Bill MacDougall, 84, of Kennebec Street, died May 18, 2010, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 16, 1926, a son of William and Catherine (McKenna) MacDougall. He was a lifelong resident of Rumford. He attended local schools and was with the class of 1945 at Stephens High School. During World War II he served in the Merchant Marine.

For more than 40 years he worked for the paper mill in Rumford. He enjoyed all sports, especially playing baseball in his younger years. Bill liked country music and playing his Martin guitar with his friends. Bill’s manner of playing the guitar was much the same as the late Hawkshaw Hawkins and Dick Curless, his two country idols. He also loved his three dogs, Toby, Twinkie and Tara.

Bill was a member of the American Legion and a communicant of St. Athanasius and St. John Church.

He married his lovely wife, Constance Libby, April 24, 1947. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

They have a daughter, Linda, married to Dennis Frey of Swanville; and a granddaughter, Heather Frey, and her soulmate, Mark Frost, of Prospect, and their daughter Lily Frost.

Other survivors are two sisters, Rita DesRoches of Bethesda, Md., and Barbara Houck of Silver Spring, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, James; three sisters, Frances Gagnon, Bernetta Nally and Evelyn Potter.

There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service was held May 21 at SG Thibault Funeral Home. Interment was in St. John Cemetery.

If so desired contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819 Lewiston, ME 04243-0819.

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