Peter S. French, 72, died Sept. 9, 2010, at Lakewood Manor in Waterville.

He was born in Garland, June 10, 1938, a son of Herbert French Sr. and Frances (Skidgell) French. He was a veteran of the Army who loved family gatherings and cookouts.

He enjoyed horse racing, NASCAR, wrestling, watching “The Price is Right” and playing dice and card games. Peter also enjoyed going to the Windsor Fair to watch horse races and playing games at the fair until he won stuffed animals for all the kids. He loved his dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Beatrice Harvey and Alice Kenney; and three brothers, Herbert French Jr., Allison French and Neil Kimball.

Survivors include his wife of almost 50 years, Charlotte French, of Burnham; three children, Deborah Ridley of Burnham, Linda French of Belfast and Raymond French of Burnham; two brothers, Sidney French of Phoenix, Norman Kimball and his wife, Judy, of Dade City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Gregory Huffman, Anthony Ridley, Ashley Ridley, Nicholas French and Madeline French; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his pets, Bear, Goldie and Buddy.

Visiting hours were Sept. 13 at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, where funeral services were held Sept. 14. Burial was at Kenney Cemetery in Brooks.

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