Forest's Story

TRENTON - Forest Hilton Hanscom, Jr., 75, left us on May 17, after being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer three weeks prior. Born in Lincoln, Maine to Forest H. & Edith (Farnsworth) Hanscom, Sr., Hilton graduated from Lee Academy.

Hilton co-owned and operated The Green Moth Store & Cabins in Trenton, with his wife, Carlene, for over 20 years. After their "retirement" from the store, he went on to work for Bar Harbor Public Works until his retirement in 2009.

Hilton loved his family, friends, stock car racing, baseball, the woods and ocean. He loved telling stories about driving truck, racing the 8 Ball car on the dirt track at Graham Lake & things that happened at the store.

Hilton is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carlene (Grant); daughter, Lisa Ellen & son in law, Todd Winger; brother, Floyd & wife, Roberta; brothers in laws - Herbert Grant & Joel and Tammy Grant; Aunt Virginia Farnsworth; a special cousin, Pam Farnsworth; good friends - Kelton & Janet Muise, Robert & Marsha Carter and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be celebration of Hilton's life on Sunday, June 5th, 12 - 3 p.m. at the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trenton Vol. Fire Department, "42 Fire Truck Restoration Project, 59 Oak Point Rd, Trenton Maine 04605.
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