Maurice "Mike" Poissant
1924 - 2019
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MEDIA, Pa. - Maurice "Mike" Poissant, born July 3, 1924 in Biddeford, passed away Sept. 9, 2019, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of the late Mary Louise (Roche) Poissant, who he married on Sept. 9, 1950.

Survived by his brother, Raymond; his five children, Adrienne (Thomas Kane), Maurice Jr. (Cecilia), Matthew (Mary Ellen), Paul (Kathryn) and Anne (Raymond Prokop); 12 grandchildren, Jeannine, Marielle and Charles Kane, Nicole and Michael Poissant Adrienne, Katherine and Sarah Poissant, Amy and John Poissant, Zachary and Rose Prokop.

Predeceased by his parents, Adrien and Bernadette (Nadeau) Poissant; and his sisters, Adrienne Currier and Jeanne Wood.

Mike graduated from Saint Louis High School in Biddeford where he excelled at baseball, ice hockey, and football. He served our country during the second World War in the United States Army in the European Theater, including combat in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He received a football scholarship to Boston College where he played fullback for four years. Following graduation from Boston College, Mike earned an MBA from Harvard University. He was employed by the Westinghouse Corporation for his entire career. He was a parishioner of Nativity B.V.M. in Media where he served as a lector and taught religious education. He enjoyed spending time with his family during holidays, family vacations in Maine, and coaching sports, especially the Cardinal O'Hara High School ice hockey teams.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Nativity B.V.M. and burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Media, Pa.  

Arrangements, Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home, Media.  

Donations may be made to

Pastor's Tuition Fund, Holy Innocents Church

1337 E. Hunting Park Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19124

or to

Catholic Social Services

240 N. Bishop Ave.

Springfield, PA 19064 


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Published in Journal Tribune on Sep. 13, 2019.
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September 23, 2019
Heard A lot of good things about Maurice. Sorry for your loss
david miller
September 20, 2019
Mike was a good friend of my stepfather Lee Tilton. Mike had many stories to tell and made me laugh when you find out how Lee was when he was younger. Sorry for your loss.

Barry Franke
September 13, 2019
My deepest sympathies to all of the Poissant family. I have heard nothing but good things about Mike from my dad Floriant Poissant who was Mikes first cousin. We lived in Biddeford,Me. My grandfather was Andre Poissant who would of been Mikes uncle. I am very sorry for your loss and God Bless all of you.
Raymond Poissant
September 13, 2019
My sincerest condolences to the Poissant Family for the loss of your loved one, Maurice, and pray you find comfort in Psalms 91:2.
September 12, 2019
My deepest sympathies to all of the Poissant family. Your Dad was always welcoming to me whenever I was at your home with Matt and welcomed me to join the O'Hara Hockey team as the photographer. He certainly helped to add to my growth. Matt, please call me - 484-486-4963
Robert Castaldi
September 12, 2019
Uncle Mike will be missed by me and so many others. Love and hugs to all. Let your memories comfort you all. Barb
Batbara Eades
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