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Fred N. Vose III

November 13, 1937 - August 21, 2016
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Brunswick – Fred N. Vose III, 78 peacefully passed away on August 21, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.  He was born in Belfast, Maine on November 13, 1937 the son of Edward and Althea (Merrill) Vose.  He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1956, then joined the US Air Force and was honorably discharged.  Fred worked at Bath Iron Works as a welder for more than 30 years and retired in 2000. He enjoyed road trips to nowhere through rural Maine, time spent with family at home, around the pool and "upta” camp, was well known for his sense of humor and political opinions.  Fred loved building with his hands and was a gifted furniture maker in his retirement.  He loved airplanes, enjoyed building ultralight airplanes and visiting with others involved in the same hobbies. 

Fred is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Saundra (Sunny) (Whitmore) Vose of Brunswick; three daughters, Sherrie Kirker of Westboro, MA, Kimberly Savage and her husband Todd of Warrenton, VA and Hollie Vose of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren Garrett Kirker, Zoe Savage and Graham Savage; two sisters Joan Staples and her husband Wally of Dayton, TX and Paula Robbins of Topsham; and his brother Paul Vose and his wife Sue of Derry, NH.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Hill House in Bath, Hospice of Southern Maine and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for all of their dedication and wonderful care.

Memorial visitation will be held Sunday, August 28th from 2-4 PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal Street, Brunswick. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 29th at 11 AM at the funeral home.

In remembrance of Fred please consider a gift to Hospice of Southern Maine – 180 US Route 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074 or online at

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