RANGELEY — Jerome “Frenchie” Guevremont, 77, passed away the evening of Thursday, July 12, with his loving family by his side. Frenchie was born Nov. 10, 1940, in Brockton, Mass. He grew up and was educated in Norton, Massachusetts, graduating from high school there in 1959. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the Naval Air Base in Memphis, Tennessee, attending the school of aerial structural mechanics. Once he graduated, he traveled the globe extensively, as assigned to Brunswick Naval Air Station and ended his enlistment in Rangeley at the Navy Survival S.E.R.E. School at Redington. He settled in Rangeley and became the first supervisor of Rangeley’s new wastewater treatment facility, where he was the superintendent until he retired in 2014. During his employment with the town, he was an invaluable asset serving in various positions and served several stints as the town manager.

Frenchie enjoyed working with the youth of Rangeley, and coached Little League Baseball and boys high school basketball. He had many hobbies, including reading, weather reporting to local news and WRGY, bird watching and caring for his Maine Coon cats, rock collecting, hunting with his grandson and he cherished playing store and school with his grand and great-granddaughters. Frenchie’s grandchildren will forever cherish the country drives and cruises and the countless lifelong lessons, including one he frequently told, “Never put off until tomorrow what can be put off until the day after tomorrow.” He was a man of unwavering faith, kindness and generosity whose sense of humor and top-tier pranks will be remembered always by his family, dear friends and his special buddy, Jim Stone.

Frenchie is survived by his sister, Jane Farquhar, of Norton, Mass.; his daughter, Linda Fraser Piselli, and husband, Joe; and granddaughter, Allison, all of Augusta; his daughter, Amber Haley, and husband, Kenny; grandson Kash, wife, Laura, and their daughters Sage, Jacksyn and Quincy; granddaughter, Beth Haley Smith, husband, Chip, and their daughters Ellah and Emmelyn, all of Rangeley. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Eleanor; his parents; a brother and a sister; his son in-law, John Fraser; and granddaughter, Andrea.

Frenchie’s family would like to thank all of his caregivers for the comfort and care they gave him during his illness, and thanks also to his friends who stopped by to chat and reminisce with him.

Jerome J. Guevremont

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