Ellsworth "Willy" Hathaway
Ellsworth (Willy) Cuvier Hathaway, 87, died Sept. 21, 2012.
He was born in Rumford on July 4, 1925, to Lester W. and Ismay Jackson Hathaway of Bryant Pond. He entered the U.S. Navy his junior year in high school, 1943, and served in the South Pacific on a minesweeper, returning home in 1946, and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1947.
He married Joyce Cummings in that same year and they had four children, Brian E., who died in 1957, Karen and husband, Denis Fortier, Keene, N.H., Jane Hathaway and Myles Silverman, Las Cruces, N.M., and David L. and wife, Sumi Hathaway, Fayetteville, N.C.; and seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He loved his children very much and reminisced over the great times we had camping with them, and usually a few nieces and nephews joined them.
He and his wife built and owned Hathaway’s Country Store in Locke Mills for 25 years and then moved to South Woodstock, where he started a sawmill, which he ran for several years. He moved to West Paris in 2004. He liked working with wood and enjoyed wood carving of birds and other things. He liked traveling and covered all but four states in his motorhome, often taking his sister, Alice, and Ken McInnis with them, and one time Bev and Dick Melville. He really loved these times and often wished he were able to travel more.
He was a member of the Locke Mills Union Church, Jackson Silver Post American Legion and the Greenwood Historical Society
He is survived by three sisters, Alice McInnis, Lois Day and Ann Bickford; and one brother, John. He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Brian; and two brothers, Terence and Alton; and a sister, Beatrice Judkins.
At Willy’s request, no visiting hours or services will be held. Private services will be held for the family at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Locke Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 147, Greenwood, ME 04255, or to a charity of your choice.