WEST GROTON — Mike McPartlan, a lifelong resident of West Groton, died unexpectedly at his home June 20, 2006. He was the loving husband of Kathleen (Anderson) with whom he recently celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on June 10.
Mr. McPartlan was born in Groton June 30, 1955, son of Theresa (Comeau) and the late Philip H. McPartlan. He was brother to Timothy J. of Shirley, and Jennifer B. of Pepperell. He graduated from Groton High School, class of 1973, and went to Wentworth Institute of Technology, class of 1975, and graduated with an associate degree in building construction.
He was the proud father of son Francis Michael and his wife, Michelle, of Bernsalem, Pa., and two daughters, Katherine Rose and her husband, Dean, of Rangeley, Maine, and Megan Elisabeth and her husband, Colin, of West Groton. He was the loving son-in-law of Anita Anderson of Groton, and Mike and Karen Anderson of Sanibel, Florida.
A lifelong resident of Groton, he was a volunteer firefighter for the West Groton Squannacook No. 2 company. He served as a commissioner on the West Groton Water District for 15 years.
Mike was employed by Friedrich Construction and the Groton Highway Department. He joined the Groton Electric Light Department in 1981 and he served the town for over 26 years, retiring in 2004.
Upon retirement, Mike’s focus became his family and his love of woodworking. His specialty was restoring wooden boats, from cedar canvas canoes to Rangeley guide boats and mahogany runabouts.
He was an avid fly fisherman both in the river and salt water. He was a member of Trout Unlimited as well as the National Rifle Association.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s name to The West Groton Fire Department Squannacook No. 2, P.O. Box 417, West Groton, MA. 01742 or the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, P.O. Box 249, Oqussoc, ME 04964.
Arrangements by the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School, Groton.
Services have been held.