Merle E. Harmon

SEBAGO — Merle E. Harmon, 79, of Sebago died Friday, December 24, 2010 at Bridgton Healthcare in Bridgton.

He was born in Lovell on March 5, 1931, the son of the late Charles and Eleanor (Bryant) Harmon. Merle attended schools in Lovell. He became married at 21 years of age to Beverly A. Dolloff and they started their family.

Mr. Harmon was employed at L.C. Andrews of South Windham where he worked for many years as a truck driver until their closure. He later pursued truck driving at Gerrity Lumber in Gorham until his retirement.

Merle enjoyed camping and hunting and was a member of the Big Bucks Club. He also enjoyed his children and grandchildren while they grew up. He frequently watched over his two grand dogs, Annie and Pumpkin. Most recently, he watched deer, turkey, and fox from his picture window. An avid sports fan, the Boston Red Sox was a favorite to him.

He shared 55 years of marriage with the late Beverly A. (Dolloff) Harmon, who died in 2007.

Survivors include daughters, Nancy Thompson and Christine Jordan, both of Sebago; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Harmon of Otisfield; a sister, Dorothy Malone of Johnson, Vt.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra A. Murphy in 1998; and sisters, Betty Littlefield and Diane Loder.

Services will be held private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Arrangements by Dolby Funeral Chapels, Windham. For online condolences, please visit the website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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