Obituary: Dustin Paul Allard –

Dustin Paul Allard

PORTLAND – Dustin Paul Allard, 21, of Monmouth, died unexpectedly on January 18, 2023.

He was born March 3, 2001, to Gary P. and Tammy M. (Lause) Allard in Lewiston. Dustin graduated from Gardiner Area High School and was in his last semester of his senior year at Thomas College in Waterville, where he majored in business administration.

Dustin worked as a real estate agent with the Fontaine Family of Realtors in Auburn, he was a babysitter at Atwood After School Care through the Alfond Youth and Community Center of Greater Waterville in Oakland, and he was going through the hiring process to become a police officer with the Oakland Police Department . Becoming a law enforcement officer was Dustin’s lifelong dream, and on the day he died, he completed the Physical Fitness Test and ALERT at the Police Academy.

Growing up, Dustin was active in sports playing hockey for Maranacook Youth Hockey, Auburn Youth Hockey, Portland Junior Pirates Travel, Gardiner Youth Hockey and two years for Gardiner High School. He ran cross country and played soccer for one year while in high school, but his true love was being on the tennis team all four years and was #1 and captain of the team his senior year and played one year of tennis at Thomas College before deciding to focus on his studies. While in high school, he was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, something he and his family were very proud of.

Dustin had an eternal love for his dog Nellie and loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed being active in skiing, hunting, target shooting, knee riding, hiking and lots of hockey. He was a vibrant young man who made a lasting impression on everyone he met and worked with. He loved life every day and had a dream of a career in law enforcement and eventually moving out west to live on a ranch.

He was known as a strong role model and was always loved by children. He cherished the time he spent with his cousins ​​and playing with their children. Dustin had a work ethic that isn’t seen much anymore and was a consummate gentleman. He always said he felt he was “born in the wrong generation”.

Dustin is survived by his parents, Gary and Tammy Allard of Monmouth; grandparents, Robert and Jackie Allard of Lewiston and Peter Lause of Lewiston; godparents Bob and Lori Allard of Levant; aunt, Katherine Lause (Jonathan) of Lewiston; first cousins ​​Randy Allard (Morgan Bradley) of Orrington, Jason and Shannon Allard of Levant; second cousins ​​Isaac, Caleb, Wyatt, Olivia and Levi; and his best friend Nellie, his dog.

He was predeceased by his grandmother, Elisa Laws of Lewiston.

The family invites you to a visitation time to celebrate Dustin’s life on Saturday, January 28th from 9:30am to 12pm, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life Service at The Fortin Group Auburn, 217 Turner St., Auburn. A dedication service will be held following the celebration of life at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dustin’s name to The Boys & Girls Club Alfond Youth & Community Center by visiting, please check “other” Aftercare Program.

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