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DEXTER - Cecil L. Gudroe, 74, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on December 3, 2008 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born August 1, 1934 in Corinna, a son of Richard and Clarabelle (Wingate) Gudroe. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1953 and Husson College in 1956 with a degree in Accounting.

Cecil served in the U. S. Army, stationed mostly in Germany, but visited England, Holland, Austria, and Switzerland. He was employed as a manager of hotels in Florida and Maine, including the world famous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach; and later worked for the Palm Beach County school board as an accountant.

Cecil was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and the Charleston Pentecostal Church, and was currently attending First Baptist in Dexter. He was active on several committees and also sang solos. He was a member of Plymouth Lodge, IOOF, and held every office including Noble Grand, and was also a member of Penobscot Lodge Masons.

He is survived by 2 special brothers, Floyd and wife Peggy Gudroe and Keith Gudroe, all of Dexter; 6 nephews and a niece,Stephen, Randy, David, Rodney, Richard and Michael, and Carol Gallup; and several cousins, including 3 special cousins Chloe Libby of Carmel, Brenda Dinopoulos of Corinna and Lynn Wingate of Ware, MA and Vero Beach, FL; as well as special friends in Florida, Georgia and Dexter. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Tuesday, December 9th, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, with Pastor Matthew Ward officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 P.M. until the time of services. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Souls Harbor Ministries, P. O. Box 155, Charleston, ME 04422.

Cecil thanks all of his loved ones and friends, especially his homecare workers, Donna Hatch and Diana Robinson.

Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written tributes at

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