AUBURN – George Dana Blodgett Sr., 67, of Temple, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, surrounded by his family at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. He was born May 20, 1951, in Farmington, the son of Richard M. and Helen (Iisalo) Blodgett.  George grew up in Temple and attended his first three years of school there. Two of which were in what is now the Historical Society building.  He then attended school in Farmington, graduating from Mt. Blue High in 1969.  He went on to attend UMO and graduated with an associates degree in chemical engineering in 1972. He was a member of the Temple Fire Deptment for 50 years, serving as chief and deputy chief.  George was certified as Firefighter I and II and was one of the first two people to be certified to wear air packs. He served the town of Temple as a selectman for 25 years. He worked for Knowlton McCleary and J.S. McCarthy Printers until his retirement in 2014. His interests include hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved to fly, receiving his private pilot license in 1992 and also ATV-ing, being founder and president of the Temple Trail Riders ATV club.

He married Valerie Goodwin Breard, Aug. 22, 1987, they have five children; Richard L. Blodgett and his wife, Laurie, of Temple, George Dana Blodgett Jr. and his wife, Sarah, of Rochester N.Y., Kert Blodgett and wife, Amanda, of Skowhegan; Christopher Breard and wife, Peggy, of Louisville, Ky., Leigh Spahr and husband, Mark, of Winterport. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, Cody Blodgett, Nicholas and Angela Blodgett, Miranda and Ryan Breard, Izaiah, Elisha and Larissa Blodgett and Peyton and Hannah Spahr.

Visitation will be at Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams-McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, with a reception to follow at the Temple Town Hall. Burial will be in the spring at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. A kind word may be left on his memory wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Donations may be made in his memory to:

The Temple Fire Dept.

1258 Temple Road

Temple, ME 04984

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