Carleton O. Mitchell, 80, of Swanville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at home with his family. He was born on Jan. 28, 1931 in New Limerick, the son of Carl and Ella (Porter) Mitchell.

Carleton worked at Pratt and Whitney for 37 years and continued to be a hard worker even after retirement. He loved to fish, going to Hollywood slots, going out to eat and doing karaoke with his family and friends. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

He is predeceased by his first wife, Edna (Maloon) Mitchell; and a son, Michael Mitchell.

Carleton is survived by his wife, Debra M. Mitchell of Swanville; his children, Donna Kamineski and her husband Frank of Swanville, Dianne Fairbrother of Connecticut, Steven Mitchell of Florida, stepdaughter Paulette Ronco of Las Vegas, Nev.; siblings, Ronnie Mtichell and his wife Joyce of Belfast, Gary Mitchell and his wife Daisy of Massachusetts, Jeanne Holmes of Belfast; mother-in-law, Caroline Heroux of Belfast; brothers-in-law Ed Nickerson of New York, Roy Nickerson of Warren, Frank Nickerson of Lincolnville; sisters-in-law, Pam Nickerson of Belfast, Val Nickerson of Leeds; grandchildren, Shawn Fairbrother, Amy Fairbrother, and Gina Mitchell, all of Connecticut, Michael Mitchell and Carl Mitchell of Maine, Melissa Mitchell of Connecticut, Jesse Kamineski of Swanville, Josh Kamineski and wife Trina of Texas, Katie Mitchell and Sammie Mitchell of Florida; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; his friends Joan and Howard Torrey, and Tim and Karen Lanphier; and his special cat, Jack. Carleton will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at the American Legion in Belfast on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cancer Care of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road #21, Brewer, ME 04412.

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