GRAND LAKE STREAM – Hazen “George” Bagley Jr., 68, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Mass General Hospital in Boston, with his family by his side. George was born Sept. 22, 1945, in Princeton, son of the late Hazen and Marion (Robb) Bagley Sr., and was proud to have been raised in “Grand Lake Stream Maine America.”
He was a lifelong Registered Maine Guide, caretaker, canoe builder, and was employed by the Lea family on Munson Island for 35 years. George enjoyed all his fishing, hunting, and camp adventures with his sons, family, friends, and the people he guided over the years, many whom became lifelong friends. The last few years he could be found at home tending his garden, and rooting for and cursing the Red Sox with his animal companions Jasper, Shadow, Bud, and Chance.
In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his sister, Mary Lou Bagley Thornton; a special daughter-in-law, Karen Bagley and her son, Matthew Bagley; and in-laws, George and Barbara Sturtevant. Surviving is his wife Michele (Yates) Bagley; a sister, Kay Bagley Cochran and husband, Lyman, of Waite; a brother-in-law, Royce “Irman” Thornton of Baileyville; three sons, John Bagley and his wife, Crystal, of Eddington, Hazen “Dean” Bagley and his wife, Ellen, of Grafton, Mass., and Derick Johnson of Auburn, Mass.; two granddaughters, Amanda Bagley of Eddington, and Ashley Doten-Bagley and her husband, Jeremy, of Carmel; a grandson Paul Barker of Grafton, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Zoey, Jordan, Alex, Willard “June Bug,” Morgan, Kayleigh, and Clara; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; father-in-law, Alton Mickey Yates of Grand Lake Stream and Lee; sisters-in-law, Debra Blash of Baileyville, and Toni Williams and husband, Rocky, of Grand Lake Stream; and brothers-in-law, Jay Yates and wife, Debbie, of Grafton, Mass., David Yates and wife, Janice, of Shrewsbury, Mass., Scott Yates and wife, Angel, of Grand Lake Stream, and Alton Yates and wife, Liz, of Springfield.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Village Cemetery, Grand Lake Stream. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in George’s memory to a local animal shelter or local food pantry. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.