BUXTON- Francis E. Young, age 93, passed away on Oct. 3, 2022, at The Gorham House.
He was born on April 3, 1929, in North Reading, MA, a son of the late Elmer and Mabel (Melanson) Young.
After graduating from North Reading High School, Francis went on to proudly serve the country in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Guam during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
Francis was a partner in the McIntire and Young Construction Company in Reading, MA. From the 1950’s until 1970. Upon moving to Maine, he worked as a self-employed dairy farmer in Buxton and later worked as a school custodian at MSAD#6, where his teachers and co-workers affectionately knew him as Frank.
He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed both salt water and lake fishing, camping, hunting, and vegetable gardening. While growing up in North Reading, he enjoyed horseback riding on his horse Silver.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife Claire (Selfridge) Young of 65 years; and a brother- Elmer Young Jr.
Francis is survived by seven children- Beverly Remington and her husband Douglas of Buxton, Daniel Young and his wife Linda of Cornish, Glenn Young and his wife Mary of VA, Brenda Vessels and her husband Michael of FL, David Young and his wife Marilyn Marylin of WV, Kenneth Young and his wife Lee of Hollis, and Kevin Young and his wife Beverly of Buxton; siblings- Louis Young and his wife Kathy of Benton, and Gayle Gaston of Buxton; twenty one grandchildren; forty seven great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Saturday Oct. 22 from 10 – 11 AM at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 498 Long Plains Road (Rt. 22) in Buxton. At 11 AM a memorial service will be held to celebrate Francis’ life at the funeral home. Burial will follow at South Buxton (Tory Hill) Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Gorham House Windsor 1 wing with special gratitude to Laurie for their exceptional care and support, and Robin with Beacon Hospice for her kindness and care to dad and our family.
Online condolence messages can be submitted at the funeral home website, www.mainefuneral.com
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.