Obituary for Alvah Sprague
Alvah Sprague, 73 of Bristol, passed away at his home on the morning of April 30, 2017. Born in Damariscotta on July 28, 1943, he was the youngest child of Ralph and Thelma (Cornish) Sprague. Alvah grew up attending local schools, and graduated from Lincoln Academy.
Out of high school, he went to work for Colby and Gale before heading out on the ocean as a fisherman. He started his fishing career with Clelle Genthner aboard the “Western Wave” and later owned his own boats, first the “Miss Fortune”, and later the “Sara / Amy” named after his two daughters. He also owned and operated Main Street Gulf in Damariscotta for several years.
When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed woodworking and building things with his hands, road trips to Florida, and he loved going out to eat. He was a long-time member of the Damariscotta-Newcastle Lions Club, was a member of the Damariscotta fire department, and enjoyed his yearly treks with friends to their hunting camp in Brownville. More than anything, he loved to socialize and make people laugh. He always had an infectious giggle, a sly smile, and twinkle in his eye.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by siblings, Ralph, Jr., Fredrick, Beatrice, Aldana, Beverly, Bernice and Neil; and his long-time furry companion, Stoney.
He is survived by his wife, Jodi Dearing; daughter, Sara Lynne Sprague Pinkham and her husband Kris, and their children, Joshua Hopkins, Jesse Peters and Shane Pinkham; daughter, Amy Sprague Cornaire and her twin daughters, Naiya and Natalie; stepdaughter, Heather Dearing; siblings, Virginia Berry, Anthony Sprague, and Thelma House and her husband Ronald; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Sprague and Janice Sprague; the mother of his children, Lynne Campbell; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A time to gather and celebrate the life of Alvah will be held from 1:00-3:00pm, on Thursday, May 4th at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. He will be laid to rest privately in the Sheepscot Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com