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SCARBOROUGH AND DEXTER, Lawrence Joseph Vigue, 74, died Saturday, September 1, 2001 at Pine Point Nursing Center following a short illness. He was born in Dexter, February 17, 1927, the son of Rudolph and Antoinette (LaRochelle) Vigue. He was educated in the Dexter school system. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, as a member of the US Navy. In 1948, he married Beverly Rita Clukey. He and his wife had just moved to Saco recently as full time residents after wintering in Spring Hill, Florida for 24 years. Lawrence joined the Maine State Police in 1955 and patrolled the Bangor-Dexter, Newport area upon graduating from the Maine State Police Academy. He was then assigned to Troop D in Thomaston, patrolling the Bath-Brunswick area. In 1964, he was assigned to Troop C in the Skowhegan area. Shortly after that, he became a detective with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and in 1970 was promoted to sergeant. He was trained in arson and fire investigation at Rutgers University and was a member of the New England Association Fire Marshals. At Harvard Medical School, he was trained in homicide investigation, and he was further educated in narcotics and organized crime through the New England State Police Association. He was chosen to attend The Command Institute through the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management at Babson College. After his retirement from the Maine State Police in 1975, he was a security instructor at CMVTI. He was Past-President of the Maine State Police Retirees Association, a member of the Farmington Elks Lodge #2430, former member of the St. Joan of Ark Council of the Knights of Columbus #11317 in Spring Hill, Florida. He was a communicant of Notre Dame Church in Saco.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years; two daughters and their husbands, Diane and Dale Carstens of Saco and Kathy and Don Arsenault of Lewiston; four grandsons, Jeffrey and Michael Carstens of Saco, and Jason and Christopher Gousse of Lewiston.

Friends may call Wednesday 6-8 PM at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Dexter. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 AM Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Dexter with Rev. Raymond Morency officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine State Trooper's Association, P.O. Box 2741, Augusta, ME 04330.

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