Irving Verrill

July 8, 1927 - April 3, 2015

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Services will be private and later in the spring.

Irving Verrill, 87, died peacefully on April 3, 2015 in the comfort of the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Irving was born in Gray on July 8, 1927 and he graduated from Pennell Institute in Gray in 1945.

He worked a variety of jobs throughout his lifetime including farming and logging. Mr. Verrill worked on the family dairy farm in Gray with his brother Donald until he purchased his own farm in 1955.  He and Marjorie Moody, who he married in 1950, worked the farm in North Yarmouth, raising two daughters there. He and Marjorie raised dairy heifers on the farm while he also worked full time at Weyerhauser Container Division in Westbrook. Irving worked over 40 years for Weyerhauser and was nominated as employee of the year; winning a trip to Florida in 1989. He retired from Weyerhauser in 1990.

In 1992, Irving downsized the dairy operation but continued to keep a few cows for his own enjoyment and spent many happy years there with his friend and companion, Mary Townsend. Irving was an avid dancer, spending many Saturday nights at various grange halls enjoying the local dances. He excelled at polka, waltzes and many other “big band” dances and could often be found at Harmony Hall in North Yarmouth.

Irving was predeceased by his sister, Aldine Wallace of Wisconsin, his brother, Donald Verrill of Gray; and his wife, Marjorie Verrill and his longtime friend, Mary Townsend.

He is survived by his two daughters, Joyce Rumery of Old Town; and Joan Wright and husband Roger of Limerick; as well as his granddaughter, Kelly Tibbetts and her husband Jonathan of Lyman.  He is also survived by two nieces, Jolene Elm of Wisconsin, Linda Pelletier of Lewiston and a nephew, Ernie Verrill of Gray.

Services will be private and later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Foundation of America (AFA).

The Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street in Alfred, is respectfully handling arrangements.

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