Harold C. Clossey Jr.

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, at 8:03 p.m.

CAMDEN – Harold “Tete De” Clark Clossey Jr., 72, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. at Pen Bay Medical Center. Born April 18, 1940, in Newport, N.H., he was the son of Harold C. and Lorena (Goodeill), and grew up in Eastport.

As a young person Harold developed a love of the ocean and enjoyed navigating the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay in rowboats and dories, fishing from hand lines catching cod, pollock and haddock. He was a 1960 graduate of Shead Memorial High School, Eastport. From 1961 to 1965, he very proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard, was stationed in Rockland and spent time on Burnt Island, Matinicus Rock, and in Greenland. On Oct. 27, 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Judith A. Gardiner in Eastport. After his discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard, Harold worked several years for Henry Bohndell in Rockport, where he learned the skill of making sails and rigging, and was employed for Camden Police Department as a patrol officer. For 33 years he owned and operated Maine Sail, Cobb Road, Camden, designing and making sails, rigging and canvas products throughout Mid-Coast Maine. He retired in 2005. He was a member of John Street United Methodist Church, Camden. Harold’s hobbies included writing poetry, hunting, snowmobiling, boating and fishing on fresh and salt water. He was very devoted to his loving family and loved spending time with them. He loved spending time with his family and friends at the cottage on Schoodic Lake.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 50 years, Judith Clossey of Camden; two children, Wanda Clossey of Mason, Ohio, and Jeffrey Clossey and his wife, Christine, and their children, Courtney and Katharine, both of Camden; two sisters, Barbara Galen of Veazie and Peggy Boone and her husband, Ronald, of Brewer; two brothers, Robert Clossey of Bangor and David Clossey and his wife, Cheryl, of Calais; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Gardiner and his wife, Carolyn, of Freeport; many nieces and nephews; and his loyal canine companion, Casey. He was predeceased by his brother, Russell Clossey; and sister, Bonnie Christie.

The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden, with burial after the service at Mountain View Cemetery. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to John Street United Methodist Church. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Clossey family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.

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