Roger R. J. Arbour, age 91, died Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta following a long illness. He was born in Augusta, ME on April 20, 1930 a son of the late Edouard M. and Oliva (Letendre) Arbour.
Mr. Arbour attended Augusta schools and had been employed by Bates Mfg. - Edwards Division and the Augusta Mental Health Institute for 26 years.
Roger served in the US Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953.
He was a communicant of St. Augustine Catholic Church and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Maine State Retiree’s Association.
Roger was married to Jeannine Couture on September 1, 1956.
Mr. Arbour was pre-deceased by several brothers and sisters: Edward, George, Armand, Richard, Juliette and Rita.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannine M. (Couture) Arbour of Augusta; his daughter, Linda A. Arbour of Augusta; three sons: Daniel Arbour and his partner, Vicki Oakley of Jacksonville, FL, James Arbour and his wife Meda of Panama City, FL and Michael Arbour and his wife Sharon of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren: Brandon, Erica, Andrea, Alexis, Lonnie, Jamie and Chris; a sister in law, Venise Audet of Lewiston; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins including Sandra who often visited and brought Roger special treats.
At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the old Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta.