Arey Bradford Golding Sr. went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2018 at the age of 100 plus, surrounded by his loving family.
Born December 6, 1917 in Danforth, Maine, he was the son of Bradford and Goldie Golding.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, Sunday dinners, berry picking, and doing things with his cousin Chick.
He entered the Army in 1941 and was a World WarII vet being discharged in 1947.
He worked in Maine and moved to Wingdale, New York working in Harlem Valley Psych Center. He also worked a second job Hunts Country Furniture retiring in 1981 and moved back to his hometown of Danforth.
He is a lifelong member of American Legion Post 45 of Danforth and a lifelong member of VFW in Mattawamkeag. He was also a member of local Grange.
He is survived by his second wife Elizabeth Golding of Danforth, ME., sons Arey Golding Jr. (Ruth) Smyrna Mills, ME, John Golding Sr. (Ellie] Craryville, N.Y., daughters, Elizabeth Brill of Poultney, VT., Sally Price (Bill) Tupper Lake, step sons, Fred Gillis (Joy) of Danforth, Barry Gillis (Carrie) of Danforth; nine grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren, a sister, Mary Irish of Houlton, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Bradford and Goldie Golding, his wife and mother of his children Beatrice Brennan, sisters Phillis Springer, Evelyn Harriman and Charlotte Wright, grandson John Golding Jr., son-in-law, Robert Brill and step daughter Paula Remury.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Legion 45 of Danforth.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 20, at Hilltop Cemetery, Danforth Maine at 1p.m.
A celebration of life will be held immediately after the service at the American Legion Hall.