Russell James “Rusty” McPhee, 18, of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 6 at LincolnHealth-Miles Campus in Damariscotta. Rusty was born on Dec. 29, 1999 in Portland to Jeromey McPhee and Angela Brochu.
Rusty grew up in Waldoboro and was raised by his grandparents, Naomi and Gerald McPhee. He graduated from the Class of 2018 at Medomak Valley High School. Rusty enjoyed academics while in school. He was a member of the Cub Scouts. He had a huge passion for video games and was a big Harry Potter and Dr. Who fan and enjoyed swimming. He was a loving, big-hearted, caring, empathetic person as well as a jokester telling jokes and “stirring it up!” He will be missed by his cat “Mittens” and his beagle “Butch”.
He was predeceased by great-grandparents, Earl and Betty Wallace; great-grandparents, Lalia and James McPhee; and great-grandparents, Bill and Eunice Potter.
Rusty is survived by father, Jeromey McPhee of Waldoboro; mother, Angela Brochu of Rockland; paternal grandparents, Naomi and Gerald McPhee of Waldoboro; maternal grandparents, Pam and Gordon Tibbetts of Alna; twin sister, Raina McPhee and fiance Dustin Campbell of Waldoboro; aunts, Rachel McPhee of Waldoboro, Dezarae McPhee and fiance Douglass Knowlton of Waldoboro, and Alexiee McPhee of Warren half-brothers, Billy and Zach Dunning of Alna; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Rusty is also survived by two very special cousins Damien and Bentley.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Mon., Nov. 12 at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, with Pastor Tom Rawley officiating.
Donations may be made in Rusty’s name to Maine Suicide Prevention Program, 1 Bangor St., Augusta, ME 04330; or OUT Maine, 63 Park St., Rockland, ME 04841.
Condolences may be shared at hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.