John Everett Lombard - age: 85
(July 14, 1927 to December 27, 2012
An hour of visitation will be held on Jan. 2, 2013 from 11 AM to 12 noon, followed by a 12 noon celebration of his life, at the First Parish Congregational Church in Saco. Dr. Doug Neilson will officiate. Military honors will conclude the service. A committal will be held in the spring at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home – Saco. www.DCPate.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be to the Salvation Army, 2 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach, Maine or to the Saco Valley Land Trust, PO Box 1581, Saco, Maine 04072.
Arrangements are by Dennett, Craig & Pate 365 Main St, Saco Maine
SACO- John E. Lombard, passed away at his home on December 27, 2012 at the age of 85. He was the son of the late Everett Lombard and Bertha (Crocker) Lombard. He loved working with his grandfather Ernest in the Dahlias Garden, which was the finest in the area. He attended Saco Schools and while a junior at Thornton Academy, he left to join the Navy at age 17. He served in the US Navy in 1945 and 1946 where he served in the Japanese Theatre of Operations and was discharged with rank of Fireman First Class. He was the recipient of 3 medals for his service. After coming back from the Navy, he finished his senior year at Thornton Academy. After graduation, he went to work Perani & Sons who were one of the contractors that built the Maine Turnpike. He then went to work for Sam Gould Excavation where he learned to operate machinery. It was at this time that he met the love of his life Theresa Constantine and they married in 1953. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.
John loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, skiing, he also enjoyed working on his woodlot harvesting wood, and gardening. He also loved to attend the Fryeburg Fair and participate in the tractor pull. In 1975, he restored his 1942 Ford Military Jeep and had it ready for the Saco Bi-centennial Parade. He loved working on old tractors and other projects.
He worked for the Biddeford and Saco Water Company for 45 years. Starting as a meter reader and working his way up to superintendent of the Works. He was a member and past president of the Maine Water Utilities Association, he was also past commander of the Owen-Davis Post of the American Legion in Saco. He was a Corporator for Saco & Biddeford Savings Institute, also a member of the Military Vehicle Collectors Club.
Surviving are his daughter Debra Jane Lombard and her fiancée Dennis Boilard of Saco; grandchildren- Katie Jane Flaherty and her husband Evan of Old Orchard Beach, Abi Roy and her husband Casey of Biddeford, Ali Arsenault of Saco and Ellie Arsenault also of Saco; two great grandchildren, Eli Arsenault and Avery Roy of Biddeford. His sister-in-law Ann Byers of Annapolis, Maryland and a cousin Elizabeth Griffin of Saco, and several nieces and nephews.