Danny Pelletier

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Danny, the first child, was born on April 6, 1954. In his teens, Danny started working on farms and drove trucks during the harvest in the Fort Kent, Maine area where he grew up. Although he was not due to graduate from high school until June of 1972, he joined the National Guard in January and left for basic training after receiving his diploma. He was assigned to the artillery and stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.He returned and drove trucks for his father's business until 1975 when he went to work for Great Northern Paper as a parts clerk and equipment operator. When the GNP mill sold out to Georgia Pacific in 1990, Danny returned to his father's business, working on road maintenance, patching potholes in good weather and plowing snow in winter. He's now a regular logging truck driver, but he operates everything when it's needed, including loaders, cranes and excavators.

He married Louise Lagasse in June of 1976 and they have two children, Pamela and Matthew. Pamela received a Doctor of Pharmacy, and was married to Ryan Sweeney on July 2, 2010. She currently works at the VA Clinical Pharmacy in Augusta, Maine. Matthew has joined his father and uncles in the family logging business. Danny says Matthew, "...is a universal man working with the equipment or welding or whatever needs doing. He loves it and is in the woods five days a week!" Danny and Louise are also the proud grandparents of Matt's daughter Emma. And Danny says of himself, "Even being the oldest, I still love what I do, no matter what it takes."