Carl Raymond Condon, 80
Freeport - Carl Raymond Condon, 80, of Freeport died peacefully, Jan. 10, at home with loved ones at his side.
He was born in Durham at the Brown Family Farm on Dec. 3, 1933, to Osborne William Condon and Esther Mae Brown. He was the first born, and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1952. He married Alice Ann Dogan, of Freeport the same year. A carpenter by trade, he built their home in Freeport, where they had five children. Always industrious, he worked many jobs including reserve police officer in Freeport for 14 years and deputy sheriff for Cumberland County for five years. He did this all while continuing his family gardening tradition and attending college at the University of Southern Maine. He worked for E.E. Taylor and Central Maine Power for many years, before he and his wife became residential landlords in the Portland and Freeport area.
He was a 4-H leader, played baseball for the Spruce Tree League, and outfield for the Durham Red Sox. He was a member of the Eureka Grange in Durham for 50 years and master of the Grange from 1950-1954. Additionally, he was a member of the Freeport Masonic Lodge for more than 30 years.
He was committed to the Freeport community and spent years coaching Little League and supporting the high school band boosters. He and his wife loved being in the outdoors, spending time fishing and hunting. Camping with family and friends made the time even more enjoyable. As retirement neared, they began to spend more time at Sebago Lake and Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Cheryl Ann; granddaughter, Beth Ann; and sister Esther Mae Routhier.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Alice, who has been his devoted companion and caregiver since his numerous strokes in the past decade. Also surviving are his sister, Nancy Carter, and husband, Ralph, of Auburn; brothers, Freeman, and wife, Carolee, of Durham, Randy Miller, and wife, Angie, of Durham; children, Carl O. Condon, of Durham, Cathy Campbell, and husband, Mike, of Cumberland, Cliff Condon, and wife, Nancy, of Saco, and Cherie Gustafson, and husband, Asbjorn, and their two children, Oscar and Matilda, of Cape Elizabeth; as well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
A service and celebration of life was held at Lindquist Funeral Home in Yarmouth Jan. 18. His ashes will be interred with those of his wife’s at Burr Cemetery at a later date.
Donations may be made to CHANS of Brunswick at 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011, and Freeport Fire and Rescue at 4 Main St., Freeport, ME 04032.