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Sidney E Buzzell BANGOR- Rev. Sidney E. Buzzell, 85, died August 24, 2010, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He was born in Guilford, July 25, 1925, son of Harold and Ethel (Strickland) Buzzell.

He attended Guilford schools and then graduated from Sangerville High School, class of 1943. Following high school Sid enlisted in the US Army, HQ Battery 692nd Field Artillery. He served as Staff Sergeant in the European Theater, having landed on Utah Beach in 1944 as part of the D-Day Invasion.

After returning home from the war he and his father owned and operated H.E. Buzzell and Son Market in Sangerville until 1969. He served as a supply pastor for several years while he attended Boston School of Theology becoming ordained as a Methodist Minister in the early seventies. Sid served in several parishes in central Maine, including East Corinth and WestCorinth Methodist Churches, Grace Methodist Church in Bangor, and Guilford United Methodist Church, retiring to Bangor in 1993.

He was a Past Master and 50 year member of Abner Wade Masonic Lodge, and a 50 year member of the Susie Carr Chapter of the OES, both in Sangerville. After retiring from the pastorate, Sid was very active with the troop greeters at Bangor International Airport, the YMCA cardiac program, and volunteered at the Alzheimer's day center called My Friends Place.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth (Loane) Buzzell of Bangor; 2 daughters, Helen Feldman and her husband, Howard of Auburn, and Jeanne Cookson and her husband, David of Guilford; 5 grandchildren, Lane Feldman and his wife, Anna of Auburn, Adam Feldman and his wife, Rebecca of VT, Scott Feldman and his wife, Dawn of Auburn, Rachel Hutchins and her husband, Sam of Parkman, and Daniel Cookson of Dexter; 8 great grandchildren, Ben, Morgan, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Sydney, Sarah, Brandon, and Kaitlyn; 2 brothers, Norman Buzzell and his wife, Marguerite of Bangor, and Sterling Buzzell and his wife, Barbara of PA; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Friday, August 27, 2010, at First Methodist Church, Essex Street in Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. Randall Chretien officiating. Graveside committal services with military honors will be held at 3 PM Friday, at the Village Cemetery in Sangerville with Pastor Stephen Dean and members of Abner Wade Masonic Lodge officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the various churches that he served in central Maine. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

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