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Darren Folsom NEWPORT & BANGOR - Darren Lincoln Folsom, 40, died January 24, 2010 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loved ones. He was born August 21, 1969 in Pittsfield, a son of Thomas and Gloria (Rines) Folsom. Darren was a graduate of Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1988, and served in the U. S. Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal in Desert Shield. For the past 10 years, Darren loved his work at the Country Inn and Suites at the Mall in Bangor, where he was promoted 3 years ago to general manager.

He was an avid outdoorsman, spending time hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming and camping with his family. He enjoyed "one on one" basketball with his big brother and nephews and was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed cooking and reading and participated in his community as a member of the PTA and Jaycees.

He is survived by his mother, Gloria and husband David Hitchings of East Machias; maternal grandmother Christy Rines of Newport; his fiancée, Sara Knowles, and children Evan and Cassandra, all of Bangor; his daughters, Kayla and Haley Folsom of Levant; a brother Thomas Folsom and friend Janet hamberlin, both of Stetson; a sister, Darlene and husband Edward O'Hara of Dickson City, PA; his special nephews, Jarrod and wife Cindy Clark of Manchester, CT, Lincoln Clark and significant other Renee Beaudry of Dexter; his many aunts and uncles, Brenda and husband Phil Zukatis of Buxton; Lucy and husband Don Philbrook of Jay; Everett and wife Mary Ellen Rines of Newport; Nancy and husband Dave Nickerson of TN, and Robert Rines of Pittsfield; as well as many cousins.

Darren was predeceased by his father, Thomas J. Folsom; his grandfather, Lincoln Folsom; his paternal grandmother Doris Folsom; his maternal grandfather, Everett E. Rines; and a daughter, Macy Folsom.

A memorial service will be held 3 PM Thursday, January 28th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 3 PM Thursday. Spring interment will be in the family lot, Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to The LifeFlight Foundation, P. O. Box 1007, Union, ME 04862. Those who wish may leave written condolences at

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