ARTHUR N. ‘BUD’ DRESSER

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:20 p.m.

DEDHAM – Arthur N. “Bud” Dresser, 88, passed away May 15, 2006, surrounded by his family after a long illness at his home. He was born May 6, 1918, in Bucksport, the son of Arthur N. and Augusta (Hubbard) Dresser Heidrich. Bud, as he was known, was a World War II Army Veteran, serving as a first sergeant with the 734th Field Artillery and was awarded the Bronze Star. He played an important role in establishing the Dedham Fire Department. He also served on the school board and was a trustee for the Dedham Congregational Church. After retiring from New England Telephone Co., Bud enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary (Lunt) Dresser of Dedham; five children, Arthur E. Dresser of Arrowsic, Carolyn Fox of Belfast, John Dresser of Brewer, Jay Dresser of Bangor and Mary Blair of Belfast. He especially enjoyed his seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Maxine, Jean and Mary; and a brother, Kenneth. Family and friends may visit 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Kiley Funeral Home, 69 State St., Brewer. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Dedham Congregational Church, Bald Mountain Road, Dedham, ME 04429.

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