Melvin E. Madore

March 19, 1934 - May 19, 2013 

Melvin E. Madore

March 19, 1934 - May 19, 2013 

Obituary for Melvin E. Madore

VAN BUREN--- Melvin E. Madore, 79, died May 19, 2013, at a Caribou hospital. He was born Mar. 19, 1934 in Van Buren, a son of Leo and Lillian (Ayotte) Madore, and graduated from Van Buren Boys High School in 1952. He worked with former Beaulieu Dry Cleaners and owned Lebrun and Madore Cleaners for many years. He also worked at former Van Buren Community Hospital and St. John Valley Health Center for many years as a maintenance supervisor until his retirement. He served the Town of Van Buren as a prior Constable and Volunteer firefighter. He also served two separate terms on the Van Buren Town Council. A veteran of the Korean War, Melvin was a member and Past Commander of the American Legion, Post 49 Van Buren. He was a member and past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, Council 1635 and member and past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Assembly, Van Buren. He was also a former member of Catholic Order of Forester. Melvin was an accomplished candlepin bowler with the Van Buren Bowling League, one of the best, and won many awards and tournaments. He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Arlene (St. Pierre) Madore of Van Buren; two children, Peter Madore and his wife Stacey and Lynn McBee and her husband Danny, both of Van Buren; one brother, Daniel Madore of Van Buren; two sisters, Omerine Cyr of Carmel and Jeannine Poitras of Bristol, CT; grandchildren Chandler Madore and Monique Carver; and great grandchildren Marissa and Marlee Carver. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Della Ouellette in 2000. Relatives and friends may call at Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren, from 9 to 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 23. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM on Thursday at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be at 2 PM at Maine Veterans Cemetery in Caribou. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute in Melvin’s memory to: Peter Carbonneau Scholarship Fund/MSAD 24, 169 Main St., Ste. 102, Van Buren, ME 04785.

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