Desmond's Story

DOVER-FOXCROFT - Desmond Weston Coy, 92, passed away April 28, 2016, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born May 28, 1923, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of C. Harry and Lucy E. (Weston) Coy.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Vivian Coy Currie; and his wife, Katherine Burgess Coy. Des grew up in Dover-Foxcroft where he attended local schools and graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1942. He enjoyed playing football at Foxcroft Academy and was a member of two undefeated teams, one of which was not scored on. He also enjoyed playing trumpet in the local Boy's Band. He married his high school sweetheart, Katherine Burgess, in September 1942, and they had three children, Thomas, D. Alan, and Susan Coy Grant.

Des was drafted on January 1, 1943, and served his country in the Pacific during World War II with the 63rd Air Warning Group. At the end of the war he returned to his family in Dover-Foxcroft. He worked for many years as an oil deliveryman. Des and his brother-in-law, John Sanborn, later established Coy & Sanborn Oil Co. After selling the company, Des and Kay spent many winters in Florida and Des worked summers in heating equipment and automobile sales.

Des was a member of the United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee. He and Kay were active in the 3M club at church. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge and served as a leader in Boy Scout Troop 100. His favorite place throughout his life was Sebec Lake. His father, steamboat captain Harry Coy, instilled in his son a love and respect for the lake which Des passed on to his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his three children, Des leaves behind six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the family lot in Rural Grove Cemetery at a time to be announced. Gifts in memory of Des may be sent to The Sebec Lake Association, PO Box 303, Dover-Foxcroft, 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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