BAR HARBOR — Peter K. Cough, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 20, 2011, in Skowhegan.
He was born April 22, 1950, in Bar Harbor, the son of Louis Vincent and Marjorie L. (Walls) Cough. Peter graduated from Bar Harbor High School and then for a short time attended Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute. He also attended and graduated from Bangor Police Academy.
In his early working years he was a police officer in Bangor and Bar Harbor. By trade Peter was a pipefitter. He worked for General Electric and Cianbro Corp. While at Cianbro, he worked helping to build the new paper machine in Madison.
For the last 27 years Peter worked at Sappi Fine Paper Co. in South Portland. He was looking forward to retirement next year and enjoying life.
Peter would want everyone to take a moment to tell those you love that you love them, and make sure you do the things that make you happy. Peter loved boating, kayaking, fishing, Sudoku puzzles and softball. He was a member of United Steel Workers Union and was a past member of the volunteer fire department in Madison.
He also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Cough of Bar Harbor; his son, Mark Cough of McKinney, Texas; stepdaughter Susan Matthews and her fiance Ted Brown of Madison; grandchildren Dillon and Ashlei, both of Texas, and Breezy and Mattie, both of Madison; his siblings, Mary Trella and her husband Paul of Gainesville, Va., Elaine Cousins and her husband Terrence of Ellsworth and Florida, Gregory and his wife Carla of Madison, Timothy Cough and his wife Brenda of Bangor, Dennis Cough of Bar Harbor, David Cough and his wife Linnie of Mechanicsburg, Penn., Lawrence Cough of Bar Harbor, Matthew Cough of Bar Harbor, Ann McCafferty and her husband Dale of Bar Harbor, Kevin Cough and his partner Jim Parisi of Portland, and Barbara Cough and her partner Marilyn Thomas of Portland; beloved friend Ann Casey of Skowhegan; best friend and fishing buddy Jim Sylvester of Skowhegan; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, L. Vincent Cough; his brother, Michael Cough; and one granddaughter, Averi, who is in Papa’s hands now. Viewing is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, at Crossroads Bible Church, 705 White School House Road in Madison, where a service is set for 2 p.m. that day with Pastor Tobin Curtis officiating.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to Pine Tree Society, P.O. Box 518, 149 Front St., Bath ME 04530.