Harry L. King Sr.

GORHAM — Harry L. King Sr., 83, of Gorham, died on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at the Barron Center in Portland.

He was born in North Conway, N.H. on Aug. 16, 1927, the son of the late Oliver M. and Hilda (Fernald) King. Mr. King attended schools in Jackson, N.H. He later enlisted into the U.S. Army during World War II and served as a Private First Class.

Following his honorable discharge from the service, he returned home to work on the Maple Rock Farm in Parsonsfield. After two years of work on the farm, he became employed at Burnham & Morrill, where he worked as a machine operator for more than 40 years, retiring in 1988.

He enjoyed fishing, hiking and camping in New Hampshire all of which he did with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed family reunions, mowing his grass, landscaping, and tinkering in his garage.

He was married to Lorraine (White) King who died in 2004.

In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two daughters, Mary Stover and Cynthia Wallace.

Family members include a son, Harry L. King Jr. of Standish; a daughter, Sandra King of Bridgton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul King of Webster, Fla., and a sister, Sarah Burnham of Westfield, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held at the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham, on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Private burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Girls and Boys Club of Portland, 169 Broadway Street, South Portland, ME 04106.

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