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Avon Stanley

Avon V. Stanley

Sunday, April 9th, 1933 - Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

Howland – Avon V. Stanley, 87, went to be with his Lord on Friday, July 3, 2020. He was born April 9, 1933 in Howland, the son of Clarence and Jessie (Granville) Stanley.

Avon loved his Lord, and often spent much of his mornings reading his Bible and praying, and often sharing his faith with others. He enjoyed following sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. A favorite pastime was spending time at his camp on Cold Stream Pond where he would go fishing, even though he seldom caught anything! He spent many decades working at Great Northern Paper Company before his retirement.

Avon is survived by his wife of 69 years, Clarice A. (Giles) Stanley; eight children, Greg Stanley and his wife Susanne, Keith Stanley and his wife Donna, Barbara Stanley, Brenda Hanson and her husband Rodney, Blandine Dvilinsky and her husband Robert, Avon Stanley, Jr. and his wife Melanie, Karen Paul and her husband Donald, and Jessica Dugans and her husband Chip; eighteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Stanley, as well as Michael’s wife, Bonnie, Avon’s daughter in law.

Due to pandemic limitations, funeral services will be private, with interment at the Howland Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, Lincoln.
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    Location
    Howland Cemetery
    Address
    HOWLAND, ME

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Jane and Donald Briggs

Posted at 11:15pm
Dear Family,
Don and I were so sorry to read of Avon's passing. We loved visiting with you all and hearing about your amazing family. Your Dad's love of God will surely earn a place of honor in Heaven and we pray that He will be with you all, especially your Mother Clarice, while you struggle in the darkness of grief.
With our deepest sympathy and Love...Don and Jane Briggs

Andrea Herlihy

Posted at 09:16am
Avon was an amazing man I love growing up living next to them on the river rd I howland thoughts and prayers are with the family
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Staff of Bangor Christian Schools

Posted at 06:40am
In memory of Mr. Stanley. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
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Teri Alba

Posted at 10:35pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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