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DEXTER – Lawrence Manford Haskell Sr., 84, passed away peacefully October 22, 2008, at Dexter Health Care, from complications of respiratory disease. He was born March 9, 1924 in Garland, the son of Arthur J. and Marion C. (Cunningham) Haskell.

He attended Massachusetts Technical and Radio School and spent 27 years working at Dexter Shoe Co. He joined the Army in 1943, with 3 years of active duty, serving in World War II in an Artillery Regiment.

He was then in the Army Reserves for 17 years and retired at the rank of Sergeant 1st Class and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and a Grand Knight for 2 years; past President of the Dexter Credit Union for 2 years; a lifetime member of the local Fish and Game and was President for 1 year; and coached Little League. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years Margaret A. (Cobb) only a couple months ago; four brothers, Henry, William, Dean, and Sherwood; two sisters, Priscilla Haskell and Jeanette Langevin; infant daughter, Patricia Lareen Haskell; granddaughter, Lisa Marie Bagley; and brother-in-law, Bernard Pearl. Lawrence is survived by three daughters, Bonnie Jean Bagley and husband, Roy, of Gray, Patricia (Tish) A. Frazier and husband, Scott, of Bucksport, Lynn Marie (Manson) Bailey and husband, Jason, of Waterville; a son, Lawrence M. Haskell Jr. and wife Cathy, of Sangerville; two brothers, Charles and wife Jeannie of Lowell, Mass., Merle and wife, Gloria, of Garland; six sisters, Myra Grant and husband, Lyle, of Sangerville; Carlotta Pearl of Dover-Foxcroft; Charlotte McKecknie of Garland, Caroline Clement and husband, Errol, of Fairfield; Madeline Petritie and husband, Ed, of Sangerville, and Henrietta Burrill and husband, Carlton, of Garland; sister-in-law, Althea Goulette of Dexter; grandchildren, Shaun M. Frazier and wife, Kim, of Bucksport, Karen Bagley of Medford, Mass., Mark Bagley and wife, Diana, of Townsend, Mass., Keith Bagley and wife, Alison, of Leominster, Mass., Samantha Howard and husband, Brian, of Sangerville, Hogan Haskell of Sangerville, and Kyle Manson of Waterville; great-grandchildren, Madison Frazier and Courtney Killinger of Bucksport, Hannah and Nick Bagley, Evelyn and Noah Bagley of Mass., and Hilary and Grant Howard of Sangerville; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as friends, relatives, and neighbors who helped provide both friendship and care.

A graveside service will be held 11 AM, Monday, October 27, 2008, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, with Deacon Frederick Harrigan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus c/o Gary Burke, 102 Main St. Hill, Dexter, ME 04930, or Dexter Sunshine Club, c/o Mrs. Nancy Baldwin, 59 Acadia St., Dexter, ME 04930. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to

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