Retired Bishop Loring Of Maine Dies

Episcopal News Service. November 8, 1979 [79341]

MILTON, Mass. -- The Rt. Rev. Oliver Leland Loring, Episcopal Bishop of Maine from 1941 until 1968, died Nov. 3 in Milton, Mass. He was 75.

Bishop Loring was a native of Newtonville, Mass., the son of the Rev. Richard Tuttle Loring and Mary Leland Loring. He was a graduate of Harvard College and the Episcopal Theological School and held honorary doctoral degrees from Bowdoin College and the General Theological Seminary.

Bishop Loring was ordained priest in 1931 and served parishes in New Bedford and Dorchester, Mass. He was consecrated bishop of Maine in 1941. Since his retirement in 1968 he had lived in Dartmouth, Mass.

A memorial eucharist was celebrated Nov. 9 at St. Luke's Cathedral, Portland, Me., by his successor, the Rt. Rev. Frederick B. Wolf.

While in Massachusetts, Bishop Loring was active in diocesan matters, especially youth and Christian education work. He carried this interest into his episcopate and was a key factor in the development of the diocesan camps and conferences.

He was a trustee of the General Seminary and served as the Province I representative to the National (Executive) Council.

In 1935 he married Elizabeth Brewster Loring. They had three children.