WINTER HARBOR – On the evening of Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, Arvid Fulton Faulkingham, a proud member of the “greatest generation,” passed from this earth to be with his beloved wife, Margaret. Arvid was born Feb. 14, 1920, to Herman B. and Ulrika (Backman) Faulkingham of Beals Island. He spent his childhood in Prospect Harbor and after graduation from high school, he proudly served his nation in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II in the Western Pacific. Arvid met Margaret while stationed in Alexandria, Va.; they were married Nov. 10, 1943. After his service in the Coast Guard, they returned to make their home in Winter Harbor. Arvid spent most of his life on the water in the lobster fishing industry; he especially enjoyed competing in the annual lobster boat races. Additionally, Arvid was considered by those of his community to be a “master plumber.” Arvid’s surviving relatives include his seven children, William Faulkingham and wife, Kitty, Michael Faulkingham and wife, Georgette, Patrick Faulkingham and wife, Becky, all of Winter Harbor, Mary Knowlton and husband, Abe, of Hancock, Rose Arnett and husband, Dan, of Winter Harbor, Margaret Manley of Manchester and Mark Faulkingham and wife, Leanne, of Houlton; 14 grandchildren, Julie, Angela, Michael, William, Herman, Abe, Elizabeth, Christopher, Charles, Philip, Eric, Mary, Casey and Aaron; and 12 great-grandchildren, Derek, Joel, Alexia, Lance, Cole, Robin, Marissa, Spencer, Abigail, Emelia, Ella and Elijah. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret; sister, Sara; and grandchildren, Adam, James and Patricia. Visiting hours will be held 9-9:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth. A Mass of Christian burial will take place 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with Father Scott Mower presiding. A graveside service will be after at Greenwood Cemetery, Winter Harbor. Condolences may be sent at www.bragdonkelley.com. All the pain and grief are over, every restless tossing passed. I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last.
ARVID FULTON FAULKINGHAM
Posted Sept. 14, 2010, at 7:27 p.m.