ALLAN-MCHALE-Obituary

ALLAN FRANCIS MCHALE

Kennebunk, Maine

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My father introduced me to Allan in the late 70's, and he played a blue grass riff on my guitar, which he taught me- I play it to this day. My father was talking to my sister, Kristin, about Allan just yesterday. Perhaps Allan was whispering in his ear, because she did a google search and he discovered Allan passed. My father was very saddened by the news, and we talked about Allan at the dinner table tonight- Thank you Allan for teaching me to play what I love and love what I play. I'll...

I first heard Allan play when he was a member of the Northeast Winds. They opened for the Clancy Brothers. From then on, I followed the Northeast Winds throughout New Hampshire. When they broke up, I lost track of Allan until I heard him once again playing and singing with "Hutch". He was a fine gentleman who made his music come alive.
Safe journey, Allan and thanks for the memories.

Bye-Bye...to a slice of Miss American Pie...and good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye...the day the music died.

Rest in Peace.

Played music by Allan and the old time radio gang for several years on Presque Isle radio stations. Allan called often and was always great to chat with. I also emceed several of his concerts in Aroostook county and also in New Brunswick.RIP Allan!

So sorry to hear this news. My wife and I loved his annual visits to Stratham with Emery. Even my teenage goth son loved his music and personality. He will be missed

I met Allan in Bangor,Maine, in 1952, when he was working for the National Biscuit Company and I was working for the Merrill Transport Company. Later we both worked for the Maine Air National Guard. I stayed with the Air Guard while Mac took a job with the Carnation Company. We had remained close friends to this day. Allan and his "happy go lucky way" will be missed by all who knew him.

May you rest in peace, Mac. My husband and I followed you and your music for years when you were with Northeast Winds and The Old Time Radio Gang. Now you are with your sister, Mary, who was always so proud of you.

Mac was a dear friend. He would call often and chat about life, family, our music and upcoming events. He was so encouraging to myself and many others. I always teased him when he talked about retiring. I knew he could never give up his love of singing and performing . My condolences to his family and fans. May his special gift of music fill you with wonderful memories.

May Mac's friends and family find peace and comfort in their wonderful memories of him. I was fortunate to have met Mac when I was a teenager, working as a waitress in Kennebunk. He came in daily for coffee and filled the resturant with stories and laughter. Amazingly, he remembered me even after I had left for college and beyond, asking my mother how I was whenever she bumped into him. I will remember fondly Mac's lively spirit, incredible musical talent, and his infectious smile!

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ALLAN's Obituaries

McHALE, Allan "Mac" 80. Less than 24 hours after performing his signature instrumental, "Orange Blossom Special," in front of a hometown audience, Allan "Mac" McHale died of heart failure at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor the evening of Sunday, November 11....

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