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Corinna & Dexter - Frank Benjamin Knowles, 90, was born June 15, 1913 in Corinna, Maine, and died May 12, 2004, at Sentry Hill in York, Maine. Frank graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston, Maine Class of 1933. He worked for Moosehead Woolen Mill, tested milk for farmers throughout Central Maine, and retired from Fay-Scott Machine Shop in Dexter. He was a member of the Pleasant Street Christian Church, serving as treasurer for 35 years. Throughout his life he enjoyed boating, hunting, fishing, mini-golf, and had a great love for horses.

He was predeceased by his beloved wives, Eva (Dearborn) Knowles in 1988 and Thelma (James) Knowles in 1990. In addition to his wife Ruth of Dexter, he is survived by two sons, Benjamin of Hoodsport, WA, and Raymond of Gahanna, OH, two daughters, Glenice Godinho of York, Amber Cherniske of Dexter, three stepsons Kevin James of Bar Harbor, Jessie Pingree of Ripley, and Keith Pingree of Garland, three stepdaughters Adrienne Strout of Dexter, Brenda Hogate of Cornville, and Wendy Luce of East Holden. 8 Grandchildren, 13 Great-grandchildren, Step-Grandchildren, and Step-Great Grandchildren.

Friends may call Friday, May 14th, 6 to 9 pm at the Crosby and Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport, Me. Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna on Saturday, May 15th, 10 AM with Reverand Paul Heath of Vassalboro officating. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Corinna Village Cemetery in Corinna, Maine. Arrangements by Crosby and Neal Funeral Home of Newport.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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