February 17, 2020
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WILLIE M. FIFIELD

STONINGTON – Willie M. Fifield, 89, died April 13, 2009, at a Deer Isle health care facility. He was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Stonington, the son of Maurice and Vesta (Robbins) Fifield. Willie graduated from Stonington High School, and went to work at Webb Brothers grocery store. He loved playing guitar with friends at local dances. Willie served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II, mostly in the Pacific Theater, and reached the rank of technical sergeant. Before going overseas, he married Annie Douglas of Little Deer Isle. After the war, Willie took over Fifield Lobster Co. from his uncle, Allen Fifield, and ran it for more than 45 years. Willie was a member of Marine Lodge No. 122 AF & AM and an honorary life member of Rodney Stinson American Legion Post No. 102. In addition to his devoted wife of 65 years, Annie, he is survived by two sons, Wallace of Stonington and Royce and his wife, Karol, of Stonington; six grandchildren, Travis of Springfield, Mass., Misty and her partner, Rob, of Stonington, Christina and Cory of Deer Isle, Dustin and his wife, Jill, of Deer Isle, Kelley of Warren, R.I., and TJ Lane of Howland; four great-grandchildren, Tanner, Landon, Maddocks and MacKensie; a sister, Stella Billings of Stonington; a sister-in-law, Mary Hagen of Quincy, Mass.; and nephews, Harlan Billings of Stonington, Julian Douglass and Sonya of Deer Isle, Gary Douglass and Joanne of Deer Isle, and Nevin Hagen and Joyce of Weymouth, Mass. He was predeceased by his parents; and a niece, Larna Wellman. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 16. A funeral service will be celebrated 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 9 Thurlow’s Hill, Stonington. Interment with military honors will be at Mount Rest Cemetery, Stonington. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Island Nursing Home, Deer Isle.


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