ARUNDEL — Florian “Bud” Legros, 77, of Arundel, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at Maine Medical Center. 

He was born in St. Pamphile, P.Q., Canada, the youngest son in the family of 10 children of Alphonse and Marie Rose (Pelletier) Legros.  He went to school in Canada and came to Maine at the age of 11.  He graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1960.   

On May 23, 1964 he married Frances Lemire at St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford. 

Starting at the age of 12 his passion for gardening began through working for a various gardeners and later Day’s Dairy Farm.  After 11 years at the Saco Tannery, he became a master plumber and worked for Foss Metal and Plumbing. 

In the 1970s he opened Legros Garden Center in Arundel, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2003.  During that period he also served as Arundel’s plumbing inspector and Code Enforcement Officer. 

Bud was a member of the Elks in New Port Richey, Florida, and a member of the Arundel Historical Society.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling and wintering in Florida with his wife and dogs, Vinny and Chili, for several years.  Family was of utmost importance to him. 

Preceding him in death were five siblings, Laurencia Merrill, Jeannette Petrin, Jean Eude, Guy, and Hugues Legros. 

He is survived by Frances Legros, his wife of 53 years; two daughters: Lisa Legros and her significant other, David Gilley and Lynne Paris and her significant other, John Poissant; seven grandchildren, Shawna, Keith, Vanessa, Cassandra, Anthony, Gino, Johlyn; 11 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Victorine Cote, Sylvette Fay, Murielle Wallace, and Florence Legros.

Visiting Hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005.  A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

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