George F. Stanley

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 4:00pm

George Frederick Stanley, 61, of East Boothbay, Maine passed away peacefully at 3:39 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2022, at Mass General Hospital in Boston with his loving wife Linnea and son Nate by his side. He was born in Bar Harbor on Sept. 11, 1960.

George grew up on Swan’s Island, Maine. In 1985 while playing the arcade game Popeye he got to know his future wife and soulmate Linnea Stanley. On June 25, 1988 they decided to tie the knot and became the “Knotty Couple.” Sept. 21, 1990 was the proudest day of George’s life when he became the father of their son Nate Stanley.

In 2010 George and family moved to East Boothbay, a place George always felt “at home” over the years. George’s love for the Boothbay area started when he was a young adult aboard a boat scallop fishing out of Boothbay Harbor. George and Linnea traveled to Boothbay Harbor every year on their anniversary and always said “someday we will move to Boothbay.”

George’s career started with fishing of all sorts including, lobstering, scallop fishing and stop-seine fishing. In 1986 he graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and then became a Hancock County Deputy and Swan’s Island Police Department Deputy. He also completed the Municipal Conservation Officers Training Program. He volunteered his time to the Swan’s Island Fire Department, ambulance service, and was also on the Swan’s Island school and planning boards.

His career also led to being an exceptional carpenter for over 30 years on Swan’s Island building a wide variety of homes from stick built houses from the ground up to timber frame houses, covering all aspects of carpentry from framing to roofing, interior finishes, and cabinetry.

The carpentry business also included his wife and son helping with building and remodeling homes to building lobster cars for local fishermen. His construction background did not stop there; he also ran a business doing tractor work, such as bush hogging, groundwork, and other tractor work for the homes he built, along with owning and running a portable toilet business.

Working as a family continued when they moved to the Boothbay region. All three worked at Rocktide Inn (the hotel where George and Linnea spent their anniversary every year), as well as working at Fisherman’s Wharf where George did hotel maintenance and valet parking. Other places they worked together were Wicked Whoopies and Coastal Maine Popcorn.

Most recently, George and family worked at Ocean Point Inn, where his son Nate was his boss. George worked at Ocean Point Inn for seven years doing hotel reservations and front desk, he built an incredible bond with guests who adored him. Guests only wanted to talk to George when they called. Even at check-in, they had to see George to put a face to the voice they heard on the phone.

His passions were cooking, traveling/driving, the beautiful ocean on the coast of Maine, hiking and walking, and his love for all of the “Star Trek” shows, all while having a witty and sarcastic sense of humor.

His love for the shows of Star Trek were deep over the years. He proudly wore a “Star Trek” captain’s pin his son bought him from Riverside, Iowa (the future birthplace of Captain Kirk). He would often quote many lines from “Star Trek” such as “Live long and prosper,” “To boldly go where no man has gone before,” but, his most said quote was “resistance is futile.” Now he is on his journey to the “Star Trek” Klingon’s Sto-vo-kor.

George was a loyal, loving, protective family man in every sense of the word. He always said that Linnea was his goddess and he only worshiped her.

George is survived by his loving wife Linnea, his son Nate, Nate’s girlfriend Karen Kusnierz, his dog Zen, mother-in-law Cyndi Litchfield, grandmother-in-law Eleanor Murphy, brother-in-law Wayne Stanley, and sister Belva Staples.

He was predeceased by his mother Altha Stanley, father-in-law Larry Stanley, and step father-in-law Herb Litchfield.

George did not want a service; however, on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. regardless of where you are, raise your glass with your drink of choice (George’s drink of choice was red wine) for a salute to George.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to a charity of your choice.

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