Hugh A. Pomeroy Jr.

SEARSPORT — Hugh A. Pomeroy Jr., “Pete,” 60, went home to be with his Lord and Savior June 4, 2014, in his home surrounded by family. He was born July 4, 1953, to Hugh Sr. and Virginia Pomeroy.

He attended Searsport High School then joined the Army. Later he attended Texas A&M. Peter was raised with a family of hard workers, mostly digging clams and working in their clam shop. Peter worked most of his life as a self-employed clam digger working hard to earn the title “clamslayer.” He was a Jack or Pete of all trades. Pete and Linda’s Shellfish was his clam processing business for over 15 years. Then he got into the real estate business with his nephew, Ralph Robbins. He liked being his own boss and looked for many adventurous self-employment opportunities. He did work in Texas on an offshore oil refinery, worked in waste water treatment and at Kooney X-ray.

Peter enjoyed playing softball as a pitcher, loved dancing, boating, vacationing (in warm places), benefit suppers, gardening with his wife, searching for artwork at yard sales and auctions, enjoyed watching movies and shows like “Building Wild,” “America’s Got Talent,” and “Law & Order” reruns, any “get rich quick” opportunity, loved wearing his cowboy boots and his gold necklace and earring.

During his last few months of life, he cleared the home property by removing wheelbarrows full and boat trailer full of brush. He worked at this 10-plus hour days mowing grass, also, regardless of his unsteadiness. He made sure his children were all a part of this, too.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, Hugh Pomeroy Sr. and Virginia Pomeroy; siblings, Herbert Robbins and Shirley Grant. Peter is survived by his wife, Linda; and five children: Sherry Peek and husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Jason Hartman of Searsport, Hugh Pomeroy III of Swanville, Jaime Hartman of Webster, Mass., and Justin R. Pomeroy of Searsport; 17 grandchildren: Marky, Cory, Jada, Anika, Jilly, Aliyah, Aleannah, Katrina, Hugh IV “Little Pete,” Abigail, CJ, Nate, Cody, Sierra, Emily, Robynn, and Rena; one great-grandchild, Laney; and two more expected in October; siblings: Myrtle “Snooky” and her husband, Robert, of Rockland, Ralph Robbins and wife of Augusta, Phyllis Talgo and partner, Don, of Appleton, Steve Pomeroy and wife, Sharon, of Searsport, Dennis Pomeroy and wife, Sheryl, of Searsport; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Many thanks to all his friends and family for the visits and calls at the hospital and at home. He knew you were there and loved you all.

Visiting will be held 5 to 7 p.m. June 9, 2014, at Young Funeral Home 31 West Main St., Searsport. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Searsport Full Gospel Church. (

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