Edward F. Dustin
October 17, 1942 - October 23, 2016
Service Date: October 29, 2016
Family and friends may call on Friday, Oct. 28th from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Celebration of Dusty's life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Alfred Parish Church 12 Kennebunk Rd., in Alfred followed by committal prayers and burial at Evergreen Cemetery.
Edward F. (Dusty) Dustin, 74, a longtime resident of Lyman, died on Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Biddeford.
Dusty was born at home on the family farm on October 17, 1942, the son of Perley and Pauline E. (Bookholtz) Dustin. He went to elementary school at the Cousin Memorial School in Lyman and attended Sanford High School. Dusty left school at seventeen years of age and enlisted into the Marine Corp where he served honorably.
Dusty enjoyed a long and successful career as Deputy Sheriff with the York County Sheriff’s Department for over 30 plus years. He was well liked and respected by his co-workers and the inmates. Dusty never forgot that sometimes people made mistakes – yet, they still were human beings and were to be treated with respect and dignity. He often joked that he worked at three jails, all in one town! Dusty could be counted on to be firm, fair and sometimes just plain stubborn. He was a good role model for young men and women at the department and they knew they could always trust Dusty. He was very honored to have so many of his colleagues attend a special gathering at the Tin Tin Restaurant almost a month ago.
Dusty was very loving and attentive to his children and family. He was fun loving and enjoyed being the practical joker in the family. He had a gentle way with babies and his newest grandson made his eyes sparkle with joy. Dusty was a fellow mason with the Masonic Lodge 55 AF & AM in Alfred. Dusty will be remembered for being generous to a fault and accepted everyone “just as they are” – as they traveled on their journey in life. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
He is lovingly survived by his wife of four years, Kristin (Hoxie) Dustin; his children, David Dustin and wife Joanne; Brian Dustin and husband Tom Muise; and Katherine Dustin; his grandchildren, Christopher, Kimberly, David and Amanda Muise; and Roger W. Dunham Lanoie, presently serving with the US Air Force; Kaylena M. (Lanoie) Hussey; and very special grandson, Cole C. Hussey; and several step children and step grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Family and friends may call on Friday, October 28th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Celebration of Dusty’s life will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Alfred Parish Church, 12 Kennebunk Rd., in Alfred followed by committal prayers and military honors at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Welfare Society, Inc., P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.