FRENCHVILLE – George E. “Pit” Sirois died July 17, 2008, at a Fort Kent hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Frenchville, the son of Emile and Lydia (Cyr) Sirois. He graduated from Mada-waska High School and Welding School, Pittsfield, Mass. George joined the Civil Conservation Corps, Camden and Calais. He served in the Navy for two and one half years during World War II, aboard the USS Lst 285. He participated in the invasion of Normandy and Southern France, 1943-1946. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 145 and the oldest member. He belonged to Frenchville Volunteer Fire Deptartment, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters. He retired in 1978 as a welder and pipefitter. He enjoyed reading the daily newspaper and made woodworking projects for his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Agathe (Pelletier) Sirois of Frenchille; five sons, Paul of Bristol, Conn., Robert and his wife, Diane, of Frisco, Texas, Richard and his wife, Marilyn, of Plainville, Conn., Donald of New Britain, Conn., and David and his wife, Carie, of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Pauline Gregoire of East Hartford, Conn., and Diane and her husband, Claude Dionne, of Madawaska; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Roger Sirois of Manchester, Conn.; and one sister, Annette Pelletier of Newington, Conn.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters, Yvette, Sister Emile D. W., Juliette and Gilberte; and two brothers, Reno and Roland. Friends and relatives may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday until the time of services at Michaud Funeral Home, St. Agatha. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Frenchville, with the Rev. Phil Cyr officiating. Burial will be at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Caribou. For those who desire, donations may be made to Daughters of Wisdom, 385 Ocean Ave., Islip, NY 11751-4600 or a charity of your choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.