Denis King Weisleder, 75, died at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor on February 27, 2021 after a short illness. Denis was born on March 6, 1945 in Springfield, MA to his parents, Robert and Marjorie Weisleder. He attended Lycoming College where he met his wife, Ann Irvin Weisleder. They married in 1969 and recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. After first living in Hartford, CT they moved to Maine for over 50 years, living in Bangor and then moving to a dairy farm in East Corinth.
Denis worked for New England Telephone and then NYNEX for 29 years where he won the 1990 “Best of the Best” award. His interest in telephone technology led him to serve on the board of The Telephone Museum in Ellsworth. He also studied his family genealogy, railroad trains and the history of both Maine and various towns where he lived. After retiring, Denis and Ann lived in Bangor and then Orono with several beloved dogs and cats. His friends and family knew him as a kind, quiet, hard-working man who was always willing to help a neighbor in need and could fix almost anything.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Lanissa and Brian Nadeau of Bangor; a son and his wife, Dr. Noah Weisleder and Melissa Weisleder LaGreca of Bexley, OH; a son and his partner, Zachary Weisleder and Suzanne Gagnon of Hampden, ME; a sister and her husband, Wendy and Thomas Mitchell of Windsor, CT; his three grandchildren, Joanne, Denis King II and Lucas Weisleder; and his niece and nephews Scott, Peter, Kevin, Timothy and Catherine Mitchell. In addition to his parents, Denis was predeceased by his brother, Donald Kenneth.
Due to the challenges of the ongoing pandemic there will be a small private service for Denis. His remains will be interred at Pine Grove Cemetery in Bangor. Those who wish to remember Denis should consider a donation to Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills (www.responsiblepetcare.org). Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com