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Dennis A. McCourt (1936-2017)

NEW SHARON - Dennis Allen McCourt, 80, passed away on Feb. 9, 2017, at his home in New Sharon.

Dennis A. McCourt

He was born on March 4, 1936, in Jay, the son of Walter and Madeliene (Bates) McCourt. He attended Greenville High School. Dennis served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. On July 5, 1959, he married Cynthia Dawn Smith in New Sharon.

For more than 40 years, Dennis worked at Farmington Shoe Co., retiring as general manager. Dennis was a member of the New Sharon Fire Department for over 20 years.

He enjoyed snowmobile racing, fishing, camping, wood carving and most of all – being a great Dad!

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Dawn McCourt of New Sharon; his four sons: Dennis McCourt of New Sharon, David McCourt and wife Lisa of Raymond, Jeff McCourt and fiancé Elise Morin of Raymond, Don McCourt and wife Loren of Williamsburg, Virginia; his grandchildren: Sean McCourt (Dennis) of Dixmont, Riley McCourt (David) of Raymond, Jessica McCourt (Jeff) of Parker, Colo., Tyler and Keri McCourt (Don) of Williamsburg, Virginia; his brother, Bobby McCourt and wife Eileen of Hooper Mills; his sister in-law Sharon O’Brien of Brunswick; several nieces and nephews.

Donations in Dennis’ memory may be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

Interment will be held at a later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. Sorry for the McCourt families loss RIP Dennis

  2. wht ah great boss, my condols to dawn, and the family.....RIP DENNIS...

  3. Please pass our condolences to Dawn and the family. We will miss talking and seeing him at the post office . Our prayers and thoughts go to the family.

  4. Dennis was such a character. I worked at Farmington shoe for several years before I left New Sharon and I rode with him before I got my own car. He had a Jeep Wagon and would not fill the gas tank. When it got low he kept tapping the gauge saying the gauge was bad.
    I rode thousands of miles on a snowmobile following him. When we weren't riding we were repairing. Dennis was a great sled mechanic and could fix any problem. He was funny and so much fun to play with. He won quite a few races in the early days of racing and was a known force in the racing industry. He will be missed.
    Lloyd Day

  5. My sincere condolences to Dawn and family, he will be greatly missed, we had a lot of good times too! I think anyone that knew Dennis had a few laughs. I can see that grin on your face now, RIP old man, you can rest now.

  6. What a great man always had time to say hi consider myself lucky to be a person in this mans life RIP Dennis

  7. So sorry Dawn to hear about Dennis.. He was a great guy.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.. RIP Dennis.

  8. I will always remember the time we worked for R
    T .Ames ,on the railroad. He was quite a character and on heck of a hard worker!! My condolences to dawn and dennis , as well the rest of the family.

  9. Had the pleasure of working with Dennis condolences to his entire family God Bless

  10. Worked at farmington shoe with Dennis he always had a smile and a pleasure to work with him,That kind of positiveness he shared will always be remembered ,My sincere condolences to the Family

  11. Dawn, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Will always remember the good times we had square dancing and camping.

  12. My sincerest condolences to all of the McCourt family.

  13. Dear Dawn and family. So sorry for your loss

  14. My prayers and sympathy to Dawn and all of Dennis's family. He no longer will be suffering and is in a much better place.

  15. My condolences to Dawn and all the McCourt boys and their families. What great neighbors we all were in New Sharon. So many happy memories.