| Obituary in the Sun Journal |
NEW GLOUCESTER – Dennis Paul Lafond of Skips Way, New Gloucester, formerly of Harvard St., Auburn, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 15, 2021 after recently declining health.
Denny was born on July 11, 1953, the son of Paul and Elaine (Parker) Lafond. He possessed a spirit of strength and determination throughout his life, right up to his last breath. He was a kind and sweet soul, gentle and quiet. He enjoyed his time at The Progress Center, working on projects and especially painting pictures. Denny had a great love for trains and was able to fulfill a dream of a train ride, thanks to staff and his wonderful caregiver.
Denny was predeceased by his parents and his cousin, William Parker. He is survived by his brother, Jack Lafond and his partner Donna Rochon of Pennsylvania, cousins, Jim Parker and wife Sandra of Leeds, Carol Hodgkin and Steve of Auburn and Nancy Hewison and Joly of Indiana. Denny is also survived and will be dearly missed by his supporter and legal guardian, Ann Parker of Auburn, as well as close friends and supporters David Pelchat and Elaine Clukey of Hebron.
We extend a sincere thank-you to the staff who loved and cared for Denny at Skips Way over the years: Jon, Ray, Trisha, Ruby, Theresa, Karen, and Darrius, and others over the years who helped keep Denny the strong and independent person he was.
A special and heart-felt “thank you” to Paulette and her team of angels from Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their loving care and support through Denny’s final journey.
A Graveside Service will be held 10.a.m. Thursday at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn.
Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. E. Michael Mills will be the Celebrant.
Condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfhllc.com.
To honor Denny, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.