AUGUSTA — Enfield Herbert Wilson, 88, our devoted dad and precious Pa, passed away on Thursday, April 14 at the Maine Veterans Home.

He was born in North Lovell to Leland and Glenna McAlister Wilson. During the early part of his life he worked in the woods with his team of horses. He worked for the state road crew, and worked for seven years as a baker at Pleasant Mountain Ski Area (now Shawnee Peak). He had his own summer restaurant for three years with his specialty being fried clams. He worked in North Conway, N.H. for Dunkin’ Donuts as the baker. He was a guide for many years during the hunting season.

The majority of his later years he was caretaker of many homes in Lovell: The Halford, Keller, Goss, Hoagland, Crane, Salke, and Hertzfelt, to name a few. He  was an army veteran who proudly served his country during World War II, and belonged to the VFW Post in Lovell.

Dad’s pleasures in life were being together with his family, ice fishing with the guys in the Allegash waterways, having a couple of “beef creatures,” camping, and most of all, dancing. He also loved his Boston terriers, the last one being “Half-pint.” Our dad was a hardworking man all of his life. He was a quiet, gentle man of few words and was always there throughout our lives with a helping hand.

He was predeceased by is loving wife, Erma in 2001; his mother, in 1962; father in 1969; and three brothers, Kenny in 1997, Buddy in 2003, and Nucky in 2005.

He is survived by his son, Dale, and his wife, Lecia Wilson of Pittsfield; daughter, Maxine, and her husband, Robert C. Springer Jr. of Chelsea; grandchildren, Shelly, and her husband, William Brackett of Waterville, Tanya Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., Brandon Wilson of Minot, N.D. and Shawn Wilson of Minot, N.D.; two great-granddaughters, Alaina and Emily Wilson of North Dakota; his loving companion, Jean Littlefield, of Stoneham; and very good friend and neighbor Bruce “Hoss” Thurston of Lovell.

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