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CORINNA—Maynard C. Church, 83, died December 23, 2011 at a Pittsfield nursing home. He was born February 1, 1928 in Guilford, a son of Edward and Isabelle (Burgess) Church. He worked in the woods as a young man and also worked at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, retiring from Dexter Shoe Company in 1994.

Maynard will be remembered as a Saturday night Megabucks player and also loved scratch lottery tickets. Maynard was a very hard worker, with a huge, kind heart who enjoyed helping others. He never let his limitations get in the way of a hard day’s work. He was most happy when he was working on his woodpile and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and just puttering around. He was proud of the fact of being blessed with wonderful health for so many years.

Maynard is survived by 2 sons, Brian and Ronald Church; a step-daughter, Kelli and husband Ron Richardson of Corinna; 2 brothers, Norman and Keith Church; 2 granddaughters and their husbands, Amanda and Erik Stitham and Morgan and Andy Ricker; a grandson, Ronnie and wife Jess Richardson; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by his friends and neighbors, John and Debbie Liberty. He was predeceased by his wife, Marcia in 2008; and 4 sisters, Virginia Harrington, Vivian Church, Donna Downs, and Crystal Weeks.

Graveside committal services will be held at Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna, in the spring. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U. S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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CORINNA – A graveside committal service for Maynard C. Church, who died December 23, 2011, will be held at 2 PM Friday, May 11th, at Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, Corinna.

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