1927 – 2015

SCARBOROUGH — Irving Verrill, 87, died peacefully on Friday, April 3, in the comfort of Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough.

He was born in Gray on July 8,1927, and graduated from Pennell Institute in Gray in 1945.

Irving worked in a variety of jobs throughout his lifetime, including farming and logging. He worked on the family dairy farm in Gray with his brother, Donald, until he purchased his own farm in 1955.

He and Marjorie Moody, whom he married in 1950, worked the farm in North Yarmouth, raising two daughters there. They raised dairy heifers on the farm while he also worked full time at Weyerhauser Container Division in Westbrook. He worked over 40 years for Weyerhaeuser and was nominated as employee of the year, winning a trip to Florida in 1989. He retired from Weyerhaeuser in 1990.

In 1992, he downsized the dairy operation but continued to keep a few cows for his own enjoyment and spent many happy years there with his friend and companion, Mary Townsend.


Irving was an avid dancer, spending many Saturday nights at various grange halls, enjoying the local dances. He excelled at polka, waltzes and many other “big band” dances and could often be found at Harmony Hall in North Yarmouth.

He is survived by his two daughters, Joyce Rumery of Old Town, and Joan Wright and husband, Roger, of Limerick; as well as his granddaughter, Kelly Tibbetts and her husband, Jonathan, of Lyman. He is also survived by two nieces, Jolene Elm of Wisconsin, and Linda Pelletier of Lewiston; and a nephew, Ernie Verrill of Gray.

Irving was predeceased by his sister, Aldine Wallace of Wisconsin; his brother, Donald Verrill of Gray and his wife, Marjorie Verrill; and his longtime friend, Mary Townsend.

To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.autumngreenfuneralhome.com.

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