Nathan B. Randolph
CARIBOU, Maine – Nathan B. Randolph, 77, died unexpectedly October 31, 2018 at Caribou. Nate was born in Caribou, March 5, 1941, the son of the late Burnham and Luella (Morrison) Randolph.
The oldest of eight children, Nate was especially close to his youngest brother. He was a graduate of Caribou High School and upon graduation entered the U.S. Army. Nate married Claire St. Peter on February 19, 1966, and together they shared over 52 years of marriage.
Nate was a member of the Caribou Fire Department as a volunteer for eight years before becoming a full-time firefighter for over 35 years. As a result of a work related injury he focused his attention to improving the Learn-Not-to-Burn Program in the area schools. He was affectionately known to area school children as “Fireman Nate”. He was also a member of the Henry B. Pratt American Legion Post 15, a volunteer at Cary Medical Center and was a founding member of the Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery Committee. Nate was named Caribou Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2004.
In addition to his wife Claire of Caribou, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick and Susan Randolph of Caribou and Carl and Marlene Randolph of Riverview, Fl.; one daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Shawn Anderson of Caribou; five grandchildren, Breanna and husband Jordan Bragan, Alissa Randolph, Katie Pelletier, Nick Pelletier and Daniel Randolph; four brothers, Timothy and Dale of Caribou, Llewellyn of PA., and Mark of Chelmsford, MA.; one sister, Brenda Martin of OK. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne and Douglas.
Friends visited with the family Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou. Funeral services were held Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Troy Heald officiating. Interment was at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery.
The family expresses sincere gratitude to the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department, our everyday heroes. Also our deepest appreciation to the emergency room doctors and nurses for the compassion you have shown during this difficult time.
Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Nate may do so through the Learn-Not-to-burn Program c/o Caribou Fire and Ambulance, 121 High Street, Caribou.
Following the service a time of continued fellowship and refreshments was held at the Chan Center, 163 Van Buren Road, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com