YORK BEACH, ME: Claude R. Avoine, 71, of York Beach, Maine, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 11, 2016, following a long illness. He is survived by Marie, his wife of 46 years.
Claude was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, son of Henri Avoine and Jeannette Luneau Avoine. He immigrated to the United States in 1962 where he became a glazier and later a professional house painter. He lived for many years in Londonderry, N.H., retiring to York Beach.
He was passionate about his native country and proud of his heritage. His many interests included gardening, antiquing, collecting American, Canadian and Czech Republic stamps, making puzzles, and repairing clocks. At his request there will be no funeral service.
Published on  January 28, 2016