FALMOUTH — Everett S. Macmaster, 69, died peacefully May 7 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
Born in Stoneham, Mass., on May 6, 1941, he was a son of Everett S. Sr. and Winifred C. Little Macmaster.
In 1959, he graduated from Stoneham High School and attended Bentley College.
After moving to Maine, he met his future wife Shirley and designed and built their Falmouth home with the help of his brother Bruce.
His lifelong passion was the trucking and the transportation industry and worked for small trucking companies. After he retired from Sanborn’s Motor Express in 1986 after 20 years, he worked for FedEx until he retired in December 2007 due to his illness.
During his time with FedEx he received numerous awards including the 1998 National Truck Driving Championship. He was the first driver from FedEx to ever win a national competition.
He enjoyed judging for truck driving competitions and participating in competitions to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and other charities.
His niece Katie was like the grandchild he never had, and they had a special relationship.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Shirley Ann Griffin; two sons, Scott E. Macmaster and wife Catherine of Gray, and Shawn E. Macmaster of Falmouth; his brother Bruce L. Macmaster and wife Kären of Falmouth, and sister Jean Macmaster Towne and husband Fred of Center Strafford, N.H., hismother-in-law Shirley Griffin of Falmouth; two nephews, Jason Macmaster, and Lance Macmaster and their families, and three nieces, Katie Griffin, Donna Leighton and Lori LaFramboise and their families; and close family friend, Jeanette Haskell.
The family extends a special thanks to friends and family, Bill and Karen King, the staff of Maine Medical Cancer Center Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their support and encouragement.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 16 at the Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford St., Portland, with visiting hours from 12 to 1 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. service. At his request, dress is casual.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Kora Temple, 11 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240 and the Gosnell Memorial Hospital House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives.