Alfred W. Lord

Alfred Lord

BROWNFIELD — Alfred W. Lord, a lifelong resident of Brownfield, passed away on Sept. 12, 2017 at Fryeburg Healthcare Center.

He was born in 1923, son of Walter A. and Sadie Walker Lord. Alfred was educated in Brownfield schools, graduating from Bean Memorial High School. After graduating he worked with his father logging with their team of horses.

After Pearl Harbor, he went into the Army and was trained at Pensacola, Fla., before being shipped to the Pacific theater. When the Army joined with the Air Force, he became a Staff Sergeant in the 3rd Air Commando Squadron serving in the Philippines (mostly Luzon and Leyte). He was one of many men who were flown in gliders to behind enemy lines to establish advanced landing sites for the Allies. He was honorably discharged at Christmas in 1946.

Returning home he married Barbara Gilpatrick. Alfred was employed by Brick Craft Industries in Conway, N.H., for many years and after that company closed, he went to Yield House, retiring from there in 1988.

He was active in his community, as Past Master of Shepherd River Lodge before it became Mt. Moriah Lodge #56, and was a 70-year member of the Masons.

Alfred was a member of the Brownfield Historical Society, a member of the Brownfield Fire Dept., a member of NRA, and a staunch supporter of 2nd amendment rights.

He supported many various charities, especially veteran organizations because he highly respected veterans' dedication and service.

Alfred was an avid outdoorsman — hunting and fishing — and over the years was very successful in both endeavors. He loved farming and had a vegetable garden until he was 91 years old. He enjoyed his family and friends and would lend a hand whenever needed. He was a devoted and supportive caregiver to his wife of 54 years, Barbara, during her long struggle with severe rheumatoid arthritis until her passing in 2000.

In August 2017 he was presented the Boston Post Cane as the eldest person in the Town of Brownfield, Maine.

Alfred is survived by a daughter, Judith and husband Stanley; a son, Dennis and wife Roberta; four grandchildren, Donna Durgin, Pamela Coffin, Paul Lord and Glen Lord; seven great-grandchildren, Robynne Mallett, Jaysen Mallett, Kayla Durgin, Andrew Douphinett, Christopher Douphinett, Ethan and Gage Lord, one great-great-grandson Damian Haine.

With respect to Alfred's specific wishes, there will be no services and a private committal for just family at their convenience.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish, www.mainefuneral.com

If anyone wishes, please make donations in his name to Fryeburg Rescue, 89 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, Maine 04037 or Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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