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NEWPORT Michael Raymond Roussin, 50, died March 26, 2005 at a Pittsfield hospital following a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born June 18, 1954 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a son of Raymond and Evelyn (Thompson) Roussin. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1973, and received an Associate Degree from Bangor Community College. Mike was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Newport, and was a lieutenant and dedicated member of the Newport Fire Department since June 1973. He will also be remembered as an avid hunter and for his active service with the Boy Scouts. He had been employed at Gilman Electric and most recently, Paris Farmers Union in Newport, retiring due to failing health.

In addition to his mother, Evelyn Roussin, he is survived by a brother Timothy and wife Patricia Roussin, all of Newport; a sister Gail Roussin of Lyman; a former sister-in-law, Luane Roussin; aunts June Thompson of Auburn, Margie Barcus of Florida, and Pixie Roussin of South Carolina; several cousins; nieces and nephews, Alicia, Robert, Justin, Julia, and Benjamin; great nieces Alexis and Shaelyn; his dog Jewells; and special friends Frank Schoenthaler, Elizabeth Jones, Rick Turner and Greg Buckland.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. Funeral services with full fire department honors will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, March 30th, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove Street, Newport, with Pastor George Finnemore officiating. Burial will follow at the family lot, Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Fire Department Fire and Rescue Fund, 27 Water Street, Newport, ME 04953.

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