Maurice E. Penney — "Moe" — 89, died peacefully Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Tall Pines in Belfast where he had resided for four years.

Moe was born in Knox, March 10, 1929, to the late Norman and Maddalena Penney. He graduated from Freedom Academy, where he played basketball and baseball. His love of sports continued throughout his life and he would often watch the Patriots and Celtics, and he especially loved the Red Sox.

Maurice moved to Connecticut where he became employed by the railroad. After spending 40 years at various railroads he retired from Amtrak passenger service in 1991. He and his late wife Myrtle returned home to Thorndike for the summers and spent the winters in Lutz, Fla.

Maurice is survived by his three daughters Anne Wing of Rockland, Dorene Penney of Mashpee, Mass., and Denise Maher and her husband Roy of Plymouth, Mass.; and his step-children Rosalie Cole of Pocasset, Mass., Clifton Bumpus of Lewiston, Bradford Martin of Westbrook, Conn., Nicholas Brown of Thorndike, and Veronica Kupferman and her husband Ken of Knox. He was the brother of the late Carl Penney. He was a grandfather to 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at the Knox Ridge Cemetery in Knox. Arrangements have been entrusted to Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at