Samuel Bartlett Jr.

June 28, 1941
- September 26, 2003

MILO AND HUDSON - Samuel F. Bartlett Jr., devoted husband of Diana Huckins Bartlett died peacefully in the arms of his wife and daughters following a brief illness on Sept. 26, 2003. He was born June 28, 1941, in Brewer, son of Annie Laura (Sullivan) and Samuel Frederick Bartlett. He attended John Bapst High School. He was a veteran, having volunteered to serve his country in the Vietnam War. He served in the Army's 25th Infantry Division, 1st Brigade from 1965-1967. He was stationed at Scofield Barracks on Oahu, Hawaii, prior to going to Vietnam. Upon his return, he served with the 1st Army as Training Cadre at Fort Dix, N.J. He received numerous decorations including the CIB. When honorably discharged, he had attained the rank of E-6-Sergeant First Class. Sam was a Mayflower descendent being a direct ancestor of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. He was also a member of the Newman Center's Our Lady of Wisdom Parish in Orono, where he also served as a Eucharistic Minister after he and his wife converted to Catholicism in 1994. Sam was a member of the Orono Knights of Columbus, a member of the Whitcomb-Baker VFW Post No. 4633 in Hampden, and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid golfer and motorcyclist. Sam loved music, especially jazz and blues and often commented that his daughters got their musical talent from him. He didn't want any sad funeral music playing at his wake, instead he wanted the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Etta James, Joe Cocker, and Van Morrison playing in the background. Sam once owned and operated Judy's Restaurant in Bangor. He was accomplished chef having worked in kitchens all over the country including the Ledges Inn in Wiscasset. He was also a chef at James Taylor Osteopathic Hospital (now Acadia Hospital). In addition to his loving and devoted wife of 18 years, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Brian Moody (Kris) of Bangor, and Mrs. Timothy Ward (Karen) of Glenburn; one grandson, Cameron Ward of Glenburn; two granddaughters, Hannah Grace Moody and Sophie Ann Moody, both of Bangor; two sisters, Marylynn Thompson of Bangor and Joanne Emery of Orrington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Marc Whitwell Bartlett of Bangor; and one brother, Dwight Harrison Bartlett of Orrington

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