Eugene L. Lufkin

October 01, 1913
- July 30, 2006

LAGRANGE AND OLD TOWN - Eugene L. Lufkin, 92, died peacefully July 30, 2006, at Brewer Rehabilitation and Living Center, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 15, 1913, in Woodland, the son of Edward and Johanna (Nelson) Lufkin. He was a loving and devoted husband for 57 years to Velma (Plourde) Lufkin, prior to her death in 1998. He was a strong family man who cherished time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He grew up and spent his early working years in Aroostook County doing woods work and farm work. After moving to LaGrange in 1941, he worked for Kroemer Farms and then as a self-employed woods contractor for nearly 50 years, working into his late 70s. He was a dedicated member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Derby for many years and a charter member of Father James Daly Knights of Columbus Council No. 6559. For the past six years he was a well known and much loved resident of Marsh Island Apartments in Old Town, where he will be sadly missed by many friends as well as both his brothers. He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends alike for his kindness and his sense of humor. He is survived by four sons, Gerald L. and Betty (Heath) Lufkin of East Millinocket, Carroll N. and Diane (Thurlow) Lufkin of Mattawamkeag, Clyde M. and Cathy (Rogers) Lufkin of East Millinocket and Scott W. Lufkin of LaGrange; two daughters, Orilla M. and Robert Dionne of Old Town, Pamela J. and Christopher Loughlin of Machias; two brothers, George and Mildred (Plourde) Lufkin and Miles Lufkin, both of Old Town; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Velma, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Annie Loughlin. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at St. Francis Xavier and Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Milo. Interment will be in the family lot at Hillcrest Cemetery, LaGrange. After the committal service, a time of fellowship and a luncheon will be held at the Masonic Hall in LaGrange. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Marsh Island Activity Fund, care of Old Town Housing Authority, P.O. Box 404, Old Town, ME 04468.

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