David Carrington Love Jr., 87

David Carrington Love Jr.

AUBURN — David Carrington Love Jr., 87, of Harrison passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

Dave was born on Sept. 27, 1925 in Orange, N.J., the son of David Carrington Love Sr. and Katharina Jensen Love. Dave graduated from West Orange High School and proudly served in the United States Air Corps during World War II.

After Dave’s military service, he was employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone Company for 27 years. Dave, known as Carrington to all, married Margaret Mary Fleming on May 5, 1951 in East Orange, N.J. The sad and untimely passing of his wife, Margaret, left him to raise their two young daughters, Susan and Nancy. While living in South Orange, N.J., he spent many summers traveling to Maine with the girls to visit their Grammie Love, his sister Barbara Jenni and brother-in-law Hans Jenni in Bridgton.

Dave moved to Bridgton in 1977 after meeting and marrying Janet Watkins, a widow herself with three children — Liz, Tom and Lynn. Dave brought his skills as a mechanic working for Portland Street Garage in Bridgton. He later opened his own repair shop in Harrison for several years before his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Western Maine Fish and Game of Harrison and a proud Life Member of the NRA.

Dave spent many years with Jan “snow-birding” in Florida. Traveling across the country many times in their motor home, he made friends wherever he went. Friends and relatives enjoyed their visits and hearing about their travels.

You could always be sure to find him tinkering in his workshop fixing something or reading up on the latest sportsman’s magazines. He had a passion for anything and everything with wheels and loved the history of automobiles and motorcycles.

Moving to Bolsters Mills Village in Otisfield in 1985 and then just across the river to Harrison in 2004, Dave spent the remainder of his life surrounded by good friends and family. He was truly loved by all that met him for his genuine warmth, humor and kindness.

Dave is survived by his daughters Susan Mulligan and Nancy Love; his sister Barbara Jenni; two nephews; his wife, Janet Watkins Love; stepchildren, Elizabeth Patterson and Tom Watkins; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Dave is predeceased by his wife, Margaret Love; and stepdaughter, Lynn Potter.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church in Harrison.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s memory to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Casco, ME 04015 or the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com

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