Raymond A. Coleman


POLAND – Raymond A. Coleman, 91, of Poland, died Sunday, April 2, at his home.

He was born in Mechanic Falls on April 6, 1914, the son of Daniel R. and Lucy Ann Steward Coleman. He graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1933.

He married Marjorie Cox on May 10, 1940.

He worked as a machinist for the Bates Mill in Lewiston for many years and retired in 1973.

He was a member of the Mechanic Falls Methodist Church and the Minot United Methodist Church on Minot Corner.

He was a masonic member of Tyrian Lodge 73 in Mechanic Falls for 61 years. He was a 72-year member of the Pomona, Maine and national Grange, holding several chairs, including past master of Pomona Grange.

He was a member of the Boghooters Snowmobile Club.

The Coleman family had a camp on Green Pond in Oxford for 56 years and enjoyed many family gatherings and cookouts at the camp. He loved camping, fishing and just being in the outdoors.

He lived the majority of his life in Mechanic Falls, moving to Poland upon retirement from the Bates Mill.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marjorie of Poland; a son, Winfield and his wife, Carol Coleman, of Auburn; a daughter, Geraldine and husband, Wesley Rogers, of Gray; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel and her husband, Francis Conant, of Mechanic Falls; a sister-in-law, Ruth Coleman of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a beloved son, Geraldine’s twin brother, Gerald Coleman.