Kittery Point, Maine-Nelson A. Paine, 81 died peacefully Sunday, May 17, 2020 surrounded by his children and holding his daughter’s hand.
Preceded by his wife Elaine J. (Clark) Paine, his stepsister Grace Buckley of Florida. He is survived by his children, Cameron Paine and his daughters Chelsea, Alexis, Briana and Cheridan; Anne Andrews and husband Chip and their two children Lauren and Conner; Brandon Paine and wife Dawn and their 3 children Dakota, Dylan and Emily.
“Nellie” has finally joined the love of his life “Laney”. His three children would tell you they were the luckiest kids in the world. From the Flying “A” Gas Station on Rt 1 to the Ski-Doo dealership, Wynn’s dealer, a gas/tire station in North Hampton and the Catcher’s Mitt Card store. He then suddenly put on a suit and tie to spend many years in banking with SIS in York, ME retiring from there and then working part-time at Kittery Trading Post as a greeter which he loved seeing and talking to everyone. He finally retired for good in 2016.
He enjoyed mowing lawns and could always be seen mowing the cemetery in Kittery Point. He joined the Army and loved to volunteer his spare time with the School Board, he umpired little league and was a member of the Lodge. He was our hero. He was always looking forward to tomorrow and never said no to a Moe’s sandwich, Bratskellar pizza, strawberry shortcake, bologna sandwich with butter and mustard or some coffee ice cream.
He had some crazy days with sports cards and talking hockey with Dee Ellis and was fortunate to have a friend like Nancy to travel the country with and visit family from California to Florida to Novia Scotia. He loved his visits from Marsha who made him laugh on the days she stopped in. There is no doubt he will be missed daily, but there is no possible way a father like him, a friend to so many and an inspiration to those around him will ever be forgotten. His ever-ready wide welcoming smile and hearty hugs along with his laughter will always be remembered. His appreciation of a good joke and especially his love for his town and birthplace.
A special Thank You to Rose for all the support, love and care and allowing us to be there with him completely in his final days with us. A Celebration of Life will be held at a time where it is safe for all to gather and truly celebrate the husband, dad, grandfather and friend that he was. Next time you pull a lever at the slots in Oxford say his name, it will bring you good luck. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity of one's choice.
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