James M. Dragoon
PERU -- James M. Dragoon, 76, died on September 6, 2012, peacefully with his family by his side at his residence on the Auburn Road, Peru.
He was born in Peru on July 12, 1936, the son of Peter P. Dragoon, Sr. and Hilda Vergie Ring. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1955.
Jim also served in the Maine National Guard and the US Army.
Jim started working at the Oxford Paper Company and retired from the maintenance department of Mead Paper Company and then was a self-employed carpenter for over ten years until retirement.
He was a Communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St. John Church and a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post # 24, American Legion. Jim was most passionate and selfless in sharing his time with family and friends. He enjoyed restoring cars, woodworking, hiking and skiing.
He was married in Rumford on September 5, 1959 to the former June Ann Fournier, who survives of Peru.
Other survivors include daughters, Deborah Prue and husband, Robert of Wales, Penny Rock and husband, Thomas of Peru; son, Michael Dragoon and wife, April of Peru; brother, Peter P. Dragoon, Jr. and wife, Aldea of Livermore and Northport, FL; grandchildren, Jennifer Dragoon and fiancé, Alen Saric of Portland, Travis Dragoon of Mexico, Stephanie Dragoon of Portland, Angela Knox of Westbrook, Jeremy Prue of Bowdoinham, Joshua and Jamie Prue of Wales, Katelyn and Samuel Rock of Peru.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Richard “Dick” Dragoon; and granddaughter, Samantha Rock.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St John Church, Rumford. Interment will be at the Demerritt Cemetery, Peru. Those who desire may contribute to the Oncology Department, c/o Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276