Lionel Cayer

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  • - Jane Boyer
  • "Uncle Lee was the patriarch of the extended Cayer family..."
    - Richard Cayer
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    - Joan Churchill
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    - Dorothy Lane
  • "My heart is breaking. Prayers for all."
    - Wanda Shibles
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Veilleux Funeral Home
8 Elm Street
Waterville, ME

FAIRFIELD - Our Dad and Papa died peacefully on Wednesday morning after 98 plus good years.

He is survived by two siblings; 10 of his 11 children; 21 of his 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Good friends called him Lee.

Dad was born in Quebec, Canada and moved to the States where he honorably served in the Army Air Corp in WWII from 1941 to 1945 in Italy, Sicily, and North Africa. He talked about the Italian women crushing grapes and the wine, but rarely anything about the combat. We often thanked him for his service.

Returning from his military service, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Dorothy Chard. Dad was a devoted husband for 72 years and what a legacy they left! Dad's passion was providing for his family with love, big gardens, and lots of hard work. He was an avid reader all his life on many different subjects. His trade was a self-made engineer and tinkerer. Dad could fix anything!

Papa loved the little ones so much, as they came along, and had nicknames for many; and no one will forget the "gunks on the noggin." Our Papa, PapaPapa, and Big Papa will be so missed. He always made the grandkids feel special and they are so grateful to have had such a wonderfully enthusiastic grandfather, who lit up their lives with memories they will carry with them always.

Time of gathering and visitation hours will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver St., Waterville.

Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in the Spring.

Please visit to view a video collage.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Food for the Poor at, one of Dad's favorite charities.

Published in Central Maine on Jan. 6, 2019
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