Burton E. Mabry, 92

Burton E. Mabry

Burton E. Mabry

SOUTH PARIS — Burton E. Mabry, 92, of Bridgton, died on April 7, 2013, at the Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris.

Burt was born in Bridgton on Nov. 4, 1920, the son of Hattie C. and Irving E. Mabry M.D. He attended local schools and graduated from Bridgton High School in 1938. After working in the First National Stores and attending Portland Junior College in 1940–41, Burt enlisted in the Army.

A World War II Staff Sergeant, decorated with the Bronze Star, Burt served from 1942 to 1945 in “B” Battery of the 197th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons (AW) Battalion. With his battalion, he was in the second wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day, as well as participating a few months later in the “Battle of the Bulge” near Aachen, Germany.

After returning home from the war, Burt attended Boston University School of Business Administration and BU Law School, and was admitted to the Maine Bar Association in 1948. He went on to serve as the manager of Foster-Russell Oil Company until his retirement in 1982.

Burt was an excellent athlete, playing baseball in high school and for the Bridgton town team. He later spent countless hours helping younger family members and neighborhood children learn the game. Burt was also an avid golfer, participating in many local tournaments and following the sport all his life.

An active member of the community, Burt continued a strong commitment to service in a variety of roles, including Chairman of the Republican Town Committee, President of the Bridgton Library Board of Trustees, President of the Bridgton Historical Society for several years, as well as Treasurer of the Historical Society, and membership in the American Legion for over 60 years.

Burt will be remembered by family and friends for his wit and sense of humor, his encouraging way with children and his dedicated service, not only to his country and his community, but as a caretaker for other family members in their later years. He is survived by two nephews, a niece and two great-nieces. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters, Ellen Morris and Betty Foster, both of Bridgton.

At his request, there are no funeral services. Arrangements by Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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