DEBLOIS – Kenneth E. Madore, “Bucky,” 76, died peacefully Oct. 16, 2009, at home with his beloved wife, children and granddaughter by his side. He was born July 24, 1933, in Old Town. Bucky served his country in the Korean War. He retired in summer 2008 after a 20-year employment from the local blueberry industries. He was a hard worker and performed his duties with great enthusiasm and dedication. Bad weather and sickness never led him from his responsibility to work. Bucky enjoyed many hobbies; woodworking, creating lawn/home ornaments, puzzles, horseshoes and bowling. He loved outdoor activities with his family. Bucky was also musically talented and at family gatherings enjoyed dice and dominoes. His bible was of great comfort and reassurance of the better life to come. This was evident from his many side notes and highlights in his bible. He will be remembered for his loving, compassionate heart for all he came to know. To help another person was foremost in his character. Survivors include his wife, of 53 years, Merlene H. Madore; four children, Katherine Ryder and husband, Steven, Brenda Hutchinson, Kenneth E. Madore Jr. and wife, Tina, and Daniel J. Madore Sr. and his former wife, Linda Severance, who is still considered a part of the family. He has 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by one remaining sister, Elaine Rideout; one sister-in-law, Connie Madore; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 16 brothers and sisters; and one daughter, Deborah J. Smart Russell. The family offers a special thank you to Machias Area Hospice nurses and social worker. Their sincere kindness, generosity of time, understanding and involvement for his personal happiness and comfort will always be remembered and appreciated. You truly are a wonderful support system! Upon Bucky’s request, there will be no funeral. A private gathering for family and friends will be announced at a later date. Online condolences may be placed at www.directcremationofmaine.com.