Nicholas J. Hemeon, 82, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully
at Golden Living Center in Gloucester on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
Born in Ipswich, he was the son of the late Joshua and Maude (neé
Burnham) Hemeon. He grew up in Beverly, and attended school in
Essex. During the years of the Korean Conflict he served an
enlistment in the U.S. Army. Following his Honorable Discharge,
Nick continued his lifelong passion of boatbuilding, a craft he
began at the age of twelve. He built his first lobster boat in
1953, and throughout the years he designed and built many half
and full models. During his lifetime, Nick built over thirty
lobster boats. Hemeon models are well known along the New
England Coast with many of his boats still operation today.
In addition to his career in boatbuilding, Nick was a
self-employed lobster fisherman. Throughout his lifetime, he
enjoyed hunting, fishing, and flying small aircraft.
He is survived by his former wife, Barbara Hemeon of Essex, four
sons, Ronald A. Hemeon and his wife, Margaret of Essex, Richard
H. Hemeon of Gloucester, Russell W. Hemeon and his wife Cindy ,
Steven N. Hemeon and his companion Anne Babson of Ipswich; four
grandchildren, Alexis Hemeon of Austin, TX, Liam Hemeon and
Jennifer Hemeon both of Essex, Command Senior Chief Craig Cole,
U.S. Navy, SanDiego, CA and four great grandchildren, Donovan
and MacKenzie Cole and Trenten and Abygayle Whittemore.
His funeral service with Military Honors will be held 10 am
Monday, July 6, 2015 graveside in the Spring Street Cemetery,
Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. In lieu of
flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Essex
66 Main St, Essex, MA 01929.