Alston Bliss Deering

Posted June 30, 2014, at 6:01 p.m.

ORIENT – Mr. Alston Bliss Deering, 89, died Sunday, June 29th, 2014, at a Houlton health care facility. He was born March 28, 1925 in Orient, the son of Bliss and Vellis (Peters) Deering.

He was a graduate of Danforth High School, class of 1943 and was the past president of the Danforth Alumni Association. He lived his entire life in Orient, where he worked as a self employed trucker and carpenter. Alston was a 62 year member and past master of the Baskahegan Lodge #175, the Commandary and the Anah Shriners.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Daisy, and her 3 children, Barbara Gray and her husband, Colin, Linda Kinney and her husband, Alan and Everett Lee and his wife, Cindy; a sister, Alta Sommerville; s special nephew, Robert Sommerville and his wife, Kathy; several nieces, nephews and many close friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marion Presley.

A special thank you to Dr. Ted Sussman for all his compassionate care.

A graveside committal service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 7th at the Orient Cemetery with Baskahegan Lodge #175 conducting services. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the charity of your choice. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit