NEWPORT – Lauris F. Boylan, 84, died Oct. 12, 2011, at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Newport, a son of Frank and Glennie (Langley) Boylan.
Before retiring Lauris was a longtime livestock dealer, dealing mostly in cattle and horses. He enjoyed hunting and spent a great deal of time in the woods. His passion was training young horses to drive and gave many wagon rides with his favorite team of Belgians, Max and Cindy. Lauris was also a longtime member of Farmer’s Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club. After retirement he spent most of his time working in the woods with his horses, cutting and selling cedar posts. He was a man who was loved and respected by all who knew him.
He is survived by three daughters, Sally and husband, Richard Cook, and Patsy Boylan, all of Newport, and Lori Weaver of Oquossoc; five sisters, Arlene Mullis, Lorraine and husband, Richard Stone, Karlene Boylan and Linda Boylan, all of Newport, and Muriel Boylan of Bangor; three grandchildren, Melissa Cook, Kelly and husband, Joel Wilkinson, and Rachael Weaver; three great-grandchildren, Dustin Bryant, Emma and Sam Wilkinson; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Marilyn Henessy. Lauris was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Patchell) Boylan, in 1996; a brother, Stanley; and two sisters, Lucille Gregoire and Jean Beem.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport, with the Rev. Tim Curtis officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written tributes at