Percy R. Hanscom

OBIT-HanscomAUBURN — Percy R. Hanscom, age 83, died Nov. 8, 2015, at Clover Manor in Auburn. He was born in Bar Harbor, June 26, 1932, the son of Stanley and Mildred Gray Hanscom. Percy was a graduate of Bar Harbor High.

On Oct. 2, 1954, he married Helen Martha McPherson; she predeceased him Feb. 12, 1997.

Mr. Hanscom, or Percy to all his friends, worked at Northern Electric in Brunswick before starting his career at Regional Hospital, where he worked his way up to become the director of the maintenance department. He was a licensed boiler operator, proficient in electrical, plumbing and building trades. While immersed in the hospital maintenance field, he became the president of the New England Hospital Engineers. He retired from Regional Hospital in 1991.

In his retirement, he and Helen enjoyed traveling and splitting their time between their homes in Florida and Maine. After Helen’s passing, he found a special companionship with G. Carolyn Smith of Monmouth. They spent time between Florida and their lake home on Cobbosseecontee Lake in Monmouth.

Percy spent many hours dedicated to the Lions Club of Brunswick and Freeport, traveling to various venues in Maine, New England and Canada with his longtime friends, Steve Gargiulo and Maynard Smith.

He became the president of the Brunswick Lions and was instrumental in the building of a snack shack on the Topsham Fairgrounds, where he served many hamburgers out of “Percy’s Kitchen.” He was also famous for his backyard fund raisers, social gatherings and lobster bakes.

Surviving are his three sons, John and his wife, Kim, of Bowdoin; James and his wife, Linda, of Windham; and Jeffrey and his wife, Joan, of Topsham; a sister, Molly (Hanscom) Frost, and her husband, Donald, of Bar Harbor; two nieces Nykki Frost Grindle and Paula Lamoureux of Southwest Harbor, and nephew, Tom Frost of Vermont.

He is survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Clover Healthcare, especially the staff of Carlo Living Center and Dublin Place. We are eternally grateful for the kind and caring services of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Services of Auburn.

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Burial services will take place directly after the service at New Meadows Cemetery in Brunswick. After the burial, there will be at a gathering at 11 Madelyn Ave., Topsham.

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