Mau­rice Olin Daf­fin

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

CAM­BRIDGE — Mau­rice Olin Daf­fin, 83, of Cam­bridge, MD, passed away peace­fully on Tues­day morn­ing, Oc­to­ber 25, 2016 at Tal­bot Hos­pice, Eas­ton, MD. Born in Eas­ton on Sept. 19, 1933, he was a son of the late Olin Os­car and Ethel Mul­likin Daf­fin.

He at­tended the lo­cal schools and grad­u­ated from Eas­ton High School with the class of 1952 where he let­tered in base­ball. Mau­rice then went on to serve his coun­try in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 with duty as­sign­ment in the 144th Ord Com­pany (Ammo).

Af­ter his hon­or­able dis­charge from the Army, Mau­rice mar­ried the for­mer Carol Ann Can­non on Dec. 1, 1956. They were mar­ried in Grace United Methodist Church by Rev. Richard C. Hub­bard. They would have cel­e­brated 60 years of mar­riage.

Mau­rice loved the car­pen­try trade and was con­sid­ered one of the best car­pen­ters around. He had worked for var­i­ous con­struc­tion com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Chop­tank Con­struc­tion Co. dur­ing which time he was in­volved with build­ing a ma­jor ad­di­tion onto the LeCompte Fu­neral Home, the present New­comb and Collins Fu­neral Home. He also was em­ployed by the Henry Knott Co. as a Li­censed Home Im­prove­ment Con­trac­tor. Later he be­came self-em­ployed and Mau­rice and his wife com­pleted many projects for sat­is­fied cus­tomers in the area.

As a child grow­ing up in Tu­nis Mills, he was a mem­ber of the All Faith Epis­co­pal Church built by the fam­ily in the Tal­bot County com­mu­nity. He also was a com­mu­ni­cant of Christ Epis­co­pal Church in Cam­bridge, mem­ber of Amer­i­can Le­gion Post #91 and past mem­ber of the Cam­bridge Elks. He had a life­long love of the wa­ter, in­stilled by his child­hood spent on Leeds Creek and the Miles River with spe­cial mem­o­ries of go­ing out on “The Magic” log ca­noe. He also en­joyed sports and coached the Amer­i­can Le­gion Lit­tle League base­ball team and the All Stars to vic­tory on sev­eral oc­ca­sions in the 1960’s. Mau­rice loved his fam­ily and will be missed by all.

Sur­viv­ing him is his wife, Carol Ann; a daugh­ter, Donna Ab­bott of Berlin, MD; grand­son, Ryan Ab­bott and his wife Melissa, along with their chil­dren, Miles and Hazel, all of An­napo­lis, MD; sis­ter, Ellen Cal­la­han of Sal­is­bury, MD; a brother, Gene Daf­fin and his wife Sharon of Trappe, MD; brother-in­law, Ralph Brown; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Pre­ced­ing him in death, be­sides his par­ents, was a sis­ter, Betty Daf­fin Brown.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 10:30 a.m. Fri­day, Oct. 28, at the All Faith Chapel, 26281 Tu­nis Mills Road, Eas­ton, MD 21601, with The Rev. Can­non Patrick A. Collins of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Mary­land Eastern Shore Veter­ans Ceme­tery, Hur­lock, MD, with mil­i­tary hon­ors. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends at the Chapel from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Serv­ing as pall­bear­ers will be Ryan Ab­bott, Richard Meekins, Harry Huse­man, Elmar S. Cal­la­han III, John Cal­la­han, Steve Mer­rick, and Rudy Gar­ber.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions in Mau­rice’s name can be sent to Tal­bot Hos­pice, 586 Cyn­wood Dr., Eas­ton, MD 21601.

Ar­range­ments en­trusted to New­comb and Collins Fu­neral Home, P.A., Cam­bridge, MD.

To share on­line con­do­lences with the fam­ily, please visit www.new­com­b­collins.com.

MAU­RICE OLIN DAF­FIN

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