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Edward Burton Shorey

Date of Death: June 28, 2020

Date of Birth: July 2, 1938

Biography:

Brunswick- EDWARD BURTON SHOREY, 81, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON JUNE 28TH, 2020 AT MIDCOAST HOSPITAL IN BRUNSWICK WITH HIS CHILDREN BY HIS SIDE. 

ED WAS BORN JULY 2ND, 1938 IN VASSALBORO, THE SON OF CHAUNCEY BURTON SHOREY AND EDITH MAE (GILBERT) SHOREY.

HE GRADUATED FROM WINSLOW HIGH SCHOOL IN 1955 AT THE AGE OF 16.   HE PLAYED SEVERAL SPORTS IN HIGH SCHOOL BUT HIS FAVORITE WAS FOOTBALL. HE HELD SEVERAL JOBS THROUGHOUT HIS LIFETIME. HIS FIRST WAS WORKING FOR FRED RANCOURT OF RANCOURT'S FARM IN VASSALBORO.  HE WORKED FOR MAINE BREEDING CORP FOR A FEW YEARS. HE ALSO OWNED HIS OWN DAIRY FARM IN BROOKS.  HE THEN WORKED IN CONSTRUCTION UNTIL HE BOUGHT HIS WOODWORKING BUSINESS, MUSCONGUS WOOD PRODUCTS, IN WALDOBORO. HE MADE BUTCHER BLOCK TABLES, COUNTERTOPS, and CUTTING BOARDS, ETC, WHICH HE SOLD THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND. HE STARTED WORKING FOR BATH IRON WORKS IN 1978 AS A TINSMITH UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 2001.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, ED'S FAMILY WAS EVERYTHING TO HIM. HE LOVED THEM WITH HIS WHOLE HEART.  HE WAS AT EVERY BIRTHDAY PARTY, GRADUATION AND FAMILY GATHERING.  HE THOUROUGHLY ENJOYED GOLFING, FISHING, HUNTING AND NATURE. HE WAS AN AVID COUNTRY DANCER IN THE NINETIES.

HE WAS PREDECEASED BY HIS PARENTS AND HIS SISTER, ELEANOR GETCHELL OF VASSALBORO.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS ADORING CHILDREN, ERIC OF GARDINER, ALLEN AND WIFE MOLLY OF LISBON, JULIE AND HUSBAND DAVID OF LISBON, LISA AND FIANCE TOBEY OF NORRIDGEWOCK, MARK AND WIFE JULIE OF BANGOR; HIS BROTHER ERNEST SHOREY AND WIFE BEVERLY, AND HIS SISTER ETHEL MURPHY, ALL OF PORTLAND; 14 GRANDCHILDREN, 13 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

Donations can be made in Ed’s memory to: MOFGA, P.O. Box 170, Unity, ME  04988

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

 

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