Kevin A. Willey

Oct 09, 2017
Kevin Willey

Bristol — Kevin A. Willey, 54, died unexpectedly as a result of a motorcycle accident in Waldoboro Oct. 5, 2017. He was born July 20, 1963, in Rockland to Russell L. Willey Jr. and Gloria Colpritt-Willey. Kevin grew up in Tenants Harbor and attended local schools.

He began fishing at a very early age, and worked as a commercial fisherman for the rest of his life. He worked as merchant marine for a couple of years and then went back to commercial fishing in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank and Alaska. He felt at home on the sea, the sea was in his blood. He loved building nets and mending them as a twine man.

Kevin lived his life the way he wanted. He was a friend to all. He was a kind and authentic Mainer who would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He enjoyed going to Celtic games and concerts with his longtime companion, Storm Hildebrandt. He loved his big kitty, Little Boy.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling in Madawaska, storytelling, motorcycling and going on trips with Storm. He was such a happy-go-lucky man who enjoyed many hobbies. His grandson, Thomas, loved calling him Grandpa Willey — he took such pride in being a grandfather. To know Kevin was to love Kevin.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Russell Willey, sister Helene Davis and by his cat, Block.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Storm Hildebrandt, of Bristol; daughter Hannah Willey and her companion, Tom Testaverde, of Gloucester, Mass.; grandson Thomas Testaverde of Gloucester, Mass.; sisters Tammy Willey and her companion, Stephen Adams, of Tenants Harbor, Jill Ross of Warren; brothers Ronald Davis and his wife, Thea, of Rochester,N.H., Trever Davis of Tenants Harbor, Tim Ward of Augusta; stepfather Melvin Davis of Tenants Harbor.

A service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. at the Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. A reception will immediately follow the service at the American Legion, 524 Waldoboro Road, Damariscotta.

Should friends desire, contributions may mailed to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556. For questions about your gift to LCAS, call 449-1366, ext. 2, or email

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Arrangements are with Hall Funeral Home and Tribute Center, Waldoboro.

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