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veteranKINGSBURY PLANTATION AND SANGERVILLE, Alton E. Worcester Sr., 67, went home to be with God, January 14, 2003,at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born in Columbia, Maine, April 5, 1935 the second child of Justin and Thersa (Galen) Worcester Sr. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic for 20 years. He served during the Korean and Viet Nam eras, retiring in 1974. For the past 28 years he has operated a blueberry farm in Kingsbury Plantation, and devoted much of his time to the programs of the American Legion family. He was a member of the American Legion for 20 years, serving as Post Commander of the Stott Flanders American Legion Post #165 in Sangerville for 16 years; Piscataquis County council as County Commander and the fifth district as Commander, and presently served as Aide to the Dept. Commander, and the Legion Representative to the Beals Hospital House. For 27 years Alton served as First Assessor of the Kingsbury Plantation. He was raised a Master Mason in 1969 and was a member of the Roman Hathaway Lodge in Rome, New York.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lois (Anderson) Worcester of Kingsbury and Sangerville; four children, Anita Campbell and her companion, Doug Wright of Windham, Rita Spiess and her companion, Ernest Worster of Carmel, Alton Worcester Jr. and his wife, Esther of Bangor, and Ryan Worcester of Cabot, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Alan Moulton of Bangor, Jeremy Moulton of Sangerville, Laura Leigh and Alton Worcester III of South Carolina, and Ashley Worcester of Arkansas; six very special "adopted" children, nephew Ronald Dinsmore and his wife Judy, and Zack of Caribou, Toni Viles and “adopted” granddaughter Alicia Jacobs of St. Albans; Scott and Lisa Richardson and “adopted” grandchildren Ryan, Calla and Cassie of Sangerville; Karen Porier and husband Greg, and Kyle and Matthew of Massachusetts, and Elizabeth Morin and her husband Jim of Parkman; two sisters and one brother; a sister-in-law Patsy and husband Richard Smith, mother-in-law Flora Anderson all of Cherryfield; three nephews and two nieces and Sherry French of Guilford. His parents predeceased him. He was a very special husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of the life of this very special man on Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 3pm at the Chadbourne-Merrill American Legion Post #219 in Dover-Foxcroft. At the end of the service there will be a memorial service conducted by the American Legion and by the Masons. All Master Masons are invited to wear their aprons in his honor. Interment will be at a later date at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Belgrade. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beal’s Hospital House, 1 VA Center, Togas, ME 04330. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford.

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