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HARTLAND—Dana W. Carr, 82, died peacefully September 6, 2011 in Bangor with his loving wife at his side. He was born April 6, 1929 in Natick, MA, a son of Winfield and Dorothy (Smith) Carr. He graduated from Harmony High School, Class of 1946.

Dana worked the hotel circuit in Jefferson, NH (where he met his wife Marilyn) and Pompano Beach, FL before joining the U. S. Navy in 1950. He served aboard the U.S.S. Shea during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in January of 1953. On February 21, 1953 he married Marilyn Dorr in Hyattsville, MD. Dana was a crane operator for Norman Jackson in Pittsfield and Earland Cobb in Harmony. In 1959, he was employed as a lineman, and later a foreman by the TDS Telephone Company, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church and the Triple C. Couples Club, both of Hartland. Dana enjoyed the Boston Red Soxs, playing golf, fishing and hunting, but most of all he loved his family. He enjoyed going to Florida in the winter and going to hunting camp in Harmony with his son, brothers, and nephews.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Hartland; a son, Bradley and Dottie Carr; a daughter, Lynn and husband David Dow; 3 brothers, Richard “Dick” and wife Louise Carr, Gordon “Tink” and wife Janice Carr, and Vernon “Tad” and wife Dorinne Carr; 2 sisters, Dotty Barrows and Barbara Herrick; 5 grandchildren, Angela and husband Matt Gleckman, Bradley Carr, Jr. and fiancée Melissa Lemieux, Jackie Carr, Tammy and husband Scott Pinnette, and Laurie and husband Tim Landry; 6 great grandchildren, Anna and Parker Gleckman, Nicole, Anthony, Nathan and Lauren Pinnette; special “adopted” grandchildren, Michelle Rooney, Tracy Noel, and Simon Thorne; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Sharon Bunker; and brothers-in-law, Eldon Barrows, Clarence Herrick, and Robert Bunker.

Memorial services will be held 2 P.M., Saturday, September 17th at the Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor James Boughman officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 663, Hartland, ME 04943.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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