Allan William Laney

October 30, 1941April 1, 2021

Allan William Laney, 79, of Norridgewock, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 30, 1941 in Skowhegan, Maine, the son of Fred and Bernice (Demo) Laney. He graduated from Skowhegan High School in the class of 1960 and then went on to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy in the class of 1964.

In August of 1965 he married Kay Parlin and together they raised two daughters.

Allan retired from Scott Paper in 1995. During his retirement Allan and Kay traveled to Hawaii, Scotland, Italy, and throughout Canada.

Allan enjoyed hunting, flying, fishing (there were many fishing trips), his wine was enjoyed by many, and he made furniture.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kay; his daughters, Kari Robinson and her husband Joseph, and Kandi Pinkham and her special friend Scott Atkinson. He leaves behind four granddaughters, Moriah, Samantha, Elana, and Jayda-Ray; two sister-in-laws, Pamela Amrein and Brenda Kolegue and husband Richard, and several cousins.

A celebration of Allan’s life will be held this summer at the family’s convenience.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at –


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Beverly Breau

April 3, 2021

Kay, sending prayers and condolences to you and the girls.

Eric Foss

April 3, 2021

Kay and family sorry to hear of Allan passing . I remember going fishing and hunting with him and Gilbert along with my father . We had some good time together back then . God Bless !

Jennifer Lachapelle

April 2, 2021

Kay--Allan and I laughed every time we saw each other. You were probably rolling your eyes at our predictable old jokes that went on for decades every time we saw each other. Seeing his obituary in the paper today jolted me and then I started remembering all the bear hugs and ribbing that we exchanged over the years and ended up with a smile on my face. Kandi and Kari--Remember the time your dad and mom took us smelt fishing in high school?

Kelly Witham Adams

April 2, 2021

Dear Kay, Kari and Kandi wishing you all the hugs and prayers in your time of sorrow. I remember coming to your home as a child and it was such a welcoming and safe place. He will be missed. May you all be such a comfort to each other.

Diana Demo

April 2, 2021

Kay, Kari and Kandi; I am so sorry to hear of Alan's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you. May he Rest In Peace.

Lynn Richard

April 2, 2021

Karey , Kandi, and Kay,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I met you girls when we were workers at Scott Paper one summer. I also met your dad at the mill. He had quite a sense of humor! Keep your memories close.

Susan Thomas

April 2, 2021

Kay, so sorry to hear this. It has been a struggle for you all . With love and sympathy to you and all your family.

Nancy Morrell

April 2, 2021

Oh Kay and girls, so very sorry to read of your loss. My very favorite memories of Al are upta Norma's camp in C-A-N-A-D-A. Seems like just last summer - how time flies! What a dry sense of humor this man had. He will be missed. Cherish the fun times. They will be with you forever. Take Care & God Bless!