ALTON – Archie A. Fairbrother, 81, passed on peacefully at a Bangor Hospital, Oct. 2, 2013, surrounded by family. He was born June 18, 1932, in Plymouth.
Archie retired honorably from his career of 21 years with the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sargent. During his military career, he served with pride and honor, stationed throughout the U.S. and abroad, with his favorite place being here in Maine at Charleston Air Force Base. He also received his Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Maine at Orono. He was an avid member of several aviary and animal clubs as well as an avid horticulturist, specializing in orchids.
Archie was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Eugenia Fairbrother; a brother, George; sister, Helen; first wife, Charlotte; and a daughter, April-Jo. He is survived by a brother, Benjamin; sister, Erma; wife, Evarose; children, Charles, Michael, Diana, John, Yvette, Daniel, Therese, and Vincent; stepchildren, Russell III, Earl, and Suella; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room, 5th floor, 6th floor, and the Rev. Roland Nadeau for all the help and support.
Graveside services will be private for the family. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.