James Chandler, Jr.

Obituary of James P. Chandler, Jr.

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Greenville - James “Jim” P. Chandler, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at home in the early morning hours of December 7, 2023. Jim was born on July 18, 1947, in Rockland, to James P. Chandler, Sr. and Helen (Pierzanowski) Chandler. He grew up in Monroe and Swanville, and graduated from Crosby High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War where during his time in training, Jim met his soulmate, Karen Forsgren, while attending the Great Lakes Naval Training Academy in Chicago, Illinois. They were married and moved to Maine in the early 1970s. After attending the University of Maine in Orono and graduating with a degree in Forestry, Jim and Karen moved to Greenville where he spent his career as a forester and road superintendent for a paper company in the northwest woods of Maine. His favorite years were those spent working as the road superintendent for S.D. Warren out of the Marshall Yard on the Capital Road. He was a 20-year veteran of the Greenville volunteer fire department and served for 15 years on the local planning board. He loved spending time in the great outdoors, hunting and fishing, and he enjoyed many family get-togethers. Jim’s family spent many summer vacations traveling to Wisconsin to visit relatives on Karen’s side of the family. With a great sense of humor and love of telling stories Jim was always looking for someone to talk to wherever he went. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karen of Greenville; his son, Everett, wife Joan, and daughters, Grace and Emily of Newburyport, Massachusetts; his son, Bill, wife Lenore and daughter, Lindsey of Greenville; his son, Zach, wife Amanda of Shirley; his son, Josh, fiancé Blake, with their children, Jim’s great-grandchildren, Everett and Emmett of Jackman; and last but not least his daughter, Heather Farrington, husband Jason, and sons, Sam, Alex, Andrew, and Ethan, of Gray. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Greenville, on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Donations can be made on Jim’s behalf to Sarah’s House of Maine, 346 Main Road, Holden, Maine 04429. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Holy Family Catholic Church
145 Pritham Ave.
Greenville, Maine, United States
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1947 - 2023

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