Vaughn's Story

HOLDEN - Vaughn C. Moody, 90, died Jan. 24, 2016 at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 24, 1925 in Weston, the son of Vance B. and Shirley (Whitney) Moody.

Vaughn graduated from high school in Danforth in 1944 and married Phyllis Hafford on May 26, 1950, a marriage that lasted 66 years. He worked as an auto mechanic for many years owning and operating his own business, Moody's Gulf on Wilson St., Brewer. During a semi-retirement, he continued working as a mechanic for B & A Railroad. Vaughn enjoyed many things during his retirement years most of which involved time spent with his family. He also enjoyed walking, table games, puzzles, watching the Red Sox and Patriots, hunting and fishing. Vaughn and Phyllis were members of the Holden Congregational Church for many years.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Phyllis J. (Hafford) Moody of Holden are four children, Philip Moody of Brewer, Wanda Adams and her husband, Dana of Glenburn, Yvonne Chavaree and her husband, Bob of Hampden and Vance Moody and his wife, Laura of Kissimmee, FL; grandchildren, Ben and Amy Adams of Lawrenceville, GA, Ethan Moody of Sebring, FL and Gabe Moody of Kissimmee, FL; three great grandchildren, Luke, Chloe and Nicholas Adams all of Lawrenceville, GA; two sisters, Thelma Rode of Florida and Gladys Keating of New York; many special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother Paul Moody and by a sister, Leota Johnston. He will also be remembered by special friends, Sherry and Mike Cahn of New Hampshire.

Family and friends may visit 6 - 8 PM Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. A service honoring Vaughn's life will be held 11 AM Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at the Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Rd., Holden with Pastor Linette George, presiding. A time of fellowship will be immediately afterward in the church hall. Burial will be at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Holden Congregation Church, PO Box 309, Holden, ME 04429. Messages and memories may be share with Vaughn's family at kileyandfoley.com.
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