Clifford Wiley

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Obituary of Clifford L. Wiley

Dover-Foxcroft - Clifford L. Wiley, age 98, died at home of natural causes on April 16, 2020. Cliff is survived by his partner of 18 years, Phyllis Moore, and her children; his son, Wade Scott Wiley and his wife, Lynne, of Ferndale, Michigan; his daughter, Deborah Wiley Hillman and her partner, Donald Favreau, of Lewiston; his son, Jay Clifford Wiley, and his partner, Katherine Greason, of Brunswick; his grandchild, Leah Wiley and her wife, Sarah; his beloved great-grandchildren, Elijah, Hannah, and Jonah, all of Saco; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda J. Peacock Wiley, originally of Little Rock, Arkansas; his brothers, Robert Wiley, Clair Wiley, and Earl Wiley; and his sisters, Kathryn Greene, Marie Doore, and Carolyn Green. Cliff was born on March 18, 1922, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, to parents Guy and Mildred Pratt Wiley. He graduated with honors from Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft in 1941. He lettered for 4 years in football, basketball, and track. In 2014, he was elected to the Foxcroft Academy Sports Hall of Fame. After high school he joined the Army and served as a Staff Sergeant with an infantry division in Europe during WWII. He was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge receiving a Purple Heart and other medals. Upon his return he married Wanda in 1945, and they moved to Dover-Foxcroft to start their life together. Cliff was a great family man and a loving father. They had 3 children; Scott, Debbie and Jay. He worked as a postal carrier for many years and then moved behind the counter to serve as Assistant Postmaster and Acting Postmaster. Cliff was a social, active man who was deeply involved in the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational United Church of Christ for the majority of his life. He was the oldest member of that church and a former Deacon. He was a past member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, bowling, playing softball and basketball, snowmobiling, playing bridge and other card games, building and flying model airplanes, his backyard garden, and always a good story or joke. Cliff’s family and friends will always remember him as a loving, gentle, quiet person. He was proud of his family and their lives. The family would like to thank the wonderful neighbors who have looked out for Dad including Blaine Rideout and his son, Kris, for helping with the yard and snow all these years. We also express great gratitude to Phyllis Moore and her family for their devotion to Dad and his well being. Thank you also to Juli Larrabee for her support and loving care giving. A celebration of life will be held when we can all get together. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational United Church of Christ, 824 W. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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