Lawrence Winchell, 89
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OAKFIELD -- Lawrence Winchell, 89, of Oakfield, died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.
He was born on June 8, 1921, in Sanford, the son of Nelson Winchell, who predeceased him, and Edna (Winchell) Bowman (109), who currently resides at the Pisgah Manor in Chandler, N.C. He was also predeceased by his sister, Carolyn LaBrie.
Lawrence graduated in 1939 from Rochester High School, Rochester, N.H., where he played football. Afterward, he attended Keene State College then graduated from Davis Vocational School in Dover, N.H.
In 1942, Lawrence enlisted in the Army Air Corp. as a radio operator on a C47 Transport plane. He served until the end of WWII in 1945, then marrying Mary Hubbard Johnson on Dec. 16, 1945. Together they had four children, Kathleen Larochelle, Lawrence Winchell, Sharon Clancy and Elaine Castine; nine granddaughters; two great-granddaughters, 11 great-grandsons; two nieces and two nephews.
Lawrence was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying skiing, snowmobiling, White Mountain hiking, boating, fishing and camping in tents. For years, he had a camp at Moosehead Lake that he thoroughly enjoyed with Mary and his family. Lawrence was an extreme gardener who raised enough vegetables and fruits to keep Mary canning into the next century.
He will be fondly remembered by all his extended family, including his cats, Moxie and QT, as well as many friends.
There will be no funeral service. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market St., No. Berwick. Spring burial will be in the Hubbard Family Cemetery in North Berwick. Arrangements are in the care of the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick. On-line condolences may be made at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeMe.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Salvation Army
or the Humane Society.
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 12, 2011