Arthur J. ‘Bull’ Cunningham


AUBURN — Arthur J. “Bull” Cunningham, 87, of Rumford, died Saturday, May 14, at the Hospice House.

He was born in Rumford, Dec. 8, 1923, a son of Peter and Lozia (Richard) Cunningham, and was a high school graduate and had attended Rumford schools.

He served as a private first class with the Maine Army National Guard for several years in Company K, 103rd Infantry.

Arthur worked for more than 40 years at the Rumford Paper Mill and retired as an electrician in 1986. He was a communicant of St. Athanasius–St. John Church and a member of the Rumford Falls Aerie No. 1248, FOE.

He was married in Dixfield, Oct. 17, 1944, to the former Madeline D. Haines, who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include sons, Arthur W. Cunningham and wife, Sharon, of Standish, Gregory Cunningham and wife, Jane, of Lovell and Scott Cunningham and partner, Douglas Leach, of San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and brothers, William “Baldy” Cunningham and Peter Cunningham and wife, Jeanne, of Rumford.

He was predeceased by his parents; four sisters, Marguerite Thibodeau, Alva Gallant, Dorothy Myles and Theresa York; and a brother, Alfred Cunningham.


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