Carl O. Dow


January 28, 1945
- August 08, 2006

ATKINSON - Carl O. Dow, 61, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Aug. 8, 2006, in his sleep. He was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Clyde O. and Alice (Green) Dow. A graduate of Foxcroft Academy, Carl had worked for the Maine Department of Transportation for 30 years. During that time he also served as deputy sheriff for Piscataquis County Sheriff's Department and as an officer for the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department. He also had served as fire chief for the Town of Atkinson. After retiring from the Maine Department of Transportation, Carl ran an auto repair shop at home, worked at the Big Apple and at many construction companies. He had been active for many years in town government, serving as first selectman. He was predeceased by his father, Clyde O. Dow; and his mother, Alice Green Dow Carter. He is survived by a son, Carl O. Dow II and friend, Becca Noonan, of Atkinson; a daughter, Lisa Maloon of Corinna; grandchildren, Jade Dow, Guy and Megan Maloon, and America Noonan; brothers and sisters, Mary and Edward Hall, Helen Brawn, Margaret and Merle Shorey, Donald and Lois Dow, Linda and Michael Conley, Dianna and Roger Packard, Christina and Alvin McAllister, Roberta and David Decker, Kenny Dow and friend, Nora Parker, all ranging from Atkinson to Abbot. He is also survived by a special aunt and uncle, Ralph and Lillian Mayo of Dover-Foxcroft; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be remembered by his special female companion, Elise Roberts and her granddaughter, whom he called "Junk Yard." A celebration of Carl's life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Atkinson Town Hall. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, Maine Affiliate Inc., 163 Lancaster St., Suite 98R, Portland, ME 04101 or to a local animal shelter. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.


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