BRUNSWICK — Jean Pierre LeTarte, 86, died unexpectedly at his home April 12.

Born in Brunswick on Jan. 27, 1925, a son of Alcide and Aline Caron LeTarte, he attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1943.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, and received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Service Star.

On Jan. 22, 1949, he married Yvonne V. Anctil and made a home in Brunswick.

For more than 25 years he worked as a crash/rescue firefighter at Brunswick Naval Air Station, later at SAGE Station in Topsham and at the Harpswell Fuel Depot until retiring.

During his retirement, he worked for several years at Jordan Acres School in Brunswick and enjoyed traveling with his wife.

He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed family activities.

A longtime communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, he volunteered at St. John’s Annual Bazaar, and delivered Meals on Wheels for several years.

He was predeceased by his wife Yvonne on March 11, 2001, a grandson, Arthur “Chip” DuBois Jr., on Feb. 16, 1987, and his sister, Rose Alice Bernier.

Survivors include three sons, Kevin LeTarte and his wife Janet of Center Strafford, N.H., Michael LeTarte and his wife Nancy of Farmington, N.H., and Peter LeTarte and his wife Lydia of Summerville, S.C., and two daughters, Bridget DuBois and her husband Arthur of Topsham and Rachel Jurcich of Charles City, Iowa; six grandchildren, Kelly Gordon, Amy LeTarte, Joshua LeTarte, Jessica LeTarte, Peter LeTarte Jr., and Jaime LeTarte; one great-grandson, Leon-Vincent Gordon; several nieces and nephews; and cousins.

Memorial services were held last weekend at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Elementary School, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Arrangements are by Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick.

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