BENEDICTA - Anthony "Tony" Rush, 78, passed away surrounded by his family on May 13th, 2014. He was born July 25th, 1935.
He was affectionately known as 'Neighbor' for his friendliness and warm-hearted greeting. He enjoyed gathering with friends and family, telling stories, meeting new people, and being actively involved in the community. Tony dedicated his life to raising his family and farming the Rush family land.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rose, their five children, Gilbert and his wife, Catherine, Charlotte and her husband, Buster, John and his wife, Kate, Michael and his fiancée, Alison, Veronica and her husband, Shawn; granddaughter, Maeve, remaining siblings, Priscilla and Vincent; sisters-in-law, Celeste and Beth, who he thought of as his children. 'Neighbor' was cherished and will me missed by his family, many friends, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Friday, May 16th at the family home. Memorial Mass with be held 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Benedicta. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a scholarship fund for his granddaughter, Maeve, care of Rose Rush, 639 Benedicta Rd., Benedicta, ME 04733. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com