FARMINGTON – Ralph R. Veinotte, 95, a resident of Oak Street, Jay, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 004 at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

He was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Newburn, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Delphen and Hilda Wentzel Veinotte. He attended school in Newburn.

He married Dorothy McEwen April 15, 1936, in Livermore Falls They made their home for many years on Knapp Street, Livermore Falls, before moving to Jay. She died Oct. 27, 2002.

Ralph worked in the steam plant at International Paper Co. from 1936 until his retirement in 1973. As of Aug. 27, he was the oldest living IP retiree. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club of International Paper Company.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and picking berries.

He is survived by his son, Maynard Veinotte and his wife, Louise, of East Jay; two grandchildren, Pamela Wildes and her companion, Raymond Legassie, of South Portland, and Richard Veinotte and his wife, Tammie, of Canaan; three great-grandchildren, Garrett and Courtney Veinotte, and Whitney Wildes; a sister, Leah Scott, of Halifax, Nova Scotia; and two nieces and a nephew, also of Canada. His great-niece still has the family farm.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, Walter, Aubrey and Basil Veinotte.

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