BRUNSWICK — Ret. Lt. Cmdr. Theodore A. Hussey, age 82 of Bowdoin St., died on Friday, October 5th at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn, ME. He fought a long, courageous battle with leukemia.

Theodore “Ted” was born in Marblehead MA on April 21, 1930 to Hettie Vickery and Finley A. Mooers of Houlton, ME. He was raised by his adoptive parents, Hazel and Alvin Hussey of Marblehead.

Ted earned his Eagle Scout Award and graduated from Lynn, MA High School. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy where he had a long and distinguished career. He rose through the ranks from Corpsman to Lt. Cmdr. His undergraduate studies were completed at the Citadel, and he earned a Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration from George Washington University.

After 20 years of service, he left the Navy with an Honorable Discharge. He accepted a teaching position and served on the planning committee at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was later appointed Administrator of Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins.

Seeking a more leisurely lifestyle, he came to Maine considering semi-retirement. However, his strong work ethic propelled his to accept the Vice-Presidency of the Maine Hospital Association. Civic minded, he belonged to many organizations. His active participation in Rotary International earned him a Paul Harris Fellowship.

Ted’s hobbies and interests were wide and varied. His greatest love was the sea and sailing his sloop “Patience” on the Chesapeake and Penobscot Bays. He and his wife, Miriam, had many adventures cruising the Maine Coast.

Ted was a quiet, soft spoken, humble man. He loved his country and served it well. He was, above all, an officer and a gentleman.

He is survived by his wife Miriam Charette-Hussey of Brunswick, four children, Stanley Hussey of Panama City, FL, Donna Shelley of Bath, ME, Barbara Davis of Pasadena, MD, Thomas Hussey of Baltimore, MD, four step-children, six grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren.

Ted had requested a burial at sea. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family wished to thank Dr. Trudi Chase and the Oncology staff at Parkview Adventist Medical Center who provided exemplary care.

Donations in Ted’s memory may be made for the Hospice House of Auburn in care of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.