Archie M. Alley Jr.

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Archie M. Alley Jr.

November 19, 1930 - November 04, 2018

Beals - Archie M. Alley Jr., 87, of Beals passed away peacefully on November 4, 2018, at the Downeast Community Hospital in Machias. He was born November 19, 1930 on Great Wass Island, the son of Archie M. Alley Sr. and Minnie E. (Alley) Alley.
Archie grew up a life-long resident of Alley's Bay. He attended the Alley's Bay School and the Beals Grammar School. In his youth, he helped support his large family, including three brothers and two sisters, by shelling clams at night by lantern light. In 1949, Junie married his beloved wife Maxine (Merchant) Alley of Jonesport. They were married for thirty eight years and raised their three children in Alley's Bay by the sea. He supported his own family as a lobster fisherman and passed on this tradition to his grandson Jowen who cared for his grandfather through the latter part of his years. Archie loved taking his kids hand lining and in the spring would go halibut fishing with his son, Hiram. When his first grandchild Bobby was born, he and Maxine made a trip to Newfoundland. Lobster boat racing was one of Archie's favorite past times. He raced several boats including The Ellen Archie, the Swan, and the Maxine M., placing first in many competitions up and down the coast of Maine.
Junie attended basketball games and sports events supporting his children, grandchildren, and in recent years enjoyed watching his grandson Logan play for the UMM boys' basketball team. He was a regular visitor at Ellery Alley's garage for coffee and conversation as well as having lunch with his friends at Sunrise Healthcare Facility just down the road.
Archie was a member of the Beals Advent Christian Church; a founding member of the Beals-Jonesport Co-op; and a lifetime member of the Beals Historical Society. He will always be remembered for his dedication to his family, his big heartfelt smile, and his charming sense of humor.
Archie is survived by his son, Archie Alley III of Bangor; son, Hiram O. Alley and wife, Wilhelmina, of Beals; son, Leland E. Alley and wife, Lisa, of Lincoln; grandson, Robert (Bobby) Alley and fiancée, Megan, of Newport; grandsons, Jowen H. Alley of Beals, Logan W. Alley of Machias, and Gavin T. Jacob of Lincoln; granddaughters, Lindsey M. Alley of Bangor; Kimberly M. Emery and husband, Jonathan T., of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Savannah F. Alley, Limel R. Emery, and Hunter D. Emery; sister-in-law, Lorna R. Alley; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends that he so often spoke of in his daily life.
He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine M. Alley in 1987; daughter, Ellen M. (Tibbets) Alley; parents, Archie M. Alley Sr. and Minnie E.; brothers, Lee M. Alley, Hiram W. Alley, and Dick Alley; and sisters, Adeline A. Alley and Gladys M. Alley.
In Archie's last 25 years, his family was extended with his dear companion, Almena Alley, deceased in 2016, and her family including daughter, Paula Wilson; daughter, Carol Davis and husband, George; their children and grandchildren with whom he shared many wonderful memories.
Family and friends may call on Friday, Nov. 9, for visiting hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God located on the corner of W. Jonesport, Maine. The service will be officiated by Elder Dale Smith and Elder Michael Beal. Interment will follow the funeral at the Sewell Field Cemetery on Beals.
The family wishes to thank the Downeast Community Hospital and staff for the care given to Archie. Thanks to the many family and friends who visited with him at his home and in the hospital.
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