Clarence Ellsworth Libby, age 90, passed away peacefully at his home in Durham, with his son and daughter-in-law by his side.

He was born April 27, 1926 to Leroy and Edith (Brett) Libby on the farm on Poland Range Rd. in Freeport. He attended the Collins one-room school and then went to Freeport High.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force at the age of seventeen and trained to fly planes using new technology called “jet propulsion”. On July 3, 1948, he married the love of his life, Peggy Jane Fuller.

Clarence worked as a shipbuilder and carpenter, before going to American Can Co. as a machinist. He later retired from the Brunswick Navy Base where he was a machinist. For more than 20 years, Clarence and Peggy enjoyed living in Florida for the winters, then home for the summers, first in Freeport and later in Durham.

Clarence was a very active man who enjoyed gold, hunting, fishing and boating. He was a “cracker jack” croquet player and was very rarely defeated. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially “Sequences”. He was a member of the Freeport Lions Club for many years. He also was a member of the Masons Lodge #23 in Freeport.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Peggy; his son, Randy Libby and his wife Jaci; brother Norman Libby of Tewksbury; sisters, Margaret Udall of Portland and Luella Merryman of Lisbon Falls; Grandchildren, Aaron, Anna, William, Samantha, Monique, Jonathan, and Donovan, and several great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Wayne Libby and his daughter, Jane Chisem; his brothers, Leroy, Alfred, Winfield, Donald, Stanley, and Richard; also his sisters Frances and Evelyn.

There will be a graveside service on May 12, 2017 at 11:00am at Gracelawn Cemetary in Auburn.