MILLINOCKET – Bryant C. Whirty, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at a Millinocket health care facility. He was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Millinocket, son of Vincent H. and Vera R. (Berry) Whirty.
Bryant grew up in Millinocket, and was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1941. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bryant worked for 40 years in the state of New York for Consolidated Edison Electric Co., retiring in 1985. After retirement, Bryant moved home to Millinocket, where he has lived for the past 27 years. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 1521, Millinocket; Donald V. Henry Post No. 80 of American Legion; and Francis Elliot Post No. 4154 of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Bryant was a workaholic and enjoyed being busy. Always a handyman, he enjoyed doing odd jobs in his spare time, especially carpentry work.
Bryant is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jean (Pye) Whirty of Millinocket; two children, Edward Whirty and wife, Pat, of Atlantic Beach, N.C., and Robert Whirty of Millinocket; three grandchildren, Ryan, Nathan and Kelly; brother, Clyde Whirty of Canton, Conn.; two sisters, Betty Budreau, and Jean Plourde and husband, Harold, all of Millinocket; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold; and two sisters, Dorothy Grinstead and Roberta McLaughlin. The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Katahdin Health Care, Millinocket, for the wonderful, loving care given to Bryant during his time spent there.
Graveside services, with military honors will be held in the springtime at Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Bryant may be sent to Millinocket Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 898, Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com.