Wayne's Story

ORRINGTON AND CALAIS - Wayne Michael Pike, 72, formally of Calais and since 2012 Orrington, passed away at Westgate Center for Alzheimer's Care in Bangor on Sunday, January 25, 2015 with his family by his side. Wayne was born in Calais on May 17, 1942, son of the late Oscar and Lillian (Robichaud) Pike. He attended the Calais Parochial School and graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1961. Wayne was employed by Georgia Pacific / Domtar as a mason and insulator, retiring in 2006 after 39 years of service. He was a member of USW United Steelworkers Union Local 27, a Communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Calais, an Honorary Member of the Knights of Columbus St. Croix Council #149, and a 4th Degree Knight with Assembly #0342. Wayne enjoyed his family, spending time at his camp on Bear Cove, traveling many miles with his wife and close friends, playing cards, especially Blackjack, and was an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed having coffee every morning with his friends at Dunkin Donuts. Wayne was proud to have spent many hours volunteering his time working on the first stage of the Calais Waterfront Walkway.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son Christopher Wayne; and his brother Francis. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lorraine (Cox) Pike; a daughter, Gayle M. Davis and her husband Jeffrey of Orrington; a son David L. Pike and his wife Billie-Jo of Veazie; grandchildren Megan Doane, Lauren, Daniel, and Ashley Davis, Audrey and Lee Pike, and Drew Jamison; sisters Joyce Fitzsimmons of Calais and Barbara Devoe of Bangor; sisters-in-law Carolyn and Arthur Furlong of Meddybemps, and Peggy Bryant of Grand Lake Stream and Tucson, AZ; and many special nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais, where a Knights of Columbus Prayer Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Rob Lupo 11 a.m. Saturday, January 31, at Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Ave., Calais. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. Donations in Wayne's memory may be made to My Friends Place, 703 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401, or Westgate Center for Rehab & Alzheimer's Care Activity Fund, 750 Union St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
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