Frank's Story

DOVER-FOXCROFT - Frank W. Weston, 77, died December 29, 2015, at the Weston family farm, after a truly courageous battle with cancer. He was born on March 24, 1938 in Dover-Foxcroft, the youngest of four sons born to Malcolm and Calista (Bridges) Weston.

The family moved to Fairfield where Frank attended public schools, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1955. He married the absolute love of his life, Lois Tanner of Canaan, ME on March 8th, 1957. They were inseparable for 55 years until her passing in 2012.

Frank's working career covered many jobs including the farm industry, Harris Baking and later he moved into building supplies. He worked for Wirthmore Stores in Pittsfield, as Executive Vice-President of Better Homes, Inc. in Bangor and retired as Store Manager of Agway in Detroit, ME in 2000.

Frank's outside interests included first and foremost and until the moment he passed, his family. His ready smile and warm personality endeared him to all. As a talented woodworker he made lovely furniture for his family. He was also a proud member and past President of the Kennebec Valley Chordsmen, a chapter of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. He truly enjoyed barbershop singing and contributed both his beautiful voice and building talents for show props. He also joined two singing groups in Dover, The Yesteryear Music Makers and The High Hope Singers, performing at many nursing homes and churches. He made many cherished, lifelong friends while singing. During hunting season he could be found at the family's hunting camp in Buttermilk with his brothers, uncles, cousins and nephews.

After retirement he moved from the home he built in Canaan to return to the family farm in Dover-Foxcroft. He volunteered at the Mayo Memorial Hospital until his health declined, where he made many more friendships with coworkers and patients.

His family extends heartfelt gratitude to Dave and Sue Leland for your many visits and loving support. Dr. Kenneth Baker and his office manager, Ginny, who make patients feel like family. Also to the Doctors and Staff at The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care. Our thanks to Jasper Farrington and Gordon Kenyon and all the Kennebec Valley Chordsmen who visited and continued to keep a song in his heart. And last but not least, Pam, Jeanette, Laura and the caregivers at CHCS Home Health and Hospice Services who have helped Dad and his children deal with this final transition at home.

Frank is survived by his children, Sandra Corcoran, Cheryl Doyon and husband Norman, and Bruce Weston and wife Shelley, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Frank's life will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 2, 2016, at the Dover-Foxcroft Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Stevens. A gathering and refreshments will follow in the church meeting room. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Gray Cemetery in Dover-Foxcroft. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Condolences may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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