Bertram "Buddy" Paige Harriman

September 9, 1940 ~ January 30, 2018 (age 77)

Bertram “Buddy” Paige Harriman, 77, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 9, 1940 to Bertram P. and Martha D. (Chadbourne) Harriman in South Portland. He graduated from Thornton Academy in 1960.


On May 25, 1968, he married Nancy Goupil at Notre Dame Church in Saco.


Buddy proudly served in the United States Army. When he returned from his service, he started working at the Saco Tannery. He then went on to Yudy’s Tire in Biddeford, followed by Pratt-Whitney in North Berwick. He then started as a custodian in the Biddeford School District before going to Sweester in Saco. When he was attending Thornton Academy, he was an All-Star baseball player. He loved baseball and loved watching the Red Sox play. He also enjoyed watching the Redskins.


He is preceded in death by his 2 sisters, Beverly Hebert and Marilyn Guilbeault.


Buddy is survived by:

His loving wife of 49 years, Nancy Harriman of Biddeford

2 daughters: Michelle Roberts and her husband Scott of Kennebunk

                   Melissa White and her husband Benjamin of Alfred

2 granddaughters: Amber Nordmann of Old Orchard Beach

                             Chelsie Thompson and her husband James of Biddeford

1 great granddaughter: Brookelyn Thompson of Biddeford

1 great grandson: Jayce Thompson of Biddeford

Numerous nieces and nephews


A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12 noon until 4:00 pm at the Elk's Lodge, 68 Ocean Park Rd., Saco, ME 04072. In lieu of flowers, donations in Buddy’s name may be made to Thornton Academy, In Memory of Lt. Rene A. Goupil, 438 Main St., Saco, ME 04072. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit


Donations may be made to:

Thornton Academy, In Memory of Lt. Rene A. Goupil
438 Main St., Saco ME 04072

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