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Philip Buxton

Philip Buxton, 89, of Verona Island, passed away peacefully at the Westgate Center Nursing Home in Bangor, September 26, 2020. He was born on January 31, 1931 in Ridley Park, Pa,. to Gertrude Sack and Philip Buxton Sr. He was married for 60 years to Patricia A. McQuarrie of Stonington. He was a loving husband and father. He served in the Army. Later, he ran the Bucksport Printing Co. and Free Press family business, until his retirement. He won many rewards for his distinguished writing and editing. Through his life, he loved traveling, camping, animal welfare, and gardening.

Philip is survived by his son Jeffrey and his wife Pam; daughter Melissa and her husband Tom; four grandchildren, Chris and Kim Buxton and Brian and Sarah McIsaac; as well as his sister-in-law Annette Babcock; niece Sandy Buxton; and nephews Peter and Richard Buxton, of Stonington. He has relatives in Portland, Pennsylvania, Lewiston, and Virginia. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Philip’s memory may be made to the Bucksport Animal Shelter, 16 Transfer Station Road, Bucksport, Maine 04416.


Laura Hutchinson

Laura Hutchinson, 82, of Deer Isle, Maine, passed away on October 3, 2020 at Eastern Maine Northern Light Hospital surrounded by family; she had lost her very long battle with Dementia. Laura was born and raised in Deer Isle, where she worked alongside her husband and daughters at the family business known as Hutchinson’s Crabmeat. When in her prime of life she enjoyed traveling to different campgrounds throughout the state of Maine with her family. She was married to Eugene Hutchinson for over 60 years, Eugene passed February of 2019, raised two daughters, Debbie and Barbara, and loved her grandchildren Sarah and Stephanie. She had spent the last 10 years fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Laura is survived by her daughter Debbie and Husband Philip Jones, daughter Barbara and wife Kimberly Jordan, granddaughter Stephanie and husband Shane Jordan, granddaughter Sarah and husband Devin Bray, and great-grandson Westin Bray. Laura is predeceased by her husband Eugene H Hutchinson, and children Robert and Julie Hutchinson.


George A. Monteith

BROOKLIN—George Albert Monteith, 67, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2020, surrounded by family. George was born in Caribou to Lynwood and Arlene Monteith on January 17, 1953.

After high school in Caribou, he lived a life of adventure moving to Florida, Fishers Isle and Alaska. George married his lovely bride Brenda Johnson on June 24, 1977, and they built their home in Brooklin. George found his true passion building boats at Duffy & Duffy and Atlantic Boat. George’s hobbies included traveling and being creative using multiple mediums. If you were ever on High Street during his retired years, you were sure to see George driving down the road on his tractor Bessy, named by his grandchildren. He did a service to his community by keeping that road clean.

George is survived by wife Brenda; daughter Lisa B and husband Jeff; daughter and grandchildren Erica, Sam, Carson, Raegan; siblings and in-laws Blanche, Gloria and Victor, Sylvia and Bob, Florence, Michelle, Pam and Mark, Pattie and George, Derek and Sherry; numerous nieces and nephews.

George has always had a love of flowers and nature. For those who wish to honor his memory, please plant flowers or a tree.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future time. Condolences may be shared with the family at cremationbasics.com.