Duane A. “TJ” Townsend

Duane A. “TJ” Townsend, 33, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

He was born on January 18, 1986 in Houlton, Maine, the son of Duane W. of Island Falls and Cynthia S. (Waterman) Townsend and her husband, Darrell, of Buxton. He grew up in Buxton attending local area schools and graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in 2005.TJ was an avid movie lover, especially Anime and he enjoyed his PlayStation as well as hanging out with Luke, Michael and his nieces and nephews. He was also quite the history buff and had a sarcastic sense of humor.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his five sisters, Kimberly DuEst and her husband, David, of Lady Lake, Fla., Peggy Pulcifur and her husband, Matthew, of Limerick, Jennifer Pyle and her husband, Jodi, of Windham, Tessa Iezzi and her husband, James, of Auburn and Trista Townsend of Portland. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Carol Waterman of Scarborough and his paternal grandfather, Almon Townsend of Houlton, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Kelly Waterman, who died in 1990.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a potluck celebration of his life on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm, at the Buxton Grange Hall, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. There will also be a memorial service on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 5:00 pm, at the Townsend residence, 213 Mary Jane Road, Buxton, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory
can be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 39 Mechanic Street, Westbrook, ME 04092, or American Heart Association of Maine, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106.