PRESQUE ISLE - It is with great sorrow that the family of Paul D. McCrossin, announce his death Dec. 22, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 28, 1941, in Presque Isle, to Grover and Eunice (Bean) McCrossin.
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Paul served in the U.S. Navy, and returned home to work for the Caribou and Presque Isle police department for 24 years, retiring as a sergeant in 1990. Paul was never far from the farm, growing potatoes or cutting hay, tending to the garden or raspberry patch, or raising livestock and horses. He will be missed by his horse, Jane. Paul was a great fan of the outdoors, hunting and fishing all of his life. He was very close to his family and he cherished the time they all spent together.
Paul is survived by his wife, Linda (Doody) McCrossin of Presque Isle; and three children, Lori and Thomas Thibodeau of Presque Isle, Paula McCrossin and Robert Bruce of Fort Fairfield, and Patrick McCrossin and Helen Fox of East Millinocket. "Papa" is survived by his grandchildren, Jill and Jeff Willette of Presque Isle, Kelly and Jay Lamoreau of Castle Hill, and Brooke and Dustin McCrossin of Yarmouth; and by great-grandsons, Noah Willette of Presque Isle, and Jack and Tucker Lamoreau of Castle Hill. Paul is also survived by a brother, Gary McCrossin and wife, Barbara, of Woodland; along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents. The family wishes to thank the extraordinary nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center Critical Care Unit for their support and loving care of Paul and his family.
Per Paul's wishes, there will be no services at this time. There will be a private committal service in the spring. Online condolences may be expressed at
"There's an empty chair at the table that no one else can fill."
Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 24, 2012