Roger L. Barton, 71

LEWISTON — Roger Lewis Barton, 71, of Brownfield, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family after fighting a 5 1⁄ 2 -year battle with cancer.

He was born in North Conway, N.H., on July 2, 1944, the son of Frank J. and Myrna Eastman Barton. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1963. He served in the 133rd Engineer Battalion of the National Guard. Roger married Yvette Bouchard on June 24, 1967. They were two weeks short of 49 years of marriage. He had been employed at Vulcan Electric for 34 years, as well as working as a taxidermist. He was an avid gardener, fisherman, hunter and trapper, and enjoyed his time at camp on Schoodic Lake. In his younger years he enjoyed playing softball. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved watching his grandkids play sports.

He is survived by his wife Yvette of Brownfield; his children, Darlene Barton Loewe, Pamela Barton Carrier, Dale Lewis Barton and wife Alisa; five grandchildren, Morgan, Cody, Nick, Breanna and Tucker; his brother Franklin Barton and wife Margaret; his sister Fran Barton Parsons and husband Larry; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Harvey Barton.

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m., at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield. Arrangements are under the care of Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg.

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