Rockwell H. Potter, Jr., 95

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TOPSHAM — Rockwell H. Potter, Jr., 95, died April 26 at The Highlands.

Born May 26, 1915, in Hartford, Conn., a son of Rockwell H. Sr.,  and Jean Gilchrist Potter, he attended Harvard, Yale and Cornell universities.  

On Sept. 3, 1942, he married Althea Rathbone.

During World War II he served in the U.S. Army overseas with the 66th Armored Regiment, Second Armored Division.  He earned seven battle stars, a bronze arrowhead, two Purple Hearts, and the Legion of Merit Medal.

For 20 years he served as the public records administrator for the state of Connecticut and was involved in the establishment of the Northeast Document Conservation Center of Andover, Mass.

In 1987 he and his wife moved from Marlborough, Conn., to Maine.

Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Althea of Topsham; three sons, David of Rocky Hill, Conn., Duncan and his wife Marlene of Cape Elizabeth, and Daniel and his wife Nancy of Dripping Springs, Texas; three grandchildren, Rachel, Leslie, and Nathaniel Potter; and many friends in Harpswell and at The Highlands.  

The family wishes to thank the staff at Parkview Hospital, Hearthside Senior Assistance, and The Highlands for the care they provided.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.  

Memorial contributions can be made to Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME 04079, or to Parkview Hospital, 329 Mane St., Brunswick, ME 04011.  

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.  

Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.

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