Ethan Allen Kelley

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Ethan Allen Kelley

June 23, 1949 - January 09, 2019

DETROIT Ethan Allen Kelley, 69, died unexpectedly January 9, 2019, at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 23, 1949, in Presque Isle, a son of Allen and Dorothy (Parsons) Kelley.
Ethan graduated from Presque Isle schools and the University of Maine at Orono. He served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam. He retired from the USDA FmHA Farm Service as a loan specialist. He was currently commander of the Corinna Post #73 American Legion, where he also served as vice commander and finance officer. Ethan was also a Selectman for the Town of Detroit, a Little League coach and Cub Scout leader. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with Steve, Butch and Vic took numerous 4 wheeler trips in the County and enjoyed complaining about "fixing" the camp.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Hayden) of Detroit; two sons, Eric of Bangor, Evan and wife, Heather, of Pittsfield; two brothers, Mark and wife, Ann, of Florida, and Lance of North Carolina; one aunt, Phyllis Kelley Leavitt of Presque Isle; four grandchildren, Olivia, William, Aiden and Gabrielle.
A celebration of life will be held at noon Sunday, February 24, at the Corinna Legion Post, 47 Maple Street, Corinna, ME. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Corinna Post #73, P.O. Box 1, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
Published on January 11, 2019
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Jan Kremin
Jan 13, 2019
I was saddened to learn of Ethan’s passing. I remember the first day we met in the Presque Isle USDA Office in the early 1970’s. Our paths crossed many times over the years while working for USDA. Ethan was a family man, had a heart of gold, and made a difference in the lives of many rural families in Maine. God Bless!
Bob&Donna; Lagasse
Jan 12, 2019
Always had a smile & was always helpful.
Nice person.
David Marshall
Jan 12, 2019
We are surprised and saddened to learn of Ethan's passing. Having had the opportunity to work with Ethan for many years with both FmHA and the Farm Service Agency, I knew him to care deeply for you, Elsie, and the boys and it was obvious how very proud he was of all of his family.
There are many farmers throughout Maine that benefited from his knowledge of financing and his sincere caring for their efforts to make a living for them and their families. He was a good man, father and son of Maine and Aroostook.
God bless all of the family. We will miss him.
David and Judy
Barbara and Rob Richardi
Jan 12, 2019
We were deeply saddened to hear of Ethan's passing. He was our neighbor on "the lake" and we truly enjoyed our time with him and Elsie. Ethan was a wonderful individual with a great sense of humor, we have had so many laughs with him and Elsie, we will surely miss those special times. We kept and eye on each others properties and helped each other out when needed. They always had a big celebration around the 4th of July with all of their family, and they had the best barbequed chicken!! Our deepest condolences to Elsie, Evan and Eric and all of their family members. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Love, Barbara and Rob.
Pat Wieder and Susie
Jan 12, 2019
Dear Elsie and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Duke Simoneau
Jan 12, 2019
Ethan was my first County Supervisor when I started with FmHA 25 years ago. He was a great teacher, both of the job and how to weather the difficulties around it. He was a good man, honest and fair in all his dealings with clients, staff and leadership. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Mike and Paula Peirce
Jan 12, 2019
So sorry for your loss our thoughts are with the Kelley family Ethan will be missed He was a very caring person

Mike and Paula
Jan 11, 2019