Phillip's Story

BANGOR - Phillip E. Hashey Sr, 85, died peacefully September 13, 2015 at Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor. He was born October 4, 1929 in Orono to Charles and Nancy (Thomas) Hashey and attended Catholic schools in Orono.

He played semi-professional football for the Orono Vets. He was a U.S. Army veteran (MP) and was a life member of American Legion Post No. 84 O.H.M.H. of Orono where he served as an officer and on the Honor Guard.

Phil was an entrepreneur. He was an auctioneer and spent years running toy and antique auctions. He and his wife, Maxine, owned Happy Acres in Alton for many years and he co-owned a general store with his brothers. Very early in his career he helped to build several buildings on the UMaine campus.

He was a retired Teamster, having worked over 35 years for a local trucking company. On early local talk radio he was well-known as "Mr. Allagash".

During retirement he wintered in Florida and then began traveling around the country working at national golf and tennis tournaments.

He is survived by his wife Maxine and their three children; Lynne, Kelley, and Phillip Jr. and his wife Monique; three grandchildren, Jaimie, Jaison, and Nicolette; three great grandchildren Taylor, Jillian, and Brynn. Phillip's sister Muriel Bischeck and sister-in-law Midge Hashey along with many nieces and nephews also survive him.

He was predeceased by brothers; Bobby, Jackie, Thomas, Dana and Donny and sisters; Betty Clark, Dot Chase and Florence Laughner.

He was very fond of the dedicated staff at MVH who took very good care of him during recent years.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post on 156 Park Street in Orono.

Memorial gifts may be made to Maine Veterans' Home to benefit the Activity Fund.
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