Gordon E. Grinnell

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 1:00pm

Gordon Earl Grinnell, originally from Washington, Maine, and more recently from Boothbay Harbor, passed away on Nov. 25, 2022.

He and his wife Jeanette (“Ginny” Upham) were married nearly 70 years and raised their boys Barry and Bobby in Wells, Maine, where they lived for 25 years.

Born to Earl and Anna (Fisher) Grinnell in Washington, Maine, on May 8, 1934, Gordon was predeceased by six older siblings. Gordie and Ginny hosted Grinnell and Upham family reunions at their home on Washington Pond for 25 years.

A graduate from Union High School in 1952, Gordie married his high school sweetheart Ginny in 1953. He graduated from Southern Maine Vocational Technical School, completed an apprenticeship and worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Later he worked at Harris Graphics and Fisher Plows. He was a Mason with Ocean Lodge 142 A.F. & A.M.

Gordie was the beloved father of Barry (wife Lori) of Boothbay Harbor, and Bob (wife Barb) of South Hamilton, Massachusetts; grandfather to Meredith, Meaghan, Bailey, Bobby, and Cameron, and great-grandfather to Nicholas, Olive, and Nora. He loved his family dearly and will be sorely missed.

An avid sports fan, Gordie coached his boys in Little League, cheered and coached his boys and grandchildren on the sidelines of countless games, and closely followed the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and playing cards with his family and friends. After retirement, Gordie spent winters in Florida where he and Ginny played golf, shuffleboard, and Beano. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was a good storyteller.

A graveside service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the fire department in Washington, Maine, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

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