Mansfield L. Hunt ’37

Mansfield L. Hunt ’37 died on September 17, 2010, in Branford, Connecticut.

(The following was provided by Lincoln County News in September 30, 2010:)

Mansfield Laurance (“Mike”) Hunt, 93, of South Bristol, died peacefully September 17 at Branford Hills Health Care Center in Branford, Conn., where he had been since early August. He had been in declining health for some time.

Son of the Rev. John Eugene and Celia Leland Hunt, Mansfield was born October 21, 1916, in West Lebanon, N.H. His childhood was spent in various communities in New Hampshire and Maine where his father was a pastor of the Congregational Church. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1937, and spent several years employed by the YMCA, and teaching in public schools in Maine. Mr. Hunt served in the Army during WWII, experiencing battles at Normandy and elsewhere. He was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and the Croix de Guerre.

Following the war, Mr. Hunt entered the diplomatic service of the United States and served in posts in the then Belgian Congo and in Northern Ireland before a period of service in Washington, D.C. Upon retirement, he moved full-time to the home in South Bristol that he had discovered when a college student and purchased in 1946. It became the favored location for his extended family to enjoy.

Mr. Hunt was pre-deceased by a brother, Leland O. Hunt.

He is survived by nieces, Cynthia Garrels of Evanston, Ill., and Elizabeth Dailinger of No. Branford, Conn.; great-niece, Katherine Dailinger; great-nephew, Andrew Dailinger; and great-great niece, Violet.

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