Vivan A. “Buddy” French

SOUTH CHINA -Vivan A. “Buddy” French, 84, of Tobey Road, died Jan. 1, 2021, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care at Glenridge Drive in Augusta, Maine, after a brief illness. He was born in China, Maine on Aug. 9, 1936, the son of Roy F. French and Evelyn (York) French.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by R.C. Moore Trucking, for himself, and many others

He is predeceased by his three sons: Randall, Lawrence Sr., and Keith Sr.; a grandson, Chad, and a brother Percy.

Surviving is his wife, Vernie (Haskell) French of South China; a daughter, Amy Irish of Vassalboro; two sons: Roy French and Steven French, both of South China; four brothers: Leslie French of China, Ivan French and Ronald French, both of Windsor, and Robert French of Fairfield; three sisters: Ruth Stuart of China, and Vera McDaniel and Shirley Marston, both of Oakland; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no public visiting hours planned. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Chadwick Hill Cemetery, South China.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Winsor. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at

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