Kenneth McAvey

Obituary of Kenneth Edwin McAvey

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Hermon – Kenneth E. McAvey, 90, passed in Bangor after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 30, 1931 in Boston, the son of Carl J. and Ethel L. (Page) McAvey. Kenneth attended Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston before attending Hermon High School, he then started working in the trucking industry where he made it his lifetime career.  He started out hauling for Mack Baking Company in the1950’s, then had a career hauling bread from Brewer to Portland for Nissen’s Bakery for over 30 years. Ken was an incredibly hard worker and an entrepreneur at heart. He created a number of businesses over the years to include SEN-CIT Limousines but the most successful was McAvey Transport Ltd. established in 1972 hauling U.S. Mail along with his storage trailer leasing business.  Ken always made sure his family was taken care of. His hobbies included boating at the family camp on Branch Lake and eating at Dysart’s Restaurant with his long time friend Sonny Jewett (recently deceased) but his pride and joy were his antique tractor trailer trucks. He was a member of The American Truck Historical Society as a part of The Pine Tree Chapter where he participated in many truck shows and tours locally and nationally. 

 

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Phyllis M. (Thayer) McAvey of Hermon; three children, Dale C. McAvey of Brewer, Sheryl Champagne and her husband, Terry of Mabank, Texas and Patti L. McAvey of Maine; three grandchildren, Lindsay Reznicek and her husband, Jason, Beau Champagne and Chelcie Shappy and her husband, Joe; two great grandchildren, Jase and Reese Reznicek. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lorenda Fowler in 2019.

 

Kenneth was very fond of his niece Marion and her husband John. He was often kept company by his friends Mike Hamel, driver Ernie and his partner Dottie and his pet kitties Kona and Hank. The family would like to thank all of the nurses, doctors and staff who were so kind to Ken and the family through the end of his life. He will be sadly missed. 

 

Family friends may visit 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor where a service honoring Kenneth’s life will be held at 1:00 PM as the visitation concludes. Burial will be at Puddledock Cemetery, Charleston and reception to follow after the burial at Dysart’s on BROADWAY in Bangor at 4PM. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to (The Pine Tree Chapter, Diane Munsey (207) 737-2997 - munsandi@gmail.com) Messages and memories may be shared with his family on the tribute wall of kileyandfoley.com.

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Friday
2
September

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, September 2, 2022
Kiley & Foley Funeral Service
299 Union St.
Bangor, Maine, United States
(207) 942-0392
Friday
2
September

Service Honoring Kenneth's Life

1:00 pm
Friday, September 2, 2022
Kiley & Foley Funeral Service
299 Union St.
Bangor, Maine, United States
(207) 942-0392

Burial & Reception

Burial will be immediately afterward at Puddledock Cemetery, Charleston and reception will follow at Dysarts on Broadway.
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