David Irving Goldrup 1933 – 2022 BRIDGTON – David Irving Goldrup of Bridgton, Maine, died on November 15, 2022 with his loving family by his side. He was born on July 19, 1933 in Freeport, Maine to Henry Milton Goldrup and Elizabeth Emily Libby. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1951 and from Bentley University, School of Accounting and Finance, Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Bentley, he enlisted in the US Army and served at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the 11th Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper and a member of the Fort Campbell Honor Guard Company. He continued to cultivate friendships with other members of the Honor Guard at annual meetings around the United States. After returning to civilian life in 1956, David took a job with the Wirthmore Feed Company as part of their retail management program, becoming manager of their retail store in Charlestown, New Hampshire. During his time in this community, he was active in the local Rotary club. Upon returning to Maine in 1960, David accepted a position in the accounting department of Hannaford Brothers Co., where he was responsible for a number of member businesses in Maine and New Hampshire. In 1962, operations at Desert of Maine returned to the family and he served as general manager for 15 years. During this time, during the winter months, he became associated as a clerk with several accounting firms including Baker & Adam, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Portland and Boucher Perkins Campbell Paradis in Brunswick. After retirement, he continued to work in the tax field as an AARP tax volunteer. He was active in many community and civic organizations including the Jaycees, the Scottish and the York Rite: David was a member of Freeport Masonic Lodge AF & AM, having served as Master and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Freeport Historical Society in 1982 . He has been active in his church television ministry and as director of Christian radio station WMSJ. He was very active in tracing his family genealogy, which included seven Mayflower passengers. He married the love of his life, Lorraine Mae Snow of Orr’s Island, Maine, on July 19, 1954, having recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. In their later years, David and Lorraine moved to Bridgton, Maine, where they made many new friends and enjoyed trips to Prince Edward Island and Moosehead Lake with their family. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Elizabeth Goldrup and sisters Judith Goldrup Watson, Annabel Goldrup Blair and Karen Goldrup. He is survived by his wife Lorraine Goldrup and daughters Gayle Marie Goldrup Elliot and husband James Pinkerton, Linda Susan Goldrup, grandson Ryan David Elliot, brothers Henry Goldrup and Paul Goldrup, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Androscoggin Health Hospice for the kind and gentle care they have provided to David and his family, as well as the many friends in the community who have reached out to them during this difficult time. The family will hold a celebration of life on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Honor Flight Maine http://www.honorflightmaine.org or The National Fragile X Foundation http://www.fragilex.org.
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