Vaughn E. Wellington

SOUTH PORTLAND — Vaughn E. Wellington, 75, of South Portland, died on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at his home. He was the husband of Marilyn J. (Green) Wellington.

Vaughn was born in Blue Hill on Feb. 15, 1935, the son of the late Alfred E. and Maxine (Burton) Wellington. At a young age, he moved to Redbank where he attended local area schools and was a member of South Portland High School's class of 1953.

Following high school he joined the Army and served his country during the Korean Conflict. After returning home he spent most of his career as a salesman for Standard Electric, retiring in 2005.

He and Marilyn celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2007.

Vaughn played a lot of softball in his adult life; playing and the umpiring until he was 59 years old. His love of softball was something he passed down to his children, who also played. He loved a good book, two of his favorite authors where James Patterson and Louis L’Amour; and he enjoyed the solitude of his car to do most of his reading. He also enjoyed a good Western on TV, John Wayne was one of his favorites.

Vaughn's family was the most important to him, he loved to play and visit with his children and grandchildren whenever he could.

Besides his wife of 43 years, he is survived by his seven children, Tracy Vacchiano of Naples, Michael Wellington of Fort Worth, Texas, Robin Wellington of South Portland, Bruce Wellington of Cape Elizabeth, Melissa Wellington of South Portland, Robert Wellington of South Portland, and Scott Wellington of Westbrook; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as two sisters, Mary-Jo Cox of Buxton and Gloria Wellington of Windham; a brother, Carl Grindle of Portland; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Jerry Wellington who died in October 1979; and uncle.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Thornton Heights Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook Street, South Portland. Interment will follow in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Vaughn’s guest book.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Vaughn’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice.

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