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ABBOT – Malcolm V. “Mickey” Trafton, 71, died Feb. 16, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Guilford, son of Desmond and Vivian (Campbell) Trafton. He graduated from Piscataquis Community High School, Class of 1958. He worked in construction his whole life and in 1975 he purchased equipment and operated his own construction company. In 1986 he and his wife, Barbara, started a popular general store and eatery called Trafton’s Family Affair in Abbot. The happiest days of his life were spent boating on Moosehead Lake, fishing, hunting and spending time with his friends and family. Mickey’s favorite title was “Boppa.” He was a member of Mount Kineo Masonic Lodge No. 109, was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Anah Temple Shrine. He is survived by his mother of Dover-Foxcroft; his wife, Barbara (Schultz) Trafton of Abbot; four daughters, Susan and Todd Daigle, Peggy and Charles Cleaves, Laurie and Chuck Martell, and Julie and Ben Dawkins; grandchildren, Joshua and Courtney Smith of Lincoln, Jessica Smith of New York, Jerrod and Erin Smith of Arizona, Hillary and Barrett Starbird and Tobey Cleaves, all of Sangerville, Jillian Martell of Guilford, Emily and Hannah Dawkins of Gray, and Erin and Josh Clark of Vermont; and great-grandchildren, Cayleigh Rae Smith, Reese and Carter Starbird. He was predeceased by his father; a brother, Roland; and an infant brother, Ronald. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Guilford United Methodist Church with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to Abbot Playground Fund, care of Abbot Town Office, P.O. Box 120, Abbot, ME 04406 or Hospice, Community Health and Counseling, 1093 W. Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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