Russell A Lovejoy

May 16, 2017
Russell Lovejoy

Camden — Russell Albert Lovejoy, 58, went home with his Lord and Savior Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Sussman House in Rockport after a long battle with diabetes.

Born Feb. 15, 1959, in Camden, he was the son of Albert Joseph and Ruth Waneta (McGuire) Lovejoy. Russell attended schools in Rockland before moving back to Camden, where he was a 1979 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School.

On July 1, 1995, Russell married Carmen M. Stevens, formerly of Unity.

Russell loved all kinds of cars and trucks. He attended many stock car races in Maine, Loudon, N.H., for a truck race, Vermont, and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Known as a walking history book of Unity Raceway, Russell also collected the Unity race programs, as well as those of several other race tracks. A regular at many area car shows, Russell enjoyed showing his “lil red truck,” a 1979 Dodge, winning several trophies, and later showed his NASCAR truck, 1998 Ford 50th anniversary edition. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

A member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Camden, Rockland, and in recent years, Tenants Harbor, Russell had served as a Past Noble Grand, many officers for 30-plus years, Rockland Encampment being a past Patriarch and Scribe. In addition, he served as past Grand Marshall to two Grand Patriarchs of the Grand Encampment; Colonel in the Patriarchs Militant branch, being a past Captain, and served as the Adjutant and Quartermaster of Lafayette Canton in Rockland and Warren. Russell was also a member of the Megunticook Grange in Camden.

Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Carmen Lovejoy, of Camden; stepchildren Perry Stevens, Daylene Stevens; several step-grandchildren; half-brothers Fred Carroll and his wife, Sandra, of Washington; Howard Carroll and his wife, Janet; half-sister, Marie Martin and her husband, Emmons, all of Waldoboro; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At his request, no public services will be held. Private interment will be held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden. Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Diabetes Association, 45 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101.

Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

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