Jeramy D. Hafford

LEWISTON — Jeramy D. Hafford, 34, of Auburn, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Lewiston on May 30, 1978, he was the son of Dale and Gloria Hewins Hafford.

Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Class of 1995. After graduation, he left to serve his country, first in the U.S. Marine Corps and later as a combat infantryman with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Shortly after being honorably discharged from the service, he met Jayme M. Smith in 2005. They lived in California for four years, then moved to Maine in 2009 and were married in 2011.

Jeramy worked as a truck driver for Lowe’s Home Improvement in Auburn. An avid outdoorsman, he had a lifelong love of hunting and fishing. He was also very good with his hands, and loved working on cars with his uncle, Pete.

Besides his loving wife of Auburn, he is survived by his mother and stepfather, Gloria and Randall Scott of Norway; his father, Dale Hafford of Mechanic Falls; his grandmother, Irene Hafford of Leeds; step-grandparents, Robert and Nancy Scott of Harrison; a son, Caleb Hafford of Auburn; a daughter, Cheyenne Hill of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; a stepson, Caden Smith of Moreno Valley, Calif.; four sisters, Cindy Blanchette of Lewiston, Sonya Chandler of Monmouth, Nichole Scott and Bobbiejean Scott, both of Norway; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Peter D. Hafford; and his maternal grandparents, Albert and Barbara Crockett Hewins.

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Visitation was held at Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, 253 Pine Street, Lewiston, on Tuesday. A celebration of life service followed. Interment with military honors was at Leeds Plains Cemetery, Leeds.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Northern New England Region, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.

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