Gary's Story

Oxford and Corinna - Gary Leroy Garcelon, 81, passed away peacefully August 30, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born July 15, 1935, in Houlton, ME, to Cecil and Dorothea (Lovely) Garcelon. He was the youngest of three sons.
Gary graduated from Houlton High School in 1953 and was drafted into the United States Army. While in the service, he played in the US Army band in front of President Eisenhower and State Hood for Hawaii. He returned to Houlton and attended Ricker Classical Institute for two years. He was employed with the Department of Transportation for 25 years as Inspector of roads and bridges, was the Director of Public Works in Millinocket, ME, three times, and worked for Wright-Pierce for 15years as Project Manager on projects throughout Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
Gary married Sandra Wentworth on August 16, 1963, at the Methodist church in Corinna, ME. He had four children. Gary was also a brother of the Masonic Lodge #206 in Island Falls, ME, for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra (Wentworth) Garcelon; daughters, Tanya and her husband, Reverend Sterling Lawrence of Oakfield, and Andrea Campbell and Brent Dubois of Levant; sons, Charles Garcelon and Cindy Boyd of Hermon, Mark and his wife, Tess Garcelon of Jay; seven grandchildren, Ryan Lawrence, Lindsey Aggen, Brock Campbell, Kate and husband, Tyler Secord, Kaleb Campbell, Cassie Garcelon, Katrina Boulay; and one great-grandson, Samuel Aggen; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gary was pre-deceased by his parents, brothers, Cecil Garcelon Jr., and Harol Garcelon; and his son-in-law, Gary Campbell.
A graveside service will be held at the Morses Corner Cemetery, Exeter Road in Corinna, ME on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 12 noon.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.
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