Vernon Huestis

BERWICK — Vernon Francis Huestis died peacefully Friday, Feb. 10, at the Scarborough Maine Veterans’ Home; he was 95 years old.

Vern was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Bristol, Rhode Island, to Grace Simister Huestis and John Floyd Huestis.

After graduating from Colt High School, Vern was drafted into the Army and would later receive a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Missouri through the GI bill. While in Rhode Island, Vern met his first love, Marie Elizabeth Perry and the two raised five children together. Vern worked for 26 years in his father’s shop, J.F. Huestis Inc., until the family moved to Berwick, Maine. Vern then worked for Corning/Components in Biddeford until retiring after 25 years.

After 20 years of marriage, Vern and Elizabeth divorced and Vern met his second love, Terri Dubois. They married and Vern became stepfather to Terrie’s children.

Vern was a proud member of Berwick, Maine’s American Legion Post #79 and Biddeford, Maine’s Knights of Columbus.

Vern is preceded in death by: his second, wife Terrie Huestis; daughter, Sara Huestis; stepdaughter, Carol Dubois; granddaughter, Haley Dubois; and sister, Barbara Husband.

Vern leaves behind: his first wife, Elizabeth Perry; daughters, Julia Huestis, Lisa Huestis, Martha Huestis and husband Tom Byrne; and son, Jareth Johnsonand; stepchildren, Carlene Laflamme, Carla and husband Rob Membrino, and Norm Dubois and wife Holly; nephews, David and Richard Husband; plus grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many friends including Art Dennison and Eric Mihan.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 178 Elm St., Biddeford, ME

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. More information and photos can be found at

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