LEWISTON — Dennis Ray Therrien, 63, of Madrid, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Farmington Aug. 8, 1947, a son of Colin and Ruth (Plog) Therrien. He spent his childhood in Madrid and was educated in the schools of Madrid and Phillips. Following school, he joined the Job Corps to become a heavy equipment operator. On June 12, 1971, he married Barbara Lamb of Rangeley. He also had been employed at Veryfine Fruit Juice Co. in Groton, Conn.
He was a doting grandfather to his two grandchildren and he loved auto racing, motorcycles, and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Madrid; a daughter, Margaret (Marti), and her two children, Bryce and Brooklyn of Pepperell, Mass.; his mother, Ruth Therrien of Industry; his siblings, Robert and his wife, Carol, of Beverly, Mass., Linda Gray and her husband, Charles, of Ellsworth, Scott of West Gardiner, Dexter and his wife, Susan, of Friendship, and Peggy Hinkley and her husband, Mark, of Industry; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son, Dexter, on March 23, 2009; and his father, Colin, in November 2007.
Tributes and remembrances may be shared on his tribute wall at www.wilesrc.com.