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FRANKLIN – William T. Fenton Jr., 86, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, surrounded by his family at his home. Bill was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Perham, the son of William and Mary (Paradis) Fenton. He graduated from Jonesport High School in 1941 and joined the U.S. Navy. During his 26 years of service, he served in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy as a lieutenant in 1967. After the Navy he was a computer programmer for ITT, Virginia Beach, Va., and for the Bangor school department. His greatest joy and gift in life was being a husband, father and grandfather. He had a thirst for knowledge and shared his knowledge with his family and friends. He loved playing chess, checkers and cards with his children and grandchildren, and was an avid sports fan. He was often sought out by family and friends for his wisdom and guidance. He built a camp on Spring River Lake and took great pleasure in having family and friends share time together in its beautiful surroundings. He is survived by his children, Judith Ann Mason and her husband, Nathan Jr., of Gouldsboro, Nancy Lynn Fenton of Franklin, William Thomas Fenton III and his wife, Rebecca, of Spring River Lake, Karen Janine Bilotta and her husband, Raymond, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Robert Terwilliger of Franklin, whom he considered a son; grandchildren, Nathan Mason III, Natalie Raulerson, Donald Grevencamp, Candice Grevencamp, Brenna Terwilliger, Benjamin Fenton, Daniel Fenton, Nicholas Bilotta, Michael Bilotta and Caitlin Bilotta; great-grandchildren, Samantha Mason, Nathan Mason IV, Sydney Mason, Kiley Raulerson, Justin Grevencamp, Elora Terwilliger, Lucas Fenton, Braden Fenton, Christopher Bilotta, Dahlia Bilotta, Reilly Johnson, Liam Johnson and Griffin Johnson; brother, Robert Fenton of Escondido, Calif.; sisters, Velva McRae of Presque Isle, Charlene Stevens of Sarasota, Fla., and Florence Fenton of Brewer; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Kathleen (Rand) Fenton; and his brother, Clarence Fenton. A celebration of his life will be held at a private graveside service at Forest Hill Cemetery, Harrington. Those wishing to remember Bill in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Hancock County Home Care and Hospice, 82 Water St., Blue Hill, ME 04614. A service of Brookings-Smith Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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