MILFORD – Frank G. Oakes, 94, husband of the late Lucy (Collins) Oakes passed away Feb. 16, 2005, at an Orono healthcare facility. Frank was born June 29, 1910, in Milford, a son of Andrew B. and Orilla (LaBree) Oakes. During World War II, Frank worked at Bath Iron Works. He was then employed at Chapman’s in Old Town as a machinist. In the late 50s, Frank and his brother, Alfred “Peanut” Oakes, operated a poultry business on the Bradley Road in Milford. Later Frank went to work for the Carpenter’s Union working in construction in many locations throughout the state. His last job before retirement, was working on the paper mill in Millinocket. In the 70’s and 80’s, Frank enjoyed talking to and meeting people on a CB radio. His handle was “Acorn”, Frank always had a story to tell and a smile on his face. He loved camping, especially at his nephew’s camp in Millinocket and enjoyed fishing with his friend, David Carver; revealing to David his favorite and secret fishing spots. In 2002, Frank received the Boston Post Cane from the Town of Milford for being the oldest resident. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Frank is survived by a brother, Alfred “Peanut” Oakes and his wife, Isabelle; special nephews, Richard Oakes and his wife, Kim, of Orono, Michael Oakes and his wife, Pam, of Milford; special nieces, Mary Pilgrim, Betty Smith, and Barbara Grant and her husband, Dennis, of Bradley; several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucy, in 1980; sisters, Angie Lancaster, Irene Lindquist, Frances Parson, and Eva Collins; brothers Henry, Nelson, Clarence, Lawrence, and Cecil. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where a celebration of his life will be celebrated 7:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Normand Richard, officiating. Spring interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Old Town. For those who wish, you may visit www.mem.com to view a life story of Frank and post a personal tribute. www.dignitymemorial.com
FRANK G. OAKES
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.