Philip C. Bunnell (1949 - 2018)

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CHELSEA - Philip C. Bunnell, 69, raised in Augusta, but most recently of Chelsea, passed away on Oct. 31, 2018, at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 8, 1949, to parents, Charles E. and Barbara A. (McLaughlin) Bunnell.

Philip was a member and Commander of the American Legion Post 90, a member of the DAV, VFW, Blind Veterans of America, as well as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He was also the secretary of the Sunday afternoon mixed couples bowling league.

He was a 1969 graduate of Cony High School, Augusta. Philip was Army drafted in 1970, and served one year in Vietnam for a total of two years in service. From 1970 to 1997 he worked at the Augusta Mental Health Institute.

Philip was an avid outdoorsman. Phil's church was the Maine woods. It was a moving experience for him every time he bagged a deer or moose, or snagged a brook trout. He also enjoyed fourwheeling and camping, bowling, playing cards, watching game shows and loved lawn sales. He was a Red Sox and Patriots fan. His greatest joy was spending time with family, especially with his grandchildren.

Philip was predeceased by his parents; grandparents, Philip and Lillian McLaughlin; son-in-law, Chris Tittle; brother-in-law Kenneth Chip Lary.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda J. Bunnell, who he married on Sept. 6, 1970; daughter, Shannon M. Tittle, son and daughter-in-law Matthew C. and Heidi L. Bunnell; grandsons Justin L. Cressey and Andrew C. Bunnell, granddaughter, Morgan E. Tittle; great-grandson, Wyatt L. Cressey; God son Rick St. Amand; sister and brother-in-law, Carole J. and Richard St. Amand, sister-in-law, Lynette Lary-Eastman and husband George; and mother-in-law, Barbary Lary. He is also survived by aunts, uncles; nieces, nephews; and cousins.

Phil's family would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff at Reddington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan, and at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for the exceptional care they provided to him.

There will be no visiting hours. A chapel service will be held at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 12 noon. A gathering will follow at the American Legion Post 205, 396 Eastern Ave., Augusta. Condolences may be expressed at

In Phil's memory, donations may be made to the
Blind Veterans of America
care of Amy Tague
1 VA Center
Togus, Maine
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Funeral Alternatives Group - Augusta
198 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-8100
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Published in Central Maine on Nov. 4, 2018
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