Priscilla G. Belanger

Priscilla G. Belanger, who worked in the Bowdoin business office for thirty years and retired as bursar in 1985, died October 12, 2013, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. She was born in Brunswick on March 21, 1922, and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1938. Continue reading

Ray S. Bicknell

Ray S. Bicknell, coach emeritus of men’s basketball and women’s soccer, died November 11, 2013, in Falmouth. He joined Bowdoin in 1962 after a distinguished fifteen-year high school career. He recorded more than 200 career wins in his twenty-three years as head coach of men’s basketball at the College. Continue reading

John W. Blackie

John W. Blackie, who worked for the college in the Facilities Management Department from 1954 until his retirement in 1985, died on April 9, 2005, in Brunswick.

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Leon M. Braswell III

Leon M. Braswell III, for assistant director of admissions from 1987-1991 and assistant dean of admissions from 1991-1992, died on March 7, 2019, in Woodstock, Maryland.  Continue reading

Virginia Johnson Brown

Virginia Johnson Brown, a switchboard operator at the College for many years and for that reason often called “the voice of Bowdoin College,” died in Brunswick on October 24, 2004.

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Joseph W. Caron

Joseph W. Caron, a longtime Bowdoin chef, died November 6, 2013, in Lewiston. He was born in Brunswick on June 11, 1932, and began his career as a chef while serving as a paratrooper in the Army. Continue reading

Louise C. Caron

Louise C. Caron, long-time administrative secretary in the Bowdoin Development Office, died at her Brunswick home August 5, 2008, after a long battle with breast cancer.

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Irving F. Chipman

Irving F. Chipman, who worked for 19 years in the Buildings and Grounds Department at the College as a lead carpenter and locksmith, died on March 2, 2007, in Harpswell.

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Charles Cole Sr.

Charles Cole Sr. died December 1, 2014, in Brunswick. He worked at Bowdoin for twenty years in various capacities in athletics, facilities, and dining, and was made an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association.

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Anna E. Courson

Anna E. Courson died December 28, 2011, in Brunswick. She was born in Soldier Pond on July 9, 1914, the thirteenth of 15 children. She left school after the fifth grade and spent much of her early life caring for nieces and nephews. Continue reading

Susan Danforth

Susan Danforth, associate director of communications and College editor, died on January 27, 2013, at Maine Medical Center after suffering a stroke. She was 53 years old.

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Priscilla Desires

Priscilla Bernadette Desires, former Dining Service staff member from 1965 to 1992 and honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, died on June 27, 2018, in Brunswick, Maine.

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Frank L. Field

Frank L. Field, College Counselor and Director of the Counseling Service, 1976-77, died on October 23, 2015, in Titusville, Florida. Continue reading

Nada C. Flint

Nada C. Flint, a long-time secretary at Bowdoin, died March 20, 2014, in Grand Island, Fla. She was born in Passadumkeag on March 3, 1926. Continue reading

Ronald S. Hodgdon

Ronald S. Hodgdon, who worked in the Bowdoin facilities department, died December 12, 2011, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. He was born in Bath Continue reading

Nancy Ireland

Nancy Ireland, who worked in the Development Office at the College from 1966 to 1986 and was elected an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association following her retirement, died on July 28, 2006, in Brunswick.

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Robert M. Labbe

Robert M. Labbe, a former security and facilities staff member and an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, died August 3, 2015, in Brunswick. Continue reading

James S. Lentz

James S. Lentz, a mentor to countless students as football coach and director of the Outing Club, died July 22, 2009, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Continue reading

A. Laura McCourt

A. Laura McCourt, a Library staff member for twenty-eight years) and an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, died on June 10, 2019, in Brunswick, Maine.

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Dorothy McFadden

Dorothy McFadden, a former Bowdoin staff member for twenty-seven years in the business office, athletics, and the development office, and an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, died on September 16, 2017, in Brunswick, Maine.
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