Neil H. Bryant, 86

Neil Bryant

Neil Bryant

STOW — Neil H. Bryant, 86, of Stow, died peacefully June 26, 2014 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center with his wife, Jean, by his side.

He was born Oct. 27, 1927 in Stow at the family farm. Neil was the only son of Ned H. and Winnie (Lebroke) Bryant. He spent his younger years working on the farm and in the woods.

On Jan. 5, 1947, he married his only love, Jean E. Hill. As an adult, Neil drove logging truck for Ralston Bennett of Lovell and farmed for Thurston Farms and Hill Farms of North Fryeburg. Upon his retirement, Neil spent many hours tending the vegetable gardens and mowing the many acres of the homestead. He especially enjoyed his daily rides with Jean as his copilot.

Neil was predeceased by his parents, stepfather Fred Harmon; his three sisters, Eleanor Libby, Ruby Watson, and Vera Libby; and his son-in-law Scott Walker.

He leaves behind his wife Jean and their three children, Cathy Trumbull and husband Allan of Fryeburg, Ned Bryant and wife Jackie of Stow and Peggy Jo Walker of Stow. Neil also leaves eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank everyone at Fryeburg Health Care Center for all the kindness and care given to Neil and Jean.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p m., Friday, July 18th, at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Stow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saco Valley Fire Department at 148 No. Fryeburg Road, North Fryeburg, ME 04037, or to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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