Woolwich- Lanny Verrill, 71, of Woolwich passed away peacefully at his home unexpectedly January 4, 2013
Lanny was born on August 19, 1941 in Gardiner Maine to the late Harry and Madeline Verrill. In 1949 Lanny's father died at a young age of 47 and his mother moved to Claremont NH to be close to her parents Cassie and Harold Mills. Madeline was employed by Al St. Aubin of which Lanny became very close to his son, Norman St. Aubin. Norman was very much like a brother to Lanny. Stevens High School was where Lanny attended and following joined the US Air Force which he served for several years. Lanny was a member of the American Legion, Post 0178, Waterville ME. Lanny is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol J. (DesRoches) Verrill of Woolwich whom he married in 1969. Also surviving is their son, Mark Verrill and grandson Cody Verrill of Woolwich. Lanny's prior marriage bared 3 children, son, Ricky Verrill of Jacksonville Florida, daughter, Tammy & Jim Hedrick of Daytona Florida and daughter, Robyn Saxon of Daytona Florida. Grandchildren to follow were Jeremy, Jennifer, Vicki, Ricky Jr., Dale, Amanda, Cory and also many great grandchildren, Step children include stepson Joe & Melissa Westleigh of Woolwich, stepdaughter, Debra & Jack Betz of upstate NY, stepdaughter, Theresa Westleigh of Glen Burnie, MD., Step grandchildren, Wednesday, Nicole, P.J., Misty, Azhley and many great step grandchildren.
Lanny was predeceased by a half brother, Melvin Verrill, half sister Lewene Cole and Shirley Lewis of Mass. Surviving are half brothers, Frank Leblanc Jr. of Claremont NH and Ray Leblanc of N. Charlestown NH.
Lanny owned and operated his own business located on Route 1 in Woolwich as Lanny's Auto Body. Lanny's shop was his home away from home where he thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with friends and family. He loved "making his rounds" to his favorite restaurants at Miss Wiscasset Diner, Market Place Cafe and Hunter's Breakfast. Lanny enjoyed socializing and joking with all the staff which he will be sadly missed. He also enjoyed watching and sponsoring his son Mark racing at Wiscasset Speedway, Speedway 95 and Oxford Plains Speedway. Lanny loved watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting and also engaged in camping and boating while a resident of Florida.
In respect of Lanny's wishes there will be no services provided. Memorial condolences may be expressed at WWW.Kincerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Lanny to Maine MEDICAL CENTER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, 22 Bramhall st. Portland, Maine 04102.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.