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Nathaniel Cousens

Nathaniel Carll Cousens

March 30, 1932 - December 23, 2018
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SOUTH THOMASTON – Nathaniel Carll Cousens, died Sunday, December 23, 2018, at his home surrounded by his beloved family after complications of cancer.

Born in Buxton, March 30, 1932 he was the son of Harry H. and Alice Carll Cousens. He graduated from Samuel D. Hansen High School and from Farmington State Teachers College in 1953.

In 1954 he married Anne Waterman of South Thomaston. After two years in the Army, he began his teaching career at Freeport High School. From there he went to Springfield College where he earned a degree in Physical Education and Health.

He taught and coached basketball and baseball at Wiscasset High School, South Berwick High School, Dirigo High School in Dixfield and in 1967 came to Rockland Jr. High School and retired from teaching in 1980.

After retiring from teaching he lobstered full time until 2012. He kept a small boat with a few traps and lobstered until he was in his mid-80s.

He and Anne enjoyed trips to Manasota Key in Englewood, Florida for many years. About his favorite place was their cabin in Beaver Cove at Moosehead Lake where they enjoyed kayaking and swimming.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; his son, David and wife Lorri; daughter, Sandy Manahan and husband Bill; five grandsons, Alex Cousens, Sam Cousens, Andy Cousens and Katie Wiggin, Heath Curtis, Todd Curtis and Hilary O’Hara and their anticipated son due in late February, and a great-granddaughter Audrey Anne Cousens. He also leaves cousins in Buxton. They are Linda Caouette, Jane Wendlekin, Joan Berry, Roger Carll and Jimmy Carll.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Nate’s family suggests that memorial donations be made the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.
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Donna Hurley

Posted at 02:46pm
My sincerest condolences to the Cousens Family. Nate was a special Gentleman. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jerry Malcolm

Posted at 09:58am
R.I.P. "old" friend. I have known you for more than 65 years, first Farmington, then your team beat my team in the Maine State basketball tournament in 1962, then such a pleasure to have worked together at RDJHS.
A good long retirement. My best wishes to Anne, David, and Sandy and their families. I will miss him, as will you. All my best!!!

David and Mary Ann Small

Posted at 04:47pm
Thinking of you all and sending heartfelt memories of a good man.

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