Arthur B. Young
1933-2009
POLAND — Arthur Bernard Young, 75, passed away at his home on Aug. 10, after losing a battle with long-term cardio pulmonary disease. He lived out his life in the home that he built on Empire Road in Poland.
Art was born in Lewiston, Nov. 10, 1933, the son of Bernard and Mae Garnett Young. He graduated Edward Little High School in 1952 and attended college for one year in New Hampshire. He married Connie Rich, also a graduate of Edward Little High School, in 1954. On Sept. 11, they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
He followed in his father’s footsteps and became a master plumber and pipe fitter. In his early years, he worked in the family business, Young’s Plumbing and Heating, before going out on his own. In later years, he was a member of local unions 783 and 716 until becoming disabled at the age of 48. He was a member of Tyrian Lodge AF and AM in Mechanic Falls.
He enjoyed many forms of freshwater fishing on various Maine lakes and ponds. Special moments included fly fishing with his wife on Grace Pond and upon retirement, fishing at King and Bartlett, which was their favorite spot. He was an avid hunter of moose, duck, rabbit, partridge, pheasant, deer, and was particularly excited when he was able to score the ever-elusive doe permit.
He enjoyed watching the Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Celtics games on TV. He ensured his lawn was well-groomed and that fresh flowers were planted every season. He also loved camping, and spending time in the woods.
Throughout their marriage, he and Connie enjoyed playing Bridge, Spades and Hearts with their many friends.
Known as Grampa and Bampa to his grandkids, he passed on treasured items to them and was proud and happy to see the items put to good use. He was very proud of his grandchildren and their accomplishments. He was a loving and devoted husband, and generous father, grandfather, son and friend who would do anything for one and all. He was always lending a helping hand without expecting anything in return.
He is survived by his wife, Connie; daughters, Elaine Breau of Lewiston, Jill Olson, Linda Young-Cormier, Donna Young of Auburn and Heidi Matthews and her husband, Jeff, of Tucson, Ariz.; his mother, mother Mae Garnett Young of Lewiston; eight grandchildren, Christopher Breau and Josh Gagne, Nathan Olson, Cory and Nick Cormier, Katy and Matthew Rabasco and Brandon Matthews; and his brother, Herb Young.
He was predeceased by his father, Bernard.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Ralph Harder and Frenchie.

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