J.E. Reginald "Reggie" Bizier

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Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.
10 Elm St.
Waterville, ME
04901
(207)-873-3393
Obituary

VASSALBORO - J.E. Reginald "Reggie" Bizier of Vassalboro, passed away on Sunday Feb. 3, 2019 at the age of 92. He died at home surrounded by his large and loving family.

Reggie was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Winslow to Dominique John and Alice (Fontaine) Bizier. After graduating from Winslow High School, class of 44, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Frybarger D-E705. After being discharged in July of 1946, he served in the Naval Reserve for another seven and one half years.

In 1951, Reggie founded Bizier Construction, which later became Bizier Homes.

In the late 70s, Reggie also established Bizier Developers.

Reggie was an accomplished craftsman, who in his spare time built boats, clocks, decoys, and hand carved decorative ducks. When not in his workshop, you would find Reggie at the tennis courts or at Moosehead Lake enjoying his camp and fishing Rockwood, skiing at Sunday River and Mount St. Anne or duck hunting with his sons, grandsons and friends.

Reggie was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist in Winslow, now known as Corpus Christi. He was known for his altruism, both locally and nationally.

Reggie married Dollis (Tardiff) Bizier on July 19, 1947. They raised eight children.

He is survived by his four daughters, Monique Studholme and her husband, Richard, Genevieve Gosselin and her husband, Gerald, Alice King, Denise Benson and her husband, Walter, and three sons, Marc Bizier, Robert Bizier, and Paul Bizier and his wife, Sarah, and daughter-in-law, Hope Shorey and her husband, Thomas. Reggie has 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, to carry on his legacy.

He is also survived by his sister, Mariette Roy and her husband, Edward, sister-in-law, Patricia (Clement) Bizier, and sister-in-law, Lillian and her husband, Raymond Quirion.

Reggie is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Dollis; a son, D. John Bizier; his three brothers, Marius, Leonce "Lee", and Dominique (Clement) Bizier; and two grandchildren, Courtney Alicia Gosselin and Seth Bizier.

All who knew Reggie, knew his legendary sense of humor. He would jokingly say things like: "Growing up we didn't have any smart phone, so we had to use our imagination to keep us entertained, like smoking corn silk!"

The family of Reggie wants to thank MaineGeneral Hospice Care, especially Norma Wilson. A very special thank you to the around the clock caregivers: Lisa Meader, Carol Baily, Hayley Pottle, Susan Krigbaum and Ann Carter.

Reggie's family also extends heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Carolyn Pece of Togus VA Medical Center.

Towards the end of his life here on earth he stated: "I am leaving many people that made my life great! I had a good trip!! It was a good journey!"

The family will receive visitors between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow at 11 a.m., on Friday, February 8. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at www.gallantfh.com

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to

Travis Mills Foundation,

89 Water Street,

Hallowell, Maine 04347

and/or

MaineGeneral

Hospice Care,

P.O. Box 828,

Waterville, ME 04901-0828.

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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 5, 2019
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