Alan L. Madeira

Obit- MadeiraSOUTHWEST HARBOR – Alan L. Madeira, as fine a son, brother and friend as God ever put on this Earth, died peacefully on Aug. 29, 2016, of natural causes at the age of 60.

Alan was a singular presence. Tall, physically strong, with a handsome, open face and an engaging smile that matched his warm and generous personality.

He was born in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., on June 6, 1956, to his parents, John and Charlotte. A longtime resident of Southwest Harbor, Alan attended Ohio University, and was the founder and president of the Clarkpoint Croquet Co. for over 40 years, maker of the finest croquet equipment in America.

Alan was the devout guardian of the Claremont Hotel.

He leaves behind his beloved malamute Joesph, six brothers and sisters, brothers and sisters-in-law, nine nieces and nephews, a great-niece and a world of admirers and friends. Alan was an extraordinarily generous man, willing to drop anything he was doing at any time, in any weather, to come to the aid of his family and friends.

An avid collector of all things croquet, Alan was also a fisherman, gardener, prankster, a fine craftsman, a poor golfer, an unfailing Philadelphia sports fan and the best man we have ever known.

His life will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at Somesville Union Meeting House, 4 p.m., and immediately following, a celebration of his life at 5 Mountain View Drive, Somesville. Please join us.

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