Forest W. Littlefield

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Forest W. Littlefield, 95
NEW GLOUCESTER - Forest W. Littlefield died peacefully at his home in New Gloucester, July 10, 2017, with his loving wife and son Randy by his side, as he wished.
He was born July 22, 1921, the son of the late Maurice and Florence Littlefield, of South Portland.
Forest attended South Portland schools and after graduating from high school, he joined the CCC to work in state parks. The CCC put him through cook and baker schools in Massachusetts, and returning to the field he served as a cook. During World War II he was drafted and trained as a medic. At discharge in 1946, he was a tech-sergeant 5th class. Returning to Maine, he first served as a crew chief at Wright's (spinning) Mill in Westbrook until the company moved south. He then went to work at The Portland Country Club and worked in its grounds department for 35 years, retiring in 1982. Forest also was a talented musician, playing bass and singing in many bands.
In 1983, he married Lila Payson. He, with help from Lila, soon built a house and barn with a dog kennel and well-manicured yards, in New Gloucester. They both loved and took pride in their gardens and many dogs.
Forest is survived by his wife, Lila; his sister, Sara; two sons, Forest R. and Ronald L.; two daughters, Denice and Judie; and many grand- and great-grandchildren.
As Lila says, Forest was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word.
A service was held privately. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, Yarmouth. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Forest's memory to the
South Portland Historical Society
55 Buglight Park
South Portland, ME 04106, or
Maine State Society for the
Protection of Animals
179 River Road
Windham, ME 04662

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Funeral Alternatives Group - Yarmouth
253 Main St Ste 14
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-5800
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 16, 2017
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