Jean Louis Tardiff, 75

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TOPSHAM — Jean Louis Tardiff, 75, of Topsham, died Saturday at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

He was born May 5, 1937, in Brunswick, the son of Gerard and Cecile Pouliot Tardiff.

Tardiff attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1957. 

He married Janice Cunningham that year and became an apprentice at Bath Iron Works. Tardiff went on to work for the shipyard as a welder and later as a supervisor, eventually retiring after over 20 years of service.

He joined the National Guard during high school, and retired after 25 years.

Tardiff enjoyed the outdoors, especially activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, farming and bee-keeping. He was a member of the Brunswick Elks, American Legion Post 202, and the Bee Keepers Association.

Besides his wife Janice, surviving are three sons, Jeffrey and his wife Sharon of Freeport, Michael and his wife Victoria of Cumberland, and Patrick and his wife Candy of Raymond; five grandchildren, Jessica, Jillian, Amanda, Courtney and Danielle; one great-grandchild, Kaelynn; and a brother, Joseph Roger Tardiff and his wife, Kathi, and family of Claremont, N.H.

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