Benton - Michael Paul Maroney, Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born in Boston, MA. Sept. 1, 1957 the son of John and Christine Patterson Maroney. Mike had the biggest, kindest heart, he loved his family very much and was a wonderful friend to many in the area. Mike had the biggest smile that could light up a room and his sense of humor would make you laugh along with him. Mike loved to go to Dunkin Donuts and have coffee with his friends. Mike was predeceased by his parents John and Christine Maroney, Mike lost a sister, Donna Maroney years ago. Mike is survived by his loving wife Barbara and a son, Mike Maroney Jr., both of Benton; two daughters, Misty Maroney of Winslow and Jenny Maroney of Farmingdale; a step-son, James Jackson Jr. Of Benton; two step-daughters, Rosanna and husband Richard Lawrence of Clinton and Rosemary Boivin of Waterville; two brothers and their wives, Joe and Cathy Maroney and Jack and Sue Maroney; four grandchildren, Jasmine Michelle Maroney, Andrew Rewa, Chris and David Akers; a sister-in-law, Rosa Blouin and spouse Lisa; nieces and nephews, John, Robert, Allen and Eric Maroney, Christy Nelson, Michelle, Britney Jackson, Bryce Eldridge and Amanda Blouin. He is also survived by many friends including Steve Cole, Roger and Rachel Averill, Darryll, Chris Larwaw, Clyde and Flora Sevey, diane Cookson, Conrad and great nephew, Damien. The family would like to give a special thanks to MaineGeneral Hospice and all his doctors. A special thanks to Lisa Blouin for helping care for him in his last few days. Barbara would like to thank Rosanna and Richard for their special gifts they gave. Thanks Mike for being a great brother-in-law. Thanks for all you have done. RIP, Love Rosal Thanks hun for all the wonderful years you gave me. You will live forever in my hear. Love, Sweet Pea. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Barbara Maroney, 5 Averill MH.P, Benton, ME 04901-3618. A special get together will be done at a later date. "Dad, growing up you were the best dad anyone could ever ask for. Everything you taught me will stay with me forever because I am the man I am today because of you. Someone once told me that it is pretty rare for someone to find their very own personal superhero -- you are just that -- my superhero. I am lost without you. Without my dad but I will never forget how you would always tell me how proud you are of me and how I have become a great man. I have because of you. I will spread your joy and wisdow to others and make sure everyone knows who my dad was. You will be forever in my heart. Towards the end you fought hard like you always did, even though you are gone physically, your spirit is here with me always and to know you are no longer sick makes me happy. I love you so much Dad. I will see you again and we can dance away. I will take care of Mom so do not worry. I miss you Daddy. Love always, Your son, Mikey. Arrangements are with Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. An on line guest book may be signed and condolences may be expressed at www.gallantfh.com.