DETROIT - Wayne A. Hawthorne, 49, died on Saturday, November 15, 2014, with his loving wife by his side. He was born on January 12, 1965, in Bangor, Maine, the son of Earl and Thelma Hawthorne.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed camping with family and friends and always looked forward to his yearly vacation to Aruba. He was a remarkable builder and took great pride in his work building custom homes for over 30 years. Wayne was very well liked and respected and would do anything for anyone that needed him. He was a member of the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge #2713 in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Renee Hawthorne of Detroit; son, Brian Hawthorne of Newport; daughter, Kate Smith of Bangor; father, Earl Hawthorne of Haines City, Florida; and two sisters, Brenda Downs and husband, Larry, of Newport and Karen Smith and husband, Shawn, of Stockton Springs; and his two special Golden Retrievers, Tucker and Taylor. He was predeceased by his mother, Thelma Hawthorne; and his brother, Aaron Hawthorne Sr.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901, in Wayne's memory. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.