MILLINOCKET - Millinocket - Kermit L. Hardy, 71, passed away at his home Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born June 17, 1944, in Waterville, the son of Norman and Mary (Treadwell) Hardy.
Kermit was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1963. He worked for many years in the Steam Plant at the Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket, from where he retired. Kermit loved spending time at his camp on Ambejejus Lake, where he was known for growing a beautiful garden and sharing the produce from it with his friends, neighbors, and family, especially pumpkins and corn stalks. He enjoyed spending time watching and photographing wildlife and nature, as well as fishing and hunting. Kermit also enjoyed riding his Harley, and travelled the country, visiting 43 of the lower 48 states. He especially loved kids, particularly his nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Kermit is survived by a sister, Norma McQuarrie of Millinocket; four nieces, Mary Louise Osborne and her husband, Chuck, Laura Manzo, Kendra Pelkey and Rachael Whitney and her husband, Scott; a nephew, Jamey McQuarrie and his wife, Sara; great-nieces and great-nephews, Charlie, Mallory, Clayton, Melissa, Zachary, Riley, Devin, Lucas, Ava, Katie and Neal; a brother-in-law, David L. Pelkey; and special friends who are considered family, Richard and Kristen Elliott, Roderic and Valerie Labby. In addition to his parents, Kermit was predeceased by a sister, Linda Pelkey; a brother-in-law, James McQuarrie; and a nephew, Cory Manzo.
In accordance with Kermit's wishes, there will be no services, but he will be remembered and thought of frequently. Gifts in memory of Kermit may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.