Archives for May 9, 2012

Walter Maheux

Walter Maheux

My DadA reminder that Dad’s burial/committal service will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 10th at 11 a.m., at the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford Maine. We will be gathering afterward at Riverbend Homes (which is located across the street from the cemetery.)

Walter Marshall Maheux, 68, passed away at his home in Westbrook Maine on March 24th, 2012, with his loving family at his side.

He was born in Harmony Maine, January 6, 1944, son of William Earle Maheux and Alice Lawler. He married Dottie Melia on June 11, 1966. They were married for 45 years. Walter is survived by his wife Dottie, his children Lanna Lee Maheux-Quinn and William George Maheux, and son-in-law Edmund Charles Davis-Quinn, along with his siblings Rose, Nancy, Elizabeth, Joseph, Millie, Sara, and Herbert, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Alice and his son Marshall Walter Maheux.

A Vietnam Era Veteran, Walter was proud of his service to his country and a true patriot. After his time in the military, Walter worked as a sawyer, millwright and mill manager. He worked 20 years for Moosehead Manufacturing in Monson Maine, went on to work for Allen Rogers, Ltd. in Lewis New York. He spent two years in Russia as a consultant, and he retired as sawmill manager of Hillside Lumber in Westbrook in 2007.

A leader and mentor, Walter was a Boy Scout Leader and Town Selectman in Monson, Maine.

A loving husband and father, what Walter enjoyed most was spending time with his extended family. Every 4th of July he and Dottie would hold a cook out on 1st Davis Pond in North Guilford. “Family, that’s what it’s all about,” he said.

Since retirement, Walter worked on building a second home on land in North Guilford called Camp Cull, using as much wood and materials he could cull from scrap heaps.

The service will be on Thursday, May 10th at 11 a.m., at the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford Maine. We will be gathering afterward at Riverbend Homes (which is directly across the street.)

His obituary, in slightly altered versions, appeared on the Crosby Neal website, as well as in the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald.