EAST MILLINOCKET – Lawrence Hunter, 87, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. Lawrence was born in East Millinocket, son of Fred and Lena (Fortine) Hunter.
Lawrence entered the U.S. Marine Corps when he was 17. After serving in the military he was employed at Great Northern Paper Co. for more than 35 years. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 13 and was a life time member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. After Lawrence retired he spent his time mowing lawns and doing landscaping all thrpughout town. He was sorely missed when he had to stop. Prior to his disability he loved to hunt and fish.
Lawrence is survived by his wife of 45 years, Yolanda of East Millinocket; son, Lawrence W. Hunter and wife, Gaby, of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Janice Kaufman and husband, Eric, Jennifer Cox and husband, Kevin, John Coon Jr., and wife, Sybil, Jason Coon and wife, Michelle, and Laura Hunter and fiance, Brad; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Grimaldi and Rose Piacitelli; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Joy Coon; son, Michael Hunter; brothers, Alvah, Fred and Clarence Hunter; sisters, Melvena McAdam, Laura Corro, Elsie Crocker, Arlene DiFederico; and half sister, Irene Harding.
Friends may visit with the family 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Lamson Funeral Home, 17 Western Ave., East Millinocket. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, East Millinocket, with Father Joel Cyr, pastor, presider. Interment with military honors will be at East Millinocket Cemetery, East Millinocket. Gifts in memory of Lawrence may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.