STONINGTON – Roger C. Hardy, 21, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, in the waters off Sunshine. He was born April 21, 1983, in Chicago, the son of Walter and Marilyn (Mitchell) Hardy. Roger was a popular student while he attended school in Stonington and was a graduate of Deer Isle-Stonington High School, Class of 2002, where he was Prom King his junior year. He was a sternman for Tom Libby, and enjoyed working on the water. Roger liked music and dancing, and played the bass guitar. During his senior year, Roger was a D.J. at WERU community radio in Orland, which he liked very much. One of his proudest accomplishments was obtaining his driver’s license and car. He also enjoyed sports, and could often be found playing basketball. Roger was a counselor for Upward Bound at the University of Maine in Orono for three years, and attended the Community of Christ in Sunset. He was well known and liked in the Island community. Roger is survived by his mother, Marilyn Hardy of Stonington; his father, Walter Hardy and his companion, Donna Theriault, of Hancock; grandparents, Doris Hardy of Sedgwick and Ashley and Jeannette Mitchell of Stonington; a brother, Thomas Hardy and his companion, Patty Eaton, of Stonington; two sisters, Becky Hutchinson and her husband, Michael, of Stonington, and Nikki Hardy of Deer Isle; two nieces, Katy and Erin Hutchinson of Stonington; his “second family”, John and Carla Wallace, and their son, Joey, his childhood friend, all of Stonington, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Deer Isle-Stonington High School Gymnasium with Elder Dowe Eaton and Frank Shepard officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Sunset, Deer Isle. Gifts in memory of Roger may be sent to a fund established in his name to help his family with funeral expenses to Bar Harbor Banking and Trust, Deer Isle, ME 04627. Arrangements are by Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Stonington. A memorial register and directions is available online at