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Horace P. Landry Horace P. Landry, 86, of Bonita Springs, FL and Saco, ME passed away on July 11, 2007. He was born August 31, 1920, in Dexter, Maine, a son of Napoleon (Paul) J. Landry and Victoria Langlois. He married Geraldine Hanson on Feb. 14, 1948. He was proud of having been one of the first young men from Dexter to volunteer for the Army Air Corps at the beginning of WWII . He served as a Sergeant with 27th Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, from 1941-1945 and was stationed in North Africa and Italy.

He Studied journalism at Colby College and Yale University and began his career as a journalist at The Eastern Gazette. Throughout his career he worked as an editor and journalist for the Bangor Commercial, The Moosehead Gazette, The Waterville Sentinel, and the West Palm Beach Post Times. He also had a skill for public relations and displayed this talent during his tenures as Executive Director of the Tri- Community Chamber of Commerce for the towns of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charleston, MA, and Publicity Director for the State of Maine Dept. of Agriculture. At the age of 70 years he decided it was time to fulfill his dream of becoming an author and went on to write, self- publish, and promote, two Maine murder mysteries.

He was a member of St. Leo's Church in Bonita Springs where he enjoyed the time he spent serving as an usher. He was proud of having been a founding member of the Shirley B Carter Post # 4298 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars , in Dexter Maine. Throughout his career he belonged to numerous civic organizations including the Elks, Rotary, and Lions Clubs. Horace was an avid writer and photographer. He loved dogs, especially his German Shepherds, harness and dog racing and was a fan of sports in general.

Horace is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine, his sister, Simone Pooler, of MI, and what he referred to as his Llucky Seven'; sons, Scott and wife, Brenda, of Wilton, ME; Russ and wife, Brenda, of Garland, ME, Terry &, wife, Pauly, of Pittsfield, ME, and Bob and friend, Rhonda Nordenson, of Anchorage, AK; three daughters, Mary (Potter) and husband, Rod of Saco, ME, Vicky (Edgerly) and friend, Everett Parker, Jr., of Saco, ME, and Kathryn Landry of Biddeford, ME. He is further survived by eighteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was predeceased by five siblings.

A funeral Mass will be held at at St. Marthas Church in Kennebunk, Maine followed by interment at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, ME. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to: The Maine National Guard Foundation Fund, DVEM, ATTN: Family Program, State House Station #33, Augusta, ME 04333 or Hope Hospice;, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Meyers, FL 33908. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Muir and Anne, the staff at North Colier Hospital, The Aristocrat, and Joanne's House Hospice for their help and support. Arrangements are being made by Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, Bonita Springs, FL and Dennet, Craig, & Pate Funeral Home, Saco, ME.

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