TRENTON – Forest Hilton Hanscom Jr., 75, left us on May 17, 2016, after being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer three weeks prior.
Born in Lincoln, Maine, to Forest H. and Edith (Farnsworth) Hanscom Sr., Hilton graduated from Lee Academy.
Hilton co-owned and operated The Green Moth Store and Cabins in Trenton with his wife, Carlene, for over 20 years. After their “retirement” from the store, he went on to work for Bar Harbor Public Works until his retirement in 2009.
Hilton loved his family, friends, stock car racing, baseball, the woods and ocean. He loved telling stories about driving trucks, racing the 8-Ball car on the dirt track at Graham Lake and things that happened at the store.
Hilton is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carlene (Grant); daughter, Lisa Ellen and son in law, Todd Winger; brother, Floyd and wife, Roberta; brothers-in law — Herbert Grant and Joel and Tammy Grant; Aunt Virginia Farnsworth; a special cousin, Pam Farnsworth; good friends — Kelton and Janet Muise, Robert and Marsha Carter and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a celebration of Hilton’s life on Sunday, June 5, from noon–3 p.m. at the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department, “42 Fire Truck Restoration Project,” 59 Oak Point Road, Trenton, ME 04605.