Dacano Dakota Arno
September 29, 1995 - June 3, 2013
Dover-Foxcroft - Dacano “Cano” Dakota Arno, 17, passed away tragically on Monday, June 3, 2013, in Sebec. Born September 29, 1995, in Bangor, he was a junior at Foxcroft Academy. Dacano attended youth services every Wednesday night at the Charleston Pentecostal Church. He loved playing basketball, running, bike riding, Man hunt and doodling cat pictures, but his all time favorite was skipping classes. He had volunteered at the Center Theater for many years. One of his favorite things he liked to do was sneak out at night in the winter after a storm and shovel the neighborhood yards with his brother, when no one would suspect it was them. He had an amazing sense of humor that was infectious to all and a smile that could melt a heart. He was always lending a helping hand. Dacano is survived by his parents, Jody L. Arno, Kirt Stockley, and Ross Merrill; sister, Aspen Victoria Maquera; twin brother, Darango Denver Arno; brothers Kody, Dylan and Kameron Stockley; and grandparents, Pam and Steve Arno. He is also survived by his aunt, Carla Arno; uncle, Toby Arno; and many, much loved cousins. With much love he left many, many close friends behind and his girlfriend, Brittany Adkins. A celebration of his life will be held 5-9pm Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Kiwanis Park, Park Street, Dover-Foxcroft. Friends and family are invited to share happy memories of Dacano. Memorial contributions for the Arno family may be sent to Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union, PO Box 507, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

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Celebration of Life 5-9pm Friday June 7, 2013 Kiwanis Park Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

Amy Case

My deepest condolences for all who have lost such an amazing young man! He could alway put a smile on your face just by walking in to the room. Much love to all of the family ~Amy

Bill & Ginny Robinson

Dear Jody & Family Our sincere condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Amazing how our lives can change in a flash. Our love, Bill & Ginny

Norma Campbell

Dearest Jody,I want to offer my deepest condolences at your incredible loss.I know that God will give you the strentgh and the courage to get through and go on.God Bless you and your family.

Emily Annis

Jody & family, You all have been in my heart! Been thinking of you all. Sending you all lots of love. Praying for strength, to help you all get through a very diffacult time! You all have a small town to help hold you. All My Love. Emily

Lisa, Tim & Courtney Richardson

Jody and family, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through at a time like this, but know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang on to the memories that you have of Dacano and know that heaven got another angel! <3 Sending love, Lisa, Tim and Courtney

Guyotte Family

We are so ver sorry. Last night that first light you sent up went straight to heaven. Find some good feelings knowing Daceno is with God. Joe and I love you all very much and are proud of your family. We are with you with prayers in our hearts for you all. Again we are so sorry.

Kim Peabody Rich

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and the whole town. I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart is so heavy in sadness. Know he is at peace in God's hands.

Leisa Clement

To the family of young Dacano, my deepest and most sincere condolences upon your sudden and untimely loss. I cannot find the words to express how sorry i am that this happened to him and to you. I hope that in time we will all be granted the opportunity to understand why. May God grant you the monumental strength you will all need to get through this time and someday find some peace Love you All, Leisa

arthur&shirley merrill

our thoughts and prayers go out to jody and family for your loss of a son he had such an impact to everyone he always had a smile on his face that warmed everyones heart he will be missed by so many he will never be forgotten

Julie Craig

My heart breaks hearing about his tragic loss., My heart goes out to his family., You are in my prayers. There is nothing I can say, that will ease your pain. But know my heart is with you. To his friends. I cry with you. To the community, Treat our children well. And hug them, and show them love and guidance. We are so blessed to have them. Love them well., And please help them through this difficult time.

Priscilla & Ken Leger

Jody, Kirt and Family We are so sorry for the loss of Dacano. We have known him for many years, though not enough. He had a special way with people and always made me laugh. Take joy in knowing that he touched so many lives in such a short lifetime. Though he will be missed here, we truly believe that he is in the arms of the One who allowed him to be part of all our lives and that will bring peace. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time and will always think of Dacano with a smile in our hearts. Priscilla & Ken Leger

Linda Edgerly Clemens

I haven't lived in D-F for many years but try to stay in touch through the social media. When I read about a name from my youth and realized this young man was the grandson of a girl I grew up next door to, Pam Plummer Arno. I am so sorry you had to receive the news that no parent ever wants to get. Though far away you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you during this difficult time.

Scott & Lisa Pangburn & Family

Sending our condolences to the family. Dacano will always be remembered with a smile in my heart. God Bless you and hold you tight through this time.

Nancy Murphy

My heart aches for you and the loss of your son. My prayer for the whole family is God give you strength

Erin & Steve

We love you so much Jody and Kirt...our hearts ache so horribly for you and your whole family.

Richard Simpson Jr

So sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to the Arno family and to all this young mans friends. God has a special angel now. RIP

Bethany Downs and Family

We love you all... Anything you need Don't hesitate... Cono was very special to our family... His great personality and special presents has touched each of my children. I am going to miss him walking threw the door with a big smile and hug, then going right for the cupboard to grab two packages of gummies and two juice boxes... We are so sorry for this tragic event in your family, but are very proud to have had the honor to be a special part in his life and in yours... With Deepest Sympathy the Downs family. Love, Prayer, and Strength to all of the Arno family...

Missy & Gordon Hall

I feel so blessed to have known your sweet boy, Jody . He always made me smile . Your family is in our prayers. We love you

Blake Arno

So sad to see a young teenager die. Right now I'm feeling like this is all a bad dream. I'm sorry for all of his family and close friends. RIP Dacano <3

Maureen Boffin and sons Cody and Lucas

We are heartbroken for you and your family. There is no greater loss than this. We hope the memories and the knowledge of what a wonderful young man Dacano is will help you to heal. You will forever be in our hearts. You are such an inspiration in this community and we love you and will be there should you ever need us.

judy and lewis

we do not know you , but we wish we had.you sure did like to have a good time.you are quite the jokster.may they welcome you in heaven with open arms.

Fern-Marie Johnson

My sympathies to the family and friends of this precious young man.

Jeff, Carol, Tyler and Garrett Hilton

We have been so saddened by the loss of Dacano. The humorous stories of his escapades over the years as well as the joy he brought to others are all tributes to him as well as to you and your family. Dacano will be missed by so many, but his memory will live on through the hearts of everyone who knew him. We pray that all these memories carry you through this time of sorrow and give you peace and comfort.

Meg, Greg, and Garrett Niisbet

Our deepest sympathies to you, Jody and Kurt and your whole family and community. There is no greater loss and words can't express how sorry we are for the loss of your precious child. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. Ulrickson

Thinking of all the times Dacano made me smile in class. I am sure there were many cat doodles made during math class. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Bonnie & Steve Gallupe

Our deepest condolences to the Arno -Stockley family. You are in our thoughts.

Michelle and Eric Paradis

My heart goes out to the Arno family. I cant imagine the grief you are feeling. Sounds like you had a wonderful son. You were blessed to have him.

Dottie Cavanaugh Field and family

Jody and family: there are no words to express how our hearts ache for your loss! Your boys were the first friends my children, Gabbie and Nick, made when we first moved to town 5 years ago..both boys were a big help in the transition to a new town. We have always admired and respected you and your family's dedication to this community and Dacano was one of our finest kids for sure. You and your whole family are in our constant prayers and hearts!

Corretta Domenico

I'm so sorry for your loss, I was born and raised in Bangor Maine,and I know that everyone up there is like family.. I wish I could be there. I will pay my condolenses as soo as I go up on the 18th :) love and prayers.

Carol and Scott Greene

Want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Be comforted in knowing the great considerate man you raised. Be strong.

Dale & Tina White

I already miss you being foolish when walking by our house on the way to FoxBrooks Our swing set will miss you as will we.

Julie Everett McGee

The last line of one of my favorite books is, "and then like a thief, death stole him." That is how I felt when I heard about your Dacono. He was too young. I'm so sorry. I don't know if you are religious as its been years since I've seen you but I have seen the strength faith provides for believers in times like this and have admired it. Frankly, I've always been on the fence and believed that God, in all his omnipotence,stands by helplessly when a tragedy such as this occurs (another thought stemming from the same book). But I do believe he's there to welcome all gentle,kind, loving souls - and from all I've read it sounds like that is just the type of boy you raised. My deepest condolences. Xo

Dave & Carol Robinson

Our thoughts are with you Jody and want you to know our shoulders are too.

Michelle Nichols

The the Arno Family; I did not have the pleasure of meeting Dacano. Although I believe he was a very special person who had so much to offer. My deepest sympathies go to your family. May your photos of him and the stories help you get through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane Laporte

Miss.Arno I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your son.. I was just talking about you the other day to my girls about all the fun Bev, Tracy, Wanda, Selena, you and I had while attended hair school...god bless you and your family... RIP young man

Blake Dyer

Dacano & I weren't close anymore, but we grew up together and have gone to school together ever since preschool. It's hard to believe he is gone so suddenly. My thoughts and prayers are with the Arno family.

Ed and Sharon Imbert

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the memories of Dacano and the joy he brought to you and others bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Mari-Ellen & Greg Hansen

Our prayers go out to the Arno family. May God Bless you all.

Laurie Hanscom

Jody and family, I can not express in words the sorrow the whole community is feeling for your loss. I know your Faith is strong, and I just pray God will give you what you need to get through this tragic time in your life.

Debbie & Alan Smith Sebec

To all of the family of Dacano,we send our sincere condolences,& prayers. We did not know this young man,but we feel as though we do now.God Bless all of you.He sounded like a wonderful young man,taken way too young.

Betty Ryder (Mrs. Howard Ryder)

Dear Jody and family, I am so very sorry about the tragic loss of your son. With his passing, we all have lost a treasure and ray of hope for our future. Please know there are many who care.

Tina (Bonnevie) Hatcher

Jody, You were my instructor at MSAHD when you found out you were having twin boys. I remember how excited you were & how we (your students) teased you about thier unusual names. There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of your son. I pray that God gives you and your family comfort and peace at this painful time. TIna

Chris Burke Smith

Iam so sorry for your loss..My thoughts will be with you and your family..

Amy Gilbert

You have all our love and prayer during this difficult time...Rest east Dacano.

ross merrill

i hope that wherever you are you have found peace, the sun is shining and there is a smile upon your face. i love you and i miss you

The Dragon's Den

You are a stong women Jody...may your strength and the strength of your friends and loved ones see you through your difficult loss.

Melanie Richards

I look forward to when theses scriptures come to and I am sure you do too, (John 5:28) Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (Revelation 21:4-6) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also, he says: “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” 6 And he said to me: “They have come to pass! I am the Al′pha and the O·me′ga, the beginning and the end. To anyone thirsting I will give from the fountain of the water of life free."

Cathy Cody

Dacano: I miss your smiling face that regardless of what was happening could always make me smile. When you were younger I couldn't tell you and Durango apart and then you would cut your hair and I would be okay for a little while. You accepted people for who they were and that my friend is a gift. I know you are with HIM and that you are well. May your friends grow from your strength and love. God Bless!



Jayne Sharrow

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It just doesn't seem fair, but the memories and feelings he is stirring up in this community are speaking to how we need to not take for granted our youth and what they bring into our lives. I am thanking Dacano so much for that. Look to the Hero he is. Love and prayers. Jayne

Tracy & Nan Redmond

We are so grieved for your loss. Words seem so hollow. God give you the strength you need in this and the days to come.

Jeff Durkee

My heart goes out to you and your family. I feeling can not exspress how I feel for you. May you find peace in time with the help of loved ones that surround you.

Walter & Lisa Crites

Kirt and Jody; We have know you only a short time but this tragic event has touched us both tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both as you work thru this tragedy. Remember all the good times you had together. Walter and Lisa

Jim & Sherry French

May peace come and settle within your entire family.



The Lakeman Family

Jody, Kirt, and Family, our whole family sends you the most heart felt prayers, and condolenses. He was an amazing son and brother that always made people young and old smile and put a light in them. The only words that seem to be coming to me are. Keep the wind at your back Ducano,calm winds, and smooths seas. The area could not have a more wonderful angel looking over the community he loved so well. Jody and family you are in our prayers. The Lakeman's

Deb (Minder) Grady

DearJody and all your family, I am so sory to hear of your son's passing. No words can ever express this kind of loss. Our thoughts and payers are with you and your family.

A Mom in Maine

It deeply saddens me when a young person is taken so suddenly. As a mom, I can't even begin to imagine the pain your family must be feeling right now. Even though I don't know your family I can't help but feel sad that such a wonderful young man is gone. Please accept my deepest sympathies.


Please know your family is in our heart. There are no words for this loss. We love you all very much and will pray for you through this time of grief. He has touched so many lives in such a positive way. He is with you always in soul and spirit. Love to you in the time to come.

Chey Andrews

Jody,Kirk,And Rango, I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. I am very upset that I will not be seeing him next year in school. best of thoughts & prayers. -Cheyanne Andrews


Declared gone at the scene His temperature had dropped many degrees. Pale body, blue lips No feelings at the finger tips. Life for him was ephemeral But had so many memories Lost thoughts, untold stories. The affinity he had, for causing a laugh Is now gone, broken in half. His name plastered on the biweekly Seeing him in everything I do, bleakly. It’s effecting, effective, every where I go It’s hurting, hurt, the people I know. This contagious sadness spreading like fire For he is someone I will always admire.<3 (Poem written by me, rest in sweet peace Dacano<3)

Terry Corbin Harmon

How does one express condolences for one so young? I remember the last time I saw you Jody, and the pride you spoke of your sons. My heart is breaking for you and your family. God bless you all.

The Gritty's Hot Air Balloon Crew

We are truly sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Roberta T

I cannot begin to tell you and your family how very sad and sorry to hear of your loss. This has to be every parents worst nightmare. I have heard he was a fine young man and was loved and cared for by many in his community and the surrounding communities. You and your family have my most sincere sympathy.

Tom & Cathy Sands

I find comfort in the thought that a free spirit lives on and touches each one of us in someway. Decano did touch many and will continue to do so as time goes on. May the thought that his infectious smile and caring way brought joy and laughter to many and help in the healing in days to come. Our deepest sympath.y

Butch and Kelly

We are so sorry to here of your loss. Your family will be our prayers.

Josie Gray

Jody, Kirt & Family, There are no words to make anyone feel better in a time like this. As a mother myself, I cannot imagine the pain that you are going through. Just know that Dacano was a great young man who now lives on through memories from family and friends. I will always remember Dacano's hugs everytime he came into Foxbrooks while I was working. What a terrific person he is. I hope in time you find peace knowing there is another Angel looking down on you and your family. My heart goes out to all of you.

Glen & Shirley Butler

Dear Jody and Family ~ While no words of ours can ease your loss, we just want you to know that we're grieving with you and thinking about you constantly. With love and hugs, Glen & Shirley

Paul & Chris Paydos

Our deepest sympathies for your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Joe & Beth Hamilton (pilots)

No words can express how sad we were to hear of this tragedy. You have touched us with your energy and good spirit. His personality must have been just like yours. May it carry you through this time. God bless Dacano and all he leaves behind, but especially you Jody and his twin. Joe and Beth Hamilton (pilots)

Mike, Katherin, Natalie and Audrey Dow

Our most sincere condolences...we are thinking about your family during this difficult time.


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