OBITUARY

Kevin G. Cleary

December 7, 1950January 26, 2014
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Kevin G. Cleary MILFORD—Kevin G. Cleary, 63, died peacefully January 26, 2014 at Maine Veterans Home Bangor with family by his side. He was born December 7, 1950 in Boston, MA a son of John Francis and Dorothy Agnes (Smith) Cleary. Kevin proudly served his country with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and duck hunting. He took great pride in crafting custom fly rods, fly tying, creating duck calls, as well as other woodworking projects. His family was central to his life and he enjoyed supporting and coaching his sons in hockey and martial arts. He is survived by his wife Susanne Cleary; two sons Balakw Cleary and his wife Amanda of Sarasota, FL and Kyle Cleary and his girlfriend Michelle Manning of Hampden; his mother Dorothy Cleary of MA; five siblings Maryellen Butare and her husband Paul of SC; Janice Giovannucci and her husband Vinnie, Jack Cleary and his wife Terry, Dorothy “DeeDee” Diblasi and her companion Ray Phillips; and Brian Cleary all of MA; aunt Theresa Cleary and John Cleary of FL; close friends Mike Clark, Gayland Hachey, and Aubrey Bryant as well as many extended brothers; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father John , a brother Mark Cleary , and aunts Mary and Alice Cleary. Friends may call 6-8 PM Friday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town where a funeral service will be conducted 10AM Saturday. Burial with military honors will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Immediately following the graveside services, all are invited to return to the funeral home for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Veterans Home Activity Fund 44 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401 Notes of condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Paul Butare

January 26, 2017

Kevin, thinking of you today. We miss you brother!

Rafael Gonzales

May 10, 2014

Charlie Two, Charlie Two...this is Charlie Two Charlie...Charlie Two Charlie this is Charlie Two..Farewell Marine Buddy, Kevin my Man...May God Be with You until We meet again...Charlie Two, Charlie Two Charlie-Over and Out! "Roger That" Charlie Two Charlie! Charlie Two-Over and Out.

Sincerely,

Rafael Gonzales
2nd Platoon, Third Squad Leader, First Marines (Vietnam from Jan. 1970 to Jan. 1970)

Howard Smith

May 5, 2014

" To the family of Kevin Cleary, I served in the Marine Corps with him in Vietnam with Charlie Company 1st Marine Division 1969-1970. I remember him as our company radio-man and was great in calling in choppers for our wounded men. Years had when by before we were able to connect again. I have a picture that he sent me of Sue, Balakw and Kyle. We stayed in touch periodically and the last time we talked was around his birthday. He shared with me about him finishing chemo and was worried about the weight he had lost. I would pray and would say words of encouragement to him. I've called a few times since his demise leaving messages not really knowing he have passed. I'm just finding out this by looking on his face book page. You have my sincere sympathy and I will share this with the others that served with him. It was because of him, I was able to find 15 other Marines that I presently stay in contact with. He sent me a contact list of names and addresses. I am sadden, but I know he is in a better place rejoicing in The Lord! God Bless and I am on face book!

Howard Smith (Smitty) Millville, NJ

Lonnie Chu

March 29, 2014

Lonnie Chu

March 29, 2014

Lonnie Chu

March 29, 2014

Lonnie Chu

March 29, 2014

Lonnie Chu

March 29, 2014

Lonnie Chu

March 29, 2014

Lonnie Chu

March 29, 2014

A moment ago I suddenly thought of Kevin, my travelin' buddy back in 1978. We went to the Canary Islands together, stopping in Luxembourg on the way. So I looked him up and am so sad to have missed him before he departed. What a great guy - I knew him over the course of two or three summers in Bar Harbor, having met him at the Red House. Couldn't have asked for an easier travelin' buddy. It looks like he went on to have a good life all in all. My condolences to all who knew him and who must miss him terribly now. I have several photos of him from 1978, can send them if you contact me. Just google Lonnie Chu and use the contact form in any of my websites - it will go directly to me.