NEIL C. FOLSOM

Posted Feb. 25, 2009, at 7:55 p.m.

PITTSFIELD – Neil C. Folsom, 83, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at Sebasticook Valley Hospital. He was born May 20, 1925, in Lincoln, to Clyde and Florence (Hillman) Folsom. Neil grew up and attended grade school in Troy. He then went to high school in Unity and Newport. Neil married Lorraine Littlefield, Oct. 7, 1943, in Old Orchard Beach. He seved in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. Neil worked for Northeast Shoe for 14 years. In 1952, he started Folsom’s Used Cars, working nights and weekends until going full time in 1959. Neil served as director at Peoples Regional Credit Union, past noble grand of Phlontoma Lodge IOOF, member of Meridian Lodge, Masons, and member of Bethlehem Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. He and Lorraine enjoyed buying and selling houses, snowmobiling, going to camp and spending time with family, especially if some construction was going on. Neil always enjoyed going to car auctions and talking to everyone. He also enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, Michael Folsom and his wife, Donna, of Skowhegan, Larry Folsom and his wife, Deb, of Brownville and Gregory Folsom and his wife, Braunda, of Pittsfield; his grandchildren, Christopher Folsom, Todd Folsom and his wife, Janine, of Skowhegan, Brooke Cole and her husband, Tim, of Sanford; great-grandchildren, Derek, Kelly and Adam, all of Skowhegan and Evelyn of Sanford; his brother, Richard of Skowhegan; and sisters, Mary Benoit of Connecticut and Joan Haskell of Windsor. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lorraine; his sisters, Eileen Folsom and Patricia Philbrick; and brother, Leo Folsom. The family thanks everyone at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for their excellent care and kindness. There will be a graveside service in the spring, at a time and date to be announced. If you wish, you may make a donation to an animal shelter of your choice.

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