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NEWPORT—Lauris F. Boylan, 84, died October 12, 2011 at his residence. He was born September 29, 1927 in Newport, a son of Frank and Glennie (Langley) Boylan.

Before retiring, Lauris was a longtime livestock dealer, dealing mostly in cattle and horses. He enjoyed hunting and spent a great deal of time in the woods. His passion was training young horses to drive and gave many wagon rides with his favorite team of Belgians, Max and Cindy. Lauris was also a longtime member of the Farmer’s Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club. After retirement, he spent most of his time working in the woods with his horses, cutting and selling cedar posts. He was a man who was loved and respected by all who knew him.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Sally and husband Richard Cook, and Patsy Boylan, all of Newport, and Lori Weaver of Oquossoc; 5 sisters, Arlene Mullis, Lorraine and husband Richard Stone, Karlene Boylan, and Linda Boylan, all of Newport, and Muriel Boylan of Bangor; 3 grandchildren, Melissa Cook, Kelly and husband Joel Wilkinson, and Rachael Weaver; 3 great grandchildren, Dustin Bryant, Emma and Sam Wilkinson; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Marilyn Henessy.

Lauris was predeceased by his wife, Marie (Patchell) Boylan in 1996; a brother Stanley; and 2 sisters, Lucille Gregoire and Jean Beem.

Funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Monday, October 17th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Reverend Tim Curtis officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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