BANGOR - Galen L. Malenfant, 64, died unexpected Dec. 26, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 16, 1948, son of Eldage J. and Priscilla (Belanger) Malenfant.
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Galen attended Caribou High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969, and was Vietnam veteran. Galen received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He enjoyed building and fixing TVs and electronic equipment. During his career he worked in the oil fields of Texas and as a truck driver for Western Slope Co. Galen was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a loyal friend.
Galen is survived by his wife of four years, Patricia (Civiello) Hardy; son, Jeffrey Malenfant and significant other, Melissa F., of Veazie; daughter, Wendy Hadley and husband, Dustin, of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Mariah and Austin Hadley; two stepchildren, Jeffrey Toole and fiancee, Jennifer Lamper, of New Hampshire, and Benjamin Toole and significant other, Kimberly Smith, of Bangor; five brothers, Robert Malenfant and wife, Elaine of Caribou, Gary Malenfant and wife, Nancy, of Caribou, Gregory Malenfant and wife, Karen, of Caribou, Philip Malenfant and wife, Marie, of Alaska, and William Malenfant and wife, Mary-Jean, of Massachusetts; three sisters, Phyllis Malenfant and significant other, Robert Shelton, of New Mexico, Joyce Johnston of Caribou, and Patricia Jackson and husband, Helston, of Caribou; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sheila and Larry Meyer of Old Town. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Debra (St. Louis) Malenfant.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 31, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John Roman Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments after the service at the church hall. Spring interment will be held at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. Those who wish to remember Galen in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 3151, Togus, ME 04330-3151. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
133 Center Street Bangor, ME 04401
Published in BDN Maine from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2012