1942 – 2014

BRUNSWICK — Arthur Linwood McEntee, 71, of Topsham, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Mid Coast Hospital after a long illness.

He was born to Beatrice and Dolan McEntee on Aug. 12, 1942, in Lisbon Falls. Arthur graduated from Lisbon High School in 1960, and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in Machias and a master’s degree from the University of Maine in Orono.

After college, he married Marilyn Cummings of Salisbury Cove and lived and taught in several Maine communities, including Waterville, Oakland and Bath. He and Marilyn were married for 48 years and had two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa.

Arthur taught at Casco Bay College and moved on to teach at the University of Maine in Machias for 11 years, where he was the chair of the Professional Studies division. Throughout his career, he was the president of many different professional organizations and sat on many different boards. After he retired from his 35-year teaching career, he was the administrator at Plant Memorial Home in Bath.

Arthur and his wife shared a love of travel and enjoyed trips to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii and Central America. He also enjoyed trips up and down the Maine coast and taking pictures of the scenery. He loved the theater, attending concerts and reading, especially books by Maine authors. He was known for his sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with family and longtime friends whenever he could.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Marilyn McEntee, of Topsham; two sisters, Carole McEntee of Yarmouth and Faye McEntee of Topsham; two daughters, Jennifer and Melissa McEntee of Wilton; and a niece, Katrina Kimball, of Trenton.

To share your thoughts with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.

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