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Charles E. "Gene" Wheeler

Date of Death: June 30, 2011

Date of Birth: June 10, 1938


HARTFORD - Charles E. (Gene) Wheeler Sr.,73, formerly of

Auburn, passed away at his son's home, in Hartford, June 30, 2011.

He had been ill since Jan 2010.

Gene was born in Augusta, June 10, 1938, the son of Fred

Wheeler of Bridgewater, ME and Emma Larabee Poulin of Augusta.

Gene was educated in Augusta area schools and served his

country in the Marines 1958-1962. He returned to Augusta and

worked various jobs and raising his family. He eventually

settled at HealthTex, as a floor supervisor, until they closed,

then moving to Auburn to Work as a Custodian at Great Falls

School and then Edward Little HS, retiring in 2003.

Gene enjoyed hunting and brook fishing with his son,

walking and socializing in the Auburn Mall, spending time

watching sports and going to the kids games. At one time he

was involved in bowling leagues and excelled quite well at it.

He is survived by his son Charles (Gene) Wheeler Jr. and

his wife Maureen, of Hartford, daughters Karen Mailhot and her

husband Richard of Deerfield, NH., Lynn Lovley of Gardiner,

and Debra Haley and her husband Rick of Farmingdale, brother

Richard Wheeler and partner Michael Beloin of FT. Lauderdale,

FL., sisters Dolores Small and husband Bruce of Bowdoin, Joan

Lavin and husband John of S. Portland, Celeste Perkins of

Dunedin, FL. and extended family in Northern Maine.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Shirley Woods

of Auburn, and half brother Edgar Wheeler of Bridgewater.

The family would like to thank Dr. Smita Sonti and her

nurse Coco for their care and concern, and The wonderful,

caring and supportive Rn's and HHA's of Androscoggin Home Care

and Hospice and their Supportive Care Staff Kim and Jean.

At the request of the fanily, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to Androscoggin

me Care and Hospice of Lewiston in Charles' name.


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