Auburn, ME – Loring Erwin “Butch” Braley, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in Lewiston.
He was born June 26, 1941 in Auburn ME to Erwin and Julia (Fuller) Braley. He was a 1959 graduate of Edward Little High School. Butch as he was affectionately called married his first wife, Ann (Nelson) in 1962. With Ann, he had two children, Tracy and Troy. In 1976, he married his second wife Diane (Tozier) and had a third child, Kristine.
He worked as an auto body mechanic for most of his life; working at Colman’s Collision Center, in Auburn, Larry Stewart’s Auto Sales in Lisbon and most recently Viking Motors of Oxford.
Butch loved animals, always with a dog by his side for companionship. He also loved to work on cars including a 1976 Chevy truck that he was always working on in his garage.
Loring is survived by his second wife Diane of Auburn; a brother Maynard of New Gloucester; Sons Tracy and Susan Braley of Cocoa, FL, Troy and April Braley of Clermont FL; Daughter: Kristine and Michael Stone of Hermon ME. He also leaves his grandchildren, Sara Braley and fiancé Rob Williams of Merritt Island FL, Mackenzie, Jacob, and Matthew Stone of Hermon ME. Besides his parents, was predeceased by his first wife Ann.
The family would like to extend a special thank you Willy and Raedelle Knight for all they did for Butch from cooking meals to being a true friend and everything in between. It is with their help that Butch was able to stay in his home longer which is what he wanted.