Waterville -- Aurele Fecteau, 92, passed away on May 21, 2014 at his home in Waterville. He was born the oldest son to Gideon and Annie Dostie Fecteau on March 5th, 1922 in Winslow, Maine. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne Gallant Fecteau in June 2009; a younger sister, Genoria Fecteau Maddle in May 2006 and a brother Adelbert Max Fecteau, September 2006. He is survived by seven children: Ernest Fecteau and wife, Lorraine of Winslow; Maurice and wife Jeanne of Winslow; Philip and wife Nancy of Clinton; Paul of Fairfield; daughter Ann and husband Scott Bucknam of Sidney; daughter Diane and her companion, Brian of Sidney and David Fecteau of Benton. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Paul, Elaine, Rose, Lisa, Michael, Chad, Jason, Philip Jr., Joseph, Kelly, Sarah, Karen, Ryan, Isaac and 24 great-grandchildren. Fecteau was a 1940 Winslow High School graduate and worked side by side with his father, Gideon Fecteau, at the local bakery throughout his high school years. He was employed as a paper machine tender by Hollingsworth & Whitney, later Scott Paper Company for 40 years prior to his retirement. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and took great pride in tending his vegetable and flower gardens. Even in his advanced years, he was still able to challenge anyone at a game of cribbage. His lifelong work ethic was beyond reproach and he had a fierce determination to take care of himself in the home in which he lived for 60 years until he was no longer able. At his request, remembrances in his name may be made to The Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901. Visiting hours will be held Tues., June 3, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Notre-Dame Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville, ME. Committal prayers and burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville, ME. An on line guest book may be signed and condolences may be expressed at www.gallantfh.com.