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LAWRENCE ‘LARRY’ HUNTER

JONESBORO – Lawrence “Larry” Merton Hunter, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away Feb. 17, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Sept. 9, 1932, in Sidney, a son of the late Clarence and Annie (Cottrell) Hunter. Larry spent most of his life growing up in Maine, a place he truly loved. Throughout his life Larry found interest in many job opportunities. At one time he was a chauffeur for a business and at one point, an operating room attendant. Larry worked for the highway as a dynamiter when Route 95 was being built. He was in the Army-11th Airborne as a paratrooper. The Penney Memorial Baptist Church is where Larry served as a director. Larry worked with troubled kids and at times would take them into the woods of Maine and share with them the great outdoors. Larry worked for a guide service and later became a Maine guide. He worked for Maine Bureau of Forestry and became a fire tower watchman at Boarstone Mountain, spending long periods of time there and loving every minute. He shared his stories of the experiences he had in his life with so much enthusiasm. At one point in time, Larry worked for Gardner Funeral Home in Washington County and he sang at many of the services. Before his retirement, Larry worked for the Bureau of Parks and Recreation and was a ranger for Allagash Wilderness Waterway. He also was a ranger at Lamoine State Park and when he retired after 30 years he was manager at Roque Bluffs State Park, Roque Bluffs. Larry enjoyed going into town to socialize at places of business, where he met many special friends. He loved listening to his music, reading and having his family and friends visit. Larry leaves behind family members, Donny and Sue Hunter and family of Dedham, Mass., as well as other nieces and nephews, Jimmy Hunter and family, Steve Hunter and family, Joan (Hunter) Hanson and family and Diane Hunter. Larry had a lot of special friends, including Joe Daubendeck, Wayne Seeley, Sally Doyle and Arthur and Sue Corbett, to mention a few, who spent a lot of special times with Larry. Larry will be missed by his beloved dog, Dash, who was always by his side. Dash is now living with a close friend of Larry’s in the Lincolnville area. An outdoor memorial service will be held in May at Roque Bluffs State Park. If you wish to donate in Larry’s memory, please donate to Roque Bluffs State Park, care of Wayne Seeley, 1935 U.S. Route 1, Dennysville, ME 04628. Arrangements are under the care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Machias. Family and friends may offer their condolences by visiting www.bragdonkelley.com.


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