MILO - Cecil B. Miller, 97, husband of the late Laura "Snookie" Hackett, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born Oct. 11, 1915, in MacAdam, New Brunswick, the son of Allan and Margaret (Lyons) Miller.
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Cecil was a graduate of Brownville Jct. High School and attended the Maine School of Commerce, where he played on the football team. He was a member of Civil Air Patrol during World War II and had worked for the Canadian-Pacific Railroad as an engineer for more than 40 years. He was a 69 year member of the Pleasant River Lodge No. 163 AF & AM in Brownville. In addition to being a Boston sports fan, he enjoyed local sports and had been named Penquis Valley Basketball Fan of the Year in the mid-1990's. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren. A story about Cecil's life was recently published in the Bangor Daily News and can be viewed at bangordailynews.com/2011/03/17/news/milo-man-95-fondly-recalls-of-life-on-the-railroad/.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane Manrow and husband, R. Thomas, of Durham, and Cecilia Harmon and her husband, David, of Milo; six grandchildren, Beth Huston and husband, Peter, of Lisbon Falls, David Rollins and wife, April, of Lisbon Falls, Terri Larochelle and husband, Keith, of Durham, Jeffrey Harmon of Bangor, Adam Harmon and wife, Alicia, of Milo, and Scott Harmon of Wiscasset; nine great-grandchildren, Nathan Huston and Kyle Huston of Lisbon Falls, Christopher Rollins of Minnesota, A03 Dean Rollins, USS Enterprise and Jessica Rollins of Lisbon Falls, Kaylee Larochelle and Sam Larochelle of Durham, and Ava Harmon and Aidan Harmon of Milo; two step-great-grandchildren, Sara and John Ferrzazzi of Lisbon Falls. Cecil will be missed by his dog, Tucker. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Miller and Catherine Carson.
Friends are invited to call from noon until time of memorial service 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with Rev. Nancy Moore officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. After the service all are welcome to a time of fellowship and sharing at the American Legion Hall, Milo. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Ecumenical Food Cupboard, care of United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Milo, ME 04463 or to PAWS, 39 Clinton St., Milo, ME 04463. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 8, 2012