Joseph "Fern" Langlais, 81

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WINTHROP — Joseph “Fern” Langlais, 81, formerly of Brunswick, died Oct. 13 from injuries sustained in a car accident.

He was born on June 10, 1928, the son of Edward and Delina (Albert) Langlais.

In 1943 he and his family moved to Brunswick and he graduated from Brunswick High School in 1947.

After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army. While serving in Germany, he met and later married Isolde Weiss on July 15, 1952.

For many years, he and his wife lived in Livermore Falls while he worked at the International Paper Mill in Jay.

A quiet man who loved to read books, he wrote and published “The Old Farm,” and was in the process of writing its sequel. He was also interested in genealogy and was working on his family tree.

He was predeceased by his wife Isolde on Oct. 25, 1979; two sisters, Madeline Langlais and Rose Atkins.

Surviving are his two children, Michael Langlais of Fort Hood, Texas and Sonia Langlais of Topsham; two sisters, Emelda Bonang and her husband Alden of Brunswick and Jeanne Rochon and her husband Roy of Palm Beach, Fla., and a brother, Reginald Langlais and his wife Susan of Saco; and several nieces and nephews.

His memory can be honored by buying his book, “The Old Farm” at

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick.



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