Louis A. Sawyer Sr.

BUXTON — Louis A. Sawyer Sr., 81, died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 at the Gorham House following a long battle with cancer.

Born in Gray, he was the son of Charles Henry and Ella-Alpha Allen Sawyer.

Louis was employed with Hannaford in Standish the last five years of his life. His previous work history included Coury Pontiac, Haverty Buick, Century Tire and many convenience stores. Louis was always a very hard worker and usually held two jobs. Louis had a passion for gardening, helping others, making Christmas wreathes and baskets and spending time with family and friends. He will be missed tremendously by all who loved and cared for him.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lorraine J. Sawyer, son Gerald F. Sawyer and brothers Charles and William Sawyer in Heaven.

Louis leaves behind six children, Hazel A. Pinkham of Buxton, Louis A. Sawyer Jr. of Standish, Steven W. Sawyer of Sebago, Jacqueline M. Tucker of Sebago, Norman K. Sawyer of Windham and Brian K. Sawyer of Standish; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Spring burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Huston Road in Gorham. Arrangements by Dolby Funeral Chapel.

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