany, and two great-grandsons, Nathan and William Desbien.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday (4-29) at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church with the Rev. Charles J. DiMascola, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.
A calling hour will be held from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St., Greenfield, MA 01301.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Massachusetts Veterans Hospital for the wonderful care shown to Lucien during his time there.
Sympathy message available at: www.kostanskifuneralhome.com