Philip J. Pelletier of Bangor and Madawaska
Philip J. Pelletier of Bangor and Madawaska, Maine passed away peacefully with his wife Claire by his side on June 8, 2021 in Bangor, Maine. Phil was born in New Canada, Maine on June 15, 1941, the son of the late William and Modeste (Daigle) Pelletier.
He attended public school in Fort Kent, Maine and subsequently worked in auto and heavy equipment sales throughout the state. During his first sales job in Madawaska, he met his bride to be Claire (Cyr) Pelletier of Saint David, Maine. They were married on July 15, 1964, and have two children; Patrice (Pelletier) Seltzer of Windham, Maine and Ritchie Pelletier of Sidney, Maine. Phil was known as a consummate professional in the heavy equipment industry, and a jovial competitor in a variety of motor sports where he reportedly “never” lost a race to anyone, anywhere, ever. As the youngest of eight siblings, Phil was known to bring lively joy to many family gatherings. As part of a large extended family, he bridged the generational line as a popular uncle, mentor, and guide to many nieces and nephews. He could offer advice on serious issues, or just where to find the most fun in life. Phil was happiest when surrounded by family and friends, especially his grandchildren who were a light in his life. He was always prepared to hand out a little “Pepere cash” every time they saw him.
Phil is survived by his wife Claire (Cyr) Pelletier, his two children; Patrice Seltzer and husband Scot Seltzer, and Ritchie Pelletier, two grandchildren; Cameron and Hannah Seltzer, two brothers; Edmund and wife Shirley Pelletier, Maurice and wife Claudette Pelletier, and sister-in-law Blanche Pelletier. He is predeceased by his parents, along with four brothers; Harold and wife Francina Pelletier, Gerald and wife Lena Pelletier, Ray Pelletier, infant brother Albert Pelletier, and one sister Fern and husband Angelo Morneault.
Phil was a communicant of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Bangor, and previous member of the Knights of Columbus in Madawaska.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on June 18 at 10:00 am at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic church in Madawaska followed by a gathering at the American Legion Hall in Madawaska.
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