Gary "Papa" Love, 67, formerly of Massena
Friday, July 9, 2010 - 9:37 am

Gary Love, 67, of Auburn, Maine, died on June 17, 2010 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Gary was born July 16, 1942 to parents Harold and Loraine Love in Massena, where he made everlasting memories with his brother Roger and his sister Carol, and relatives and friends. All of which were stories that he told throughout his years.

His journey then took him to both Rochester and Hilton, N.Y. where he spent his next years building his life and making more memories with incredible friends.

Gary was proud of his Catholic religion and served his community well.

He hiked alongside his sons in Boy Scouts and watched them grow to follow their own paths. Always working. Rarely sleeping.

Retirement in 1999 from Eastman Kodak then led him to Kansas with his daughter and her family and then finally to Maine to the quiet home in the woods he loved so dearly. His children and grandchildren were his biggest source of pride. Gary loved everyone.

He has left behind his sister Carol (Lee) Farnsworth of Florida, son Mark (Debbie) Love of Wisconsin, daughter Melissa (Craig) Bellaire of Maine, Grandchildren Jeanine Fuller, Anthony Scheele, Mikel Love, Dylon Love, Nathan Bellaire, Garrett Love. Great-grandchildren Trinity Kelso and Frank Colosimo.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother and his son Michael.

Special thanks to the Clover Health Care staff, Androscoggin Hospice House medical staff, and Beanie and Bob for the love and memories.

A memorial service was held on Monday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., in Lewiston.

Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.