AUBURN — Errol Mervin Hammond, 81, of East Dixfield, died early Monday morning at the Androscoggin Hospice House. He was born in Carthage, Oct. 28, 1935, a son of John and Arlene (Boston) Hammond and received his education in Carthage and Dixfield schools and entered the U.S. Navy prior to his high school graduation and served for over 20 years. On April 15, 1957, he married Laura Smith. After his discharge from the Navy, he worked at Thames Valley Steel, Diamond Match in Peru and later for BE&K at International Paper Company in Jay as well as owning his own portable welding business. He was an active member of the East Dixfield Baptist Church and was a member of the East Dixfield Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed car racing and working with his firewood.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laura, of East Dixfield; three daughters, Barbara Woodard and her husband, Leland of Maryland, Cindy Savage and her husband, Jake of East Dixfield and Tammi Becker and her husband, John of Leeds; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Averill and husband, David of New Sharon; and his best friend, rescue dog, Bear. He was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Adams; and a great-granddaughter, Jody Abbott.

Condolences and tributes may be shared on his memorial wall as well as a memorial video at

Errol M. Hammond

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