Herbert Allen Littlefield, 88, of Bowdoinham, died Monday morning, July 9, 2012, at Mid Coast Hospital, in Brunswick after a brief illness.
He was born October 6, 1923, to George Augustus Littlefield of Lisbon, Maine and Ethel Louise Cheney, granddaughter of Dr Abial Hall Cheney, of Bowdoinham.
He really enjoyed his sports cars, motorcycles, and guns. He kept a picture of himself with his very first car, a 1936 Ford Coupe, pinned to the wall of the nursing home where he had been living. He used to drive around Bowdoinham in either his black Ford Mustang or on his black motorcycle. I don’t know about the others in town but I know how it used to annoy me to get behind him when he was on his motorcycle. He would baby that machine and usually drive 5-10 mph under the speed limit going through town. I personally thought the speed limit was slow enough already. He also had an extensive gun collection which was his pride and joy up until he lost his eye sight.
He worked at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan for 33 years before having to retire for medical reasons. He moved back to Bowdoinham shortly afterwards.
He is predeceased by a half-brother Arnold D Littlefield of Bowdoin; brothers-in-law John Edward Jones of Wyandotte, Michigan and Ronald B Williams of Bowdoinham.
He is survived by his sister Miriam I 'Mim' Littlefield Jones; two half sisters Carolyn C ‘Gay’ Littlefield Williams of Lisbon, Lorraine F ‘Rainey’ Littlefield Williams of Bowdoinham; three half brothers Dwinal C Forbes of Hudson, Massachusetts, George E ‘Baba’ Littlefield of Topsham and Clifford N ‘Kip’ Littlefield, of Bowdoinham; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends: Ryan, Brian, Dick, Fred….
Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 12, from 6-8 pm, with a grave side funeral service to follow Friday, July 13, from 11 am – noon, at Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham. The Rev. Gordon Murray will officiate. A reception will follow at the Bowdoinham Estates, Preble Rd., from noon to 1 pm.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.