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GREENVILLE- Edmond L. “Bud” Pelletier, 90, passed away Wednesday July 2, 2008, with his family by his side, at a Greenville hospital following a brief illness. He was born February 12, 1918 in Old Town, the son of Louis and Leona (Michaud) Pelletier.

Bud was a graduate of Old Town High School, the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and attended classes at the University of Maine. He joined the CCC’s and later the U. S. Marine Corps where he served for seven years. He was stationed in the Pacific during WWII. After the military, Bud drove bus for Hasey’s Bus Lines until moving to Shirley and becoming a welder for Great Northern Paper Co. for 19 years. In 1971 Bud started the Greenville Police Department, where he served as chief from 1971, until his retirement in 1981. That year the Maine Chiefs’ of Police Association honored Bud as Chief of the Year. He was a member of Columbia-Doric Lodge for 52 years, a member of Anah Temple Shrine, a Piscataquis County Deputy Sheriff for 53 years and a Town Fire Warden. He was a member of the Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Assoc. and umpired many Greenville High School baseball games. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Above all, Bud was a loving husband, father and special grandfather to Tom.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Marion (Layman) Pelletier of Shirley, a daughter, Barbet and her husband Steven Mason of Greenville, a son, Steven and his wife Irene of Tucson, Arizona, a special daughter-in-law, Beverly of Saco, his grandchildren, Tom, Bryan, Deborah, Pamela, James and Matthew, 6 great grandchildren, many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Special friends Byron and Pam Woodward will also remember him. He was predeceased by a son, Edmond A. Pelletier, his parents, his sister Velma, and a special niece, Lorraine.

There will be a celebration of his life on Saturday July 19, at 1:00 pm at the Crosby-Neal Funeral Chapel, Masonic Lodge, Greenville with the Rev. Harbour Mitchell officiating. Services will conclude with interment in the family lot in Shirley.

Because of his deep affection for the youth of the area, in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Greenville High School Student Activities Fund, P. O. Box 100 Greenville, Maine 04441 or to the Summer Baseball Program c/o Town of Greenville, P. O. Box 1109 Greenville, Maine 04441. He lived by the side of the road, and was a friend to mankind.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to

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