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Eral James Hartford

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Eral James Hartford Obituary

Eral James Hartford, 75

BUXTON - Eral died unexpectedly at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. He was born in Calais on Nov. 18, 1940, the third child of Mary R. and Eral P. Hartford.

He was raised in South Portland and attended South Portland High School. He was a kind, loving, family man and always willing to lend a helping hand.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son, James Eral; two brothers, Donald F. and Alphius J.; one sister, Sandra A. Hotham; his "other" Mom and Dad, Lloyd and Frances Clark; and many others.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joyce Clark Hartford; his children, Theresa Harasik (Michael), Thomas, and Todd (Shannon); five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Hotham, and Sally Parker, of Limington; his pal and "adopted" sister, Paulette Nutter; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a Celebration of Life for him at his son Tom's home Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. at 314 Beech Plains Rd., Buxton. Family and friends are welcome. Arrangements have been entrusted to Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton. Online condolence messages can be submitted at: www.mainefuneral.com

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Oct. 4, 2016
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