Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rush Reunion 2010

Good Day to you all,
As we are planning our spring and summer trips please don't forget to plan ahead for next year as we have our 5th Rush Reunion in Benedicta, ME. This reunion is for all that can trace their blood line back to John D. Rush of Stelle, Germany and Benedicta, ME. The week leading up to the Rush Reunion on Sat. Aug. 21, 2010 there will be day trips such as hiking Mt. Katahdin, water water rafting, golf, shopping etc. . The day prior to the reunion is a day set aside for the family to break down into smaller groups and have their individual linage gathering as that was a huge success the last reunion. We hope that you will join us and help us reach our goal of 1000 people. Lets make this the biggest reunion yet.

Enjoy this beautiful spring day.

Monday, April 13, 2009

In Loving Memory of John "Buck" McAvoy

John "Buck" McAvoy

STACYVILLE - John "Buck" McAvoy went to be with his Lord Saturday, April 11, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Buck was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Benedicta. "Buck" earned his nickname honestly because he did his hunting by moonlight in his early years. He was known to all as a lover of hard work and ran his family logging business for more than 60 years. Until the day he retired, Buck believed his business was to be run by a handshake and his word; a good day in the woods was spent on his D-7 bulldozer. He was happiest when his home was filled with his family and friends and especially rejoiced when a baby came along. He made each grandchild feel like they were his favorite. Buck is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Isabelle McNally of Sherman. He is also survived by nine children, Rick McAvoy and wife, Mary, of Mount Chase, Billy McAvoy and wife, Sue, of Sherman, Debbie Patterson and husband, Wayne, of Austin, Texas, Lisa Rush and husband, Greg, of Sherman, Chris McAvoy of Brewer, Becky Hughes and husband, Wayne, of Stacyville, Shawn McAvoy and wife, Kelley, of Patten, Scott McAvoy of Stacyville, and Michelle Robinson and husband, Kevin, of Saco. His life was blessed with 16 grandchildren, Ryan McAvoy, Oliver and Zak McAvoy, Amy Cyr, Lisa Harvey, Mary Stelly, Seth and Ben Rush, Meghan Hammock, Katie and Mallory McAvoy, Kylie Holman, Alex McAvoy, Casey McAvoy, Isabella and Austin Robinson. He was also blessed with numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Buck is survived by one brother, Joe McAvoy and wife, Lil, of Silver Ridge. He was predeceased by his mother, Beulah Casey McAvoy and father, Joseph of Benedicta; 10 brothers and sisters. His family thanks the staff of Houlton Regional Hospital for their compassionate long-term care. Special thanks to Dr. Ted Sussman for his professional yet compassionate care of our beloved husband and dad. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Benedicta, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday with Father Joel Cyr, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Bell Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 27, Benedicta, ME 04733. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rush Reunion 2010

Happy Easter to you all. As you spend the day with your loved ones please not forget this opportunity to spend next August with your extended family as we try to make this the biggest reunion yet. The week of Aug. 14- Aug. 21, 2010 their will be daily events leading up to the reunion. Please don't forget Aug. 20, 2010 as we arrange smaller gatherings for each linage of John D. Rush. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Have a wonderful Easter with your loved ones.