Zack B. Small

April 12, 1942October 7, 2012
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Auburn - Zack B. Small, 70, of Leeds, passed away on Sunday October 7, 2012, following a short illness, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, where he was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lewiston on April 12, 1942, a son of Walter and Methyl (Trask) Small. Following graduation from Leavitt Institute, Zack completed a four year correspondence course from Penn State University where he received his certificate of completion to become a journeyman sprinkler fitter. He worked for the Local Union 669 until his retirement in 1987. Zack remained an active participant with the union until his passing. On August 14, 1993, he married Patricia Paiton and they made their home in Leeds to. Zack was a contributing member in his community, serving 13 years on the Planning Board in Leeds. He was also a past member of the Oddfellows Lodge, Turner Ridge Snowmobile Club, NRA , a member and volunteer of the Sportsman Alliance of Maine, Ducks Unlimited and Nezinscott Valley Rod and Gun Club. Zack loved all sports and played on the Football, Basketball and Baseball teams at Leavitt Institute. He also enjoyed watching sports on TV and was a dedicated fan of all New England sports teams as well as the New York Giants. Zack was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed four wheeling, and loved the outdoors. Zack also belonged to the AuburnYMCA where he worked out fatihfully. Zack is survived by his wife Patricia (Paiton) Small of Leeds, Three children: Dan Small and his partner Anne Clark of Turner, Kimberly Taylor Mancini and her husband John of Portland, Valerie Taylor Plourde and her husband James of Wayne, Three Grandchildren: Ben Small and his wife Amanda of Winslow, Danielle Small of Turner and Joseph Mancini of Portland, along with one great-granddaughter: Alyson Small of Winslow, two brothers: Harold Small and his wife Linda of Turner and Larry Small and his wife Claire of Turner, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Zack was predeceased by his parents Walter and Methyl Small of Turner.You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Small family by visiting their guest book at

Visitation will take place at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Sunday from 2 PM to 5 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday at 11 AM. Committal services will be private at a later date. Donations may be made in Zack's memory to: The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, Me. 04240 or Turner Rescue, 11 Turner Center Rd, Turner Me. 04282, or, The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 10 High St.., Suite 301, Lewiston, Me. 04240. A service of The Fortin Group \ Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Me. 04210. 783-8545


  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 15, 2012

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Wanda Chadbourne

October 16, 2012

After stopping at Zacks house yesterday and being told this news,my heart broke for all that knew and loved him! He was one of the nicest and funniest men we knew and will surely be missed by us also! May you watch down on us all and send those big bucks out of hiding!:-) Hugs to all! John & Wanda Chadbourne


October 15, 2012

Big smile and big heart, will be missed The Morton Family

Jessica & Chris Keene

October 14, 2012

To Zack's Family, he was a wonderful and caring man. Now he is with his Mom & Dad in Heaven, having a great time, and without a care in the world. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

everett carter

October 14, 2012

zack was good friend who imet when he done work on our land we realey like alot sorry for your loss he was a great man may the lord comfort all his love one,s

Cindy Daniels

October 14, 2012

So sorry for your loss Dan, Pat, Ben and all his family. Zack was a one of a kind and truly a great man, I have many fond memories of him!

Rollie Brousseau

October 13, 2012

zack will be miss by all he has touched! our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. from the recon team at lee auto mall

October 13, 2012

Losing a loved one is always a heart-wrenching experience and no words can make this sad occassion otherwise. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ed Trask..... Stuart, Florida.

Pat Dunn Hunt

October 13, 2012

We will miss seeing Zack at the end of a day's hunting as he always emerged from behind Mom's house with a smile that outshone his fluorescent vest. 'Mud Street' won't be the same -

Lisa Johnson

October 13, 2012

Thinking of you, Pat and family, during this difficult time. Hugs!

October 13, 2012

I have fond memories of Zack (Norm), starting with the brief time he lived in Auburn.
I re- connected with him when I worked in Turner and enjoyed sports and the outdoors with him and brothers Harry and Larry. I had the good fortune to meet an exceptional group of folks in Turner like the brothers and Hop Faunce.
It was always good natured and honest. Zack could not be fooled by a pretender but always kept a positive attitude.
I know he will be missed and remembered by many.
He was an original.
Peace be with his many friends and family.
Norm and Linda Smith