STOCKTON SPRINGS – Eldred Sherman Coose, 69, passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2010, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Belfast, son of Alden and Thelma (Bradstreet) Coose. Eldred attended school in Stockton Springs and graduated in the Class of 1958. Eldred was employed for 36 years at International Paper Mill, Bucksport, and retired in 2002. Eldred enjoyed the simple things in life, having his family and friends around. He loved to watch old war movies and get out for a drive around Cape Jellison, where he grew up, to take in the beautiful scenery with his dog, Sissy. Eldred was predeceased by his parents, along with his two loving wives, Linda Ann (Kelmel) Coose and Jeanie Natalie (Webster) Coose. Eldred is survived by his son, Vincent Alden Coose and wife, Teresa; and grandson, Daniel Vincent, all of Prospect; daughter, Patricia Ann (Coose) Clement and husband, Brian, of Sorrento; grandchildren, Alan Grant and Jennifer Grant; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Oriana Anderson of Cherryfield; along with his brother, Gerald Coose of Stockton Springs. Eldred is also survived by his stepchildren, Penny Robins of North Searsport, Edward “Lucky” Hodgdon Jr. and wife, Darlene, of Stockton Springs, Regina Parker and husband, Andy, of South Berwick, Terrance Hodgdon and wife, Chandra, and Rhonda Macleod, all of Stockton Springs; and step-grandchildren, Alicia Birmingham, Whitney Hodgdon, Heidi Hodgdon, Sierra Hodgdon, Thadeous Macleod and Chelsea Macleod. Family and friends will gather for visitation 3-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at Mount Prospect Cemetery, Stockton Springs. In lieu of flowers and to honor Eldred’s love of animals, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to an animal shelter of one’s choice.