CARIBOU – Harry N. Kearney, 90, died April 20, 2009, in Caribou. He was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Bangor, son of the late Harry and Katherine (Hooper) Kearney. In 1935 Harry obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy. Mr. Kearney served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theatre and was a member of Lister-Knowlton Post No. 9389 VFW. In May 1942 he married Louise Proctor Ward. Mr. Kearney was a retired Maine game warden, serving in various districts in Maine for more than 32 years. He also served as supervisor of Baxter State Park for several years, as well as being an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for 14 years. Mr. Kearney was a faithful member of Caribou United Baptist Church and was an active member of Caribou Lodge No. 170 AF & AM, where he was a past master and also served as the secretary for many years. He was a member of Anah Temple Shrine and was a member and past worthy patron of Elizabeth Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Harry will be remembered for his passion and love of the outdoors. He was a registered Maine guide and also taught the Maine guide class for more than 20 years. He was an expert fly tier, canoe builder, fly-fisherman and storyteller. His larger than life personality, his sense of humor, his generosity and his compassion for others will be fondly remembered by many. Mr. Kearney was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Surviving, in addition to his wife of more than 67 years, Louise, of Caribou, are his two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Kearney Aishton and her husband, Richard, of Farmington and Colleen Kearney Graffam and her husband, Stephen, of Westbrook; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Mr. Kearney was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Madelyn Kearney; a brother, Harold; and a sister, Madelyn. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Caribou United Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Burden officiating. Interment will be late in the spring at Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery. After the service all are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshment in the church dining area. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Kearney may do so through Caribou United Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. For an online register, please go to