Leo James Grivois

OAKLAND – Leo James Grivois, 91, of Oakland passed away at his home on Aug. 17, 2021.He was born in Waterville on Jan. 21, 1930, the son of the late Arthur and Mabel (Beaulieu) Grivois.Leo worked in the woods for many years, from the 1940s using bucksaws and horses to yard out the wood, to later in his career using chainsaws and skidders. He later worked as a custodian at the Mesalonskee School District, retiring in 2009.He enjoyed auctions, lawn sales, fairs and loved showing his horses.Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ruth M. (Corey) Grivois; his siblings, Mary Corbin, Edwina Gendreaur, Armond Grivois and Harold Grivois.Leo will be sadly missed by his children, David J. Grivois and his wife, Diane of Oakland, Gary R. Grivois and his wife, Lynne of Winthrop, and Victor R. Grivois and his wife, Brenda of Waterville; his siblings, Gerald Grivois of Oakland and Gloria Reeves and her husband, Chuck of Utah; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 25 at Lewis Cemetery in Oakland.An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.comArrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

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