NEWBURGH – Michael L. Chadbourne, 57, husband of Dianne (Smith) Chadbourne, went home to be with his Lord, March 17, 2008, surrounded by his loving family, at his lifelong residence in Newburgh. He was born July 21, 1950, in Bangor, the son of Nelson L. and Theresa (Gillis) Chadbourne. Mike was a graduate of Hampden Academy, Class of 1970 and had worked for the Maine Department of Transportation for 39 years, as an equipment operator. He was a lifelong member of Newburgh Volunteer Fire Department and served as fire chief for 14 years. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Dianne, camping with his family, making a week of the Fryeburg Fair, going to Sunday morning breakfast, and John Deere tractors. Mike was proud of his children and his grandsons were his top priority. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man, but most of all as a loving, husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Dianne of Newburgh; a son, Scott and his wife, Abby, of Newburgh; a daughter, Amy Hanson and her husband, David, of Newburgh; one brother, Leonard and his wife, Shirley, of Palmyra; three adored grandsons, Owen and Gavin Hanson, and Zakery Chadbourne; father-in-law, Myron Smith and Jo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many special co-workers and friends. Family and friends may call 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hamp-den. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Stetson Road, Exeter, with Pastor Stanley Griffin officiating. In keeping with Mike’s love of his grandsons, a nursery will be available at the church and children are warmly welcomed. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider, the Michael L. Chadbourne Memorial Cancer Fund, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931 or Newburgh Volunteer Fire Department, care of Newburgh Town Office, 2660 Western Ave., Newburgh, ME 04444. Interment will be at a later date at Knowlton Cemetery, Newburgh. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.