ORR’S ISLAND — Todd A. Lindsey, of Orr’s Island, Maine, born on Dec. 11, 1962, died on Dec. 18, 2013, at the home of his son Zachary J. Lindsey in Dresden, Maine, following a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his family during the last several days of his life, and was holding hands with his son when he died, surrounded by love and the warmth of his family.

Todd was born in Hornell, N.Y., the son of John and Emma (Hogan) Lindsey, and was raised in Cohocton, N.Y. He graduated in 1981 from Cohocton High School, where he was a star athlete in soccer, football and track and field.

In 1987 Todd met his future wife and moved to Maine and began his life here. On Sept. 13, 1987, he married Cathy J. Alexander at her parents’ home on Orr’s Island, and they continued to reside there until the dissolution of their marriage some years later. However, he continued to live in Harpswell until his death.

Todd worked at Hannaford in Brunswick for over 25 years as a retail associate. He was a gentle soul who never spoke an unkind word about anyone and he was well liked, respected and admired by many, coworker and customer alike. He was the most selfless person who would drop everything to help someone out. He loved taking both of his children fishing and camping at Duckle Puddle Campground. He was a grill master and would grill his meals outdoors in all weather conditions, even during the worst blizzards. He loved his sports on television. But what he loved most were his children, in whom he was indescribably proud.

Todd is survived by two children, a son, Zachary J. Lindsey and his partner Jessica Sanborn, of Dresden, Maine, and a daughter, Lindsey B. Benoit of Denmark, Maine. He is also survived by an older brother, David Lindsey, of Rochester, N.Y., and a sister, Sandy (Lindsey) Schaeffer and her husband David, of Cohocton, N.Y., and three nephews, Brian, David, and Kevin Lindsey.

Todd’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine of Brunswick, and in particular Thomas Keating, M.D., and David Benton, M.D., and their staff. A very heartfelt thank you goes to CHANS Hospice and Dawn Stilphen, R.N., for all the support and care they provided to us in this difficult time.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, it is Todd’s expressed wish that supporters bring a can of soup to his service, for donation to a local hunger prevention program. Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup was his favorite.

Memories and condolences can be shared at www.brackettfuneralhome.c om.