Arthur J. Porell
1923 – 2009
AUBURN — Arthur John Porell, 86, of Poland Spring and formerly of Portland died Friday, Oct. 2, at The Hospice House. He was the husband of Rosamond (Platt) Porell.
He was born in Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 26, 1923, a son of the late John and Arlene Porell. He attended local area schools before entering the U.S. Navy.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1945, he moved to Portland and married Rosamond Platt on Sept. 5, 1949. He and Rosamond moved to Poland Spring in 1973, at which time he began building his new home, which took him the next 10 years to completely finish.
He was employed as the supervisor of maintenance for the Post Office in the Sac Central Office on Forest Avenue in Portland for 30 years before retiring in the late 1970s.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church while in Portland and St. Gregory’s Church after moving to Poland Spring. He was a past commander of the Disabled American Veterans’ as well as an active member of NAFEE.
He enjoyed the simple things, like walking around the woods in his backyard, the nearby lake and exploring any old ruins he could find. He also enjoyed collecting such things as old bottles, coins, stamps, antiques and old tools. He also loved old movies.
Besides his wife of 60 years, he is survived by his two sons, David J. Porell and his wife, Marilyn, of Bridgewater, Mass., and Stephen P. Porell and his wife, Pauline, of Lewiston; four grandchildren, Emily, Mark and Monica Porell and Joshua Maker; a nephew, Donald Penta of North Windham; and a niece, Betty Lerman of Medford, Mass.

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