Frederick W. Gildart, 85

Frederick W. Gildart

PORTLAND -- Frederick William Gildart, 85, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

The son of David Louis Lampron and Lenamae Ellis, he was born in Portland on April 29, 1927.

A graduate of Cheverus High School, he was a multi-sport athlete. He served in the Army National Guard and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He enjoyed playing chess, and was an avid dart and pool player, belonging to several leagues. He also enjoyed downhill skiing, traveling and sailing.

Fred worked for many years at S.D. Warren, Central Maine Power and the Maine Central Railroad. He owned and operated the Aminty Company and Port City Engravers. He particularly enjoyed his time volunteering in the Peace Corps, stationed in the Philippines.

After his service in the Peace Corps, he worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, from which he retired.

He was predeceased by his lifelong companion, Mary C. Nappi.

He is survived by his children, Rebecca Kierstead of Westbrook, Martin C. Nappi of South Portland, Lori Pride of Bridgton, Dean Nappi of Eliot and Stephanie Nappi of Windham; two daughters from his marriage to Margaret Auclair, Deborah M. Miller of Massachusetts and Donna Ellis Shertzer of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Please visit for additional information and to sign Fred’s guestbook.

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