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Alfred M. Berquist

December 9, 2021

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ALFRED M. BERQUIST (Big Al)
Alfred M. Berquist
New Gloucester * Alfred M. Berquist (1940 - 2021) of New Gloucester
Al loved being outdoors in nature, hiking, canoeing white water, fishing on Assateague Island
and hunting. He enjoyed a good cigar with friends out in his yard. There may have been some
very competitive croquet and horseshoe contests over the years.
Especially important to Al was time with his stepdaughters and sons-in-law, phone calls and
zooms with his sons and with his friend Leon in Maryland, his work at Gray True Value and the
meaningful friendship he had with owners Rod and Jill Pooler, his many target practice trips with
his friend Jim Carter, and time with his neighbors Jim and Nicky who were always there for him.
Al laughed often, told a great story, and enjoyed life thoroughly. He was always willing to help
friends and family, refinishing basements and building decks and barns for many of us.
Abraham Lincoln wrote, “In the end, it is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your
years.” Al will be missed, but never forgotten. He filled his and our years with love, laughter
and fun.
Al survived his wife and best friend, Nancy Brandt. He predeceases his stepdaughters Kimberly
and Cheryl Brandt and their husbands, Ken Faut and John Aromando, his three sons Stephen,
Timothy and Benjamin Berquist and their wives, Mary, Andrea and Liz, and seven
grandchildren, Brooke and Brett, Chase, Ben and Sam, and Bailey and Gracie.

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