1946 – 2016

SACO — Glenn J. Willette, 69, of Temple passed away suddenly while at camp with his wife Sunday, May 22, because of recent health conditions.

He was born in Brunswick on July 2, 1946, a son of Robert and Laurette (Dumas) Willette. He grew up in the Durham area and attended local schools there. He attended three years at Lisbon High School and was a graduate in his final year at Edward Little High School in Auburn.

After high school, Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He traveled all around the world and made a career out of being in the U.S. Air Force, until his retirement and honorable discharge in 1986.

In 1990, he met Jean Brown and after developing a loving relationship the two were married on April 13, 1991, in Temple, at Jean’s home. They were able to spend many, but not enough, happy years together.

Glenn was a member of the DAV, American Legion and a life member of the VFW. He was a very dedicated veteran. He was also a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farmington. He will always be remembered for his joy of fishing, hunting and the love of his dog, Shara. Most recently, Glenn had taken up the fond hobby of tracing the genealogy of his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Willette of Temple; his mother, Laurette Chapman of Turner; his two stepchildren, Cheryl Collier and her husband, Thomas, of Vienna and Kevin Brown and his wife, Wendy, of Temple. He also leaves behind two sisters, Sherry Green of New Jersey and Amy Paprotny and her husband, George, of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother, Alan Willette and his wife, Francine, of Durham, two stepsisters, Jean Coggwillo of Connecticut and Jane Bennett and her husband, Al, of Durham, N.H.; a stepbrother, Arthur Chapman III and his wife, Connie, of Bowdoinham; three step-granddaughters; two step-grandsons; five nieces; and one nephew.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert Willette; his stepfather, Arthur Chapman Jr.; and a brother, Larry Willette.

Condolences and memories of Glenn may be shared with the family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.

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