In memory of
John E. Wardwell
John E. Wardwell 1944 - 2016 WINDSOR - John E. Wardwell, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. at Maine Medical Center, Portland, following a short illness. He was born in Castine on June 29, 1944, a son of the late Elliott J. and Ellen (Gross) Wardwell. Mr. Wardwell was a graduate of George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill. He retired in 2003 from Bath Iron Works after 24 years of employment. He previously worked for Harwoods Barber Shop, Lyon Builders and, for 20 years, he was a self employed Taxidermist. Mr. Wardwell was a member of South China Community Church, he was a Past Master of Bethlehem Lodge #35 and also had duel membership with Dirigo Masonic Lodge in Weeks Mills. He was a member and Past Patron of Our Rose of Sharon Chapter #13 Order of the Eastern Star, Lily of the Valley #157 Order of the Eastern Star, served as Past Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maine Order of the Eastern Star from 2009-2010. He was a DAD advisor of the Capital City Chapter Order of DeMolay. Also members of the Mountain Men Association, Bass Club, Maine Bowhunters Association and Taxidermy Association. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, camp and, most recently, golf. Mr. Wardwell was predeceased by a brother, Dana M. Wardwell and a sister, Lois E. Donaghy. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elaine E. (Wood) Wardwell of Windsor; two sons, Tony L. Wardwell and his wife Donna of Augusta and Todd E. Wardwell and his wife Sylvie of China; a sister, Ruth Harris and husband Lee of East Hampton, Conn.; six granddaughters, Jessica, Tami, Ashley, Linsey, Holly and Stephany; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17th at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, where a Masonic Service will given at 5:30 p.m. and Eastern Star Service will be given at 6:00 p.m. for their departed member. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. Burial will be at a later date. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared through the funeral home website at: www.plummerfh.com . In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to: Pine Tree Camp 114 Pine Tree Camp Rd. Rome, ME 04963
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