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Troop Greeter Bill Knight’s funeral scheduled for Jan. 12 in Bangor

Courtesy photo | BDN
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Bill Knight
By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Troop Greeter Bill Knight’s funeral service, with military honors, will be held Sunday, Jan. 12, according to Brookings-Smith Funeral Home.

The service begins at 3 p.m. at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., in Bangor. A reception for friends and relatives will be held at the Brookings-Smith reception center, 163 Center St., immediately after the service.

Knight, 91, died on Christmas Day at Maine Veterans Home in Bangor.

Knight, along with Jerry Mundy and Joan Gaudet, was featured in the documentary “The Way We Get By,” produced by Gita Pullapilly and her husband, Aron Gaudet. The film featured the trio of troop greeters and their struggles with age, loneliness, health and, in Knight’s case, poverty and near-homelessness.

Mundy, Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet, among others, spent time with Knight on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Gaudet and Pullapilly said Knight’s story affected and touched people across the nation and world who watched the documentary.

Brookings-Smith said that Knight’s full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Bangor Daily News.

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