Lester N. Gammon

LIMINGTON — Lester N. Gammon, 90, of Limington, died on March 26, 2012, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness.

He was born in Limington on Aug. 20, 1921, the son of Charles Everett Gammon Sr. and Mildred Gilpatrick Gammon, and attended local schools.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was the recipient of a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars.

He met Corene Hall while serving and they were married in Marianna, Fla., on April 17, 1943.

Lester was a truck driver for most of his working life. He worked for Condon Transportation, which was later bought by Sanborn’s Motor Express. The company was known as A.P.A. Trucking when Lester finally retired after many years of service.

He was a former member of the Adoniram Masonic Lodge in Limington and a current member of the Freedom Masonic Lodge #42 in Limerick as well as being a Shriner. He was a member of the South Limington Grange and the South Limington Baptist Church.

Lester enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycles. He also liked playing card games and cribbage. Lester liked horse racing, NASCAR and was an avid baseball fan.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Corene Gammon in 2000; as well as four brothers and one sister.

Surviving are his five children, Stanley Gammon of Bridgton, Judy Day of Standish, Dianne L’Heureux of Old Orchard Beach, Paulette Langevin of Hollis and Dana Gammon of Parsonsfield; a brother, Malcolm Gammon of Windham; a sister, Althea Axelsen of Westbrook; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 31, at 11 a.m., at the South Limington Baptist Church. Pastor William Rankin officiated. A Masonic service will also be held directly following the memorial service. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, Cornish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: South Limington Baptist Church, P.O. Box 128, Limington, ME 04049 or the Freedom Masonic Lodge # 42, 54 Island Rd., Limerick, ME 04048.

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