MADISON -- Lester E. Huggins, 90, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Madison, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Madison, the son of Clifton Huggins and Eda (Quimby) Huggins.
He graduated from Madison High School in the class of 1941. In February 1942, he joined the Army during World War II, in the 3rd Armored Division.
He married the former Jane C. Sauer in November 1948 and they raised their family in Boylston, Mass.
He worked for Navistar as a parts clerk and at Digital in security. After retirement, he worked part time at Dosco Sheet Metal.
Lester was a Cub and Boy Scout leader; he was a member of the Boylston Congregational Church and a member of the Boylston Senior Citizens. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking, and he always had a fondness for animals. Lester loved the time he spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jane, of Madison, his son, Gary Huggins, and his wife, Kim, of Norridgewock; his grandchildren, Amanda Hight and her husband, Sam, and Timothy Huggins and his girlfriend, Kelly; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Doug and Maxine Hoskins.
He was predeceased by his sister, Helena, and his brother, Norman.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison.
The family would like to extend special thanks for the care that Lester received from Redington Fairview General Hospital and the Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.
Donations may be made in Lester's name at the Somerset Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976; or to the
, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240.