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HOWLAND - Gerald "Dippy" Faloon, 83 went home to be with the Lord on July 5, 2015 at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He was born on October 31, 1931. The son of Lloyd and Aurilea (Ewing) Faloon.

Gerald was married to his wife Annette for 51 years in 1956. Together they raised five children.

In 1954, he held the title of Sargent in the United States Army. He was a longtime employee of HE Sargents Co. retiring after more than 50 years of employment. He enjoyed many hobbies in his lifetime, especially his love for flying. In the late 70's he became a private pilot and owned his own airplane. In his later years he enjoyed his daily visits to the 95er, where he would sit and talk for hours. He loved to spoil his dog Nancy with special treats. She would light up when he entered the room and kept Gerald companying after the passing of his wife in 2007.

Gerald is survived by his three daughters Terry McEwen and her husband Scott of Lincoln, Linda Grinnell and her husband Mike of Milo, Carol Dawson and her husband Dwight of Howland, a son, Glenn Faloon and his wife Julie of Howland. He had 14 grandchildren, Troy Crocker and wife Amanda, Drew and Lauryn Bellatty, Dustin and Lucas Grinnell, Ashley and Derek Dawson, Rachael Hallett, Sarah Jackson and husband Josh, Jerry and Matthew Faloon, Nicholas Faloon and wife Carrie, Jessica Dawson and husband Wyatt and Harrison McEwen. He had 12 great-grandchidren with one being very special and close, Ryan Dawson. A sister Beryl and husband Kenny of Lowell. Besides his parents he was predeceased by, his wife Annette (Weymouth) Faloon, and his son Jerry "Jed" Faloon, his brothers, Randall and Mauwin, and a sister Elaine Nason.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Howland Cemetery, with the Rev. Dale Chasse officiating

Anyone who wish may make donations in Gerald's memory to the Maine Veterans Home Activities Fund. 44 Hogan Road Bangor Maine, 04401. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone at the Maine Veterans home especially the dementia unit for the outstanding care Gerald received during his stay. It takes a special person to be a caregiver.
Published on  July 7, 2015
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