Miscellaneous Knox County, Maine Obituaries

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Annie J. Curry
(July 13): Annie J. Curry, 72, of 17 Mountainside Park, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Shore Village Nursing Center in Rockland.
She was born in Lower Falls, Mass. on May 1, 1929, the daughter of Arthur and Dorothy (Brindley) Herrick. On March 24, 1955, she married Linwood Curry, Sr. in Portland. Mr. & Mrs. Curry lived in Owls Head for 29 years where they raised their family and attended the Owls Head Baptist Church. In 1997, they moved to Camden.
She enjoyed fishing, growing vegetables and flowers. In her earlier years, she sang with the Schooner Bells. Her family said she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and lover of animals.
Surviving are her husband, Linwood Curry, Sr. of Camden; six children, Philip Sweetland and his wife Loretta; Karen Winchenbach and her husband, Eugene, all of W. Appleton; Charles Sweetland and his wife Melody of Searsmont; Linwood Curry, Jr. of Skowhegan; Brian Curry and his wife, Wendy of Manchester, N.H.; and Stephanie Curry of Tampa, Fla; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Niemi of South Thomaston; Katherine Blackington of Rockland; one brother-in-law, Dennis Curry of South Thomaston; 7 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be private, and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Eastern Maine Medical Center Dialysis Unit, 489 State Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.

Estelle Virginia Snow and Harry W. Snow -- service
(July 12): Newcastle -- A graveside service will be held for Estelle Virginia Snow, 88 (formerly of Pasadena, Calif.), who passed away March 18, 2001 in Waldoboro, and for Harry W. Snow, 77, (formerly of Vinalhaven,) who passed away March 26, 1982 in Pasadena, Calif., will be held Monday, July 16, 2001 at 9:30 a.m., at the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Newcastle, Father Raymond Picard officiating.

Ursula A. Gillis
(July 10): Ursula A. Gillis, 63, died Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Shore Village Nursing Center in Rockland.
Born in Brookline, Mass, June 1, 1938. She was the daughter of John A. and Margaret Gillis.
Ms. Gillis attended schools in the Brookline area, and completed her LPN training at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. She later worked at Pineland, and other medical facilities before moving to the midcoast area in 1958.
Ms Gillis resided in South Hope for many years with her long time friend Carolie Larner, who pre-deceased her on June 18, 1999. Together they owned and operated the Deacon’s Lot in South Hope from 1971 to 1988. From 1986 to 1988, Ms. Gillis was employed at the Allen Agency in Camden as a customer service representative and bookkeeper. She also worked as a payroll clerk for Maine’s Best Water in Union. For the past seven months, she resided at the Stella Maris House in Rockland.
Ms. Gillis is survived by one brother, John Gillis of Brookline, Mass, and one sister, Cecelia Markol of Bonita Springs, Florida.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2001 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. The Reverend Mark Reinhardt will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Bernard's Catholic Church Education Trust, 150 Broadway, Rockland, Maine 04841.

Edith M. Crockett
(July 9): Lincolnville -- Edith Mary (Anthony) Crockett, 83, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at Harbor Hill in Belfast.
Born on Nov. 11, 1917 in Port Clyde, she was the daughter of Merton E. and Lillian (Hopkins) Anthony.
She met her first husband, Vere "Chum" B. Crockett at a community dance and married at 18. They lived on Amsbury Hill in Rockport before moving to Thomaston.
The couple adopted Ruth Anthony Crockett, Chum’s sister’s child following the sister's death, before having their own child, Elizabeth "Betsy" Crockett. The couple moved to Camden in 1948 where Edie became involved in the Camden Chamber of Commerce and assisted in the production of "Peyton Place."
Mrs. Crockett worked at the Camden High School office for several years. In 1966, the couple divorced and Edith moved to Manchester, Conn., to be near her sister. She found employment as manager and social director of the Town and Country Club in Hartford.
In 1979, she retired and moved to Lincolnville where she assisted her son-in-law, Keryn Laite in the construction of her home.
The family salvaged one of the oldest small buildings in town and converted it into a cozy home in an oak grove of trees surrounded by fields and woods. It was there she lived her retirement years enjoying woodland creatures, birds, gardening, and reading, all in tune with nature. Mrs. Crockett’s song birds and chipmunks were as tame as kittens when she worked in her garden.
Her dedication to the preservation of "Petunia Pump," the original town water supply, provided great inspiration to others in the community. She planted and watered the beautiful petunias, which surrounded the pump building. She donated watercolor paintings and produced of her birds and flowers were lovingly donated to her family and friends. She will be remembered her for her encouragement and willingness to help others.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Crockett Laite and her husband, Keryn of Lincolnville; Elizabeth A. Smith of Shirley Center, Mass.; six grandchildren, Keryn B. Laite, Jr., Stephen C. Laite, Heidi L. Jackson, Richard D. Tyson, Chandler Tyson, Peter S. Laite; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Laite, Brittany Laite, Matthew Laite, Justin Laite, Cody Laite, Anthony Collins and Robyn Collins She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen A. Cavan and Jean Anthony.
A graveside service will be announced in August.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the United Christian Church, P.O. Box 288, Lincolnville Center, 04850 or the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Inc., P.O. Box 145, Harvard, Mass., 01451-0145.

Leslie E. Weaver
(July 8): Warren -- Leslie E. Weaver, 82, died Saturday July 7, 2001, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
He was born Feb. 3, 1919 in Warren the son of Herbert and Gertrude Hysom Weaver. He grew up in Warren and graduated from Warren High School. He joined the Navy in World War II, where he was a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class.
He worked as a postal worker for 30 years in Queens, N.Y. until he retired in July 1978. He moved back to his family homestead in Warren after retiring.
He was Adjutant and life member of the D.A.V., and the American Legion, Robert L. Stover No. 13.
He helped put the Warren Day Parade together for 10 years.
He was an avid gardener.
He was predeceased by two sons, Jerald B. Weaver who died in Vietnam in 1967 and Warren Weiss who died in 1973.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Wanda Weaver of Warren; by three daughters, Janice McKellar and Christine Perry, both of Warren and Joanne Kalavsky of Newport Richey, Fla.; by three sons, Leslie Weaver, Jr. of Bayonne, N.J., Scott Weaver of Bayshore, N.Y. and Arthur Weiss of Orlando, Fla. and by eight grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at the Hall Funeral Home. Rev. Joseph Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Warren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, 7 Mill Brook Rd., Wilton, N.H., 03086.

Virginia Winslow Hannan
(July 8): Union -- Virginia Winslow Hannan, 77, died Saturday July 7, 2001, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
She was born July 3, 1924 in Waltham, Mass., the daughter of Dexter and Violet Winslow.
She graduated from Waltham High School in 1943 and Framingham State Teachers College in 1947. While in college, she commuted and ate her lunch with a group of other commuters. This group of eight have kept in touch through a round robin letter for more than 50 years.
She taught school in Union and Washington for 27 years and upon retirement found she missed the children and so she substituted in SAD 40 for eight more years.
She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, a Past Noble Grand of the Rebekahs, and a Past President of the American Legion Auxilliary Storer, Collins, Harding #110. She also served as an officer in the Retired Teachers Association, the Union Senior Citizens and the Hope Extension.
She was a volunteer at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage and the Thompson Community Center. She also wrote the Union News for the Courier-Gazette in Rockland for many years. She loved embroidery and was known for her embroidered pillow cases which she sold at craft fairs and gift shops.
She married Stuart Hannan in 1947. They were married for 44 years before his death in 1991. She was also predeceased by a sister, Muriel Ann Winslow, who died in 1992. She called a very special neighbor, Randy Scott, her "other son." He and his family were very dear to her.
She is survived by her son, Dexter and his wife Trudy Hannan of Warren; her daughter, Susan and her husband James Larson of Hudson, Mass.; grandchildren Michelle and Jaime Hannan of Warren and Eric and Shawn Larson of Hudson, Mass., her brother, John Winslow of Waltham, Mass. and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday July 10, 2001 at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
A funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at the Peoples United Methodist Church in Union. Rev. Michelle Grube will officiate. Burial will follow in the East Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Union Ambulance Service or the Thompson Community Center.

Leroy Richards Whitten, Sr.
(July 8): Thomaston -- Leroy Richards Whitten, Sr., 86, died Friday, July 6, 2001, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness.
He was the widower of Carolyn Whitten who died 1975.
He was born in Thomaston, Aug. 10, 1914, the son of Emil and Eva Clark Whitten.
He was a 1932 graduate of Thomaston High School and owned and operated a gasoline filling station on the corner of Gilchrest and Main streets in Thomaston. He was the U.S. Army in World War II and worked for Armour Meats in Rockland for several years.
He owned and operated his own retail meat business, serving customers in St. George and Thomaston door-to-door for more than 30 years. He retired in 1980.
He was a member of Williams-Brasier Post American Legion and a 50-year member of the Knights of Phythias Lodge in Thomaston.
He enjoyed Sunday drives with his family, Red Sox baseball, growing potatoes and yard work.
Survivors include his long time companion, Lucy King of South Thomaston; two sons, Leroy Richards Whitten, Jr. and wife Susan of Thomaston and Robert Wesley Whitten and wife Janet of South Thomaston; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Grafton of Groton, Conn. and Mrs. Patricia and husband Lawrence Wood of
Manchester, N.H., eight grandchildren, Scott, Chris, Mike, Lisa, Melaine, Beth, Mary and Melissa and three great grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours.
A funeral will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, 35 Knox St., Thomaston, with William Hickey officiating.
Interment will be at the Village Cemetery, Thomaston.
Friends are requested to make donations to the American Cancer Society, Maine Chapter, Federal Street, Brunswick.

Jane Siener Holmsen
(July 8): South Thomaston -- Jane Siener Holmsen, 62, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Windward Gardens in Camden after a long illness.
She was the wife of Knute Holmsen. They were married for 41 years.
She was born at New London, Conn., May 7, 1939, the daughter of Edward and Emma Mary Steward Siener.
She was a graduate of the Williams School in New London, Conn. She attended the University of Connecticut. She worked as a secretary at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn.
She was a homemaker. She was school librarian at Quaker Hill Elementary School in Quaker Hill, Conn., and at Clark Lane Junior High School, Waterford, Conn. She retired to Maine and worked for 17 years at the Thomaston Library.
She was church organist at several area churches. She gave piano lessons for 35 years. She enjoyed reading and sewing.
Survivors include her husband of South Thomaston; one son, Edward and wife Roxanne Holmsen of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Kristen and husband Thomas Snell of Carlisle, Pa. and Mrs. Patricia and husband Douglas Schulte of Apple Valley, Minn., and two grandchildren, Ryan and Alexandra.
There will be no visiting hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made to Windward Gardens, 105 Mechanic St., Camden, 04843.

Edna Hurd Monteith
(Jan 19): Rockland -- Edna Hurd Monteith, 92, of Rockland, died Jan. 19, 2001 at The Knox Center for Long Term Care.
Born in Dover, April 10, 1908, she was the daughter of Maurice and Fannie Berry Hurd. She graduated from Foxcroft Academy and Beal College in Bangor.
Mrs. Monteith worked 10 years in the office of American Woolen Company, Browns Mill, in Dover-Foxcroft.
She was a member of the South Dover Grange and served as Chaplain of the Rockland Chapter of the Rebekah.
On Aug. 24, 1938, she married the Reverend Charles R. Monteith.
They moved to Rockland in 1947 where she served an active role as wife of the Rockland Congregational Church Minister, until their retirement in 1975.
She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Maine and the First Congregational Church of Camden.
Pre-deceased by one brother, Herbert Hurd, in 1990, Mrs. Monteith is survived by her husband, her son Charles R. Jr. both of Rockland; five grandchildren, Michelle, Scott, Heather, Christie and Charles III.
There will be no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held at Achorn Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to either the Rockland Congregational Church Abiding Memorial Fund, 180 Limerock St., Rockland, 04841, or the First Congregational Church of Camden Memorial Fund, 55 Elm St., Camden, 04843.
Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.

Arlene Smith Whitehill
(Dec 14): Cushing -- Arlene Smith Whitehill, 91, formerly of 29 Hill St., Rockland, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the Homestead in Cushing surrounded not only by her own family, but also caregivers from the Homestead.
She was the widow of Harold W. Whitehill.
Born in Cushing, June 20, 1909, she was the daughter of Herbert E. and Iola
Foster Smith.
She attended Cushing schools and graduated from Thomaston High School in the class of 1927.
For many years she lived in Thomaston where she raised her family. While living there, with volunteers, she ran the Thomaston schools' hot lunch program.
She supplied many of the area stores with fresh-baked doughnuts daily and on request, many other varieties of home-cooked foods, such as yeast rolls, cakes and pies.
She also baked for friends and neighbors.
In 1953, she and her family moved to Massachusetts. There she worked as a recording secretary at the New England Deaconess Hospital, retiring in 1974 after 21 years.
Returning to Cushing, for many years she helped care for her parents. While here she renewed acquaintances with her former high school sweetheart, Harold Whitehill and they were married in 1979.
The couple made their home in Rockland until moving to the Homestead in 1998.
Mrs. Whitehill was an active member of the Rockland Aldersgate United Methodist Church, always working at church functions.
Her family considered her a very loving, caring and supportive person, often caring for children other than her own.
Many times she would take her vacation time to help out with her children, grandchildren and parents.
Pre-deceased by her husband, a sister, Marguerite Kangas, and one grand-daughter, Linda Ward, Mrs. Whitehill is survived by two sons, Philip Spaulding and his wife, Cindi of Cushing, Robert Spaulding, Jr. and his wife Marjorie of Copenhagen, New York; four daughters, Charlene Anderson and her husband, Arthur, Anita Cullen and her husband Fred all of Thomaston, Jeanene
Bartlett and her husband Kenneth of Westminster, Mass., Carolyn Ward and her husband Owen of Wellfleet, Mass.; daughter-in-law, Janet Spaulding of Rockland; three step-daughters, Patricia Sullivan of Camden, Barbara Blum of Rockland, Charlena Burns of Trapper Creek, Alaska; one sister, Zetta Sturdee and her husband Kenneth of Avon Park, Fla.; two brothers, Gerald Smith and his wife, Judy of Cushing, Harold Smith and his wife Beatrice of Union; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Route 17, Rockland. The Reverends Paul Marshall and Howard Benson will officiate.
Interment will be in Pleasantville Cemetery, Warren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burpee-Strong Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.
Memorial donations may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 511, Rockland, 04841.

Carl Leland Wincapaw
(Jan 14): Carl Leland Wincapaw, 58, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Camden Health Care Center in Camden, after a long illness.
He was the husband of Karen Marble Wincapaw.
He was born in Derry, N.H. on Sept. 16, 1942, the son of Everett and Stella Cowdry Wincapaw.
He lived and worked at Opportunity Farm in Gray and was a 1960 graduate of New Gloucester High School.
He returned to Monhegan Island and worked as a sternman for Chris Nicholson and Dwight Stanley.
In 1964, he married Karen Marble and until 1992 he operated his own lobster boat. During these years he also operated a propane gas delivery and general trucking business.
He was very active in community activities on Monhegan. From 1992 to 1999 he operated a seasonal fish market, retiring because of declining health.
He retired to Thomaston. He loved Thomaston -- its people and their warmth.
His sense of humor helped him, and his family and friends, through some very difficult times. He showed great strength and courage throughout his entire life.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Marble Wincapaw of Thomaston; one daughter, Katherine, and husband Brad Velek, of Gray, and a close family friend, Jacqueline Hudson of Monhegan.
There will be no visiting hours. A committal service will be held later, on Monhegan.
In lieu of flowers friends are requested to make donations to: Bob Gagnon Restricted Cancer Fund For Local Radiation Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport, 04856.
Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 35 Knox St., Thomaston, 04861.

William George Bizarro
(July 24): William George Bizarro, 60, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2001 at the Maine Veteran's Hospital (Togus) in Togus, Maine after a brief illness. 
William was born Oct. 21, 1940, in New Bedford, Mass., the son of John and Julia Faria Bizarro, Sr.
He attended school in New Bedford and graduated from New Bedford Vocational Technical High School in 1959. After high school, he entered the Coast Guard and was a member for four years working as an engineer. 
He then worked for Bath Iron Works and from 1972 to 1980 for Maine Yankee as an electrician. After leaving Maine Yankee, he went to work for Bechtel Corporation as a contract engineer and he, his wife, Susan and daughter, Kendra traveled extensively throughout the United States. 
In 1999, he retired and the family returned to New Harbor, establishing the Lincoln County Home Inspection Business. 
Bill collected antiques and was an antique car buff. He was a member of the American Legion, Wells-Hussey Post # 42 in Damariscotta and was a Past Master of the Bristol Masonic Lodge #74 AF & AM and President of the Pemaquid Point Antique Car Club.
He is predeceased by his father, John Mello Bizarro, Sr.; by a brother, John Mello Bizarro, Jr. in 1964 and by his stepfather, William Smith.
Bill is survived by his wife 21 years, Susan Bizarro of New Harbor; his mother, Julia Faria Bizarro Smith of South Dartmouth, Mass.; a son, William J. Bizarro, Jr. of South Sutton, N.H.; daughters, Rachel Bizarro of Palm Bay, Fla. and Kendra Palmer of Portland; one grandchild; niece, Whitney Ropes and nephew, Alec Ropes, both of Newcastle.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2001 at the Round Pond Methodist Church in Round Pond. Linwood Palmer, Jr. will officiate
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, 04556.

Robert M. Pray
(Oct 5): Robert Marshall Pray, 64 died Sept. 27, 2001 in Montville, while visiting friends.
He was born in Peabody, Mass., July 7,1937 the son of Marshall E. and Louise
Ulasuk Pray. He was a graduate of Peabody High School.
He moved to Maine in 1970, and drove a truck for Thomas Massey Trucking of Bristol.
He was a longtime resident of Warren, and for the past two years has lived in South Thomaston. He also worked part time for Mike Matson of Cushing.
He enjoyed salt-water fishing and deer hunting.
Survivors include a longtime companion, Joan Wentworth of Warren, one son, William C. and wife Leann McKusic of Friendship, and three grandsons, Christopher, Joshua, and Daigan.
There will be no visiting hours. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2001 at 6:30 p.m.

Paul Simmons
(Oct 5): Paul Simmons, 30 of Morrill, passed away on Oct. 2, 2001 at his home in Morrill after a courageous battle against cancer. 
He was born in Belfast on March 28, 1971. He was the son of Kathleen and David Simmons, and loving husband to Paula. Paul graduated from Belfast Area High School in 1989; he then went on to become a white water guide on the Kennebec River.
From there he then attended Maine Maritime Academy. He graduated with a degree as a Marine Engineer with a license for unlimited horsepower, refrigeration and electric. He traveled to many countries throughout the world during his career as a Merchant Marine. He also started his own sawmill business and helped operate the family farm.
He enjoyed so many things including participating in tractor pulls with his nieces and nephews, collecting tractors big and small, fly fishing the Big Eddie, snowmobiling, harvesting corn, going to fairs and auctions, working on engines with his father-in-law Charlie, and traveling and camping with his best friend – his wife. 
Paul was known to many as a practical jokester with his close buddies and was the giver of nicknames. Paul (Wallace) is loved and will be missed by his loving wife, Paula (Woggy) – his parents Kathy and Beav – his brothers and their wives, Brian and Leslie, David and Christine (Bertha), Chris and Shelley, -his sisters, Cynthia (CB 350), Mary (Scary), and many aunts, uncles and cousins – his in-laws Charlie and Marian Holmes, Steve and Toni Story and Sheila Leach – his nieces and nephews, Darcie (Crazy Coon), Luke (Cool Hand), Meggie (Meggie-meg-meg-meg), Joe (Joe-seppi), Zack (Porcupine), Nick (Nicoli), Calvin (Calhoon), Adriennne, Ellie (Jelli-belly), Anna (Banana), Tyler (Monkey Man), Erica, Ethan, Mathew, Felicia, Darice, Mandy, and Heather – his best friends, Derek Kirk (Kirky), Ben Hooper (Hoop), Kregg Potter (Porchie), Tracie Rowlands (TR) and many more.
A graveside service, officiated by Father Chris Piselli was held on Oct. 6 at the Simmons' Family Farm in Morrill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORDS), PO Box 8923, New Fairfield, Conn. 06812-8923, or www.raredisease.org.
In his last few years of life, Paul was surrounded by close friends and family and always expressed his love and appreciation. He truly loved life and faced each day with optimism, even throughout difficult times. He was an inspiration to all he met; and he will always be remembered with love. 
In his travels, he always called home and expressed to his family that there was no place like Maine. 

Ralph A. Grover
(Oct 1): Ralph A. Grover, 48, beloved son of Ralph H. and Barbara (Ellis) Grover, died suddenly on Sept. 29, in Monroe.
Ralph was a graduate from Mt. View High School in Thorndike in 1971. 
He is survived by his parents of Monroe; one sister Susan Montgomery, Ozark, Alabama; one brother John and wife Kristen Grover, two nieces Kayla and Hayle Grover, Brooks, Maine, Uncle Alan and wife Ana Grover, Monroe; Aunts Mildred Angus, Hooksett, New Hampshire and Virginia Newcombe, Miami, Florida.
Ralph also leaves seven cousins and some very special friends.
Ralph will always be remembered for his free spirit and friendliness. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. 
His family prefers donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association, Maine Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn., 06150-1160, in his memory.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 5, at Rackliffe Funeral Home, 54 Church St., Belfast, with Father Chris Piselli officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the family plot at the Evergreen Cemetery, Winter Harbor.

Lawrence Lee Nash
(Oct 1): Lawrence Lee Nash, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at the Camden Health Care Center.
Born in Camden on April 2, 1913, he was the son of Harold and Mary (Pendleton) Nash. 
He attended school in Camden, and was a 1931 graduate of Camden High School. While in high school, Nash was a three-sport standout on the track, basketball and football teams. He also attended Bridgton Academy for a year. 
On July 10, 1936, he married Frances Shirley Pettee in Rockland. Mr. and Mrs. Nash lived their entire married life in Camden.
From 1940 to 1945, Mr. Nash was employed at Bath Iron Works as a welder. He then ran a dairy farm for many years in Camden. From 1963 to 1977 he tested soil and gravel for roads as a Maine DOT worker. When he retired, he ran his own sawmill, harvesting and selling the wood. 
He enjoyed working in the woods and made friends with the wildlife, most notably a partridge. 
In their earlier years, Mr. and Mrs. Nash enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, and camping especially at their properties in Elliotsville and Hobbs Pond. Mr. Nash was an avid hunter. He also enjoyed watching major league sports, reading, fishing, playing horseshoes, and seeking bargains at lawn sales. 
Before Alzheimer’s disease took his memory, he spoke of his youth, when he would help his father with deliveries for Elmhurst Dairy, driving the horse-drawn milk wagon about Camden, and of his high school graduation, which was held at the Amphitheater. Mr. Nash drove one of the first motorized vehicles in town for the football team, transporting the players to their games.
He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Pettee) Nash, who died on June 13, 2001 and a brother, Maurice Nash.
Surviving are two children, Lawrence F. Nash and his wife, Martha Johnston-Nash; Janice L. Morong and her husband, Frank, all of Camden; two sisters, Louise Huff and her husband, Ellery of Norway, Edith Lord of Falmouth; three grandchildren, Cary Nash and his wife, Linda of Camden; Craig Nash and his wife, Linda of Swanville; Christopher Morong and his wife, Delisa of Camden; and five great-grandchildren, Jesse, Scott and Sara Nash; Joshua and Dylan Morong, all of Camden. 
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden. 
A reception will be held immediately following the service at the home of Janice and Frank Morong, 51 Rollins Road, Camden. 
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856.


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