Paul A. Caouette
Paul A. Caouette
  • December 15, 1955 - April 23, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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Auburn- Paul "Bud Caouette, 61 of Auburn died Sunday, April(23, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, with his loving family at his side, after a courageous battle and hard fought fight with cancer. He was born in Lewiston on December 15, 1955 a son of the late William and Rose (Theriault) Caouette. He was educated in Auburn Schools and graduated from Edward Little High School class of 1974. He attended Bentley College and then served his country in the US Marines. Bud married his true love, the former Penny Dickinson on May 23, 1981, and together they spent 35 amazing years together. He was a police officer for 25 years, the last 22 with the Auburn Police Department. Previously he was with the Androscoggin Sheriff's Department and Mechanic Falls Police Department. He also owned Bud's Painting and other companies, where he painted, hung sheetrock, landscaped and plowed. Bud also was a motorcycle instructor and in 2004 opened the now named Auburn Lewiston Driver Rider Education and drove bus for Northeast Charters. He loved all his work and took great pride in what he did. He passed this on to his two daughters and even helped one out with her newspaper routes.He was very involved with Auburn Suburban and coached his daughter's softball teams. Bud was also very active with Special Olympics, carrying the torch for many years and working with Camp Sunshine. He loved motorcycles and going for rides on his Harley with his wife and buddies. Bud was a member of the American Legion Post 153 in New Auburn. He leaves behind his wife Penny of Auburn, his two daughters Jennifer Gagnon and her husband Jason of Minot and Erin Caouette of Brunswick, his three grandchildren Abby, Colby and Ally, and his two sisters Jeanne Laliberte and husband Norm of Auburn and Anita Wood and husband Dave of Scarborough along with many nieces, nephews, family, and friends near and far. He was predeceased by two sisters Diane Doyon and her husband Joe and Pauline Caouette. Bud's family would like to send a very special thank you to the entire community, especially the cities of Auburn and Lewiston and The Auburn Police Department for all the support that was given to Team Bud over the past several months. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Bud's life by visiting his guest book at Visitation Fortin Auburn Friday April 28, from 4-8 PM. Funeral will be celebrated on Saturday April 29 at 11 AM at Central Maine Community College 1250 Turner St. Auburn ME. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to The Special Olympics of Maine 125 John Roberts Rd. #19 South Portland ME 04106 (or Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Homes Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn 783-8545.