VEAZIE – James R. Hosmer, 72, passed away Oct. 15, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 12, 1941, in York, the son of Harold and Mary (Pigeon) Hosmer.
James grew up in Kittery and graduated from the Robert W. Traip Academy in 1959. He attended the University of Maine, Orono, and in the early sixties went to work at the Maine Dept. of Transportation as a construction engineer. James chose to never retire, he loved his job, the people he worked with and in 2012 was awarded Employee of the Month which he was very proud of. He had numerous hobbies such as, hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, gardening and he was a member of the Veazie Salmon Club. James also was interested in the study of mushrooms and took several courses on them. His love of nature helped sustain him through his illness. He and his wife traveled much of the U.S. including Hawaii and had been to New Zealand as well.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Anne Hosmer of Veazie; his son, Scott Hosmer and his companion, Shanna Goodine, of Veazie; his daughter, Susan Nwosh; a stepson, Michael Gross and his wife, Colleen, of Verona Island; his stepdaughter, Heather Strang and her husband, Jay, of Bangor; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a brother, Stephen Hosmer and his wife, Nancy, of Arizona; four nieces and nephews; and special friends, Louise and Stanley Smith. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Hosmer.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., where services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Karen Dresser officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor. Gifts in his memory may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, Lafayette Family Cancer Center, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.