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HARTLAND -- Bernard A. Lamb, 93, died Jan. 3, 2013, at a Hartland health care facility. He was born Feb. 3, 1919, in Fiskeville, R.I., a son of Patrick and Mary (Ashey) Lamb. He moved to Maine in 2009.

He served during World War II in the Army Air Forces as a master sergeant. His military career was from 1940 to 1956. Bernard was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a trade embalmer for many years in Rhode Island. He enjoyed cooking, reading and gardening. Everyone he knew will miss his sense of humor.

He is survived by two sons, Bernard "Bernie" Lamb Jr. and wife, Trudy, of Pennsylvania, and Alan Lamb and wife, Chris, of Ohio; three daughters, Frances Weldon and husband, Paul, of Florida, Maureen Lamb and her companion, Peter Reynolds, of Rhode Island, and Diane Briggs and husband, Don, of Plymouth; a sister, Elsie Oliver, of Rhode Island; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces nephews and friends, who will miss him dearly; and his beloved canine companions, Sammy and Jake.

Bernard was predeceased by his wife, Norma; two daughters, Anne Kennemer and Cathleen Lamb; two brothers, Henry and Thomas Lamb; and three sisters, Margaret Bicknell, Rita Havens and Katherine Rouselle.

There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be in the spring in Maine.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

Published in Central Maine on Jan. 4, 2013