In Memoriam : Claire Lines

Claire Lines Claire R. Lines - age: 78
(July 23, 1935 to May 02, 2014 )
Resident of Standish, Maine

Visitation Information:
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 10 from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed bya 6 p.m. memorial service with military honors at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills).www.dcpate.com

Obituary:
STANDISH- Claire Russell Lines of Standish passed away on May 2, 2014 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. He was 78 years old.
He was born in Jackson, Michigan on July 23, 1935, a son of the late Russell and Mildred (Ludlow) Lines, where he and his four siblings grew up on the family farm.
After graduating high school in 1952, Claire proudly enlisted in the US Navy and later served in the Air National Guard. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 1995, after more than 25 years of military service.
Claire worked as a carpenter, building and remodeling homesthroughout New England and as a self-employed acoustical ceiling contractor. He spent 11 years in the Volunteer Fire Department of Prospect, CT. He was a volunteer for the Town of Standish Fire/EMS Rescue and the Standish Volunteers in Police Service. He also regularly volunteered at the soup kitchen in Portland and previously served as president of the New England Air Stream Unit.
He loved to travel, and had visited 48 states and 14 countries, including four in Europe, two in Central America and seven in the Caribbean. He enjoyed building furniture in his wood shop, hunting and fishing across New England, reading history, and driving across the country with his wife in their Airstream trailer. He also loved spending time with his family at the camp he remodeled on the sunny side of Watchic Lake.
Claire is survived by his beloved wife - Patricia (Dennett) Lines; his daughters - Cheryl O’Dea and her husband, John of Cheshire, CT; Theresa Ferris and her husband Charlie of Newtown, CT; and his son William Lines of Cheshire, CT.; his stepchildren - Richard Green and his wife Julie of Scarborough and Debora Green-Oddy of Scarborough; his brother - Donald Lines of WA; his sisters - Virginia Tooley and her husband Bill of MI, and Helen Thompson and her husband Derald of MI, He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren - John and Matthew O'Dea, Sarah and Chad Ferris, Derek and Tyler Green, and Ashley, Jennifer, and Jeffrey Oddy. He was predeceased by a sister - Ruth Irene Oppel of CT.
A very special thank you to the Maine Veterans' Home of Scarborough for their loving and compassionate care.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 10 from 5:30 – 6 p.m., followed bya 6 p.m. memorial service with military honors at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Rts 202 and 4A (13 Portland Rd) in Buxton (Bar Mills).www.dcpate.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Claire's name to The Standish Fire/EMS Central Station Association, 175 Northeast Road, Standish, Maine, 04084.








Jackie Atkinson - May 7, 2014Contact this person Contact this person
Please accept our condolences for your great loss at this time, from George and I. I hadn't really seen Uncle Claire for several years. I saw both his daughters, Terry and Cheryl at my mother's memorial service (Ruth Irene Oppel) about four years ago. We've been keeping track of how he was doing through Facebook. I wish we could be there for the service; but we will be there only in spirit. He will be sorely missed.



    
 





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