Alfred “Jerry” Gerald Hartson

MOUNT DESERT –  Alfred “Jerry” Gerald Hartson, 67, died Jan. 19, 2015. He was born June 25, 1947, in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of Robert C. and Harriet L. (Graham-Huey) Hartson.

OBIT - Hartson, AlfredJerry attended the University of Vermont and received his BA in Environmental Sciences. After he moved to Maine, he worked in carpentry, and later as a caretaker for private estates. He was a member of the Somesville Union Meeting House, UCC.

Jerry is survived by three sons: Peter M. Hartson and wife, Heather Carlisle, of Trenton; Jesse R. Hartson and wife, Tara, of Hancock; and Luke P. Hartson, of Boston; a brother, Robert C. Hartson and wife, Donna; sister, Dorothy A. Hartson, all of Meredith, N.H.; two grandchildren, Kaleb and Jacob; a nephew, Robert C. Hartson III and wife, Amy; niece, Rebecca L. Hartson.

Friends are invited to visit with the family, 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Somesville Union Meeting House, UCC, 1134 Main St., Mount Desert, with Rev. Victor Stanley officiating.

Contributions in Jerry’s memory may be made to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, P.O. Box 322, Ellsworth, ME 04605 or the Somesville Union Meeting House, UCC, PO Box 96, Mt. Desert, ME 04660.

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