Lost and found
Family relieved after town locates father's missing grave in Raymond
Cheryl Denbow and her brother, Nathan Felch, stand near the spot where their father's urn was buried in the New Pine Grove Cemetery in Raymond when he died in 1994. (JASON SCHREIBER PHOTO)
"I'm relieved they found him and my family can have closure during this difficult time. My mother's dying wish was to be buried with my father," said son Peter Felch of Fremont.
The investigation was prompted by complaints from Felch's children who said they were told by the town's cemetery sexton last week that there was no record of his lot in the cemetery.
Diane Felch lived in Raymond for many years, but had spent the last 10 years in Berwick, Maine, with her daughter, Cheryl Denbow.At the time of Howard Felch's burial, a wooden cross was used in place of a headstone because his wife couldn't afford a stone when he died.
But they remembered the general area.
Denbow and her brother, Nathan Felch of Sanford, Maine, returned to the cemetery Wednesday and found where they believed their father's remains were placed.
"My mom reported me as a runaway, but I just slept here. I remember leaning up against that tree," he said as he pointed to the large tree across from the spot where he remembers his father's urn being buried.
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