Knights of Columbus Waterville Maine 13486

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In Memoriam

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Alphonse J. Desveaux

May 6, 1921 – March 30, 2005

   Alphonse (Al) was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, son of Anselme and Marie (Boucher) Desveaux.

   Al was well known to many people from his days at the Knights of Columbus, Beanos, and coaching Little League for many years.  An active member of the community. Al was involved in the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Elks, VFW, American Legion, and The League of Sacred Heart of Notre Dame Parish.  He served during World War II at the Battle of Normandy.  Al also worked for 40 years for Maine Central Railroad, retiring in 1981.

    Alphonse was predeceased by a brother, Harold, and two sisters; Geoffriene Fortin and Juliette Quirion.  His wife, Jacqueline (Pouliotte) Desveaux passed away on March 5th, 2009.

   Surviving are his daughter, Delia Shorey of Waterville, three sons, Gary Desveaux of Sidney, Wayne Desveaux of Shawmut, and Darryl Desveaux of Waterville, seven grandchildren. eleven great-grand children, and several nieces and nephews.

Joseph Bedard

July 27, 1910 – December 4, 2008

   Joseph was born July 27, 1910, in Lac Megantic Canada to Joseph and Alphonsine (Morin) Bedard. On Nov. 30, 1939, Joseph married Lorrette Philomene Cote at Notre Dame Church in Waterville.

  Joe was employed by the Wyandotte Industries until his retirement. He then worked in the maintenance department of Zayre’s Department store for several years. Both Joe and Lorrette were active members of Notre Dame Church and the Parish of the Holy Spirit. Their faith was the center of their life. Joe was a  Third Degree member of Holy Spirit Council #13486 as well as a Fourth-Degree member of the Assembly.

  Lorette and Joe loved to dance, and Lorette always said that it was Joe who was the good dancer — all she had to do was follow. Rarely apart, they were true soulmates, whose generous, lively spirits touched everyone they knew.


  Joseph was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Napoleon; sisters Imelda Labbé and Marie Morin; half-siblings Lionel and Philip Bedard and Margaret Courchesne.

  They are survived by their son, Richard, of London. They are also survived by nieces Gloria Simpson of Winslow and Lucille Lanteigne and Carmen Easinsky of Weathersfield, Conn.; special cousins Jerry and Francine Bedard; sister-in-law Rita Bedard of Taunton, Mass.; and special friend, Dr. Ann Leblanc, of Augusta.