Elwood “Keith” Lovejoy Jr.

BENTON – Elwood “Keith” Lovejoy Jr., 63, of Benton passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 9, 2021 after several years of declining health, with his loving wife by his side.

Elwood was born on April 2, 1958 in Waterville. He was the son of Elwood and Gloria Lovejoy Sr. of Gardiner.

If you asked a hundred people who Elwood was, they’d all give you a different story: A hard worker; A one-armed superhero; An avid coin collector; A good friend; Most importantly, he was a loving son, brother, husband, dad and grandfather who enjoyed spending time outdoors puttering and gardening.

He grew up locally, attending Gardiner Area High School, graduating in 1976.

Shortly after graduation and an honorable discharge from the Navy, he married the love of his life, Elaine.

He was a jack-of-all-trades, working in a variety of capacities over the years. Together, they raised three children. In addition to his children, he was the proud grandfather of 13- expecting the arrival of his first great-grandchild later this month.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Elaine; his two daughters, Jessica (Lovejoy) Doody of West Gardiner and her husband Scott, and Jennifer (Lovejoy) Morris of Madison and her fiancé Don, as well as his son, Nicholas Lovejoy of Waterville, and his wife Kari.

Preceded in death by his father; he is also survived by his mother, Gloria Lovejoy of Gardiner; and two sisters, Lisa Cody and her husband Rick of Litchfield and Kris Barron and her husband Steve of Gardiner and their families.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at Family Worship Center in Augusta. The address is 2590 North Belfast Ave. There will be a luncheon afterwards downstairs. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Aable Cremation Service, Waterville.

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