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Arnold F. Gonya

May 6, 1934 January 12, 2019
Arnold F. Gonya
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Obituary for Arnold F. Gonya

Arnold F. Gonya, 84, passed away Saturday January 12, 2019 at a Houlton hospital. He was born May 6, 1934, in Millinocket, the son of Wilbert and Dora Gonya.
He spent most of his childhood years in Houlton and graduated from Houlton High School and later attended a local college. Arnold served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He married Patricia Daigle and they would share over fifty years of marriage until her passing in 2011. He worked at A.E. Staley and retired as a foreman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing but enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren most of all.
He is survived by four children: Cathy Manning and her husband Donnie of North Carolina, Vicki Donahue and her husband Richard of Ludlow, Anthony Gonya of Houlton, Dawn Vose and her significant other Tim DeVoe of Houlton, two grandchildren whom he raised: Melanie Drew and her husband Mark of New Limerick, Steven Gonya and his significant other Casey Henderson of Houlton, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also leaves behind two brothers: Ernest Gonya of Houlton, Joseph Gonya and his wife Diane of Monticello, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife Patricia he was predeceased by a son Jonathan Gonya, three brothers: Ronald, Donald, and Richard Gonya, and two sisters: Isbel and Myrtle.
A graveside service with military honors will take place at a later date St. Mary’s Cemetery. Those who wish to remember Arnold in a special way may make gifts in his memory payable to the Houlton Humane Society in c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park St. Houlton, Me 04730. Online condolences may be expressed on the Tribute Wall at:

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Cemetery Details


Saint Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

354 Smyrna Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

354 Smyrna Street Houlton 04730 Maine
United States

Memorial Contribution

Houlton Humane Society

Care of Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street
Houlton, Me 04730

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