Joseph E. Havey

FRANKLIN – Joseph E. Havey, 73, died Feb. 13, 2011, at an Ellsworth hospital. He was born Feb. 19, 1937, in North Sullivan, the son of Charles B. and Hilda (Petrie) Havey.

He graduated from Jefferson Union High School, Daly City, Calif., in 1956. He proudly served the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1962. He had a variety of jobs, which included the Hancock Tannery, clam digger and woodsman. He was for many years a marine weed harvester and also for five years worked for the Penobscot Salmon Co. Joseph was a licensed plumbing inspector and CEO serving four towns for 24-plus years. He was a town selectman in Franklin for 14 years. Joseph was a proud member of the American Legion Post No. 8 Cherryfield and a member of D.A.V. Chapter ME-6, the Am Vets Post No. 9 of Orono, and a life member of the Franklin Veterans Club.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Robinson) Havey; a daughter, Kimberly Havey; two brothers, Richard C. Havey and wife, Faye, all of Franklin and Douglas Havey of Olympia Wash.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by   his son, Michael Rockwell in 1990; and a brother, Charles M. Havey.

Friends are invited to call noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.16, 2011, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Spring interment will be at Bayview Cemetery, Franklin. Those who desire may make contributions in Joseph’s memory to Eastside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 244, Hancock, ME 04640. Condolences may be expressed at

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