DAVID L. CLOSSEY

Calais – David Lee Clossey, 67, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 23, 2013.  David was born in Eastport on July 23, 1945, son of the late Harold and Lorena (Goodiell) Clossey.  He graduated from Shead Memorial High School, Class of 1961, and married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Ann Lovely.  They moved to New Hampshire where he worked as a deliveryman for Idlenot Dairy.  After a few years, they returned to Maine and David became a patrolman with the Calais Police Department.  Later he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, the first person to be awarded this rank with the Calais Police Department.  Later he managed the St. Croix Hotel and served as an EMT for Russell’s Ambulance Service.  David worked for the City of Calais School Department as a bus driver and custodian until he earned his Journeyman license as an electrician.  He started his own business, Clossey Electric, which he owned and operated for 34 years.  David was a member of St. Croix Lodge #46 A.F. & A.M. in Calais and enjoyed bird watching, tinkering and the ocean.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one sister, Bonnie Christie; three brothers, Russell, Harold and Robert; and a brother-in-law Danny Galen.  Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Cheryl Clossey; three children, Harold W. Clossey and his wife Heather Perry of Robbinston, David “Dean” Clossey and his wife Michelle of Ramsey, MN, and Craig Lee Clossey of Houlton; six grandchildren, U.S. Army SPC Zane David Clossey and his wife Elsa and her daughter Sierra of Honolulu, HI, Jena Clossey of St. Stephen, NB, Perry Amos of Robbinston, David Clossey of Ramsey, MN, and Jade and Breezy Clossey of Houlton; two sisters, Barbara Galen of Veazie, and Peggy Boone and her husband Ron of Brewer; sister-in-law Judy Clossey of Camden; many nieces and nephews; and his close friend, Greg Pollock of Calais.  A celebration of David’s life was held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Calais Cemetery with Tessa Ftorek officiating.  Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com