Wayne Matthew LaPierre (1958—2017)
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Wayne Matthew LaPierre, 59, was taken away from his family and friends unexpectedly and far too soon on Friday, December 22, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. He was born on August 1, 1958, in Cyr Plantation, the son of Donald and Bernadette (Dumais) LaPierre.
Wayne’s love of land and hard work began as a young child being brought up on a family potato farm. He continued to farm potatoes after graduating from Van Buren District High School in 1976. He moved and made his home in Millinocket in the early 80’s where he worked in nursing homes while becoming a self-made entrepreneur. His perseverance brought him into areas which included businesses such as trucking, owning and operating an appliance and furniture store, excavation and snow removal, apartment buildings, and storage units to name a few.
Wayne always had a smile and had such a vibrant zest for life. He loved his children to the moon and back. Wayne enjoyed family gatherings, biking, hunting, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, water and snow skiing. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and community.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Diem; his beloved children, Mason and Mayka; mother-in-law, Lan thi Nguyen; siblings, Lydia LaPierre Ouellette of Lakeworth, Florida, Daniel LaPierre and wife, Bernice, of Sebastian, FL, Donna LaPierre Trussell and husband, Gary, of Whitefield, Randolph LaPierre, East Millinocket, Andrew LaPierre and wife, Janet, of Cyr Plantation, Paul LaPierre and wife, Darlene, of Searsmont, Carla LaPierre, Hartford, Connecticut, and Patrick LaPierre and friend, Carol, of Mattawamkeag; two nephews; seven nieces; and many, many friends and acquaintances.
In addition to his parents, Wayne was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Tom Ouellette.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack Street, Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 19 Colby Street, Millinocket, with the Rev. Bruce Siket, pastor, presider. Spring interment will be private. Gifts in memory of Wayne may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.