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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
He retired to Thomaston. He loved Thomaston -- its people and their
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,
In lieu of flowers friends are requested to make donations to: Bob
Gagnon Restricted Cancer Fund For Local Radiation Center, 6 Glen Cove Drive,
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
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
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
Ulasuk Pray. He was a graduate of Peabody High School.
He moved to Maine in 1970, and drove a truck for Thomas Massey Trucking
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.
(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
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,
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
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
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
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.