FARMINGTON – Dana A. Thurlow, 59, of New Vineyard, died Monday morning, Sept. 22, 2008 at Franklin Memorial Hospital, with his loving family at his side.
He was born June 30, 1949, in Malden, Mass., a son of Albert Tyler and Allison (Mcleod) Thurlow. He was a 1967 graduate of Melrose High School and served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
On April 9, 1972, he married Linda June Ringland in Malden, Mass. For many years he worked as a commercial and residential awning installer. He realized his dream by moving to New Vineyard, Maine, with his wife, where he enjoyed fishing, the quiet solitude of the Maine woods and canoeing. One of
his greatest joys came from teaching some of his grandchildren how to swim and enjoy the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of New Vineyard; two sons: Marc W. Thurlow and his wife, Lisa of Nashua, NH; and Dana A. Thurlow and his wife, Anne Marie of Strong; two brothers: Roger Horton and his wife, Mary of Montgomery, Alabama and Albert T. Thurlow, Jr. and his wife Janyce of New Vineyard; two sisters: Sandra Thurlow of Rumford and Ardell Starke of Bridgewater, Mass.; a daughter-in-law, Tracy A. Thurlow of Chesterville and six grandchildren: Scott W., Kayla Rose, Cody Michael, Dalton Alan, Damien Alexander and Nicholas Joseph Thurlow. He was anticipating the birth of his seventh grandchild.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., (Rtes. 2 & 27), Farmington, Thursday 4-7 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 AM. Committal services will be at the New Vineyard Cemetery, Rte. 27. Those who desire may give gifts in his memory to the National Rifle Association (NRA) Office of Advancement 11250 Waples Mill Rd. Fairfax, Virginia 22030. E-mailed condolences may be sent to his family at firstname.lastname@example.org