- Norman 'Eli' Lee, 88, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, October 27, 2017. Eli was born on October 5, 1929, the son of Roy and Lexie (Muncey) Lee of Danforth. Eli grew up in Danforth one of thirteen children. Eli was proud to have served his country in the Army during the Korean War. On November 8, 1957, Eli married the love of his life, his wife of nearly 60 years, Mary (Mailman) Lee. Together they had three children, Carrie, Dale Ann, and Kevin.
Eli was employed by the Town of Mattawamkeag and the State of Maine. He later retired from the Maine DOT. In his retirement, Eli enjoyed working for his friend Bion Tolman of Tolman Construction. Eli had a passion for Red Sox Baseball and the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as much as possible. Most recently, Eli and his wife, Mary could be found almost daily riding the dirt roads and trails on his new ATV. Everyone will remember Eli as a caring and generous man who loved his entire family more than life itself.
Eli was predeceased by his parents; one daughter, Carrie; his brothers, Brydon Lee, Delmont Lee, Larry Lee; sisters, Gladys Cropley and Una Cropley. In addition to his wife Mary Lee, Eli is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dale Ann Lee and Jeff Lane of Alton; son and companion, Kevin Lee and Celina Curtis of Lincoln; grandchildren, Travis Lee and wife, Kimberly Lee of Glenburn, Mackenzie Lee, Hunter Lee, Alexandria Curtis; great-grandchildren, Jenna Jameson and his namesake Eli Lee, "the little fella". He is also survived by his sisters, Violet Shaw, Lola Spinney, Leone Cropley, and Audrey Hall; his brothers, Chet Lee, Roy Lee and wife, Della, Darrell Lee; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a very special family friend Bessie Kelsey.
Friends and family may visit Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 12-2 p.m. followed by a celebration of Eli's life at Clay Funeral Home, Lee Road, Lincoln.
Eli will be laid to rest in Danforth Cemetery with a family burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eli's name to the Maine Chapter 383 of the Alzheimer's Association, US RT1 Suite 2C Scarborough, Maine 04074. Online condolences may be expressed at clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 31, 2017