NEWCASTLE — John James Oliver, Jr., 61, died peacefully Friday, January 13, 2012 at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home in Damariscotta following complications of pneumonia.

He was born on November 19, 1950 in Massachusetts, the son of John and Margaret (Hodgdon) Oliver Sr.

He lived with his mom for many years in Wiscasset, becoming close friends with their neighbor Lorrie Blake and her daughters, Krissi and Michelle.

He was a member of the Mobius community for many years, loving his various jobs at Lincoln Academy, Walk and Feed and Salt Bay Framers. John was also a member of the Special Olympics for many years earning lots of medals.

John loved his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys and for his 50th birthday he went to Philadelphia to see them and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. He loved vacationing; he has been to Niagara Falls, visited his friend Judy with her miniature horses in Las Cruces, NM a couple of times, Disney World in Orlando, Savannah, GA and his favorite trip to the Dallas Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, TX. Another favorite trip was to Washington D. C. where he visited the many memorials and museums and his favorite destination, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where he brought home his " Big Money", a sheet of 16 $1.00 bills that the "Frame Shop" framed for him and he hung on the wall of his room. John loved the American flag, at his house the flag still flies along with the State of Maine flag and the Dallas Cowboy flag. John also loved chop suey, diet pepsi and his favorite hot drink, tea.

John was predeceased by his father and mother.

John leaves behind many friends who lovingly remember his crow and turkey imitations as well as his nicknames for his friends.

He is survived by his special friends, Lucille, Fred and Lorna Lothrup, Christina Rawson, Nate Allen, Lorrie Blake, Krissi Ivy, Michelle Doucette and his many friends of the Mobius Community.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A gathering will follow at Mobius, 319 Main Street, Damariscotta. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Mobius, Inc., 319 Main Street, Damariscotta, 04543. Condolences may be made online at

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