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CLAYTON J. AMBROSE SANGERVILLE, Clayton J. Ambrose, 78, died February 21, 2007, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born September 18, 1928, in Dexter, son of Ovella and Adrian (Clukey) Ambrose. He graduated from N.H. Fay High School, and worked for many years as a trucker and later for Dexter Shoe.

He was well known for his yard sales, enjoyed playing cards, and was an avid Red Sox fan.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie (Smith) Ambrose of Sangerville; 5 daughters and their husbands, Estelle and Monty Rowe of Corinth, Julie Washington of Dexter, Susan and Chuck Emery of Old Town, Lisa and Joel Pelletier of Passadumkeag; Mary and Ronald Sweet Jr. of Exeter; a special son, Chris Caruso and his wife, Michele of Corinth; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Charlene Plourde of Skowhegan and Virginia and her husband, Richard Metivier of Newport; 3 sisters-in-law, Eleanor Caruso of Dover-Foxcroft, Rita Andrews and her husband, Calvin of Atkinson, and Nadine Chadbourne of Sangerville; a brother-in-law, Royal Smith Jr. of Atkinson; many nieces and nephews; special companion, his faithful dog, Casey.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. William Preble officiating. Spring burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter.

In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401.

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Graveside committal services for Clayton J. Ambrose, 78, who died February 21, 2007, will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, May 7, 2007, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter with Pastor Matthew Ward officiating. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter.

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