Eugene “Harlan” Bartlett, 80, of Denmark, Maine, died late Tuesday evening, Aug. 13, 2019, at his home in Denmark, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on, May 28, 1939, in North Conway, N.H., a son of, Nelson and Alegra (McAllister) Bartlett. After graduating from Fryeburg Academy, he married, Martha Gerry on Feb. 20, 1960.
They lived in Connecticut until 1964 as Harlan worked at Pratt & Whitney. They returned to Maine and settled in Denmark where alongside his brother Waine, they ran the Village Store. Harlan worked in the store in all capacities for the 14 years. He will be fondly remembered as the butcher and for having the best wheel cheese.
In 1979, he started the Moose Pond Harbor Marina and although he supposedly retired years ago, could still be found puttering until last year.
He was a charter member of the Denmark Lions Club, Fire Department and Snowmobile Club and was also active in the Masons and as a Shriner.
Harlan loved to deer hunt, restore antique cars and time spent fishing with his wife, Martha, who predeceased him on March 16, 2000.
He is loved by his three children, Jeffrey Bartlett of Denmark, Maine; Jolene Snow and her husband, Alfred, of Denmark; and Jerry Bartlett and his wife, Diane, of Rapid City, S.D.; dear companion and significant other, Marilyn Bennett of North Fryeburg; eight grandchildren, Jen, Craig, David, Lyndsay, Brittanie, Heather, Rick and Tiffany; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Carlene Colbath of Conway, N.H.; Waine Bartlett of Belfast, Maine; Sandra Lacy of Rochester, N.H.; Lindon Bartlett of Brownfield, Maine; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by siblings, Edward, Ronald “Buddy,” Lloyd and Reginald “Reggie.”
A memorial service for Harlan will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Expo Building at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds.
Gifts in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home at 9 Warren St. in Fryeburg.
Condolences and tributes may be shared with his family at woodfuneralhome.org.