1919-2003

CASCO – Stanley Earl Wiley, 84, of Naples, died Sunday, Dec. 28 at the Casco Inn in Casco.

Born in Naples, June 12, 1919, to Joseph Henry Wiley and Myrtle Eva Bachelder, he was educated at the Naples Grammar School and graduated from Bridgton High School in 1938.

He worked locally for about a year. He then worked for Thomas Laughlin in Portland and then went on to work in the shipyard in South Portland.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II from 1943 to 1945. After getting out of the Navy, he worked as a mechanic at Harry Teague’s Garage and worked also as a custodian at the Naples School, until his father’s death in 1955. At that time his brother, Shirl, took over the family dairy farm and ran it for over 20 years. He then went to work for SAD 61 as a custodian. He retired as supervisor of buildings, grounds and transportation in 1993 after 23 years working for SAD 61 at Lake Region High School.

He cut and delivered stove wood to local summer camps and Naples area townspeople for over 50 years. Stanley was a volunteer fireman, school board member and PTA president for the Town of Naples. He was also a Scout master.

Stanley married Omez Pauline Alden on April 21, 1939 and they had three children. She passed away in 1950. He later married Edna Evelyn Viitala on Dec. 27, 1952 and they had two children. She passed away in 1994.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth and his wife, Carol Wiley of Wilton, Jerald Wiley of Buckfield and Allan and his wife, Diane Wiley of Naples; two daughters, Linda and her husband, Peter Olesen of Sterling Heights, Mich. and Sandra and her husband, William Spinella of Northboro, Mass.; and 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Bertha Wiley, a brother, Shirley Wiley and a daughter-in-law, Mary Brown Wiley.

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