MADISON – William P. Gleason, 79, died peacefully and quietly at home, June 18, 2005, with his family by his side. He was born March 27, 1926, in Greenville, the son of Charles A. and Lillian (Payne) Gleason. Following graduation from Greenville High School, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He was employed by H. & W. Company, later known as Scott Paper Co. for 37 years, retiring in 1983. He was a justice of the peace and notary public for 42 years. Bill was a member of the Cecil R. Cole Post American Legion of Greenville, Old Point Encampment of Madison and for more than 50 years, a life member of the Odd Fellows. Bill is survived by his wife of 59 wonderful years, Jean (Pelkie) Gleason of Madison, whom he married Aug. 2, 1945; their three daughters, Donna Baly and special friend, Jim Bower of Old Orchard, Cheryl Clark and her husband, Joe, of Madison, and Kathi King of Winslow; four grandchildren, Todd and Shannon of Old Orchard, Cindy Luce of Solon, and Erin King of Winslow; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Elaine MacArthur of Skowhegan; and special friends, Dick and Connie Weeks of Randolph. There will be no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held at the family lot in Edgewood Cemetery in Greenville. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to AMS Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 277, Madison, ME 04950, HealthReach Hospice, P.O. Box 1568, Waterville, ME 04901 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.