Frederick “Fred” Walter Pinkham

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Frederick “Fred” Walter Pinkham, 69, passed away April 20, 2011 at his home in Southwest Harbor.

He was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Bar Harbor, the son of Emery Patterson and Dorothy (Hamor) Pinkham. Fred graduated from Pemetic High School. He was a member of the Southwest Harbor Historical Society and the Manset Misfits, a special group of friends. He loved the Red Sox, Celtics and collecting baseball cards. He was a U.S. Army veteran.


Fred worked in the fish factory, liquor stores, 7-11s, and trained racing greyhounds. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Diana (Little) Pinkham of Southwest Harbor; son Edward Pinkham; stepsons Richard and Michael Black; stepdaughter Theresa Williams; sister Mary Lawson and her husband Russell; grandchildren Kristen Essman, Amanda, Lisa and Blake Bush; stepgrandchildren Allen and Kaylah Bush; nieces Patty Pinkham and her husband Larry Albee, Betty Kelley and her husband Alfred; nephew Gene Lawson and his wife Susan; and two special girls to him, Emma and Sarah Albee.

Fred was predeceased by his parents; brothers Ira, Joe and Roger; and by a nephew, Michael Pinkham.

There will be a celebration of Fred’s life announced at a later date. Contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

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