Dr. Lawrence A. Nadeau ’49

Dr. Lawrence A. Nadeau ’49 died Sept. 17, 2009, in Auburn, Maine.

He was born in Lewiston on September 30, 1924, and prepared for college at Lewiston High School. He attended Mississippi State College before serving as a navigator in the Army Air Corps, then graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, and from Tufts University Medical School in 1953. He did his residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, Mass., and one year of internship, one year of residency, and three years of radiology at Veterans Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Mass. He returned to Lewiston to work as a radiologist at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center for more than 30 years, including a term as president of the St. Mary’s medical staff. He was a Fellow of the American College of Radiology; a member of the New England Roentgen Ray Society; former president of the Maine Radiological Society; and a member of the American, Maine and Androscoggin medical associations. He was a 20-year participant in the Harvard Study, and was certified to practice medicine until his death. He also was a supporter of the Lewiston Public Library, serving as chairman of the building committee from 1967 to 1969, then as a trustee in the 1970s. He was a nature lover who enjoyed identifying and photographing birds and wild flowers. He was a member of the Stanton Bird Club for more than 20 years, becoming an honorary director and life member. He won several ribbons for his nature photography as a member of the Lewiston Auburn Camera Club. He loved his home on Cobbosseecontee Lake, where he was an avid bass fisherman. He is survived by Muriel D. Goulet Nadeau, his wife of 61 years; two sons, Michael L. Nadeau and Daniel R. Nadeau; two daughters, Gisele M. Nadeau and Rachel Nadeau Lutts; and five grandchildren.