Duane and Gail Cleaves

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Duane and Gail Cleaves

Bangor and Ellsworth - Duane Cleaves, formally of Presque Isle, Maine and Brooksville, Florida passed away peacefully at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. Duane was born in Westfield, Maine, son of Benjamin and Phyllis (Holmes) Cleaves.
Gail (Folsom) Cleaves, was born in Monticello, Maine, daughter of Lloyd and Bernice (Howe) Folsom.
Duane and Gail were married for 53 loving years. They leave behind son Troy D. Cleaves and his fiancé, Shellie of Hancock, grandchildren, Tyson, Taylor, Aisley, Michelle and Justin, great-grandchild, Broderick; and son Scott B. Cleaves and wife Brandy of Hancock and grandson Wyatt Benjamin.
Duane also leaves behind 7 brothers and sisters and was predeceased by one brother. Gail was predeceased by 2 brothers and one sister.
Duane will be fondly remembered by the boys at Camp Big Whiskey, sitting next to the camp fire and telling stories about 12 mile and the Big Deer that were shot or got away.
Gail will be missed greatly by her dear friends at the Camper's Holiday Ladies Luncheons.
Services will be held Monday, June 3 at 11:30 am, at the Elks Lodge in Augusta with a burial to follow at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
Many thanks to the staff at Bangor Veterans Home and friend, Harriet Smiley for their love and kindness.
Arrangements are entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

Duane Donald Cleaves:
December 11, 1937 - January 29, 2019

Gail Louise (Folsom) Cleaves:
October 5, 1938 - January 5, 2018
Published on February 19, 2019
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4 posts

Feb 21, 2019
I’m so sorry for the loss your family has suffered. Losing both parents in one month must be very difficult to bear. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I hope that God’s promise to bring our loved ones back helps you endure. (John 5:28,29)
Kathy Walker
Feb 20, 2019
Duane was a special person whom I was privileged to know when he was maintenance supervisor at the Penobscot County Courthouse in the early nineties. A hard worker who always had a smile and a story to tell, Duane helped me get through many difficult days as County Clerk. He lives on in my memories.
Catherine Folsom Janus
Feb 20, 2019
Lots of great memories from when we were growing up with our horses, and snowing shoeing in the winter when we were snowed in. It was a great time to be a kid.
Mike Lyford
Feb 19, 2019
Scott and Troy,
Kristi and I are very sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of time spent with you guys and your mom and dad. Dodie would always make sure no one was hungry day or night and Duane would make sure we were having fun like showing us how to start cattails on fire properly.