WINSLOW, ME--Wilfred Caron of Winslow, ME left this world on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, just 13 days shy of his 96th birthday. \r\n\r\nWilfred was born on October 1, 1922 in West Enfield, ME. As a young man he proudly served in the CCC (Civil Conservation Corp). On his way to Detroit Michigan to work in the auto industry, he stopped in to visit his sister Nora in Winslow to say goodbye. While there, Wilfred spied a lovely young woman, named Lorette Caron riding her bicycle, fell instantly in love, and married on November 23, 1942. They built a home in Winslow and started a family.\r\n\r\nWilfred worked in Winslow at Scott Paper Company, formerly Hollingsworth and Whitney. Wilfred worked three jobs to keep his ever-growing family fed, clothed and happy. \r\n\r\nWilfred is survived by his best friend and significant other, Joyce Poulin, who filled Wilfred’s life with companionship and joy. Wilfred is survived by his sister Myrtle Sayer; children, daughter Darlene Tansey and husband Ed, son Kenneth and wife Mary Lou, daughter Joyce Nasr and husband Nassim, daughter Angela Reed and her husband Dave, son Keith and his wife Carla, Teresa Dudley, Tammy Benedict and husband Jim; his grandchildren, Shane Gagne, Tara Bradstreet and husband Daniel, Jeremy Caron and wife Christine, Kimberly Caron and fiancé Matt Koch, Erica Plappert and husband Bill, Darcie Keller and husband Aaron, Rita Karter and husband John, Kristopher Reed, Sara Jones and husband Scott, Joey Reed, Ashley Pett and husband Will, Casey Justard and husband Alex, Derek Caron, Jamie Routhier and wife Amy, Jessica Routhier, Chelsea Lopez and husband Cameron, and Tyler Benedict and wife Morgan. Wilfred also had great grandchildren, Parker Gagne, Kyle Gagne, Justin Martin, Nathan Martin, Arianna Bradstreet, Will Plappert, Camden Plappert, Brynley Keller, Elias Karter, Evan Karter, Garrett Jones, Bailey Justard, Kannon Justard and Cooper Routhier.\r\n\r\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Eugenie (Dumais) Caron; as well as his wife Lorette and their daughter Theresa; his siblings, Henry Caron, Natalie Taylor Parker, Lawrence Caron, Evelyn Roy, Nora Paradis, Aurore Sigler, Louise Gurney Howard, James Caron, Hilda Dunton, Theresa Caron, Hubert Caron and Gerald Caron.\r\n\r\nWilfred was an avid gardener, carpenter, and handy man. He loved to sing, yodel, dance, ice and roller skate in his youth. He enjoyed playing cards and dominos with family and friends. Dad had a strong catholic faith and lived accordingly.\r\n\r\nThere will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow, Maine on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11am. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at Saint Francis Cemetery with reception at the Mount Merici School on 18 Mount Merici Avenue in Waterville, ME 04901.\r\n\r\nBecause of Wilfred’s love of children, we respectfully ask for donations to be made in his name in lieu of flowers to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Donations may be made by phone by calling 1-800-822-6344, Monday through Friday 7am to 9pm central time or by mail, make checks payable to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.\r\n\r\nAn online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com\r\n\r\nArrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield, ME.