Harold Alfond has died. Alfond founded Dexter Shoe and went on to become one of Maine’sbest known philanthropists.
Gov. Baldacci confirmned Alfond’s passing at a press conference Friday morning.
Aflond gave millions of dollars to the University of Maine, Colby College, the Goodwill-Hinckley Homes for Boys &: girls, St. Joseph’s College, and many other non-profits.
He recentlydonated seven million dollars to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care at MaineGeneral Medical Center, which opened last summer.
Harold Alfond was 93 years old.