Roger A. Stanley
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LaGrange - Roger A. Stanley passed peacefully February 13, 2020, surrounded by his wife of 50 years and his children. Roger was born in Milo on October 14, 1948, the son of Willis and Vivienne (Decker) Stanley.
Roger graduated from Old Town High School in 1967. He served in Vietnam with the 196th Infantry Brigade. Roger spent his career with the State of Maine, working with both the Departments of Transportation and Conservation. He was extremely proud of his 40 years with the LaGrange Fire Department, where he served as fire chief for most of those years.
Roger married Marlene Strout on August 22, 1970, in LaGrange. They had three children, Brian Stanley and his partner, Lee Desiderio, of Portland, Michelle Pennington of LaGrange, and
Kenneth Stanley and his wife, Rachelle, of Standish. They have five grandchildren, Kenneth Pennington of LaGrange, Haley Pennington and her boyfriend, Micheal Krug, of Milo, Roslin Desiderio of Oakland, and Benjamin and Ethan Stanley of Standish.
Roger is also survived by two brothers, Willis Stanley and his wife, Sharon, of North Carolina and Robert Stanley of Glenburn; and a brother-in-law, George Strout and his wife, Carleen, of Medway. He was especially close to three cousins, Marie Drinkwater and her husband, Arthur, Timothy Boobar, and his wife, Debra, all of Medford, and Mark Boobar and his girlfriend, Diane, of LaGrange. Roger considered Corey Roberts to be an honorary son. Roger was also survived by beloved family members, as well as numerous friends, and his beloved dog, Lacey.
Roger was predeceased by his mother, father, and two brothers, Delwin Stanley and Harvey Stanley. He was also predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, George and Ava (Waterhouse) Strout.
Friends are invited to call from 1:00 pm until time of a memorial service at 2:00 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Lary Funeral Home, 31 Elm Street, Milo. A reception at the Stanley residence will follow the service. A graveside service will be held in the spring. Condolences and memories may be expressed at
Published on February 14, 2020


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Ray and Midge Decker we
Feb 20, 2020
We will miss Roger greatly. He was the greatest maker of bean hole beans. God bless both Roger and Marlene.
Robert Stanley
Feb 18, 2020
Goodbye Big Brother I'll miss the time having coffee in the fall after trapping we would figure out how much money I was losing and have a good laugh
Robert Stanley
Feb 18, 2020
Going to miss you big brother especially in the fall when I stop in after trapping we figure out how much money I'm losing and laugh about it
Wanda and David
Feb 18, 2020
So sorry for this loss to the entire Stanley family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Marleen, as you deal with the loss of your beloved Roger. We have wonderful memories of our time as friends, especially our trip to Washington DC. Roger was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. ♥️
Janie A. Nester
Feb 17, 2020
May your love and memories of Roger comfort all of you in this very difficult time! I have met many admirable people in my life and I am not only blessed to call Roger friend but my brother as well. Fair winds and following seas brother. We have the watch! Rest easy.
Linda King Kimball & Marilyn King
Feb 16, 2020
So sorry to read of Roger's passing. He was always around with my cousin, Johnny, when we were younger. He always had a smile on his face when we met in LaGrange. Cherish your memories. I know how much memories help in times like these.
Brenda Roberts
Feb 15, 2020
My heart goes out the Marlene and her children. Ed and I had been friends with Marlene and Roger for 50 years and spent ALOT of time at each others homes when we lived in LaGrange. Roger was a good man and he will be missed. Praying that God will bring you comfort!
Maravene Osgood
Feb 15, 2020
I did not know Roger as well as his older brothers....cousins of mine. I do know the Stanley family history and what wonderful people they were.....are. La
Grange will not be the same without you. Rest in Peace, Roger. RIP.
Tracy and Charles gray
Feb 15, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a character. I loved his spunk with his grandson Casey. My heart hurts for you my friend Marlene you guys was a perfect fit. Hugs
H.I. and Joyce Whiting
Feb 15, 2020
May the memories you have shared through the years bring you comfort. Roger was loved by many and will be missed. Rest in peace, dear cousin.
Cynthia Brackett
Feb 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Marlene and family thinking of all of you