CAMDEN – Montgomery C. “Montie” Morey, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center after a short illness. He was born Aug. 22, 1918, on Deer Isle, the son of Roland H and Eliza Billings Morey. He was educated in Stonington schools and graduated from Stonington High School. An avid baseball player, he played on his school teams and continued to play after finishing school. Following graduation he worked for a time with Central Maine Power Co., and was also involved in the construction of the bridge from Deer Isle to Sedgewick. He then went on to work in the stone quarry on Crotch Island. On April 27, 1937, he married Joyce Blood on Deer Isle, they then moved to Rockland where they began to raise their family. In 1942 his family states “he answered his call to the sea” where he worked as a commercial fisherman for 20 years. Working with the F.J. O’Hara Company in the Ice plant on Tillson Avenue, he iced the boats and trucks that transported the catch and also drove the ice trucks. He worked there for many years always promising to retire “next year” according to his family, but, he was never able to stay away from his second love and many friends and co-workers on the docks. He eventually became a watchman there and retired 5 years ago at the age of 81. Following his retirement he and his wife made their home in Thomaston where they had moved to in 1967. Well known for having a green thumb, he loved to work in his vegetable gardens and shared his often-abundant harvest with many households. His family says “he would spend countless hours on his lush lawns and landscaping”. He was a life member of the Oriental Lodge of Masons in Thomaston and a member of the Broad Cove Church in Friendship. Predeceased by a brother Arnold Morey in 2000, Mr. Morey is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joyce Blood Morey; a daughter, Linda M. Benway of Westbrook; a son, Leroy M Morey and his wife, Laurie of Cushing; four grandchildren, Susan Martin and her husband, Andrew, of Cushing, Teresa Brown and her husband, Deven, of Hamilton, Ohio, Mark R. Morey of Cushing and Lisa Walz and her husband, Darran, of Covington, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Justin Berry of Hamilton, Ohio and Jesse Eaton of Camden and Kim Spear who is considered part of the family, and a nephew; Malcolm Morey of Rockland. A celebration of Mr. Morey’s life will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, with the Rev. Juni Shepardson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Broad Cove Church, P.O. Box 53, Cushing, ME, 04563. Interment will be in the spring at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.