Joseph Lionel Tanguay
September 9, 1922 - December 26, 2018
Service Date: January 4, 2019
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, 66 North Ave., in Sanford. Committal prayers and military honors will be held later in the spring.
J. Lionel Tanguay, 96, of Sanford, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2018 at Maine Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.
Lionel was born on September 9, 1922 to Lydia & Ernest Tanguay of Sanford. Lionel graduated from Sanford High School in 1941and served his country proudly in The US Navy. He was a Quartermaster and served on a PT boat in the South Pacific during WWII. Upon his return to his hometown, he married Theresa Lantagne, also from Sanford. They were married for 52 years before her passing in 2000. Lionel worked in the Sanford area, owning his own masonry business until his retirement.
Lionel is survived by his children: Annette Tanguay; Claire Genest and her husband David and their four children: Kate, Anna, Marie and Sarah; Michael Tanguay and his wife Donna; Raymond Tanguay and his wife Shelia and their three children: Meghan, Ethan and Daniel; and John Tanguay and his wife Rebecca and their four children: Delaney, Lydia, Miranda and Rachel. He was predeceased by two children Rachel and Patrick.
He is also survived by a brother, Leon Tanguay of Sanford and a sister, Helen Arsenault of Deerfield Beach, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, 66 North Ave., in Sanford. Committal prayers and military honors will be held later in the spring at St. Ignatius Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Activities Fund at the Maine Veteran’s Home, 290 US Rt1, Scarborough, ME 04074.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.