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HERBERT L. MITCHELL JR.

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BLUE HILL and LOS ANGELES – Herbert L. Mitchell Jr., 73, died peacefully Jan. 4, 2011, surrounded by his loving first family at his daughter, Kathy Hally’s home. He was born June 18, 1937, in Bar Harbor, the son of Estella Mae Bourgeois Mitchell and Herbert L. Mitchell Sr. He attended Bar Harbor schools and was an altar boy at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church throughout his school years. He attended the University of Maine and Maine Maritime Academy, eventually becoming an investment banker. Coaxed by his first wife into becoming a member of The Ellsworth Players in the late ’60s, Herb discovered his calling as an actor, which he later developed into a very successful acting career in Los Angeles, appearing in numerous television shows and films. He is survived by his first wife, Scarlet Kinney of Surry; and their children, Sharon Mitchell Kassity and husband, Chris, of Carson City, Nev., Kelly A. Mitchell of Penobscot, Kathleen Mitchell Hally and husband, Brian, of Blue Hill and Gerard B. Mitchell of Los Angeles. He leaves behind four grandchildren of this family, Courtney and Tierney Hally of Blue Hill and Lucas and Kate Kassity of Carson City, Nev. He is also survived by his daughter, Kaitlin Mitchell of Andover Mass., from his second marriage to Janet Ahearn; and by his two brothers, Gerald Mitchell of Seattle and Louis Mitchell of Los Angeles. Herb’s family thanks Hancock County Homecare and Hospice and Dr. Tom Bugby for their attentive care and guidance. We also thank Nadine A. Kassity, R.N., and Jamieson E. Jones, M.D., for their book, “First Heal Thyself,” which was a great help to the family as they dealt with Herb’s passing. A funeral Mass will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with a reception afterward in the church hall. A private burial will be held in the spring. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Condolences may be sent at www.bragdonkelley.com.


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