1923 – 2013

PARIS — Earl E. Milligan, 90, died Tuesday, July 16, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Paris. He was a resident of South Rumford Road in Rumford.

He was born in Rumford on June 30, 1923, a son of Ambrose and Rita (Peabody) Milligan, and was a graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII as a tech sergeant.

He was married in Rumford on May 17, 1948, to Edith Avery, who died in Ft. Myers, Fla. on April 5, 2012.

Earl worked for Boise Cascade Paper Mill in Rumford as an electrician until his retirement.

Family was everything to Earl. He also enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, gardening and raising his own food. He and his wife, Edith, enjoyed spending winters in Florida.

Survivors include three daughters, Gail Weston and her husband, Norman, of Rumford, Linda Emmons and her husband, Will, of Saco, Adrienne Platt and her husband, Mike, of Missouri; five sons, Gary and his wife, Terry, of Texas, Steve and his wife, Janet, of Arkansas, Allie and his wife, Maria, of Alabama, Phil and his fiancée, Melissa, of Andover, Dan and his wife, Sylvine, of Virginia; brother, Merle and his wife, Katharine, of Florida; sister, Nellie Burgess of Rumford; 23 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. 

He was predeceased by his parents; 10 siblings and their spouses; a grandson, Neil Weston; and several nephews.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com.

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