PRESQUE ISLE – Richard “Dick” Clukey, 62, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Dick was born May 30, 1950, in Presque Isle, son of Clyde and Bertha (Ferland) Clukey.
Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly during the Vietnam War, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Chelsea, Mass. After returning home from the Navy, Dick worked as a service manager for Carroll’s Auto Sales and Dead River Co. In 1984, with his family, he opened Clukey’s Auto Supply where he worked for many years. Dick was a member of Trinity Masonic Lodge and Anah Shriners. He was also a founding member of Anah Indy unit, and was a member of the American Legion. He will also be remembered for his love of fishing and hunting, and times spent at Squa Pan and St. Froid Lakes.
Dick is survived by his siblings and their spouses, Barbara and Stanley Plisga of Eddington, Tom and Gail Clukey of Presque Isle, and Cindy and Hubert Embelton of Hermon. In addition, he is survived by his niece and nephews, Kristen Perry and her family of Orrington, Matthew Packard and his family of Farmington, Jared Embelton of Boston, Kyle Rideout of Dover Foxcroft, and Jason Trask of Old Town. He will also be missed by special friends, Connie and Jim Bubar of Presque Isle and Shawn Hull of California. Dick was predeceased by his parents.
Friends and family may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday. A reception be after the services at the funeral home. Interment will take place 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s North Main Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s name may be made to Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769; or to Shriner’s Hospital, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402-0735. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at