BANGOR – Alcide H. Poulin, 88, of Winslow and Bangor, died April 15, 2008, at a Bangor hospital from complications of pneumonia and heart failure. Al was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Winslow, the son of Charles and Antoinette (Tanguay) Poulin. He attended Winslow schools and graduated in 1937 from Winslow High School, where he was active in many sports, including basketball, track, baseball and football. He married Mary Ferran, Sept. 27, 1941, and they made their home in Winslow until moving to Brewer in 2003. Al and Mary were a loving couple who devoted themselves to their family. He was a devout Catholic and a lifelong communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Winslow. Al was widowed in 2004 after 62 years of marriage. In 2007, he moved to Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as an air traffic controller and achieved the rank of second lieutenant. His tour of duty in Brazil was an important part of his time in the service, about which he reminisced often. Alcide’s occupations included radio repairman and papermill worker at Hollingsworth and Whitney mill, until he joined his brother, Leo, in his construction business, Leo F. Poulin Co. Al’s hands built countless quality homes in the Winslow/Water-ville area. Throughout his life, Al was active in his community and church. He served on the town budget committee, town recreation committee, parish council and school building committees of the towns of Winslow and St. John Parish. He was a dedicated CCD teacher, a member of VFW and American Legion and a past president of Winslow Chapter of Dollars for Scholars. We will remember Al as a leader and an excellent role model, demonstrating priorities of family, kindness, generosity, compassion, perseverance and understanding. He had a strong work ethic and at the same time relished playful and relaxing activities. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, bowling, fishing, playing cribbage and other card games. He took a great deal of pleasure in music and dancing. Al truly loved life with an unparalleled zest and repeatedly said that he was “goin’ for 100.” He loved people and reached out to them in many ways. He had many dear friends, old and new. He consistently showed his pride in his family and openly loved them. Al was predeceased by his wife, Mary; parents; sisters, Beatrice, Fernande, Lucille, Adeline, Jeanne; his brothers, Leo, Albert, Donald, Reginald; and an infant daughter, Catherine. He will be missed by five children, David and wife, Zaida, of Lakeland, Fla., Douglas and wife, Mary, of Hampden, Anne Cosbey and husband, Ken Osburn, of Albuquerque, N.M., Lucille and husband, Chris Osterbauer, of Ellsworth and Eileen and husband, Richard McGuire, of Brunswick; 11 grandchildren, Derek, Karen, Justin, Jessie, Jennifer, Brian, Kiona, Ben, Patrick, Sean and Meghan; eight great-grand-children, many nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by his surviving sisters, Gertrude Donahue and Theresa Mathieu and her husband, Norman, all of Win-slow. The family expresses special thanks to the staff at Maine Veterans’ Home, who embraced Al like family, who kept him dancing and smiling, and encouraged his ongoing passion for life. The family conveys deep appreciation for the sensitive care and attention provided by Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Grant 6 staff. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Veilleux’s Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at St. John the Baptist Church, Winslow. There will be a reception and celebration of Al’s life immediately after at St. John’s school cafeteria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Maine Veterans’ Home Activities Department, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401.