Edward Noble Simpson, 84, of Wiscasset, died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2016 at the Bodwell House in Brunswick.
He was born in Belfast, Maine, on Sept. 17, 1932, the son of Orville & Mabel (Noble) Simpson. He grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School, Class of 1950.
After high school, Ed went to work for Bath Iron Works by entering the apprentice program to become a machinist. In the fall of 1952, he married Betty-Jane Willis. In November, he joined the United States Coast Guard and proudly served his country for four years. Upon returning home to his bride, the couple resided in Bath and later in Georgetown to raise their family. Edward continued his employment with BIW working nights and a lobsterman by day. He loved working for himself, always trying to make things better for his family. He was also a ski lift inspector for the state of Maine. For 25 years he owned Simpson's Oceanfresh Seafood Market in Wiscasset, which was operated by his son, Scott.
Ed loved ballroom dancing, fishing and bird hunting and being an avid outdoorsmen and an animal lover, he owned Arabian Horses, which he rode for many years.
Ed was predeceased by his daughter, Doreen E. Bragg, and a sister, Gertrude Holmes.
He leaves behind his wife of 64 years, Betty-Jane Simpson of Wiscasset; a daughter, Susan Gray and her husband Albert of Wiscasset; a son, Scott Simpson of Edgecomb; eight grandchildren, Amy, Melissa, Katy, Benjamin, Heather, Rachel, Kyle and Meredith; four great-grandchildren, Carver, Crimson, Ava and Theodore; nieces, nephews and many beloved friends.
At Ed’s request, services will be private.
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