Everett Oscar Rowe

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BENTON - Everett Oscar Rowe, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. He was born in Clinton on Sept. 13, 1926, the son of the late Everett C. and Leona (Giguere) Rowe.

Following his schooling, he served in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Lejeune (AP-74). Everett was the chef responsible for feeding over 200 men, and he also helped with the ship's cargo.

Everett was lovingly known over the years as Daddy, Grampie, and Pepe. His family and friends also knew him as Sonny. Sonny worked several jobs during his lifetime including growing up on a farm as a boy and the hard labor that it entailed. He also owned a diner with his wife, Theresa, managed the laundry department at Seton Hospital in Waterville, and worked at Agway in Fairfield, delivering 100 lb. bags of grain to neighboring farmers. He spoke of helping build Interstate 95, worked a few years at Keyes Fibre, now Huhtamaki, and at a tannery.

He and his wife, Theresa, enjoyed bowling in a league in Waterville. He was a great cook and his family will greatly miss his cooking and the wonderful Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving meals they shared together. He enjoyed doing all his own lawncare, gardening, plowing, and household chores right up to his last year.

Sonny was independent and strong, never asking anyone for a thing. He was a strong and caring father and grandfather. His love for his family was strong and he always wanted to protect them and help if he could. He had a sense of humor and was always "sharp as a tack!"

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 32 years, Theresa Rowe; his son David Rowe; his sister Earlene Rowe Bolduc, his brother Edmund Rowe, many half brothers and sisters; and his companion of 26 years, Hilma Meader.

Everett will be sadly missed by his loving daughter, Rose Rowe of Benton; his granddaughter, Jennifer Davis and her husband Kurt of Benton; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

He will be greatly missed by many, and may the Lord give him the rest that he so deserved.

At his request there will be no public services. He will be cremated and laid to rest in the family plot in the spring.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

Any donations may

be made to:

Togus VA Hospital

in Augusta

Published in Central Maine on Dec. 28, 2018
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