Maurice B. Littlefield ’41

Maurice B. Littlefield  ’41 died on December 28, 2015, in Sanford, Maine.

(The following was published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2015):

SANFORD – Maurice B. Littlefield, 96, a resident of Sanford, formerly of Portland, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at his home in Sanford after a brief illness.

Mr. Littlefield was born in Portland on Feb. 21, 1919, a son of Walter and Lanah (Morrison) Littlefield and graduated from Deering High School in the Class of 1937. He then furthered his education at Bowdoin College and graduated in 1941.

Maurice was given the only “Lifetime member of the Bowdoin Alumni” award, of which he was very proud.

He served with the US Army Air Corp during World War II. He married Virginia Brown Littlefield on April 15, 1943.

After the War, he taught school in the Unity School System and then was a traveling salesman for the family business, M.F. Bragdon Paint Company of Portland, which he purchased in 1966 and operated until 1981, when he sold the business to his son, Donald. During his retirement he still worked for his son on a daily basis.

He was a member of the Metropolitan Holy Ghost Society, member and Past Master of the Deering Lodge #183 and Deering Chapter #39 Order of Eastern Star, all of Portland. He was also member of the Preble Lodge #143 of Sanford. He was a volunteer at The Pavilion in Sanford for the past 13 years. Maurice’s hobbies included reading and kayaking. Maurice was a lover of animals, including his two dogs, Belle and Copper.

Maurice was predeceased by his wife Virginia Brown Littlefield who died in 2006, a brother Donald Littlefield and a sister Mary Jane Shaw. He is survived by his children, John Littlefield and his wife Breeta of Dover, Del., Jane L. Frankland and her husband Gary of Lyman, Howard Littlefield and his wife Jacinthe of Fleming Island Fla., and Donald Littlefield and his wife Tracy of Scarborough; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.