John S. Fernald Jr.


John S. Fernald Jr., 85, died March 31, 2018, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Mount Desert the son of John S. and G. Pauline Fernald Sr.

John was the owner of Bordeaux Dairy Farm from 1960-1987. He became owner and operator of the Kimball Terrace Inn and Main Sail Restaurant in Northeast Harbor in 1969, where he was active up until his death.

John was an Anah Temple Noble since 1960 and became Potentate in 1992, having served at outer guard since 1982. He was past master of Mount Desert Lodge No. 140, a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Acadia Chapter of Ellsworth, Maine Consistory of Portland, Royal Order of Jesters in Bangor, Blanquefort Commandery and Knights Temple, both of Ellsworth and other Shrine Clubs. He was a member of the Mount Desert Board of Selectmen for 20 years, member of the Mount Desert Island Lions Club since 1962, where he served as a past president, past president of the Mount Desert Medical Center and past president of Mount Desert Nursery School.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty (Walls) Fernald; three children, Cecil Fernald and wife, Julie, Stephen Fernald and wife, Wanda, and Penny Fernald all of Mount Desert; three special grandchildren; Emily, John and Alice Fernald; a brother Robert Fernald and wife, Jean; a nephew, niece and four cousins.

Friends are invited to visit with the family, 4-6 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert, where a Masonic service will follow at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Jordan-Fernald. Interment will be at Brookside Cemetery, Mount Desert.

Those who desire may make contributions in John’s memory to the Mount Desert Masonic Lodge No. 140, P.O. Box 315, Mount Desert, ME 04660 or the Mount Desert Nursing Association, P.O. Box 397, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.

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