Edwin F. Sargent, 91

Edwin Sargent

Edwin Sargent

FRYEBURG — Edwin Farrington Sargent, 91, of Fryeburg, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. He was born in North Conway, N.H., the son of John E. and Theona Farrington, and attended Fryeburg schools, graduating from Fryeburg Academy in 1941. He also spent one year as a Post Graduate at Tilton Academy. Ed enlisted in the Marines in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945.

He married Joanne Richardson in 1947, and together they owned and operated Farrington Camps in Lovell until 1975. He then became manager for the Green Granite Hotel for many years. In addition he worked for Wood Funeral Home and with Bill Hammond, surveying. He was a registered Maine Guide for 50 years, and truly loved times spent in the woods and on the water. He was a well-loved son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Ed was also a well-respected man in our community. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg, and an early manager of the Dairy Bar for the church at the Fryeburg Fair. For many years he also worked at the Beano Tent at the fair. He was a member of Pythagorean Lodge and served in many roles in the lodge.

He suffered with dementia and was a resident of Fryeburg Health Care Center for five years.

He was predeceased by his parents and his son, Mark. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, of 67 years; his sons, John Sargent and his wife Carol, Peter and his daughter Suzanne; and his daughter-in-law Barbara Sargent of Candia, N.H.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A memorial service will he held Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Fryeburg Health Care Activity Fund, 70 Fairview Drive, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or to Fryeburg Congregational Church, Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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