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DOVER-FOXCROFT - Frank H. Murch, 75, husband of Violet (Hall) Murch, died Dec. 2, 2002, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 21, 1927, in Atkinson, the son of Ora G. and Clara (Hanson) Murch. A lifelong resident of Atkinson and Dover-Foxcroft, he attended schools in Atkinson and Foxcroft Academy. He served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed at the Lary Funeral Home for 12 years, and then served as Piscataquis County Sheriff for 22 years. He was a member of the Chadbourne Merrill American Legion Post No. 29, Mosaic Lodge No. 52 AF & AM, D.J. Babineau VFW Post No. 3385, and was a past member of the Maine State Sheriff's Assoc. He took great pride in his family, his garden, and was an avid outdoorsman and gatherer.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Vi of Dover-Foxcroft; two daughters, Wendy Pullen and her husband, John of Monson, Christine McCorrison and her husband, Val of Corinth; three sisters, Marjorie Smith of Dover-Foxcroft, Laura Pratt of Guilford, Irene Bonsey of Dover-Foxcroft; six grandchildren, Kristin Pullen and her husband, Cory Clawson of Golden, Colo., Jonathan Pullen of Blanchard, James Pullen of Monson, Jennifer McCorrison of Augusta, Matthew and Craig McCorrison, both of Hudson; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Barry Hayes and his wife, Carol of Brownville.

Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, where a celebration of Frank's life will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, with the Rev. David McLeish officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Atkinson Corner Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Frank H. Murch Scholarship Fund, care of Piscataquis County Sheriff Dept., 52 Court St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.

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