John Rogers Jennings
John Rogers Jennings passed away peacefully Friday, July 26, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a brief battle with cancer. He was 58.
John was born April 3, 1955, in Belfast, the youngest of four children of the late Capt. George Henry Jennings Jr. of Northport and the late Gwendolyn McKay Jennings of Camden.
John is survived by his siblings, George Henry Jennings III of Camden, Jannetta McKay Jennings of Washington, and Thomas Jeffrey Jennings of Houston, Texas; nephews Charles Andrew (Andy) Mathieson of Tenants Harbor and Allen Lee Mathieson of Round Pond and niece Madeleine McKay Jennings of Brooklyn, N.Y.; aunt Iris Dougherty of Camden and uncle Richard K. Jennings, Md. of Brunswick; cousins Anne Hazeltine Shaw of Belfast, Jane Edson Shaw of Boscawen, N.H., Thomas W. McKay III and Kathryn (Kimi) McKay of Camden, Susannah Hailey Jennings of Winthrop, Mass., Nathaniel Hills Jennings of Appalachin, N.Y., Luther Burbank Jennings of Townsend, Del., Rebeccah Burbank Jennings of Boston, and Angus Gregory Jennings of Concord, Mass.; several great nieces and nephews; and many friends.
John attended elementary schools in Belfast and Camden, and Hyde School in Bath. He lived in Maine and Brookline, Mass., for many years, and spent his last three years in Bucksport. He worked as a caregiver for the elderly, and as a house painter and carpenter. John loved people and was a friend to all. He inherited his father’s knack for telling stories and charming those around him. He never let the facts get in the way of a good story. He will be missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank all of those who helped John through his last difficult days. Thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of Grant 6 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for their extraordinary care in treating John. Thanks also to the many people in Bucksport who extended a helping hand to John in his time of need. Special thanks to Pastor Peter Remick and members of the congregation at the Franklin Street Methodist Church in Bucksport who were especially helpful to John in the past year.
A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 2, at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franklin Street Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1727, Bucksport, ME, 04416 to support its community needs programs.