Roger J. Toussaint, 72 of Old Orchard Beach, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday October 22, 2018 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Roger was born in Biddeford February 9, 1946 a son of Raoul and Rita Thibodeau Toussaint. He graduated from Biddeford High School in 1964.
On August 28, 1965 he married his sweetheart Mae Pratt at St Margret’s Church in Old Orchard Beach.
Roger worked for General Dynamic for 27 years and Interstate Bakeries Corp. for 10 years. He was an active member of the Textile Workers of America, Local 406.
Roger was known for his love of playing cards and pool. Family meant everything to him. He enjoyed the chaos of large gatherings and served as the ring leader on most occasions. If you were lucky enough to be teased by Roger, you were lucky enough to be loved by him. Contrary to his bold, gruff exterior, he had a soft spot in his heart for animals. Especially, his beloved stray cat, Charlie.
Roger was preceded in death by his brothers Gerald, Harold, Donald, Richard and one sister Rona Potvin.
Roger is survived by:
His loving wife of 53 years Mae Pratt Toussaint
Daughter: Linda Verville and her husband James and their children
Devon, Erica and Caden all of Saco
Brothers: Philip Toussaint of West Newfield ME
Ronald Toussaint and his wife Joan of Invernsse FL
Sister: Carol Lacroix of Sebring FL
Brother-in-law: Donald Pratt and his wife Elaine of Old Orchard Beach
Sister-in-law: Patricia Ann Paquin of Saco
Many special nieces and nephews whom he cherished
Visiting Hours will be 1:00-3:00 p.m. (celebration of his life at 2:00) on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation in Roger’s Memory to Help Hope Live, at www.helphopelive.org under the name of Kristen Larochelle Rousseau. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Donations may be made to:
HelpHOPELive, In Honor of Kristen Rousseau
Radnor Corporate Center #100, Wayne PA 19087