Alden Cousins

Alden Edward Cousins

Friday, April 15th, 1932 - Saturday, March 30th, 2019
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Farmington - Alden Edward Cousins, 86, of Canton, Maine passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday March 30, 2019 at Woodlands Living Center in Farmington. Alden “Slim” was born April 15, 1932 in Lowell, Ma, to Edward W. Cousins and Ruth S Cousins of Billerica. He graduated from Howe High of Billerica Ma and then graduated from the Thompson School of Agriculture at UNH in 1952. Upon graduation he was inducted into the US Army and served his country in the Korean War. He achieved the rank of Sargent for the 955 Field Battalion (155 MM) Artillery unit and was awarded a battle star for participating in the Kumwah River battle. Following his discharge from the army, Slim worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 33 years in the roles of Forester, Park Supervisor, Director for Bureau of Solid Waste Management, retiring as Regional Supervisor for the Department of Environmental Management in Southeastern, Ma. Following his retirement, he and Eleanor built their retirement home in Canton, Maine. Alden served on the Canton Planning Board, Board of Directors for the Androscoggin Land Trust, the Canton Historical society and the Frank L. Mitchell V.F.W. Post #3335. Slim loved fishing, hunting, gardening and mowing his blueberry fields. He and Eleanor cherished the times they spent hosting family and friends at their homes in both Middleboro, Ma, and Canton, Maine. Their appreciation for nature was evident in how they lived their lives; raised their spaniels and cats and journaling of wildlife sightings. The Lucarelli family of Jay Maine shared this appreciation. Slim and his family will be eternally grateful for the kindness of Eliza Lucarelli who helped to keep him active and engaged in his adventures. He is survived by his son Richard C. Cousins of Canton, Maine, his daughter Elizabeth C Sylvia and her husband Thomas of Lakeville, Ma, and two Grandsons Timothy and Christopher of Lakeville, Ma. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years Eleanor Chapin Cousins, three grandchildren, Tyler Edward, William Alden and Sarah Elizabeth Sylvia and his sister Cynthia Simmons. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
Alden Edward Cousins, 86, of Canton, Maine. A graveside service with military honors will be announced at a later date at Henniker New Cemetery, Old Concord Road, Henniker, NH. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Alden enjoyed introducing youth to the outdoors, it was his wishes that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Alden’s memory to: The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Youth Lifetime License Fund, 205 Church Hill Road, Augusta, Maine 04330.
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    Henniker New Cemetery
    Address
    Old Concord Road
    HENNIKER, NH
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    Graveside service with military honors will be announced at a later date.

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todd gildersleeve

Posted at 08:40pm
"Life's bivouac is over" Slim introduced himself to me by driving onto my landing and asking me "where are you from?" I was bumping knots with a saw that had a long bar so I couldn't be from around there. (Jay, ME) So he had to stop and satisfy his curiosity. Although I was piqued I did get a chuckle and as it was Slims way, I was soon engaged in conversation of forestry and the great outdoors. I am honored to have had his acquaintance and friendship. Condolences Todd Gildersleeve
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Tom Minahan

Posted at 08:14pm
Dick, Beth and Cousins Family: Very sorry for your loss. Slim was a good , honest and decent man. . He had a great sense of humor . All the laughs we shared will bring a smile to my face for all the time to come. I was lucky to meet and get to know Slim Cousins. I was most fortunate to have him as a friend. R I P Slim. Tom, Karen and Matt Minahan
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