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WATERVILLE - Harold Arthur Withee, 83, of Winslow, passed away at Inland Hospital on Monday, August 10. Harold was born in Bangor on May 3, 1932, a son of the late Harold G. and Barbara (Ellis) Withee. He grew up in Bangor and graduated from Bangor High School in 1950.

Harold ran a wholesale business, H & E Wholesale, for 40+ years. He enjoyed riding his Harley and traveling with his wife of 40 years, Betty. He also served in the National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1951. He was an avid collector and wearer of fun suspenders and crazy socks.

He is survived by his stepsons, Robert Lemieux and wife Lynda of Oologah, Oklahoma, Steven Lemieux of Vassalboro, Kenneth Lemieux and wife Pamela Weiss of Gorham, his grandchildren, Keryn and husband Jason, Lyra, Alyssa, Joshua, Jessi, Ben, Elizabeth, Alexander, and great grandson, Eliot. He is also survived by a son Alan and wife Robin, his sister Adriana B. (Withee) Teolis and nieces Melissa Simpson, Michelle, Murdock, and Candace Cowan.

Harold was predeceased by his wife Betty, his parents, brother Richard Withee and sister-in-law, Dolores (White) Withee.

Visitation for Harold will be held on Thursday, August 20 from 5-7 pm at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street in Waterville. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street in Winslow on Friday, August 21 at 11 am. Committal services for Harold and Betty will be immediately following the mass at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street in Waterville to continue Harold's legacy of philanthropic work there.

Services are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street in Waterville. www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.
Published on  August 18, 2015
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