Earl's Story

GREENVILLE - Earl E. Thompson, 95, husband of the late Phyllis M. (Hanson) Thompson, passed away May 7, 2016, at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born September 3, 1920, in Greenville, the son of Earl E. and Pearl (Shesong) Thompson.

Earl attended Colby College, and served in the US Navy during World War II. He worked as a radio technician for Scott Paper and Great Northern Paper for many years. He was a member of the Cecil B. Cole American Legion Post No. 94 and the Columbia-Doric Masonic Lodge No. 149, where he had served as chaplain. Earl was passionate about downhill skiing and water skiing. He was the first person to ski down Squaw Mountain in Greenville, and was a highly respected ski instructor there for many years.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Pelletier of Shirley, and Tamara Morrison and her husband, Michael, of Charleston; two grandchildren, Todd E. Pelletier and his wife, Sherri, of Rome, ME, and Heather Whitten and her husband, Richard, of Charleston; four great-grandchildren, Haley and Jordan Pelletier, and Bradley and Kaiden Whitten. Earl will be remembered by a very special friend, Arlene Fichtner. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Thompson, a sister, Elizabeth Sawyer, and a son-in-law, Norman Pelletier.

Friends are invited to call 6-8pm Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. A private graveside memorial service will be held at the family lot in Greenville Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to either C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital, PO Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441 or to Friends of Squaw, PO Box 307, Greenville Jct., ME 04442.Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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