Retired Master Sgt. Eugene's Story
GREENBUSH - On June 17, 2014 (on his mother's birthday) Eugene Allen Lugdon, 70, joined his Heavenly family in rest. He was born May 5, 1944 in Howland, the son of Frank and Helene (Blake) Lugdon.
Eugene's passion was serving his country and he retired after 20 years of highly decorated and dedicated service in the United States Army. He had many overseas tour of duty in Korea, Germany, and Vietnam. He was awarded many medals including Meritorious Service Medal, Cross of Gallantry, Silver Star, and Purple Heart. After serving his country in the military he worked at the paper mill in Old Town. Once he retired he loved being at his Camp at West Lake. He dearly loved hunting and fishing and being in the woods and on the water.
Eugene is survived by his loving wife, of 45 years, Sharon (Salisbury) Lugdon; two sons, David Lugdon of Bangor, Kevin and wife, Lorraine (MacLeod) Lugdon of Dedham, and one daughter, LeAnne (Lugdon) Waters and husband, Billy Waters of Bradford. He was the proud grandfather of Hannah Lee, Joshua, and Tiana Lugdon and Cierra and Colby Waters; siblings, Lorraine Carr and her husband, Fred, Doreen Thibodeau and her husband, Rudy, Elnora Scofield and her husband, Larry, Duane Lugdon and his wife, Diana and Judy Lugdon; special aunt, Patricia Thompson; sister-in-law, Brenda Pyle, brothers-in-law, James Salisbury and his wife, Diana, and Richard Salisbury; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Eugene was predeceased by his parents and brother, Arnold Lugdon and sister, Maxine Lugdon; father and mother-in-law, Wellington and Feodora Salisbury.
Eugene's family would like to give special thanks to the doctors and nurses of EMMC CCU unit for their loving and personal care they provided him.
Friends may call 6-9 PM Thursday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A celebration of Eugene's life will be conducted 3 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Old Town Christian Fellow, 64 Water St., Old Town. A graveside committal service with full military honors will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Gould's Ridge Cemetery, Passadumkeag.