Vaughn E. Wakefield, 74, of Albion, died Jan. 1, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness.

He was born March 12, 1935, in Boston, Mass.

In his early years, he worked at Cianbro, 12 years at Clinton Iron Works, 10 years for David Starbird plowing snow for the town of Albion and then retired.

Vaughn loved fishing, hunting, camping, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. He loved fishing with his wife at Moosehead Lake and Cape Jellison. Vaughn was very giving to his family.

He was predeceased by his uncle Colin Wakefield, who was like a brother to him; another uncle he was very close to, Warren Wakefield of New Hampshire; aunt Mildred Applebee; his ex-wife Rita Wakefield and son Eli Whitcomb Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years Shirley Wakefield of Albion; his children Roger and Brenda Wakefield of Fairfield, Lillian Moody of Florida and Tammy Collins of Winterport; his step-children Danny and Linda Whitcomb, Randy and Darlene Whitcomb, all of Belmont, Gloria and Kevin Howard of Frankfort, Bobby Whitcomb of Swanville; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and his dog Ruby.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at