BLUE HILL – Lawris A. Closson, 91, died Sept. 26, 2004, at a Houlton hospital. He was born Nov. 8, 1912, at New Sharon, the son of Alton F. and Myra (Pervear) Closson. Lawris was in Northern Maine to be a part of the bear-hunting season. Lawris was self-employed most of his life, working on his farm and with blueberries. He served as selectman for the Town of Blue Hill for 11 years. He was active in the Fraternal Orders for more than 50 years. He was Past-Master of Ira Berry Lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; a former member and Past- Master of Halcyon Grange. He judged the horse race at the Blue Hill Fair for more than 50 years. Lawris was a life-member of the Maine Trappers Association and the Union River Trappers Association. He hunted, fished and trapped all his life and loved to tell tall tales of his experiences of all the deer, bear and moose he bagged over the years or how many and how big the fish were. In 1995, Lawris was the oldest man in Maine to shoot a moose. He was a Man’s man; he liked a good drink and a good story. When he opened a bottle and threw away the cap you knew he was looking for a good time. He is survived by two daughters, Julia Danico of Blue Hill, Jacqueline Rossi of Gansevoort, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Donnie Perkins and his wife, Etta, Lawris Perkins, Timothy Perkins, Lisa Loya, Malinda Danico, John Danico, Joan Brewer and Thomas Danico; several great-grand-children; great-great-grand-children; a sister-in-law, Lila Grindle of Blue Hill; a brother-in-law, Basil Gross, of Gretna, Va.; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lillian (Grindle) Closson; and his sister, Leah Gross. A Lawris’ request, there will be no services. Gifts may be made in Lawris’ memory to the Union River Trappers Association, care of Bryant Poors, HC 31 Box 780, Ellsworth, ME 04605. A service of Dunn Funeral Home.