Fairfield- Dennis W. Stratton, Jr., 60, of Fairfield passed away on July 2, 2018, surrounded by his family. \r\n\r\nDennis was born in Palmer, Massachusetts, on February 1, 1958, to Dennis W. Stratton Sr. and Jeanette Tracy Stratton. He attended Oakland schools and grew up in Sidney, with his four brothers and sisters. \r\n\r\nDennis joined his father working as a logger at a very young age and prided himself in helping to provide for the family and continuing the Stratton legacy. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time in the Maine woods. He especially enjoyed passing these hobbies onto his children and grandchildren. Dennis’ love for his family was evident in all that he did. As a logger for more than 45 years, Dennis donated countless hours and supplies to families. In the true spirit of kindness and love, no matter a family’s ability to pay, situation in life, or connection, Dennis made sure they had anything they needed, often at his own personal sacrifice of time and cost. Truly, there was never a more generous or kind-hearted man who always put his own needs second – even after those that many would have considered a stranger... Truth is, Dennis never met a stranger and his generous nature shone through every smile or laugh he shared and every life he touched. He was best known for popsicles, whip cream face paintings, silly stories and old time country music. \r\n\r\nDennis was predeceased by his mother, Jeanette Tracy Grivois of Belgrade; and his daughter Amber Corey.\r\n\r\nDennis is survived by his loving wife, Karla Stevens Stratton of Fairfield and their basset hound Gus; his father, Dennis. W Stratton Sr. of Sidney; his brothers and sisters, Kathleen Stratton of Waterville, Shiela Serencha of Oakland, Charlie Stratton and his partner Tracy Constable of Oakland, Henry Stratton and his partner Cathy Fuller-Nelson of Palmyra; his seven children and 10 grandchildren, Dennis W. Stratton III and his wife Lane and their children Logan, Luke and Lacee of Waterville, Heather Corey of Pittsfield, Jennifer McLaughlin and her husband David and their son Elliott of Bakersfield, CA, Basil J. Stratton Sr. and his wife Raeann and their children Basil Jr., Thomas, Reid and Allison, of Fairfield, Chelsea R. Stratton and her fiancé Kirk Fredrick and her daughters, Riley and Meadow of Norridgewock, Kayleigh P. Stevens and her wife Heather Sheehan of Sunnyside, Queens, and Liza K. Stratton of Portland; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. \r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 5th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Lawry Brothers-Wheeler, 26 Church St., Oakland. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 6th at 10 a.m. at Lawry Brothers-Wheeler. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Alfond Youth Center’s After School Program in Dennis’ name.