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Jake Troy Pomeroy (1989-2012)

PERU – Jake Troy Pomeroy, 23, of Dixfield, died in the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Peru as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jake Troy Pomeroy

He was born March 15, 1989, in Farmington, Maine. He was a 2007 graduate of Dirigo High School, where he was a member of the football team. He attended both CMCC and SMCC. He previously was employed at Advance Auto Parts in Mexico and recently accepted a position at New Balance Factory in Norway.

Jake was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling. He always looked forward to seasonal camping trips with family and friends and particularly enjoyed visiting with his friends and talking around the campfire. He was a former member of the Jay/Livermore Falls Hunting Club. Among many, Jake was considered a faithful friend.

He is loved and will be missed by his parents: Mike and Ronda Palmer of Dixfield, Troy Pomeroy and Jean Burnham of Livermore Falls; two sisters: Morgan Palmer and Kylie Palmer, both of Dixfield; two brothers: Benjamin “Ben” Pomeroy and Jordan Pomeroy, both of Livermore Falls; his grandparents, Lillian Wight of Jay, Donald “Buster” Pomeroy of Jay and Theresa Pomeroy of Livermore Falls; Dennis and Cathy Palmer of New Sharon and Ginny Palmer of Fairfield; great-grandmothers: Florence Gilman and Pauline Robichaud; uncles and aunt, Barry and Debra Jackson of York, uncle Mitch Palmer of Nashville, TN; uncle Derick Pomeroy of Livermore Falls and aunt Chris Demers of Manchester, NH; cousins: Britni, Nick, Brandon, Julia and Devan, and his girlfriend, Shelby Osgood.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, Gerald Wight and great grandparents: Lucien Pomeroy and Celena Jacques.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Funeral Home and Remembrance Center, 30 Weld St., Dixfield, Saturday afternoon Nov. 24, 2012, from 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, at 2 p.m. from the Dixfield Congregational Church, with Rev. John Gensel officiating.

Those who desire may give memorial gifts to the Dirigo High School Football Program 145 Weld St. Dixfield, Maine 04224. Condolences and tributes may be shared on Jake’s Memorial Wall at

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  1. Thoughts and prayers are with the family of this young man.

  2. I am so sorry for your sadness, hurt, pain, grief, shock, heartbreak and devastation. May Jake's memories help to soothe now and always. From a mom who has been there. Mom of Gus 43, Fred 30 andthe late Frankie May 22 of August 1977 to 30 of October 2012. RIP Frankie May and Jake. Love all those who knew and love you;we will never forget you.<3

  3. such a tragic loss.. so sorry for the family and loved ones left with such suffering.. you are in my prayers..

  4. Thinking of the Pomeroy family during this sad time, the loss of a child is simply unfathomable, Troy my deepest heartfelt sorrow. rest well young soul.