Eugene C. Springer, 82, of Buxton, passed away on April 30, 2019, at his home. He was born in Mattawamkeag, son of Cecil Springer and Helen Smart. He came to Rockland driving a truck for the Carnival, met Phyllis Robinson and married her on February 14, 1958. They have been married for 61 years.
He worked for Ocean Canyon for Ken Bowley on his fishing vessels at Chandler’s Wharf, for White Brothers, and as a heavy equipment mechanic for R.J. Grondin’s. Eugene was known as the best diesel mechanic around. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t make or fix. When he was younger, he loved his Indian and Full Dresser Harley. He loved his old cars- Chevy’s, Corvette, Model A, and his 51 Mercury. He loved being on Casco Bay on his sport fishing boat named “His Decision” and loved being at Marineast Marina.
One of his great achievements was restoring a 67 Camaro Convertible for his daughter. He also did a lot of work on the sailboat “Patchwork” for Chris Bales. He loved tinkering in the garage with an occasional rub from kitty.
Special thanks to Dr. Loffredo for being such a great family doctor, Kim the hairdresser who came to the house for haircuts and shaves, and Henry Huntley for being the friend that you’d want in your life, day or night, rain or shine, he was always there. Thanks for all your love and support. Eugene is predeceased by a daughter Pamela Jean Springer, who passed away in 1961.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis Springer; daughter Sandra Springer of Buxton, adopted son Brian Amadei; sister Sandra Perrin and her husband Donny of Virginia; and cousins Sandra Troutt and her husband James of Sherman, and Lorna Harris and her husband Scott of Patten.
There will be no services. Burial will be private at later date at Acorn Cemetery in Rockland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Refuge League, PO Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.