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Lloyd Everett Heald (1933-2018)

Lloyd Everett Heald

NEW SHARON – Lloyd Everett Heald, 84, of New Sharon, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Friday, March 9, 2018 after a courageous 3-year battle with lung cancer.

Lloyd was born on April 5, 1933 in Norridgewock, Maine to the late Ada Lynds Heald and Richard Dinsmore Heald, and raised in neighboring Mercer, Maine. He was educated in a two-room schoolhouse in Mercer through the 8th grade, and 9th through 12th grade in New Sharon. Upon his graduation from New Sharon High School in 1950 he worked various jobs, including logging and farm jobs. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and reached the rank of corporal, serving in the Corp of Engineers and then the base post office. He married his high school sweetheart Vernie Brann on October 7, 1953. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army in 1955, Lloyd joined Dixie Construction Co. out of Birmingham, AL as an apprentice for brick, block and tile work. He and Vernie traveled all over the southeast with the construction company until June of 1960 when they returned to Maine and settled with their two oldest children, Linwood and Linda, in New Sharon. They later welcomed two more children, Larry and Leslie. From 1960 until 1979 he worked for multiple construction companies as a (left-handed) master mason. On June 11, 1979 he joined the Engineering Department workforce at the VA Medical Center, retiring on March 15, 1996.
As a child, Lloyd was a member of the Juvenile Grange in Mercer and State of Maine Grange. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Sharon, the Bricklayers & Trowel Trades Union, as well as past Master of Franklin Lodge #134, and a ten-time Worthy Patron of Messalunskit Chapter #170 O.E.S.

He will be missed by his family and friends, but he will always be in our hearts. The family would like to give special thanks to all who helped care for Lloyd during his illness.
Lloyd is survived by his loving wife Vernie of 64 years; son Linwood Heald and partner Melinda, daughter Linda Grant and husband, David, son, Larry Heald, daughter Leslie Sicurella and husband Tony, and “daughter” Deborah Mallar and husband Mike. Grandchildren Christopher (Jolene) Grant, Michael (Christos Skantzaris) Grant, Kathleen (Rich) Mills, Danielle Sicurella and Shane Sicurella; Great-grandchildren Aidan Grant, Grace Grant, and Emmalyn Mills; sisters Anita (Clarence) Libby and Jean Allen; brother-in-law Wendell (Helen) Brann, sisters-in-law Joyce (Gary) Day and Helen (David) Ames, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Ethelyn Perkins and Leona Cowette; brothers-in-law Roger Allen, Harry Perkins, and Marshall Cowette.

A celebration of Lloyd’s life will take place at the United Methodist Church in New Sharon. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 12 at 5 pm from the New Sharon United Methodist Church with O.E.S. services following. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Church from 3 pm to the time of services. A reception will be held following the services in the Church annex. Graveside committal services conducted by the members of Franklin Masonic Lodge will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 2pm at the Village Cemetery in New Sharon followed by Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lloyd’s memory may be sent to the United Methodist Church in New Sharon, or Messalunskit Chapter #170, O.E.S., PO Box 96, New Sharon, ME 04955. Condolences and tributes may be shared with the family on his memorial wall at Funeral and cremation services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

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  1. Sending condolences to the Heald Family, hold your memories close to your heart. Take care of yourself and each other.

  2. Patriarch of a great family who will be sorely missed.

  3. I am so sorry, the world has lost a loving , kind man and God has wrapped his arms around him. He will be missed, but never forgotten!

  4. Condolences to the Heald family. Rest in peace Llyod

  5. Awwwwww, so sorry for your loss Vernie and family. He is flying with the angels now. Very nice man I enjoyed chatting with both of you from time to time. Fly high Lloyd, may rest in peace.

  6. Condolences to the Heald Family, Lloyd will be highly missed by all, He was highly respected by his Fraternal Sisters and Brothers. Lloyd, we will all miss you.

  7. Linda,
    Sending my sincere condolences at this very sad time. Take care. Marjorie

  8. Thoughts,and prayers to your family.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to Vernie and family.

  10. Linda, so sorry for your loss

  11. May you rest in pease my fraternal brother.

  12. My sincere condolences to Vernie and all of Lloyd's family. May he fly high with the Angels.

  13. Love and prayers to the family. You have been a part of my life always. This is very hard but the Lord will see you through it.

  14. My sincerest condolences to all of the Heald family. Memories from when life was good and simple include your family. Can I use the phone to call for a ride?

  15. Great neighbors just down Cape Cod Hill. Lloyd and Vernie would always provide good advice and help when needed. He will be missed. Spencer and Juniper

  16. Our thoughts are with the entire family, our sincere condolences.

  17. Love and prayers to all the family. He was a wonderful man who loved his family deeply and loved his church and community too.

  18. Such a great man he was a big part of all the local kids childhood always a big smile and hello RIP Lloyd

  19. My thoughts and prayers with you all. Lloyd and his family were a big part of my childhood in New Sharon. Leslie and I were great friends. I will always remember working with him at the Farmington Fair.

  20. My condolences to Bernie, Linda, David and the rest of the Heals family. I remember Lloyd from church, lodge Farmington Fair and many other places. At church suppers we sat together as we were the left handed Lloyds! He was always helping out no matter where he was.
    This showed up on my computer or I would have been there. Kind of ironic as I was working in the Fairfield area yesterday.

  21. I guess I still can't get used to this new tablet, sorry Vernie.

  22. My sincere condolences to you, Vernie & the children. I loved Lloyd & will always remember what a great friend he was to Mama. He started me working the church suppers & Fair Booth!! Such wonderful times!! Fly high with the angels, Lloyd! May you rest in perfect peace.