MILO – Cedric Mayo Hamlin Jr. passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, surrounded by his family. Cedric was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Milo, son of Cedric Hamlin Sr. and Hera Moore Hamlin.
He served his country during World War II as a Navy signalman seaman second class. Cedric was a member of Joseph Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41. He worked for Bangor Hydro Co. as a lineman, foreman and line superintendent for 41 years. Cedric’s lasting legacy and favorite place was his camp at Schoodic Lake, which he built in 1957. He served as road commissioner for Norway Point Association, tended the gates for Schoodic Lake and enjoyed 54 summers at the lake. He was an avid hunter and the unluckiest fisherman ever. He had great fun feeding the chipmunks and hummingbirds as he watched his children and grandchildren grow. He always told the grandchildren of his morning swim across the lake and back – underwater. The camp at Norway Point was his proudest achievement, his great source of enjoyment, and a place he found peace and serenity among family and friends.
Cedric is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn; sons, Peter and his wife, Christine, Tony and his wife, Denise, Michael, and Matthew and his wife, Gina; and daughter, Maria and her partner, Jeannine, and her daughter, Kelsey. Cedric will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Casey, Lauren, Brooke and husband, James Phinney, Lindsay and husband, Eric Hanson, Drew, and Kate. Other special family members were adopted grandchildren, Gerard Turgeon, and Keri Chase and her husband, Troy, and their children, Claire and Sophia. Cedric leaves behind two sisters, Norma Black, and Edith Strout and husband, Clarence; brother-in-law, Percy Doucette and wife, Nancy; and sister-in-law, Rose "Mitt" Doucette of Arizona. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. In addition, he considered Jensen and Sheilah Bissell members of his family. Cedric was a good and kind man who leaves an exceptionally close family. His strength, courage and good humor will comfort them in the days ahead. He was predeceased by a brother, Edward W. Hamlin.
A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Milo. There will be a reception after at Pleasant Park Community Center. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Norway Point Association, care of Diane Bowden, 18 Wood St., Bangor, ME 04401.