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Daniel A. Maillet (1935-2019)

Daniel A. Maillet

AUBURN – Daniel A. Maillet, “Danny”, 84, of Wilton, died on Thursday evening, Oct. 31, 2019, at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born June 28, 1935 in Farmington, a son of Alfred and Marion (Tufts) Maillet, and was fortunate to be raised by his loving stepmother, Ida (Babineau) Maillet.

On Feb. 16, 1957, he married Lorraine Paradis at St. Rose of Lima Church, Jay.

Danny was employed at Wells Canning in Wilton and Norwalk Shoe in North Jay. He later was employed at the Otis Mill of International Paper Co. in Jay and Mead Paper in Rumford. He worked as a traveling millwright for a few years before he found his true calling and started selling cars and steel containers, among other items.

He was a US Navy veteran and was a member of the DAV, the American Legion and the Lane Dube AMVETS #33, Jay. He was also a member of the BPOE Elks #2430 of Farmington. For 14 years, he and his wife were snowbirds and spent winters in Melbourne, Fla., where they made many wonderful friends with whom they still maintain contact.

He is loved by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine of Wilton; their daughter, Celeste Campbell and her companion Kent Hayden of Madison and their son, Randal “Randy” Maillet of North Jay; their daughter-in-law, Belinda Maillet-Barden and her husband, Mark of Temple; three grandchildren: Brandon Campbell, Devin Maillet and Remington Barden; a sister: Geraldine Fournier of Jay; a brother, Joseph “Jack” Maillet and his companion, Sally Prince, of Alabama; and several nieces and nephews as well as God daughters Lorinda Sargent of Vermont and Diane Dubois of Lewiston and a young girl they raised as a daughter Marilyn Grant and her husband Douglas of Monmouth and a sister-in-law, Sharon Maillet of Dixfield, and the family cat, Belle, whom he referred to as “Pritty-kitty."

He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia “Patsy” Mikels and a son Timothy B. “Tim” Maillet and two brothers, Sidney T. Maillet and William J. "Bill" Maillet.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams~McFarlane Chapel 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington on Monday Nov. 18 from 12 noon until 1 p.m. where a memorial service will be held with Rev. Paul Dumais of St. Rose of Lima Church, Jay, officiating. Following services, light refreshments will be served at the Center. Private family graveside service with military honors will be held in the springtime at Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton. Remembrance gifts may be given to the Wilton Food Pantry 600 Main St., Wilton.

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  1. My condolences to the Maillet family.

  2. So sorry for your loss, Celeste, and to the rest of your family.

  3. Danny always had a big smile and a story to tell. A pleasure to have known him - he will be missed. Our condolences to Lorraine and the family.

  4. Oh Dan, how I miss our laughs together. You were an inspiration to me for enduring life's challenges with a smile and a laugh. I do pray you have found ease and peace - and that your family - especially Sainte Lorraine, will find moments of happiness in sharing memories of your time on earth. God bless your family, and your friends.

  5. Danny was an local institution that will remain vacant with his passing. Always persevering and alert to the opportunity lurking around the corner and was great fun to barter with. He was lucky to have his lifetime companion, Lorraine, with whom, made a wonderful pair, not afraid to enjoy life, including top of the line baked scallops at the Holley Farm, regularly with fun conversation, Best to you Lorraine, we were blessed to have met him.

  6. To Belinda and the rest of the Maillet Family: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

  7. I am so very sorry Randy for the heartache and sadness that you and your family are experiencing with the loss of your dad. My condolences to you all. Nancy