Reginald Dunn Jordan

GRAY – Reginald Dunn Jordan passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 quietly at his daughter’s home in Gray, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 20, 1936 to Samuel C. and Bernice C. Jordan.

He married Barbara A. Lachance in October of 1953. They shared 68 years together raising their five children.

He graduated 8th grade from a one room school house, which is now located at the Poland Town Office Complex. He went on to attend Mechanic Falls High School. From there he went to work in the woods with his Uncle Hollis Tripp. He then went to work for the Town of Poland for a time, then went to work with P.E. Dunn, Inc., and from there back to the Town of Poland as the Public Works Director, helping to build most of the roads here in Poland. He served on the Poland Board of Selectmen for 25 years, taking great pride in this position and always looking out for the best interests of the Town and its citizens. He was a member of the Poland Historical Society and played a major role in getting the One Room School House restored and moved to the Town Office Complex to be used by the town. He received the W. Ballard Nash Sr. Community Service Award for his years of service to the town. He received many other awards, one being in recognition for his service with Androscoggin Watershed Erosion Control Project given during the Thirteenth Annual Highway Congress with Senator Mitchell.

As a boy he loved playing on the town baseball team with his friends and later umpiring other kids playing for the town. He was an Avid Hunter, enjoying his early years hunting with his father, brother and uncle and later with his son, grandson, brother-in-law and friends. He also loved to fish and could tell a good fish story or two. He enjoyed many years going to his camp in Rangeley Plantation spending time with his family and friends there, cooking out, riding to look for moose and relaxing. He looked forward every year to spending time there with his close friend Jeff Chappell going bird hunting in the fall and fishing in the spring. He enjoyed planting his vegetable garden every year and would sit and watch it grow, once it was ready to be picked, it was Barbara’s job to do the canning for the family, as well as his daughter Judy. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge and remembrances of the town history and of days gone by. He always had an interesting story to tell. He loved his dogs Molly and Misty and could rarely be out of their sight. He will be missed by us all greatly.

He is survived by his children Mark (Pat) of Tonopah, Ariz., Judy Akers of Poland, Larry (Jan) of Poland, Pamela (Ernie) Dicicco of Gray and Penny (Steve) of Madison, NH; grandchildren Joshua and Casey Dyer, Amy and Melissa Akers, Jennifer Taylor, Tyson Jordan, Tiffany Theriault and Chelsey Banville; 13 great-grandchildren; and his sister Patti Gagne.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara; granddaughters Megan and Mandy Jordan, Sonya Dyer; brother Richard; and little dog Molly.

The family would like to give special thanks to our sister Pamela for the excellent care she gave dad for the last year and to granddaughter Chelsey for spending time with her grandfather, taking him for rides and up to his house.

We also would like to thank his friend Barbara Strout for always taking the time to write him every week keeping him up to date on the Town Affairs, and also a special thanks to Hannah Plummer, he enjoyed your visits with him and the smiles you brought out in him the last few weeks.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brown Road, Poland Maine.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 26 West Dwinal Street, Mechanci Falls. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

In lieu of flowers,

donations can be made to the Poland Historical Society as well as to the Town of Poland’s development of the park located at the Town Office Complex.

Donations may be sent to:

Town of Poland

1231 Maine St.

Poland, ME 04274

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