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Obituary for Edgar N. Darby

Edgar N.  Darby
ST. GEORGE - Edgar N. Darby 87, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden, following a brief illness. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 19, 1927, he was the son of The Reverend Arthur E. and Mary O. Sangster Darby. During his childhood, Mr. Darby lived in Connecticut where his father served as a pastor. The Darby family moved to Lisbon Falls, where he graduated from Lisbon High School’s class of 1945. He immediately entered the United States Army and after basic training served with the 503rd Military Police Battalion in Florence, Italy. Upon honorable discharge from the military, he returned to his Lisbon Falls home. Mr. Darby was a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston and also received a masters degree from Boston University. On June 26, 1948 he married Corinne M. Kinney in Lisbon Falls. The couple made their home there where they raised their family until moving to St. George in 1993. Most of his career, he served as a Consultant with the Department of Special Education, for the State of Maine, retiring in 1983. Mr. Darby had long enjoyed fishing, boating, recreational travel and was involved in various hobbies. He was a member of the Port Clyde Baptist Church. On June 26th he celebrated with his wife, family and friends, 66 years of marriage. Along with his parents, Mr. Darby was pre-deceased by a sister Esther Lacoste. Besides his beloved wife Corinne, of St. George, he is survived by three children, Gary Darby and his wife Sherry of Rockland, Gayle Houston and her husband Alan of Topsham, Glenn Darby and his wife Lori of Durham; a sister, Margaret Persons of Manchester, NH; a brother, Douglas Darby of Sutton, MA; six grandchildren, Eric Darby, Lauren Darby Zike and her husband Nathaniel, Scott Houston, Melissa Lemont and her husband Joseph , Kristi Darby, Taylor Darby; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Emma; as well as several nieces and nephews. A memorial service with Military Honors, will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Port Clyde Baptist Church, Port Clyde Road. The Reverend Stephen Maxwell will officiate. Those who wish may make memorial donations to either, St. George Firefighters & Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 or the Good Shepherd Food Bank, P.O. Box 3308, Auburn, ME 04210. To share a memory or condolence with Mr. Darby’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
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