Chester E. 'Gene' Morgan, 70
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HARPSWELL -- Chester E. 'Gene' Morgan, 70, of Orr's Island, passed away the evening of May 19, 2014.
Born in Brunswick on March 16, 1944, he was the son of Chester and Deborah (Johnson) Morgan.
Gene was a man with great strength and determination and those qualities got him through many years of illness. His family was always his first priority and in turn he was a good provider. In 1965, he started his own business known as 'Gene's Artesian Well and Pump Cleaning Service' which he operated until 1988. Gene could remember just about every pumping system he installed and years later was still able to recount the depths of most of those wells. In 1988, he became a partner in M & M Excavation in Jefferson. Gene was happiest whenever he had any one of his 'helpers' (children) working with him.
Gene loved to fish and hunt and was active in the Maine Sportsman Club for many years. He always had a good story to tell about his adventures and was willing to 'head North' at a moments notice. In later years, he found enjoyment carving duck decoys.
Throughout his life, Gene was a compassionate man and was always willing to lend an ear or lend a hand to anyone in need.
Never one to miss a meal, he loved going out to eat with his buddy, Fred Toothaker, and going to the occasional hymn sings in Harpswell and Sebasco.
He is survived by his brother, George Morgan of Orr's Island, his sister, Linda Furbish of Harpswell; daughter, Tammy Morgan of New Sharon, daughter, Tara Jones and partner Mark Doe of Newcastle, son, Scott Morgan and wife Michelle of Orr's Island, son, Joel Morgan and wife Megan of Washington, and son Joshua Morgan and partner Tracy Joslyn-Tapley, also of Washington. He leaves six grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Dakota, Evan, Emma, Cheyanne, Connor and Willow.
Visiting hours are scheduled from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at a later date in Orr's Island Cemetery. Please visit www.brackettfuneralhome.com to view a tribute video of Gene's life or to leave a message of condolence for the family. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to:
The Orr's & Bailey Islands Fire Department (Rescue Fund)
P.O. Box 177
Orr's Island, Maine 04066
Brackett Funeral Home
29 Federal St Brunswick, ME 04011
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on May 22, 2014