SOUTH PARIS — Carroll “Bud” Record, 90, of Stearns Hill Road in South Paris passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, with his wife of 69 years, his brother and his lifelong friend by his side.
He was born in South Paris, Dec. 11, 1922, the son of Herman and Florence Cotton Record, the seventh of eight children. He attended Paris schools and began working after 8th grade to help support the family. On July 3, 1943, he married Mione Rose Robinson at the Rev. Rensel Colby’s house, next to the South Paris High School. Together they built a home and raised seven children.
In his early years, Bud told about riding to school from East Oxford Road on the old milk wagon, which at that time was used as the school bus. He worked weeding and hoeing corn for 25 cents a day for his grandfather, then took a job at the corn shop at Oxford Station. He also worked at the Portland Shipyard, the railroad and for Pechnik Brothers. Several winters he worked in the woods with Henry Kahkonen or sometimes alone and also with Ashley Pike, using work horses.
For most of his working years, he was a carpenter for Emery’s Building Materials in West Paris. Many of the homes in the surrounding towns were built by Bud and fellow crew members. He spent free time camping, snowmobiling, going to bluegrass festivals and taking rides through the countryside. He particularly liked listening to his collection of old country and bluegrass music while family members played cards.
Bud is survived by his wife, Mione and their seven children, Lloyd and his wife, Linda, of West Paris, Lorraine Hill of Rock Springs, Wy., Sidney and his partner, Francine, of South Paris, Loretta Greene and her husband, Ted, of Sebago, Rosalyn Jennings and partner, Terry Palmer, of Rock Springs, Wy., James of West Paris and Jean Federico and her husband, Robert, of South Paris; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Edwin Record of South Paris; sister-in-law, Leona Record of Oxford; several cousins and many nieces and nephews; his lifelong friend, Ralph Merrill of South Paris; and special next door neighbor, Veikko Piirainen.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Shirley; one brother, Howard; sisters, Iva, Olive, Ruth, Lottie and Marion. Bud’s death was due to complications from diabetes and lung cancer.
The family would like to give special thanks to his caregivers, Paulette, Darci, Sarah, Lisa, Dori, Missy, Tressie and hospice.
Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.