Lewiston, ME -- Jean Claude Landry passed away at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, ME, on November 4, 2011 after an accident at his home. Claude was born on March 31, 1939 in Canada and completed his high school and secondary school education in the seminary. In July of 1959, he married his life’s love, Liliane (St.Onge) Landry, and proceeded to have their first two children in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In 1965, they moved their small family to Bristol, CT, where their two additional children were born, and finally made Terryville, CT, their family home for many years. In the midst of working long hours, he would still make time for repairing vehicles, home remodeling, and vegetable gardening in order to improve life for his growing family. While a long-time employee of Napco, Inc. as a machinist, tool and die maker, and a model maker, Claude created machine designs used for many different everyday things, one of which being the plating machine for the 1980 redesign of the U.S. penny.
Once their children left the nest, Claude and Liliane made Fryeburg, ME, their new home. Here in this wonderful small town, he worked until he retired from Dearborn Precision. Claude enjoyed visiting with many friends all over town, shining his light, and sharing jokes with all. He thrived on tinkering around their home and eventually took up RVing with his wife during summers in Canada.
Claude is survived by his wife, Liliane. He was predeceased by his oldest daughter, Johanne (Landry) Casey of CT. Johanne gifted him with three grandchildren (Annette, Cory, and Nadia) and his only great grandson (Trey). Claude’s three remaining children survive him: his only son, Alain Landry of PA, who has three children (David, Brett, and Victoria); daughter, Linda (Landry) Tirone of CT, who has three children (Abigail, John IV, and Josiah); and daughter, Nancy (Landry) Deschaine of CT, who has two children (Marissa and Katlyn).
Claude was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg for over 20 years. Services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 1:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. For additional information and to sign Jean’s guestbook, please visit www.advantageportland.com