Obituary: Louis J. Grimaldi Jr.

Oct 02, 2020 347

Louis J. Grimaldi Jr., 89, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. The wonderful life of Louie started on June 11, 1931, in Portland when he was born to the late Louis and Marianna “Maria” (Santora) Grimaldi.

Louie grew up in Portland’s Little Italy and attended Portland High School. A few days before his passing, he reflected on his childhood and stated, “We didn’t have much, but we had each other ? I had a good life.” At the age of 16, Louis enlisted in the National Guard. His patriotism and service to our country continued as he served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

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