Mori Mitsui

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KITTERY, Maine — Mori Mitsui, 75, of Cedar Drive in Kittery, died on Aug. 26, 2010, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, on Oct. 9, 1934, he was the son of Takanaga and Hiroko (Shimazu) Mitsui.

He moved to the United States in 1954, when he began his education at Dartmouth College, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree; he continued his education at Yale University, earning a degree in architecture.

Mori moved to the Boulder, Colo., area, where he pursued his career for several years before returning to New England, settling in New Hampshire and living in Pittsfield for a time and working in Manchester for local architecture firms. He later partnered in Rose, Goldberg and Mitsui for a number of years, and following that he worked in Bedford, N.H. at Hoyle-Tanner Civil Engineering.

In October of 1979, he married his loving wife of 30 years, Judy (Kiser) Mitsui and in 1988 they settled in and became active members of the Kittery Point community. Most recently he worked for over 15 years in the Civil Engineering Squadron of the 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base as the base architect.

He and his wife were active members of The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ at Kittery Point. He had been a member of the choir; a trustee and he served on many committees. Mori was a member and fellow of CSI, founder of the Kittery-Aomori Friendship Exchange, and he truly enjoyed sailing and camping.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Judy; a daughter, Mia Mitsui of Pittsfield, N.H., and sons, Mano and his wife, Sherry Mitsui of Portsmouth, N.H., and Ken Mitsui of Boston, Mass.; his first wife, Mike White; sisters, Tazuko and her husband, Reiji Iba and Tomako and her husband, Sadao Sumiya; niece, Tomi Buzzell and her husband, David, and many other nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be celebrated on Sept. 3, at 1 p.m. at The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ at Kittery. Visiting will be held, Sept. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery, Maine 03904. Online condolences may be made by visiting

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to his church at 23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME 03905 or to Tufts Medical Center at

Arrangements are entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home.

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Published in Fosters from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2010
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