Harold Eugene Marden

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Harold Eugene Marden
1948 - 2018
SIDNEY - Harold Eugene Marden, 69, of Sidney, Maine and St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Born Sept. 25, 1948, in Waterville, to E. Eugene Marden, Jr. and Ruby (Curtis) Marden, Harold grew up in Waterville, graduated from Waterville High School in 1966, and Thomas College in 1970. Known then as Hal, Harold was a key member of the Waterville High School basketball team where he earned honors as top scorer, and the Thomas College Terrier's team. In 1965, he met Mary Aline Doyon, while riding horses. They were married in September 1969, and spent nearly 50 years together, raising three sons in Sidney, in a house that Harold built.
Harold taught school for four years before entering the grocery business, starting at Cottle's Food Center in Waterville, and ultimately spending 36 years with Hannaford, as a front end specialist, focused on management and customer service.
Like many Maine men, Harold preferred to spend his free time in the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping, especially at Moosehead Lake. One of his favorite annual trips was to a remote camp in Canada where he fished with friends in the pristine waters there. His spirit was best served when he could be in nature with family or friends.
When it came to working with his hands, Harold could do a little bit of everything, most all of it well. Along with building his family's homestead, he dabbled in furniture making, and always had a project going. He loved the movies, dancing with his wife, and vacationing in warm climates with sandy beaches.
Harold was predeceased by his parents; and a brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Aline (Doyon) Marden, of Sidney, Maine and St. Petersburg, Fla.; his three sons, Robert C. Marden and wife Christine of Sidney, Steven H. Marden and wife Jessica of Oakland, and James M. Marden of Bangor. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Blake, Ellie, Ruby, Max, and Fynn; many nieces and nephews, and good friends. Harold's family is especially grateful to life-long friends, Dick and Lee Breton, for their support and assistance over the past year; and to the staff at Suncoast Hospice at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg for their care of Harold during the last ten days of his life.
A memorial service will be held in Maine, this spring, to celebrate Harold's life.

In lieu of flowers,
the family invites you to make a gift in Harold's name to:
the in support of a cure for brain cancer or
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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 4, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Beach Memorial Chapel
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