Peter T. Haines
EAST BETHEL -- Peter T. Haines, 71, died on January 13, 2012 at his residence, the Powder Horn Farm on the Intervale Road.
He was born July 9, 1940 in East Bethel, a son to James and Agnes (Howe) Haines. He was a graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel with the Class of 1958.
Peter worked at the family farm for many years and then for M.I. Bessey Potato Farm and for many years was a self employed carpenter and retired from Grover Gun Drilling of Norway and West Bethel in 2001.
He was Past Master of Bethel Lodge #97 AF & AM and Past District Deputy of District #20; member of Royal Arch Masons of Maine Oxford Chapter #29; 55 year member and Past Master of Alder River Grange; member Kora Temple and the Funsters Unit.
He was married in East Dixfield on Sept. 14, 1974 to Beverly “Bev” Kneeland, who died in East Bethel on April 30, 1995.
Survivors include a brother, George Haines of East Bethel; a sister, Nancy Mercer of East Bethel; a step-son, Gregory Morrill; four step-grandchildren, Allison, Amy, Shawn and Damian; and several nieces and nephews.
He pre-deceased by a brother, John H. Haines.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Alliance Church, Rt. 26, Bethel, with Pastor Kevin Bellinger officiating. Interment in the spring will be in the East Bethel Cemetery, East Bethel. Those who desire may contribute to a charity of your choice in his memory.