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Eastern Gazette ed. Nov 28- Dec 5, 2014
DEXTER - Lt. Alan Michael Grinnell, 61, Detective Lt. of the Dexter Police Department, was gently placed in the hands of his Heavenly Father on Monday night, November 17th of natural causes. Born in Camden on June 9, 1953, he was the son of Arthur E. and Virginia (Chapman) Grinnell. A 1971 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, he married Elizabeth McClellan on October 21, 1971, whom he remained married to until his passing. Grinnell had been a well-respected member of the Dexter Police Department since June 1990, when he signed on as a patrol officer. Alan could be found each Sunday leading the musical praise team at his church and he found much happiness through his faith in God. Alan will be so very missed by his family, church, police department and community. He will be remembered as a great man, friend, and police officer. Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth Grinnell; four children, Spencer Grinnell and his wife, Jennifer; Christina Grinnell; Caitlin Grinnell-Coro and her husband Wayne and Carly Grinnell; He is survived by a sister, Gloria Grenell of Rockland. A brother. Art Grinnell and his wife. Kim of Lincolnville and a sister, Donna Scully and her husband, Kevin of Waldoboro. He is also survived by his grandchildren who loved him dearly: Spencer Alan, Michaela, Jared, Elijah, Alexandria, Kelsey, Kolten, Jessie, Zachary, and Amara. He was predeceased by his parents and twin sisters. In keeping with his wishes, interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in Camden. If desired, memorial gifts in his memory may be made to: Lt. Alan Grinnell Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 344, Dexter, ME 04930. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Grinnell family at www.longftmeralhomecamden.com Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.