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Clayton Maxwell Clark

June 30, 1928 ~ March 9, 2018 (age 89)

Cumberland-Clayton Maxwell Clark 89, of Cumberland passed away at home on March 9, 2018 after

a long illness.


Born on June 30, 1928 in Portland, Maine to Maxwell V. Clark and Edith Hall Clark.

He was the eldest of three children. He had two sisters, Norma and Carole


He graduated from South Portland High School, South Portland, Maine in 1946 and

on May 6, 1950 married his high school classmate, Marion Neuts. They had two

lovely daughters: Sandra Jean and Linda Marie


He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, Parish of the Holy Eucharist.


Clayton was a very quiet person until he got to know you. He liked being in the

background. He worked for Hanson Construction Company as a finish carpenter/foreman for 18 years. After Mr. Hanson’s retirement he worked for Palanza Construction Company,

Ben Hamilton & Sons Construction Company and Stonehenge Construction Company.


Clayton built two beautiful homes for his family.  He enjoyed making wooden items each year for the church Christmas Fair as well as items for family and friends.  He had no formal training in art but had a natural knack for it.  He especially enjoyed painting ocean scenes.   He and Marion looked forward to Saturday nights getting together with a group of wonderful friends going out to eat,  theater, playing cards or square dancing.  Clayton and Marion enjoyed bus trips around the country, trips to other countries and a cruise to the Panama Canal.  He loved working in his vegetable garden.  Clayton’s great accomplishment was hiking to the top of Mt. Katahdin and often spoke about the beautiful view he saw when he reached the top. Each  summer he enjoyed sitting in his favorite chair on the porch at his camp on Forest Lake in Cumberland watching the grandchildren and great-grandchildren play and learn to swim.  In the evening he and Marion enjoyed sitting on the porch overlooking the lake watching the beautiful sunsets.  He called this his “Little Piece of Heaven.” 


Predeceased; by Brother-in-Law: Richard T. Neuts, Sr.


Survived by his loving and devoted wife Marion


Two daughters: Sandra and her husband Michael Conroy, of Portland, ME

Linda and her husband Stephen Bean, of Saco, ME


Five grandchildren: Carrie Harlow, Nicole Babbin, Laurie Levesque, Karla Conroy,

Ryan Harlow


Two step-grandchildren:  Christina Hurst, Colette Bean-Berwanager

Thirteen great-grandchildren


Two Sisters:  Norma and her husband Lloyd Watson of Palm Harbor, Florida,

Carole and her husband James Walsh of South Portland, ME


Two brothers-in-law:  Frank Neuts and his wife Della of Moosehead Lake, Beaver Cove, ME,

Edward Neuts and his wife Diana of Hambrook, England


Many wonderful nieces and nephews


Clayton’s family wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Cedars Nursing Home,

VNA Home Health Hospice, Life Stages and Aging Excellence for taking such good care of him.  


If desired, a donation in Clayton’s memory may be made to :


                     Cumberland Rescue, 29 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center, ME 04021


Visiting hours will held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at A.T. Hutchins Funeral home 660 Brighton Avenue Portland. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00am at Holy Martyrs 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth.


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