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Joseph A. Stinson

Joseph A. Stinson

STONINGTON—Joe, 45, passed away unexpectedly on August 30, 2021. He was born September 23, 1975, in Portland, Ore., to Robert K. Stinson Sr. and Donna M. Logan.

Joe was one of a kind, the best person you could ever know. He was very free-spirited, did whatever he could for anyone. Always put himself last on the list. Little did we know he was the one who really needed the help.

Joe was an all-around outdoors man. He loved roughing it (so to speak). Loved living free, outside. Loved taking his boys to the beach, camping, hiking, anything to do with the outdoors. Always said, “All I need is my boys.”

Joe is survived by his three boys, Elijah, Ethan and Everett, all of Stonington; their mother, Kassie Alfred of Stonington; his father, Robert K. Stinson Sr. and his wife Tammy of Stonington; his mother, Donna Logan of Searsport; his very special stepmom who raised him, Ellen Stinson of Iowa; brothers Eddie Stinson of Stonington, Robert K. Stinson and wife Kim of Kansas, Anthony Stinson of Kentucky, Aaron Stinson and wife Gail of Deer Isle; several stepbrothers and one stepsister, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, Albert, and stepbrother Andy.

Joey had a very good friend, Mason Plummer of Stonington. Mason also worked with Joe, took him under his wing to teach him all he knew about carpentry.

And last but not forgotten is huge dog Gonzo, his bestest friend ever. Anyone who knew Joe knew Gonzo. He took Gonzo everywhere he went—a big huge bear. Always had drool hanging (gross). Joe would say it’s okay, it won’t kill ya, it will dry at some point. When you hear the saying, “A dog is a man’s best friend,” you knew that was true with Joe and Gonzo. Inseparable, always together, no matter where or what Joe was doing.

All are welcome to join his family and friends Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Sunshine, Joe’s final resting place, and a celebration of life gathering the same day at the Island Community Center, Stonington, from 5 to 7 p.m.

James F. Doyle, Jr.


James F. Doyle, Jr.

We sadly announce that James F. Doyle, Jr. passed away peacefully on August 15, 2021, after several years of ill health. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on December 11, 1936, to James F. and Margaret Gaffney Doyle.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army and proudly served two years in the 101st Airborne Division before being honorably discharged in 1958.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Andrea Doyle Devereux, of Penobscot, Maine; sons James R. Doyle of Holden, Maine; Dennis Doyle of Portland, Maine; Patrick Doyle and wife Heather of Asheville, N.C.; daughters Debra Werts and husband Wayne of Auburn, Maine; Kathleen Doyle of Nashville, Tenn.; and Christine Doyle of Austin, Texas. He was blessed with grandsons Jamison and Collin Rhoads-Doyle of Holden, Maine. He had a fondness for the family furbabies.

He is also survived by his brother Paul Doyle of Los Fresnos, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Daniel Doyle, of Raleigh, N.C.

Mass will be held at Our Lady of Holy Hope in Castine on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 11 a.m. There will be a private committal service at the family cemetery in Penobscot.