Dale Wentworth Look

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Machias – Dale Wentworth Look, 83, passed away peacefully Friday, February 1, 2019 at Marshall Health Care Facility in Machias after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Dale was born in Jonesboro, Maine to Shirley and Arline Look on February 25th, 1935. Dale lived most of his life in Machias, graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1952 and attended Washington State Teachers College (now UMM) for 2 years. While attending college Dale played saxophone in the Dixieland Band and played at various venues around the state.  Dale married the love of his life and is survived by Patricia (Patsy Wallace) Look on August 7th 1955 and they shared 63 years together.

Dale was the consummate people person and was the “go to” person for many customers who came to one of the many businesses that Dale worked in. He worked at Clark’s Market, Red & White, Gay’s Shop & Save, Hannaford’s, Four Corners Shopping Center, Columbia Supermarket, Martin’s Feed & Seed, and The Bluebird Ranch Family Restaurant.

Dale enjoyed playing golf with many great friends, dancing, listening to music and playing the saxophone. He was a passionate Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan all of his life. He and Patsy could be seen taking walks around Machias on most evenings or sitting on “The Dike” with Patsy watching the traffic and talking on the CB radio. His greatest joy, however, was spending time with his family.

In his spare time, Dale volunteered as President of the Machias Area Little League, served as a coach in The Machias Area Little League, and as a board member for School Union 102 School Board. Dale is remembered by many people for umpiring countless baseball games for the area town teams and high schools.

Dale was extremely proud of his three children. He is survived by two sons, Mitchell and wife Renne of Roque Bluffs, Michael and wife Tonya of Ellsworth and one daughter Michelle (Look) Gardner and husband Mike of Machias. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Justin Look and friend Katie Dodge of Saco, Kristin Look and friend Josh Harriman of Hollis, Ben Gardner and wife Stephanie of Cutler, Ashlee (Gardner) Bourgoin and husband Eric of Frenchville, and Keenan Look, and Destiny Look of Roque Bluffs. He is survived by four great grandchildren Aiden, Sophia, Jackson, and Clay. Dale is also survived by one sister Judy Randall of Harrington, sister-in-law Betty Beal and husband Melrose of Machias, brother-in-law Lee Faulkingham, as well as special people Janet and David Grout, Vicki Preston, Walter Menclyka, and many loving cousins, nephews, and nieces. In addition to his parents Dale was predeceased by brother Frederick Look, sister Mary (Look) Faulkingham, brother-in-law Kendrick Randall, maternal grandparents Bert and Stella Mawhinney, fraternal grandparents Joel and Elizabeth Look, mother-in-law Delia (Wallace) Benisek, and father-in-law Benjamin Wallace.

Dale will be remembered for his selflessness, kind heart and generous ways. Though a quiet man, Dale’s actions spoke louder than words. A special thank you to Marshall Healthcare Facility for their loving care and support as well as Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home. A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at The Rose M Gaffney Elementary School Gym on Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Dale W Look Scholarship Fund at Machias Savings Bank, 4 Center Street, PO Box 318, Machias, ME 04654.

Dale was always larger than life…a giant among men. THE VERY BEST.



Service: Celebration of Life, 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 16th, Rose M Gaffney Elementary School Gym.

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10 Responses to Dale Wentworth Look

  1. Glen & Karen Bourgoin says:

    Our deepest Sympathies to all of you!! Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time! He was a great man with lots of talent! Remember all the great memories, he will forever be with you!!!

  2. Janet Grout says:

    So very sorry for your families loss. Dale and Patsy have always been like my 2nd parents.
    I love them both so very much.
    I will always remember Dales kindness and love.
    I’m sure he is in heaven now catching up with my mom & dad, without any more pain.

  3. Tim Reynolds says:

    Mitch, Michael, and Michelle, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  4. Sherry, Chris, and Michael Preston says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of this sweet mans family. He was one of a kind. I so enjoyed having him as my boss on the front-end at the Shop-n-Save. He always had a smile, a great whistle, kind word for all, and was just a sweetheart. He will be missed.

  5. Vicki Kelley says:

    Thoughts and Prayers To You All at this time. Love, Vicki, Jodi & Lindsey (Hooper) & Families.

  6. I, like Janet Grout, have always thought of Dale and Patsy like my 2nd parents. I have had support and unconditional love from both of them. As a teenage girl, Patsy would let me pick what was for dinner when I would be there. For those that remember, it was always sloppy joes and strawberry shortcake. Poor Dale would come home several times a week after working long hours to that for dinner and dessert. He would say, “I suppose you let Vicki pick what we’re having for supper.” He always said, “sounds good!” Over the years, it became quite a family joke. I shall miss him, but I know I have another person watching over me! Love you much, Dale…Vicki

  7. Vicki Preston says:

    Dale, a man with a big heart and boundless love for his family. A great hugger!
    He put up with my love of sloppy joes and strawberry shortcake for countless suppers.
    Like Janet Grout, Dale and Patsy were 2nd parents to me. Their love was/is unconditional and their support endless. Everyone should be so fortunate. I love you Dale and I know you are in my corner looking over me. Thank you for being there when I have needed you most. We will be here for Patsy-don’t worry. Soar!!!

  8. Tonya Riley says:

    Prayers, thoughts & hugs to all of you.

  9. Frank Johnson says:

    Sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. He was one of the really great guys in the Town of Machias area. Also, love talking to him he was such an encourager to all we as youth and later as young men. People like Dale really are hard to replace in a community. I knew his kids; specially Mitch and Mike; also, great guys. Mitch and I had a lot of contacts on the sports venues including very early in Little League.
    Condolences to all the family and friends of this great man.

  10. Walter Mendyka says:

    I imagine heaven, for me, would be the summer of 1966 again. A day on the little league diamond that never ends. We never tire playing ball under a warm sun, not a care in the world and coaching us again and always would be Dale Look. Dale was a soft-spoken man and one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. Dale gave freely of his time to others. While growing up I spent three of the best years of my childhood in Machias. Since Dale’s son Mitch was my best friend, I spent more time with Dale, Patsy and their kids than I spent at my own home. Dale was one of those people who led by example. Watching him with others helped teach me how to treat people. I’m happy Dale is finally at peace. Rest easy Dale. I love you and you’ll be forever missed.

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