ORLO KENNETH NYE JR.

Posted June 04, 2010, at 7:18 p.m.

CORINNA – Orlo “Junior” Nye, 77, died June 2, 2010, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Presque Isle, the eldest son of Orlo G. and Margaret (Kennedy) Nye. After moving to Corinna in 1948, he married Charlotte Cyr, Nov. 10, 1951. Orlo served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 in Berlin. He retired from Eastland Woolen Mill, Corinna, in 1996 as a fabric supervisor after working there for 43 years. He was a member of Corinna United Methodist Church, sergeant of arms of Corinna Post American Legion and past member of Corinna Fire Department. In addition to his devoted wife of 58 years, he is survived by three children, Marcia Nye Boody and her husband, Dwayne, of Corinna, Stuart Nye and his wife, Sandra, of Uxbridge, Mass., and Mary Sawyer and her husband, Steven, of Newport; three brothers, Gerald Nye of Hampden, Philip Nye and wife, Diane, of Corinna and Donald Nye and wife, Mary, of Corinna; two sisters, Alberta Nelson of Dover-Foxcroft and Edith Zajac and husband, Rick, of Newport; three grandchildren, Jana Boody-Billings and husband, Hilary, of Yarmouth, Stephen Nye and Scott Nye of Uxbridge, Mass.; one great-granddaughter, Camden May Billings of Yarmouth; several nieces and nephews. Orlo was predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis Wright and Gladys Ouellette; as well as a baby brother, Clarence. Orlo will be sadly missed by family and many friends. A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Corinna United Methodist Church with the Rev. Grace Mazhandu and the Rev. Ray Beless officiating. Interment will be at Corinna Center Cemetery with a military graveside service led by Corinna American Legion. After the service, a gathering of family and friends will be held at Corinna American Legion, 47 Maple St., Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Corinna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 418, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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