Duane H. Quimby


FARMINGTON – Duane H. Quimby, 76, of Rangeley died Sunday, April 9, at the Franklin Memorial Hospital.

He was born, Aug. 5, 1929, in Fayette, the son of Holman A. and Gladys (Lane) Quimby. He grew up in Rangeley and attended Rangeley schools.

His 40-year career as an electric power lineman started in 1951, with Oquossoc Light & Power Co. which later became Rangeley Power Co.

He continued as a lineman first class when Central Maine Power Co. purchased Rangeley Power in 1976. He retired from C.M.P. in 1991.

In 1985, he was honored with a plaque for his 40 years of continuous service with the Rangeley Fire Department which he joined in Sept. of 1945. From 1965 to 1967, he served as captain. On Sept. 11, 2002, he received the American Legion Certificate of Commendation for outstanding service to the Rangeley community during his tenure as a firefighter.

He enjoyed time spent at his wife’s family camp in Steuben and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara (Hannon) Quimby, whom he married, Dec. 20, 1963 in Turner; three sons, Darrel and his wife, Gwenyth, of Augusta, Brent of Scarborough and Arlow of Hillsboro, N.C.; two sisters, Eloise Williams of Monrovia, Calif., and Clarice Andreizzi and her husband, Benedict, of Newburyport, Mass.; four grandchildren, Justin Quimby, Jennifer Keliher, Adam Quimby and Anne Sophi Quimby; a great-granddaughter, Makayla Quimby.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Deidra in 1998; and a grandson, Jason Quimby in 2002.