Jeremy R. Philbrook
Vinalhaven — Jeremy Robert Warren Philbrook, 36, of Vinalhaven passed away suddenly Aug. 13, 2014.
He was the son of Barbara E. (Warren) Philbrook of Vinalhaven and the late Robert E. Sykes. On Aug. 15, 1989, he was adopted by Joby Philbrook Jr of Vinalhaven. He was a 1996 graduate of Vinalhaven High School.
Jeremy had two beautiful daughters with Jamie B. Ames, Caroline Anne, 16 and Ava Elizabeth, 9.
On Sept. 27, 2008, he married his best friend, Keeley L. McCarthy. His third daughter, Alice Lorraine was born Aug. 15, 2013. His “girls” were the sunshine in his life.
Jeremy was a lifelong resident of Vinalhaven. He loved all four seasons, even though he complained about the winter. He was a lover of the outdoors in all ways, especially lobstering in the waters around Vinalhaven and working in the woods cutting firewood. Listening to music was a passion. He enjoyed watching "Jeopardy," always wanting to keep score to see who could get the most questions right, he won most of the time.
His favorite saying was “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t tune-ah-fish!”
Surviving is his wife, Keeley L. McCarthy; his three daughters, Caroline Anne, Ava Elizabeth, and Alice Lorraine; his parents, Barbara and Joby Philbrook; brothers, Josh, Richard, and Robert Sykes; sisters, Lori Grover and Dot Sewall; his aunt, Linda Oxton; his mother and father-in-law, Greta and Mark McCarthy; a brother-in-law, John McCarthy and his wife, Alexandra; a sister-in-law, Laura McCarthy; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Robert E. Sykes and his uncle, Alvin Oxton.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. at Brown’s Head Cemetery with Bob Candage officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to the Jeremy Philbrook Children’s Fund, c/o Camden National Bank, P.O. Box 424 , Vinalhaven, ME 04863 or to the Vinalhaven Fisherman’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Sam Bickford, P.O. Box 718, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.
Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.