Everett L. Palleschi Sr.

MONMOUTH – Everett L Palleschi Sr., 91, having finished his gardening and completed all his chores here on earth, died peacefully at his home in Monmouth Saturday Oct. 30, 2021 surrounded by family. Everett was born into a large Winthrop family in 1930. His father Loretto Palleschi was an Italian immigrant and his mother Rita Alden was a direct descendant of the Mayflower Aldens. This shaped who he became as a hard worker, farmer, maker and lover of cider, wine and spaghetti, community volunteer, steward of the land and proud patriarch of a close family. He had many funny and long winded stories of growing up in Winthrop with his siblings Lottie, Nita, Marion, Hartley, Joseph, and Elda. He could tell stories and drink wine forever.He was educated in the Winthrop school system and although he did not love school, he loved to learn and was still researching ways to make the soil in his garden better this past summer. He instilled a respect for education and hard work in all of his family. He believed if a job needed to be done, do it now and do it the right way. In 1950, Everett married Lillian Person, and he followed all of her directions from that point on. Their stubborn commitment to each other was the example of living love to their entire family. Together they raised three children Everett Loretto Jr., Rita Sue, and Kenneth Joseph. They also loved two very special nephews as their own: Dennis and James McKenney. They delighted in the growing of their family to include 8 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. They attended as many ball games, recitals, school plays and races as they could and for many years they hosted regular Friday night suppers with all 8 grandchildren. They led by example in hard work and the immense value of family.Starting at an early age he worked various jobs. First, as a farmhand for his beloved Aunt Mabel and Uncle Wilton. He then worked for the Norcross Family in Winthrop driving trucks and heavy equipment. He spent 34 dedicated years at Community Service Telephone Company; he could always recite any phone number you might need in the area by heart.He and Lillian loved growing and harvesting their large gardens and tending to their various fruit trees and bushes scattered all around their property in Monmouth, Maine. They made their own tomato sauce, pickles, relish, canned vegetables and fruit, jams as well as apple cider and wine. All of which was shared with friends and family alike. Much of the food that they served at the many large family gatherings was from their gardens.In 1993, he retired to spend more time at his favorite place: the family camp located in Northeast Carry on Moosehead Lake. At camp he enjoyed fishing, puttering, cheating at cards, snowmobiling, fixing the roads, talking to neighbors and most of all being at camp with Lillian and all of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Watching the sunset was his favorite part of the day, and although he was rarely without a job to do, he would stop whatever he was doing to watch it set over the western shore in brilliant colors.Family and his community were the essence of his life. He served in many organizations such as the Monmouth Fire Department serving many roles including captain (1954-2004), Monmouth Federal Credit Union board (including chairman of the board for many years), St. Francis Xavier Men’s Club, founding member of the Monmouth Athletic Boosters, Monmouth Cochnewagon Trailblazers, and Monmouth Little League. Every organization was better for having his selfless involvement. He never sought recognition and pushed others to do their best. He always loved to know what was going on locally and read two newspapers every day. To his great sadness his wife of 68 years, whom he called Myra and adored and cared for throughout her long illness, predeceased him in 2019. He was also predeceased by Marion, Nita, Denny and baby Oliver. His steadfast presence will be missed by his children Larry and Trudy, Rita and Richard Howard, Kenny and Kathy, and special nephew Jimmy and Karen McKenney. His support of and interest in his grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud will be missed by Aaron, Eric, Leticia, Jenora, Christina, Matthew, James and Steven, as well as their spouses and partners. His laughter, teasing and M&Ms will be missed by the great grandchildren: Hailey, Alexis, Emma, Lane, Zachary, Seth, Kyle, Lillian, Samuel, Noah, Jonah, Stella, Mason, Autumn, Truman, Julia, Brianna, Everett and Emily. His dog treats and spoiling will be sorely missed by all canines he knew, especially Ozzy and Fletcher. There will be a mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Wednesday Nov. 3, at 11 am. The family will receive visitors at Knowlton Hewins Roberts Funeral Home in Winthrop before the mass from 9:30-10:30 am. Arrangements are in the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St. Winthrop where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.comIn lieu of flowers,donations may be made to:Monmouth Youth Baseball/ Softball at MYB/SPO Box 309Monmouth. ME 04259

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