Dana M. Lord

MECHANIC FALLS – Dana M. Lord of Mechanic Falls passed away Wednesday June 22, 2022 at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center with his son Linwood at his side. The third son of Myron and Hazel Herrick Lord, he was born in North Waterford on August 4, 1929.

Dana graduated from Bridgton Academy. His adolescent years had not been easy. His father Myron died in 1940 when Dana was only 11 years old. His mother Hazel struggled to provide for her three sons, but there was much help from extended family, church and community.

In one of his first steady jobs Dana worked as an assistant cook at a hunting and fishing lodge in the Rangeley Lakes area. In one early winter he drove to Miami Beach, to take a promised job in the kitchen of the Flamingo Hotel. He worked a number of years in a wood turning mill in Bridgton, then later in an antenna factory in Raymond.

He had married Ruth Trueworthy of Bridgton and they raised two boys, Linwood and David. They became active members of the Oxford Congregational Church. Ruth became the organist and Dana was made a Deacon and was janitor. Dana also served as delegate to the semi-annual meetings of the Western Maine Association of Congregational Churches. Dana was also at one time assistant scout master of a local boy scout troop 149 in Bridgton. He was an enthusiastic “citizens band” radio operator. Dana was a hard-working, steady, responsible worker, and a good provider for his family.

He was predeceased by his wife Ruth; and his older brother Kurtland.

He is survived by his sons Linwood and David; grandchildren; and older brother Harvey.

Services will be held at a later date. To share memories and condolences with the family please go to http://www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com. Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St, Oxford.

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