• Richard Earl “Dickie” Bunker

    Richard Earl “Dickie” Bunker

    TRENTON — It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Richard Earl “Dickie” Bunker on Nov. 20, 2014, at the age of 45. He was born April 7, 1969, in Bar Harbor, raised in Franklin, and a resident of Trenton. Dickie fought a brief but determined battle with cancer. Dickie

  • Joyce A. (Smith) Carey

    SURRY and BAR HARBOR — Joyce A. (Smith) Carey, 70, died peacefully at home in Bar Harbor on Nov. 24, 2014, after a hard fought battle with brain cancer. She was born May 31, 1944, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Lawrence M. and Bufford E. (Lane) Smith. Joyce attended Northeast Harbor High School. She

  • Death notices

    Record of recent Mount Desert Island area deaths

  • Paul Joseph Kessler

    Paul Joseph Kessler

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Paul Joseph Kessler, 87, died Nov. 20, 2014, in Southwest Harbor. He was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Erlanger, Ky., the son of Irwin Charles and Marion Theresa (Gebhardt) Kessler. Paul retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a chief engineer after 20 years. He later owned and operated his own business,

  • Charles Wood Hodgkins

    BAR HARBOR — Charles Wood Hodgkins, born and raised in Bar Harbor (Class of 1942), died in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 26, 2014. He was 90 years old and reminisced with joy of all whom he knew and grew up with in his beloved Bar Harbor. May God bless him always.

  • Leslie William Thurston

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Leslie William Thurston, 93, died Nov. 16, 2014, at a Mount Desert Island hospital. He was born Aug. 25, 1921, the son of Elfrieda (Brown) and Fred Victor Thurston. He had many stories to tell of his early childhood in Bass Harbor (McKinley), Maine. He graduated from Pemetic High School in the

  • Michael Poole Baldwin

    Michael Poole Baldwin

    VERO BEACH, FLA. — Michael Poole Baldwin, who called Maine home for much of his life, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, of natural causes at Vero Beach, Fla. He had been living, where he was happiest, by the sea. He was 54. Before his death, he took pride in his volunteer work in a local

  • Abbie D. Billings

    SPRING HILL, FLA. — Abbie D. Billings, 99, of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Nov. 12, 2014, at Brooksville Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Orland, the daughter of Isaac and Flora (Ware) Dorr. Abbie was predeceased by her loving husband, Kenneth E. Billings;

  • Sally Wriggins

    HANOVER, N.H. — Sally Wriggins died Nov. 10, 2014, in Hanover, N.H. She was born May 6, 1922, in Seattle, Wash. Her parents were Hazel Norris and Winthrop Tewksbury Hovey. She attended Reed College and Haverford and worked for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in Washington, D.C. She married W. Howard Wriggins