Hugh Dwelly died on April 10, 2014 at Fairfax Hospital of a heart attack. He was a retired USAID Foreign Service Officer whose career included tours in Turkey, India, Sri Lanka and Italy. He graduated from Kents Hill School in Readfield, ME in 1950 and went on and graduated from Boston University. Upon retirement, he received the USAID Outstanding Career Achievement Award. Mr. Dwelley maintained close ties to his home village of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island, ME. He and friends founded the Islesford Historical Society to preserve island history. In 2000 he published “A History of Little Cranberry Island Maine”. In 1995 he became an active member of the advisory council of the island institute devoted to the viability of 14 offshore Maine island communities. The James R. Dwelley Scholarship Fund was founded in memory of his grandfather and set up to help graduates of the Cranberry Isles schools get a good high school education. As president of the Maine State Society of Washington, DC Scholarship Foundation, he helped youths throughout Maine with the costs of high education. Survivors include his beloved wife Shirley of 58 years; two sons, James and John (wife, Angie) and grandson, Raymond. He will be buried on Little Cranberry Island.
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