Stanley Kenneth Mathieu

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Gallant Funeral Home, Inc.
10 Elm St.
Waterville, ME

Stanley Kenneth Mathieu 1935 - 2018 WINSLOW - Stanley Kenneth Mathieu passed away peacefully at his home in Winslow, on Nov. 24, 2018. He was born in Winslow on Nov. 4, 1935, the son of the late Wilfrid and Mary (Mae) O'Brien Mathieu, attended St. John's Catholic School through the 8th grade and graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Colby College in 1957, a Master's degree in history from the University of Maine in 1958 and several post graduate degrees from the University of Maine and Bowdoin College thereafter. In 1958 Stan married Mary Elizabeth (Story) Mathieu in Winslow.Stan began his career teaching history and French in Groveton, N.H. From 1961 until his retirement in 1999 Stan taught French, was a guidance counselor and also Director of Adult Education in the Waterville school system. Stan served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the 101st Maine Air National Guard and retired as a Major with 27 years of active and reserve duty in service to his country.Stan spent summers remodeling and building homes in central Maine. In 1989 his company rebuilt Fort Halifax in Winslow, following it's destruction in the flood of 1987. For more than 25 years, before and after his retirement, Stan sponsored and chaperoned annual trips to Montreal and Quebec for students taking foreign language courses at Waterville Junior High School. Stan officiated at countless football and basketball games for local high school and college teams for more than 40 years, his last at the age of 65. He was president of a local credit union and general manager of Pine Ridge Golf Course in Waterville for many years. Stan was an accomplished bridge player, achieving the designation of Life Master. In 2000, Stan married Janice Robertson Pooler with whom he enjoyed summers at their Winslow home on the Sebasticook River and winters at their second home in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Stan was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Story in 1998; his parents; and sisters, Lillian Mathieu Lever and Constance Mathieu Fedorovich.He is survived by his wife, Janice Mathieu of Winslow, and her eight children and grandchildren; his brothers Roland Mathieu of Merced, Calif., and Robert Mathieu of New Castle, Pa., his sisters Jean Cassidy of Winslow, Diane McGowan of Huntsville, Ala., and Kathleen Turlo, of Windham; as well as many nieces and nephews.At Stan's request there will not be a public viewing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 11 a.m., followed by a reception at The Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. A private interment ceremony for family members will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterville. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, memories and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.comIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine Foundation2 Alumni Place Orono, ME 04469-5792 The Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the University of Maine for Mathieu and Story descendants as well as graduates from Winslow High School.

Published in Central Maine on Nov. 28, 2018
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