Archie Gilbert Chadbourne (1933 - 2019)

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GARLAND - Archie Gilbert Chadbourne, 85, died surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Dexter Health Care. He was born in Harmony on Aug. 11, 1933.It was in Harmony that he met and wed a red-haired beauty, Jackqueline Iris Howell, also of Harmony, in a marriage that lasted 61 years until her death four years ago. A short time after their marriage, they moved to Texas where the first of their nine children was born on his birthday. Later on, child number five landed on his birthday as well - so it was a triple celebration.He was hardworking and took pride in all the work he did. He worked as a hand sewer, and his skills made him a much sought after sample sewer at a time when shoe shops were everywhere and a job could be had at the drop of a hat. However, he much preferred working in the woods. His knowledge of trees was extensive, and he considered wallowing in the deep snow, in the frigid cold as part of a job that let him be outside. He often would comment on how blue the sky was, or seemed to appreciate the green of each spring as if it was a new event that he was experiencing for the first time. Fall was his favorite time of year and the year before he died insisted that it was the most beautiful fall he had ever seen. He loved watching the birds at his feeder, hunting, fishing, and tree top flying with his pilot friend Leroy and his pilot daughter Sandra. Archie most enjoyed his walks if he could find a few deer tracks along the way. In spite of working in the early days of chainsaws when they were incredibly loud, with no ear protection, he still had excellent hearing until his death, along with the 20/20 vision that assisted him in spotting deer in the backs of fields. Whenever he left Maine, he always remarked about how happy he was to cross the Kittery bridge back home.He was part of a generation where your word or a handshake finalized agreements more strongly than any legal document.Archie loved his family and is survived by daughters, Debra Kantor and husband, Mark, of Hartland, Sandra Bush and husband, Joe, of Tucson, Ariz., Kathy Spano and husband, Joe, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Rebecca Chadbourne of N.Y., Rachel Harmon and husband, Tim, of Dover-Foxcroft; sons, Steven Chadbourne of Lewiston, Paul Chadbourne and wife, Laurie, of Bangor, and Joe Chadbourne and wife, Emily, of Sangerville; brother, Robert and Roberta Chadbourne; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.Archie wass predeceased by his son, David Keith Chadbourne; wife, Jackqueline Howell Chadbourne; parents, Merle and Berle Chadbourne; brothers and spouses, Clarence Libby and wife, Julia Libby, Willard and Una Chadbourne, Warren and Christine Chadbourne, Wingate and Louise Chadbourne, Ivan and Joan Chadbourne and Arthur Chadbourne; sisters and spouses Madeline and George Corey, Mildred and Charles Deering, Arrita and Howard Annis, Irene and Clarence McKay and Florence and Louis Sinclair.The family will receive friends form 1-2 p.m., with a funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 3, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Bob Young officiating. The family welcomes visitors following the funeral at the home of Debra Kantor, 510 Fuller Corner Road, in Hartland. A committal service with military honors will take place in the spring at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Harmony. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing, may make donations in Archie's memory to a .

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Published in Central Maine on Feb. 1, 2019
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