PRESQUE ISLE – Linwood W. “Duke” Elliott Jr., 68, passed away early Thursday morning, April 18, 2013, at The Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle. He was born Dec. 7, 1944, in Bangor, the son of Linwood W. Sr. and Phyllis (Salley) Elliott.
“Duke” served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He trained and raced horses in his early years, and then worked many years for New England Telephone Co. as an equipment installer. He was a proud member of the Union International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a member of Presque Isle Elks Club.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Guerrette) Elliott of Presque Isle; a daughter, Lynnette Elliott of Orlando, Fla.; a son, Troy Cunningham of DeLeon Springs, Fla.; a granddaughter, Josslyn Elliott; two sisters, Salley Rayes of Lisbon and Terri Donovan and her husband, Bill, of Gilmanton, N.H.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A note of thanks to his friends, family and union brothers for all their support during his illness, with a special thanks to Richard Kidney of Presque Isle. He was predeceased by his parents; and his stepfather, Ralph Denafio.
Family and friends may call 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Reception immediately after at Presque Isle Elks Club. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Corinthian Cemetery, East Corinth. Donations may be in his memory to Presque Isle Elks Club, 508 Main St., Presque Isle, ME 04769; American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701; or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.