Eric Christian Montgomery Sr., 37, died Dec. 26, 2009, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after a long battle with a lung disease he acquired from a childhood swimming accident. He was born April 23, 1972, in Rockland, a son of Lorraine Montgomery.

Eric enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed the outdoors and sharing the experiences with his wife and sons.

Eric was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Woods in 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Nicole Dixon Montgomery of Warren; his mother, Lorraine Montgomery of Waldoboro; his sons, Eric Montgomery Jr. and Dwight, Christian and Chase, all of Warren; his grandchildren, Eric Montgomery III and Erica Montgomery, both of Warren; his sisters, Lisa Holmes and her husband, Vern, of Nobleboro and Bernadine Pozerycki of Waldoboro; his brother, Matthew Woods of Waldoboro; his stepfather, Reginald Montgomery of St. George; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, Jan. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Union.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waldoboro.