Harold E. Gallant

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Harold E. Gallant, 92
YARMOUTH - Harold E. Gallant passed away Dec. 25, 2017, after a short illness.
He was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Orono, to Alfred and Beulah (Gould) Gallant.
Harold was educated in the Orono schools, graduating in 1943. While in high school, he excelled in sports, earning letters in baseball, basketball and football. Basketball and football was where his love was. He was elected captain of both teams.
Following high school, Harold enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Armed Guard throughout the South Pacific and the Atlantic. He was recalled during the Korean War in 1950 and served on an amphibious assault ship.
Harold attended The Maine School of Commerce, now known as Husson College, in Bangor. He chose the automotive field as his career, traveling and selling throughout Maine for 35 years. He later was sales manager for Parts Distributors serving the entire State of Maine. In his "so-called" retirement, he worked many years part-time at Casco Bay Motors.
Harold was a past president of the Orono Jaycees. He was a longtime member of The First Parish Congregational Church, the Masons (Casco Bay Lodge) and a 32nd Degree member of The Valley of Portland.
Harold was predeceased in 2000 by his wife, Phyllis, after 52 years of marriage.
He is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Norris, Laurie Mowatt and Gale Clifford; granddaughters, Tracy Thaller, Rebecca Daly, Ashley Mowatt, Kaitlyn Clifford and Makayla Clifford; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Wilson and Brooklyn Thaller, Cole Daly and Ciara Daly. He is also survived by his brother, Lawrence Gallant, and wife Naida; and his nephews, Larry, Michael and Alan Gallant.
Private services will be held in the spring, at Riverside Cemetery in Orono.

In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the
Casco Lodge Scholarship Fund
c/o Raymond McLellan
52 Bates Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096, or
VNA Home Health Hospice
VNA Development Office
P.O. Box 931
Bangor, ME 04402






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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 28, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Lindquist Funeral Home
1 Mayberry Ln | Yarmouth, ME 04096 | (207) 846-4011
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