Romain Joseph “Pete” Bourget Jr.

AUGUSTA ~ Romain Joseph “Pete” Bourget, Jr., 74, of Augusta, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 surrounded by his family and special C.N.A. at MaineGeneral Rehab & Nursing Care @ Glenridge.
Pete was born in Augusta on September 12, 1939, the son of Romain Joseph Sr. and Mildred (French) Bourget.
Pete worked for many years as custodian at Hallowell Shoe, Hazzard Shoe, Augusta Public Works and eventually retired from the Augusta School Dept. in 2004.
Pete had a passion for and loved many kinds of animals which also included raising and taking care of many of them on the farm. He had an unforgettable smile and would joke and laugh at the silliest things.
Pete was predeceased his parents; one brother, Romeo Jay Bourget; and two sisters, Sylvia Bourget and Violet Willard.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Judith (Nickerson) Bourget, of Augusta; his step daughters, Karen Holt & husband, Mike, Lisa McLaughlin & fiancé, Ken Carter, and Becky McLaughlin, all of Winthrop; two brothers, Oliver Bourget & wife, Carol, of Gardiner and Bruce Bourget Sr. & wife, Nancy, of Vassalboro; his father and mother-in-law, Fenton & Jeanette Nickerson, of Sidney; a son-in-law, Dan McLaughlin, of Readfield; four sister-in-laws, Judith Bourget of Litchfield, Christine Snide & husband, David, and Jean Ladd & companion, Bobby Gay, all of Sidney, and Donna Brown & husband, Russell, of New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Steve Trask, Megan Lagasse, George Palmer, Kala Hinkley and Brooke and Katelynn McLaughlin; eight great grandchildren, T.J., Cameron, Kaley, Nataleigh, Zepplyn, Morgan, Lillyahna and Kayne; nephews, James, Gary and David Willard, Bruce Bourget & wife, Stephanie, and Bruce’s daughter, Mercedes, Mitchell Bourget & wife, Marsha, and Mitchell’s daughters, Gabrielle and Jacqueline, and Lawrence Bourget & wife, Lisa, and their sons, Sebastian and Xavier; nieces, Colleen and Brenda Willard, Susan Bourget, and Sylvia Roy & husband, Romeo, and their daughters, Alexis and Rachel; as well as his cousins Patsy Porter and Cecile Bouffard.
A special thanks to his favorite and closest C.N.A., Laura Jackson, who took wonderful care of Pete, and to the rest of the caring staff at Glenridge Nursing & Hospice Care.
Pete’s life will be celebrated at a graveside service at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 21st at Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade with committal prayers and burial immediately following.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home & Cremation Service, One Church St., Augusta, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

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