GREENVILLE JUNCTION - Harry S. Genest, 85, died Jan. 3, 2013, at C.A. Dean Hospital, Greenville. He was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Greenville, the son of Fred and Hilda (Breau) Genest.
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Harry grew up in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School, class of 1948. He joined the Army in 1950 and was stationed in Germany. After being discharged from the Army in 1952, he worked as an iron worker for the next 30 years, and was a member of Iron Worker's Local No. 496. He traveled extensively, working as a welder, connector and rigger. He and his wife, Mary (Ryder) Genest were married in 1953, and together they owned and operated Greenwood Motel from 1968 to 1980. After that, they went to Florida for 24 winters.
He was predeceased by his parents; a brother and his wife, Fred Jr. and Thelma; a brother, Dana; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Carr. He will be missed by his wife, Mary of Greenville Junction; a sister, Virginia Carr of South Portland; a sister-in-law, Vella Crossman of Greenville; a brother-in-law, Win "Bub" Ryder of Veazie; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Greenville Chapel of Crosby & Neal, located in the Masonic building in Greenville, with Pastor Marilyn Rhodin officiating. Spring burial will be at Greenville Cemetery. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at C.A. Dean Hospital for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to C.A. Dean Hospital, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 4, 2013