TOPSHAM — Felix O. Pinette, 78, died from lung cancer Oct. 2 with family by his side.
He was born in Topsham, Dec. 28, 1930, one of 11 children to Alphonse and Cecile (Beauregard) Pinette.
From 1951 to 1954, he served in the Army with his twin brother Phillip in Alaska.
On June 19, 1954 he married Lena Laffely.
Over the years, he worked as a meat cutter at various supermarkets and after he retired, he continued to work part-time at Downeast Energy for 19 years.
For 30 years, he and his wife owned and operated Pinette’s Deer Cutting and hunters came to their shop from all over the state. He would often say that he had the fastest knife in town.
His interests included spending time at his camp in Byron, riding his ATV, and traveling with his wife. Throughout his life he maintained a great sense of humor.
He was predeceased by his twin brother Phillip, his brother Louis, and sisters, Rita Doucette and Claire Ducharme.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Lena; three children, Kathleen Quintal and her husband Gerry of West Gardiner, Nancy Pinette and her partner Connie Pelkey of Augusta, and Paul Pinette and his wife Jennifer of Bowdoinham; four grandchildren, Joseph Tourtelotte, Ryan and Emilia Pinette, all of Bowdoinham, and Derrick Quintal of West Gardiner; three brothers, Francis Pinette and his wife Patricia of Durham and Edgewater, Fla., Alfred Pinette and his wife Gloris of Arrowsic, and Roland Pinette and his wife Ursula of Bowdoinham and three sisters, Lucy Begley of Lewiston, Jeanne Williams of Silverhill, Ala., and Jacqueline Sargent and her husband George of Mattawamkeag; a sister-in-law Louise Pinette St.Pierre of Topsham; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were held Thursday at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at St. John’s the Baptist Church, Pleasant St., Brunswick.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a reception at Stetson’s Funeral Home Reception Center, 12 Federal St., Brunswick immediately following the committal services at St. John’s Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main St., Winthrop, ME 04364 or to CHANS Home Health Care, 60 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011.
A memorial tribute may be viewed and memorial condolences may be expressed at www.stetsonsfuneralhome.com