OBITUARY

Paul Sprague

July 14, 1951August 31, 2011

NORRIDGEWOCK -- Paul William Sprague, 60, of Norridgewock left this world at the place he loved best, the family camp in East Madison, on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Paul was born in Skowhegan, on July 14, 1951, the middle son of Malcolm (Mack) and Charlotte Reed Sprague. He graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1970 and attended Thomas College. Paul and his brother Jeffrey owned People's Garage and Sprague Chrysler Dodge Plymouth for many years. Paul married Gail Corson, formerly of Madison, on Oct. 22, 1977.

Paul enjoyed spending his free time at the family camp, surrounded by the people who loved and cared for him the most. Over the years he loved water skiing, hunting, fishing (especially with his grandson, Malcolm), and admiring and driving cars. While his children were young, it was a tradition to spend New Year's Day at camp, ice fishing. Paul devoted his life to caring for his family and friends.

Paul was predeceased by his father, Malcolm Sprague.

Surviving Paul are his wife, Gail Corson Sprague, of Norridgewock; son Barrett Sprague and wife Nicole Snyder, daughter Melissa Sprague and partner James McManus, grandsons Malcolm and Samuel Sprague, all of Portland; his mother, Charlotte Sprague, of Skowhegan; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Daphne Sprague of North Yarmouth, and Jeffrey and Barbara Sprague of Skowhegan; niece and nephews, Kaitlyn Sprague of Boston, Drew Sprague of Newmarket, N.H., and Ethan Sprague of New York City; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Neal and Candace Corson of Solon. Paul is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a local food cupboard would be appreciated.

An informal gathering will be held to celebrate Paul's life and to share stories 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. There will be no formal memorial service.

Arrangements under the direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, Skowhegan, ME.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, September 5, 2011
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nancy b

September 21, 2011

Dear Sprague family, may you and your extended family and friends be at peace with Paul's death. I am sad to hear this news. Paul was always friendly, smiling and offered kind words. He was loved by all that knew him.

September 8, 2011

Some of my best childhood memories are of our summers at camp next door to the Sprague's Hanging around Paul and Jeff we had some great times and alot of laughs My heart goes out to Paul's family and friends for their loss. I will always remember his smile and laugh, Jim Davies

Mark Messer

September 6, 2011

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Joanie called me to tell me, otherwise, I wouldn't have known to look in the paper. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,

Mark

Susan Egeler Borget

September 6, 2011

I am so very sorry for your loss. I only knew Paul in High School. He was very kind and likable. He was sweet. My thoughts are with you all.

September 6, 2011

Dear Gail and family,
Sorry for your loss of Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Jon & Cheryl Richard 22 George Street, Norridgewock

Sharon Bates

September 6, 2011

So sorry to hear this news Gail....my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and in the days ahead. Hugs, Sharon

September 6, 2011

Gail, Barbara, Jeff, and families--- So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara and David Provost

Joan Davis

September 5, 2011

Barrett, I am so worry to hear that you lost your dad and I can't imagine how sad you must be. My heart goes out to you and your family. My most sincere sympathy and love goes out to you. ...Joanie Davis

Don Gower

September 5, 2011

To all the Sprague family. Our condolences as Paul will truly be missed. We only have to understand that Paul, being that great friend and mentor throughout highschool and his family lifetimes beyond, his unique ear to ear smile and laugh, the genuine interest and kindness to others that he gave to us will live on in our memories forever. Paul trained us how to torpedo out of his, fastest boat at the time, and fast water skiing at his favorite place to be, 0n the lake, at camp where he and I also put together the largest, live band, area graduation event ever held in Maine. . . I am sure you are lifted up to a safe and peaceful place Paul. May God Bless you and your family.

Jane Earle

September 5, 2011

Dear Gail & family, Jeff & Barbara, so very sorry for your loss of Paul. He was always the gentleman. I will always remember all the great times we all had "back in the day." My condolences to you all.