Kenneth L. Mitchell

Kenneth L. Mitchell


On April 4, 2019, Kenneth L. Mitchell, 77, entered his heavenly home. He died from a glioblastoma. He was at home with his wife and son Bret holding him close. Ken was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Wolfeboro, N.H., the son of Thomas O. and Marion (Hersey) Mitchell.

Ken graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., and Embry Riddle Flight School in Florida. He also completed Federal Aviation Agency for commercial helicopters. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during peacetime flying Huey helicopters. He married Mary E. Brown in 1979. Ken was a commercial pilot for 40 years. Then his second career was starting Mitchy’s Mittens, which he loved doing. He was a member of the Maine Coast Baptist Church, Ellsworth. Ken enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, golfing, gardening, biking, hiking, boating and swimming.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; two sons, Troy Mitchell of Bangor and Bret Mitchell of Ellsworth; a daughter, Lisa Marie Brace, and husband, Jacob, of Salt Lake City, Utah; two grandchildren, Madeline Mitchell of Ellsworth and Oliver Mitchell of Bangor; two brothers, Thomas Mitchell of Arizona, Robert Mitchell and wife, Lola, of Illinois; a sister, Nancy McFarlane, and husband, Peter, of Tennessee; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his daughter Katie Monighetti Mitchell.

A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m., April 27, 2019, at Maine Coast Baptist Church, 867 Bangor Road, Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make contributions in Ken’s memory to Forgotten Felines (taken at the Small Animal Clinic), 9 Toothaker Lane, Ellsworth, ME 04605.

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