Wilfred E Bartley

May 15, 1930July 12, 2013

Bartley, Wilfred E. - Guilford & Sidney. Wilfred E. Bartley, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Friday evening, July 12, 2013, at Togus, VA Medical facility after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Dennistown on May 15, 1930, son of the late George and Marie Louise Bartley.

He was a graduate of Jackman High School class of 1949. In 1952, he went to serve his country in the US Army as a Scout during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return, he met and married his wife of 58 years, Rita (Poirier) Bartley on July 4, 1955. Together they raised 4 daughters living in Jackman, Greenville, and Guilford. Early in his marriage, he worked a variety of jobs until gaining employment at Hardwood Products company in Guilford where he worked for 25 years as a Licensed Boiler Operator. He was also a realtor during his retirement. In 2001, Wilfred retired from real estate and moved to Sidney with his wife to be closer to his family.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather he enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and traveling. He will be remembered for his sense of humor. Wilfred was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Greenville, the American Legion - Bourque Lanegan Post #5in Waterville, Disabled American Veterans, and a former member of the Elks Lodge #905 in Waterville. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Wilfred is survived by his wife, Rita (Poirier) Bartley of Sidney; four daughters, Deborah Bartley Wing and her husband Michael of Brunswick; Beverly and Frank Doughman of Indiana; Dolly Bartley and Dan Littlefield, of Sidney; and Brenda and Doug Reiter, of Maryland. Wilfred had 6 grandchildren: Karen and Heather of Indiana; Thomas and Peter of Sidney; and Rachel and Jacob of Maryland and 3 great-grandchildren.

Wilfred is also survived by his siblings Mamie Levesque of Jackman; Theresa Rioux of Guilford; Francis Bartley of Bucksport; Rena Maheu of St. George Canada; and Judy Jalbert of Connecticut. He is predeceased by the following siblings: George Bartley, Paul Bartley, Lauriana Pomerleau, Alfred Bartley, Louis Bartley, and Jeannine Hebert.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the SICU staff of Togus and Dr. Jim Schneid for their excellent medical care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maine DAV PO Box 3415, Augusta Me 04330, Alfond Cancer Center 361 Old Belgrade Rd Augusta, ME 04330 or the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420 Rockville, MD 20850-5168.

At Wilfred’s request there will be no visiting hours. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Notre Dame Catholic Church at 11 Am. A committal service will be held at the New Maine Veterans Memorial Chapel, Mt, Vernon Rd. on Monday July 22 at 9 Am. Services are under the care and direction of the Veilleux Funeral Home 8 Elm St. Waterville, ME 04901. 207-872-7676


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 18, 2013

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August 6, 2013

Rita and Family,So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim Jardine Sue & Dave Leland

Amy Fougere

August 3, 2013

Very sorry for your loss- our thoughts are with your family.

jeff myrick

July 17, 2013

To Brenda and family, so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Christine (Tew) Weymouth

July 17, 2013

To Rita, Deb, Bev, Dolly, Brenda: I was sad to hear of Wilfred's passing. I remember him fondly from our time as neighbors in Guilford. I hope that, as you gather in the days, ahead your shared memories will bring some comfort.

Glenn & Denise Levesque

July 17, 2013

Dear Aunt Rita, Debbie, Beverley, Dolly, Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father, plan on seeing all of you Thursday.

Ray & Lorraine Levesque

July 17, 2013

Aunt Rita, Debbie, Beverly, Dolly, Brenda, So sorry to hear the news. Your family is strong and your faith & family will help you get through this difficult time in your life. I will keep you all in my prayers and hope to see you on Thursday.

Brian, Fran, Rachel & Peyton Edwards

July 16, 2013

Brenda, Doug, Jacob and Rachel: we are sorry for your loss. We pray God will comfort you during this time.
Brian, Fran, Rachel & Peyton

Patricia Irvine

July 16, 2013

To Brenda and Family, Our deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your father. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Darlene Bartley Falardeau

July 16, 2013

My prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. I will see you all on Thursday.

July 16, 2013

july16 to Rita and all your family may yourfaith give you all comfort .See you Thursday Dale will be driving love Theresa andFrank