Basil Rines, 90, of Winslow passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Inland Hospital in Waterville with his loving family by his side. He was born in Unity May 18, 1923 the son of the late David and Beulah Gower Rines. Basil had attended school in Skowhegan. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, attaining the rank of Corporal and was an airplane crew chief. Basil was employed for many years for JJ Pelotte as well as Nelson Freight Ways. He was also a truck and heavy equipment operator for the Town of Winslow until his retirement. He loved spending the last 27 years in Florida during the winters and the summers in Maine with his two daughters and their families. Basil was a life time member of the Winslow VFW. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Maxine E. Palmer Rines of Winslow; two daughters and their families, JoAn and Edward Hogan of Salem, N.H. and their three children, Loria, Edward and Michael, and Anette and Theodore Lovejoy of Winslow and their three children, Janet, Becky and Joyce; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and by his sister, Beverly Knight of Unity. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta at a later date. An on line guest book may be signed and condolences may be expressed at www.gallantfh.com.