MILLINOCKET – Allister M. Embleton, 95, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at a Dover Foxcroft health care facility. He was born March 23, 1917, in Millinocket, the son of Melvin J. and Fannie H. (Carter) Embleton.
A lifelong resident of Millinocket, Allister was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1935. He worked for Great Northern Paper Company, and during World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, mostly with the Army Corps of Engineers. After the war, Allister returned to Millinocket and to Great Northern, retiring in 1981. He loved working at the mill, and always maintained a passionate interest in papermaking and recalling time spent working at Great Northern. Allister was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Millinocket.
Allister is survived by a sister, Georgina Ferguson of Millinocket; five special nieces, Elizabeth “Betty” Maple and her husband, Paul, of Ashland, Wis., Mary Jacobs of Millinocket, Harriet Daisey of Millinocket, Harriet Eddy of Brownville Junction, and Laurie MacDonald of Waterville; and many additional relatives. Allister will also be remembered by his many friends around town, with whom he shared many good times at the Appalachian Trail Cafe and the Scootic Inn, especially his good neighbors, Scott and Marsha Gonya of Millinocket. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriet (Boddy) Embleton; and a sister, Elizabeth “Bessie” Embleton Boddy.
After cremation, a memorial service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Levering Sherman, pastor, presider. Interment will be at Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Allister may be sent to Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at