CAMDEN – Earl Hurd Deane, 92, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport. Born at home in Northport, he was the son of Roscoe Hurd and Hazel Ada (Morse) Deane.
He attended schools in Northport and at the age of 13 moved to his grandfather’s farm in Rockport, graduating from Rockport High School in 1937. Earl worked for several years at Buzzell Lumber Co. until 1941 when he was drafted. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. While dining at Whitcomb’s Cafe, Belfast, he met the love of his life, Muriel "Dolly" Dakin, who was from Searsport. They were married Nov. 27, 1947, in Winterport and moved to Camden. For 38 years Earl was employed by New England Telephone Co., having started as a lineman, taught workmen and retired as a supervisor. As a supervisor he traveled statewide, where he met many new friends and acquaintances. He was member of American Legion Post in Camden for more than 50 years. A former 50-plus year member of Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden, Earl had faithfully served as a deacon and secretary. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Camden.
Surviving are his six children, Jerry Deane of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Earlene Corey and her husband, Steve, of Swanville, William Deane and his wife, Carol, of Cushing, David Deane and his wife, Karyn, of Warren, Donna Doherty and her husband, Ron, of Camden and Randy Deane and his wife, Bonnie, of Appleton; 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Deane of Northport; a sister, Barbara Riley and her husband, Pete, of Florida; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Muriel "Dolly" Deane, who died Feb. 18, 2009.
Calling hours will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 164 Cobb Road, Camden. Burial will be held at Seaview Cemetery, Rockport. Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Deane family by visiting their book of memories at