Charles E. Monty

FRYE ISLAND — Charles E. Monty, 85, formerly of Augusta, died on Monday, May 14, 2012.

He was born on March 9, 1927, in Plainfield, Conn., the son of Arthur and Mary Louise (Bromley) Monty. He was a graduate of Northeastern University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering. He joined Central Maine Power Company in 1950.

While continuing his career at CMP, he received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine. He was a member of the Augusta Rotary Club and deacon of the South Parish Congregational Church. Since the start of his career, he advanced through the positions of superintendent of Stations, operating engineer-Electrical, assistant manager-Production Operations, vice president and manager of Production Operations and senior vice president for Engineering and Production. He was named president and CEO in August of 1983. At that time, he was also elected president of Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company. In 1987, a new hydroelectric station in Lewiston was dedicated as the Charles E. Monty Hydroelectric Station.

He retired from CMP in 1989 and continued to serve as chairman of the board of Maine Yankee and a board member of CMP until 1997. After that, he consulted on several engineering projects, which interested him, including the development of wind power in the United States.

During his retirement, Charlie remained active and busy. He spent most of his time at his cherished Frye Island home, where he walked a five-mile loop daily. He also enjoyed traveling the United States and abroad, continually learning new things, solving puzzles, and spending time with his children and friends.

Charlie was predeceased by his former wife, Pauline (Weeman) Monty; his eldest son, Charles E. Monty Jr.; and his sister, Winifred Palmer.

Charlie is survived by a son Nathan Monty of Charlton, Mass.; three daughters, Mary Germani of Tega Cay, S.C., Violetta Priestley of Portland and Marcia Black of Falmouth; a daughter-in-law, Diane Monty of Raymond; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, River Road, Windham. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. at the chapel with the Rev. Scott Black officiating. Interment will be on Sunday at the Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. For online condolences, please visit

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