BATH — Valmore V. Piirainen, 96, a longtime resident of Durham and formerly of South Paris, died Wednesday, April 14, at Winship Green in Bath.
He was born in South Paris on Oct. 6, 1913, a son of Victor and Riika Piirainen. He was educated in South Paris schools.
Mr. Piirainen worked as a construction worker for various companies and also as a driver for several transport companies.
He was a longtime member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Paris and had attended Shiloh Chapel in Durham. Mr. Piirainen enjoyed attending church and also loved to read his Finnish bible. He liked to spend his free time tending to chores around his home and had a hobby of picking up items that would seem unwanted by others but had a good home with Val.
Val will be remembered by all who knew and loved him as a good, honest, hard-working man.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Arlene (Leighton) Tamoosh Piirainen, of Durham; a sister, Grace Hoyt, of Westford, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth (Babcock) Piirainen; and five brothers and sisters, Saimi J. O’Byrne, Tanya Tucker, Mary Muench, Helen Zanoni and Toivo Piirainen.