STARKS — Kerry Dean Hebert, 61, of Starks, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Kerry was born Dec. 5, 1955, in Starks, son of Carlton and Beula (Farrand) Hebert. He was educated in the local schools and later received a Bachelor of Science in forestry from the University of Maine at Orono. He married the love of his life, Jennie, on Aug. 11, 2001.

He was a licensed professional forester and he owned and operated Mt. Hunger Forestry in Starks. He logged his own woodlots. He served as chair of both the Starks Planning Board and Board of Assessors, was a former selectman and member of the Starks Fire Department and was the chair of Somerset County Soil and Water District. He was 2015 Starks’ Citizen of the Year. Kerry devoted his life in service to his community.

Kerry was predeceased by both of his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jennifer (Zweig) Hebert; and by his two sons, Edward Zweig Hebert and Joshua Douglas Zweig Hebert. He was a devoted and tender husband and father and a constant source of strength and support, who always put Jennie and the boys first. When asked what words best described their father, the boys said there were not enough to do an adequate job.

He is also survived by his brother, Errol Hebert and his wife, SunJa of Portsmouth, N.H.; his sisters, Vicki Stevens and her husband, Alan of Starks, Pegeen McConnell and her husband, Steve of Wiscasset and Shawna Kelly and her husband, Hugh of Detroit.


Additionally, Kerry is survived by his mother- and father-in-law, John and Joan Zweig, of Poestenkill, N.Y.; sister-in-law Jessica Zweig and her husband, Peter Wrenn of Poestenkill, N.Y.; sister-in-law Janine Zweig and her husband, Howie Corbin of Averill Park, N.Y.; lifelong friend Joe Hayden, and his family of Starks; and many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and -nephews. Kerry was an incredible uncle, and enjoyed having his nieces and nephews to his home and shared the outdoors through fishing, hiking, canoeing and other fun.

Kerry’s contributions to his family, friends and town cannot be replaced. He was a blessing in the lives of all who knew him. He had a great depth of knowledge in many areas and a quick wit. He was always there to help in any way people needed.

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Kerry D. Hebert

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