Clifford M. Mulherin, 88

FRYEBURG — Clifford Milton “Cush” Mulherin, 88, of Fryeburg, also known as “Pap” by his grandchildren, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at his home on Bridgton Road after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

He was born in Jefferson Meadows, N.H., to Todd and Jenny Towle Mulherin on May 11, 1925, being the youngest of five brothers.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He later returned home to Fryeburg where he met the “love of his life,” Gertrude Stevens, who he later married on Feb. 9, 1947. They had their daughter Gail Frances on Nov. 3, 1947.

For more than 20 years Clifford was employed by Diamond National, Corp. of Fryeburg as a long distance tractor trailer driver hauling lumber. Later on he worked as a logger and supervised a logging crew in Ashland, Maine. Upon his and his wife’s return to Fryeburg, he went to work for Roger Garland of East Conway, N.H. as a skidder operator. Before retiring, he continued to work as an independent logging contractor.

One of his many interests was snowmobiling with his family. We fondly remember one trip in particular to Mount Tom that the family still laughs about today. He enjoyed harness racing, owning and training several horses of his own. Clifford took great pride in his home and the gardens that he and his wife took care of. Cush and Gertrude also enjoyed camping, taking their three grandchildren on fun trips, as well as renting waterfront cottages for several summers that family and friends enjoyed visiting.

Clifford was predeceased by his parents and three of his brothers, Authur, Alphonse and Forrest; his only grandson, Jason Andrew Wales; a niece, Judy Goss; and a sister-in-law, Miriam Mulherin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Gertrude, of 67 years, and their daughter, Gail Francis Wale and her husband Robert; two granddaughters, Denise Davis and her husband George and Jennifer Greaney and her husband Marc; his great-grandchildren, Colby and Kylie Locke, Campbell and Bowen Wales, and Reese and Brayden Greaney. He is also survived by a brother, Roland Mulherin of North Fryeburg; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank Fryeburg Health Care, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, and Bridgton Hospital, as well as Fryeburg Rescue, and Wood Funeral Home for their caring, help and support during this difficult time.

There will not be a service or visiting hours at this time. A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg in the spring. Should family or friends choose memorial donations in Clifford’s name, they may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177 Fryeburg, ME 04037, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 170 U.S. Route One, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.woodfuneralhome.org

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