Obituary: Lionel J. Williams – Portland Press Herald

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SANFORD – Lionel J. Williams, 87, of Sanford, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Lionel was born in Sanford on May 2, 1934 to Alfred and Blanche (Jolin) Williams and attended Catholic Schools, graduating from Saint-Ignace High School. After graduating from high school, he proudly served in the United States Army. After completing his tenure in the military, he returned to Sanford and married Priscilla Bernier. Together, they raised five children and shared 65 wonderful years of marriage. During his working life, Lionel was employed as a milkman, delivering milk from house to house and then worked for Nissen Baking Company, delivering bread. He retired in 1986 so that he could enjoy fishing, family, hunting, snowmobiling, four wheelers and just about anything outdoors. He enjoyed gardening and chopping wood and had the opportunity to take many trips, including to Florida, Rome and Hawaii. He will be remembered as a very loving and caring husband, father and grandpa and he will be sadly missed. Lionel was predeceased by his daughter, Lorraine Landry; his parents, Alfred and Blanche Williams; and his brothers, Maurice and Paul Williams Survivor are his wife, Priscilla Williams of Sanford; four children, Raymond Williams and his wife Gail from Palm Coast, Florida, Elaine Hartford and her husband Barry from Sanford, Roger Williams and his wife Brenda and his special friend Kim from Sanford and Daniel Williams and his wife Debra from Shapleigh, a son- in-laws, James Landry of Sanford; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. A Christian funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 27 at Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux parish, Holy Family Church, located on North Avenue in Sanford. Interment with military honors will take place in the spring at St. Ignatius Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit http: //www.blackfuneralhomes .com Those planning an expression of sympathy are urged to consider sending a memorial contribution to: St. Thomas School69 North Ave.Sanford, ME 04073

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