LISBON FALLS – Lionel Weston Tupper, 94, of 3 Ridge Road, Lisbon Falls, died peacefully at his home on April 27. He was born in Durham on Oct. 9, 1914, the son of Ernest and Sarah Mitchell Tupper.

He graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1932. He excelled at many sports and during high school played football and hockey and his all-time favorite, baseball. He played as a catcher for the Lisbon, Durham and Legion teams for many years.

On Nov. 8, 1942, he married the former Madelyn S. Barrett of Lisbon Falls. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Louisiana and was honorably discharged in 1945. After the war ended, he and Madelyn returned to Maine, where they made their home a welcoming place for family and friends during their 63 years of marriage.

He worked at the Worumbo Mill and in civil service positions at Topsham Air Force Station and the Brunswick Naval Air Station, where he retired in 1983. He also owned Tupper Ambulance and worked part time at the Crosman Funeral Home in Lisbon Falls. His service at Crosman’s continued for more than 40 years. On his 90th birthday, he was honored to have them dedicate their chapel in his name.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jerry Severson (Sharon) of Lakehead, Calif., and Mrs. Dennis Browning (Janis) of Lisbon Falls; his brother, Jackson of Durham; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many loving nieces and nephews; and two brothers-in-law, William and Bernard Barrett.

He was predeceased by his wife, Madelyn on May 3, 2006; his daughter, Juline Danse on Dec. 12, 2005; and eight brothers and sisters.

The family would like to especially thank Androscoggin Hospice and his niece Joan Anderson for their hands-on care and support during his final days.

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