Lincoln Linc Copp Denison Sr

June 7, 1950May 14, 2012

Obituary For Lincoln Copp Denison, Sr. DATELINE: Portland Lincoln Copp Denison, Sr., age 61 of Cornish, passed away May 14, 2012 at Maine Medical Center after a long illness. He was born in Portland June 7, 1950 the son of Orville Boardman and Virginia Copp Denison. He graduated from Sacopee Valley High School and attended Maine Maritime Academy before graduating from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute. He was diagnosed with cancer twenty years ago, but Linc never let the disease slow him down and was an inspiration for his continuous perseverance and positivity over his illness. Linc began his career for Cianbro Corporation in 1974 as a laborer, working his way up to become Vice President of Operations in the Southern New England region. His career with Cianbro spanned over 38 years, and was a source of great pride and happiness for him. He made many lifelong friends through the company and was involved in many large projects which included National Semiconductor, Casco Bay Bridge, Portland Pipeline and S.D. Warren Paper Mill. Linc was loved by all who knew him and touched many lives. He inspired everyone he met with his positive attitude, humor, kindness and unwavering loyalty. He enjoyed fishing on his boat and on the ice with his close friends and family, and especially enjoyed yearly fishing trips with all his friends to places like Chesuncook Lake. He loved being outside and spending time at his home in Cornish. A devoted father and grandfather, nothing brought Linc more joy than being with his family. No words can ever describe what Linc meant to his children and grandchildren, but the love and support Granddaddy provided will be his legacy. He was a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut. Linc is survived by 2 Sons, Lincoln, Jr., and his wife Michele (Fate) Denison of Cornish, Jason and his wife Danika (Jones) Denison of Porter and her children Johann and Skylar, a daughter, Lindsey and her husband Stephen Dyda of Stow, Mass, his sister, Deborah and her husband Alan Schock of Cape Elizabeth, niece and goddaughter Jennifer (Schock) Haskell and her daughter Elizabeth of Middletown, R.I., his four grandchildren; Brady and Abigail Denison and Amelia and Jack Dyda. Linc was very excited about the upcoming arrival of his fifth grandchild, Bristol, due in early June. Also survived by several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Friday May 18, 2012 from 4 to 7pm at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St, Portland. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday May 19, 2012 at 10am at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Ave, Portland with Rev. Gregory Dube as celebrant. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Maine Children’s Cancer Program, C/O MMC, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, Me 04102. For additional information and to sign Linc’s guestbook please visit The family would like to thank the staff at The Gibson Pavillion at Maine Medical Center for the love and care they showed to Linc and his family during his illness. They are especially grateful to Dr. Jacquelyn Hedlund and nurses Jared, Leah, Nancy, and Caroline for their tireless support and compassion.


  • Time of Visitation Friday, May 18, 2012
  • Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 19, 2012

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William Richardson

June 16, 2012

Linc, words cannot express everything you've done for me over the years, on a professional level and personal level you've been there for my family. When I lost my mom you were the first call I recieved i'm going to truly miss you every day of my life I will carry on what we talked about a month before you passed go teach Jonesy how to catch some fish I love you Linc William "pig pen" Richardson

Linc Denison Jr

June 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad! Not second goes by when I don't think of you with such fondness. You are an amazing person. I love you Dad!!!

Lindsey Denison Dyda

May 29, 2012

There is not a thing I can say that I didn't say to you a thousand times when you were still here. I love and miss you every second, but you are such a big part of me that I know you will never be forgotten. Thank-you and I love you don't seem like enough.

"Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end. But in my heart's the memory, and there you'll always be."-Fox and the Hound

Cheryl Collins(Stickney)

May 25, 2012

I think of him every time I go by the brook up here in Stow where Linc told me he liked to fish....he was a really nice guy.


May 23, 2012

I miss you so much Dad...Not a second of the day goes by that I dont think of you...I wish you could have been here for the birth of your granddaughter...I know your going to be watching over her... I could write a book on all the memories I have of our time together...I love you more than anything...

Chris & Lisa Hasseltine

May 21, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with you, Linc, Michele, Brady, and Abby. We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad/Grandad. We love you guys.

Janet Miller

May 21, 2012

the best man I have ever known

May 19, 2012

I miss you so much already. They say the good die young, your proof of that. I will never forget you...because i cant. love joshy

May 19, 2012

Linc's memory and the love we felt for him will last in our hearts forever. The many years of friendship have given us a lifetime of wonderful memories. We will think of Linc every day and we will remember all of the good times that we have had together. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his children and his grandchildren. Love, Gary and Candy Chisholm

George Hendrick

May 19, 2012

Linc Denison, my old friend. Many moons ago when we were young and such decisions came easily we agreed that when this time came there would be no tears, no sadness. I have not held up my end of that agreement.
From the school yard to the back yard, playtime and work, thru kids and grandkids, to performing the wedding ceremony for Deb and me, so many memories.
Today I hold my glass up high and give a toast the life of my old friend on the High Road.
I'll catch ya down the road buddy.