1927 – 2014
FARMINGTON — Oswald Joseph Henry, “Ozzie,” 87, of Livermore Falls, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 6, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington..
He was born the 17th of 18 children to Pressilien and Suzanne (Maillet) Henry on May 3, 1927, in Riley. He was educated in local schools and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked at the record foundry during the war and later was employed at Bath Iron Works, where he was an interior painter in the hulls of ships.
It was while working at Bath Iron Works that he met Yolanda Mollicone, the young woman whom he married on July 26, 1947, at St. Rose of Lima Church, Jay. Together, they represented some of the best of their generation … a devotion to family and a strong work ethic that remains as an inspirational legacy for the future generations of their family. “Lunda” predeceased him on April 17, 2005.
Ozzie retired from working in the converting and shipping department at International Paper Co., Jay, where he was also a member of the Quarter Century Club.
He was a lifelong communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, Jay, and was a member of the Lane Dube AMVETS Post No. 33. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing. He was meticulous when it came to yard maintenance, and favorite times were spent with family and following the activities of his grandsons.
He is loved by his daughter, Tanya M. Nadeau, and her husband, Gerard, of Jay; two grandsons, Tarek Nadeau and his wife, Heather, and their son, Jarrett, of Livermore Falls; and Tarad Nadeau and his wife, Monica, and their daughters, Madison and Ava, of Sanford; and several nieces and nephews.
Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.