Montgomery A. Woolson Jr.

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:15pm

It is with deep sadness we mourn the passing of Montgomery Atwater Woolson, Jr. on Nov. 3, 2017.

The son of Lucina and Montgomery Atwater Woolson Sr. born in Waterbury, Connecticut, he was 76 years old.

Monty grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut and later went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in 1963 from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where he met his future wife, Susan (Cottrell) Woolson. Monty played varsity baseball and basketball for Bates.

Immediately upon graduation he joined the U.S. Army, Infantry OCS, Fort Benning, Georgia and rose to the rank of second lieutenant through his four years of service during the Vietnam War. Monty was honorably discharged in 1967.

He went on to work for Aetna Life Insurance that same year where he ultimately retired 29 years later, though continued as an independent underwriter until 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Woolson; son, Jonathan and his wife Robin; daughter, Erika and her wife Katie; and his four grandchildren, Lydia Woolson, Georgia Woolson, Jameson Crowley and Lachlan Crowley.

Monty was a devoted father and grandfather who loved fishing, boating, golfing, playing tennis and digging clams with his family. Accent on exceptional golfer. He was a master joke teller and had a lifetime of anecdotes in his collection. His friends in life know his offers of help were genuine, from the heart, of which he touched so many. Those who had the sheer delight of playing poker on those rainy Boothbay days while listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival or laughing at his porch jokes as the sun set on the balmy Sheepscot River have a treasure trove of memories to smile on. Although a resident of both Tucson, Arizona and Boothbay, Maine, Monty cherished his life and soulful connection to the great “Pine Tree State,” a passion he passed on to his family.

In keeping with the principles of his convictions, and in his honor, any charitable donations should be made to U.S. veterans organizations of choice. He believed in serving his country and devoted his retirement life to the support of our military and veterans. As he would have wanted, a private memorial luncheon will be held to celebrate his life.