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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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

Robert M. Cross ’45

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

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Joseph Roger Phillip Daly

Joseph Roger Phillip Daly, instructor 1960-61, Professor of Psychology, 1962-67; coach of varsity skiing, freshman soccer, and freshman lacrosse, died on March 1, 2017, in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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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

Regina J. Paradis

Regina J. Paradis died April 19, 2012, in West Bath. She was born Regina Jolk in Giessen, Germany, and was raised in Wiesbaden. For 27 years, she was the Continue reading

Cecile G. Pelletier

Cecile G. Pelletier, who cheered, mothered, and loved Bowdoin students for 32 years as the “soup lady” in the dining hall, died December 11, 2010, in Brunswick.

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Rose K. Pletts

Rose Koharian Pletts, who worked at Bowdoin for 25 year in accounts payable, died November 26, 2014, in Foster City, Calif. She was born on April 6, 1924, and graduated from Portland High School. Continue reading

Beverly G. Reynolds

Beverly G. Reynolds, a former secretary in the development office (1982-2005), and an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Associationdied on March 18, 2017, in Freeport, Maine.
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C. Warren Ring

C. Warren Ring, development officer (1961-68); executive secretary (1968-71); VP for development (1971-81), died on October 24, 2015, in Brunswick. Continue reading

Philip Hilton Soule

Philip Hilton Soule, who for nearly 40 years was a member of the Bowdoin coaching staff, died on January 15, 2006, as a result of a fall while visiting friends in Sutton, VT.

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Johnny L. Tolbert

Johnny L. Tolbert (Fraternity chef, Alpha Kappa Sigma; Honorary member, Bowdoin Alumni Association) died on December 12, 2016, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading

Andre Warren

Andre Warren, a long-time assistant superintendent of buildings and grounds at Bowdoin, died September 8, 2007, in Wiscasset. Continue reading

Harry K. Warren

Harry K. Warren, director of  Moulton Union, director of career counseling and placement/career services, and secretary of the college emeritus, died on August 20, 2016, in Brunswick. Continue reading

Roxlyn C. Yanok

Roxlyn C. Yanok, a former staff member in the physics department, art department, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from 1963-1992, died on February 14, 2016, in Sebec, Maine. Continue reading