Rae E. Bacon

WINDSOR — Rae Ellen Bacon, 76, of Windsor, formerly of North Gorham and Scarborough, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at her home in Windsor.

She was born in Lewiston on Aug. 16, 1934, the daughter of the late Gary W. and Elizabeth (Chase) Locke. Mrs. Bacon attended and graduated from high school in the town of Gorham.

Mrs. Bacon was employed by Portland Copper during World War II. She also was employed by the Towns of Gorham and Windham as a bus driver for over 40 years and was a Stanley Home Products and Tupperware sales representative. She also was employed by Sylvania/GTE. In 1973, she was a driver for Wide Load escorts. In 1978, she bought the famous Harmon’s Fried Clams and operated the business until her retirement in 2006.

She was a loving member of the North Windsor Baptist Church, Windsor, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, loved her family and church and designing and making crafts.

Her husband, Leroy L. Bacon Jr. died in 1973. She was also predeceased by a brother, Alan Locke.

She is survived by three sons, Randell L. Bacon of Gouldsboro, Gary “Tiger” W. Bacon of North Gorham and Brian K. Bacon of Hollis; a daughter, Joene R. Clark of West Baldwin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Gary W. Locke Jr. of Danielsville, Ga. and Linfred F. Locke.

A memorial service was held at the North Gorham United Church of Christ, Standish Neck Road, North Gorham on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Burial followed in the North Gorham Cemetery. Memorial services were also held at the North Windsor Baptist Church, 955 Ridge Road, Windsor, on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010.

Arrangements are entrusted to Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. For online condolences, please visit the Dolby website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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