CAMDEN — It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of Todd Proctor, 63, of Camden. He passed away June 19, 2022, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

He is survived by his brother, Woody Proctor of Camden; sister, Jayme E. Proctor of South Portland; his aunts, Nancy Greenleaf and Betsy Nidecker; and several cousins. He is predeceased by his mother and father and loving grandparents.

Todd was born Oct. 29, 1958, to Patricia I. Proctor and Peter W. Proctor in Boston, Mass.

Todd grew up in Westborough, Mass. He graduated from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Mass., in 1977, with a focused study in culinary arts. It was in high school he discovered his natural talent and passion for cooking. After graduating from Assabet, he moved away from New England and pursued his culinary career in the southwest of the U.S. Todd eventually left the corporate environment and moved to Baja, Mexico, where he owned and operated an outdoor beachfront pizza restaurant for many years. In the late 1990s, Todd moved to Portland where he owned and operated various restaurants.

Todd eventually ended his chef career and left the city life for a new role to pursue gardening, discover new hobbies, interests, and commune with the natural world. His love of nature enticed him to move to rural Maine and live a simpler life. Todd was a free spirit who loved the ocean, art, the Baja of Mexico, camping, women, the outdoors, music, creativity, entrepreneurship and learning new things.

We’d like to recognize and honor Todd’s big, loving heart which he expressed through the abundance of food he proudly served.

There will be no services.