SANGERVILLE – Larry Haskell, 61, died September 12, 2018 at his residence with his wife by his side. He was born December 7, 1956 in Bangor, a son of Lawrence and Margaret (Cobb) Haskell, Sr.
Larry was a graduate of Dexter Regional High School, and attended Casco Bay College. He served his country in the US Air Force for 5 years and was stationed in Guam. After serving, Larry was employed by H.L. Tillson Hardware in Dexter Maine, where he worked for over 29 years. He loved working with the Dexter community, and was always a friendly face willing to lend advice and expertise. Larry most recently worked as Facilities Coordinator at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, and was responsible for 12 facilities from Portland to Milo.
Larry was an accomplished golfer and played at many golf courses around the United States with his best friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved spending time at his hunting camp with his family; including his son, brothers-in-law, nephews, son-in-law and grandkids.
Larry was a true friend, in every aspect of the word. Larry could always be counted on by his friends, to help them through a hard time or situation. He helped others in need, or who had fallen on hard times. He was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone, and loved being useful. He adored his two grandchildren dearly, and spent much of his free time with them, exploring, putting away firewood, and giving them lollipops. He never missed their sporting events, and was their biggest fan.
Perhaps Larry’s largest impact to all who knew him was his unrelenting positive attitude. The situation mattered not. Larry had already made up his mind that he was going to approach every situation with a positive attitude. A smile was something that he always wore, and he was genuinely happy to see good things come to others. Larry lived extremely selflessly, and served all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by anyone who had the privilege of crossing paths with this amazing man.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cathy (Mountain) Haskell of Sangerville; a son Hogan Haskell of Bar Harbor; a daughter, Samantha and husband Brian Howard of Sangerville; 3 sisters, Bonnie and Roy Bagley of Limerick, Patricia and Scott Frazier of Bucksport, Lynn and Jason Bailey of Waterville; 2 grandchildren, Hilary and Grant Howard; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside memorial service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. A public gathering and Celebration of Life will be held at Millennium Events Center in Newport, on October 7th from 1p.m. -3p.m. All are welcome to join the family and share stories, food, and drink in remembrance of Larry.
In lieu of flowers, checks can be made payable to Maine Savings FCU c/o: Debbie Whalen, for donation to the Ending Hunger Campaign, and mailed to: Maine Savings FCU, PO Box 347 Hampden Maine 04444.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com