Harlan M. Hersey, 71, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016, at a Houlton long-term care facility. He was born August 10, 1945, in Island Falls, the son of the late Hallie and Phyllis (Patchell) Hersey.
Harlan grew up in Smryna and then later moved to Connecticut. While living there, Harlan met Reta MacPherson, and they were married on January 15, 1966. They made their home on the Packard Rd. in Bridgewater and had one son, Joe. Harlan started his own painting business and later on had a greenhouse in Bridgewater, where he sold annuals and vegetables. He loved to hunt, fish and trap. He will be remembered as a big haunt and tease, as well as a good friend.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of fifty years, Reta Hersey of Bridgewater; a son, Hallie Joseph Hersey of Presque Isle; two sisters, Katy Sherman of Southington, CT, and Hazel (Hersey) Kaiser of New Limerick; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Nina Ladner of Bowdoin. He will also be missed by a special friend, Rick Haines of Bridgewater.
At Harlan's request there will not be any services. Arrangements in care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com.