BANGOR – Jean Maurice Grondin, 90, died Feb. 11, 2006, at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Cookshire, Quebec, Canada, the son of George A. and Alice (Dumont) Grondin. Jean was a graduate of Lancaster Academy in New Hampshire. He served his country in World War II and received five battle stars during the European Theatre of Operation. In 1954, he graduated from Marquette University. Jean retired from the Maine National Guard as a warrant officer in 1975. He enjoyed golfing with Central and Eastern Maine Seniors where he was a course rater and ranger. Jean retired from hockey at age 73. In Boston Garden in 1940, his team won the AAU Tournament by winning three games in one day. He was a goal judge for many years for the University of Maine. Jean was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish, Bangor. He was also a 71-year member of the Knights of Columbus and an honorary member of the University of Maine M Club. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Eleanor (Sweeney) Grondin; stepson, Charles R. “Nick” Bearce; stepgrandchildren, Nicholas and wife, Amy and Alice; a daughter-in-law, Ann Bearce, all of Raymond; a sister, Rita Grondin of Lancaster, N.H.; great-grandchildren twins, Elizabeth and Laura; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a stepson, Arthur B. Bearce; a brother, Gaston P. Eugene Grondin; five sisters, Theresa, Geraldine, Marguerite, Jeanette and Jacqueline. Friends are invited to meet with the family 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a prayer service being held 7:30 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus, Bangor Council No. 114 and Assembly No. 339, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 754 Ohio St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the parish hall of St. Mary’s Church following the service. Interment will be at a later date at Nicolin Cemetery, North Ellsworth. Gifts in Jean’s memory may be made to Hospice of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Healthcare Park, 900 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 or to University of Maine, Arthur Boyden Bearce Scholarship Fund, Development Office, 101 College Ave., Orono, ME 04473.