BRUNSWICK — John Robert Poutree passed away peacefully February 17, 2017 with his loving wife, children and niece by his side. Born February 11, 1945 in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of Theodore R and Dorothy L Randolph Poutree. In 1966 he married Lauralee Abair of Brunswick Maine. He spent 24 years on active duty in the United States Navy, retiring as chief in 1986. Following his career in the navy he enrolled at the University of Southern Maine in the Industrial Technology program earning his bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of his degree he worked for the Department of Labor as a Veteran’s Outreach Counselor for 11 years retiring in 2005.

In his remaining years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his family. He also spent 30 years as a member of the Brunswick Zoning Board, periodically acting as chairman. He loved the Town of Brunswick.

John is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, his children Norma Jean of Brunswick and Robert and his wife Shera of Apopka Florida. His shining stars are his Grandchildren Sarah Poutree of Brunswick, Ben Poutree, and Stella and Charlotte of Apopka, Florida.

Also his sisters Jeanne Astino and her husband Joe of Cohasset, Massachusetts Anne Mooney of Quincy, Massachusetts and brother David and his wife Jan of Rising Sun MD.

He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

John is predeceased by his parents, his older brother Douglas and sister Meredith Drummond

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, February 25 at 1pm at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Brunswick High School Music Boosters Brunswick High School 116 Maquoit Road Brunswick, Maine 04011.