SOUTH PORTLAND - Leo G. Lamontagne, 99, "The Original Resident of Betsy Ross House", of South Portland, died Monday, May 26, 2014 at Maine Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. Leo was born October 13, 1914 in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada, a son of Narrise and Anna Bolduc Lamontagne. Leo moved to Jackman as a child and attended school there until age 14. At the age of 16, Leo began working for the railroad. He retired from the Maine Central Railroad in 1976 at the age of 62. He was a long time member of the railroad union. On July 3, 1937, he married the former Yvonne M. Giroux. They were married for 68 years. In 1948, Leo and Yvonne moved the family to South Portland. He loved life there and never left. Leo was a communicant of Holy Cross Church and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time outdoors. He spent the last several years at the Betsy Ross House in South Portland. He was mentally sharp and continued with his unique sense of humor up until the end. Leo was predeceased by his wife Yvonne in 2005; five sisters, Blanche Guptill, Bertha Begin, Aldia Zelkan, Bea Larson and Simone Audet; two brothers, Hector and Paul Lamontagne; and a grandson, Adam Brochu. He is survived by three daughters, Louise Dubail and husband Robert of Waterford, CT,Diane Vance and husband Ralph of Windham, Lucie Lamontagne of Middleboro, MA; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday, May 30th from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 10:15 a.m. at the South Portland Chapel, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland. Burial will be private in the family plot at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. John Kazilionis, the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, Dr. Kurt Ebrahim, Dr. Christian Thomas, Pat Corbett in the treatment room and the residents and staff of the Betsy Ross House.Online condolences may be expressed below.