LITCHFIELD - Roscoe “Red” Daniel Slattery, 75, of Litchfield died peacefully on January 24, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Roscoe was born November 7, 1934 at home in Wales to Edward David and Winnifred (Maxwell) Slattery. On September 3, 1954, Roscoe married Esther MacWhinnie, the daughter of Charles Doyle and Ruby May (Hinkley) MacWhinnie of Litchfield, where they have made their home for 55 years. He raised his family in Litchfield and enjoyed spending time with his extended family.
He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Esther; his three sons, Brian R. Slattery of Hampton, NH, Kevin C. Slattery and wife Holly of Rochester, NH, and Shawn E. Slattery and wife Paula of Nottingham, NH; four grandchildren, Sgt. Jason Slattery (USMC) of Valparaiso, FL, Justin Slattery of Rochester, NH, Brendan and Connor Slattery of Max, ND; three brothers, Carl Slattery and his wife Florence of Litchfield, Joseph Slattery and his wife Virginia of Lewiston, Orman Gayton of North Belgrade, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Clifton Thomas, and his sisters Edna Dixon and June Danforth.
Roscoe participated in many volunteer organizations, where he held many leadership positions. He was a 54 year member of the Litchfield Farmers Club, including director; an active member of the Litchfield Sportsmen's Club, including president; a member of the Litchfield Snowmobile Club, including president; and a 55 year member of the Bowdoinham Lodge Knights of Pythias. He enjoyed telling jokes, sports, bowling, dancing, socializing, camping, snowmobiling, yard work, and playing cards.
Roscoe served eight years in the US Army reserves and was employed by St. Johnsbury Trucking Company for 35 years before retiring in 1993. After retirement, he volunteered time at the Litchfield Community Food Bank and worked Bingo at the Litchfield Sportsmen's Club.
Roscoe was an inspiration to his children and grandchildren. His work ethic, integrity, dedication, and family values were endearing qualities. He was happiest when surrounded by his family. He will be tremendously missed by his family and his loving memories will be carried on in their hearts forever.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 27th at the Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 28th at Kincer Funeral Home with a gathering to follow at the Litchfield Sportsmen's Club.
Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, please provide donations to the Litchfield Community Food Bank, PO Box 120, Litchfield, Maine 04350.
Special recognition to the Androscoggin Home Healthcare staff, most especially the wonderful and heartfelt care received from Deanna.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St, Richmond, ME 04357.