BRUNSWICK — Edward T. Holbrook, 94, formerly of Brunswick, died Nov. 20 at Falmouth by the Sea.
He was born in Calais on Sept. 12, 1917, the son of George and Irene Holbrook. Growing up in Vanceboro, he graduated valedictorian from Vanceboro High School in 1935.
On April 29, 1941, he married Mary I. Dougherty; they were married for 65 years, and best friends for over 80 years.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and after he was discharged in 1946, he and his wife moved to Brunswick where he worked at the Brunswick Railway Express Agency. In the late 1950s he went to work at Brunswick Coal & Lumber from where he retired at the age of 58.
Holbrook and his wife wintered in Port St. Lucie, Fla. for over 20 years and he enjoyed playing golf and traveling. Those who knew Holbrook will remember him as a “super nice” guy and a decent human being to all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his wife, who died on July 24, 2006.
He is survived by his son, Joseph T. Holbrook and his wife Margaret of Great Diamond Island.
A memorial service was held Nov. 26 at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick, with Rev. Ron McLaughlin officiating. Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com