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DOVER-FOXCROFT - Donald E. Clukey, 86, husband of the late Dorothy (Price) Clukey, died May 15, 2001, at a local hospital. He was born April 25, 1915, in Dexter, the son of Leo and Margaret M. (Wintle) Clukey. He attended local schools in Dexter, and served in the U.S. Army with the 3119th Signal Service Battalion during World War II, stationed in Kyoto, Japan. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. During his lifetime, he worked in various textile mills in the area, retiring from Guilford of Maine in 1980. Mr. Clukey was an avid sportsman, having bagged many a deer in his lifetime. He also enjoyed gardening and especially took pride in his tomatoes. He will be remembered for his quick wit, flashing smile, and his wonderful sense of humor.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Soileau and her husband, Burke of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a grandson, Randall Soileau of Dover-Foxcroft; two brothers-in-law, Elwin Pingree of Dover-Foxcroft, Joseph Guite of Portland; a sister-in-law, Lyda Clukey of Londonderry, N.H.; several nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by a dear friend and companion, Rebecca McLaughlin of Skowhegan.

Graveside funeral services at the family lot in Rural Grove Cemetery, will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, with Fr. James Robichaud officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Thomas Catholic Church, 45 High St., Dover-Foxcroft 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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