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Joseph Wilbur Hitchcock

November 1, 1942April 27, 2020

Dateline – Canaan Joseph W. Hitchcock, 77, of Canaan, passed away peacefully Monday, April 27, 2020 in Bangor, Maine. He was born November 1, 1942 in New Haven, CT, the son of Wilbur and Mildred (Douglas) Randall. Joseph served in the US Army stationed state side. In Derry, New Hampshire, he married the former Pamela Cadorath on July 28, 1972. Joe spent most of his life self-employed driving tractor-trailer in the lower 48 states and Canada for 40 plus years. He was a life member of the DAV, a past member of the American Legion in Waterville. Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing. Besides his wife Pamela of 47 years of Canaan; he leaves his five children, Sheilah Hitchcock of Strafford, NH, Lia Hitchcock and spouse Susan Ferguson-Hitchcock of Tucson, AZ, Kim Eva Hitchcock-Hutchins and spouse Ronnie Hutchins of Bethlehem, GA, Susan M. Thomas and Partner Gina Milano of Canaan, Joseph Thomas and spouse Marci Thomas of Canaan; 9 nine grandchildren, Blaise Swanwick and wife Elizabeth, Melissa Bartlett and husband Paul, Christopher Swanwick, Russell Hutchins, Samuelle Hutchins, Joseph Thomas and partner Alesha Bohan, Kurt Thomas, Kallie Thomas and Kaycee Small; seven great-grandchildren, Rose, William, Mabel, Graham, Ayla, Abyl, Brea; one aunt Evelyn Douglas of Madison, CT; one niece Paula Lenihan and husband David, one nephew William McEwen and wife Denise and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother Russell Hitchcock; one sister Jean McEwen. Because of social distancing, a graveside service will take place later in the spring at the Fairview Cemetery in Canaan, Maine. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at – www.smartandedwardsfh.com

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  • Besides his wife Pamela of 47 years of Canaan; he leaves his five children, Sheilah Hitchcock of Strafford, NH, Lia Hitchcock and spouse Susan Ferguson-Hitchcock of Tucson, AZ, Kim Eva Hitchcock-Hutchins and spouse Ronnie Hutchins of Bethlehem, GA, Susan M. Thomas and Partner Gina Milano of Canaan, Joseph Thomas and spouse Marci Thomas of Canaan; 9 nine grandchildren, Blaise Swanwick and wife Elizabeth, Melissa Bartlett and husband Paul, Christopher Swanwick, Russell Hutchins, Samuelle Hutchins, Joseph Thomas and partner Alesha Bohan, Kurt Thomas, Kallie Thomas and Kaycee Small; seven great-grandchildren, Rose, William, Mabel, Graham, Ayla, Abyl, Brea; one aunt Evelyn Douglas of Madison, CT; one niece Paula Lenihan and husband David, one nephew William McEwen and wife Denise and many cousins.
    He was predeceased by his parents; his brother Russell Hitchcock; one sister Jean McEwen.

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Edward Fowler

May 2, 2020

Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. I Send my thoughts and prayers

Louise savoy

May 1, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Louise

Carmel Brown

May 1, 2020

Visiting Maine will not be the same without seeing or talking with Joe. He was a good friend to us for the past 36 years. He was always there for help, for advice and for telling great stories of his life and of Maine.

Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow. May loving memories of Joe bring all of you peace, comfort and strength. Please know that we are praying for Joe and for all of his family.

With love, Carmel & Joe Brown

Katie Kavanaugh

April 30, 2020

I want to express my condolences to all of you. I have many great memories, and am grateful for all the life lessons and laughter that I received from “Dad”. I will be eternally great full for the love shown to me and my children by their Gramp.
I am thinking of you all. I’m guessing there’s a Peterbuilt all chromed up and lit up with his name all over it.

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