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Melvin L. Potter

Born: Sat., Feb. 20, 1937
Died: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018

Family to do services at later date

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Fillmore --- Melvin L. Potter of 28 Prospect Street died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in his home. He was born on February 20, 1937 in Winter Harbor, Maine, a son of the late George Potter and Myrtle Torrey. On August 16, 1958 in Fillmore he married Sidney Vedder who survives.


Mel was a former superintendent of the Fillmore Water Department for 44 years and a former bus driver for Fillmore Central School for 38 years, retiring in 2000.


He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1958 to 1960. He loved to read books, writing, poetry and vacationing in Maine.


Surviving in addition to his wife are their children, Dana (Courtney) Potter, LeiLani (Mathew) Martin, Melvin (Shanda) Potter Jr., Chad (Mandy) Potter, Cory (Tammy) Potter all of Fillmore, 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Steven (Janet) Potter of Fillmore, Terry (Claudette) Potter of South Gouldsboro, Maine, David (Judy) Potter of Orland, Maine and several nieces and nephews.


A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Alger Cemetery, Fillmore.


Memorials if desired to: Veteran’s Association

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Anita (Pelkey) Colson
   Posted Tue January 02, 2018
I'm so sorry that Mel is gone. It's been too many years since I last saw him. He is family; extended or not. Us kids, cousins, always had so much fun when you came to visit your Maine family. Time goes by, the gaps get wider and we miss so much. I wish we could get it back. For those of us still here; let's try to get reconnected. My family and I are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to all, Anita (Pelkey) Colson

Raymond Richardson
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Mel was a great member of the community. He will be sadly missed by many. My condolences to the family.

Jimmy, Heather, Brittany
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Our deepest sympathies go out to your family. May God give you the comfort that you seek. May the care and love of those around you provide peace to get you through the days and weeks ahead. Please know that we are here if you need anything.

Stacy Beardsley
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
Please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I am praying for peace in your hearts and sending all my love your way.

Linda Bledsoe
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
My Dearest Syd, Lonnie, Dana, Melvie, Chad and Cory,
There are no words to tell you how very, very sorry I am that Dear Melvin is gone. The only good thing is that he's not suffering anymore and is in God's Loving Arms. I wish I could be there to take you all in my arms. You know how very much I loved Mel as I love all of you with all my heart!!!!!!

Bob Nichols
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
Syd, To you and all of your family, you have my sincerest condolences. Mel and I were good friends for many many years. Even had a beer or two! He was a great person, and helped me out of a lot of problems (water) over the years. He will be missed by all. Love you guys dearly.


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