ST. ALBANS – Charles E. Cooley, 90, died Oct. 18, 2011, at a Pittsfield hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Milo, a son of Chester and Hattie (Mountain) Cooley.
He was a lifelong farmer at the farm he had lived at since age 9, and loved his John Deere tractors. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Gene was a member of the American Legion, Grange and Sno-Devils Snowmobile Club. He will be remembered as a man who never said no to his neighbors.
He is survived by his wife, Selinda Louise Cooley of St. Albans; a son, Charles E. Cooley and wife, Jenette, of Dixmont; three daughters, Priscilla "Patty" Roberts of Corinna, Phyllis Ellison and husband, John, of Etna and Judy Mahar and husband, Michael, of St. Albans; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Hattie Larrabee; a brother, Clifton; and a granddaughter, SueLynn Bolstridge.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with the Rev. Robert Herring officiating. Friends may call noon until the time of service. Burial will be at Nutter Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may leave written tributes at