WINTHROP – Henry Edward Diamond, 77, of Winthrop, passed away with his family by his side, peacefully at the home of his son, Saturday, April 25, after a brief illness.

Hank was born in Winthrop, March 27, 1932, the son of David and Catherine (Cressey) Diamond. He was a 1950 graduate of Winthrop High School and was attending the University of Maine when he entered the U.S. Army in 1953. He served during the Korean War and was part of the early nuclear weapons testing. Hank married Ann Tucker on May 1, 1954, in Winthrop. When he returned from the service, he attended the University of Southern Maine and started to work for Central Maine Power. His career with CMP spanned 37 years and included service in Augusta and later at the Lewiston hydro-electric plant at Gulf Island Station.

His hobbies included cross-country skiing, coin collecting, bicycling, photography, travel, dining out, electronics, house plants, music and movies.

Henry spent the last two months battling cancer while staying at the home of his son, Robert, in Wayne. He greatly appreciated the special attention he got from Robert, Roxanne and Sarah. He also looked forward to the visits from the nurses from Health Reach Hospice and “Nerd” the cat who moved into his room. Frequent visits from family members also brightened his days and his visit from the Rev. Don Hegeman was greatly appreciated by Henry and his family.

He is survived by his sons, David Diamond of Gardiner, Christopher Diamond and his wife, Charlene, of Turner and Robert Diamond and his fiancé, Roxanne Rousseau, of Wayne; his daughters, Bonnie Diamond and her fiancé, Bruce Lindemann, of Winthrop, Deborah Morgan and her husband, David, of Litchfield and Patricia Breton and her husband, Francis, of Fayette; his grandchildren, Israel Breton and his wife, Amy, Adam Breton, Aaron Breton and his girlfriend, Kelly, Amanda Morgan, Ryan Morgan, Jonathan Lucas, Katie Morrow and her husband, Brandon and Sarah Pelletier; a great-granddaughter, Abriella Breton, and one on the way.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Robert Diamond; and a sister, Helen Tibbetts.

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