SIDNEY - Fernand Joseph 'Bill' Gagne, 84, of Sidney and formerly of Augusta, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at the V.A. Medical Center at Togus. \r\r\n\r\r\nBill was born in Lewiston March 16, 1925, the son of Alfred and Marie Ann (Poulin) Gagne. He attended Cony High School, leaving to join the Army and fight in World War II. He was part of the First Infantry Division and received several decorations during the war, including the Bronze Star for meritorious service. When he returned, following the war, Bill worked at Vin Dunn Cement for a number of years and then at Coronco Corporation for over 27 years until his retirement in 1980. He also drove a school bus for the city of Augusta for many years. Bill was an accomplished carpenter, mechanic, plumber, electrician and wood cutter. \r\r\n\r\r\nBill was married to Madaline (Maxim) Gagne for 62 years until her death in 2006. Mr. Gagne was a member of American Legion Post 2 in Augusta. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. \r\r\n\r\r\nBill was predeceased by his wife; a sister, Theresa Gagne and three brothers, Lionel, Thomas, and Albert 'Pete' Gagne. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe is survived by two sons, Terry Gagne and his wife, Karen (Hatch) Gagne, of Sidney and Douglas W. Gagne and his wife, Diane, of Sidney; four grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Sam, and Nick Gagne along with several nieces and nephews. \r\r\n\r\r\nRelatives and friends may visit at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church at a time to be announced. Burial will be at the New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. \r\r\n\r\r\nCondolences may be sent to the family through www.khrfuneralhomes.com.