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William T. Fossett
GRAY and GUILFORD - William Tolman Fossett, 93, born in Portland on June 18, 1918, passed away May 6, 2012 at Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth, surrounded by his family.

Bill served in World War II as Staff Sergeant in the Army and was captured in France in July of 1942 by the Germans, and was held as a prisoner of war for 18 months. After returning from war, he worked for Sealtest for 30 years.

Bill was the first Commander of the American Legion Post 197 of Westbrook and Conner Trafton American Legion Post in Guilford. He was also an active member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War of Augusta.

Bill was the son of the late Henry Algernon Fossett and Alice (Plummer) Fossett and had five brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Alice D. Fossett ; sons, Ronald and Walter Fossett; a daughter, Bonnie (Fossett) Jones; and step-children Jane Stevens and Wayne Cleaves. Bill was a grandfather to 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren, and had 21 nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the American Legion Hall in Gray on Sunday, May 13th at 2 p.m., and a graveside memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday, May 14th at 1 pm at the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

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