Dale Alan Varney


New Sharon – Dale Alan Varney, 54, of New Sharon, died late Saturday, May 27, at his home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1952, a son of Donald and Flora (Wells) Varney. He received his education in local schools and was a 1970 graduate of Mt. Blue High School. He worked for 13 years at Maine Dowel and then worked at Internation Paper Co. in Jay from 1984 to 2006.

He loved life and nature and celebrated it by fishing in all seasons, hunting, farming, and trapping. He particularly enjoyed riding his Harley with his longtime friends. He was a hard worker and took immense pride in all of his accomplishments throughout his life. He was especially proud of his membership in Local 14. He will be dearly missed by all of those who were fortunate enough to have been blessed by his presence in their lives.

He is survived by his wife as of Oct. 15, 2002, and long time companion of 21 years, Theresa Martin of New Sharon; his mother, Flora Wells Varney; sister, Dawn Varney Kelley and her husband, Milton (Ray), of Chesterville; three nieces, Megan Iannuzzi and Aaron Kelley, both of Farmington and Devon Kelley of Industry; a daughter, Elizabeth Varney Gagne and her husband, Samual, of Poland; six stepchildren, Darlene Dyke and partner, Michael Bowdin, of Topsham, Deanna Gaboury of Vienna, Linwood Gaboury and wife, Stephanie, of Industry, Bobbi Thompson and husband, Mark, of Chelsea, Lewis Gaboury and wife, Melanie, of Farmington, Rick Gaboury and wife, Tina, of New Sharon; two maternal grandchildren, Kayleigh and Colby Gagne; and lots and lots of stepgrandchildren.

He was predeceased by his father; and a son, Mark Alan Varney.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks and appreciation to the people of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, the people of the Oncology Department at Franklin Memorial Hospital as well as the nurses on staff. A very special thank you goes out to his hospice nurse Marie; you helped more than you will ever know.