Harvey E. Whitehouse

FREEPORT — Harvey E. “Whitey” Whitehouse, 88, Freeport, died on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at his residence.

Whitey was born on Jan. 11, 1922, in Bridgton, the son of Lincoln E. and Velma A. Barker Whitehouse and attended Bridgton schools. He worked at Burnham & Morrill for over 25 years and had retired from there. He had lived in Freeport for 42 years coming from Portland.

Mr. Whitehouse served his country faithfully during WWII. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart as a result of a gunshot wound while in combat near Monzuno, Italy.

He was a member of the VFW, the B&M 25 Year Club, and a former member of the Freeport Country Club.

He enjoyed golf, hunting, gardening, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, helping his daughter and granddaughter with horse shows, he was a collie breeder and also found many wells for people while dousing or “water witching.”

Whitey was predeceased by his wife, Margaret C. (Bushkovski) Whitehouse; and a son, Michael Whitehouse.

Surviving are his two sons, John T. Whitehouse of Freeport and Donald Whitehouse of Saco; his daughter, Kimberly S. Whitehouse Spear of Gardiner; a brother, Lee A. Whitehouse of Bridgton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Burr Cemetery in Freeport. Arrangements are in care of the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. Condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com

Memorial donations can be made in his memory to: The American Cancer Society of Maine, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite #300, Topsham, ME 04086 or The American Diabetes Association of Maine, 80 Elm Street, Portland, ME 04101 or to the Cerebral Palsy Center, 331 Veranda Street, Portland, ME 04103.

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