Edward W. Houle

December 18, 1916 - January 21, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A private internment will be held at a later date.

Edward W. Houle, 100, a World War II Army veteran, died January 21, 2017, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough.

Edward was born in Methuen, Massachusetts on December 18, 1916, the son of Albert and Vivia (Fournier) Houle and came to Kennebunk when he was three years old.

After returning from the war, Mr. Houle helped his father, Albert, in his shoe repair shop; working for several years at Kesslen Shoe; and later for many years as a custodian for the Kennebunk School District.

Mr. Houle was the baritone in the Timbrejack Barbershop Quartet. They were known as the “old guys”. He and his wife Evelyn enjoyed traveling to many cities attending the yearly International Barbershop Harmony Society Conventions. The Timbrejacks performed for several years all over the Northeast District and qualified to complete in the International Convention in Salt Lake City in 1986, where they received a standing ovation. It was the highlight of his barbershop singing.

He leaves his daughter, Judy Lambert of Wolfeboro, NH; two grandsons, Lee Lambert and his wife Danna of Salida, Colorado; and Dana Lambert and his wife Crystal from Gunnison, Colorado; several nieces and nephews. After 68 years of marriage, his wife, Evelyn, died in 2006. They were long-time residents of Kennebunk.

A private internment service will be held at a later date.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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