William L. Mageles, 81

William L. Mageles

GORHAM — William L. Mageles, 81, died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at his home in Gorham.

Bill was born in Portland on March 2, 1931, the son of George and Marie Macarrick Mageles. He graduated from Deering High school and attended Tilton Academy in New Hampshire.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He later worked at the Puritan Restaurant in Portland, which was started by his father then later co-owned Wasson’s Grove Restaurant in Falmouth with his brother Ted from 1955-1975.

Mr. Mageles was a steward of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland. He was also a life member of the Elks National Foundation of Portland Maine Lodge No. 188.

Bill is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Mageles Egan of Rangeley; two sons, Michael T. Mageles of Denmark and Mark W. Mageles of Bridgton; and seven grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held at the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. Private burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Portland.

For online condolences, please visit the website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

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