Charles F. Phillips, 72

BANGOR — Charles F. Phillips, 72, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 10, 1945, in Boston, Mass., the son of Chester Phillips and Lois Parsons Lane.

At the age of five, he and his family moved to Bridgton, Maine. Charles graduated from Bridgton High School in 1963, and went on to graduate from the University of Maine with a Master’s in Education. He was a Vietnam War veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Charlie and Cynthia (Rollins) Phillips, were married on July 10, 1970. They had two children, Andrea and Steven.

From 1972 to 1982, he was an Elementary School Principal in Belfast, before moving to Pittsfield, were he was the Elementary School Supervisor until he retired in 2000.

Charlie's life was dedicated to his family and the children and teachers in his schools.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Steven K. Phillips. Charles is survived by his wife, Cynthia; daughter, Andrea Hardison, and her husband, Bryan; granddaughter, Elizabeth Hardison, and his sister, Joyce Rose.

A service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 27, at the First Congregational Church, 33 South High St., in Bridgton.

Gifts in Charles’ memory may be made to Stevens Brook Elementary School Backpack Program, 14 Francis Bell Drive, Bridgton, ME, 04009. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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