Elwood Charles Hussey

August 29, 1922
- April 11, 2011

DOVER-FOXCROFT - Elwood Charles Hussey, 88, husband of Edie (Ladd) Hussey, died April 11, 2011, at Hibbard Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Milo, the 10th child in a family of 12 children, to the late Bert and Cora (Weymouth) Hussey. He was educated in Milo schools and peddled milk for the Fred Mayo farm before joining the U.S. Navy in 1945. After serving in Hawaii, he returned to Dover-Foxcroft where he married Edie and raised his family. He went to work for Stowell MacGregor spool mill, and apprenticed under Harry Boober for filing saws; it served him well for many years. When Stowell MacGregor consolidated with their Dixfield operation, Elwood went to work at Pride Manufacturing, Guilford. He expanded his skills to filing band saws and worked there 20 years, retiring in 1984. After his retirement he continued to sharpen saws in his shop at home for another 25 years. His hobbies invariably revolved around using his hands. Whether it was welding action figures, making bird houses, gardening, playing horseshoes, or simply crafting something from a scrap piece of wood, his creativity was often displayed. His sense of humor was a delight to everyone who visited with him, especially his grandchildren who were often entertained with his harmonica or jew's-harp. Elwood is survived by his wife, Edie; three children, Swan Colpitts of Alamgordo, N.M., Gail Bozzell and her husband, Al, of Finksburg, Md., and Alan Hussey and his wife, Mary, of Sturbridge, Mass.; two brothers, George and Bob, both of Milo; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, at United Baptist Church, Dover-Foxcroft, with Pastor Chris Viera officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elwood's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.

Published in Bangor Daily News on April 13, 2011

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