BIRCH HARBOR — Herbert Edgar Chipman, age 78, passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2015, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with his niece, Nancy, by his side. He was born July 8, 1937, in Milbridge, a son of the late Edgar E. Chipman and Minnie M. (Beal) Chipman. Herb was a lobster fisherman and spent much of his career fishing out of Bunker’s Harbor on his boat, Minnie M. Even though Herb didn’t have children of his own, he was blessed with two very special people that he treated and loved as his own; nephew, Jon Chipman and niece, Nicole Thomas. Herb enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all, ice fishing.
Survivors include his brothers, George W. Chipman and wife, Rebecca S.; Albert Chipman and wife, Betty; nephew Jon Chipman and his family; niece Nicole Thomas and her family; sisters-in-law, Annabelle and Alice; his special friend, Bonnie; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
He was predeceased by both of his parents, Edgar E. Chipman and Minnie M. (Beal) Chipman; brothers Roger, Avery, Leamon, Vint, Maynard and sister Mildred.
At Herb’s request, there will not be a visitation. His remembrance service will be at the Birch Harbor Baptist Church in Birch Harbor on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Birch Harbor. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home in Ellsworth.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at EMMC on the 6th floor for the wonderful care they gave to Herb.