Clarence Currie, 83

Clarence Currie

Clarence R. Currie, 83, of North Bridgton and Scarborough, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 at Bridgton Healthcare Center with his family by his side.

He was born in North Conway, N.H. on Jan. 14, 1934, the son of Stanley R. Currie and Arlene N. (Thombs) Clemons and stepson of John (Jack) G. Clemons.

He was raised in Bartlett, N.H. and graduated from Bartlett High School in 1952, a class of 14 students. He attended NH Technical Institute, Portsmouth N.H. studying Mechanics.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958 and was in the reserves until 1962. One of his highlights while in the service was going to Paris, France.

He married his wife of 51 years, Marilyn E. (Mowatt) Currie on Jan. 31, 1959 in Portland.

He had a love of trains and enjoyed country music. He loved playing his guitar and singing, You Are My Sunshine to his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed watching baseball; he was a NY Yankees fan and a Detroit Tigers fan. He went by many nicknames including Sonny, Chick, Chiclet, and Chick-A-Boom.

He worked for BP Oil, the Town of Scarborough as a school bus driver, and was a volunteer fireman for the Scarborough Fire Department. He was a member of the Governor William King Masonic Lodge 219 in Scarborough for 38 years.

Clarence was predeceased by his wife Marilyn in 2010; sisters Margaret Ainsworth and Joyce Ainsworth.

He is survived by a daughter, Pamela J. (Currie) Christy of North Bridgton; a granddaughter, a grandson and two great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and funeral were held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, followed by a reception at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Rte. 1, Scarborough. Committal was also held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com

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