William Grinnell MacLaughlin, Jr.

William Grinnell MacLaughlin, Jr.


William G. MacLaughlin, Jr., 81, passed away February 13, 2022, in Bangor. He was born in Bangor, December 6, 1940, the son of William G. and Doris Louise (Jamison) MacLaughlin, Sr.

Bill served in the US Army in Korea. He was a truck driver for 40 years ending with Casella Waste. He then worked at Shaw’s for 15 years.

Bill was a 37-year member of the Ellsworth Fire Department serving as treasurer and secretary of the Senator Hale Hose Co. He belonged to Lygonia Lodge #40, Acadia Chapter #31, Blanquefort Commandery #13 and Second Section of Anah Shrine.

His life was devoted to his wife, Donna of 61 years; sons, Dean and Eric and wife Lorna all of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicole and Troy all of Ellsworth; brother, David and late wife Sally of FL; and niece, Christine and husband Wes of FL.

At Bill’s request there will be no services. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Anah Shrine Temple, 1404 Broadway, Bangor 04401, or Ellsworth Fire Department, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth 04605

Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth

Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com


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  • Lisa Carter Posted February 15, 2022 3:41 pm

    I am very saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. My heart goes out to Donna, the boys and their families. Bill always had a smile for me whenever I ran into him around town; he will be missed by many. Hugs from the Carter and Bell families to all of Bill’s family.

  • Joan and Wayne Enman Posted February 18, 2022 11:39 am

    Joan and I are saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. He was never too busy to stop and talk to you and always had a smile on his face. Sincere condolences to Donna and family.

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