John Joseph 'Joe' Cushing

May 4, 1929 - Jan 29, 2018

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Brewer - John Joseph 'Joe' Cushing Jr., 88, passed away suddenly on January 29, 2018, at a Bangor hospital. He was born on May 4, 1929, in Bangor, the son of John J. and Margaret I. (Freeman) Cushing.
Joe graduated from John Bapst, Class of 1949. He was a three sport athlete, eventually becoming inducted into the John Bapst Sports Hall of Fame. Following high school, he attended Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, where he was stationed on the USS Hyman (DD-732) Destroyer. He served for four years. Joe worked for and retired from Eastern Fine Paper. He and his wife, Edith, were troop greeters at BIA for many years. They enjoyed taking trips together throughout the United States and Canada.
In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by brothers, Richard Cushing, James Robert "Bob" Cushing; and a sister, Jean Sanborn. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Edith (Moore) Cushing; a son, John Joseph "Joe" Cushing III and wife, Terri, of Hampden; grandchildren, John Joseph Cushing IV of Dexter; Mallory Cara Cushing of Skowhegan; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Houle and husband, Norman "Houley" of Barrington, NH; a brother-in-law, Donald Sanborn of Bangor; a sister-in-law, Noni Cushing of Hermon; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Liturgy outside of Mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer. Relatives and friends are welcome to call from 3 p.m. until time of service Monday. Those who wish to remember Joe in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center, c/o EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at Brookings-Smith.com
Published on  February 3, 2018
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