Joseph Arthur Pare’, age 95, died Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta following a long illness. He was born in Augusta, ME on June 3, 1925 a son of the late Belonie and Clara (Poulin) Pare.
He attended Augusta Schools and was a life long communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church, where he sang Sunday Masses as well as weddings and funerals for many years. He also sang at Maine Day at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
Mr. Pare served in the US Army during World War II where he earned a Bronze Star and was a Life Member of the Calumet Club.
He had been employed by Augusta Fuel Co. for many years. He was also the co-owner of the Flavo-Rama on Mt. Vernon Avenue for many years.
Mr. Pare was pre-deceased by seven brothers: Henry, Eugene, Wilfred, Alphonse, Edmund, Gerard and Lionel; three sisters: Antoinette, Dorothy and Lillian and a son-in-law, Gerald Rancourt.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sherrian (Genest) Pare of Augusta; three sons: Kenneth Pare and his wife Denise of Fort Morgan, CO, Paul Pare of Marlborough, MA and Peter Pare of Augusta; two daughters, Verna Rancourt of Augusta and Geraldine Pare of Augusta; three step-children: Tricia Furlong and her husband Alan of Augusta, Tammy McNaughton and her husband Todd of Sidney and Todd Toussaint of San Diego, CA; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta.
Donations in Arthur's memory may be made to: Gerald Rancourt Scholarship, c/o Calumet Educational Foundation, PO Box 2085, Augusta, ME, 04338.