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Delmar Linwood Currier (1920-2017)

Delmar Linwood Currier

NEW SHARON - Delmar Linwood Currier, 96, of New Sharon passed away at his home on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

He was born June 29, 1920 in St. Albans, the son of Linwood and Winnie Currier.

He graduated from New Sharon High School in 1939 and went into the Civilian Conservation Corp CMTC (Citizens Military Training Corps). He then served his country in the United States Army until 1963, serving in Japan, Philippines, Korea, and many places in the US. After his military career, he worked for Sears in Kansas and then International Paper Company in Jay, ME. Delmar was a 32nd Degree Mason. In his later years, Delmar enjoyed and found comfort in driving to many destinations throughout Maine and NH.

Delmar is survived by his daughter Althea Thomas of California; his sister June Currier of Rhode Island; his brother Linwood (John) C. Currier and his wife Alberta of New Sharon; step-son John Wilson, Esq. of Bangor, ME and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son James Currier; his sisters Kathleen Nadeau, Mona Nadeau, and Vivian Tracy; and his brother Paul Currier.

A military graveside service will be held on June 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Franklin Cemetery in North Vienna. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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  1. I'm sorry to learn of Del's passing. We had many conversations over the years, often at KFC and other eateries. He always was friendly. He called me "Reid" which is the military way. We sometimes discussed life in the army. He was a little hard of hearing but we managed to communicate pretty well. He was still driving his car in 2016. I saw him at the NS Post office.

  2. In the picture it shows US Army Major Currier as an Engineer. Officer. His age is right for a WWII and/or Korean War Veteran. Any more military history? He also has quite a few medals, which I cannot see clearly. Respectfully inquiring.

  3. I remember Delmar coming to the Big Apple to get his gas. Often times we would talk about the olden days and how the world has change. Always enjoyed talking to him. Condolences to the family.


  4. Del was a real good man.

  5. I remember Del coming into our office to make photocopies of articles he had read, so that he could pass them around to his friends. He would stop by 3 or 4 times a week with interesting tidbits from numerous sources. (Before the internet was really popular... I think Del was the first "social network" in Franklin County!) I'm happy he lived such a long and interesting life, and was able to live in his own home independently right up to the end.

  6. So sorry to hear of passing. Prayers to your entire family. He helped my grandmother Inez Whittier with a flat tire on rt 2 and my Grandfather always was so glad he did.

  7. Del treated me like a son for many years and he was a loving grandfather to my daughters. He was a kind and considerate man who served his country well. He was in the combat engineers and saw action to the Philippines in WWII. He will be missed

  8. Del was a soft spoken, courteous gentleman. Became acquainted with Del back in the 1960's when my dad cut hay and planted corn at the Currier farm out on the Kimball Pond Road. Saw Del briefly last year. What a nice man.

  9. Thanks so much for your kind comments of Del. He will surely be missed by many.

    I'm quite sure after reviewing the US Army ribbons chart, Del's ribbons are as follows: Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, WWII-American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Phillipine Liberation WWII Ribbon, United Nations Korean Service Medal and Phillipine Presidential Unit Citation. I understand that the stars attached to the ribbons indicate a repeat award.

    Elaine Moceus, Del's niece

  10. Del was a soft-spoken gentleman. He was a good friend to my parents. I have never forgotten the most gentlemanly joke he told me about thirty years ago.