Edward “Ned” G. Clement Jr., 76, of Prospect, passed peacefully at his home on Oct. 28, 2019. Born March 2, 1943, in Tampa, Fla., he was the son of the late Edward G. and Mildred E. (Stiles) Clement Sr.
Grace Ronchie asked Ned to take a leap and marry her with a leap year card. He accepted and they were married on Sept. 10, 1988, in Jamestown, R.I.
Throughout his lifetime, Ned was a civil engineer, owned his own construction company and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. He was proud to own the company that built the Skyline residential buildings in Syracuse, N.Y. While working for the Army Corps of Engineers, he loved that he was able to travel extensively along the East Coast of the United States and in Puerto Rico.
Ned had a lifelong love of boats and enjoyed working on them, building his first one at the age of 15. He collected pocket watches and had a passion for animals. He volunteered at the Bucksport Animal Shelter and was a past assistant manager at the facility.
Ned belonged to the Blue Hill Pistol and Riffle Club along with the Bucksport Rod and Gun Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, Grace, of Prospect, daughter, Taylor Walsh, and her husband, Patrick, of Middletown, Conn., two granddaughters, Rachel and Stephanie Duckworth of Connecticut, five brothers, Robert Clement, James Clement and his wife, Maryann, Thomas Clement and his wife, Judy, Raymond Clement, Daniel Clement and his wife, Celia, all of New York, three brothers-in-law, Keith, Kenneth and Donald Ronchie, all of Rhode Island, many nieces and nephews, along with his friends at BookStacks and their cat Leo, which was Ned’s best friend.
Donations may be made in Ned’s memory to the Bucksport Animal Shelter, Building Fund, P.O. Box X, Bucksport, ME 04416.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. www.mitchelltweedie-young.com.