Arthur A. Mann, 65

Arthur Mann

Arthur Ashley Mann, 65, of Bridgton, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on August 30, 2017, at Bridgton Hospital.

He was born Nov. 12th, 1951, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, to Jeanette Virtue Strout and Willie Ashley Mann. Arthur grew up in Fryeburg, and attended Fryeburg Academy, where he competed in wrestling and football.

Arthur enlisted in the United States Navy on Aug. 4th, 1970. He achieved the Rate and Naval Specialty of “FN 4600” and worked as an “electrician's mate” onboard the USS Johnston DD-821, where he served honorably. During his service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal for his naval support of the Vietnam War.

Arthur is survived by his son, Corey Gray; and grandchildren, Ashley and Ava. He is also survived by his daughter Carmen, and was the oldest of numerous brothers and sisters living in the region. He also leaves behind his partner Susan, whom he loved dearly for over thirty years.

Arthur lived a vibrant and spontaneous life full of love and passion. He was a stern and loving father who taught honor, courage, and commitment to those around him.

Arthur was highly engaged in the Bridgton community with his work supporting maintenance operations for Bill and Bruce Chalmers, where he supported logistics and setup for fundraising events for the Bridgton Hospital and other community endeavors. He also worked independently, restoring many historical homes in the area which include the Noble House Inn, and Castle in the Clouds, among others.

Mr. Mann had a long journey dealing with his failing health and found peace and solace with the Lord in his passing.

Fair winds and following seas!

 

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