John A. Haskell Jr.

WEIRSDALE, Fla. – John A. Haskell Jr., 81, of Weirsdale, Florida, passed from his earthly home on March 28, 2022, at the Casa Bella Hospice House in The Villages, Florida. He was born Sept. 27, 1940, in Waterville, Maine, to John Arthur Haskell and Juliette Yevette (Gosselin) Haskell. He was a 1959 graduate of Winslow High School and attended Southern Maine Community College.

John was a hydro operations maintenance supervisor for Central Maine Power. He was a master electrician and while at CMP mentored journeymen towards obtaining their electrician licenses.

He loved family, the farm in Rome, hunting, fishing, gardening and country music. After 52 years in Maine, he retired to central Florida, where he kept busy as a beekeeper and was known locally as “Mr. John, the Honey Man.” He was very active in church and was a member of Ocala Elks Lodge 286.

He is survived by his wife Donna and her children Julie Cox (Dennis), Louisville, Ky. and Scott Walts (Tina), Lehigh Acres, Fla.; his son Kirk Haskell (Nancy), Palm Coast, Fla.; daughters, Johnna Haskell (John Freeman), Carrabassett Valley, and Christa Fairbanks (Mark), Cumberland; grandsons, Devin Burgess, Biddeford, Drew Burgess, Corpus Christi, Texas and Justin Fairbanks, Cumberland; granddaughters, Leah and Sierra; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition, John is survived by his sister Sandra Pellerin (Arthur), Winslow and sister Jane Simpson (Don), Winslow; nieces Rachel Boerner (Erich), Titusville, Fla., Sarah Pellerin, New Market, N.H., Diana Michaud, Winslow and Barbie Poirier (Joe), Pittsfield; nephews, David Pellerin (Rachel), Winslow, Daniel Pellerin, Lewiston, Peter Pellerin, Chebeague Island and Joe Fortin (Christine), Albion; as well as his first wife and mother of his children, Cynthia Haskell, Portland.

A graveside memorial service will be held at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville, Maine on July 16, at 10:15 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be sent to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway

Suite 1509

New York, NY 10018

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