Earlon 'Bud' Payne
Earlon A. “Bud” Paine, 88 of 25 Chapman Street, Bethel, died on October 20, 2010 at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris with his family at his side.
“Bud” muchly enjoyed his work in the postal service for 40 years and retired as postmaster in 1983. He served in the United States Navy 1944-1946; was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church, Bethel Historical Society, Bethel American Legion, past master of the Bethel Masonic Lodge and long term member of the Greeter’s Unit Kora Temple Shrine of Lewiston. “Bud” received the Henry H. Hastings Citizenship award for Bethel in 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Dorion Paine of Bethel; one daughter Linda Jackson of Fredricton, N.B. Canada; one son Richard Paine and partner Elaine Jacques of Auburn; three grandchildren Amy Collins and her husband Jeffrey of Exeter, N.H., Jameson Paine and his wife Carmen of Stratham, N.H. and Richard Jackson of South Paris; also deeply loved by four great grandchildren; sister-in-law Sarah Lawthers and her husband Michael of Bluffton, S.C.; and a very special niece Terri Defillip of Auburn.
“Bud” asked his family not to have any special service in his memory. He believed that you never die when you live in the hearts of loved ones left behind.
His cremated remains will be buried in the family lot in Andover at a later date, with a private family service.
Visiting hours will be held at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon Street Bethel on Saturday October 23rd 2-4 & 6-8pm with a Masonic Service to be held at 7 PM by the Bethel Masonic Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor “Bud” may donate to the Bethel Rescue Service C/O Cheryl Bennett, Bethel, Maine 04217 or to the Bethel Masonic Lodge C/O Colwyn Haskell, Bethel, Maine 04217
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.andrewsgreenleaf.com