Donald Saucier, 78, of Old Orchard Beach died on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born on January 12, 1940 to Hercules and Claire (Talbot) Saucier in Biddeford. He graduated from St. Louis High School, class of 1958.
On September 1, 1958, he married Doris Labbe at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford.
Don's passion for Candlepin bowling lead him to his first business venture, he became the owner of Congress Square Lanes in Portland in the late 60’s. Don and Doris then bought the small 6 room Lord's Motel in Saco where they would work and raise their family. Growing the family business by adding rooms and eventually open one of the first video stores in the area, Don’s Video. Don and his family then turned their attention to Old Orchard Beach where they would purchase the Ocean Walk Hotel in 1990. Making the hotel a true family business Don and Doris enjoyed working with their children and grandchildren at the hotel.
Don was an accomplished Candlepin bowler from a young age winning many competitions and appearing on televised tournaments. Don was inducted in the Candlepin Hall of Fame in 2014.
Don is survived by:
His loving wife of 59 years, Doris Saucier of Old Orchard Beach
3 children: Don Saucier and his wife Marie-Josee of Old Orchard Beach
Doreen Metcalf of Saco
Daryl Saucier and his wife Camille of Saco
2 brothers: Paul Saucier of Biddeford
Richard Saucier and his wife Sandra of Biddeford
1 sister: Barbara Rielly of Biddeford
3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Visiting hours will be 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. A funeral service will be celebrated immediately following at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s name may be made to the Stone Soup Food Pantry, PO Box 186, Biddeford, ME 04005. Arrangements by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences, please visit www.hopememorial.com
Donations may be made to:
Stone Soup Food Pantry
P.O. Box 186, Biddeford ME 04005