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FRANCIS "BUSTER" PETELLE
veteranDEXTER – Francis M. “Think Snow” Petelle, 75, died July 7, 2002 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born September 25, 1926 at Springfield, Massachusetts a son of Blanche Petelle. Buster proudly served in the U. S. Navy during World War II, and joined the U.S. Air Force as part of the European Occupation Forces, later in Korea and Vietnam, retiring from active duty after 25 years. He was also a deputy sheriff in Worcester County, Mass. He was a member of the Navy League, the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by a brother, Raymond and wife Helen Petelle of MA; a sister, Mildred and husband Mack O’Bier of Texas; his ex-wife and dear friend Marguerite Petelle Wigham of MA; 5 step-children; 9 step-grandchildren, a step-great grand-daughter; several nieces and nephews.

A time of visitation and remembrance will be held Saturday, July 20th, from 1 to 3 PM at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street, Dexter. Following cremation, his Ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, ME 04330.

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