MILFORD - Shirley "Jake" P. Treadwell, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family January 12, 2016. Jake was born in Milford, ME, the son of Edwin and Lyndal (Smith) Treadwell.
Jake left school at a young age and started working. Once he was old enough, He joined the Army and served his country proudly in World War II and in the Korean War. He also later served in the Air National Guard. He worked in Old Town all his life at various jobs including the Pie-Plate Factory, the shoe shop, and eventually retiring from James River as a Boiler Operator. He was a life member at the VFW, American Legion, The Elks Club, and The Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed spending his summers on the Island, with his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. He also enjoyed cooking; especially making his rabbit stew every winter for their annual ice-fishing gathering.
Jake is survived by his two sons, Eric Treadwell Sr. and his wife Patricia of Falmouth, Stephen Treadwell and his wife Patricia of Madison; three grandchildren, Eric Treadwell Jr. and his wife Erica Richards, Suzette Harford and her husband Ron of Belmont, Melissa (Treadwell) Theriaque and her husband Jeremy of New Sharon; six great grandchildren, Myles and Eleanore Treadwell of Falmouth, Bobby Belanger of Portland, Devan Belanger of Belmont, Setha Treadwell of Portland, Nevaeh Rush of New Sharon; a sister, Geneva Eastman of LaGrange, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jake was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Blanche ; three brothers, Clarence, Waldo, and Derwood Treadwell; seven sisters, Imogene Schaffer, Angie Trott, Winona Hesseltine, Myrtle Sherman, Joyce Buxton, Glennis Treadwell, and Ida Whiting.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place January 23, 2016 at 11am at the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Holy Family 429 Main St. Old Town, ME 04468. Friends and family are invited to a reception at the American Legion immediately following the service. Interment will be held in spring.
The family would like to give special thanks to Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, Hospice of Eastern Maine and especially Sheryl for all her care and support. They would also like to thank Jakes other "granddaughters" Patti-Jo and Melly for always being there for him and keeping a smile on his face and a cold beer in his hands.
In lieu of Flowers, donations in memory of Jake may be made to the VFW Building Fund, 173 Main St. Old Town, ME 04468