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DEXTER - Maurice F. “Chib” Clukey, 81, died January 6, 2008, at a Dexter health care facility. He was born September 17, 1926, in Dexter, son of Francis and Juanita (Dulac) Clukey. After Chib graduated from N.H. Fay High School, he served for two years in the US Navy during WWII. He attended Arnold College in Milford, CT and Farmington State Teachers College, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. At Farmington he participated in intramural programs and varsity basketball and baseball.

Letha (Gram) CrayDuring his senior year, he was elected President of Kappa Delta Phi fraternity, and was also a member of other organizations on campus. After college Chib played semi-pro baseball for two years in Aroostook County and several years in the Dexter area.

An avid sports fan, he enjoyed baseball, basketball, and the NY Yankees. He worked for many years as Director of the Summer Recreational Program and held different positions in local organizations.

He taught Grade 6 at the Abraham Lincoln School in Bangor for 3 years, and completed his educational career in Dexter and S.A.D. #46, retiring at the age of 57 after 32 years in education as a teacher and principal. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion.

He was taken care of by long time companion and best friend, Marilyn Bolduc of Dexter. He is also survived by 9 wonderful step-children; 26 grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and his daughter-in-law, Kathy Clukey of Kennebunk. He was predeceased by his wives, Marilyn (Martin) Clukey and Faith (Skilling) Clukey; his son, Robert Clukey; and a sister, Alma Lessard.

Graveside services will be held in the spring in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the American Heart Association, 51 U. S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. To sign an online guestbook, go to

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