Denis M. Rioux

WINSLOW – Denis M. Rioux, 70, of Winslow died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. He was born in Jackman, Maine on July 20, 1952, son of Henri and Hélène (Bernier) Rioux. He attended St. Anthony School in Jackman, Mount Assumption high school in Plattsburg, N.Y., and graduated from St. Francis College in Biddeford, Maine, in 1974. He played football and ran track.

He worked as a UPS driver for 25 years until his retirement. He was a union steward for many of those years traveling many evenings and weekends performing union tasks.

Denis always enjoyed football, skiing, and the outdoors. He would feed the birds and squirrels that came to the tree at the front of his home. He had an enormous amount of compassion and sensitivity. He gave generously to many charities.

He was predeceased in death by his parents, aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his brother Marcel Rioux, his sister Marie-Line Rioux, CSJ, a special cousin Monique (Henry), and cousin Gerald, as well as an extended family of cousins. He had a wonderful friend, Bob Delisle. They took walks and talked about the world and how it had changed. Bob states ‘I was proud to have had him for a friend, more of a brother in every sense’. Denis touched many and will be greatly missed.

Please join us for a gathering at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville on Monday evening December 19 from 7 to 9 p.m., and for a celebration of Denis’ life at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville on Tuesday, December 20, at 10 a.m., followed by a reception.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at

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