Peter E. Humphrey

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Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home & Cremation Service
71 Maple St
Cornish, ME

CORNISH - Peter E. Humphrey, 78, passed away on Nov. 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family after many years of battling cancer at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine.

Peter was born in Burlington, Vt., on Feb. 27, 1940 and was the son of Harold & Marguerite (Merchant) Humphrey. They moved to Maine when Peter was a young child. He was educated in Cornish schools. Peter worked for Cyro Industries in Sanford, Maine, for over 30 years. He had a nearly perfect attendance only having missed one day. Peter received an Award of Excellence due to his work ethics at a special ceremony in New York City! Peter married his teenage love, Linda Evans, in 1957 and they were married for 61 years on Aug. 22. Together they had five children and blessed with many grandchildren whom he adored.

He loved baseball and coached Babe Ruth teams for several years. He loved watching the Red Sox and the Patriots, but his true love was watching his children and grandchildren play whatever sport was in season. He was a true family man and always put everyone else's needs before his own. Recently he was asked what accomplishment he was most proud of in his life, he replied "my family". He loved working in his garden, feeding the birds and was always happy to see the orioles and humming birds return each spring. Peter loved long rides through the mountains and to the ocean with a special fondness of Fort Williams and enjoyed picnics along the way. He had the best sense of humor and his dry wit will be missed.

He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Marguerite; four siblings, Harold, Charlie, Mary and Tissie; and his granddaughter, Kara.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Linda Evans Humphrey. His sons, Peter L. Humphrey of Cornish; Mark E. Humphrey and wife, Kelly, of Lisbon Falls; Todd W. Humphrey and wife, Hallie, of Fryeburg; daughter, Heidi Humphrey Cates and finance', Raymond Hale, of Cornish; Shawn H. Humphrey and wife, Becky, of Standish, Maine. His grandchildren, Bradyn, Adam, Cerise, Evan, Jalen, Benjamin, Peter, Jacob, Jackson, Hayley, Cayden and Calvin; and his beloved dog, Annie, who was always by his side.

At his request, there will be no funeral service. A graveside service will be held in the spring.

Peter's family would like to thank Dr Joseph DeKay for many years of wonderful care and compassion as well as his doctors and nurses at the Cancer Center Specialists in Kennebunk and Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough.

Online condolence messages can be submitted at the Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home website,

Memorial donations in Peter's name can be made to:

Bonney Memorial Library

PO Box 857

Cornish, ME 04020

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 26, 2018
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