WALTER ‘GEORGE’ GRAMOUR

Posted March 05, 2012, at 7:54 p.m.

PRESQUE ISLE and HOULTON – Walter G. Gramour, 87, died early Monday morning, March 5, 2012, at Maine Veterans Home, Caribou. He was born March 1, 1925, in Island Falls and raised in Houlton, son of Joseph and Laura (DeGrasse) Gramour.

A proud veteran and member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, he served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Sirius, AK-15. He received the American Theatre, World War II Victory and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre medals. After the war, George and his new wife, Beulah (McLaughlin) Gramour, moved to Connecticut. He worked for many years at The Miller Co., Meriden, Conn. After retiring in 1986, they moved back to Houlton. He was a great family man who enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and being "Mr. Fixit." He was blessed with a great sense of humor, an amazing ability to play cards and was an all-around awesome person. He enjoyed his great-grandson, Dakota, and was always looking into the future with him. His life was filled with many adventures and he will surely be missed. If asked, "What’s new?" he would always answer with a smile, "New Caledonia."

He is survived by a son and Navy veteran, Allen Gramour and his wife, Bev, of Presque Isle; grandson and best buddy, Lance Gramour and his wife, Amy; "greatest" great-grandson, Dakota Gramour; special great-granddaughter, Meagan Cloutier, all of Houlton; two sisters, Marion Polchies and Georgiann Morin, also of Houlton; as well as several nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Walter was predeceased by his wife, Beulah; two brothers, Bernard Gramour and Jimmy Fleming; and two sisters, Gladys Gravel and Alice Gramour.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. Donations may be made in his memory to Friends of Bevie’s World Scholarship, care of Presque Isle High School, 16 Griffin St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at

www.duncan-graves.com.

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