Ambrose Saindon ’46

Ambrose Saindon ’46 died on March 18, 2009, in Yarmouth, Maine.

He was born on May 8, 1919, in Topsham. He prepared for college at Brunswick High School, Maryvale Seminary in Bedford, Mass., and Cherry Meadows Seminary in Framingham, Mass. He attended the University of Maine at Orono before entering Bowdoin as a junior at the age of 25. He was a member of the Meddiebempsters and Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He completed graduate work at Middlebury College’s Summer Language Program in 1947 before embarking on a long career teaching languages at Tilton School, The Abbey School, The Allendale School, Proctor Academy, The Loomis School, The Hackley School, North Yarmouth (Maine) Academy, and Roxbury (Mass.) Latin School. He also taught French at the University of Vermont. He volunteered hundreds of hours at the Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, and in death donated his body to the University of New England Medical School. He enjoyed listening to the Metropolitan Opera each Saturday. He was predeceased by two brothers, Irenee Saindon in 1975 and Emilien Saindon in 1993; and a sister, Anne-Marie Laurier, in 1997.