Edward J. Dobransky
May 8, 1926 – April 11, 2018
AUBURN—Edward J. Dobransky, 91, of Lisbon Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice with his family by his side. Eddie was born in Topsham, Maine on May 8, 1926, a son of Andrew P. Dobransky and Suzana A. Demchak, both naturalized citizens of the United States. His family included five brothers and four sisters, all raised in Pejepscot, Maine. Eddie completed grade school in Pejepscot and attended Brunswick High School. Following high school he worked at Pejepscot Paper Company until he was drafted in the United States Army on August 15, 1944. Eddie was a member of the European Theater of Operations in WWII and fought in Germany. He was decorated with the European Theater ribbon and the WWII victory medal and was honorably discharged from the Army on April 18, 1947. On August 16, 1947, Eddie married Gisele G. Baillargeon at St. John’s Church in Brunswick. Eddie and Gisele lived in Brunswick, Pejepscot, and in 1964 they made their permanent residence in Lisbon Falls. He attended Catholic Church his entire life and was a parishioner of St. Andrew’s Church in Pejepscot, St. Cyril & Methodius Church in Lisbon Falls and Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls. Eddie’s primary occupation was papermaking and he worked at Pejepscot Paper Company for over 45 years. He was a very ambitious and clever papermaker and was promoted to Shift Supervisor and ultimately to Night Superintendent of the mill. Eddie always had a second occupation and was a very competent wood cutter and painter. Eddie enjoyed watching baseball, hunting, going out to eat and spending time with his family. He also took great pride in his Slovak heritage. Through this heritage he learned how to safely harvest wild mushrooms. Over the last 5 years Eddie traveled and visited places he had never seen in his life. He loved being in the woods in Rangeley, Maine hunting with his family and enjoying the trees and fresh air. He particularly enjoyed socializing at camp after the hunt with a good whiskey and a hot meal. Eddie had a special fondness for his great-grandson Jack Brown. Eddie is survived by his three sons, Dennis L. of Milton, Florida, Mark A. of Lisbon Falls, Jerome F. and his wife Lynne of Lewiston, four granddaughters, Hilarie, Whitney, Ashley and husband Nate, Shelby and fiancée Tyler, one great-grandson Jack and a sister Madeline Beaudoin. Eddie was predeceased by his wife Gisele, his daughter-in-law Pat, his parents and his eight other siblings.
You are invited to share your condolences and fond memories with the Dobransky family at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com.
Visiting hours will held on Wednesday April 18, 2018 from 5-7pm at Crosman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls on Thursday April 19, 2018 at 11am followed by committal prayers at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery in Lisbon Falls. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.
- Eddie is survived by his three sons, Dennis L. of Milton, Florida, Mark A. of Lisbon Falls, Jerome F. and his wife Lynne of Lewiston, four granddaughters, Hilarie, Whitney, Ashley and husband Nate, Shelby and fiancée Tyler, one great-grandson Jack and a sister Madeline Beaudoin. Eddie was predeceased by his wife Gisele, his daughter-in-law Pat, his parents and his eight other siblings.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, April 19, 2018
Edward J. Dobransky
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April 18, 2018
Family of Edward J. Dobransky
Sincere condolences to all of you for the lost of your dearest father.
We share your sorrow.
We have good memories of your visits in Quebec City.
Jacqueline Lepage (cousin of your mother Gisele) and family.
April 18, 2018
Uncle Eddie, you have given us so much joy and my children are Blessed that you were just as happy to try and teach them how to say The Lords Prayer in Czech. You guys were to funny, I don’t who laughed harder. Then our granddaughter surprised you when we visited and you took the time to write it out in Czech for her.
You will always be loved and in our hearts.
Raymond & Beverly