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Yarmouth — Frederick Morton, 79, died Feb. 15 at home with his family by his side.
Born in Yarmouth Sept. 27, 1931, he was the seventh of 11 children of Alice (Darling) and Harry Morton.
He attended Yarmouth schools and graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in 1949.
In 1950 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served two years on the presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia, and the carrier USS Randolph during the Korean War.
In 1956 he married Arlene M. Hayden and they made their home in Yarmouth, where they raised four children.
For 38 years he worked for Maine Central Railroad, starting as a fireman and later as an engineer.
He was a humble man who was honest and well-respected.
With an abiding love of Casco Bay, he enjoyed summers boating to local islands and fishing. His greatest joy was his family, and he was especially proud of his children and their families.
He was a member of the Yarmouth chapter of the Amvets and the A.F. & A.M. Casco Lodge 36.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Arlene of Yarmouth; his four children, Frederick Morton Jr., and his wife Linda of Poland and their son Seth; Roderick Morton and his wife Barbara of New Gloucester and their children Lindsey and Elizabeth; Theodore Morton and his wife Nicole of Portland and their children Corey Morton, his wife Jill and their children Alec, Ayden and Kristy Kennedy and her husband Tanner; his daughter Susan Smart and her husband Richard of Eliot and their children Zachary and Samantha; his sisters Evelyn and Carolyn and brother John.
The family would like to thank Dr. James Haller and Janine of the Yarmouth Health Center for their outstanding care and compassion.
Memorial services were held last week.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Please visit lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of his life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with the family.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Yarmouth Fire & Rescue, 176 North Road, Yarmouth, ME 04096.