April 06, 2020
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HANCOCK – Paul R. Clough, 81, died peacefully April 12, 2009, at home with family members at his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Blue Hill, to Robert and Mildred M. (Hooper) Clough. Paul attended Blue Hill schools and later married Helen M. Cough. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Snyder and became a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He then moved his family to Bar Harbor where they resided most of their lives. It was at that time he became a mechanic for Morang-Robinson and retired after 40 years. Not staying in retirement for long, he took a seasonal job and spent 19 years at Pirate’s Cove miniature golf as head of maintenance. Paul had a passion for being a woodsman from childhood straight through until his illness took over. He was also passionate about being a longtime Little League coach, member of First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor, wood carving, band manager for the band named “The Village Green,” fishing and hunting. He also served on the Bar Harbor planning board and served as chairman for Bar Harbor Water District. Paul was a devoted sports fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and UMaine athletics. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by his wife, Helen; sisters, Eleanor Keene and Donna Hamor; and nephew, Chuck Hamor. Surviving members include his companion, Freda Johnson; son, Jay and wife, Faith; half sisters, Jeanette and Sharon; brother-in-law, Charles Hamor; nieces and nephews, Barbara Hamblen, Roger Keene, Michael Keene, Jean Vance and Phyllis Leighton; grandchildren, Jayson, John, Jason, Brandon, Jaylene and Jayme; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Riley, Mia and Chandler; special great-niece and great-nephew, Katie and Kasey. Other very special family includes Meg Carroll, Steve Saflicki, Dan Herrick, Jeff Dorr and Heidi Young; special buddy, Caleb; surrogate granddaughter, Julianna Cleaves; and his dog, Scruffy. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of Paul’s caregivers. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor with Pastor Scott Records officiating. A scholarship fund has been set up in Paul’s memory. Scholarship donations may be made care of The First, 102 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

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