In Loving


Join us sharing memories and celebrating the wonderful life of

Armand Mathieu

1937 – 2023

Beloved Husband and Father
Funeral: 11 AM Saturday
June 3, 2023

Notre Dame Church    Waterville, Maine

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Armand Omer Mathieu died peacefully in his sleep on January 14, 2023 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta, ME. He was 85.

Armand was born on August 25, 1937 in Waterville ME to Claire and Omer Mathieu. He had two older siblings Roger and Jackie and their spouses Charlene and Earl. All of whom are deceased.

He grew up in Waterville Maine and graduated from Waterville HS. Soon after graduating he went into the Army and while stationed at Ft Dix NJ, he met the love of his life, Bonnie Beyer. They were married shortly afterwards and spent 10 years in NJ. They had 3 children, Julie, Linda and Michael. The majority of the rest of his life was spent in Maine working for Honeywell and then starting his own successful computer business in Oakland. After he retired he and Bonnie, who predeceased him, traveled the country in their RV and then bought their winter home in St James City FL where Armand spent a lot of time boating and fishing, two things he loved very much.

Armand was a force of nature! He was talented at creating and fixing things and always loved helping others. He loved woodworking and woodturning and always had multiple projects going including building his own dream home on Messalonskee Lake, on the site of his childhood family camp. Some of his more memorable creations include: a ride for small children made out of an old washing machine, a bobsled, a wooden jeep, a balance beam, a basketball backboard. He spent countless hours fixing up used cars and boats, and making things himself so that he could be the best provider for his family, while also making all of their lives as rich as possible!

Giving his love by doing for others was deeply ingrained in his nature! He was involved in fixing and modifying his children’s homes and helped out many of his friends and neighbors! He was also involved in the community and a member of the Lions Club for many years.

Although Armand always worked hard, he always fit in time for play which included boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing on the flying ski’s, boating, canoeing, camping and hiking……all of which he did with much joy and vigor.

He was passionate about life and could often be characterized by how visceral his emotions were, whether it be from slurpily diving into a perfectly ripe pear, attending his children’s sporting events, teaching family and friends to waterski, jitterbugging, twist, gardening, landing a huge trout, scuba diving with his grandson and more.

Armand had many friends and was loved by many in the community. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He is survived by his three children and their spouses, Julie Mathieu and Wayne Allen, Linda and Greg Nelson, and Michael Mathieu and Beth Erlander, his grandson Ryan Copeland and his great granddaughter Naomi Copeland. He will be greatly missed by all.

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