Millard C. Gordon ’43

Millard C. Gordon ’43 died on December 25, 2017, in Ocala, Florida.

(The following was published in Central Maine on February 18, 2018:)

Millard Carleton Gordon, 96, of Ocala, Fla., passed away, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at Legacy House hospice in Ocala, Florida.

Born in East Madison, on June 30, 1921, Millard was the son of the late Berry and Nellie (Sidell) Gordon. He graduated from Skowhegan High School, Hebron Academy, Bowdoin College, and earned a Master of Education at the University of Maine in 1964. Millard “Mud” was an outstanding and dedicated history teacher in Skowhegan for thirty-eight years. He was the history department chairman at the Skowhegan Area High School. Millard brought American history alive for his students using humor, his gift of storytelling, and engaging them in current events.

His wife, Constance”Connie” Cushing Gordon, passed away a month later on Jan. 25, 2018. They were married for seventy-four years. Connie was an elementary school teacher at Margaret Chase Smith School in Skowhegan, Maine, until her retirement in 1980.

Millard and Connie loved living in Maine. They enjoyed the Gordon camp, the house in Madison with the views of the mountains, and especially family. They were avid golfers, playing at the Lakewood Golf Club and On Top of the World courses. Connie, member of the Lakewood Women’s Golf Association, was club champion numerous years. In retirement, they became snowbirds, wintering in Ocala (golfing) and returning to Maine in the summers.

Millard and Connie are survived by a daughter, Rebecca L. Turnbaugh and her husband Brian of Wakefield, R.I.; two granddaughters Erin Siena (Michael) , Roann Demanche (John); great-granddaughters Hannah and Paige; nieces Jane Poulin and Deborah Duplisea.

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