Priscilla G. Belanger

Priscilla G. Belanger, who worked in the Bowdoin business office for thirty years and retired as bursar in 1985, died on October 12, 2013, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. 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, Maine.

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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 on October 24, 2004, in Brunswick, Maine.

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Louise C. Caron

Louise C. Caron, long-time administrative secretary in the Bowdoin Development Office, died on August 5, 2008, at her home in Brunswick, Maine 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, Maine.

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Charles Cole Sr.

Charles Cole Sr. died on December 1, 2014, in Brunswick, Maine. 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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Robert M. Cross ’45, H’89

Robert M. Cross ’45, H’89, Secretary of the College Emeritus, whose prolific correspondence defined graciousness for generations of Bowdoin alumni, died on July 15, 2012, in Brunswick, Maine.

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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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Clement Rich Field

Clement Rich Field, an instrument maker in the departments of biology, chemistry and physics for 28 years, died on April 11, 2008, 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

Ronald S. Hodgdon

Ronald S. Hodgdon, who worked in the Bowdoin facilities department, died on December 12, 2011, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine. 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, Maine.

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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 on August 3, 2015, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading

James S. Lentz

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

Thomas Martin Libby

Thomas Martin Libby, who retired from the Bowdoin staff in 1987 as associate treasurer and business manager, died on January 8, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.

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Virginia M. Linkovich

Virginia M. Linkovich, who worked as a secretary at Bowdoin off and on for twenty years, died on July 27, 2013, at Mid Coast Senior Health Care in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading