Maurice Emery Googins Jr., 89, died August 21, 2016, at Seaport Village, Ellsworth. He was born in Lamoine, May 25, 1927, son of Maruice Emery and Effie (McDonald) Googins Sr.
He worked as a carpenter all of his life all over Maine. He worked for the government at the bases at Loring, Presque Isle and Winter Harbor. He also worked for Kenny Hutchins and Ray Builders. He was a Past Master of the Lygonia Masonic Lodge #40. A.F. & A.M., Past Commander of the Blanquefort Commandry #13, Ellsworth and member of Anah Shrine. He swam at the YMCA several days a week until the last few years of his life.
Maurice is survived by Suzanne, his wife of 65 years; son, Gary W. Googins of Ellsworth; daughter, Lori J. Googins of Mapleton; grandchildren, Jason, Arielle, Arianna, Jamie, Jodie and Jordan and husband, Mike; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Isabella and Maximilian; a son-in-law, Donald "Buddy" Wood; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by daughter, Deborah Wood; and sister, Maudie Libby.
Calling hours will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 26. Interment will be at East Lamoine Cemetery. Contributions in Maurice's memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1404 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.