William R. Freeman Sr.
MEXICO -- William R. Freeman Sr., 81, of Roxbury Road, Mexico, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on May 4, 2013.
He was born in Rumford on May 8, 1931, a son of Ray and Louise (Perkins) Freeman. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1949.
Bill worked as a self employed painter and sand blasting contractor in the area for many years until retirement.
He was married in Mexico on September 14, 1985 to Carole A. Canwell, who survives of Mexico.
Other survivors include daughters, Lynda Derouche and husband, John of West Peru, Cynthia Proctor and husband, Dalton of Weld; sons, William Freeman II and wife, Mary Ellen , Gregory Freeman and wife, Cynthia, and Andrew Freeman and wife, Brenda, all of Peru; step-daughters, Mary Ellen Harrison and husband, Thomas of Mexico, and Lesa Nadeau and husband, Paul of Windham; step-sons, Scott W. Murphy of Weymouth, MA, and Maynard J. Murphy II and wife, Deborah of Cape Elizabeth; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and six step-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Wing of Rumford, Erma-Jean Graham of Andover; step-sisters, Elaine Parmenter and Jeanne Crowley, both of Connecticut; a special grandson, Brandon; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, with Pastor John Gensel officiating. Those who desire, please contribute to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 284 Main St., Suite 290, Wilton, ME 04294, or to Heart Rehab, c/o Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276 in his memory.