Chris Simpson, 64, of Whitefield, passed away on the afternoon of July 9, 2019. Chris worked for the Maine Public Utilities Commission since 1985, with a four-year break to pursue a lifelong passion by teaching at Stepping Stones Montessori School.
Chris’s two great pastimes were playing volleyball and guitar (although not simultaneously!) through which he made many true and lifelong friends. Chris hosted weekly volleyball games at his house, featuring strong competition and even stronger friendships.
Chris’s skilled guitar-playing was featured in a number of popular Maine bands, including Leopard Girls, Fault Line, and the Blutonics. In addition, Chris helped found the Batesville Blues Band in 1984 while living in Virginia and he treasured that band’s annual reunion gigs. Chris always made sure others came first and everyone felt included whether at work or play.
Chris is survived by his loving wife, Laurie; his mother, Barbara; his brother, Stewart; and nieces and nephews Maggie, Julia, Adam, Jake and Jason and their families. Chris will also be missed by the family menagerie, especially his beloved Dixon who cherished Chris’s prodigious belly rubs. Chris was predeceased by his father, Wendell; and his sister, Karen.
Contributions in Chris’s memory can be sent to Lucky Pup Rescue, PO Box 461, Kennebunkport, ME 04046; or Stepping Stones Montessori School, 195 Hallowell Road, Chelsea, ME 04330.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting StrongHancock.com.