Ellsworth and Portage Lake
- Adrian Belanger Sr. passed away on December 12, 2016, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth. He was born in Wallagrass on November 6, 1933, the son of Edmund and Juliette Belanger.
He was married to his beloved wife Patricia who passed away on July 14, 2014. Together they raised their family of eight children at their family home in Portage Lake. Adrian was a truck driver for over 30 years at Pinkham Lumber Co. Upon retiring he stayed busy driving for Pine tree, Graham farms and working at Maine Woods Co in Portage. He also kept busy afterwards by being caretaker at their retirement home in Fort Kent. He always had a smile and the time to talk to whoever he met.
Adrian was active in his Parish in Portage, being a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, serving on the parish council, and helping maintain the grounds and buildings of the Parish. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry, family gatherings, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving him are his brother Roger of Biddeford, his daughter Paula of Kenduskeag, sons Adrian Jr. and Sheila, Ronald and Julie, and Darryl all of Ashland, Larry and Chicky of Mapleton, Paul and Roberta of Portage, and Marc and Ann of Bucksport. His grandchildren Dustin, Micah, Aaron, Tyler, Curtis, Lucas, Marcus, Nicholas, Justin, Amanda, and Eric. Great grandchildren Annaleah, Emmalyn, Addilyn, Arihanna, Aidan, Adam, Carson, Owen and Jack.
In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by a son Donald, an infant daughter, and grandson Jason. He was also predeceased by brothers Emile, Edgar, Claude, Edmund Jr., sisters Claudette, Bernadette, and Simone.
A graveside service will be held May 8, 2017, at St. Mary Cemetery, Eagle Lake, with a celebration of life to follow. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent.