CARIBOU - Frank J. Hurley, 78, passed away peacefully April 13, 2012, at home with his family by his side, after losing his battle with cancer. Frank was born Jan. 21, 1934, in Houlton, the son of the late Donald and Catherine (Crabbe) Hurley. He attended Houlton High School and graduated from Ricker Classical Institute. Frank served four years in the U.S. Air Force, three of which were served in Germany, France and Wheeles Field Tripoli, North Africa. He then was employed by Boeing at Loring and later worked at Maine Public Service for 35 years as a power plant operator. Frank was a lifetime member of Henry B. Pratt Post 15 American Legion and Lister Knowlton Post 9389 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Hurley was predeceased by his parents; sister, Teresa; and brother, John. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 51 years, Donna (Merritt) Hurley of Caribou, are his son, Daniel of Caribou; daughter, Catherine and her husband, Frank Begert, and granddaughters, Jennifer and Julie Begert, of Sabattus; special cousin, Lois Cassidy of Houlton; and his brother's daughters, Jackie Hurley of South Gardner and Suzanne Fitzpatrick of Houlton. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. After the services, all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the parish center. Spring interment will take place at St. Mary's Section of Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Hospice of Aroostook, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736; Halfway Home Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 488, Caribou, ME 04736 or Houlton Humane Society, 263 Callaghan Road, Houlton, ME 04730. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on April 16, 2012