Fernand S. LeBourdais, 95

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FREEPORT — Fernand Sylvio LeBourdais, 95, died at the Hawthorne House in Freeport on Oct. 15.

He was born in Brunswick on March 13, 1918. He was the first of 18 children born to George and Almina LeBourdais. He attended St. John’s School.

LeBourdais served in the Navy during World War II. He was employed at Brunswick Naval Air Station as an exterminator for 30 years, retiring in September 1979. 

He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and watched every game as the “armchair ref.” He loved wrestling, cribbage, playing horseshoes and was an avid bowler. He won titles in cribbage, horseshoes and bowling over the years.

LeBourdais also square danced with the Sage Swingers Club.

He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Lillian A. LeBourdais.

He is survived by three children, Janet M., and husband, Vaughn Taylor, of Brunswick, Richard A. LeBourdais, of Brunswick, and Nancy, and husband, James Swimm, of Topsham; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many siblings, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Oct. 23, at Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick with Rev. Gordon Cook officiating. Private interment held at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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