Richard Andrew Alley Sr.

flagISLESFORD — Richard Andrew Alley Sr., 89, died Sept. 14, 2015, in Bangor. He was born June 4, 1926, in Jonesboro, the son of Andrew Edmond and Clara A. (Scott) Alley.

Richard served in the U.S. Army out in the Pacific during WWII, Iwo Jima. He became ill during his service time and was separated from his unit. When he was well, he got the job of ferrying the commanders back and forth on small boats that, consequently, were made at Hinckley Boat Yard in Southwest Harbor.

Richard was an avid sports fan, especially the Red Sox.

Upon his return from the service he married his wife, Lillian (Bryant), in 1947. He started his career as a lobsterman and fished until 1971. Due to a change in his health, he then went into carpentry until his retirement.

Richard is survived by one son, Richard “Rick” Alley Jr. of Islesford, one daughter, Sue Miller of Southwest Harbor, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife and youngest daughter, Julie Alley, three brothers and a sister.

There will be services out on Islesford at a later date.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

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