Charles Melvin "Charlie" Mower

OLD TOWN - Charles "Charlie" M. Mower, 79, died peacefully Nov. 14, 2012, surrounded by his loving family at his residence. He was born Nov. 29, 1932, in Bangor, a son of George and Elizabeth (Vickery) Mower.

He was raised at the family farm on Pushaw Road. He was a 1952 graduate of Bangor High School, where he played football and participated in the ROTC program. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1955. Charlie was an active member of his community and served on the board of directors of Maine Sub Aqua Club, and was a member of Queen City Grange, Kenduskeag Masonic Lodge No. 137, Anah Temple Shrine and American Legion. He was also a Boy Scout leader and served on the Orono Town Council. He was employed in various jobs throughout his lifetime including Dillingham's, Leighton Agency, Pitney Bowes, and John T. Cyr and Son. Charlie will be remembered for always being there to help anyone in need, his wonderful stories, and he enjoyed the friendships he made while working at Cyr bus. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church.

He is survived by his beloved bride of 30 years, Alfreda (Raymond) Mower; three children, Father Scott Mower of Ellsworth, Daniel Mower of Bangor and Todd Mower and his wife, Anita, of Orrington; five stepchildren, Theresa Perkins and her husband, Orrie, of Milford, Brian Hanson of Old Town, Timothy Hanson of Seattle, Lori Roy and her husband, Evan II "Joey," of Old Town and Jane Hanson of Glenburn; 14 grandchildren, Vanessa Mower, Alexandra Mower, Paul and Nick Perkins, Jake Dupuis, Krystal Hanson, Evan Roy III, Tyler and Vincent Hanson, Nathan Hanson, Christopher and Joshua Pelkey, Amber and Adam Allen; three great-grandchildren, Noah Russell, Landyn Pelkey and Markus Whitney; a special friend, William L. Arbuckle of Glenburn; siblings, Frank E. Mower and his wife, Avis, of Bangor, Donald L. Mower and his wife, Annie, of Brewer, Martin A. Mower and his wife, Donna, of Guilford, Harold E. Mower and his wife, Claudette, of Dexter, Emily Doble of Kittery, Priscilla Hodsdon and her husband, Alvin, of Carmel and Carolyn Doan and her husband, Herbert, of Brandywine, Md.; many nieces and nephews; and was brought in and lovingly embraced by the Raymond family. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Hazen Mower; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Roy. A special and heartfelt thank you to his hospice "angels," April, Trish and Kathy.

Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at Parish of the Resurrection Holy Family Church with his son, the Rev. Scott Mower; brothers-in-law, the Rev. Wilfred Raymond and Deacon Hector Raymond; and the Rev. Bill Labbe, con-celebrating. Burial with military honors will be afterward at St. Joseph Cemetery, Old Town. Immediately after the services, all are invited to return to the parish center for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931 or Ricky Richards Benefit Fund, care of Jason Richards, 116 Ten Road, Bradley, ME 04411. Notes of condolences may be left at

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Birmingham Funeral Home
438 Main Street Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 827-6369

Published in BDN Maine from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012