FARMINGTON – Andrew “Andy” Kondas, 78, a resident of North Jay, died Tuesday, April 13, at Franklin Memorial Hospital surrounded by the ones he loved, following a short illness.

“Andy” was born in Chisholm, on Nov. 23, 1925, the son of Lizzie Lascko and Andrew Kondas, both immigrants from Hungary. He grew up in Riley and attended the Jay school system.

He married Arline Young on June 3, 1946, in Farmington. They spent over 50 loving years raising a family and vacationing in many special places such as Old Orchard Beach, Atlantic City and Niagara Falls. Together, they were a generous and caring couple, whose family were their lives.

He worked for the Maine Department of Transportation, Norwalk Shoe Co. and the Jay Highway Department. He was a veteran of World War II, a proud Marine, who served in the Pacific Rim, surviving the invasion of Iwo Jima. He loved to tell the story of how he felt when they raised the American Flag after the treacherous battle.

An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, camping, 4-wheeling and snowmobiling. His twilight years were filled traveling with his loving companion, “Emma” to Jackman and Canada, in his Saab convertible.

He is survived by his dear companion, Dorothy Chicoine Perry of Jay; a son, Michael and his wife Linda of Jay; a daughter, Judy Poulin and her husband Danny of North Jay; a sister, Betty and her husband Ralph Papsadora of Rumford; two loving granddaughters, Melissa Kondas of Sanford and Kelly Poulin Lyons and her husband Ray of Mexico; three special grandsons, Michael Kondas Jr. of Jay, Jay Poulin and his wife Karmen of North Jay and Scott Bowen of North Jay; nine great-grandchildren, Sarah, Gino, Chad, Zachary, Mathew, Rodney, Kierstyn, Melissa and Matt.

He was predeceased by his wife, Arline; two sisters, Mary Edes, Clara Moreau; and one daughter, Sherri Bowen who was very close to his heart.

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