SMYRNA - Vinal E. Friel, 85, died March 9, 2014, in Houlton. He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Dyer Brook, the son of Guy and Vivian (Clark) Friel.
He was co-owner of Guy Friel and Sons Lumber Company, a member and past president of the New England Kilm Dry Association, member and past president of the Island Falls Lions Club and a member of the SACHS School Board and he enjoyed dancing.
He is survived by one daughter, Linda White and Randy Lee of Smyrna; two granddaughters, Jessica and Mark Roach of Bellerica, Mass., and Huhnna White and her friend, Patrick Hare, of Dallas, Ore.; a close friend, Brenda; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lona (Howe) Friel; and brothers, Karl, Keith, and Frederick.
Friends may call 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Linda's home, 3154 Route 2, Smyrna. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, at Smyrna Merrill Historical Museum, the old Methodist Church. Spring interment will be at Smyrna Mills Cemetery. For an online guest book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
Published on  March 11, 2014