MAYNARD D. TRAFTON JR.

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.

BANGOR and ALTON Maynard D. Trafton Jr. died peacefully Jan. 26, 2008, surrounded by his family. Maynard was born May 11, 1932, the youngest son of Maynard Sr. and Grace Trafton. Maynard served proudly in the U.S. Navy on the USS New Jersey and the USS Mississippi during the Korean War. He began his career at Connecticut Light and Power before moving his family back to Maine to work for Bangor Hydro Electric Co., where he retired as engineer after 37 years. Maynard and Cori started Bennoch Road Kennels, a business they ran together for many years. Maynard loved their home that he designed and built in Alton more than any other place. He was a master gardener, an artist and used all things of nature in his artistic creations. Maynard is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Cori. If ever there was a true love, it was Maynard for Cori. He is survived by his daughter, Candace Doucette and her daughters, Allison and Meagan; his daughter, Vivian and son-in-law, Ralph Cammack, and their son, Ralph III and their daughter, Chenoa; his son, Maynard III and his significant other, Mary O’Neill, and his daughter, Jessi. May-nard was predeceased by his son, Stephen; and his son-in-law, John Doucette. Maynard is also survived by loving friends, whom he considered family, Julia Sockbesin and Dale Lola, Pat and Ralph Nicola and Newell Lewey. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where relatives and friends are invited to call 1 p.m. until time of service. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to St. Joseph Healthcare, P.O. Box 1638, Bangor, ME 04402-1638 or to the Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401.

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