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TUFTONBORO, NH — Alice Lawrence Douglas passed away in her beloved Lower Beech Pond home surrounded by family and friends on May 28, 2011. She was 72 years old and had courageously fought leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, for the past five years.
HOLLAND, ANDREW W. - of Cape Elizabeth, in Farmington, May 31, 2011. Arrangements TBA by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland.
HOLLIDAY, ANN (VOSE) - 73, of Granby, Conn., formerly of East Granby, Conn., May 21, 2011, in Simsbury, Conn. Memorial service, June 18, 2 p.m., East Granby Congregational Church, 9 Rainbow Rd., East Granby, Conn. Reception to follow. Burial private, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor.
HALL, ARLENE HERMAN - 76, of Biddeford, May 31, 2011. Visitation, June 6, 10-11 a.m. & 11 a.m. funeral service, Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco. Burial, Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.
Arlene Herman, Hall, 76, OLD ORCHARD BEACH -- Arlene Herman Hall, 76, formerly of Wesley Avenue, and more recently of May Street, Biddeford, passed away on May 31, 2011, at Southern Maine Medical Center., She was born on March 14, 1935, in Lock Port, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and Helen (Decker) Herman, and attended Portland schools., From 1950 to 1967, Arlene resided in California; afterwards, she moved to Limington and Old Orchard Beach in 1984., She worked at Saunders Brothers in Westbrook until 1976; prior to which, she worked as a loom worker and cloth inspector at the Kezar Falls Woolen Mills., Arlene enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing Yahtzee and SKIP-BO, volunteering for Meals on Wheels in Old Orchard Beach, and spending time with her family., She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Arthur Leroy Hall in 1999; two children, William Hall and Lena Ruland; brother, John Herman; and grandson, Steven Ruland. Arlene is survived by sons, David Hall and his wife Kimberly of Standish, and Steven Hall and his fiance Katherine Gibbons of Cape Elizabeth, daughters, Mary Graham and her husband Wilford of Portland, and Nancy Rodney of South Portland; brother, Paul Herman of Texas, sister, Helen Snyder of Portland; son-in-law, Steve Ruland of Lakeland, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren., Visitation will be on Monday, June 6, from 10-11 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco. Burial will follow at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland., Arlene Herman Hall
FORTUNE, BARBARA 'BOBBIE' - 76, of Gray, April 30, 2011. Memorial service, June 5, St. Gregory Catholic Church, 24 North Raymond Rd., Gray. Visiting hours, 1-2:30 p.m. & service, 2:30-3 p.m.
Barbara 'Bobbie', Fortune, 76, GRAY -- Barbara 'Bobbie' Fortune, 76, of Gray, long-time beloved companion of Victor Downs, passed away on April 30, 2011, after a long, brave struggle with lung disease., Bobbie enjoyed working as an antiques dealer until her retirement. She had a great sense of humor and was truly a kind and loving person. Bobbie will be sadly missed by all who knew her., She is survived by a son, John Philipps of Illinois; and nieces, Torrie, Holly and Jill and their families., A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 5, at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 24 North Raymond Rd., in Gray. Visiting hours are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with service following from 2:30 to 3 p.m., In lieu of flowers, please donate to Bobbie's favorite charity,, Barbara 'Bobbie' Fortune
NEAL, BARBARA STANLEY - April 14, 2011. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m., June 4, First Parish Congregational Church, One Church St., Gorham. Luncheon reception in the church hall.
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FALL RIVER, MA — Benjamin A. Brick left this world on May 26, 2011. He was born on May 10, 1973 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania to Ralph and Peggy (Copp) Brick. When Ben was two months old, his family moved to Maine, where he was raised, and lived most of his life. He attended Durham Elementary School from kindergarten through eighth grade, and graduated from Brunswick High School in the class of 1991. He was a student at the University of Maine at Farmington for one and one half years before beginning his life as a lobsterman. While he left his work on the ocean for short amounts of time to explore other options, he always returned to the sea to pursue his livelihood.
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NEWCASTLE — Betty O'Neil Marshall, 85, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Ft. Worth, TX and Wiscasset, Maine, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal, IL.
LEWIS, CARROLL 'FREDDIE'- 90, in Waldoboro, May 29, 2011. Funeral services, June 3, 11 a.m., Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market St., North Berwick. Interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, North Berwick. Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market St., North Berwick.
Carroll Freddie Lewis, WALDOBORO -- Carroll Freddie Lewis, of Waldoboro, passed away on May 29, 2011, NOT May 28, 2011., Correction
BREWER - Funeral services for Charlotte E. Daly, who passed away Dec. 11, 2010, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Brookings-Smith, Brewer Chapel, 55 South Main St. Friends may call 9 a.m. until time of service.
BANGOR - Christopher Paul Connor, 49, passed away peacefully in his sleep May 30, 2011, at home after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 12, 1962, in Webster, Mass., son of Paul Coney and Barbara Anne (Chalmers) Connor. Chris was a graduate of John Bapst High School where he was president of his class and a member of the football and boxing teams. He also attended Husson College, now Husson University. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Boston Rex Sox, Boston Celtics and the Washington Redskins. Chris was very proud of his Irish heritage and often seen wearing his green hat, blazer and white bucks. Surviving are his sister, Cynthia Connor Freeman, who loved him very much and her husband, John, and her children, Mindy, Tyler and Keira; uncles, Ronald "Bud" Chalmers of Bangor, James H. Chalmers and his wife, Shirley, of Brewer, and Richard L. Connor; two aunts, Sandra Nason and Tina Campbell; several cousins; nephews, Jordan and Connor; and many lifelong friends. Chris was predeceased by his parents; brother, Sean; paternal grandparents, Alice and Hugh Connor; uncle, Hugh G. Connor; beloved and adored maternal grandparents, "Nana" Gertrude Chalmers and "Dee Dee" John B. Chalmers, who cared so much for all of the family, especially Chris. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Mick, senior pastor of Bangor Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the family lot at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversion and refreshments after the services Tuesday at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
RUSSO, CIRO A. JR. - 81, in Scarborough, May 28, 2011. Time of visitation, June 2, 5-7 p.m., Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth & funeral services, 11 a.m., Friday. Interment, Riverside Cemetery, Yarmouth.
WINTER HARBOR - Claranne Pitt, 86, died peacefully Jan. 22, 2011, at an Ellsworth hospital. She was born May 30, 1924, in South Gouldsboro, daughter of the late Kenneth S. and Abigail (Freeman) Hamilton, and beloved sister of the late Elizabeth Young. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Union Church, Old Route 1, Gouldsboro. Burial will be at South Gouldsboro Cemetery. Claranne wanted donations sent to Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic Committee, 37 Clinic Road, Gouldsboro, ME 04607. A service of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge.
Deborah E. 'Debbie' Morin, 59, LIMERICK -- Deborah 'Debbie' E. Morin, 59, of 45 Morin Road, died on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland with loving family by her side., Visiting hours were held on June 1 at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish. A memorial service will be today, June 2, at 11 a.m., at Doug and Debbie's home at 45 Morin Rd., Limerick., In lieu of flowers,, please make donations to:, The Maine Chapter of, of Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1626, Bangor, Maine 04402, Service Announcement
FRYE, DENNIS L. - May 30, 2011. Visitation, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray & funeral, 1 p.m., Saturday. Committal, Raymond Hill Cemetery.
Dennis L. Frye, 62, 'Gone Fishing', RAYMOND -- Dennis L. Frye died peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2011, while at the Springbrook Center after a very courageous battle with lung cancer., He was born on Aug. 3, 1948, in Gray, the son of Lyman M. and Mildred (Berry) Frye., At a young age he developed a love of the outdoors, spending most of his free time fishing, hunting or just enjoying life at his family camp in Byron. He also developed at an early age a love of anything having an engine which in turn led him to work at various jobs throughout his life all centered around automotive or heavy equipment repair. He met his wife of nearly 27 years, the former Kathleen Bridge, at one of these jobs., He was predeceased by his father, Lyman; and brother, Phillip. Dennis is survived by his wife and best friend, Kathleen of No. Raymond. He is also survived by his beloved mother, Mildred Frye also of No. Raymond. Most dear to his heart were his children and grandchildren. He leaves behind his sons, Adam (Jessica) Frye of Naples, and James (Jodi) Frye of Buxton. He also leaves behind his stepson, Victor (Arlene) Mancini of Cabot, Ark. His greatest joys were his six grandchildren, Preston, Megan, Justin and Jenna Frye and Antonio and Bethany Mancini. He is further survived by his two brothers, Owen (Janeta) Nichols and James (Susan) Frye both of No. Raymond; and a sister-in-law, Pamela Frye of Rochester, N.H., Dennis was loved by all who met him and will be sorely missed by all, including many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws., Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Rd., Gray, where a funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Committal will be in Raymond Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Donald Mayberry will officiate., Should anyone desire, donations in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to:, The Senior Transportation Program, P.O. Box 816, Bridgton, Maine 04009, Dennis L. Frye
Whitten, Donald R.P., 42, of Gardiner, died May 27 in Gardiner.
GARDINER -- Donald R.P. Whitten, 42, died unexpectedly Friday, May 27, 2011, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. He was born on March 24, 1969, a son of the late Perley L. and Constance J. (Rodrigue) Whitten., Mr. Whitten was a 1987 graduate of Hall-Dale High School and attended Mid-State College., He was a self-employed drywall subcontractor for most of his life., Don was famously known for his big heart, his bear hugs, his million funny jokes, his contagious smile and his forever greeting, "Hey, how's it doing?" He was a much loved person. His children were his total excitement in life. Teaching them about life was what he found to be so endearing. Whether he was boating, camping or fishing, Don was at his best. Family and friends were so important to him. He will be greatly missed., Don is survived by two daughters, Aleah Whitten and Lauren Whitten, both of Gardiner; two brothers, Michael Whitten and his wife, Bernadette, of Augusta, and Jeremy Cook and his wife, Desiree, of Knox; three sisters, Deborah Stitham of Sidney, Sandra Whitten of Gardiner and Kathy Violette and her husband, Steve, of Fayette; his mémère, Grace (Cyr) Rodrigue, of Augusta; six nieces and nephews, Tim, Christina, Robert, Jami, Ashley and Kelsey; his friend and former wife, Rebecca J. Whitten, of Gardiner; his former brother-in-law, Paul M. Heron, of Chelsea; as well as several aunts and uncles and cousins., Following cremation, a graveside service will be held on Monday, June 6, at 2 p.m. in Hallowell Cemetery, Water Street, Hallowell. Following the service, a gathering of family and friends will take place at the Gardiner Sportsman's Club, 154 Cobbossee Ave., Gardiner., The family is requesting that donations towards funeral expenses be sent to Donald Whitten Memorial Fund, c/o Becky Whitten, P.O. Box 242, Gardiner, ME 04345., Arrangements are under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta., Condolences to the family may be sent via the funeral home website at www.plummerfh.com.
CLOSE, DONALD RICHARD - 84, May 28, 2011. Time of visitation, June 3, 5-6 p.m., Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland & funeral services, 6 p.m. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, at the convenience of the family.
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BATH — Doris Mae Steen, 90, of Washington Street, Bath passed away Tuesday, May 31 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.
HAMLYN, DOROTHY BARBARA (TAYLOR) - 75, of Manchester, N.H., May 19, 2011. Memorial services TBA at a later date.
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GORHAM — Dorothy R. Berry, 94, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at a Gorham nursing facility. She was born in Gorham on September 30, 1916, a daughter of Elmer and Luena Chase Redlon. Dorothy was a 1934 graduate of Gorham High School and Shaw's Business School in Portland.
Bryne, Douglas Bryan, 65, of Troy, died May 29 in Waterville.
TROY -- Douglas Bryan Byrne, 65, of Troy died unexpectedly Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Inland Hospital in Waterville. Doug was born on Oct. 18, 1945, in Waterbury, Conn., the only child of Kenneth and Faye (Bryan) Byrne. He married Margaret Pratt Hubbell in 1963. They lived in Bethlehem, Conn., until moving to Troy in 1981., A man of many talents, Doug was, among other things, a farmer, a professional finishing carpenter and a skilled pool player. He could do anything that he set his mind to, and do it well. Elegant woodworking projects and general carpentry, raising golden retrievers, cows, goats, pigs, sheep, fowl and children, making wine, farming organically (before it was fashionable), cutting wood, hunting -- he and Peg worked together as partners throughout their life together., Doug is survived by his wife and best friend, Peg Byrne; his mother, Faye Baumgarten, of Dunellon, Fla.; son Kenneth Byrne of Providence, R.I.; daughters Sheila Gardiner and Kelly McCormick; grandchildren Kristin McCormick Durand, Tyler McCormick and Aleisha Gardiner; and great-grandson Nikolas Durand, all of Troy., He was taken too soon and will be sadly missed., A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Eustis Parkway, Waterville. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a humane society or animal shelter of your choice in Doug's memory.
Ervin, Dr. Edmund N., 96, of Waterville, died June 1.
WATERVILLE -- Dr. Edmund N. Ervin, beloved local pediatrician, died June 1, 2011, at Mt. St. Joseph's Nursing Home at age 96., Born in Waterville in 1915 to Caroline and Robert Ervin, he attended local schools and graduated from Colby College in 1936. He received his M.D. at John's Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1940. His internship was at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Upon completion, World War II broke out and he enlisted as a flight surgeon in the Navy. He served in the South Pacific for several years becoming a Lt. commander., Dr. Ervin met Hilary Allen in San Francisco and they married in 1944. After deciding to become a pediatrician, he studied under Dr. Emmett Holt at New York University becoming an instructor and a fellow. Two children were born: Robert and Edmund. In 1948 he returned to Waterville and established a pediatric practice., In 1950, a third child was born, Hilary Elizabeth. She was found to be disadvantaged. This led to Dr. Ervin's dedication to helping other people with this concern. He helped to found Ken-a-Set Association for the Retarded now known as "Skills." His distinguished medical contribution was in the field of mental retardation. His concern for all his patients will be remembered by many, many people who considered him "special." The awards, honors and commendations Dr. Ervin has received are endless including an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Colby College and a citation for pioneering efforts for the Developmentally Disabled from the American Academy of Pediatrics., In 1958, he established the second comprehensive clinic for the developmentally disabled in the United States at MaineGeneral hospital in Waterville and Augusta., Medical colleges uniformly express great respect and admiration for his work in both his medical practice and related voluntary fields. There is a strong liking for him as a man as well. A generous person with great spirit, he enjoyed golf, gardening, antiquing and travel., Survivors are his wife, Hilary; sons Edmund and wife Ann, Robert and wife Julia; and six grandchildren, Katherine Kaplan and husband Andrew, Robert W. Ervin, Joseph Ervin, Margaret Ervin, Caroline Ervin and Edmund S. Ervin and his fiancŽe Ericka Roy; also a great-grandchild, Miles Kaplan., We give grateful thanks to the Mt. St. Joseph staff, courteous, kind, helpful and skilled. We are privileged to know this facility and its outstanding people., A celebration of Dr. Ervin's life will be held at his home this summer., Those wishing to make a donation in honor of Dr. Ervin's life may do so to The Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center, MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903., Arrangements are under the direction and care of Redington Funeral Home, 5 Park St., Waterville.
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BRUNSWICK — Edward H. Mosher, 82, formerly Bath died Saturday evening, May 21, at his residence at Thornton Hall.
AHEARN, EDWIN JAMES - 84, of Portland, Jan. 20, 2011. Graveside service, June 4, 10 a.m., Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook. Gathering, 16 Tyler Drive, Gray.
PORTLAND -- Edwin James Ahearn, 84, of Portland, passed away on Jan. 20, 2011., A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook. Gathering at his granddaughter's house afterwards; Alana Russell, 16 Tyler Drive, Gray, ME.
Choate, Elaine Helen, 76, of Augusta, died May 31.
AUGUSTA -- Elaine Helen Choate, 76, passed away peacefully on May 31 at her home in Augusta with her family at her side., Elaine was born on Nov. 30, 1934 in Flushing, N.Y., the daughter of Russian immigrants, Boris and Olga Dmitrieff. She entered public schools in New York not speaking English and graduated from Bayside High School. She ultimately obtained a degree from the Katherine Gibbs School in New York., Elaine married Harlan J. Choate on Nov. 20, 1955. She earned an honorary "Putting Hubby Through" certificate from the Boston College Law School upon her husband Harlan's graduation., Elaine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked in a diversity of interesting occupations, including as a secretary for Mademoiselle magazine in New York City and at "Where It's At," a craft store owned by her dear friend, Joan Hathaway. She worked as an activities aide at the Gray Birch Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and at the Maine State Legislature from where she eventually retired., The job she was most proud about however was being a doting grandmother. Elaine was blessed with five wonderful grandchildren who were the light of her life. Elaine loved all children and played a significant role in the lives of her nieces' and nephews' children. Elaine so loved her "little people.", Elaine enjoyed working with her hands and was a talented craftswoman. She loved painting, decorating and knitting. One of Elaine's favorite craft activities was collecting sea glass and pottery shards from the coastal shores of Downeast Maine that she would later turn into works of art. Elaine was also an avid gardener and proudly grew her own vegetables each summer., Elaine never forgot her Russian roots and she helped numerous Russian families that immigrated into the United States in Maine. She translated for them, helped them learn English, found them jobs, and assisted them in becoming American citizens. Elaine felt blessed to be able to travel to her parent's homeland of Russia twice in her life -- once on vacation with her childhood best friend, Nina Knese, and once with her niece, Jennifer Choate, who was adopting a baby from Russia., Elaine was predeceased by her husband, Harlan J. Choate; and her brother, Boris Alexis Dmitrieff., She is survived by her daughters, Victoria, Sharon and Alexandra; her son-in-law, Scott Avore; and her grandchildren, Danika McClenahan, Michael Pratt, Alexandra Pratt, Katherine Avore and Malcolm Avore., Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church St., Augusta. A memorial mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary of The Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Western Avenue, Augusta, with the Rev. George Hickey celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Augusta., In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor Elaine's life may be made to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, c/o Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102., Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.khrfuneralhomes.com.,
Elisa Marie DiBiase, 11, PORTLAND -- Elisa Marie DiBiase was a special beautiful girl. At 11 years old she was asked by God to take his hand on May 29, 2011. As the oldest daughter of Michael and Melissa DiBiase, Elisa taught everyone she met just how special life is. She gave her family the gift of love as she fought every day to be here. Elisa also gave them the opportunity to learn to enjoy life's simple pleasures., Elisa accomplished the 5th grade in the Life Skills Class at Riverton Elementary School. She loved to go for walks, watch the wind blow and family camping trips. She also enjoyed babies, books, songs and school. You could see her joy when she was around people; she was truly a social butterfly. One of the little pleasures Elisa enjoyed was to watch her little sister, Gianna play. Her favorite pals were Dora the Explorer, those who joined Blue in finding Blues Clues, and anyone living on Sesame Street. Elisa showed her love for people and things with a twinkle in her eye and her beautiful smile. Her eyes told a story and her giggles were her voice. You didn't need to hear her say 'I love you.' One look into her eyes, and you just knew., Surviving are her parents, Michael and Melissa DiBiase; little sister, Gianna; mimi and papa, Michaelene and Dennis DiDonato, grammy, Melinda Dorazio; aunties, Taresa DiDonato and Doreen DiBiase; uncles, Patrick Dorazio and James Dorazio; cousins, Lincoln and Joey; great-grandmother, Joyce Slater; and many many great- aunts, uncles and cousins. Elisa was predeceased by her grandfather, Dominic Dorazio; great- uncle, Vincent Dorazio; and great-grandparents, Dominic Sr. and Nicoletta Dorazio, Adelbert Slater and Jeannette and Harry Dinsmore., Family and friends may come from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Prayers will be recited at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the funeral home, followed by the celebration of a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. To offer words of condolence, sign a guest book and share memories, go to the obituary page at, Elisa's family extends their appreciation to the staff at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, PICU, and all of the Riverton School Staff and Elisa's Life Skills classmates. They also recognize the care, compassion and expertise of Dr. Erik Gunno and staff, Dr. 'Maggie' Zamboni and UHC for Kids and Dr. Alan Morris and staff at Pediatric Specialty Care Group. There were so many people working together to help Elisa live each day to her fullest potential. Nurse Nancy Hewitt, Elisa's visiting nurse for 11 years, was there from the beginning to the end. There are no words to express the love the family has for Nancy as she went far above and beyond all expectations. Nancy will forever be a part of their family. 'Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!' In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to defray expenses to: Elisa Memorial Fund, c/o Michaelene DiDonato, 1946 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103, Elisa Marie DiBiase
DIBIASE, ELISA MARIE - 11, May 29, 2011. Visitation, 5-8 p.m., June 3, Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland & prayers, 8 a.m., June 4. Mass of Christian Burial, 9 a.m., St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 72 Federal St., Portland. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
ROCKPORT - Elizabeth E. Biddle, 51, a longtime Rockland attorney, died peacefully Monday, May 30, 2011, surrounded by the love of family, at her home. A memorial service in celebration of Elizabeth's life will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White St., Rockland, with the Rev. Glenn Mahaffey officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ParentWorks, P.O. Box 702, Rockland, ME 04841 or St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White St., Rockland, ME 04841. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To read a full obituary when available or to share a memory or condolence with Elizabeth's family, please visit obituaries at
DEVOU, ERIC M. - 56, of South Portland, in South Portland, May 31, 2011. Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland.
VEAZIE - Graveside services for Ernest "Ernie" T. Pyle, 65, who died Feb. 26, 2011, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Fairview Cemetery, Veazie, with the Rev. David Fox officiating. Family and friends are welcome to attend. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.
CURRIE, EVIN WAYNE - May 25, 2011. Funeral, Independent Death Care, June 1, 1 p.m.
ALLEN, FRANKLIN BARTON - 89, May 27, 2011. Visiting hours, 4-7 p.m., June 6, Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland & funeral service, 11 a.m., June 7. Interment, Douglas Hill, Sebago.
Fortin, Gerard, 88, of Winslow, died May 31.
WINSLOW -- Gerard Fortin, 88, peacefully went home to be with his Lord and his wife of 58 years with his family at his side May 31, 2011., Gerard was born in Winslow, July 31, 1922, son of Alphonse Peter Fortin and Julia Duquette Fortin., He was a lifetime resident of Winslow and was educated in Winslow schools, but due to the depression he opted to go to work after the ninth grade to help support his large family., Gerard proudly served his country in the Army in the Pacific Campaign during World War II. He served with Company C 565th Signal Air Warning Battalion in the Philippines and New Guinea until 1946., After the war, he returned home to go into business with his father and brothers. He was a lifelong cattle dealer and butcher. He and his late wife owned Fortin's Meats in Winslow until it closed in 1999., He met the love of his life, Mary Vivian Oakes, whom he married June 4, 1948. Together they raised seven children., Gerard was a very compassionate and generous man. He was a very devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. They don't make many men like him anymore. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him., He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Vivian; brothers Leo, Wilbert "Bert," Alphonse and Donald; sister Yvette; and by a granddaughter, Melina Paradis. He is survived by his children, Wilfred Fortin of Sidney, Norma Fortin of Hampden, Mary Wilkinson of San Antonio, Texas, Irene Fortin of Quincy, Mass., Susan and John Dwyer of Pembroke, Mass., Frances and Erik Rasmussen of Great Falls, Va., John and Deborah Fortin of Vassalboro; 12 grandchildren, Lisa, Sarah, Kathryn, Monica, Miranda, John, Jay, Kyle, Alex, Joseph, Jarrett and Joel; 10 great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Sister Norma, Robert, Lucien and George., Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville. A celebration of his life will follow at Notre Dame Hall, 112 Silver St., Waterville. A donation in memory of Gerard may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018; or to the American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
HERMON and ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Graveside services for Gladys Paine, who passed away Nov. 30, 2010, will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Highland Cemetery, Carmel.
HALL, HAROLD A. - 86, of West Rockport, in West Rockport, Dec. 28, 2010. Services, 11 a.m., June 4, Seaview Cemetery, Russell Ave., Rockport. Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.
NEW, HARRY J. SR. - 93, formerly of Portland, May 28, 2011, in Scarborough. Time of visitation, June 2, 6-8 p.m., Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland; Masonic service, 7:30 p.m. & funeral services, June 3, 1 p.m. Graveside committal services & interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland.
SCHAEFLERN, HENRIK - 83, of Raymond, May 31, 2011. Memorial service, Friday, 11:30 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Sacred Heart Church. Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn.
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RAYMOND — Henrik Schaeflern, 83, of Raymond, died on May 31, following a motor vehicle accident. He was born on Aug. 3, 1927, in Budapest, Hungary. He and his family spent many summers at Lake Balaton, southwest of Budapest. He witnessed the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, and was able...
Henrik Schaeflern, 83, 1927 - 2011, RAYMOND -- Henrik Schaeflern, 83, of Raymond, died on May 31, 2011, following a motor vehicle accident., He was born on Aug. 3, 1927, in Budapest, Hungary. He and his family spent many summers at Lake Balaton, southwest of Budapest. He witnessed the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and was able to escape communist rule by crossing the border into Austria, where he lived until he was able to travel to Germany., He was helpful to the refugee effort that dispersed throughout the world following the uprising in Hungary with his expertise in linguistics. He boarded a ship for the United States., In the united states he continued his education in engineering and mechanics and completed his degree at the Newark Institute of Technology., He met his future wife, Marie-Jeanne of Nancy, France, while studying for his citizenship. They were married on Aug. 2, 1958. He often said that he was not a hyphenated American, not a Hungarian-American: he was a proud American., He worked for many years as a Design Engineer at Singer Corporation in Elizabeth, N.J., with many patents for both sewing machine and knitting machine mechanisms., He was a proud father of his two daughters, Patricia and Kathleen, and his two grandsons. His grandsons spent many hours playing chess with their grandfather and listening to stories of his past. He loved do-it yourself projects, fishing, cooking, and painting. He was a handy man to many family, friends and neighbors over the years., He will be sadly missed for his warm personality, helpful advice and giving nature. We love you Papa. Please watch over us., A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at Sacred Heart Church. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn. Family and friends are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Henrik's life by visiting his guest book at, In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to a college fund for his grandsons be made in its place., Henrik Schaeflern, The Fortin Group, Auburn 207-783-8545, Lewiston 207-784-4584
CARIBOU - Herbie F. Corbin, 64, died May 28, 2011, at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Caribou, son of the late Frank and Anita (Godin) Corbin. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and served as past grand knight of Fred V. Brescia Council 1870 Knights of Columbus. Herbie was employed by Potato Service, Pepsi, Walmart, as well as the Bangor Daily News. Herbie loved to spend time with his family and had a passion for John Deere tractors. He had an infectious laugh that could make anyone smile, and he could be often found drinking his favorite coffee at Tim Horton's. He married Nancy Espling, Sept. 15, 1972. Surviving, in addition to his wife of more than 38 years, Nancy of Caribou, are one daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Mark King of Caribou; a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Melissa Corbin of Easton; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Glen Hoel of Limestone; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dana and Cheryl Corbin, and Steven and Gina Corbin, all of Caribou; three grandsons, Jonathan, Logan and Brandon; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Corbin was predeceased by a brother, Francis. Private family services will be held later in the week. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Corbin may do so care of Nancy Corbin, 6 Bowles Road, No. 14, Caribou, ME 04736.
Rioux, J. Alfred "Fred," 91, of Guilford, died May 30 in Dover-Foxcroft.
GUILFORD -- J. Alfred "Fred" Rioux, 91, died May 30, 2011, at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Mackamp, Maine, son of Cyprien and Amanda (Rousseau) Rioux. He graduated from Jackman High School., Following graduation, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in Europe and Africa., After the war, he worked many jobs, attended barber school, and established himself as a barber, eventually settling in Guilford., For many years, he faithfully attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Sangerville, and was a member of the Conner Trafton American Legion Post 119 in Guilford., He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Theresa (Bartley) Rioux, of Guilford; four sons, George Rioux and his wife, Jessica, of California, John Rioux of Augusta, Joe A. Rioux Jr. of California, and Eugene Rioux and his wife, Cheryl, of Holden; two daughters, Candy Nelson and her husband, Ron, of Guilford, and Carol Bolstridge and her husband, Larry, of New Hampshire; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many special friends and long-time customers. He was predeceased by a son, Gerard., The family greatly appreciated the care that Fred received at Hibbard's and Mayo Regional Hospital., In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to the charity of your choice., A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dover-Foxcroft with the Rev. Fr. Kent Ouellette officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Augusta., Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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LEWISTON — James B. Stevens, 72, of Lisbon, passed away on May 25, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 17, 1938 in Berlin, N.H., son of Joseph B. Stevens and Vivian M. Stevens. He was a founding member of Sky Streakers R/C Model Club. He served in both the Army a...
KING, JANE E. - 84, formerly of Westbrook, May 29, 2011. Hour of visitation, Thursday, 10 a.m. until start of funeral services, 11 a.m., Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.
HOPE - Jean A. Connon, 62, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at her home. Born Aug. 4, 1948, in Skowhegan, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Priscilla Moore Connon. Jean graduated from Limestone High School. After high school Jean earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine, Orono, and her master's degree in nutrition from the, . Jean was a member of the University of Maine Concert Band during her four years there. For most of her career, Jean was employed as a dietician with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Togus until she retired. An avid photographer and she enjoyed traveling, including many cruises. She took great pleasure in attending different sporting events and loved a good game of cards. For many years Jean was a member of Midcoast Ladies Club - Hope Extension, as well as Camden Senior Citizens. This past year she has also enjoyed being a pen pal to a child in the first grade at Hope Elementary School. She was predeceased by her parents. Jean is survived by her brother, Jeffrey Connon and his wife, Nancy, of Camden; her nephew, Ryan Connon and his wife, Lori, of Fairfield; as well as many cousins. A celebration of Jean's life will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A reception will be afterward at Hope Fire Department, Route 105, Hope. Private interment will be held at a later date. To share a memory or condolence with Jean's family, please visit her online guest book at obituaries at
MCGUIRE, JEAN S. - May 31, 2011.
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AUBURN — Jean S. McGuire passed away Tuesday, May 31, after a long illness. Jean was born in Rumford, the only child of Felix and Mary (Barney) Stalmuke. She attended local schools and the University of Maine, finally settling in Bethel. She pursued a career as a teacher, taki...
Jean S. McGuire, BETHEL -- Jean S. McGuire passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, after a long illness. Jean was born in Rumford, the only child of Felix and Mary (Barney) Stalmuke. She attended local schools and the University of Maine, finally settling in Bethel., She pursued a career as a teacher, taking time out to raise her two children, Michael and Megan. She will be fondly remembered for her creative approach to teaching and to life. For many years, she helped children catch up their reading and math skills. Her children and their friends remember evening sessions of being drafted to sort jelly beans by color for Jean's math students or to cut out paper snowmen for her 'Reading Blizzard' programs. Her house was always full of books and boisterous activity. She was a voracious reader of news magazines and mystery novels. Her friends and those of her children were never sure what to expect coming to her house, be it an active debate on the propriety of students wearing t-shirts with beer logos to school, or a sign pinned to the door advising that spitting on the floor and gunplay were not tolerated in Ma Jean's Bar & Grill., Her grandchildren, who called her 'Peekie,' remember staying with her in the summer, where they could eat Popsicles on her garage roof, take swimming trips to the Sunday River, and quickly hop in the car to go watch the trains as they passed through Bethel. Her home was a place of love, laughter, and acceptance. She offered herself freely as a sympathetic ear to anyone who needed it., Jean is survived by her son Michael McGuire, his wife Eileen, and their three children, Brendan, Sean and Kate, all reside in Farmington; her daughter Megan McGuire and her partner Christopher Cody, both of Litchfield; and assorted granddogs, cats and rats., In lieu of flowers Jean would like donations to be sent to The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, a, local ASPCA or your local library., Jean S. McGuire
Barlow, Jody Lynn, 43, of North Anson, died May 29 in Waterville.
NORTH ANSON -- Jody Lynn "Jo" Barlow, 43, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Waterville., She was born Dec. 26, 1967, in Portland, the daughter of Ovila and Zelica (Barlow) Bosseneau., Jo grew up in the North Anson area and attended Carrabec High School. She had been employed as a CNA at Maplecrest Rehab. & Living Center in Madison and more recently at Plymouth Living Care Center in Plymouth, Mass. She had also worked in home health care., Jo was an avid outdoor person who enjoyed hunting and fishing. She loved time spent with her grandchildren as well as other family members., She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, Joseph Barlow; and Buck and Viola Downs, who helped raise her., She is survived by her daughters, Nicole Berube, and her husband, Dan, and Natasha Vicaire of Belgrade; grandchildren Josiah, Sierra, Alivia and Carl; step-grandchildren Kayden and Haley; her partner, Dennis Nile, of North Anson; her brothers, Steve Barlow of Portland, and Lloyd Downs III; her sisters, Valerie and Joanne; and several aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins., A private memorial service will be held at a later date., Cremation arrangements are by Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.
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AUBURN — Jordan Andoniades, 86, formerly of Daytona Beach, Fla., died on Wednesday, June 1, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, surrounded by his family. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, May 6, 1925, the son of the late Stavros and Marika Andoniades of Istanbul, Turkey. He served in t...
Pushard, Kenneth L. Jr., 65, of Pittston, died May 29 in Portland.
PITTSTON -- Kenneth L. Pushard Jr., 65, of Pittston passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, following a long illness. He was born in Augusta on Oct. 22, 1945, a son of Kenneth L. Sr. and Ruth Curtis Pushard., Ken was a graduate of Gardiner High School. He was an Army veteran with service during the Vietnam War and an Army National Guard veteran., He enjoyed football, baseball and the Augusta softball league. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, and playing cribbage with his grandkids. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He enjoyed the ocean, especially New Harbor. He was a member of the Gardiner Elks Club, Gardiner Eagles Club, and a member and past commander of the American Legion Smith-Wiley Post 4, Gardiner., Ken was employed by the City of Gardiner for 20 years and was a volunteer member of the Gardiner Fire Department. He worked at BIW as a pipe cutter, retiring because of a disability., He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Jay Roby; and a granddaughter, Kristen Smith., He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Martha Reed Pushard, of Pittston; three children, Jeffrey Roby, Joy Smith and Jon Roby; three sisters, Patricia Chickering and husband Clarence, Tekla Truman, and Linda Cailler and husband Donald; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., Graveside service with full military honors will be held at the New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta on Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m.,
Maxwell, Laura Davis, 87, of Pittsfield, died May 29.
MAXWELL, LAURA DAVIS - 87, May 29, 2011, in Pittsfield. Graveside service, 1 p.m., June 18, West Kennebec Cemetery, Machias. Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
PITTSFIELD - Laura Davis Maxwell, 87, passed away May 29, 2011, at her home on Hamilton Terrace. She was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Machias, daughter of Calvin L. and Alice E. McLaughlin Davis. Laura graduated from Machias Memorial High School in 1942 and received her diploma from Washington State Normal School, now the University of Maine at Machias. She was a war bride, marrying Lt. Charles William Graham at the Davis home on Dublin Street, Machias, in 1943, just as Charles was to report for active duty in World War II. They were blessed with a son, William Leon Graham, in July 1947. After his service in World War II, "Charlie" continued to serve in the reserves and was called to serve in the Korean War and died in action in 1952 when William was five years old. After her husband's death, Laura returned to the Washington State Teachers College and completed her Bachelor of Science degree. She taught school in Belfast, Brunswick, Livermore, Livermore Falls and then retired from grade one teaching in Jay in 1979. Laura was a wonderful mother and together she and "Billy" built a life together as she accepted a teaching position in Belfast and then Brunswick, 1955-1960. When she married Edward E. Maxwell, in 1959, she and Billy relocated to Livermore Falls, Edward's home. Laura was a member of King's Daughters and Sons, Livermore Falls Historical Society, Women's Club and Widow's Club. She was a past president of the B.P.W, and a member of the Women's Literary Union, Auburn; Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Farmington; Charity Rebekah Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Livermore Falls; Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church - Lydia Circle; National Retired Teachers Association; National Education Association and Retired Maine Education Association. In 2005, Laura moved to Pittsfield to be near her son and family. During her years in Pittsfield, she enjoyed the Tuesday Club, Retired Teachers, Red Hat Society and Women's Legislative Council of Maine. Laura's life was a full one. She took great pride in her teaching. She enjoyed traveling, having visited nine countries and 47 of our 50 states. She was an avid reader and looked forward to summer theatre. She simply adored her family. She loved her father, who passed in 1966, and was blessed with a mother who lived to be 102 years old, passing in 2006. She made every holiday very special. She was a devoted mother to Bill and mother-in-law to Marilyn; grandmother to Kristyn and husband, Joshua, and Charles "Chuck" William Graham II; and great-grandmother to Jordan William and Jillian Jayde Plamondon. She was generous to a fault, personally giving to those who were in need and supporting many charities along the way. Laura leaves many dear friends who continued to enrich her life as each day went by. She was predeceased by Charles William Graham and Edward E. Maxwell; sister, Marcella Davis Wilson; and a special brother-in-law, James William Wilson. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at West Kennebec Cemetery, Machias, with the Rev. John Sprague, presiding. Those who wish may send memorial gifts to Pittsfield Public Library, 110 Library St., Pittsfield, ME 04967 or Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 353, Livermore Falls, ME 04254. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit
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PITTSFIELD — Laura Davis Maxwell, 87, passed away at her home on Hamilton Terrace, Pittsfield, May 29. She was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Machais, the daughter of Calvin L. and Alice E. McLaughlin Davis. Laura graduated from Machias Memorial High School in 1942, and received her diploma ...
PITTSFIELD -- Laura Davis Maxwell, 87, passed away at her home on Hamilton Terrace, Pittsfield, on May 29, 2011. She was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Machias, the daughter of Calvin L. and Alice E. McLaughlin Davis. Laura graduated from Machias Memorial High School in 1942 and received her diploma from Washington State Normal School, now the University of Maine at Machias., She was a war bride, marrying Lt. Charles William Graham at the Davis home on Dublin Street in Machias in 1943 just as Charles was to report for active duty in World War II. They were blessed with a son, William Leon Graham, in July 1947. After his service in WWII, "Charlie" continued to serve in the Reserves and was called to serve in the Korean Conflict and died in action in 1952, when William was 5 years old. After her husband's death, Laura returned to the Washington State Teachers College and completed her bachelor of science degree. She taught school in Belfast, Brunswick, Livermore, Livermore Falls, and then retired from grade-one teaching in Jay in 1979., Laura was a wonderful mother and together she and "Billy" built a life together as she accepted a teaching position in Belfast and then Brunswick from 1955 to 1960. When she married Edward E. Maxwell in 1959, she and Billy relocated to Livermore Falls, Edward's home., Laura was a member of King's Daughters & Sons, the Livermore Falls Historical Society, Women's Club, the Widow's Club; she was a past president of the B.P.W, a member of the Women's Literary Union in Auburn, Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Farmington, Charity Rebekah Lodge IOOF of Livermore Falls, Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church (Lydia Circle), the National Retired Teachers Association, National Education Association, and Retired Maine Education Association., In 2005, Laura moved to Pittsfield to be near her son and family. During her years in Pittsfield, she enjoyed the Tuesday Club, Retired Teachers, The Red Hat Society, and Women's Legislative Council of Maine., Laura's life was a full one. She took great pride in her teaching. She enjoyed traveling, having visited nine countries and 47 of our 50 states. She was an avid reader and looked forward to summer theatre. She simply adored her family. She loved her father who passed in 1966 and was blessed with a mother who lived to be 102 years of age, passing in 2006. She made every holiday very special. She was a devoted mother to Bill and mother-in-law to Marilyn; grandmother to Kristyn and husband Joshua and Charles "Chuck" William Graham II; great-grandmother to Jordan William and Jillian Jayde Plamondon. She was generous to a fault, personally giving to those who were in need and supporting many charities along the way. Laura leaves many dear friends who continued to enrich her life as each day went by., She is predeceased by Charles William Graham and Edward E. Maxwell; sister Marcella Davis Wilson; and a special brother-in-law, James William Wilson., To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com., Those who wish may send memorial gifts to the Pittsfield Public Library, 110 Library St., Pittsfield, ME 04967; or to the Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 353, Livermore Falls, ME 04254., A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at West Kennebec Cemetery, Machias, with the Rev. John Sprague presiding., Arrangements have been entrusted to Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
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LEWISTON — Leona St-Amand, 72, of Lisbon passed away at Central Maine Medical Center, May 30. She was the wife of the late Fidele St-Amand and was a resident of Van Buren for many years until moving to Lisbon in 2002 after the passing of her husband. She was born at Saint-Andre, New ...
AUBURN -- Leone Plummer Vaughan passed away on May 27, 2011, while a resident at Clover Health Care in Auburn. She was just two months beyond her 100th birthday. She had been a resident there for just a year following a 10-year stay at Granite Hill Estates in Hallowell. Prior to that time she had been a resident of Manchester for over 40 years, living in her family home on Cobbossee Lake., Leone was born April 1, 1911, to John Plummer and Lucy Hilton Plummer in Dover-Foxcroft, and was educated in that area, graduating from Foxcroft Academy and going on to Nasson institute in Springvale. Following the completion of her education, she was employed for 11 years in the office of Dr. W.E. MacDougal as a receptionist /assistant, which she thoroughly enjoyed., On Feb. 29, 1936, she and Ober C. Vaughan were married and this marriage continued for 50 years, ending in his death in 1986. She had one son, William L. Vaughan, who survives her., Following World War II, the family settled in the Augusta/Hallowell area, since Ober was a long-term state employee serving as the director of personnel, and for a period, was executive secretary to Gov. Burton Cross. During this time, Leone participated in several civic and social clubs in the area and worked in the dental office of Alonzo Garcelon in Augusta as a receptionist / secretary. She and Ober also renovated and restored a home in Hallowell that she truly loved. Later, she also worked for the Bureau of Taxation at the State House for several years. In the mid-50's, the family moved to the Manchester area and built a home on the lake, where they enjoyed many good times with their friends and family. Their home was open to any and all., Leone was an active member at the Manchester Community Church, where she served as a Deacon and participated in many Christmas sales and activities of the church., Leone was a very accomplished painter and artisan, and at one point ran a business with her friend, Sally, where she made lampshades with a cut-and-pierce method. Many family members were blessed with her stenciling and tole painting, and in her later years she was famous for making angels out of lampshade paper., She was a life member of the Merriam Chapter 40 of the Eastern Star and was a member of the Manchester Grange, where she received the Granger of the Year designation., She is survived by her son, William; three grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Tracy and Matt and Sharon of Richmond, Va., and Jessica and Kevin of Westford, Mass. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, as well as by a niece, Sally, and her spouse, David; a nephew, John, and his spouse, Debbie; and a grand-niece, Shelley. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brother, Lewis; and her grandson Greggory; as well as several friends and acquaintances. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and her friends as she cherished each and every one and blessed everyone with her presence., The family wishes to thank the staff at Granite Hill Estates and especially those at Clover Health Care and Hospice Services whose dedication to her comfort in her final days was exemplary and greatly appreciated., To share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Leone's family, visit the on-line guestbook at www.thefor ingroupauburn.com., A memorial service in her honor is being planned for later this summer at Lower Gloucester Cemetery in New Gloucester., A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Service, 217 Turner St., Auburn; 783-8545.
Vaughan, Leone Plummer, of Auburn, formerly of Hallowell and Manchester, died May 27.
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ABERMARLE, N.C. — Lester Allen "Buzzy" Gurney died May 30, in Abermarle, N.C. He was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Hartford, son of the late Lester Francis Gurney and Vera May Draper Gurney. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He is survived by son, Wayne Gurney of Abermarle, N.C...
MAINS, LINDA C. (FREDETTE) - 68, of Windham, May 26, 2011, in Middlebury, Conn. Memorial service, June 10, 10 a.m., St. Anthony's Church, Westbrook. Luncheon in the church hall. Blais and Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook & Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck, Conn.
LYONS, LINDY MARIE - 59, of Boothbay Harbor, May 25, 2011. Celebration of life, June 18, 2:30 p.m., Point of View House, Southport. RSVP/FMI: 484.892.5826.
BERGE, LORI GRENIER - 47, of Sebago, May 28, 2011. Burial privately, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Memorial services, June 6, 7 p.m., Baldwin at the North Baldwin Baptist Church.
Poulin, Louis D., 72, of Bowdoin, formerly of Augusta, died May 29 in Bath.
BOWDOIN -- Louis D. Poulin, 72, of Augusta Road, formerly of Augusta, died Sunday May 29, 2011, at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath., He was born in Augusta on July 20, 1938, the son of Louis and Lena (Fontaine) Poulin. Louis enjoyed family cookouts, music and especially motorcycles., He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Geraldine Demir; and brother-in-law Francis Demir., He is survived by a brother, Val Poulin, and his wife, Charlotte, of Woodale, Ill.; six nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces, -nephews and cousins., Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3, in St. Augustine Cemetery, Townsend Road, Augusta., Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta, where condolences to the family may be sent to www.khrfuneralhomes.com.
THAXTER, MADELINE E. - 88, of Freeport, in Freeport, March 23, 2011. Graveside service, June 4, 11 a.m., Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 9, North Yarmouth.
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FREEPORT — Madeline E. Thaxter, 88, of Freeport, died in Freeport on March 23, 2011. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 9, North Yarmouth.
Mae Batchelor, 84, WESTBROOK -- Mae Batchelor, 84, of Westbrook, died in New York. Mrs. Batchelor was born in Westbrook on March 23, 1927. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, John A. Batchelor Sr. Mae was a lifelong resident of Maine and is survived by her three children, John A. Batchelor Jr. and Robert Batchelor, both of Dover-Foxcroft, and Judith Bennett of Westbrook. Mae was also a devoted grandmother of eight and great- grandmother of 10., She was active in the Westbrook- Warren Congregational Church and a member of Group 3AB of the church. Mae was also a member of the Westbrook Woman's Club, Westbrook American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hatters Club., She was a generous woman, who was well known and well liked in the community. She volunteered in many charities, including Preble Street Resource Center, local election centers, Westbrook Together Days and many more. Mae had a passion for travel and visited destinations world-wide. She most enjoyed her time with her family, including teaching her great-grandchildren to knit. She attended her great- grandchildren's school activities and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was in New York to attend her granddaughter's communion when she fell ill., Funeral service will be on Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m., at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook. Arrangements are by Chase Funeral Home, Westbrook., Contributions may be made to:, The Westbrook-Warren, Congregational Church, 180 Main St., Westbrook, Maine 04092, Mae Batchelor
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Margaret "Peggy" Pomerleau Nelke of Livermore Falls, died on May 12, while visiting her daughter, Darrah Osgood in New York. Margaret is survived by a son, Frank Nelke and his wife, Celina, of Jay; three daughters, Neila Nelke of Lewiston, Brenda Yeaton and her hu...
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TOPSHAM — Marjorie F. Martin who passed away January 4, 2011 will have a graveside service this Saturday, June 4th at 10 am at Varney Cemetery in Topsham.
DOBROVOLNY, MARK SR. - 79, of Scarborough, May, 30, 2011, in Scarborough. No visiting hours. Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m., June 4, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Scarborough. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Rte. One, Scarborough.
Mark Dobrovolny Sr., Oct. 30, 1931 - May 31, 2011, SCARBOROUGH -- Mark Dobrovolny Sr., 79, a resident of Scarborough, died on May, 30, 2011., He was born on Oct. 30, 1931, in Uzhorod, Czechoslovakia, and as a young man, Mark was a dedicated hockey player and represented the Czechoslovak National Hockey Team., Mark came to the USA in the summer of 1970, with his wife Helen and sons Mark and Tomas, seeking freedom and a better life for himself and family, especially his young children taking a great deal of courage and sacrifice to escape the oppressive communist regime after the Soviet Union occupied Czechoslovakia post the 1968 'spring invasion.', He came to this country with faith, two suitcases, his wife and young family, leaving everything behind which was later confiscated by his former Government., Mark found his freedom, built his home and settled in New Jersey where he lived with his wife for over 35 years. They moved to Scarborough in 2008 to be close to their family and after the progression of Parkinson's disease required same., May he rest in peace and may God and his angels look over him., He will be missed by his wife, Helen; his sons; grandchildren, Brett and Jason; his daughters- in-law, Susan and Jane; and sister, Ada Vanova., There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Scarborough. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Arrangements made by the Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Rte. One, Scarborough., Anyone wishing to donate to the Parkinson's Society, in lieu of, flowers, may do so to: Maine, Parkinson Society web page., They are continuing to make improvements on this site., Please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org., Mark, Dobrovolny Sr.
BLACK, MAXINE D. - 91, May 27, 2011, in Rockport. No services. Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.
Black, Maxine D., 91, of Belfast, died May 27 in Rockport.
BELFAST -- Maxine D. Black, 91, long time Depositors Trust Co. employee, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, Friday, May 27, 2011, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport., In keeping with Maxine's wishes, no services will be held., To read a full obituary and sign Maxine's online guest book, please visit obituaries at www.bchfh.com., Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.
BANGOR - Nancy E. Donlin, 65, passed away peacefully May 31, 2011, at her home. She was born March 11, 1946, in Poland, daughter of Fred Issac and Gertrude (Hanscom) Sawyer. Nancy was a loving mother who enjoyed camping with her family, and also her alone time once all of her children had moved out. She is survived by her life partner of more than 35 years, Francis Babcock; four children, Alicia LeBreton and her husband, Jeffrey, of Bradley, Robert Donlin of West Brook, Tim Donlin and his wife, Lynn, of Winterport, and Todd Donlin of Portsmouth, N.H.; three special grandchildren, Tiffani, Christopher and Tori; sister, Barbara Keene; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her sister, Sandra Moore; and brother, Fred Sawyer. A memorial gathering will be held 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Ramada Inn, 357 Odlin Road, Bangor. Notes of condolences may be left at
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PORTLAND — On May 30, God called Pamela Jean Eustis of Rangeley to join her brother, grandmother and numerous family members to their heavenly home. Pamie always put others before herself. She was a devoted mother, above all else, and also was the center of many lives as a loving day...
CARIBOU - Paul M. Parsons, 50, passed away peacefully Monday, May 23, 2011, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born June 21, 1960, in Detroit, Mich., son of Harold Frederick and Margaret Mary (Waldowski) Demchik. He attended local schools in Romeo, Mich., where the family moved when he was a young child. His call for adventure led him to leave home and travel out west, where he worked as a chef in Seattle and Las Vegas. Paul attended Southern Community College in Nevada, and earned his degree in hotel/ restaurant and casino management. He was a working chef - his imagination, creativity and love of food made his style and flair one of a kind. Paul moved to "The County" in 1998 and worked as the executive chef at Eureka Hall, Stockholm. In September 2001, Paul became part of the Caribou Inn & Convention Center family, and from that time on was simply known to all as Chef Paul. His talent and tenacity elevated the Greenhouse Restaurant to an award winning dining establishment. He loved The County, loved his work and enjoyed his ability to bring new signature dishes to The County. Paul will be missed by many - he not only catered to his many frequent local dining patrons, but communities and countries abroad, through the many guests and VIPs he prepared his signature dishes for. He worked to craft his kitchen and it's staff into one of skill, experience and style that can't be found anywhere else. Many of Chef Paul's team members were hired with little experience or knowledge. He worked with and taught them hands-on and taught them much of what he knew. Many of those that worked under Chef Paul have moved on and become successful in many different aspects of culinary work. In the end, even his competition had respect for his culinary dedication and technique. Paul was briefly married to Kerri Parsons, whose name he took as his own. He is survived by his six siblings and their family, Karen Motto and her husband, David, Alan "Buddy" Demchik and his wife, Adele, Susan Sedlak and her husband, Tom, Mary Demchik and her partner, Jim French, Ann Marie Zettle, and Dale Demchik and his wife, Lisa. He also has numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Caribou Inn & Convention Center, with a reception to afterward. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou.
BROWN, PAUL W. - 68, June 1, 2011. Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Paul W. Brown, 68, SCARBOROUGH -- Paul W. Brown, 68, died on June 1, 2011, after a brief illness at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was a longtime resident of Yarmouth., Born on March 2, 1943, in Boston, he was the son of the late Arthur and Beulah Varney Brown., Arrangements are being handled by the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth., Lindquist Funeral Home, Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 846-4011
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LEWISTON — Penny Lynn Thornton, 47, of East Livermore, died Monday, May 30, at Central Maine Medical Center. She was born Feb. 7, 1964, in Lincoln, the daughter of Milan Thornton and Nadine (Young) Thornton Bazzie. She was a 1982 graduate of Stearns High School, attended Job Corp, H...
Thornton, Penny Lynn, 47, of East Livermore, died May 30 in Lewiston.
LEWISTON -- Penny Lynn Thornton, 47, of East Livermore died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Central Maine Medical Center., She was born Feb. 7, 1964, in Lincoln, the daughter of Milan Thornton and Nadine (Young) Thornton Bazzie. She was a 1982 graduate of Stearns High School, attended Job Corp, Husson University and Women Unlimited and became a truck driver in 1994. She was also employed part-time at Pike's Corner Oasis. She was passionate about music and enjoyed family get-togethers., She is survived by her partner, Tammi "Red" Harlow, and "their" children Joshua, Felicia and Monica Harlow and Jaimie, Keith and Travis Tibbetts, and their significant others; her parents, Nadine and Russell Bazzie of North Carolina, and Milan and Shirley Thornton of Millinocket; her siblings, Mary Booker of North Carolina, Bonnie Saucier and husband Ralph of Millinocket, Milan Thornton Jr. and wife Debbie of North Carolina, and Carla Thornton and fiancŽ Rocky Harlow of Livermore Falls; her in-laws, Rance and Sue Ranger, Brian Ranger, Sheree and Brian Rickman, Judy and Rick Dunn and Barbara and Harry Morgan; nieces Christian Charette and Crissy Marson; nephew Daniel Saucier; great-nieces and nephews Dakotah, Chloe, Tyler and Cambridge; and eight precious grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as their "Nana P." She is also survived by two very special "sistahs," Sandy Rogers and Cathy Caron, of Waterville. She was predeceased by her grandparents; and two very special nephews, Joshua Hartley and Justin Hartley. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed., Family and friends are invited to call at Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road (Route 133), Jay, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Livermore Falls. Following services, a reception will be held at the Lane Dube AMVETS Post 33, Route 4, Main Street, Jay. All are welcome. Tributes and condolences may be shared with her family at www.wilesrc.com. Remembrance gifts may be given in her memory to her family c/o Wiles Remembrance Center, P.O. Box 85 Jay, ME 04239.
COWLEY, PERL - May 2, 2011. Gathering, June 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 1366 Westbrook St., Portland.
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LEWISTON — Peter J. Roy Jr. “ti King” of Chadbourne Road, passed away peacefully Friday, May 27, of lung cancer at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Lac Megantic, Canada, the son of Pierre and Anna (Talon) Roy. He came to the United States, became a U.S. citizen an...
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BRUNSWICK — Ralph C. Knowles Sr., 85, of 12 Stetson St., died Sunday, May 29, at Midcoast Hospital. He was born in Greene, June 24, 1925, the son of Ralph W.C. and Edith Merrill Knowles. He was a graduate of Edward Little High School. He married Joyce Newton in Greene, Dec. 15, 196...
LEIGHTON, RAMONA D. - 93, May 29, 2011. Visiting hours, June 5, 3-5 p.m., Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth & memorial services, 10 a.m., June 6.
Ramona D., Leighton, 93, LISBON FALLS -- Ramona D. Leighton, 93, died on May 29, 2011., She was born on April 27, 1918, the daughter of Miriam and Arthurs Hincks. She graduated from Falmouth High School and attended the University of Maine. She married LaForest Leighton, together they had five children and they were married for 52 years., She was a member of the Yarmouth Eastern Star, a chartered member of Ingraham Volunteers and sang regularly in area church choirs., Mona was a strong, independent and energetic person for her entire life. Over the years she was involved in many activities including: singing professionally, The Portland Players and Camp Fire Girls. She also worked with developmentally disabled and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She was an avid reader and a fabulous baker, known especially for her apple pies., She made her home a welcoming place for everyone. Slumber parties at Grammie Mona's were an institution. She thought nothing of taking eight kids to the beach or the fourth of July fire works. She was loved and revered by all., She was a treasure and the precious jewel of our family. She will be ever so sadly missed., Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Arthur Hincks and her sister, Doris Hincks. She is survived by her three sons, George Leighton and his wife Johanna, Jeffrey Leighton and his wife Lynne, Nicholas Leighton and Linda Leighton, two daughters, Ramona Tupper and her husband Jon, Lydia Engelbert and her husband John; her sister, Josephine Hayward; 12 grandchildren, Jon and Jason Tupper, Shauna Holliday, Jocelyn, James, and Benjamin Engel Bert, Zachary, Asa, Christian, Matthew, and Jeffrey Leighton, and Wendy Sawtelle; and eight great- grandchildren, Nick, Sebastian and Brody Leighton, Bailey, Jacob and Madison Halliday, and Aiden Brichetto and Hunter Engelbert., Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2011, from 3-5 p.m., at the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at the funeral home. Please visit, for additional information and to sign Mona's guestbook., For those who desire, donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to:, The Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, Maine 04210, Ramona D., Leighton, Lindquist Funeral Home, Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 846-4011
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Regina Jalbert Kenney Tyrrell of St. Petersburg, Fla., wife of Steve Tyrrell, passed away on May 31. She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, a dear sister and a loyal friend. She loved adventure, the arts, nature and her family. She was born Nov. 1, 1922, i...
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TOPSHAM — Rina Gisele Raymond, age 76 of Topsham, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at her residence with her family at her side.
Cray, Robert L. Jr., 54, of Palmyra, died June 1.
PALMYRA - Robert L. Cray Jr., 54, died unexpectedly June 1, 2011, at his residence. He was born Dec. 9, 1956, in Waterville, a son of Robert and Marion (McLaughlin) Cray Sr. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1975. Bobby was a self-employed carpenter and floor installer for all of his life. He married the former Rhonda (Hosea), Feb. 25, 1982, in Florida. In 1988, they moved back to Maine. His hobbies were fishing and hunting. He was a member of Jubilee Family Worship Center, Newport. Bobby loved God, his family and others. He will be remembered as a great father and a wonderful, loving husband. He took great pride in the care of his parents and family. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children, Robert Cray III and Rachael Cray; a grandson, Matthew Cray; a sister, Velma and her husband, Carl Palmer, all of Palmyra; two brothers, Richard Cray Sr. and wife, Carol, of Hartland, and Ronald Cray of Nassau, N.Y.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his parents-in-law, Mark and Madoline Hosea of Ocala, Fla. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Myles and Fern Cray; and his grandparents-in-law, Frank and Anna Hosea. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Jubilee Family Worship Center, 163 Elm St., Newport, with the Rev. Scott Black and Pastor Brian Woodbury officiating. Burial will be at Palmyra Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the church building fund, 163 Elm St., Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
PALMYRA -- Robert L. Cray Jr., 54, died unexpectedly June 1, 2011, at his residence. He was born Dec. 9, 1956, in Waterville, a son of Robert and Marion (McLaughlin) Cray Sr. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, class of 1975. Bobby was a self-employed carpenter and floor installer for all of his life., He married the former Rhonda (Hosea) on Feb. 25, 1982, in Florida. In 1988, they moved back to Maine. His hobbies were fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Jubilee Family Worship Center in Newport. Bobby loved God, his family and others. He will be remembered as a great father and a wonderful, loving husband. He took great pride in the care of his parents and family., In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children, Robert Cray III and Rachael Cray; a grandson, Matthew Cray; a sister, Velma, and husband Carl Palmer, all of Palmyra; two brothers, Richard Cray Sr. and wife Carol of Hartland and Ronald Cray of Nassau, N.Y.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his parents-in-law, Mark and Madoline Hosea, of Ocala, Fla. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Myles and Fern Cray; and his grandparents-in-law, Frank and Anna Hosea., Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Jubilee Family Worship Center, 163 Elm St., Newport, with the Rev. Scott Black and Pastor Brian Woodbury officiating. Burial will be in the Palmyra Village Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the church building fund, 163 Elm St., Newport, ME 04953., Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
GARDNER, RUTH PAULINE (LIBBY) - 82, of Arundel, June 1, 2011, in Scarborough. Funeral services, Friday, 11 a.m., Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Burial, Brooklawn Memorial Park.
Ruth Pauline (Libby) Gardner, 82, ARUNDEL -- Ruth Pauline (Libby) Gardner, 82, of Arundel, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Gosnell House in Scarborough., She was born in Portland on Nov. 26, 1928, where she was raised, resided and was married in September 1943 to David Harper Gardner Sr., Ruth worked for Holme & Stickney Shoe Factory in Portland until she had a stroke in 1968. At that time the doctors told her she would never walk or lead a productive life again. Despite that information Ruth persevered and taught herself to walk and write with her other hand, as she was partially paralyzed on one side of her body., She was a doting housewife, a loving mother, grandmother great and great-great-grandmother., She enjoyed camping with her husband, other family members and friends. She belonged to two different camping groups, NAFCA and Good Samaritan Camping Association., She enjoyed playing cards and spending as much time as possible with her very large family. She truly enjoyed knitting and crocheting mittens and afghans for friends and family, always making a new afghan for new arrivals of the family., Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years in 1995; by her daughter Vera Haskell in 1998; two sisters; and a great- grandchild. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth P. Ouelette of Arundel, Nellie Cottle and Christine State, both of Iowa, her son, David H. Gardner Jr. of Saco; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Ouelette of Buxton; and many nieces and nephews., Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. Burial will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park., In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made in the name of Ruth P. Gardner to:, The Gosnell Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Ave., Scarborough, Maine 04074
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - Shirley (Duncan) Wadsworth, 86, beloved wife of Ronald B. Wadsworth, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Wadsworth was born in Presque Isle. She graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1941. She later lived and worked in New York City before moving to Connecticut. Mrs. Wadsworth worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as an executive secretary before retiring in 1987, and had been a member of First Congregational Church, Bloomfield, Conn. In addition to her husband, Ronald, she is survived by many special nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be private with burial at East Cemetery. Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St., Manchester, Conn., has care of arrangements.
STRATFORD, Conn. - Shirley (Jones) Stockwell died Feb. 9, 2011, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Bradford. Shirley lived in Maine and Connecticut. She spent the last 16 years at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Vermont. Although she dropped out of high school, she had a lifelong interest in learning. In her 40s, she completed her GED and went on to attend a community college in Connecticut. She drew and painted, exhibiting in many art shows, and she continued drawing even after a debilitating stroke at age 70. She enjoyed being at the beach, reading and croquet. She tried to pass on to her children her love of the reading, outdoors, music and art. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Stockwell. She is survived by their four children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. June 4 at United Baptist Church, 8 Pleasant St., Milo. A graveside service will be held after the service. A reception will be held after the burial at the church.
KUVENT, SHIRLEY ASTOR - 85. Services, June 3, 1 p.m., Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Burial, Temple Beth El Cemetery. Shiva, 3 Van Carll Circle, Scarborough, Saturday, 6 p.m.
Shirley Astor, Kuvent, 85, ARIZONA -- Shirley was born in Chicago, Ill. She attended Portland High School and the University of Maine. Shirley was an avid artist and was recognized for her ceramics and paintings., Shirley was past president of ORT and held many board positions. She produced and directed many stage plays while living in Florida. Shirley was always a gracious hostess. She lovingly fed, entertained, and provided a sympathetic ear to all at her kitchen table., Shirley was predeceased by her beloved husband, Arnold; and son, Larry Segal. She is survived by her children, Donna Segal, Robert and Meri Kuvent; her grandchildren, Jamie, Stewart, Lauren, Jared, Omar, Zachary and Ethan; and great-granddaughter, Madison., Services will be held on Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m., at Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Burial will take place at Temple Beth El Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at 3 Van Carll Circle, Scarborough, on Saturday at 6 p.m., In lieu of flowers, donations, may be made in her memory to:, The Steven Laskoff Memorial Fund Care of JCA, 57 Ashmont St., Portland, Maine 04103
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AUBURN — Theresa G. Paul, 88, of Lisbon, died May 30, at Clover Manor Health Care Facility, after a period of failing heath, with her family by her side. She was born in Auburn, Jan. 29, 1923, the daughter of the late Lewis B. and Georgia R. (Douglass) Bowie. She attended schools in ...
LAMOINE - A funeral service for Wilda N. Higgins, who passed away Feb. 22, 2011, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at 223 Macquinn Road, Lamoine. Burial will be afterward in the family cemetery.
VAN BUREN - Wilfred Martin, 76, died June 1, 2011, at a Caribou hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1934, in St. Leonard, New Brunswick, son of William and Flavie (Corbin) Martin. He was employed as a flooring and ceiling installer for many years. He is survived by one son, James Martin and his wife, Danielle, of Van Buren; two sisters, Antoinette Desjardins and her husband, Rino, and Isabelle Godbout, all of Grand Falls, New Brunswick; and two grandsons, Andrew and Alexander Martin. He will also be missed by his longtime companion, Rachel Akerley of St. Leonard, New Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Ouellette-Thibault Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church. Committal service and interment will be at the parish cemetery. Those who wish may contribute in his memory to American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330-5615. For a complete obituary and to leave online condolences, please visit