Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Mine will say "He shot his wad"

Deb writes:
Hi Ken -
Maybe obituaries are like this all over, but damn, there have been some pretty strange ones here in Maine. 
One obit stated the deceased "quietly slipped his mooring". Another said, "She wasn't sick, she just wore out."
Then we have the one below. Honest to Buddha, the first thing I thought when I saw the photo was that the Feds must be breaking down his door and took this photo of his startled look. Either that, or like the first line in the obit says, "....met Jesus November 27, 2012" and this is the photo capturing that moment.
For some reason, I thought you would find this funny since I am not the only one going through life warped. 
I don't know, Deb, you're pretty warped. Anybody with a dog named Nutjob is kinda sorta out there.
Think maybe you can send in a picture of your little angel?
Charles Mansfield Jr.
Eagle Lake — Charles "Charlie” Mansfield Jr., 50, met Jesus Nov. 27, 2012.
He was born April 5, 1962, in Dover, N.H., the beloved son of Charles Sr. and Glenda Mansfield of South Thomaston. He was the only son in a family of seven.
Charlie had a personality that drew people to him; he never met a stranger and always started conversations with, “Let me ask you a question…”. A free spirit who lived moment to moment, he would always make you laugh and had a wonderful heart. He loved drinking coffee and always enjoyed smoking. He loved his sister Charlene’s home baked goods. He had an optimism that carried him through his life, playing scratch tickets until the end. You may have been tempted to disregard him and you would have missed out on knowing a truly unique person.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Peter Rawski of Lebanon; grandson, Bailey and a new grandchild due in February, Lebanon; his six sisters, Charlene and David Coyle of South Thomaston; Robin Hall of Margate, Fla.; Kathy “Suzie” and Dan Murray of Charlotte, N.C.; Brenda and Rich Burns of Haverhill, Mass.; Jennifer “Puff” Mansfield of Warren; Heidi and Wayne Drinkwater of Belfast. He was uncle to 13 nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and nephews. He is survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins.
The family will celebrate his life by sharing loving memories over coffee. In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone in need.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a story or memory with Charlie’s family, please visit his book of memories at


Stretch said...

That's an obit I'd be proud to call my own.

Deb said...

I bet he could be best friends with that sausage dude above.