Clifford's Story

HOULTON - Clifford P. McQuarrie 96, passed away peaceful at a local healthcare facility on April 22, 2015. He was born April 11, 1919 at Hodgdon, the son of Hallie and Annie (Boone) McQuarrie.

Clifford grew up in Hodgdon and was a graduate of Hodgdon High School. He enlisted in the US Army in 1941 during World War II. Clifford married Helen McLaughlin in 1946 and together raised their three sons until her passing in 1967. He was employed by the New England Telephone Company for 30 years. He met and married Ella Thwaites in 1976, who passed in 2013.

Clifford loved to play baseball. He was a catcher for the Houlton Collegians. He coached Little League for the Houlton Farms Dairy team. Clifford loved growing vegetables, eating and could make great biscuits. He was well liked by everyone and always willing to lend a hand.

Clifford is survived by his two sons Stephen McQuarrie and his fiancé Linda Henderson of Glenburn, Brian McQuarrie and his wife Deborah of Fort Fairfield; three stepsons Wayne H. Pierce and special friend Sunshine L. Easler, H. James Bell and partner Mark Harvath, Ted and Sherry Bell; stepdaughter Christine Marie Nightingale and her husband Brian; three grandchildren, several step-grandchildren; one great -grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Clifford was predeceased by his parents, his two wives, his son Thomas, brother George and sisters Stella, Doris, Jennie and Mildred.

Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home on Tuesday, at 1:00PM until the time of the service at 2:00PM, with Rev. Dale Holden officiating. Interment will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in the spring.

Gifts may be made in Clifford's memory payable to the Wounded Warrior's Project c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730.

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