Philip Calvin Speed

December 24, 1914
- May 23, 2003

ATKINSON - Philip Calvin Speed, 88, husband of Dorothy (Pratt) Speed, died at his home in Atkinson May 23, 2003, following a short illness. He was born Dec. 24, 1914, the son of Hartwell and Hattie (Sweet) Speed. A graduate of Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1936, he farmed and worked for the B & A Railroad, retiring in 1977. He enjoyed woodworking and built large and miniature canoes for several years. He caned canoe seats for Old Town Canoe, Island Falls, and North Woods Canoe shops. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy of Atkinson; four daughters, Linda and her husband, Walter Lougee, of Milo, Carol and her husband, Joel Patterson, of Springvale, Susan and her husband, Peter Cannon, of Atkinson, Judy and her husband, Thomas Harvey, of Atkinson; nine grandchildren, Patricia Patterson, Amy Schmitt, Nancy Barnes, Bruce Lougee, Julie Whitten, Mark and Holly Andrews, Margaret and Thomas Harvey; and four beloved great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Rachel and her husband, Dan Dustin, of Rockland; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, 2003, at the Atkinson Methodist Church, with Rev. Neil Gastonguay officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Atkinson Corner Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Atkinson United Methodist Church, 153 Maple Road, Atkinson, ME 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.


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