Ezra C. Milliken, 88: World War II veteran, valued family time

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PORTLAND — Ezra Carter Milliken, 88, formerly of Falmouth, died peacefully July 12.  

The son of Alfred H. Sr. and Grace (Selma) Milliken, he was born in Scarborough on Feb. 26, 1923.  

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army stationed in Europe. Upon returning to Maine he attended the University of Maine.  

In 1947 he joined his father and his two brothers, Alfred and Wendell, to form Milliken Brothers, an electrical contracting business, until he retired from the family business in 1991.

He enjoyed fishing and golfing, and was always happy to be with his family, from singing with his siblings at family gatherings, to spending time at the family camp in Rangeley or in later years, spending winters in Florida with his wife.

He was a past member of the Woodfords Club, the Portland Country Club, and the Rangeley Country Club.  

He was predeceased by four brothers, Sewall, Gerald, Wendell,and Roland, and a sister, Ruth Dearborn.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Milliken; his five children Meredith (Milliken) Mayberry, Brian Milliken and his wife Patsy, Joyce Milliken and her husband Michael Paulin, Jeffrey Milliken and his wife Susan, and Dean Milliken; one brother, Alfred, and four sisters, Eunice Hurd, Laura Lewis, Selma Wilbur and Louisa Blake; grandchildren, Wesley Milliken, Kyle Milliken, Caleb Milliken, Alex Nickerson, Seth Mayberry, Elizabeth Mayberry, Jason Millikenand Carter Milliken.  

The family would like to thank the staff at The Cedars and Hospice of Southern Maine for their loving care.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation on Monday July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland.  

Services will be private.  

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, Attn: Development, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.  

Please visit jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign the guestbook.

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