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Maine Mourns Alfond 

Shoe business founder and philanthropist

Harold Alfond, who donated tens of millions of dollars to colleges,

health centers and other nonprofit organizations, has at 93.

The founder of Dexter Shoe Company, Alfond shared his wealth

with the University of Maine, to which he gave more than $8

million, and other causes from baseball fields and community

athletic centers to a cancer treatment center in Augusta that bears

his name.

A native of Swampscott, Massachusetts, Alfond was in Maine to be

treated for cancer at the time of his death. He was planning to

return to his home in Palm Beach, Florida.