Frederick Hunnewell, Sr., passed away July 7, 2003, after a long illness.
He was predeceased by his wife, Irene I. Erickson, and is survived by two sons, John N. Hunnewell, of New Gloucester and Frederick Hunnewell, Jr., of Gray; and two daughters, Diane I. Langlois and Rhonda G. Perkins, both of New Gloucester.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Nicholas Perkins, and is survived by 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Rodney Hunnewell of New Gloucester; two sisters, Gwen Jordan of New Gloucester and Glenys Rosa of Merrimac, NH.
He grew up and spend most of his life in New Gloucester. He worked for the Maine Turnpike Authority, Pineland Center and then was self-employed as an excavator in his own business for the last 30 years.
He will be truly missed by his family, extended family and friends. Fred was the happiest when he was with his family of in his loader or other equipment. He said several days ago that if wealth was measured in family and friends, he was the richest man in the world. And now he has gone to be with his beloved wife, Irene, the rest of the family that are there to greet him and Herb Thompson to give him a dig.
Graveside service was held on Thursday, with Rev. Linda Gard officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home.
Special note: Mr. Hunnewell appreciated his nursing care and thought of them as family.
Our dad, Robert (Tom) Carr, died peacefully on July 11, 2003, at Central Maine Medical Center, with his son Michael, daughter Diane and her two sons by his side.
He was born October 3, 1926, in Middleboro, Mass., son of Annie Coughlin Carr and Peter J. Carr Sr.
He served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed his tour of duty in Alaska.
He married Jeanne E. Butler on September 17, 1949.
He was a licensed welder by trade retiring from Bath Iron Works several years ago.
Daddy enjoyed watching baseball and football games, hunting, fishing, carpentry, gardening, repairing old tractors or anything that needed to be fixed and he also trained and raced his own sulky race horses.
He was a man of strong convictions with a passion for life. He had a remarkable will and determination and a wry sense of humor. He was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed by: his son, Michael T. Carr of Portland. Daughters, Janette C. Lilley of Orange, VT, Donna J. Lomax of Cumberland, RI and Diane M. Carr of Portsmouth, NH. His two sons-in-law, Harry D. Lilley Jr., of Orange, VT and William (Billy) Lomax of Cumberland, RI. His three sisters; Patricia A. Lockard, of Gray, Barbara Caswell of Westbrook and Kathleen Delehanty, of North Yarmouth. Thirteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He has joined his brothers, Earle, Pete, Dick, Giles and Francis in eternal peace.
Daddy was proud to be a veteran and will be laid to rest at Togus Military Cemetery, also known as Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine.
Jeanne E. Carr, "Love of his life for 53 years", also writes that "we were together through thick and thin, and I will miss him very much."
Warren MacLean Whitney
Warren MacLean Whitney, 70, died at home in Gray on Friday evening after a courageous battle with liver cancer and with his loving wife of 47 years, Adeline, and other family members by his side.
Mr. Whitney was born (along with his twin brother Wilbert) on March 17, 1933 in Gray, Maine to Harland and Christine (MacDonald) Whitney and lived in Gray for most of his life. He graduated from Pennell Institute (High School) in Gray in 1952. He was married to Adeline Clark, of York Maine, in 1956. After serving in the US Army during the Korean War, he graduated from Northeastern University in 1961.
After graduating from Northeastern, Warren began his professional career as an insurance adjuster for the General Adjustment Bureau in Salem, Massachusetts and in Lewiston and Portland, Maine. He was highly respected by his colleagues within the insurance industry and retired in 1992 as manager of the Portland office of Maine Bonding and Casualty.
Following their retirement Warren and Adeline spent winters in Fort Myers, Florida, where they enjoyed frequent visits from their children and grandchildren and socializing with old and new friends from Maine, (and many other states), Canada and Scotland. Warren was very active in the affairs of their retirement community and served a term as chairmen of the board of directors of the homeowners association.
He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church of Gray, where he served as a Trustee, and was a member of Masonic Lodge # 12, of New Gloucester. He was active in the leadership of Boy Scout Troop 86, and served the Town of Gray at various times as a member of its Town Council, Planning Board and Building Committee. While a member of the Planning Board, he was a primary author of the Town's first mobile home ordinance, in which he was able to strike a fair balance between the rights of mobile home owners and those of surrounding property owners. He also served as a member of the committee for the planning and construction of the Gray town office and was a charter member of the Gray senior housing project committee.
Warren was an excellent cook (he would say "chef") who loved to experiment with new recipes and particularly enjoyed sharing his culinary creations with family and friends. He enjoyed deer hunting (walking in the woods), bicycling, gardening, antique autos and reading and writing poetry.
He was particularly known for his honesty and integrity (he was the subject of a Portland Press Herald article in the early 1970s chronicling the return of $3,000 in cash that he had discovered in an envelope on the ground outside a local bank and turned in to its rightful owner).
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, and was very proud of all of his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his younger brother, Ralph, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Adeline, his sons Scott (wife Debbi), of Pine Brook, New Jersey; Russell (and his companion James Roberts) of Ogunquit, Maine; Stephen and his wife Ja, who are missionaries in the Philippines; his daughter, Deborah Sanborn, of Gray; his twin brother Wilbert (and his wife Janet), of Augusta, Maine; his sister Anne Herrick (and her husband Martin), of Pownal, Maine; his sister-in-law Paula Whitney, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; four very special grandchildren, Daniel, Timothy and Laura Whitney of Pine Brook, New Jersey, and Ashley Sanborn, of Gray, as well as many aunts, cousins nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at the First Congregational Church in Gray, followed by an interment service at Gray Village Cemetery. Services were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Gray, P.O. Box 155, Gray, Maine 04039.
Mildred Mabel Morrell Foster, 88
Mildred Mabel Morrell Foster, 88, died Thursday, July 24, 2003.
She was born October 3, 1914, a daughter of Jacob P. and Alma S. Martin Morrell and attended Windham schools.
She married Merle Foster on December 24, 1932.
Mrs. Foster worked at Hansen's Farms for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Merle, and her children, Joanne Somers and David Foster.
Survived by her children, Janet Earnshaw, Springfield, VA; Jean McDonald, Grandville, Mass.; Stephen Foster, Gray; Nancy Provencal, Winthrop; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Services were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
Memorial donations may be made to: Gray Rescue, 125 Shaker Road, Gray, Maine 04039.
Cynthia Eileen Carroll
Cynthia Eileen Carroll, 53, a long time resident of Gray, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2003.
Cindy was born Cynthia Eileen Murphy on March 8, 1950 in Hartford, Conn. She married Michael E. Carroll, of Gray on December 7, 1974.
She served eighteen years on the staff at Gray-New Gloucester High School, where she worked closely with the students and the faculty. For the last two years, she worked at Alltech, a division of the Spurwink Institute, where she assisted in the promotion of assistive technologies for the disabled.
An avid gardener, Cindy loved to spend time tending her flowers.
She was a passionate lover of animals and was devoted to her many pets. She also enjoyed reading, baking turkey cookies and was learning to play the piano.
She is survived by her husband, Michael of Gray; her son, James and his wife Melanie of Gorham; her son, Sean of Arlington, VA; her father and mother-in-law, Robert and Charlene Carroll of Gray; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She is predeceased by her beloved pets, Buddy, Ember, DJ and Princess.
The memorial service will be held at Saint Gregory's Church in Gray on Saturday, August 9, at 11 A.M. The service will be officiated by Father James Knox. All other arrangements are being made by Wilson Funeral Home. A reception will be held immediately following the services at the home of Jeannie Burnell, 181 Shaker Road, in Gray.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made in Cindy's name to: The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, 269 River Road, Windham, Maine 04062. (207) 892-8007.
Leon R. Bowie
Leon "Beanie" Bowie, champion moose caller and teller of lies, died August 9, 2003, at a Lewiston hospital. He was 84.
He was born in Durham, June 19, 1919, the son of Leon R. and Almeda Libby Bowie.
He was educated at the Parker School in Durham and was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Auburn, in the Class of 1938.
During World War II, Mr. Bowie was a Staff Sargent in the Army Air Force and served as an airplane maintenance technician.
After the war, he worked for Pine Tree Tel. & Tel. For seven years. He left there to start his own excavation business where he soon garnered a reputation for doing a quality job at a fair price. He also worked for KFC for many years and was currently working as a groundskeeper for a local resident.
Beanie loved the simple things in life and he chose to live his life simply as well. His passions were fishin', trappin', ponderin', "going up country" and "tellin' lies" with family and friends.
He is survived by four sons, Douglas Bowie, Nelson Bowie, Chris Bowie, all of New Gloucester, and Mark Bowie of Casco; two daughters, Jacquelyn Wallace and Leona Bruns, both of Gray; three sisters, Margret Rendall of Falmouth Foreside, Louise Sylvester of Auburn and Dorothy Bowie of Durham; two brothers, Maynard Bowie of Wales and Frank Bowie of Durham; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Allen 'Eben' in 1971, Philip in 1956, Louis 'Luke' in 1995; and one sister, Alice Taylor in 2002.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the: Maine Audubon Society, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105.
Services were held at Bowie Hill Cemetery, Durham.
Arrangements were under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.