Kendall F. McLain

Jan 28, 2013
Kendall F. McLain

Owls Head — Kendall F. McLain, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after an extended illness.

Born in Rockland, July 20, 1945, he was the son of Alpheus K. and Bernice A. Munro McLain. Kendall grew up in Thomaston, where he attended local schools and was a 1963 graduate of Thomaston High School. Prior to being drafted into the United States Army, he worked as a carpenter with his uncle George McLain and at Petroski’s Filling Station, both in Thomaston. From 1965 to 1967, he served with the U.S. Army.

On July 23, 1966, he married Brenda M. Fogarty in Rockland. Following Kendall’s honorable discharge from the military, the couple made their home in Thomaston. Since 1971, they have resided in Owls Head.

On Jan. 1, 2008, he retired as an operations clerk, after 40 years employment with Central Maine Power Company.

The consummate outdoorsman, he was happiest when hunting, or riding his four wheeler. He particularly enjoyed spending time with friends and family at camp in Greenfield. Woodworking, building and repairing guns and daily visits with his buddies at Torpaka’s Gun Shop, were other favorite pastimes for Kendall. He was also an avid reader.

He was a long-time member of the American Legion in Waterville, and a life member of both the Rockland Lodge of Elks No. 1008 and Knox County Fish & Game Association. He was a proud member of the Eye of the Hawk Muzzle Loaders, Knox County Fish and Game Association and the National Rifle Association.

Other than his parents Kendall was pre-deceased by his father-in-law, Robert H. Fogarty in 1982, a nephew, Douglas Mairs in 1971, and a cousin, Newell "Sonny" McLain in 2007.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, of 46 years; his son Lance K. McLain, both of Owls Head; his daughter, Amy R. McLain and her companion Matthew B. Nelson of South Thomaston; his grandson Andrew F. McLain, of Owls Head; his sister, Paulette M. Thompson and her husband Edgar of Augusta; a special niece Lisa B. Pinkham and her son Kendall A. Pinkham of Damariscotta; his mother-in-law, Helen Fogarty Wing; sister-in-law, Marion I. Makie and her husband Ronald, all of Owls Head; brother-in-law Robert C. Fogarty of Phoenix, Ariz.; as well as several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Inc., 51 U.S. Route One, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074, or the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta ME 04330.

To share a memory or story with Kendall’s family, please visit his online Book of Memories at

Comments (3)
Posted by: mary l pushaw | Feb 02, 2013 15:10

so sorry for your loss.

                                            Karen Penney

Posted by: WILLIAM ANDERSON | Jan 29, 2013 12:46

So sorry for your loss, Brenda.  I was stunned to see his obituary.  God bless you and keep you during this very sad time.  Cindy Anderson

Posted by: Ivan Stone | Jan 28, 2013 09:53

Will always remember the good times during school and having you as friends during our children's growing up years.  May God Bless you all.  Janis

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