James "Bucky" Elwell

January 2, 1924 ~ June 21, 2018 (age 94)

James E. “Bucky” Elwell, 94, of Tatnic Road, passed away at his home on June 21, 2018 after a period of declining health  following an automobile accident.

He was born January 2, 1924 in Sanford, ME, the son of James and Etta (Hatch) Elwell.  For his entire life, Bucky was a heavy equipment operator for various companies, retiring as Superintendent of Heavy Equipment for the Sutton Corporation in Massachusetts.  After retirement, he enjoyed driving the shuttle bus provided by the Pinderosa Campground in Wells, bringing  people back and forth to the beach.

Bucky grew up in Tatnic and loved to hunt and fish the area with his wife, Gertrude.  The deer can be spotted everyday in his fields.  Up until his accident a few weeks ago, he was still driving his car, planting and harvesting his own gardens, picking and selling his own blueberries.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Gertrude (Littlefield) Elwell in 2011.  Surviving are his two sons, David Elwell and his wife Maureen of Wells, John Elwell and his wife Sherry of Shapleigh; a daughter, Glenna Elwell of Wakefield, MA; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer Elwell and her husband Adam Simms of Wells, Amy Cyr and her husband Matt of Wells; and 4 great-grandchildren, Damian, Rachel, Amelia and Jeff and his last remaining sibling of 5, Nellie Elwell.

There will be a private graveside burial at their family cemetery in Wells.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street,  North Berwick, ME.  Condolences may be expressed at

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