|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2006|
Paul was born to Ernest and Blanche Smith Mingo.
Paul was raised and educated in New Gloucester. Paul served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, surviving Pearl Harbor and earning a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross. Upon his discharge, he became a heavy equipment mechanic.
Paul married the former Martha Elizabeth Tucker in Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 3, 1945, and would have celebrated 62 years of marriage this coming February. He moved with his family to Gray in 1955.
Deeply committed to the community, he served as a town selectman, a recreation committee member, a member of the fire department and a town constable. He also served his community as a deputy sheriff with the Cumberland County Sheriffs Department for many years, patrolling Gray, New Gloucester and Raymond. He was a Master Mason in the Cumberland Masonic Lodge No. 12 in New Gloucester.
Paul was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed many years of adventure in the Maine outdoors. His many stories entertained those who encountered him at home, around the town, and on many mornings at the counter of Cole Farms. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, and was able to find an inventive solution to any mechanical problem he encountered. In later years, he could often be found in his yard atop his tractor.
Paul was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Ralph, who died in World War II; and his sister Teresa.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty, of Gray; his son, Gary and his wife, Maureen, of Gray; his son, Jim, of Auburn; his daughter, Ngaire and her husband, Mark, of Moravia, N.Y.; his sister, Anita Nappi of Yarmouth; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews
Memorial donations may be made to the Gray Food Pantry at the Gray Town Hall.
Created by: stargazer
Record added: Jan 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17438050