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veteran GUILFORD, George W. Rollins, 76, died December 8, 2002, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, with his family at his side. He was born in Guilford August 11, 1926, son of the late Frank and Dalcida (Bessey) Rollins. He was a graduate of Guilford High School class of 1944. George was a Navy veteran of WWII from 1944 to 1946, serving in the South Pacific. He was stationed in Okinawa until WWII ended. After the service he graduated from Skowhegan Commercial School, Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts and attended the University of Maine in Orono. On June 25, 1954 he married Alice (Ruland) Rollins. George worked as a woodsman and later in the office of Haley Construction Company until his retirement in 1988. George was a great lover of the outdoors and had a vast knowledge of the Civil War and local history. He was a member of the Abbot Historical Society. George loved the written word, whether in books of poetry or prose. Above all else he loved his family and his country.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years; a daughter and her husband, Mary Kay and William Santoro of Parkman; a son and his wife, Frank and Lynne Rollins of Parkman and their daughter Michelle of Bangor; a daughter and her husband, Jennifer and Mark Mulherin of Sangerville and their sons, Sean and Brendon; a son Robert Rollins of Hopkinton, Massachusetts; a brother-in-law and his wife, Warren and Gail Ruland of Connecticut; an aunt, Marguerite Sawyer of Guilford; many nieces, nephews and cousins. George was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Fern Rollins and Joyce Rollins Carlson and a brother, Frank Elden Rollins.

Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak Street in Guilford. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 PM Thursday with the Rev. James Robichaud officiating. Graveside committal services will be held 12:00 PM Friday May 16, 2003, at the Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Mayo Regional Hospital Intensive Care Unit, c/o Tom Lizotte, 897 W. Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 or to the Abbot Historical Society, c/o Janice McAllister, Treasurer, P.O. Box 105, Abbot, ME 04406.

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