Philip B. Pelletier
1931 - 2020
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KITTERY, Maine - Philip B. "Phil" Pelletier, 89, of Kittery, died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Durgin Pines in Kittery following a period of declining health. Philip was born in Portage, Maine on January 31, 1931, a son of Donat Henry and Melinda May (Morrow) Pelletier.

Philip attended Portage schools and graduated from Ashland High School. Following his education, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean War. He served on the USS Cadmus (AR-14) and received the National Defense Service Medal.

Philip was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a Machinist in Shop 31. He was a member of Naval Lodge #184, A.F. and A.M., in Kittery, Maine, and received his 50-year medal in April 2009. A member of all York Rite Bodies including St. Johns Chapter and St. Armand Commandry #20, Kora Shrine of Lewiston, Maine, a member and former director of the York County Shrine Club. For several years Philip transported children back and forth to the Shrine Hospital in Springfield, Mass. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 56 of York. Phil's hobbies included golf, fishing, and his annual hunting trips to Aroostook County.

Phil was predeceased by a sister Velma Casey in 2003.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Lee Howard of Toccoa, Ga., and Joan C. Pelletier of Eliot, Maine; his two grandsons, Seth Howard of Marietta, Georgia and Aaron Howard of Anderson, South Carolina; son-in-law Philip Howard of Toccoa, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Rynlee and Charlie.

SERVICES: In view of COVID-19 concerns, a Masonic Service at Bibber Memorial Chapel, and interment in Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale will be delayed until it becomes safer to travel and gather.

Should friends choose, memorial donations in Phil's name may be made to: Shrine Hospitals for Children, Springfield Unit, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Phil's Book of Memories Page at Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, Maine.

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Published in from May 20 to May 23, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
To the Pelletier Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns
May 21, 2020
Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss especially at this difficult time, but so glad you got to see your Dad before his demise.Praying for you and your family, dear lady. Hugs
Carolyn Moseley
May 20, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Bibber Family
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