Emerson Clough, 95

Emerson Clough

Emerson Clough

NORWAY — Emerson Clough, 95, of Bethel, passed away on Saturday, Aug, 3, 2013 at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center.

He was born in Bethel on Dec. 17, 1917, the son of Robert and Mabel Bryant Clough. He attended school in Bethel, then did some logging and went to work on different farms. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and served in the European Theater of Operations. He saw action in Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany before he was discharged in 1945.

After returning home, he worked in the woods and did some mining. When the opportunity arose, he went to work in the construction field as a laborer, retiring in 1979.

On Feb. 1, 1947, he married Adaline Stetson. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year.

Since then, he has enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening. He was an active member of the American Legion, belonged to the Laborers’ Union and was involved in the John Clough Genealogical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Adaline; a son, Theron of Hebron; three daughters, Valerie (Cindy) Schroeder of West Baldwin, Rosalie Farnum of Harrison and Corinne (Connie) Lausier of Errol, N.H.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashely Schroeder and Richard Chapman; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Mabel Bryant Clough; brother, Roger (Pete); sisters, Dorothy Gordan, Grace Morrill, Margaret Merrill and Mazie Kincaid; and a half-brother, Herman Bryant.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Jackson-Silver American Legion Hall in Greenwood (Locke Mills). A time of visitation and refreshments will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Greenleaf Chapel, 37 Vernon Street, Bethel.

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