CALAIS - Michael William Milburn, 61, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Calais. Michael was born May 13, 1951, in Calais, son of the late Alvin and Priscilla (Chambers) Milburn.
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He attended Woodland High School and worked at Georgia Pacific for one year, and started M&M Contractors, which is now owned and operated by his son. Michael started his law enforcement career in Baileyville, where he patrolled for one year until being hired as an officer in Calais. He worked 36 years as a police officer, many of those years he served as the police chief in Calais. He retired in 2008. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball for Smokey & The Bandits, and spending time at his camp in Tomah. Most important to Michael were those times spent with his family. He was a former member of Rotary Club, Calais Lion's Club, Maine Chiefs of Police Association and Blue Knights, and served on Calais City Council for two years.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Milburn. Surviving are his loving wife of 41 years, Lynn (Eales) Milburn of Calais; two children, Missy Campbell and husband, Bryan, of Baileyville and Michael J.P. Milburn and wife, Aleisha, of Calais; one sister, Pamela Towns and husband, Charles, of Baileyville; three grandchildren, Nathan and Mackenzie Campbell of Baileyville and Khloe Milburn of Calais; nephew, Christopher Towns of Massachusetts; niece, Jamie Romano and husband, Matt, of Portland; great-nieces and great-nephew, Sophia, Evan and Isabella; and mother-in-law, Katrine Howland of Baileyville.
Visiting hours will be held 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the gymnasium at Washington County Community College, Calais, where a celebration of Michael's life will be after the visitation beginning 6 p.m. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 30, 2013