Brett Eugene Hoskins

VASSALBORO – Brett Eugene Hoskins, 63, passed away Jan. 20, 2023 at home surrounded by his wife and children. He was born April 23, 1959 to Harold Hoskins, and Beverly Preble, in Waterville.

Growing up, Brett was active in the Baptist Church, Youth Group, Demoley, and sports in Waterville. After attending Waterville schools, he served in the United States Army from May 1976 to June 1982, followed by the Army Reserves until 1985. He was stationed at Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort McClellan, Ala.; and Vaihingen, Germany. He, and Kelly, enjoyed the three years he was stationed in Germany, and they had special memories skiing in the Alps and traveling to Switzerland and Austria. He spent the last 20-plus years working for MainePERS.

On March 10, 1979 he married the love of his life, Kelly. In the years that followed their return from Germany, they started a family, and he was active in coaching his kids in basketball and tee ball, and attending all of their activities throughout the years. He rode the Trek Across Maine, and the Plymouth to Province Town trek in Massachusetts with his son. He enjoyed attending New England Patriot games, Red Sox games, various concerts, taking special family vacations each summer, camping, and hunting (though he was quick to remind everyone that he hadn’t shot anything in a couple decades).

For almost 40 years, Brett has been an active Mason with Vassalboro Lodge 54, Oakland Lodge 113, and Augusta Valley Scottish Rites. He was also a member of the Elks #905.

Brett was predeceased by his father, Harold Hoskins, his mother, Beverly Preble; and many aunts and uncles.

Surviving is his wife of 43 years, Kelly; his daughter Katie Jose, his son Barret Hoskins (Beka); special nephew and niece, Matt Vincent and Elena Vincent; grandchildren Roslyn, Bryce, Grace, Sydney and Landon; sisters Penny (David) Bard, Robin (Alan) Withee, and Michelle (Rodney) Green; as well as many other nephews and nieces.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. David Preston, and Waterville Area Hospice for their kindness during the past few weeks.

On Jan. 28 at 1 p.m., a service will be held at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church in Waterville, and a gathering for family, and friends, will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waterville Area Humane Society; Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers (Christmas program);

or the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation.

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