BOWDOINHAM — Rev. Wilfred C. Haley, age 85, died on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at a local hospital.

He was born in Phillips, ME, on Feb. 21, 1930, a son of Wilfred H. and Helen White Haley. He married Nelly E. Jones in Phillips in 1948. Mrs. Haley died on Aug. 3, 2009.

Rev. Haley started and was pastor of both the Brunswick Church of the Nazarene and Norway Church of the Nazarene. During his time in Norway, it was the fastest growing parish in the Eastern Region. In total, Rev. Haley served these two church communities for over 43 years.

His church involvement was not limited to his own parishes. He was regularly involved in services at both the Wiscasset and Richmond Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of the KAIROS and was also committed to bringing the message to those incarcerated in Twin Bridges Jail, Warren and Maine State Penitentiary, Thomaston.

His only quality that may have outweighed his faith was his love and care for others. After his wife’s death in 2009, Rev. Haley began Life in the Sonset years Ministries which reached out to caregiving survivors. As a product of this endeavor, Rev. Haley came in contact with and interviewed hundreds of people and televised their stories of strength and devotion over several local networks.

He loved singing and song writing, having written several songs with his wife, “Transformed by Love” was their most meaningful. It was common to catch him singing “Old Tin Cup” by Herb Mullen, a song many became mistaken was a Rev. Haley original.

He is predeceased by his wife; a grandchild, Jess Luneau; four brothers, John Haley, Bob Haley, Ronald Haley, Ray McFarland; four sisters, Grace Marsinko, Pauline Hatrick, June Willey, May Fairbanks.

He is survived by his three daughters, Gail Smith and her husband Sherman of Bowdoinham, Sandy Luneau and her husband Normand of Bridgton, Cindy Evans and her husband Dwaine of Bowdoinham; a sister, Lois Henry of Farmington; five grandchildren, Jennifer Couch of Texas, Matthew Luneau of Texas, Marion Smith of Kentucky, Clayton Smith of Bowdoinham, Dwaine Evans Jr. of Bowdoinham; six greatgrandchildren, Owen Smith of Lisbon Falls, Blake Couch and Jesse Couch of Texas, Moriah Luneau, Zachary Luneau and Nate Luneau, all of Texas; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service celebrating his life was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Church of the Nazarene, McKeen Street, Brunswick. Memorial contributions can be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105. Memories and condolences can be made at www.brackettfuneral-