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ELLSWORTH - Arthur Bradford Dority, 88, passed away April 09, 2016 in Ellsworth. He was born in Mariaville, May 02, 1927 the son of Fred and Helen (Hanscom) Dority.

Upon graduation from Ellsworth High School in 1944, Arthur enlisted in the US Army making him a WWII veteran. While stationed in Georgia, he was tasked as a shooting instructor. The majority of his working career was as supervisor of construction for Nickerson and O'Day, general contractors. Some of the most notable building projects were for Jackson Lab, University of Maine at Orono and Machias, Thayer Hospital, Machias Bank and EMMC, and many local projects. Arthur was an avid Granger, belonging to the Mariaville Grange #441, holding several offices during his lifetime including Master, a member of the Green Mountain Pomona #26, the Maine State Grange, and a member of the Lygonia Masonic Lodge #40. He was a Shriner in the flag unit and was a deacon of the Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls. In his younger years, Arthur enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, square dancing and was an avid deer hunter. He loved his role as father and grandfather at the camp lot on Beech Hill.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joanne (Pollard) Dority; children, Stephen Dority and wife Linda, Sheldon Dority and companion Lee McWilliams, Yvonne Saunders and husband Rodney, and Scott Dority and wife Linda; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Erland and Millard Dority; four sisters, Erva Grindle, Audrey Bull, Mathel Bell and Agnes MacLeod-Macey.

Calling hours will be held 10:00-11:00, Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls with a memorial service at 11:00. A reception will follow the service. Contributions in Arthur's memory may be made to Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls, PO Box 997, Ellsworth 04605

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  April 12, 2016
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