MONMOUTH – Walter L. “Bud” Bubier, 78, a resident of Route 126, South Monmouth, died early Wednesday, April 15, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 1, 1930, in Wales at the family home, the son of Chester E. and Annie Greenwood Bubier. Bud attended the Wales schools and Lewiston High School.

On April 6, 1948, he married Frances Berry in Litchfield; on April 6, they celebrated 61 years of marriage. He worked as a dairy farmer, construction truck driver and a self-employed logger with his sons. He also worked with the Monmouth Public Works Department for more than 35 years.

He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, hunting, fishing ATVing and spending as much time as possible at the family camp on Kingsbury Pond, having built the road, now known as Loon Cove Road in Mayfield, with family and friends.

In 1993, the camp was rebuilt and called “Kingsbury Condo.” In 1973, he spent three months traveling and fishing his way to Alaska, with his wife and his daughter, Denise. He was a Maine Registered Guide for more than 55 years, a member of Monmouth Fish and Game and Maine Coon Hunters Association. He will be missed by his faithful companion, his black lab, “Molly.”

He is survived by his wife, Frances Bubier of South Monmouth; his children, Sharon Smith and her husband, Rodney, of West Gardiner, Rodney Bubier and his wife, Patricia, of Monmouth, Charles “Chucky” Bubier and his companion, Linda Lary, of Caanan, Clair Smith and her husband, Michael, of Winthrop, Lorry Polley and her husband, Donald “Cliffie,” of Wales, Cheryl Eva Genthner of Monmouth and Denise Poussard and her husband, David, of Wales; a sister, Virginia Cram of Wales; a brother, Wallace Bubier and his wife, Sue, of Litchfield; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephew and couisins.

He was predeceased by his parents.

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