Phillip David Carter

BANGOR — Phillip David Carter, 32, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Dedham. Phillip was born in Norwich, Conn., to Phillip David Blanchette of Lisbon, Conn., and Molly Bee (Carter) Grant of Sullivan. He was a bouncer at Paddy Murphy’s in Bangor and he worked with his close friend, Roxanne Papken.

Phillip was an intimidating bouncer, but he was really just a gentle giant. He loved to spend time with his daughter, Isabelle. Phillip’s hobbies included fishing for striped bass and trout, sculpting, drawing, painting and wire art. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Phillip enjoyed science and being outdoors. He was well loved in society and often read at Paddy Murphy’s. It seemed as if he had a fountain of useless knowledge. He was the king of constructive criticism. He could tear you down, yet bring you up twice as high with his words.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Molly Bee and Kenneth Grant of Sullivan; one daughter, Isabelle Bee Carter of Brewer; his grandmother, Mary Ellen Carter of Sullivan; three brothers, L.J. Power and Ian Grant of Sullivan and Jondalan Grant of Ellsworth; two sisters, Nichole Blanchette of Sullivan and Tiffany Bohacik of Gouldsboro; several aunts, uncles and cousins; three nephews, Gabriel, Deacon, and Ryne; three nieces, Zoe Bee, Wynter and Destiny; mother of his daughter, Angela Bull of Brewer; girlfriend, Kate Small of Bangor; and by his close friends at Paddy Murphy’s also known as his “downtown family.” Phillip was predeceased by his grandfather, Milton Carter Sr.

A celebration of life at Frazier’s Point in Winter Harbor is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at 5 p.m. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth. Contributions may be made in memory of Phillip’s life to: Maine Autism Alliance, 65 Patterson St., Augusta, ME 04330 or to a charity that promotes autism awareness.

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