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Arthur L. Ladd, SR.

October 14, 1936 October 24, 2018
Arthur L. Ladd, SR.
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JACKSONVILLE, FL – Arthur J. Ladd, SR, of Rumford, died Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Community Hospice, McGraw Center, Jacksonville, FL.
He was born in Rumford, Maine on October 14, 1936, the son of Chester and Marion (Thurston) Ladd, and graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1955 and studied Horticulture for two years at the University of Maine at Orono.
Arthur owned and operated the Ladd Farms in Rumford for many years until retirement in 2004. He was a brilliant business man and could build or fix anything.
He loved spending time with his family, especially at Richardson Lake and at the cottage on Songo Pond.
Arthur was married in Rumford Point, Maine on July 1, 1956 to the love of his life Joyce C. Raye who died on July 19, 2014. Survivors include 2 daughters Rhonda Elliott and companion Charles Brown of Rumford Point and Mary Lyons and husband Thomas of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Shelley Elliott, Ashley Kensell, Samantha Purcell, Nicholas Lyons, Chantel Diotte, David Lyons, and Chloe Brown; great grandchildren Abby, Logan, Gena, Malachi, Brooke, Blake, Cora, Colton and Blake Robert; a step-brother Ralph Thurston of Rumford Point, whom he enjoyed coffee with every morning alongside his loving dog Spirit; and was predeceased by his parents, wife, and sons’ Chester Arthur and Arthur Ladd, Jr.
Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories online at
Graveside services will be conducted in the spring at the Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, ME. Arrangements are under the care of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND MONUMENT SERVICES, 3 Franklin Street, P. O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276.

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Hanover Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hanover, Maine

Hanover Maine
United States

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