Edward B. Hinkley

Edward B. Hinkley 1941-2016 Auburn-Edward B. Hinkley, 75, of Poland, died Saturday, April 23 at the Hospice House with his family by his side. Born in Lewiston on April 1st, 1941, he was the son of Charles L. and Florence J. (Pelletier) Hinkley. Ed was raised by his loving Uncle Chuck and Aunt Edna (Mom) Roehrig and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1959. Edward was a hard worker and super motivated to be successful. He worked through his Jr. and Sr, years of high school at Lipman Poultry. Ed completed a technical training degree in industrial engineering and worked as an Industrial Engineer in the textile and shoe industries. Edward served in the U.S.Army as a motor pool supervisor and was assigned to Munich and Berlin, Germany where he spent time guarding the Berlin Wall. Ed was honorably discharged on Oct. 31, 1969. After returning from Germany, Edward resumed his employment as an Industrial Engineer in the shoe industry until he went into business as owner and operator of Vincent Fruit Co. on Lincoln St. , Lewiston until his retirement in August of 2012. Edward married his first wife , Gaetane (Therrien) Dumont in Lewiston on April 27,1973. Tragically , Gae passed away in June 2004. Ed found happiness and love again and married his current wife, Lois (Kenfield) Cole on August 9, 2008. Edward owes his 45 years of happiness on Tripp Lake to his Uncle Chuck and Aunt Ruth who introduced him to the beauty there. Ed also enjoyed kayaking, biking and walking along the shore road, cribbage and his special “poker nights with the boys.” Ed belonged to the Ancient York Rights Temple of Lisbon Falls, the Kora Shriners, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lewiston Senior Citizens. He was a past board member of the Tripp Lake Assoc. and will always be remembered as “the ad man.” Ed is survived by his loving wife Lois, of Poland, daughters, Suzanne (Jim) Morin, Lewiston, Diane (Rudy) Silva, California, Christine (Dave ) Poulin, Lewiston, grandchildren, Chad (Heidi) Morin, Kel (Melina) Morin, Christopher Poulin, Francisco Silva and Gaetane Silva, great grandchildren, Brielle, Brady and Colby Morin, stepchildren, Shannon Baccallo, Auburn, Jim (Megan) Cole, Chicago, and step-grandchildren, August Bacallao and Grayson Dubick. Besides his parents and aunt and uncle, Edward was predeceased by his loving first wife, Gaetane , a half-brother, Larry Hinkley and a granddaughter, Gloria Silva. NOTICE Hinkley- Died in Auburn on Saturday April 23, 2016. Mr. Edward B. age 75 a resident of Poland. A Memorial Mass honoring Edward’s life will be celebrated on Saturday April 30, 2016 at Our Lady of Ransom Church in Mechanic Falls. Committal services along with military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston 784-4023.

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  1. You always remember your first love. Eddie was that to me and I believe, I to him. All though life took us in different directions, as I read this comment on his life, I was fascinated to know that Eddie and I were in Berlin, Germany at the same time. My husband was the Commander of B Company, 4th of 18th Infantry, Berlin and was awarded outstanding company of Europe during this time. There were many fun times shared between us. I remember the poultry job

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