Joseph N. Poissonnier, 82, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at his residence in Anson. He was born in Madawaska, Nov. 7, 1930 the son of Helaire and Laura Roy Poissonnier. Mr. Poissonnier was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Farmington and Livermore Shoe Factories for 26 years. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 39 in Madison and of the DAV. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and playing with his grand and great-grandchildren. He repaired electronics and liked watching the news on TV. He is survived by his wife, Irene Theresa Bouchard Poissonnier of Anson; three sons, David Poissonnier of Sebec, Nelson Poissonnier of Skowhegan and Bruce Poissonnier of Anson; three daughters, Linda Poissonnier and Judy Munns both of Anson and Theresa Carrigan of Madison; a brother, Clarence Poissonnier of Anson; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Notre Dame Church, 112 Silver St., Waterville. Committal prayers with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wed., Dec. 5, 2012 at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. Condolences may be expressed at gallantfh.com.