Harold C. Clossey Jr.
Camden — Harold “Tete De” Clark Clossey Jr., 72, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Pen Bay Medical Center. Born in Newport, New H.H. on April 18, 1940, he was the son of Harold C. and Lorena (Goodeill) and grew up in Eastport.
As a young person Harold developed a love of the ocean and enjoyed navigating the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay in rowboats and dories fishing from hand lines catching cod, pollock and haddock. He was a 1960 graduate of Shead Memorial High School in Eastport.
From 1961 to 1965, he very proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard, was stationed in Rockland, and spent time on Burnt Island, Matinicus Rock, and in Greenland. On Oct. 27, 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Judith A. Gardiner in Eastport. After his discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard, Harold worked several years for Henry Bohndell in Rockport where he learned the skill of making sails and rigging and was employed for the Camden Police Department as a patrol officer. For 33 years, he owned and operated Maine Sail located on Cobb Road in Camden designing and making sails, rigging, and canvas products throughout Midcoast Maine. He retired in 2005. He was a member of the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden.
Harold’s hobbies included writing poetry, hunting, snowmobiling, boating and fishing on fresh and salt water. He was very devoted to his loving family and loved spending time with them. He loved spending time with his family and friends at the cottage on Schoodic Lake.
Surviving is his beloved wife of 50 years, Judith Clossey of Camden; two children, Wanda Clossey of Mason, Ohio; Jeffrey Clossey and his wife, Christine and their children, Courtney and Katharine both of Camden; two sisters, Barbara Galen of Veazie; Peggy Boone and her husband, Ronald of Brewer; two brothers, Robert Clossey of Bangor; David Clossey and his wife, Cheryl of Calais; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Gardiner and his wife, Carolyn of Freeport; many nieces and nephews; and his loyal canine companion, Casey. He was predeceased by his brother, Russell Clossey and sister, Bonnie Christie.
The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 13 at the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden followed by burial at the Mountain View Cemetery. If desired, memorial gifts may be made to John Street United Methodist Church.
Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Clossey family by visiting their book of memories at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.