OLD TOWN – Benjamin W. Fogg, 71, died peacefully June 27, 2009, with his family by his side, after a long illness at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor. He was born March 24, 1938, in Unity, the son of Charles and Marion (Deering) Fogg. He was a 1957 graduate of Presque Isle High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in September 1957. He served four years active duty and separated with the rank of airman first class, in September 1961. On June 30, 1960, he married Alma (Thompson) Fogg. Ben was employed by Sears for more than 30 years as an automotive mechanic. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Benny was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend and loved his family dearly. He was always there to help when someone needed a hand. He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Alma of Old Town; son, Jeffrey Fogg of Saxapahaw, N.C.; daughter, Beth King and her husband, Mark, of Old Town; three grandsons, Matthew Guimond of Presque Isle, Caleb Guimond of Old Town and Nicholis Fogg of Saxapahaw, N.C.; two sisters, Janet Nightingale of South Portland, and Louise Burton and her husband, Sam, of Ellwood City, Pa.; in-laws, Jim and Joanne Thompson, Mike and Shelia Thompson, all of Presque Isle, Flora and Stan McCorrison of Unity and David Madison of Steubenville, Ohio; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Jean Michaud; and lifelong friend, Terry Cassidy. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Presque Isle. Interment will be at Fairmont Cemetery, Presque Isle. Memorial contributions may be made to CADASIL Foundation, 3605 Monument Drive, Round Rock, TX 78681. Arrangements by Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. For those who wish to view an online life story or post a personal tribute may do so through www.mem.com.
BENJAMIN W. FOGG
Posted June 28, 2009, at 7:48 p.m.