LINCOLN - Sonny Arnold, age 88, passed away on February 14,2015, at Penobscot Valley Hospital with his family at his side. Sonny was born in Washington, Connecticut, on January 10, 1927 to Corbett T. Arnold, Sr. and Frances (Nagle)Arnold.
Beginning in 1945, Sonny served as a medic and a pharmacist mate in the U.S. Navy. Two years later he married the love of his life, Christine (Lyons) Arnold. Though Sonny had spent time growing up in Germantown, Pennsylvania; Ellsworth Falls; and Enfield; he settled down with Christine in Lincoln.There he became a quality control supervisor at LP&P.
Sonny loved life and people in general, and his entire family beyond all else. He had a passion for watching the Red Sox with Christine which was out done only by his love for God. As a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, Sonny sang for years in the choir and even though there was never a hymn which was not his favorite, he created a CD of those he liked best to sing. He loved to write, especially about his family's history, and enjoyed doing the daily crossword puzzle. Sonny spent hours with the Boy Scouts and was so happy that his namesake would soon be earning his Eagle Badge. For years his beautiful penmanship was a welcome sight on church "Get Well" cards, and when Sonny was in the mood to reminisce, it
was "pull up a chair and listen" time. He always had a smile and never spoke ill of people.
Missing him the most will be his wife of 65 years, Christine; his son Bruce, wife Marie, and their children Corbett and Elise of Lincoln; his son Robert, wife Rachel, their children Katie and Christopher of Lincoln and Robbie, his wife Stefanie and their children Mahailia and Elijah of Passadumkeag; his son James, wife Linda, and their children Bradley and Tyler of Lincoln; and his daughter Suzanne Roux, fiancee Michael Gerity, and children Joshua and Nicholas Roux of Sanford. Sonny is also survived by his sister Dorothy Thurlow of Enfield and sister-in-law Margaret Babineau of Fort Fairfield, as well as, many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, as well as, his sisters Ruth Arnold, Betty Lancaster, and Margaret Watts.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, February 16th at Clay Funeral Home, Lee Road in Lincoln. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday the 17th at 1 p.m. with Pastor Bruce Young and Pastor Cheryl Stratton officiating. Spring interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery.
Those who wish to share in the remembrance of Sonny may do so by donating to the United Methodist Church of Lincoln Choir Fund or the Fuel Assistance Program, 16 Lee Road, Lincoln,
Maine 04457. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.