BRUNSWICK — Craig Calderwood Cunningham passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at the age of 93. Craig was born in Camden on Aug. 29, 1929, the son of Walter and Hester (Calderwood) Cunningham.

He attended Camden schools. Craig married the love of his life, Bea (Ingraham), in December 1947. Craig and Bea spent many happy years on Norton’s Pond in Lincolnville, Maine. He worked at JR Cianchette and Sons, which included working on Loring Air Force base, prior to moving to New York where they lived for many years. He worked for Jim Shepler and Del Higgins before relocating back to Cundy’s Harbor, Maine, in 1984 and working for Harry Crooker and then the City of Bath, after which he retired.

Craig had a passion for airplanes and flew for many years as a hobby. He had many wonderful stories about his adventures that he loved to share. He and Bea were members of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) Ground Observer Corps program which he was very proud of. He enjoyed his retirement traveling, entertaining visitors, and visiting with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He and Bea had a fabulous trip to Scotland which was special to them as their ancestors were from there.

Craig is survived by his daughter, Carolan Lee Rasmussen, and his son, Craig (wife Patti Cunningham); grandchildren Craig (Skipper) and Michelle Cunningham, Tammy Harley, Amanda, Jeff and Chantelle Best, Amie Cunningham and Jennifer Coombs, Shawna French Arshi, Rush and Danielle French, Benaiah and Ann French, Adam and Anne Brereton French, Erin and Joel and Janelle Rasmussen; great-grandchildren Nathan Harley, Cassie, James and Hannah Cunningham, Sierra, Colby, Vivian, Oliver and Hendrix Best, Gabriella, Zacharia, twins Abigail and Daniella, Michael and Rafael Arshi, Rhea and Bryan French, Liana and Sophia Garry, Maisy, Ethan and Emily, Garrison and Lily French, Oliver and Imogene French and Marlon and Isaac Rasmussen; and great-great-grandchildren Jaxon Cunningham and Benaiah French. Craig is also survived by his niece Vicki and Armand Lesmerises, and several cousins, grand-nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Bea; his brother Glenwood Cunningham and his sister Mary Jane Carter; his sisters-in-law Dorothy Mills and Mona Ingraham; his son-in-law Jeffrey Rasmussen; and his nephew Josh Mills.

The family extends special thanks to the wonderful staff at Horizon’s Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick as well as CHANS Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cundy’s Harbor Fire Department, 837 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, ME, 04079. Condolences may be made online at