Neville (Bud)'s Story
Deer Isle -
Neville (Bud) D. Eaton, 88, of Deer Isle, Maine, died September 30, 2016, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born May 29, 1928, in Stonington, Maine, to Keith and Annie (Davis) Eaton.
Neville graduated from McKinley High School in Deer Isle, class of 1946, as valedictorian. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952, owned and operated Neville's Service Station in Deer Isle for many years, and was manager and assistant vice president at Union Trust Company in Stonington for 20 years. Neville was a ham radio enthusiast for many years, getting his license W1RPC in 1948; talking to people all over the world. He was a school board member, lifetime member of Marine Lodge 122, and a member of the Memorial Ambulance Corp for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, fishing, and gardening. Travelling around the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands was something he enjoyed; his favorites being the Hawaiian Islands and Aruba.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marjorie (Haskell) of Deer Isle and his spoiled cat Missy; 3 children, Sally and husband, Mark (Bo) Galloway, of New Hampshire, Betty Eaton and her partner, James (Peewee) Bubar, of Franklin and Gary Eaton and his wife, Linda, of Lamoine; 4 very special grandchildren, Rebecca (Becca) and husband, Josh Jordan, Sarah Anderson and boyfriend, Codie Abbott, Kristy Eaton and Keith Eaton; and 1 very special great-grandchild, Grandpa's chatterbox, Adalyn Jordan. He is also survived by his sister, Rosamond Sewall; nephew, David Sewall, niece, Valerie and husband, Peter Duncan; and several cousins.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 6, at 11 a.m. officiated by Harry Vickerson at Mount Adams Cemetery in Deer Isle. Reception immediately following at Sunshine Community Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Ambulance Corp, P.O.Box 387, Deer Isle, ME 04627 or Island Health and Wellness Foundation, 354 Airport Road, Stonington, ME 04681. Arrangements made by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home.