Rev. Alexander Lincoln Craig

CRAIG, Rev. Alexander Lincoln, 76, Massachussetts and Maine, 2014.

Rev. Alexander Lincoln Craig

    MASSACHUSETTS & MAINE – Rev. Alec Craig was born Alexander Lincoln Craig on October 22, 1937, in Boston, MA. He received a bachelor’s degree from Keene State College in 1959, a master’s degree from same college in 1961, and doctorate Ed.D from Syracuse University in 1968. He was a special education teacher, taught at two colleges as a special education professor and special education director in Laconia, NH, before entering Bangor Seminary where he prepared himself for the UU ministry.
    Alec came into our midst at the beginning of this mid-life career change. Guided by a savvy counselor who recognized both talent and opportunity he blossomed from student to intern to minister quickly. He served The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft and The Universalist Church of Dexter for half of his 26 years in ministry.
    His greatest passion was pastoral care; bridging ecumenical divides, befriending pastors and priests, serving as Mayo Hospital chaplain, Pine Tree Hospice volunteer and Womancare advocate. He was counselor and friend to many through life’s challenging times. When he retired from Maine he moved to St. Petersburg, FL, where he served several churches.
    He is survived by wife, Penny; son, Geoffrey and wife, Sarah; daughter, Emily; two granddaughters, Allora and Hannah; two brothers, Duncan and partner, Cynthia, and Edward and wife, Frances several nieces and nephews.
    In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a personal donation to your local American Lung Association and/or your local Hospice organization. Blessed Be and Amen!

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