Carlton L. Haley


AUGUSTA – Carlton L. Haley, 87, a resident of the Maine Veterans’ Home and formerly of the Lake Auburn Town House in Auburn, died early Sunday, April 30, at the Augusta General Hospital.

He was born in Richmond, on Aug. 14, 1918, a son of Jesse L. and Eva (Noyes) Haley. He was educated in Auburn schools, graduated from Edward Little High School in 1937, and remained a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a veteran of the military, having served his country in the Army during World War II. Mr. Haley worked for about 14 years as a typesetter for Tufts Bros., until they closed. He and his brother, Ed, ran the American Gas Station on Court Street next to the Baptist Church. They later relocated to East Auburn to own and operate the Amoco station there. He then worked in sports field and sports complex maintenance for Bowdoin College, until his retirement in 1983. He worked grounds crew for the football program, the baseball program as well as driving the Zamboni to resurface the ice for the college’s hockey program.

He was a member of the East Auburn Mens’ Club and was a charter member and one of the founders of the East Auburn Little League, the first little league program in Lewiston-Auburn. He was an avid sports fan who loved golfing, candlepin bowling, horse shoes and playing cribbage.

He leaves a daughter, Donna L. Clark and her husband, Peter, of Leeds; a son, Donald E. Haley Sr. and his wife, Kathy Haley, of Danville; nine grandchildren, Bohnny Sturtevant of Lancaster, Ohio, Wanda Chadbourne and her husband, John, of Leeds, Kevin Sturtevant and his wife, Coreen, of Worthington, Ohio, Lori Richardson and her husband, Dennis, of Turner, Craig Sturtevant and his wife, Shelley, of Lewiston, Donald Haley Jr. and his wife, Leslie, of Hawaii, Shawna Vaillancourt and her husband, John, of Lewiston, Russell Haley and his wife, Lisa, of England and Jonathan Haley and his wife, Vicky, of Lewiston; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward L. Haley and his wife, Mary, of Minot; and his former wife, the mother of his children, Norma M. Masse.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Alma Cheetham, Cora Greenlaw and Leora Nadeau; and a brother, Herbert Haley.