- Francis Bernard Spire joined his heavenly father August 26, 2017, at the Togus hospice unit. His remains have been laid to rest at the VA cemetery in Augusta. A celebration of this gentle giant's life will be held at Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St., in Bangor, on Saturday, September 2, at 2 p.m.
Francis born April 8, 1952, and was raised in Parnell, MO, by his parents, Bernard and Agnes Spire. He left his home to serve proudly in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1978.
The past 9 years Francis lived in Sunbury Village. He prided himself for remembering every person's name there, and is greatly missed by staff and residents alike. His favorite activity was Wii Bowling and making many strikes for his team.
Francis is survived by his sister, Mary Moore; his brother-in-law, Dennis Mills; nephews and niece, Alex, Joseph and Jessica Moore; plus many dear friends, including Bobbi Bergmooser, who showed Francis much care during the past two years.
Francis's love of helping other can be honored by donations in his name to: Wreaths Across America,
PO Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623. Such donations will honor fallen veterans, as well as help with transportation expenses associated with medical appointments for veterans.
Published on  September 1, 2017