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Condolence From: Jeff Phillips
Condolence: RE: Prayers for the Cloutier and Williams families...my possible conversation with Jillian.

Prayers for the Cloutier family and the Williams family, daughters Jillian Williams and Elizabeth Cloutier. I understand Jillian recently had contact with her Dad. I just learned of his death from his neighbor. (thank you Nicole)

How I met Mike; it was a 'church thing':
I moved into my home in Litchfield Maine around Labor Day 2014. The first real snow storm we had that winter was significant! On a Sunday morning I left early for Sunday School at Clinton Baptist Church. I was met with a driveway deep in snow. I waded through snow up to the top of my legs carrying a snow shovel. Yes, not originally from Maine, I can shovel snow with the best of 'em. It was going to be a bit of a challenge to shovel the driveway enough to get my car out but I had just enough time to do that and make it to Sunday School on time. Here I am at the end of my driveway with my coat/tie/pants on shoveling. A neighbor (Mike) a tad up a dirt road across the way from my driveway had spotted me. He asked if he could help and plow me out. He got me out immediately. For the coming years he would plow me out...would charge a minimal fee. Mike was a master mechanic. I have run across a few people in my life who were as clever. He had to be at the pinnacle. Mike knew everything and anything about cars/motors/boats...
...Rarely have I met someone who had this skill. I believe he is/was one of those people who could pick up knowledge by osmosis...could just walk by something and figure it out...the truth! There had been times that I called Mike just to make sure he was OK...rarely did he pick up his cellphone....but we were in touch. A few weeks ago a person who used to be our neighbor stopped by. He said he knocked on Mike's door but got no answer. I decided to call Mike. I left a message. On September 5th his daughter living in Wayne Maine was concerned since she had not heard from Mike...she could not get in touch with him. She called the State Police and they did a 'wellness' visit and breaking in. Mike had passed away sitting in his chair. We will miss Mike...a very different individual, ...'different' in all the best ways. Mike was always willing to help out. Mike was very aware of what was going on in Litchfield and what was going on in our nation. I enjoyed very much our conversations. We will miss Mike!!
I may have an opportunity to speak to Jillian....the neighbor Nicole said Jillian might stop by for a visit. Sad...
Jeff

Job 14:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass
Obit:

J
Sunday October 14, 2018
Condolence From: Austin
Condolence: I am so sorry for your pain in this difficult time! The Bible tells us the condition of the dead and that God promises a resurrection. I hope you find comfort from Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 and John 5:28, 29. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Monday September 24, 2018
Condolence From: David l York SR
Condolence: My sincere condolences to all of Michael's family, He grew up across from us in Topsham and palled around with our son Joe, Mike was one fine young man and will be remembered as such, May you folks find peace during this time of sorrow, Blessings to you all
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Condolence From: Kelly Burns
Condolence: Rest in peace Michael. When I cross that bridge myself I will look for you.
Monday September 10, 2018
Condolence From: Joan Hobart
Condolence: You have my deepest sympathy. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Friday September 07, 2018
Condolence From: Nickie and Jamie Ouellette
Condolence: We send our condolences to Mike’s friends, family and loved ones. Mike was always willing to help out a neighbor when needed. He will be missed.
Friday September 07, 2018
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