James Richard Kilfoyle


Eliot – James Richard Kilfoyle, 76, of Hanscom Road in Eliot, died on Jan. 3, at his home.

He was born in Schenectady, N.Y., on Aug. 11, 1930, a son of Frank and Doris (Trafton) Kilfoyle.

He attended local schools in Schenectady until his teen years, when he moved to Maine and made his home in Sanford, where he attended and graduated from Sanford High School.

After high school he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.

He met and enjoyed over 25 years of marriage to his loving wife, Shirley (Kneeland) Kilfoyle until her death in 1981.

He graduated from the apprenticeship program at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which began his 33 year career on the shipyard. He retired as an inspector in the quality control department.

An avid out-of-doorsman, he enjoyed all types of fishing, including freshwater, ice and an occasional trip salt water fishing. He also enjoyed time spent hunting especially at his camp.

In the late 1960s, he purchased a camp on Square Pond, an area he had spent many summers at and enjoyed. Over the years camp became a wonderful place to enjoy time spent with family, fishing and building relationships with the many other camps close by that have lasted a lifetime.

He often enjoyed trips to Foxwoods, by bus or with close friends, often just enjoying the trip with friends as much as the activities at Foxwoods.

He is survived by his loving family, a daughter, Donna Kilfoyle; a son, Steven Kilfoyle, and his wife, Doreen and their children, Garrett and Nolan; a special friend, Joanne Westman of South Berwick; and a brother, Norman Kilfoyle of Kingston, N.Y.