Michael E. Macaulay, 65, of 700-Acre Island, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 in Belfast. He was born Oct. 18, 1945 in Damariscotta to E. Donald and Olive (Hodgdon) Macaulay.

He served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and worked for Dark Harbor Boatyard for 40 years. Michael was a strong man of few words, someone whose nature would be to let his own work, accomplishments and actions speak for themselves.

He was predeceased by both parents, and is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carol Dyer Macaulay of 700 Acre Island; his children, Crystal M. Monahan and her husband William of Rockland, Mass.; siblings, Gail Rolo and her husband Arthur of Sedgwick, Marc Macaulay and his wife Lori of Hollywood, Fla.; grandchildren, Graeme William Monahan, Jake Michael Monahan; niece, Ali Macaulay of Hollywood, Fla.; cousins, Dick Hodgdon, Stan Hodgdon and Virginia Roberts, all of Boothbay; Devil’s Island Taz and Devil’s Jabez Jake, his black labs; as well as many, many friends.

Donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the Waldo County Oncology Department or Islesboro Ambulance.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.