East Machias - Eugene Stoddard Sr. (LUCKY) passed away peacefully at his home on Gardner’s Lake with his family by his side at the age of 81 on August 18, 2021. Gene was born April 24, 1940 in Putnam Connecticut.
Gene worked at the logging mill when he was young, he harvested blueberries, delivered milk for Grants dairy and Shoppe farms, he ran a restaurant with his wife, and delivered Coco-Cola. Gene loved to fish and hunt; he spent many hunting seasons with his sons on the Machias River. Gene fished both summer and winter on Gardner’s Lake in which he caught over 300 salmon in his time of fishing. Gene loved his boats, four-wheeler, and his side-by-side. He spent time down to the lake watching all the boats and when he wasn’t there he would sit in the garage to talk with family and friends. Gene loved to talk on the phone, his son Gene called every night from Georgia at 6:30; Gene would call his son Johnny, daughter Jennifer and all his friends every day to check in on them. Gene was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He loved to socialize with people and tell stories.
Eugene is predeceased by his parents Donald and Gertrude Stoddard; in-laws Walter and Dot Bryant; brother Keith Stoddard; son Michael Stoddard; close friends Harry, Marge, and Richard Larsen; Darrell and wife Evonne Ames; Donna Williamson; He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Jennie B Stoddard; brother Donald Stoddard and his sister Gloria Ames; sons Eugene Stoddard jr. and wife Eunice; Walter Stoddard and wife Lisa; Daughter Jennifer Johnson and husband Neil; Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. His long-time and best friends Bruce and Bud Williamson. Gene will be severely missed. “Don’t put off un-till tomorrow, pick up the phone and call a family member or a friend”
There won’t be a service at this time; A Celebration of Life will take place the summer of 2022. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.