TOPSHAM – Arthur L. McEntee, 71, passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2014, at Mid Coast Hospital after a long illness. He was born Aug. 12, 1942, to Beatrice and Dolan McEntee, in Lisbon Falls.
Arthur graduated from Lisbon High School in 1960. He received a B.S. from the University of Maine at Machias and a Master’s degree from the University of Maine at Orono. After college, he married Marilyn Cummings of Salisbury Cove and lived and taught in several Maine communities including Waterville, Oakland and Bath. He and Marilyn were married for 48 eight years and had two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa.
Arthur taught at Casco Bay College and moved on to teach at the University of Maine at Machias for 11 years where he was the Chair of the Professional Studies Division. Throughout his career he was the president of many different professional organizations and sat on many different boards. After he retired from his 35 year teaching career, he was the Administrator at the Plant Memorial Home in Bath.
Arthur and his wife shared a love of travel and enjoyed trips to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii and Central America. He also enjoyed trips up and down the Maine Coast and taking pictures of the scenery. He loved the theater, attending concerts and reading, especially books by Maine authors. He was known for his sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with family and long-time friends whenever he could.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Marilyn McEntee of Topsham; two sisters, Carole McEntee of Yarmouth, and Faye McEntee of Topsham; two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa McEntee of Wilton; and a niece, Katrina Kimball of Trenton.
A celebration of Arthur’s life will be held 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing Street, Brunswick, with visiting to be held noon until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to local charities. To share your thoughts with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.