Clarence R. Currie

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Clarence R. Currie, 83
NORTH BRIDGTON - Clarence R. Currie, 83, who resided in North Bridgton from 1980-2017 and Scarborough from 1968-1980, died August 30, 2017, at Bridgton Healthcare Center with his family by his side. He was born in North Conway, N.H. on Jan. 14, 1934, the son of Stanley R. Currie and Arlene N. (Thombs) Clemons and stepson of John (Jack) G. Clemons.
He was raised in Bartlett, N.H. and graduated from Bartlett High School in 1952, a class of 14 students. He attended NH Technical Institute, Portsmouth N.H., studying Mechanics.
He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1958 and was in the Reserves until 1962. One of his highlights while in the service was going to Paris, France.
He married his wife of 51 years, Marilyn E. (Mowatt) Currie on Jan. 31, 1959, in Portland.
He had a love of trains and enjoyed Country Music. He loved playing his guitar and singing "You Are My Sunshine" to his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed watching baseball; he was a New York Yankees fan and a Detroit Tigers fan. He went by many nicknames: Sonny, Chick, Chiclet, and Chick-A-Boom.
He worked for BP Oil, The Town of Scarborough as a school bus driver, and was a volunteer fireman for the Scarborough Fire Dept. He was a member for 38 years of the Governor William King Masonic Lodge 219 in Scarborough.
Clarence was predeceased by his wife Marilyn in 2010, and sisters Margaret Ainsworth and Joyce Ainsworth.
He is survived by one daughter Pamela J. (Currie) Christy and her husband Stephen A. Christy of North Bridgton; granddaughter Meghan J. (Christy) Lerman and husband Joseph M. Lerman of South Portland, grandson Nicholas A. Christy of North Bridgton; and great-grandsons Jack and Lucas Lerman. Also, lovingly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Bridgton Healthcare Center for all of the love you showed him and the exceptional care you gave him. He loved you all.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., with funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, followed by a reception at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 US-1, Scarborough. The committal will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Brooklawn Memorial Park at 2002 Congress St. in Portland.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hobbs.funeralhome.com.

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Hobbs Funeral Home
671 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-883-5599
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Sept. 3, 2017
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