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Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME

OBITUARY

Dean P. Cornish

February 23, 1961September 7, 2019

TOPSHAM---Dean P. Cornish of Topsham passed away on September 7, 2019 after a short and determined battle against cancer. Dean was born in Wales, Maine on February 23, 1961, child of Roland and Lilyette (Bernier) Cornish, the father of Amy and Chad (mother Joanne Pratt), Samuel and Hannah (mother Madelyn Russell), and the grandfather of Ely and Cassidy Cornish. Dean grew up in Bowdoin and graduated from Mt. Ararat in 1979. He grew up as a young man working in the woods with his grandfather and uncles. He had various jobs including a tin knocker at BIW for several years, and while there he worked nights and weekends establishing his 30+ years in his established business, Earthgrooming, working in the outdoors landscaping, bush hogging, rototilling, and clearing properties. He then received his arborist license and pursued his true love of climbing trees. He is one of ten children: Bill (Denise), Jim, Rolanda, Maurice, Marie (deceased), John, Dale (Gabriella), Tony (Deborah), and Marc (deceased). He was very proud of his large family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Condolences may be shared with Dean’s family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com Visiting hours will be held at Crosman on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4 to 7pm. A funeral service will be at the Lisbon Falls United Methodist Church, 14 School Street, Lisbon Falls on Saturday September 28, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine at www.gsfb.org. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

Services

27 September

Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main St
Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252

28 September

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Lisbon Falls United Methodist Church

School St.
Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252

Memories

Dean P. Cornish

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Joanne Caron

September 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing Beautiful children and Amazing grandchildren with me. You will be missed.

Scott Bozeman

September 15, 2019

My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to all of the family. Dean and I were classmates in the Mt. Ararat class of 1979...we were all members of a unique class in a unique modern school environment and as such shared a very special common bond. We were not close friends but always spoke to each other in the halls and he was always kind to me which I have never forgotten since I was a total newcomer to that school system and knew nobody. Rest peacefully my friend...

David Vail

September 15, 2019

Over the 20 years that Dean helped re-shape our little Harpswell woodlot, I had the privilege of getting to know a kind, generous and very talented woodsman. Only a few weeks ago, Dean worked late into the night to clear blowdowns on our road so our neighbors could get through safely on their morning commutes. I was deeply grateful then; I'm deeply saddened now.

Robie Davis

September 14, 2019

Dean was a good friend we went to school together I’ll always remember his AMC javelin he loved this car In school he will be sadly missed

Margaret Logan

September 14, 2019

I've known Dean all his life, but really got to know the wonderful man he grew up to be when he started attending our Church. He was just about the only man who was willing to put on an apron & be a waitress at the church suppers. He loved helping & was setting a good example for Sam & Hannah. We have them working now & love them very much. Dean, you will be missed more than words can say.

Rachel Riendeau

September 13, 2019

Dean was the best neighbor anyone could have. He took care of us by plowing and shoveling and seemed to know when to stop by or call and lend a helping hand. Never wanted to be paid, just truly enjoyed helping people. I will miss his smiling face with his hand showing a sign of peace. A great listener and wonderful friend. He's leaving behind an amazing legacy that we can all strive to follow.

wayne potvin

September 13, 2019

Dean you have been a great friend and a great person to all who have had the honor to meet you, I will miss the talks we had about the past and the looks into the future. You will be forever in my thoughts and prayers.

Natalie Shiras

September 13, 2019

Dean was the arborist who worked on my family's property on Orr's Island for over 30 years. He loved to walk the land, and together we would note the variety of trees and the different eco-systems. He also enjoyed sitting on the bench he installed as a wedding present for me and my husband, and gazing out to sea. I will surely miss his gentle ways, his love of nature, and his knowledge about trees.

Go in peace, Dean!

Natalie Shiras

Brenda Ruby McKelvey

September 12, 2019

Dean and I went to school together from kindergarten to senior graduation. We rode the school bus together, played on the playground together, danced at school dances, and went to Halloween Parties at Sherry's..Dean was a great friend and always full of fun. I will remember him as a "Bowdoin Boy". RIP my dear friend. Love and miss him. ♥️

Gerry Wagg-Beirne

September 12, 2019

RIP my friend ,,, you were one of the “good guys” — We knew each other since the 3rd grade and you had always been a constant and trusting friend . Dean did several jobs at our home in Bowdoinham and when it came to pay him he wouldn’t hear of it saying “ don't worry about , Gerry - your family “ , which technically we weren’t , but I was always so touched he felt that way .
We had many heart to heart chats over the years , discussing everything from family to the problems of the world. Dean had a special place in my heart and always will .
His is a soul to be missed greatly by many.♥️

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

TOPSHAM---Dean P. Cornish of Topsham passed away on September 7, 2019 after a short and determined battle against cancer. Dean was born in Wales, Maine on February 23, 1961, child of Roland and Lilyette (Bernier) Cornish, the father of Amy and Chad (mother Joanne Pratt), Samuel and Hannah (mother Madelyn Russell), and the grandfather of Ely and Cassidy Cornish.
Dean grew up in Bowdoin and graduated from Mt. Ararat in 1979. He grew up as a young man working in the woods with his grandfather and uncles. He had various jobs including a tin knocker at BIW for several years, and while there he worked nights and weekends establishing his 30+ years in his established business, Earthgrooming, working in the outdoors landscaping, bush hogging, rototilling, and clearing properties. He then received his arborist license and pursued his true love of climbing trees.
He is one of ten children: Bill (Denise), Jim, Rolanda, Maurice, Marie (deceased), John, Dale (Gabriella), Tony (Deborah), and Marc (deceased). He was very proud of his large family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Condolences may be shared with Dean’s family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com
Visiting hours will be held at Crosman on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4 to 7pm. A funeral service will be at the Lisbon Falls United Methodist Church, 14 School Street, Lisbon Falls on Saturday September 28, 2019 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Good Shepard Food Bank of Maine at www.gsfb.org. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.