We are deeply saddened by the loss of our brother and Camp Maranacook Advisory Board Member William “Bill” Fletcher. Bill was our authentic Mainer who was also part of the inspiration for Camp Maranacook Arts. He embodied the true spirit of the tranquility, backbone and grit that the state of Maine and its citizens embrace. He would often visit our actual summer home on Lake Maranacook and equally appreciate its unique splendor as much as we did, completely unjaded even though he lived in Maine day by day. His stature and take charge nature lead to the the nickname “John Wayne”. He knew how to rally the troops and lead the charge. We will miss him.
We invite you to make a donation to Camp Maranacook Arts in Bill’s Memory: Bill Fletcher Memorial
In Loving Memory of William “Bill” Fletcher
January 23, 1934 – January 11, 2018
Bill made his transition on January 11, 2018, with his wife and family by his side.
Bill, a life-long native of Augusta, ME was known for his passion for nature and animals, especially his award-winning Champion Belgian horses as well as rescuing and fostering senior and special need dogs.
Bill served as a deputy sheriff in Kennebec County for nearly 30 years and was a part-time school bus driver in Augusta. Later in life his passion for trucking became a reality when he became the founder and owner of Fletcher Transport.
Highly respected and loved in the community, Bill was always there with a smile and a helping hand.
Bill leaves to mourn his devoted and loving wife of 35 years, Stephanie Fletcher, his son Fred D. Fletcher and his wife Harvette and son, Paul A. Fletcher, Also, his beloved grandchildren Heather, Rebecca and Fred all of Augusta.
He leaves his loving sisters Ruth Tondreau and Betty Noble and a host of nieces and nephews and his sisters-in-law Victoria and Karen.
Bill is also survived by an “Honorary” son of his heart, Phil and longtime dear friends, Norman, Pierre, Patty and Lois.
A celebration of life will be in the spring.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Camp Maranacook Arts (www.campmaranacookarts.org/donate) where Bill was an Advisory Board Member.