Guy A. Durrell Jr.

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SKOWHEGAN - Guy A. Durrell Jr., 74, of Stratton/Embden, passed peacefully on Sunday morning, July 20, 2014, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, with family by his side. He was born Oct. 11, 1939, on Eustis Ridge, a son of Guy A. and Rena (Church) Durrell Sr. He received his education in Stratton schools and on March 5, 1966, married Theresa Craney, of Wilton, at Bean's Corner Baptist Church in Jay.

For a number of years, he built roads with Dana Fotter and Roland Fotter before driving logging trucks for Joe Berube, of Stratton. He then worked for the Dead River Co., where he learned how to install flooring and later opened Durrell's Carpet Service, which he owned and proudly operated with his daughter Carla and son John for 44 years, with locations in Livermore Falls, Farmington and Stratton.

He was an artist at his trade and his strong work ethic and generous spirit found him on more than one occasion bartering with folks who needed his company's product and skills, but might need some leniency with their bill. He was a humble person who quietly and conscientiously connected with his community and supported such things as providing shirts for little league teams, plowing out church parking lots or offering to do something that was needed but Guy would want no accolades.

He was a lifelong Red Sox fan, (a New England sports' passion he shared with his mom) and was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, partridge hunting, ATV, snowmobiling, gardening and working on his firewood. He will be missed by his family who loved and supported him through the difficult process of what is called "the long goodbye"… Alzheimers.

He is loved by his wife of 48 years, Theresa, of Embden; children Susan Moors and her companion, Doug Wade, of Rumford Point, Carla Proctor and her husband, Martin, of New Vineyard, and John Durrell, of Stratton; five grandchildren: Tori Bolduc and her companion, Dave Blais, Laci Churchill and her husband, Brian, Treva Moors, Marisa Moors and her companion, Joe Krech, and Zackary Whitney; seven great-grandchildren: Dominic Irish, Briana Churchill, Ethan Blais, Bailey Churchill, Claire Krech, Alexis Blais and Carter; a brother, Robert Durrell Sr., of North Jay; cousins Arvilla Pease and her husband, Peter, of Stratton and Joanie Corson, of Madison; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his folks; and three half brothers, Ernest Dyer, Olian Dyer and Leslie Dyer.

Guy joins very special friends Bob and Carol Gray.

Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, (U.S. Route 2 and Route 27), Farmington. Remembrance gifts may be given to the Maine 383 U.S. Route 1 No. 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at

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Published in Central Maine on July 23, 2014
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