BANGOR - Everett E. Willey, 80, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at a Bangor long term health care facility. He was born March 14, 1933, in Bangor, son of Henry Eugene Willey and Ruth (Robertson) Willey Sutton.
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Everett was an amazing person who astounded many with his ability to make friends with anybody and his strong willed nature. As a young boy he lost a leg in an accident and was forced to wear a prosthetic for the remainder of his life. This in no way darkened his spirits and he surged through life with no thought of what he lost but only what lay ahead of him. He loved fishing, riding on any old road, hunting and playing cards. Everett worked for many years at Moore Business Forms, Dover, N.H., was a member of the 24 Hour Club, and the Elks Club.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Joyce N. (Murray) Willey; and three sisters, Margaret Daigle, Anna Mishio and Rita Weitzel. He is survived by two children, Kellie Willey of Bangor and Dan Willey and wife, Barbara, of Anchorage, Alaska; brother, Richard Willey and wife, Mary, of Sun City, Ariz.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Dickie Mishio and wife, Penny, of Hudson. The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Kindred Westgate Manor, especially to Randy Drake.
A celebration of life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 298 Hudson Hill Road, Hudson. Gifts in Everett's memory may be made to Westgate Manor, 750 Union St., Attn: Sandy Inman. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on July 19, 2013