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CORINNA—Philip Paul Nye, 70, died August 1, 2011 at a Pittsfield nursing home. He was born December 28, 1940 in Perham, a son of Orlo G. and Margaret (Kennedy) Nye.

He was employed by Veazie’s Dairy Farm when he was young, and later for Hartland Tannery and the Eastland Woolen Mill until it closed. On June 2, 1962, he married Diane Buck.

Philip will be remembered for riding around town on his scooter or lawn mower, going out to the Veazie or Simpson farms to see the guys. He loved truck-tractor pulling, NASCAR, and was a Toni Stewart fan. Visits from Lauryn and Aidan Anderson, Jake Paradis or Kaileigh Clowry and Brock always made his day. He was fortunate to have had great neighbors that gave a helping hand when he wasn’t able to do things thanks to Ernie and Mary Kneeland, Scott Butler and his fiancée Heather. It was much appreciated.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, he is survived by 2 sons, Randy and wife Debbie Nye of Ripley, and Patrick and wife Kathy Nye of St. Albans; 2 brothers, Gerald Nye of Hampden and Donald and wife Mary Nye of Corinna; 2 sisters, Alberta Nelson of Dover-Foxcroft and Edith and husband Rick Zajak of Newport; brother-in-law, Terry and wife Esther Buck of Corinna; a sister-in-law, Charlene Emerson of Newport; his mother-in-law, Thelma Buck of Corinna; a step grandson Justin Clowry of Fairfield; step great granddaughter Kaileigh Clowry; several nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his pal Kamie Cat. Philip was predeceased by a brother, Orlo K. Nye; a baby brother, Clarence; and 2 sisters, Phyllis Wright and Gladys Ouellette.

By Philip’s request, there will be no services.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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