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SANGERVILLE, John Sulden Starbird passed away at his home on August 11, 2002 following a long illness. He was blessed with a loving family who helped care for him throughout his illness. He was born on March 22, 1929 in Sangerville, the fifth son of Myrtie and Carroll Starbird. He attended schools in Dexter, Maine. He held numerous jobs during his life. He spent years as a machinist at Fay Scott, Keyes Fiber, and Cooper Weymouth. He was a long time member of the North Dexter Grange, the Oddfellows, and the Abner Wade Masonic lodge in Sangerville. He enjoyed snowmobiling and was a member and volunteer worker of the Wassookeag Snowmobile Club. He was devoted to his children and proud of their accomplishments. He enjoyed many friends and will be remembered as a good neighbor always ready to lend a helping hand.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Sangerville; three sons, John Jr. and wife Jayne of Arrowsic; Jeffrey and wife Sheila of Dexter, Jere and wife Kathy of Sangerville; stepson Rev. Dr. Richard Hughes of North Haverhill, Mass.; stepdaughter Sandra St. Louis and husband Maurice of Abbot; and stepson Daniel Hughes and wife Jackie of Brockton, Mass. He was blessed with eight grandchildren who brought much joy into his life, including a special relationship with grandson Barrett. His latest joy was a great grandson born in July.

Graveside services will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter on Thursday, August 15th at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abner Wade Lodge, c/o John Greenleaf, Treasurer, P.O. Box 251, Monson, ME 04464. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford.

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