SIDNEY — Francis Marshall Walton, Jr., 77, a longtime resident of Raymond and Fayette, passed away, Saturday, May 20, at Snow Pond Residential Care Center in Sidney, where he had resided for the past two and a half years.

He was born November 1, 1939, in Portland, the son of Francis M. Walton Sr. and Marion O. (McCatherin) Walton. Francis attended Pride Training School in Portland. He was one of the school’s original students. The school was a learning center for developmentally challenged young people.

Francis’ interests were trains, Dagwood & Blondie comic books, the Sunday paper comic section, any and all kinds of puzzles, writing letters and drawing greeting cards to relatives and friends and meeting new people. He was a member of the Treat Memorial Library in Livermore Falls, 470 Railroad Club in Portland, Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum in Portland and the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, Sabbathday Lake Grange, Raymond Fire Department Auxiliary, and a deacon of East Raymond Church.

He is survived by his brother, Clyde D. Walton of Fayette; nieces and nephews, Candy (Farrar) Scripture and her husband, Gerald, of Raymond, Cindy (Farrar) Cayer and her husband, Bob, of Fairfield, Christine (Farrar) Cook of Windham, Stephen Farrar and his wife, Eliza, of Northwood, N.H., Edwin Farrar and companion, Karen Luce, of Windham, Sharon (Walton) Jacobs and her husband, Thomas, of Virginia Beach, Va., Kimberlee (Walton) Spores and her husband, Ken, of Chapel Hill, N.C., Thomas C. Walton Jr. and his wife, Stella, of Raleigh, N.C., Glenn Walton of Sanford, and Tim C. Walton and his wife, Marian, of Livermore; many grand-nieces and grand-nephews; special cousins, Kristine (Carpenter) Miller and her husband, Chuck, of Gorham, Lee Carpenter and his wife, “KC,” of Gorham, Mark Carpenter and his wife, Gayle, of Buxton; and special friend, Ann Ramsey of Concord, N.H.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Thomas C. Walton, Sr.; and sisters, Dorothy D. Walton and Candace J. Walton.

The family would like to acknowledge the great care Francis received while at Snow Pond Residential Care Center as well as from the MaineGeneral Hospice Team. The administrators, staff and residents there all treated him exceptionally well and cared deeply for him. They were all considered his extended family. For that, we are greatly appreciative. Francis was a friend to everyone he ever met. He was a kind, sweet person and if you had the great fortune to have known him; you were truly fortunate indeed.

Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

Francis M. Walton

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