ELLSWORTH – Philip Cirard, died March 29, 2004, at home with his loving family at his side. Born Sept. 18, 1924, in Bar Harbor, to Adelard (Peter) and Jennie (Charon) Cirard. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was also an avid Red Sox fan and coached little league for many years. He was a member of the V.F.W., Lygonia Lodge No. 40, and a member of the Anah Temple of Bangor. He served in the Army from 1944-1946, taking his basic training in South Carolina. He was transferred overseas, first to France and then to Germany, was close to the Russian border, he saw action as a Class One Rifleman and was wounded in action and honorably discharged. Returning home, he married Louise Stockbridge on June 14, 1947. He was employed by E.L.Shea for 26 years, and with James Webber for 15 years. After retiring he returned to work for the Ellsworth School Department performing carpentry duties at the high school which he loved immensely. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise of Ellsworth; one daughter, Pamela and her husband, Earle Carlisle, of Sullivan; two sons, Paul and his wife, Carol Cirard, of Lamoine, Neil and his wife, Kim Oliver Cirard, of Patterson, La.; one brother, George Cirard of Mount Desert; three sisters, Lillian Warren of Vinalhaven, Charlotte Makela of Scarborough, Alice Richardson of Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Jodi, Tracy, Terri, Chad, Cory, Cody, Kristi and Kyle, three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Syndi and Macey. He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers, Arthur, John, Peter and Alan; as well as two sisters, Blanche Kelly and Eva Braley. Contributions can be made in Phil’s memory to the Mary Dow Cancer Center, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME, as thanks to the special nurses and staff that cared for him. Friends may visit with the family 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at the Jordan Funeral Home, where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2004, at the Jordan Funeral Home, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.