Gene MacQuarrie

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Gene MacQuarrie

December 04, 1942 - August 01, 2018

Cherryfield Gene MacQuarrie passed away August 1, 2018, at a Milbridge nursing home. He was 75. He was born on Dec. 4, 1942.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Barbara Crabtree MacQuarrie. They were married for 54 years, but were together since he was 17 and she was 16.
He attended and graduated from EMVTI in 1966, and also taught classes on mechanics and welding in Bangor. He was one of the best mechanics around. Gene was a member of the Masons and received his 50-year pin. He loved to go snowmobiling and was an avid race car fan. He enjoyed going to Speedway 95 to help and watch his brother-in-law's race car. Gene worked at Linnehans and Rappaports, which later became Van Syckle.
He was predeceased by his parents: mother, Elizabeth Stroud MacQuarrie Nelson; father, Clifford MacQuarrie; and stepfather, Elmer Nelson; and brother-in-law, Ricky Pung. He is also survived by his brother, Carroll MacQuarrie; sister, Mryna Thompson; brothers-in-law, Andy and wife, Aletha, Greg and wife, Billie Jo, and Eddie and partner, Nancy; sisters-in-law, Lorraine and Diane; special nieces, Annette, partner, Steve, Teresa, Michelle, and Mandi; special nephews, Billy, and Leon and partner, Judy; a special aunt, Pauline; cousins, Nicholas, Dicky, and Jeff; and special friend, Falls Hall.
One thing I know for certain, he was the most stubborn, bull-headed man I know, but also one of the kindest. He would do anything he could if you needed help, especially for his family. He will be greatly and sadly missed.
Graveside services will be held noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at North Street Cemetery in Cherryfield. There will be no gathering afterward. Arrangements are by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge.
Published on August 10, 2018
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Kelly Lanier(Crabtree)
Aug 13, 2018
Gene was a wonderful man he was god farther to my son Allen Crabtree and he will be missed. I remember all the help they gave when Allen was born. He was a true family man.
Earl And Samanthea Perry
Aug 11, 2018
I new him when I was young kid in Cherryfield. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.
Roberta Dinsmore
Aug 10, 2018
I can remember riding on a snowsled being pulled by a snowmobile with his niece Annette. We did it several winters. RIP Gene.
Bonnie Tripp
Aug 10, 2018
Dear Barbie, I am so sorry for your loss, you know how much i love you both and i am forever grateful for you welcoming me into your hearts many years ago. Congrats on 54 years together. RIP Gene-o
Pamela King (formerly Pam Burns)
Aug 10, 2018
I am so very sorry to hear of Gene's passing.. It has been many years since I have seen him, which I regret Barb it has been quite a while since I have seen you too. It is so hard to believe you two have been together for 54 years. Boy time does fly. Again, my condolences go out to you and your family. RIP Gene