Harold's Story

BRUNSWICK - Harold Earl Lycette, 93, of Houlton, passed away Sunday June 21, 2015 at Horizon Rehabilitation Center in Brunswick. He was born in Amity, ME on September 28, 1921 a son of the late Howard and Myra (Vail) Lycette.

Harold grew up in the Amity / Houlton area and attended local schools there. He was a 1940 graduate of Ricker Classical Institute. After high school, Harold attended Ricker Jr College. He worked at Colt Manufacturing in Connecticut until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and proudly served our country in Australia during World War II. After being honorably discharged in 1945, he returned to Maine to teach refrigeration at Central Maine Trade School in Lewiston. In 1946, he moved back to the Houlton area and after machining parts for Smith's Welding Shop for a few months, got a job with V. G. Bates Company doing refrigeration work. He met Lois Bubar while working for Mr. Bates and they married in 1951. In 1952, he bought the refrigeration business from Mr. Bates and went out on his own. Their son David was born in 1953. Harold owned and operated Harold Lycette -Refrigeration Sales & Service for many years and provided both residential and commercial services in Aroostook County until he retired.

Harold will always be remembered for his love of being at camp on Drews Lake and hunting with his friends. He also enjoyed bowling, playing Bridge and entertaining family and friends at different get-togethers.

Harold is survived by his son David Lycette and his wife Twila of Lisbon Falls, his two grandchildren; Derick Lycette and Allieanna Lycette. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews; Ronnie Lycette of Amity, Roger and Sally Lycette of Bangor, George and Sharon Lycette of Hodgdon, Mary Lycette Scott of Fort Kent, Richard and Peggy Lycette of York, PA, Peter and Stephanie Bubar of Littleton, Philip and Melissa Allen of Farmington, Stephen Bubar of Old Orchard, Bart and Stephanie Knight of Cumberland, Leslie Ryan of Sidney, Roger and Susan McBride of Littleton, Kent and Lori London of North Vassalboro and Carleen London of Houlton.

Harold was predeceased by his loving wife Lois in 1997, his siblings, Wendell, Floyd, Leland, Philip and Luella and two nephews, Eliot Lycette and Robert Lycette.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday June 27 from 10-12 pm at the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church in Lisbon Falls followed by a Celebration of Life at 12 pm also at the church. Additional visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 28th from 12 pm-2 pm at Dunn's Funeral Home, 11 Park Street in Houlton with graveside services and interment at 2:30 pm at the Littleton Cemetery.

Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Harold's memory to: Lisbon Falls Baptist Church c\o Gym Mortgage (with Gym Mortgage written in the memo section of the check), PO Box 160 Lisbon Falls, ME 04252.

Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com
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