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Hugh Martin Curtis

Obituary
May 29, 1926 - October 31, 2008
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Brunswick – Hugh Martin Curtis, age 82 of  Katherine Street died Friday, October 31st at home with his daughter Nancy and her husband Michael.
He was born in Lisbon Falls, May 29, 1926, the youngest of fourteen children to Linwood Lee and Rebecca Lillian Tuttle Curtis.
He graduated from Bridgton Academy and attended the University of Maine.  He graduated from the Police Academy in 1957 and served proudly as a State Trooper for 10 years before moving on to the Secretary of State’s Office where he served as a hearings officer for the Motor Vehicle Department, retiring in 1975.
In 1950 he married Geraldine Sherman Curtis.  They were married for 26 years and raised three children together.
He fought in the European Theater during WW II in the 3rd Army 748 Tank Battalion, 55th Company B 26th Rogue Yankee Division.  He spoke of the honor of having served on an international patrol that included American, French, British and Russian soldiers guarding General Brandt.
He was an accomplished athlete twice achieving a hole in one which he attributed to beginner’s luck and alleged sandbagging. In his younger years he played for the New England Amateur Hockey Association and for a Statewide Baseball Farm League.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman spending many happy hours with his son, son-in-law, grandsons and brothers. His love for the game of cribbage earned him a 29 hand. He was a great dancer and appreciator of the big bands.
He enjoyed life and was a pleasure to be around because he so appreciated what each day brought to him.
He is survived by his children Rebecca Ann Curtis and husband Jeffrey Peters of Waldo, Thomas Warren Curtis and partner Leslie Bettinger of Brunswick and Nancy Ann Curtis-Strange and husband Michael of Brunswick. Two brothers,  Norman Stetson Curtis of York, Ronald Gordon Curtis of Lewiston, a sister, Pearl Aldana Mottram of Lewiston and beloved grandchildren Thomas Jefferson Strange, Rosamond Curtis Peters, Nathan Martin Strange, Megan Rose Curtis and Adam Warren Curtis.
He is predeceased by six brothers:  Joseph Franklin Leroy, Elmer Linwood, Edren Frederick, Forest Melvin, Alden Hilton, Albert Harlan, four sisters:  Vesta Rosamond, Beatrice Marion, Carlyiss Norean, Eughenia Leah and step father Warren Goddard.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday 5-7 PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick. A graveside service will be held Wednesday 11 AM at the Woodlawn Cemetery, West Road in Bowdoin with the Rev. Ronald McLaughlin officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans Fund at Togus P.O. Box 3151 Augusta, Maine 04330.
Memorial condolences may be expressed and a video tribute may be viewed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com