John's Story

BELGRADE - John M. Alley Sr., age 97, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at the VA Hospital at Togus, following a brief illness. He was born in Jonesport, ME, on April 15, 1918, a son of the late Edward and Tryphenia (Norton) Alley.

Mr. Alley was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a self employed fisherman for over 45 years. Mr. Alley was a member of the American Legion in Boothbay and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Arlena B. (Alley) Alley; his second wife, Dorothy (Beal) Alley; his daughter, Joanne Bishop; his sister, Elmira Alley; and a stepson, Richard Preston. Mr. Alley is survived by two sons, John M. Alley Jr. and his wife, Barbara, of Belgrade and Shirley Alley and his wife, Linda, of Jonesport; a stepdaughter, Lanta Hachey of Old Town; 8 grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren and many great-grandchildren, great-stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Staff at Togus VA, specifically in Patriot Place, Building 207, third floor, for the special care to John and the family.

Relatives and friends may visit on Monday, November 2, from 9-11 a.m. at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be immediately following the service at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at
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