Lester “Francis” Cunningham, 80, died Dec. 4, 2009.

He was born in Lincolnville Oct. 24, 1929, a son of Elbridge and Faustina (Morse) Cunningham.

He worked for many years at Delta Chemical in Searsport. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He was also a handyman who enjoyed having a garden.

He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Dorothy; a son, David Cunningham; a daughter, Carol Cunningham; siblings Thomas Cunningham, Maynard Cunningham, Adolf Cunningham and Pauline Fairbrother.

Francis is survived by his wife of 18 years, Elaine Cunningham, of Belfast; his children, Donna Hopkins and her husband, Steve, of Belmont, Alan Cunningham and his wife, Gayle, of Winslow, Bryan Cunningham and his wife, Pat, of Belfast, James Cunningham and his wife, Hughette, of Searsmont, John Cunningham and his wife, Debbie, of Ohio; a brother, Paul Fairbrother, of Prospect; a sister, Betty Smith of Massachusetts; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 22 step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. with the Rev. Art Fairbrother officiating.

Those who wish may make donations in Francis’ memory to the American Lung Association of New England, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451-1991 or Cancer Care of Maine, 489 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Online condolences may be placed at crabielripostafuneralhome.com.