Arthur Verow

Obituary of Arthur Clement Verow

Arthur C. “Archie” Verow, 77, loving husband of Frances (Doane) Verow, died unexpectedly December 19, 2019 from a heart attack at Eastern Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born March 14, 1942 in Old Town, the son of Clement A. Verow and Erma (Smith) Verow Landry. He graduated from John Bapst in 1960 and earned a B.S. degree from Husson College. Archie worked at Eastern Fine Paper and was the City Clerk of Brewer for 40 years. He served on the Brewer City Council and was mayor of Brewer for two terms. He was awarded Brewer Citizen of the Year. Archie was in his third term in the current Maine House of Representatives. He served as president of the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, State’s Animal Advisory Committee and the Maine Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Committee. He was a member and past president of the Bangor Breakfast Kiwanis Club and advisor to the John Bapst Key Club. Archie was a life-long resident of South Brewer and communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish. Archie loved to spend his summers on Parks Pond in Clifton where he built his family camp. He spent many summers hiking, swimming and boating with his wife and children and many relatives. He especially enjoyed attending activities his children and grandchildren participated in. He was a prolific writer who always had a pen and paper in his pocket to jot down story ideas, more recently these were replaced with an iphone. Some of his stories were published in local publications, and many were distributed to friends and family for their enjoyment. He was a member of various writing groups in the area. He was a frequent swimmer in “the cold pool” at the Bangor YMCA. He enjoyed biking, boating, reading, music, sports, camping and dancing. He and Fran were members of the Saturday Nighters dancing club. He was a proud member of the Brewer community and loved being with family and friends. Archie was an advocate for the unborn, disabled and the elderly. He was a gentleman with a great sense of humor who was good to people. Surviving in addition to his devoted wife of 54 years are two beloved children, Todd Verow and his partner James Kleinmann of New York City and Suzette Furrow and her husband Michael of Bangor, a son-in-law, Timothy O’Connor of Virginia Beach; three precious granddaughters, Trudy and Lilly Furrow of Bangor and Abby O’Connor of Virginia Beach; four sisters, Denise Wright of Citrus Heights, CA, Carol Verow of Long Beach, CA, Katherine Dowling of Brewer, and Cynthia Moran and husband George of Winterport; in-laws, John Doane (Lynn), Cindy Perrone (Ken), Gerald Doane and Richard Doane, many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his cherished daughter, Julie M. Verow O’Connor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, 217 York St., Bangor where a reception will be held immediately afterward at the parish center. Burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor will be private. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA. 02451 or at nationalmssociety.org., or the Children’s Dyslexia Center, 294 Union St., Suite 3, Bangor, ME. 04401. Arrangement trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Messages and memories of Archie may be shared at kileyandfoley.com.
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Monday
30
December

A Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Monday, December 30, 2019
St. Paul The Apostle Parish, St. Johns Catholic Church
217 York St.
Bangor, Maine, United States
A Mass of Christian Burial

Reception

A reception with a time of remembrance and refreshments will be held immediately after the funeral mass in the church parish center.
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