Walter Lee Hupper, 82, passed away peacefully at Maine Medical Center in Portland with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Warren June 13, 1930, the son of the late Ashel Hupper and Noelle Cryder. He grew up with his grandparents in Port Clyde and attended local schools and was a graduate of St. George High School class of 1948.

On Nov. 5, 1950 he married Lillian Spear and the two made their home in Port Clyde. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded. Upon his arrival home he began his work on the water as a lobsterman. He would work in this field until he was 80, eventually retiring from his last boat, You and I.

He was a member and officer of the St. George Fire Department and Ambulance service at one point in time serving as assistant fire chief. He was a friend to all he met and loved to strike up a conversation, something he could keep going for hours. His hobbies included vegetable gardening with a small corner designated for flowers and wood working or just tinkering in his workshop.

He was well loved and respected by everyone in the community and will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure of calling him friend.

He was predeceased by his first wife of 52 years Lillian Spear Hupper

Survivors include his second wife whom he married in September 2008, Ida Mae Hupper of Port Clyde; daughters Janet Dailey and her husband Dale of Brunswick, Cynthia Hupper-Jacobo and her husband Faustino of North Port, Fla., Deborah Arnett and her husband Earl of Tenants Harbor, Katrina Morehouse and her husband Bob of South Thomaston; son Charles Hupper and his wife Mary of Southington, Conn.; sister Beatrice Rochon of Union; step-children Sumner Philbrook and his wife Glenys of Gorham, Ronald Philbrook and his wife Joyce of Owls Head, Lori Maxwell and her husband David of Rockport, Todd Philbrook and his wife Michelle of Rockland; grandchildren Amanda Sawyer and her husband Emery, Kimberly Arnett and her husband Reuben Mahar, Jessica Frankling and her husband Brian, Christopher Hupper, Joshua Morehouse; and two great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A time of visitation will be held Saturday March 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Halls of Thomaston and a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Maxwell officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. George Volunteer Fire Fighters and Ambulance Association P.O. Box 249 Tenants Harbor, ME 04860 or to the Port Clyde Baptist Church Po Box 328 Port Clyde, ME 04855

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