Albert Nelson Vining Jr., 101

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FALMOUTH — Albert Nelson Vining Jr., 101, of Falmouth, died July 9.

He was born July 30, 1911, in Biddeford Pool, the son of Albert and Helen Vining. He attended Portland schools and at an early age went to work on the Maine Central Railroad as a newsboy.

Vining was an avid golfer at the municipal course in South Portland and at the age of 90 was given a lifetime membership. He was recognized by the State of Maine 125th Legislature on his 100th birthday. Upon his retirement, he helped his wife Mary, an award-winning Maine artist, to promote and sell her artwork throughout Maine and New Hampshire.

Vining was predeceased by his wife, Mary, and his great-grandson, Alex Glynn. He is survived by his sons, Clifford, and his wife, Anne Vining, of Hallowell, and Donald, and his wife, Joan Vining, of Gardiner; his grandchildren, Susan Jones, Stacie Goldstein, Robert Vining and Colby Fortune as well as many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Vining’s motto in life was “You’ve got to keep moving.” A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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