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Gregory A. MCNAMEE

FORT FAIRFIELD - Gregory A. McNamee, 64, husband of Ruthanna (Rice) McNamee, unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 15, 2014, while doing what he loved, tinkering in his garage at his Fort Fairfield home. He was born August 11, 1949, in Fort Fairfield, the son of J. Arnold and Mazie A. (Brayall) McNamee.

Greg was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School Class of 1968 and went on to serve his country with the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1974 where he earned the rank of sergeant. Greg also served with the Maine National Guard for over thirty years and worked at the National Guard F.S.M. Shop, Caribou for a number of years. He had also been employed over the years at M.C. Locke Company, Fort Fairfield, the Fort Fairfield School Department as a bus driver and the Maine Military Authority, Limestone. Greg was a member of the Fort Fairfield Bethel Baptist Church and was married to Ruthanna Rice on March 14, 1987. Greg loved anything involving "Old Iron", especially antique vehicles and tinkering in his shop. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and enjoying nature.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McNamee was predeceased by his brother, Jeffrey McNamee on February 27, 2001. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Ruthanna of Fort Fairfield; one son, Clay A. McNamee of Eagle Lake; one daughter, Amy J. McNamee of Fort Fairfield; one stepdaughter, Tara S. Mai and her husband Walter of International Falls, MN; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Timothy and Lana McNamee, Hadley and Brenda McNamee, Mitchell McNamee, Mrs. Jeffrey (Arna) McNamee, all of Fort Fairfield; one sister, Loretta Holmes of Caribou; five grandchildren, Isaiah McNamee & Lexis Turcotte, both of Fort Fairfield, Shania and Hunter Mai, Layni St. Peter, all of International Falls, MN; numerous special nieces and nephews, and extended family members. Friends may call Monday May 19, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Baptist Church corner of Main and Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield with Marty Thompson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at the church after the interment. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. McNamee to the Maine Veterans Home, 163 Van Buren Road, Caribou, Maine 04736. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.

Published in BDN Maine on May 17, 2014
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