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WELLINGTON- Clair Merton Pike, 75, died January 22, 2010 at his home. He was born September 26, 1934, in Wellington, the son of Leland and Viola (Reardon) Pike. Clair enjoyed working in the woods, hunting, watching wrestling, telling stories of where he's been, and tinkering on anything with a motor.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pluma (Bagley) Pike; four daughters, Sheila and her husband John Ronco of Dexter, Cheryl and her husband Doug Bussell of Parkman, Bonnie Pike and her special friend Anita Overlock of Cambridge, and Brenda Pike and her boyfriend Jason Braley of Mass.; four grandchildren, Mallory, Lucas, and Kelly Bussell, and Nicole Ronco; honorary children Winnie (Pike) and her husband Pat Adelt of Florida and Dennis Dillingham of Harmony; brother Carroll and wife Penny Pike of Cambridge; close nephews Bob and Dale Pike of Wellington; and many other special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Duane Pike; his parents; a sister Geraldine (Pike) Wallace; and brothers Glenn, Carle, and Jesse Pike. Clair will be missed by his many friends and neighbors.

In gratitude to Fran Moore, who has been a tremendous help over the years, in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Physical Therapy Dept., c/o Mayo Regional Hospital, 897 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Family and friends will gather Saturday, January 30, 2010, between 1 pm and 5 pm at his home, 167 Parkman Road, Wellington. A graveside committal service will be held in the spring at the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford.

The family would also like to thank the family, friends, and especially the caregivers, Anita Overlock and Pam Battista, whose extra efforts allowed Clair to carry out his wishes to remain at home. Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guestbook, go to

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