Dr. Paul C. Fagan, a resident of Quarry Hill in Camden and Peaks Island, died very peacefully in the loving presence of family members on Dec. 10, 2009, at the age of 93.

A native of New Jersey and a lifelong summer resident of Peaks Island, Dr. Fagan graduated from St. Peter’s College, served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46, and earned his medical degree from Georgetown University in 1951. He married Marjorie Malay in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 16, 1952. Known as an exceptionally caring physician and key leader in the treatment of alcoholism, Dr. Fagan maintained a family practice for over 25 years, served as medical director of the Mountainside Hospital ATU in Montclair and president of the Little Hill Alina Lodge Foundation in Blairstown, N.J. In 1983 he was awarded Man of the Year by the National Council on Alcoholism for his research publications and patient treatment.

In 1986 Paul and his wife Marjorie retired to Yarmouth to be closer to their children and his cherished second home on Peaks Island. There was no place Paul loved more than the rocky beach of Hadlock’s Cove and the salty waters of Casco Bay where he enjoyed a lifetime of summers with his close group of childhood buddies and family.

His dedication as a physician was only surpassed by his faithful devotion to his family.

Married 57 years, Dr. Fagan was predeceased by his beloved Marjorie in 2006.

He is survived by his son, Paul J. Fagan and his wife, Robin, of Camden; his daughters, Maureen Gordon and her husband, Bob, of Camden, Katie Merrow and her husband, Jim, of South Portland and Patricia Fagan-Bilodeau and her husband, Paul, of Anchorage, Alaska; and eight grandchildren by whom he will always be remembered for his unconditional love, abundant generosity and gentle kindness, Hillary and Casey Gordon, Mary, Annie and Michael Fagan and Emily, Irene and Kevin Merrow.

He will be missed dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. followed by a reception at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Camden. The Rev. Mark Reinhardt will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friends of Casco Bay, 43 Slocum Drive, South Portland, ME 04106.

Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home in Camden.