Roger  Packard


Abbot - Roger Packard passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 10 after a long illness that tested his love of life and strength, yet endured well with his determination and amazing sense of humor.
Roger above all else loved his family, fishing, baseball and telling stories of times gone by. Up until he was no longer able he did all of these and enjoyed them all. He maintained his sense of humor through all of the trials right up to the malted milk balls he would sneak against medical advice.
Roger will be missed by his devoted wife of 47 years, Dianna; Children Laurie and her husband Andy, Tim and his wife Heidi and Charlie and his wife Courtney; 7 Grandchildren including Tylla and Sam who could tell a story or two about their Papa that would surely make him smile and 5 great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted on Thursday, July 18 at 1pm at the Davidson Road cemetery in Abbot. Following the service all are invited to Tim and Heidi's to share a tear, smile and story in his honor at 35 West Road in Abbot.
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Published on July 15, 2019
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Larry Perry
Jul 20, 2019
The summer I spent with Roger playing baseball has to be one of those once in a lifetime memories. You would have to be there to really appreciate the memory. Life should be filled with joyful memories.

We got in a wrestling match in a patch of poison ivy. We were laughing and having a great time until his father, Lytle, told us where we were. Sometimes laughing at your mistakes can be fun too.
sheryll carey
Jul 18, 2019
Dianna and Tim, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jul 18, 2019
Ken and Nora
Jul 17, 2019
Roger loved his family. He was like a brother to Ken, friend and brother in law, also a mentor to many. We loved listening to the many stories of times past that he shared. Roger will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family.
Jane McNaughton
Jul 17, 2019
Diana, I am so sorry for you loss. May you find strength in family & friends during this time. I miss you.
Janet speed
Jul 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss ❤️❤️
Tylla Gosselin
Jul 17, 2019
The best papa a girl could ask for. So incredibly glad for the 20 years I was able to spend with you. I love you.
Jason & Chris smith
Jul 17, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers. May peace be with you.
David W.Clukey
Jul 17, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to Roger’s family. Thinking of you my friend.
Pat Johnson
Jul 17, 2019
So sorry to hear this, many fond memories of working with him at the Whistlestop.
Walter and Janice Boomsma
Jul 17, 2019
Our sincerest sympathies... Roger will be missed. He seemed to be everyone's neighbor and friend. Our community was stronger because of him.
Bret & Lorna Marshall
Jul 16, 2019
We are so sorry for the loss to your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May all the memories in your thoughts, and heart comfort you through this very difficult time.
Gary Nelson
Jul 16, 2019
I am somewhat new to Abbot but Roger made me feel welcome with a “wave”. Some may have felt offended by this but I was ready with a reply. Roger’s time as Abbot Selectman was a good as he really cared about “us”. RIP Friend” .
Jackie Moody
Jul 16, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time...Sorry I couldn't make it to the service but you will be in my thoughts...Hugs
Cousin Charlotte ( Copeland) & Ivan Higgins from Milo,Me.
Jul 16, 2019
You were thought about often I might not always have called you but my heart was there. I will always remember the best thing was the day you talked me into going back to high school, we ended up graduating together class of 1965 at P.C.H.S in Guilford. Boy those were some great days. Just two days apart we always joked about our age seeing that we were the best July babies for 1946. Rest in Pease Roger. Will mess your smiling face. May God be with you all. Love cousin Charlotte.