Portland, ME - Oren W. Mikulaninecz Sr., 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, ME after a long illness, surrounded by his family.
Oren was born on May 25, 1940 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, the son of Gertrude May Ducharme and Samuel Mikulanecz. He attended Portland High School. After high school, he joined the army in 1957, serving 3 years as a longshoreman in Newfoundland and Virginia. He then went for several moving companies, including Grants, Beals, Scribners, and Mayflower. He was known as a very hard worker.
In July 1961, he met the love of his life, Patricia Townsend. They married in November of 1961 and soon started a family the following year.
Oren was an avid sports fan. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and the Red Sox. Like so many, he was overjoyed to see his Sox finally win a world series. He loved to play card games, especially poker. He was a huge music fan and loved his solid golden oldies. He also enjoyed watching old westerns. He will be remembered for his infectious smile and great sense of humor which he passed on to all three of his children.
He was pre-deceased by his mother and father, and his step-father, Romeo Ducharme.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Mikulaninecz, two daughters, Kathy Johnson and her husband Ernest, and Pamela Burchill and her husband Tim, a son, Oren Jr. and his wife Nancy, all of Portland, ME. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Ernest Johnson III, Darcy Tarr, Trista and Kayla Burchill, Erika and Britni Mikulanecz, and two great-grandchildren, Bradley Seigars and Isabella Graham, as well as his beloved cat, Church.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 10 - 11 a.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 476 Summit St. Portland. Interment to follow at Blanchard Cemetery, Winn Rd, Falmouth.