WATERVILLE -- Wayne P. MacArthur, 74, was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Waterville, to Paul B. and Marie A. (Huard) MacArthur, and graduated from Waterville High School.
Wayne was formerly employed as a police officer by the city of Waterville from 1964 to 1971, a reserve police officer for the town of Fairfield from 1971 to 1979, and became employed by Federal Trust Co. in Waterville in 1971 as a security guard, then a purchasing agent. When Federal Trust Co. merged with Merrill Bank, he became a collector and later a collections official, and when Merrill Bank merged with Fleet Bank he was transferred to Bangor to manage a team of collectors and later became a repossession field specialist, retiring from Fleet Bank in 1994. He then joined Omni Capital as a district manager and in March 1998 he joined Border Trust as a collections officer.
Wayne was an avid fisherman and loved to ATV while spending time at his camp on Moosehead Lake. He was known as a dog breeder and handler for more than 18 years. He was the owner and breeder of several Samoyed champions and most proud of his female Bonnie, who was top winning dog in the country in 1978. He was the president of the Central Maine Kennel Club as well as the Federation of Maine Dog Clubs and judged many shows. Wayne was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Waterville and a Cub Scout Webelo leader. He coached Fairfield PAL baseball and basketball and was the past president of the Lawerence High School Band Boosters.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Patrice, of Waterville; three sons, Brent and wife Noreen, of Sanford, Barry and wife Joann, of Charlton, Mass., and Derek and wife Rachel, of Waterville; two daughters, Tina, of Waterville, and Laurel, of Waterville; as well as nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Wayne was predeceased by his father, Paul; mother Marie; and a sister, Bonnie.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Veilleux Funeral Home. A funeral will be at noon Sunday, April 28, at the funeral home, followed by committal at Maple Grove Cemetery in Albion.
Services are under the care and direction of the Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville; www.veilleuxfuner alhome.com.