Charles A. Trumbull, 79

Charles Trumbull

FRYEBURG — Charles Allan Trumbull, 79, a lifelong resident of Fryeburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, after a short illness with his family by his side.

Allan, as almost everyone knew him by, was born on Aug. 25, 1938, a son of Charles F. and Mary (Sanborn) Trumbull. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1956 and the University of Maine at Orono in 1961 with an engineering degree. After two years in the Army, he joined his dad in Trumbull's Hardware, where he worked until his illness.

On June 22, 1968, he married Cathy Bryant, and they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this month. They had two children, a daughter Mary Jean (MJ) and a son Charles Allan II (Kit).

During the early years of their marriage, they were able to take numerous trips and cruises with their KORA Shrine family before their children and work became the focus of his life. Allan was very proud of Kit and MJ and all of their accomplishments. He coached Kit's sports teams during grade school and then attended all his games in high school. He supported MJ thru Rainbow, Eastern Star, and Daughters of the Nile.

Allan was very pleased to have Kit join him at Trumbull's Hardware after attending UMaine and becoming a partner. MJ came on board after obtaining degrees from both UMaine and UCD in Dublin, Ireland.

Allan loved Fryeburg and did what he could to make it a wonderful town to live in. He served as selectman from 1995 thru 1997, and in the 106th Maine Legislature from 1973 to 1975. Allan joined Pythagorean Lodge #11 in 1960, serving as Master in 1971. He joined KORA Shrine in 1967, serving as an aide for many years. He joined the Royal Order of Jesters in 1980, serving as the Director of Put Stevens Court in 1990.

Allan looked forward to moving to the family camp on Lovewell's Pond for the summer with the family. There were many wonderful parties with family and friends held there over the years. He loved working in his rose garden, mowing the lawn, playing with his stamp collection and watching all sports especially the Red Sox. And a day wasn't complete without going to Leo's for coffee in the morning to discuss town, state, and national politics with the friends and maybe they talked a little sports as well.

Allan is survived by his wife Cathy of Fryeburg; daughter MJ of Fryeburg; son Kit and his wife, Anne and their three children, Joey, Katie, and Michael, all of Fryeburg; mother-in-law Jean Bryant of Fryeburg; brother-in-law, Ned Bryant of Stow; sisters-in-law, Peggy Walker of Stow, and Nancy Trumbull of Springvale; stepsisters Carol Solari of Fryeburg, and JoAnn Jones of North Conway, N.H.; aunt Helen Walker of Fryeburg; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; and his faithful companion, Sooty. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Charlie; stepmother, Ruth; brother Fred; father-in-law, Neil Bryant; sister-in-law Jackie Bryant; brother-in-law Scott Walker, and close cousins, Bill Sanborn and Rick Walker.

Funeral services with Masonic rites will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 24 in the Expo 1 building on the Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allan’s memory to the Fryeburg Rescue, PO Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or Shriners Hospitals C/O Kora Temple, 11 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Words of condolence and tribute with Allan’s family and friends at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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