SOUTH GARDINER - Arthur A. Buzzell, 94, formerly of Randolph, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Alfond Center For Health, Augusta, with his family by his side.
He was born in Sudbury, Mass., on May 12, 1920, the son of Alton H. and Sadie (Litchfield) Buzzell.
Arthur married Harolyn Blake on Aug. 29, 1946, and they were together for 63 years.
Arthur served in the Army during World War II from Jan. 8, 1942, until his honorable discharge on Dec. 9, 1945.
He was employed as a delivery driver for many years by Purington Bros., Stone & Cooper, and lastly Webber Fuel Co., until his retirement at the age of 65.
The family would like to thank the staff of 2 West and Arthur's provider, Dr. Michael Szela, for their excellent care.
Arthur was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Harolyn; his siblings, Irving, Morris "Ted" and Emily Chase; a son-in-law, Raymond Collins; daughter-in-law Pam Buzzell; sisters-in-law Ginny Buzzell and Halcyon Roberts; and brother-in-law Warren Chase.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen Gallup, and her husband, Frank, of South Gardiner, with whom he lived since his wife's passing in 2009; his son, Arthur L., and his wife, Leslie, of Jackman; his daughter, Lorraine Collins, of Florida; his son, Gerard Godin, and his wife, Diane, of Skowhegan; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandsons; as well as several nieces and a nephew.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1 Church St., Augusta. A celebration of Arthur's life will also be at the funeral home, after visiting hours, at 11 a.m. A committal service with full military honors will follow at noon at Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur's memory may be made to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.