MADISON – Gary Eugene Pepin, 52, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Bangor, the son of Richard and Beverly (Moody) Pepin I. Gary was raised in Millinocket, Monroe and Mattawamkeag. He attended schools in Lincoln and Mattawamkeag, and graduated in 1976 from Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln. He served three years in the U.S. Army stationed in Hawaii. He married his best friend Christine Boss, Nov. 22, 1980, in Lincoln. Gary was a respected employee of Sappi for 28 years. He really enjoyed hunting and fishing, loved being outdoors and spending time with his family. He was a handy man at heart. He had a huge heart, would help anyone in need. He was a great husband, an amazing father and the world’s best “Papa.” He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Christine Pepin of Madison; his children, Richard Armand Pepin II and his fiancee, Jessica Bruce, of Skowhegan, Amanda Grace Robbins and her husband, Gabe, of Virginia, Laura Irene Pepin and her fiance, Denny Knight, of Oakland, and Shannon Dickey Young of Madison; his grandchildren, Noella, Bailey, Mackenzie and Gunner; his father and mother, Richard I and Beverly Pepin of Mattawamkeag; his mother-in-law, Doris Boss of Lincoln; his brothers, Donnie and Cassie Pepin of Mattawamkeag, Tim and Alison Pepin of Richmond, Kevin Pepin of Mattawamkeag, and Mike and Debbie Moody of Monroe; his sisters, Gail Seavey of Mattawamkeag, Donna Fortin of Mattawamkeag and Jenny Bradbury and her husband, Carl, of South Portland; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was very close with his family and friends, and will be deeply missed by all. Viewing hours will be held 3-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. Viewing will also be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Union Pace Hall, 653 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, where a funeral service will begin 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Donations may be made in Gary’s memory to Catch a Dream, P.O. Box 6280, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or go online at www.catchadream.org.