CHARLES RAYMOND CLIFFORD JR.

Posted Sept. 28, 2008, at 8:57 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 3:24 a.m.

HOULTON – Charles Raymond Clifford Jr., 82, died Sept. 26, 2008, at his home. He was born May 22, 1926, in Clinton, the son of Charles Sr. and Doris (Kennedy) Clifford. He graduated from Lawrence High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. He retired as a plant manager from Keyes Fibre Co., where he worked his entire career. He belonged to many pulp and paper organizations. He married Emily W. McFarland, June 16, 1951, who predeceased him July 2, 2008, after 57 years. They raised their family in Shawmut and built a beautiful camp on the ocean in Northport, which they enjoyed every summer. After retiring they spent winters in Zephyrhills, Fla. He is survived by four children, Carolyn Musgrave and her husband, Nigel, of Newport, R.I., William Clifford of Houlton, Susan McLaughlin and her husband, Jon, of Houlton, and Elizabeth Adamz of Blackstone, Mass.; grandchildren, James Musgrave and his wife, Lisa, of Providence, R.I., Andrew Musgrave of Newport, R.I., Joshua McLaughlin and his wife, Sarah, and Jason McLaughlin of Houlton; geat-grandchildren, Dawson McLaughlin and Lillian Musgrave; and one sister, Beverly Crowell of Shawmut. He was predeceased by his parents, wife; son-in-law, Craig Adamz; and brothers, Keith, Robert, Ralph and Richard. A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Houlton, with Father David Raymond officiating. For Charlie’s love of dogs, donations may be made to Houlton Humane Society, care of Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730.

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