KINGFIELD – Warren J. Lovejoy, 86, died Friday, Oct. 29, in Kingfield following a long illness.

He was born in Salem Jan. 5, 1918, the son of Harry L. and Abbie D. Baker Lovejoy. He was educated in the schools of Strong, and graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1935.

He married Barbara Crocker in Strong in 1941. She died in 1997.

As a young man, he worked in the woods as a lumberman, and later worked as a route salesman for Harris Bakery for more than eight years. He then worked many years at local wood turning mills in Strong and Kingfield, and retired in 1988.

He was a devoted father and husband.

He was an avid sportsman, loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed watching the Red Sox games and was able to watch their final win of the World Series. He was also an avid gardener and was known for his Kennebec potatoes.

He is survived by three sons, Dennis J. and his wife, Jean M. Lovejoy, Jake W. and his wife, Carolanne Lovejoy, and Ricky and his wife, Janice Lovejoy, all of West New Portland; two daughters, Della and her husband, Greg Roy, of Jay, and Cynthia and her husband, Gary Rogers, of Solon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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