DIXMONT - Hervey E. Cottrell, 89, died Friday Oct. 23, 2015 at a Dexter health care facility following a short illness.
He was born in Dixmont, Sept 3, 1926 the son of Hervey B. and Lillian (Grant) Cottrell. Hervey attended a Machinist Trade School in Washington County where he learned his life long career passion. He always said that if he didn't have a tool to fix something he would make one that he could use to fix the machine. He worked retubing boilers throughout the State of Mane and was known and admired by many friends. Hervey was a very private person and spent most of his time off working in his own shop.
He is survived by his nephew/surrogate son and his wife Thomas and Lois Rowe of Dixmont, several nieces and nephews including, Sandra and Skip Pierce of Lowell, great nieces, Katie and Ben Cloutier of Litchfield, Lindsey and Russ Coplin of Fairbanks, Alaska. He was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers; Mary Waning, Clara Walton, Melvin Murphy, and Woodrow Cottrell who he made his home with until "Woody's" death in June of 2013.
The family sends special thanks to the Burger King gang in Newport for all their love and support. Hervey was a regular there every day.
Friends may call Wednesday Oct. 28, 2015 from 10am until time of the service at 11am at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center 34 High Street Newport, Maine, with Rev. Ernest Campbell officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to: Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave. Bangor, Maine 04401.
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