Dover-Foxcroft – Desmond Alan Coy, 74, passed away June 7, 2021, Northern Light Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft, surrounded by his family. He was born February 26, 1947, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Desmond Weston and Katherine (Burgess) Coy.
Alan grew up in Dover-Foxcroft and graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1965, where he shared his father’s passion for football and basketball. Alan continued his education at the University of Maine, Class of 1969, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and majored in Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971, and received an honorable discharge. In 1981, Alan joined the U.S. Air National Guard, where he made many close friendships and especially enjoyed operating heavy equipment with his nephew, Scott Coy. In 1971, Alan started his career at the Maine Job Service, serving as manager in Dover-Foxcroft, and in 1992, became manager in Bangor and surrounding offices until his retirement in 2005. He was a proud member of the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis and the American Legion Post 29 in Dover-Foxcroft.
Alan’s favorite place throughout his life was Sebec Lake, where he enjoyed fishing, waterskiing with his brother, Tom, boating, and meaningful time with his family. He shared this love with his daughter, Kristen, and grandchildren, Lee and Brooke.
Alan is survived by his dearly beloved daughter, Kristen Belote; his cherished grandchildren, Lee Alan and Brooke Katherine Belote; stepdaughter, Nicole Drake Boven and her two children, Sophie and Lucas Boven; brother, Tom Coy and his wife, Doris; sister, Susan Grant and her husband, Kenny; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
A private family service will be held at the family lot in Rural Grove Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.