NORWAY — Arnold “Brud” Moulton, 86, of Oxford, passed away April 6, at Stephens Memorial Hospital, from complications due to congestive heart failure.

Brud was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Scarborough, to Robley and Dorothy Frances Curwin Moulton. He grew up in Sweden and graduated from Bridgton Academy, Class of 1942. After graduation, he served four years with the U.S. Army and was stationed on the island of Mindano in the Philippines.

In 1946, he met and married Anita Curtis of Stoneham. In the following years, they moved to Norway, while he commuted to barber school in Portland. He and Anita produced their first daughter, Kathleen and moved to “the farm” in Welchville; then added two more daughters, Darcy and Barbara, to the family. He loved farming, raising his own beef, pork, chickens and veggies even into retirement. He especially enjoyed his time at the family cottage at Thompson Lake, teaching many people along the way the fine art of snagging lake trout and salmon.

As well as farming, Brud barbered in his shop for nearly 50 years, dispensing gossip, advice and the occasional haircut. It was daily exposure to second hand smoke in the barber shop that eventually caused his heart problems.

During his life, he dispatched for the Oxford Rescue Unit, was a member of Oxford Congregational Church, the Masons, Anderson Staples Post 112 Legion and became a woodworker, crafting tables and bowls for people he loved. He was a happy man with a keen, sometimes naughty sense of humor, who lived life to the fullest … His was indeed a life well lived.

Brud is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Weeks (Larry) of South Paris, Darcy Morse (Nick) of Saco and Barbara Brown and partner, Vicky Howell of Ocoee, Fla.; brother, Ralph Moulton of Norway; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends, too numerous to mention.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Anita in May 2010; older brother, Robley (Gig); and sister, Barbara Bryant.

A special thank-you to the wonderful care Brud and his family received from Dr. Kieliszek, Althea, the nursing staff of Stephens Memorial Hospital and his “girls” at the lab.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.

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