ASHLAND – Arthur C. Sutherland, 84, of Ashland, died Oct. 5, 2013, at a Presque Isle health care facility. He was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Ashland, a son of the late Harold and Cassie (Bragdon) Sutherland.
He served with the Air Force during the Korean War and was a life member of LeBlanc-Junkins VFW Post No. 9699. He worked with the Town of Ashland for over 20 years.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene (LaRochelle) Sutherland of Ashland; four sons, Harold Sutherland and his wife, Holly, of Penacook, N.H., John Sutherland and his fiancée Tammie Lee Profit, of Lubec, Arthur Sutherland and his wife, Heather, of Ashland, and Earl Sutherland of Thomaston; one sister, Maurine Michaud and her husband, Lawrence, of Bangor; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Arthur was predeceased by his brother, Curtis Sutherland.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at St. Marks Catholic Church, Ashland. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, at St. Marks Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will be at Ashland Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home, formerly Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arthur’s name may be made to: LeBlanc-Junkins VFW Post No. 9699, P.O. Box 318, Ashland, ME 04732. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com.