February 21, 1950 - October 24, 2013

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ARCHER, ALLISON, 63, of Athens, Maine, passed away October 24, in Skowhegan, Maine. He was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Vermont, the son of Gordon W. Archer and Lucy A. (Ryea) Krenno. Al was in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam from 1967-1971. He worked at New Balance Shoe Shop in Skowhegan for a couple of years. Then, he worked for Scott Paper Company, S.D. Warren and the SAPPI Paper Company for 28-plus years. He was dedicated and devoted to work as a control operator, running a forklift, and he never refused an extra shift at the mill. Music was his passion; he had a band while in high school, called the Union Street River Band. He loved his Sunday jam sessions at Bloomfield’s and You Know Who’s Pub, and he also played the harp and the harmonica. He loved Johnny Cash music. He was an avid outdoorsman, he liked stacking wood, mowing his lawn, and waxing his truck. Al loved shopping, he was a bargain shopper and he liked old cars. He loved Chinese food, popcorn and Hershey Kisses. He exercised twice daily at Coburn Park in Skowhegan. Al was a very generous and giving man, and he loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his mother, L. Anita Krenno of Oregon; four children: Ann  Archer and her fiancé, Jason Kelley of Northfield, Angel Archer of Northfield, Danelle Prior and her husband, Glenn of Northfield, Jared Archer and his fiancée, Becky of Skowhegan; several sisters; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his companion, Louise Pike of Athens; and a large extended family, including many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father; one daughter, Carrie Ann Archer; and he was raised by John and Mildred Becker.

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