Fred Ladd

1923 – 2009

AUBURN – Fred Ladd of Minot died Nov. 19, after a short stay at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born in Mercer on July 29, 1923, to Earle J. and Effie Cummings Ladd. He graduated from Williams High School in Oakland in 1942, and entered the Army Air Corps in 1943. In November of the same year he married Ruth Bacon of Mercer. In 1948, he joined the Maine State Police and served until his retirement in 1969. In 2004, Fred was awarded the Legendary State Troopers’ award for his outstanding service during his career with the Maine State police.

Upon his retirement, he worked for Bessey Motors and Auburn Tractor, having worked in their sales departments. He completed his working career as an OSHA safety officer for Callahan Brothers Construction, retiring for the second time in 1990. He was a member of Tyrian Lodge 73, AF and AM and the VFW. He was a past member of the Kora Temple Shriners and the St. Andrews Royal Arch Chapter.

Fred is survived by his three daughters, Donna Palmer and her husband, Buzz, of Minot, Sherri Albert and her husband, Lou, of Portland and Lisa Hemond and her husband, Peter, of Minot; his son, Earle Ladd and his wife, Mary, of Williston, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Vance Loiselle of Duxbury, Mass., Ethan Loiselle of West Hartford, Conn., Laura Hemond of Minot, Nathaniel Hemond of Topsham, Travis Ladd, Tristan Ladd and Courtney Ladd, all of Williston, Fla.; two stepgrandchildren, Timothy Palmer of Indiana and Wendy Glennon of Washington; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Evelyn B. Plourde of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years; one brother; and four sisters.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the caring staff, doctors and volunteers of the Hospice House in Auburn, nurses and doctors of Central Maine Medical Center and the nursing staff at Clover Manor.

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