Gary L. Hooper, 74

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Gary L. Hooper

SOUTH PORTLAND — Gary L. Hooper, 74, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

He was born in Portland on Jan. 13, 1940, the son of Gleason and Ora Hooper.

Gary grew up in West Hartford, Conn. graduating from Conard High School.

He was a Coast Guard veteran and worked 38 years at S.D. Warren. He was a member of the VFW and the South Portland Historical Society, an avid traveler and sports fan.

He was predeceased by both his parents.

He is survived by his wife Dolores of South Portland; sister Joyce Jeffrey of Raymond; stepson Jeffrey Usher; stepdaughter Julie Silva; a great-niece and a great-nephew; and four grandchildren.

Visiting hours were held Monday, Jan. 27 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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