Obituaries

  • Obituary

    Edwin C. Bliss

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:00am

    Edwin Crews ("Grandpa") Bliss, 88, of Boothbay Harbor, died at his home with his loving family by his side on April 16, 2014.

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    Mary L. Hefler

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:15pm

    Mary Littlefield Hefler, 84, of Brunswick died peacefully on April 21, 2014.

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    Ruth L. Grueter Hackett

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:45am

    Ruth Laura Grueter Hackett, 82, a dear mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully at home on March 19, 2014 surrounded by family.

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    Natalie Demeny

    Natalie Demeny
    Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:30pm

    Natalie Demeny, 80, of Wiscasset died at home on April 16, 2014 after a fast, devastating battle with mesothelioma.

    Natalie was born on April 27, 1933 in Wiscasset, the daughter of Joseph and Gwendolyn Dowling. 

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  • Celebration of Life for Cynthia Anderson

    Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:00am

    There will be a Celebration for the Life of Cynthia Anderson on Saturday, April 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the family home, 893 Ocean Point Road, East Boothbay.

     

  • Obituary

    Gregory P. Bolster

    Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:00am

    Gregory Pierce "Greg" Bolster, 57, of Walpole and Pemaquid, died peacefully at his home on the evening of April 15, after a six-year illness with esophageal cancer. He fought his illness as he lived his life, with determination, courage, intelligence, kindness, dignity and humor.

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    Beverly B. Leoni

    Beverly B. Leoni
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:15am

    Beverly Benson Leoni died peacefully on April 12, 2014 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, N.H.

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    Lillian Z. Pease

    Lillian Z. Pease
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:45am

    Lillian Zachrisson Pease, 84, died peacefully on April 12, 2014 in Brunswick.

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    Allan H. Teel

    Monday, April 14, 2014 - 12:45pm

    Allan Howard Teel died peacefully on April 12, 2014 at Miles Hospital in Damariscotta at age 87 of complications from a recent stroke.

    Born to Dorothy B.(Sturges) and C. Sumner Teel in Medford, Mass., on February 18, 1927, Al grew up in Reading, Mass., attended public schools, graduating from Reading High School with the Class of 1944. He then attended Governor Dummer Academy for a postgraduate year continuing to excel in hockey, baseball and football.

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    Jerome H. St. Clair

    Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:30am

    Jerome Hamilton “Jerry” St. Clair, 86, of Boothbay Harbor, died April 11 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, with family at his side.

    Jerry was born January 31, 1928 in Newark, New Jersey to Frank and Elizabeth Hamilton St. Clair. He grew up in Millburn, N.J., and attended local schools. He was proud to serve his country as a sergeant and paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

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    Priscilla R. Frazer

    Frazer
    Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:15am

    Priscilla “Pat” Ruth Frazer died peacefully at Maine Medical Center on April 10, 2014.

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    Christopher Williams

    Williams
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 12:30pm

    Christopher Williams, 74, of Middletown, Conn., and Barters Island, died peacefully on April 4, 2014, after a long fight with cancer.

    A graduate of the Loomis School and Cornell University, Chris served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and worked as an esteemed architect in Connecticut for 45 years.

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    Keith Bachelder

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:15am

    Keith Bachelder, 86, of Boothbay Road, Edgecomb died April 7, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick with his family by his side.

    He was born March 7, 1928 in Belgrade, a son of Clyde A. and Ada A. (Fowler) Bachelder.

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    Patricia P. Albee

    Albee
    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 4:45pm

    Patricia Pauline Albee, 75, of Alna died April 4, 2014 in her home.

    She was born May 2, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, daughter of Lawrence W. and Mildred (Hays) Conlogue.

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    Peter J. Shalins

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

    Peter Joseph Shalins, 67, of Lothrop Road, Alna died March 31, 2014 at his daughter’s residence.

    He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 21, 1946, the son of Peter John and Olga Marie (Knapich) Shalins.

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    Mina E. Swanton

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 2:15pm

    Mina E. (Butler) Swanton, 87, of Casco, born in Boothbay Harbor, died February 5, 2014 surrounded by her family.

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    Wilson R. Collamore Sr.

    Collamore
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Wilson Rexford "Rex" Collamore Sr., 62, of Wiscasset died peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, on March 29, 2014. Courageously and stoically, he fought a very hard battle with lung cancer.

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    Cynthia H. Orne

    Orne
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Cynthia H. Orne, 87, of Boothbay Harbor died March 30, 2014 at Coves Edge in Damariscotta.

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  • Obituary

    Harry C. Black Jr.

    Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:45am

    Harry C. Black Jr., 83, of Gilman Hill Road, Woolwich died March 27, 2014 at his residence.

    He was born in Presque Isle on March 12, 1931, a son of Harry C. and Hazel (Ellis) Black Sr.

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    Arlene I. Wilson

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Arlene Isabel Wilson, 95, a former teacher, artist and a curriculum supervisor in the State Department of Education in Rhode Island, died March 14, 2014 at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle, after a brief illness. She died surrounded by her friends at the Lincoln Home, where she had resided for over 10 years. She previously maintained homes in Cranston, R.I., and Boothbay Harbor.

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    John L. Gillespie

    Monday, March 24, 2014 - 11:00am

    John Lodge Gillespie, 81, died peacefully March 19, 2014 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

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    Donald E. Goldstone

    Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:45am

    Donald E. Goldstone of Washington, D.C. and Boothbay died on March 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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    Otis E. Burt

    Burt
    Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:45pm

    Otis E. Burt, 77, of Oak Bluffs, Mass., died February 19, 2014 after a period of declining health.

    Otis was a longtime seasonal resident of Boothbay Harbor and considered it to be his home away from home and his friends there to be part of his extended family.

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    Carole L. Magnusson

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 1:45pm

    Carole Lee Magnusson died peacefully on February 23, 2014, with her family by her side, after a battle with brain cancer.

    Born August 28, 1939, Carole was a native of Cleveland, Ohio where she worked as a registered nurse for many years. She and her late second husband, Dr. Magnus Magnusson, retired to Southport in 1995 where they resided for 13 years.

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    Clayton H. Heald

    Heald
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:30am

    Clayton H. Heald, 82, a lifelong resident of Georgetown, died March 16, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    He was born in Bath on August 16, 1931, the son of Harry H. and Ida M. (Lewis) Heald.

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    Virginia M. Hankinson

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:45am

    Virginia “Ginny” Macmillan Hankinson, 92, died peacefully at her home in Boothbay Harbor, the morning of March 11, 2014.

    She was born in Framingham, Mass., on November 8, 1920 to Walter and Grace L. (Spinney) Robbins. She graduated from Hopkinton High School and attended Framingham Normal School.

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    Luz E. Bliss

    Bliss
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:45am

    Luz Elena "Zalena" Razzeto Bliss, 73, died March 12, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side.

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    Elizabeth S. Goodrich

    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Elizabeth S. Goodrich, 92, of Alna died March 14, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick with her family by her side.

    She was born December 22, 1921 in Portland to Harry H. Stimpson, Sr. and Mildred Maynard Stimpson. She cherished her “daddy.” She grew up in Portland and attended local schools.

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    Carlton A. Giles Jr.

    Giles
    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Carlton Allen Giles Jr., 52, died at his home in Boothbay on March 13, 2014.

    Carlton was born in Boothbay Harbor on February 11, 1962, the son of Carlton Allen Giles Sr. and Jeanette Reed Giles. He grew up in Boothbay, attending local schools.

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    Wilson G. Francis, Jane Francis

    Francis
    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:45am

    Wilson Guy Francis, 94, of Boothbay, died March 6, 2014.

    He was born April 4, 1919 in the small town of Corea, son of Guy Francis and Mara (Crowley) Francis, and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Winter Harbor for nine years. After one year at Winter Harbor High School, he transferred to Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston.

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    Priscilla Talley

    Talley
    Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:00pm

    Priscilla Stewart Talley died peacefully in her sleep at Dogwood Terrace in Richmond, Va. on March 2, 2014.

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    James A. Rollins

    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:30am

    James Albert Rollins of Boothbay Harbor and Clearwater, Fla. died February 10, 2014 in Clearwater, Fla., surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness.

    Jim was born in Portland on November 12, 1940, son of Thelma Swift (Willis) Rollins of Portland and Sidney Fuller Rollins of Winthrop.

    He graduated from Deering High School in June 1959. In June 1963 received his diploma from the Portland School of Fine and Applied Arts, with an emphasis on commercial art.

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    Norman F. Blycher

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

    Mr. Norman Frederick Blycher, 81, a resident of Topsham and Southport, died March 6, 2014 at the Brentwood Rehab Center, Yarmouth from complications resulting from an auto injury on January 14, 2014.

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    John D. Barnes

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:15am

    John Darrin Barnes, 49, died unexpectedly on March 9, 2014 at his home.

    John was born in Damariscotta on February 1, 1965 to Charlotte Stockford and Kingsley Barnes. He was a graduate of Wiscasset High School and worked for many years at Bath Iron Works before becoming self-employed as a marine worm harvester and tree cutter. John was very seldom idle and often worked six days a week; he enjoyed and took pride in his work. 

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  • Obituary

    Wilson G. Francis

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:00am

    Wilson Guy Francis, 94, of Boothbay died March 6, 2014.

    A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue.

  • Obituary

    Ruth N. Farrin

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 9:15am

    Ruth Nina Farrin, 59, of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by loved ones on the morning of March 6, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.

    Born February 13, 1955, she was the daughter of Frances (House) Mank of Waldoboro and the late Alva Farrin of South Bristol. Ruth was born in Castine and moved to Boothbay when she was just three weeks old. She attended Boothbay schools and worked for many years in the seafood industry.

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    Robert W. Cunningham

    Cunningham
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 9:00am

    Robert W. “Bob” Cunningham, 76, of Boothbay died March 7, 2014 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, with his loving family by his side.

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  • Obituary

    Irving C. Campbell

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:45am

    Irving C. Campbell, 82, of Boothbay Harbor died Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor surrounded by his family.

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    Marilyn A. Gilmore

    Gilmore
    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:30pm

    Marilyn Anderson Gilmore, 89, died peacefully on January 26, 2014 surrounded by the love of her family and friends from around the world.

    She lived in Pennsylvania, but spent her year waiting to return to one of her favorite spots on earth, Squirrel Island.

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    Lemuel L. Brown

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

    Lemuel L. Brown of Alna died peacefully on March 6, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his three children, after a brief battle with cancer.

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  • Laurie L. Monteiro

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:45am

    Laurie L. Monteiro, 50, of New Harbor died with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 4 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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    Robert A. Chellis

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:00pm

    Robert Almon Chellis, 81, of Old Orchard Beach died March 3, 2014 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

    He was born in Newfield on March 14, 1932, the son of the late Hobart Chellis and Bertha Snowman Chellis. He graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1950.

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    William B. Zolper Jr.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 3:45pm

    William Benjamin Zolper Jr. died at home on March 3, 2014 at the age of 91.

    Ben was born in Wilmington, Del. in 1922, son of William B. and Marion Zolper. Growing up in the Highlands area, he graduated from Wilmington High School and the University of Delaware.

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    Linda Clark

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:30am

    Linda Sibley Clark died peacefully on March 1, 2014 (the day after her 50th birthday) surrounded by loving family at her home, after a courageous and tenacious five-year battle with cancer.

    She was born February 28, 1964 in Calais, the daughter of Loren Sibley and Patricia Beane Sibley. A graduate of Wiscasset High School with the class of 1982, after high school Linda went on to attend classes in music at the University of Maine at Augusta.

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    Kenneth A. Brown

    Brown
    Monday, March 3, 2014 - 2:30pm

    Kenneth Allen Brown, 80, died peacefully surrounded by his loving and devoted family on March 1, 2014 in Boothbay Harbor.

    Ken was born on June 25, 1933 in Boothbay Harbor, the son of the late Edmund and Viola Lunt Brown. Raised in Boothbay Harbor, Ken attended local schools and was a graduate of Boothbay Harbor High School class of 1951.

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    Philip H. Haselton

    Haselton
    Monday, March 3, 2014 - 2:30pm

    Philip Hyatt Haselton of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully on February 27, 2014 at Miles Hospital with his children by his side.

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    Katheryn J. Carr

    Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:00am

    Katheryn Jessie Umber Hunter Carr died March 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

    Katheryn was born in Lake Placid, N.Y., the youngest of 11 children, to Richard and Emma (Stalker) Umber. She graduated high school and went on to become a dedicated registered nurse.

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    Rev. Dr. Mary Jo Zimmerli

    Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 12:15pm

    The Rev. Dr. Mary Jo Zimmerli, 83, died peacefully at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta on February 27, 2014.

    Born on February 2, 1931 in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Barnet Morris. At a young age Mary Jo moved to Washington, D.C., where she would attend local schools and graduate from McKinley High School.

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    William D. Hunt

    Friday, February 28, 2014 - 4:30pm

    The family of William Duane Hunt, 84, born in Philadelphia, Pa., and a 27-year resident of Boothbay, with heavy hearts announce his death on February 27, 2014.

    He is survived by his loving wife Claire, five stepchildren and grandchildren as well as four children and grandchildren from a previous marriage. Sadly, two of his children predeceased him.

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    Maurice L. Pickering

    Pickering
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:00am

    Maurice L. Pickering, 69, of West Alna Road, Wiscasset died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland with his family by his side.

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