PORTLAND – Dexter E. Breault, 64, died after a short illness at Maine Medical Center Friday, Nov. 26, with his family at his side.

He was born in Rumford on July 24, 1940, the son of the late Ernest T. and Rita Breault of Mexico.

He attended St. Theresa’s Parochial School in Mexico. He attended high school at the Brothers of Christian Instruction Preparatory School in Alfred. He finished his high school education at Mexico High School, graduating in 1958. He attended the University of Southern Maine as well as attaining his Masters Degree from the University of Maine, Orono.

He served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963. He served as a Corpsman and attained the rank of HM3. He served not only with the Navy but also was assigned 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeuen, N.C. He served aboard a ship that circled Cuba during the Bay of Pigs.

For many years, he taught at Hamilton Wenham High School in Wenham, Mass., as well as at Notre Dame Academy in Tewksbury, Mass. Upon retirement from teaching, he worked for a number of years at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. For the last several years he made his home in West Brattleboro, Vt., with his sister.

He is survived by his sister, Jean Comptois of West Brattleboro, Vt.; a sister, Anita Merrill and her husband, Erwin, of Westbrook; and a brother, Tom Breault, of Brunswick. He is also survived by cousins, several nephews and nieces, as well as great-nieces and nephews.

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