1919 – 2015

PORTLAND — Malcolm “Macky” Durwood Toothaker of Portland and formerly of Avon, passed away on Monday, April 13. He was 96 years of age and having a wonderful life, “a gentle man known by his gentle deeds.”

Born in East Madrid on April 9, 1919, to Fred and Angie (Pease) Toothaker, he attended schools in Phillips and graduated from Phillips High School in 1939. He and his twin brother, Maurice “Monty” Toothaker, were national track runners, winning many trophies and medals in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island and in local competitions.

After high school and during the war, Macky, being an avid gardener, picked 530 lbs. of beans in one day for the family of soldiers who had gone to war.

He was a member of Maine Home Guard, a 55-year member of Mt. Blue Lodge No. 67 of Phillips, Phillips Congregational Church, president director of Shadagee Senior Housing Development and chairman of Phillips Senior Citizens.

Macky was a lumberman for several years, machinist, carpenter and a mason of stone walls, of which he built many in Franklin County and for his son in Portland. At 82 years old, he decided to build his last one.

Always an outdoors man, he enjoyed fishing, walking on his wood lots and looking for stones for his walls. He also played a great deal of cards with family and friends.

Macky married Beverley Greenleaf of Auburn on Dec. 4, 1953. Together, they enjoyed their family and friends at gatherings at their cottage in Madrid and their son’s home in Freeport, as well as cruising and traveling. As a grandfather, he was present at is grandsons’ sports games, and even at his great-granddaughter’s games and singing performances.

He is predeceased by his parents; his sister, Doris Williamson of Orid, N.Y.; twin brother, Maurice (Monty) Toothaker; and half-brothers, Maurice B. Toothaker and Roger Welts.

Macky is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly; daughter, Sonya T. Wilkins of South Portland; son, Randall T. Scott of South Portland; son, Crandall K. Toothaker and his life partner, Frank Cloutier, of Portland; grandson, Tyson Wilkins and partner, Monica Swan, of South Portland; grandson, Troy Wilkins of South Portland; great-granddaughter, Taja Wilkins of South Portland; close friend Kenneth Wilkins, and sister-in-law, Laura Toothaker, both of Phillips; brother-in- law, Wesley Williamson of Cheshire, Mass., sister-in-law, Theresa Greenleaf of Auburn; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

The Toothaker and Wilkins families wish to express their gratitude and thanks to VNA Hospice and all those who helped care for Macky.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbs-funeralhome.com.

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