Bereavement Services

  • death notice

    Cynthia A. Williams

    Cynthia A. Williams, 90, died October 29, 2016 at her residence in Trevett.

    Memories and condolences may be offered at

    Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast.

    Posted: Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Aaron Pearce

    Aaron Pearce, 46, of Edgecomb, died peacefully at his home. He was the father of Emma and Benjamin Pearce of Boothbay Harbor and the son of Mary and Larry Knapp of Boothbay.

    A full obituary and service arrangements will be announced at a later date.

    Posted: Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:00pm
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    Rebecca L. Burkhalter

    Rebecca L. “Becky” Burkhalter died Dec. 3, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland, surrounded by family. She was a former summer resident of the Boothbay region.

    Becky was born Rebecca Ann Robinson in Pensacola, Florida on Aug. 28, 1937. Her parents were Elvera (Boyette) and Henry Robinson. 

    Posted: Tue, 12/06/2016 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Harold D. Abbott

    Harold D. Abbott, Sr., 85, of South Bristol, died peacefully at The Sussman House in Rockport on Nov. 25, 2016.

    He was born June 4, 1931 in Albany, New York to Reginald Abbott and Rose (Mahoney) Abbott. He was raised in Albany, New York and attended local schools. He entered the Army and served in the Korean War. After serving four years in the Army, he then joined the U.S Marines.

    Posted: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Russell W. Powis

    Russell William Powis died quietly in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Nov. 17, 2016, while preparing for a ride. He loved to go on rides.

    Posted: Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Ronald S. Miller Sr.

    Ronald S. Miller Sr., 69, of Waldoboro, died peacefully at home with family by his side on Nov. 19, 2016. 

    Posted: Mon, 11/21/2016 - 7:00pm
  • Obituary

    John H. Fish

    John Hart Fish of Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts died unexpectedly at home on Nov. 16, 2016. He was 24 years of age.

    Posted: Mon, 11/21/2016 - 3:30pm
  • Death Notice

    Bruce J. McColl

    Bruce J. McColl, 61, of Wiscasset, died peacefully on Nov. 21, 2016.

    Friends and family will gather at his home on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. to celebrate his life.

    Posted: Mon, 11/21/2016 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Charles Niemenski

    Charles Niemenski, 92, died peacefully on Nov. 13, 2016 at his home on Southport Island.

    Charles grew up in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, attended local schools through the ninth grade. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 14 and was one of five brothers who served during World War II in Naval Ordinance for Anti-Sub Warfare in the South Atlantic and Brazil.

    Posted: Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    Donald R. Jackson

    Donald R. Jackson, 78, of East Boothbay died Nov. 14, 2016 at Miles Memorial Hospital.

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

    Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.

    Posted: Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    Shannon W. Gilbert

    Shannon Walter Gilbert, 76, of Boothbay, died Nov. 7, 2016.

    He was the son of Velma Haley and Walter Gilbert of South Bristol. His career was related to the sea, first as a lobsterman, and then as a crewman and captain of commercial fishing vessels. He was also a boiler engineer for several years at FMC in Rockland. He served in the Navy for a brief period during the 1950s.

    Posted: Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Brenda L. Lord

    Brenda Lee Lord, 57, of Boothbay died peacefully at her home Nov. 13, 2016 surrounded by family after a two year battle with lung cancer.

    Posted: Tue, 11/15/2016 - 10:15am
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    D. Reid Weedon Jr.

    D. Reid Weedon Jr. died Nov. 2, 2016 at his home in Cohasset, Massachusetts at the age of 96.

    Posted: Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:15am
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    Leota D. Horstman

    Leota D. Horstman: a life of love, well lived. With remarkable grace and perseverance, "Lee" valiantly battled lung and bone cancer in her last year of life. Her cheerful outlook and enthusiasm for each day rarely shifted, despite living with the ravages of vascular dementia for seven years prior. Leota was surrounded by love in her Naples, Florida home, when she died in Kim's arms, October 2016.

    Posted: Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Robert H. Clark

    Robert Harrington “Bob” Clark, 82, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Stuart, Florida died Nov. 9, 2016.

    Born August 8, 1934 in Augusta, Maine, he was the son of the late George Malcolm Clark and Mary Ellen Van Voast.

    Posted: Thu, 11/10/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Shannon W. Gilbert

    Shannon  W. Gilbert, 76, of Boothbay died in an accident in Damariscotta on Monday, Nov. 7.

    He was the husband of Dawn Gilbert, father of Charles Gilbert, and grandfather of Eva Gilbert.

    Posted: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 7:45pm
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    Eugena Minde

    Eugena “Gina” Minde, 69, Boothbay Harbor, died Nov. 6, 2016 after a long illness.  

    Gina was born in Boothbay Harbor on February 26, 1947 to Marilyn and Eugene Williams.

    She graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 1967

    Posted: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:15pm
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    Betty R. Prescott

    Betty Rosalind Barlow Prescott, 85, died Nov. 1, 2016 in the presence of her loving family.

    She was born March 13, 1931 in East Boothbay, Maine, daughter of Everett and Rosamond Barlow.

    Betty grew up in East Boothbay. Betty's father was a lobster fisherman and boat builder and her mother was a master seamstress among many other talents and occupations.

    Posted: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 3:00pm
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    Lillian M. Parker

    Lillian M. Parker died peacefully on Nov. 4, 2016 from the complications of Wegener's Granulomatosis, a battle she fought with both grace and courage.

    Lillian was born on June 1, 1938 in Owls Head Harbour, Nova Scotia, to Mabel (Eisan) Parker and Homer Parker. Her childhood, spent kicking in the waves of her ocean home, was a fond memory that she held close to her heart.

    Posted: Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Kelly

    Please join the family and friends of Elizabeth Katherine (Brown) Kelly for a celebration of life gathering at the Tugboat Restaurant, Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Regarding questions, please call Kim Peaslee (208-6772) or Laurie Simmons (633-2516).

    Posted: Wed, 11/02/2016 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Clarence W. Burnham

    Clarence W. Burnham, 70, of Southport, died Oct. 30, 2016 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Memorial service for Joan A. deGarmo

    A memorial service for Joan A. deGarmo will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. The Reverend John Nieman will officiate.

    Posted: Tue, 11/01/2016 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Robert A. Norton

    Robert Alexander Norton, 82, of Damariscotta, Maine died Oct. 28, 2016 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta, Maine.  

    Born on Jan. 13, 1934 in Beverly, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Marjory (Macaulay) Norton.

    Robert grew up in Marblehead, Mass., and graduated from Brown University in 1956. Following graduation, he served honorably for three years as an officer in the United States Navy.

    Posted: Mon, 10/31/2016 - 8:45am
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    Jean R. Clarke

    Jean Robin Clarke of Westport Island, Maine died Oct. 29, 2016 surrounded by his family.

    Robin was 74 years old, born on Dec. 24, 1941 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. He was married to his angel, now in heaven, Cathy Clarke (Higgins). He was also predeceased by a brother, Joel Clarke of North Ridge, California.

    Posted: Sun, 10/30/2016 - 6:45pm
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    Leslie A. Barter

    Leslie A. Barter, 53, died Oct. 25, 2016 at her home in East Boothbay. 

    Leslie was born January 16, 1963 in Boothbay Harbor to Gareth and Pauline (Strout) Coffin.  She grew up in the Boothbay region and graduated from Boothbay Region High School in the class of 1981.

    Posted: Sun, 10/30/2016 - 6:45pm
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    Jeannine Harrington

    Jeannine Harrington died peacefully on Oct. 23, 2016 at her home in Bayville.

    She was a graduate of Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1946. On Jan. 11, 1952, she married Edwin Harrington, the love of her life, and together they raised two children; Ed Harrington Jr. and daughter Trudy Mayhew, both of Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:30pm
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    Elizabeth K. Kelly

    Elizabeth Katherine (Brown) Kelly, 50, of Oakland Park (Fort Lauderdale), Florida, died Oct. 21, 2016.

    Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:15pm
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    Wallace C. Abbott

    Wallace C. “Wally” Abbott, 57, of Edgecomb, died unexpectedly on Oct. 20, 2016.

    He was the loving husband of Barbara (Folland) Abbott with whom he shared 18 years of marriage.

    Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Charles D. Lachappelle

    Charles D. “Toots” Lachapelle, 83, of Winthrop, died Oct. 20, 2016 at Togus Springs Hospice after a long illness.

    Charles was born May 4, 1933, the son of Dillian (Currier) and Fred Lachapelle.

    He attended Winthrop schools and Nasson College in Springvale. Charles served in the U.S. Army and was a front line medic in the Korean War. In 1961, he met the love of his life, Gerene Beaulieu. They married in September of 1962 and spent 54 wonderful years together.

    Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 1:30pm
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    Gloria Carlson

    Gloria (Hesphelt) Carlson, 95, of Bethlehem, Connecticut died peacefully at her home on Oct. 19, 2016 surrounded by the love and comfort of her family after a brief illness. She was the widow of John Carlson.

    Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 11:15am
  • Memorial service for Duane H. Dunbar

    A memorial service to celebrate Duane H. Dunbar's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Charles E. Sherman Jr. American Legion Post #36, Industrial Park Drive in Boothbay, Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Charles E. Parker

    Charles “Charley” Edward Parker of St. Augustine, Florida died Oct. 16, 2016 at the Bailey Hospice Center five days after his 87th birthday.

    Charley was born in Rockville Centre, New York on Oct. 11, 1929. He was the son of Ralph C. Parker and Mildred H. Parker. He grew up on Long Island and in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Posted: Mon, 10/24/2016 - 8:00am
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    Dennis I. Reed

    Dennis Irving Reed of Jacksonville, Florida died Oct. 16, 2016.

    He was born February 26, 1940 and raised in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. This is where he developed his love of the water. He did a stint in the Army, but decided the water was better suited for him, so he joined the Coast Guard. He met Sharon Reed in New Jersey and it was a case of love at first site. He asked her to marry him three days later and they were married about two months later. They were married for 52 years.

    Posted: Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Winifred M. Sherman

    Winifred Mary Sherman, 91, died Oct. 4, 2016 at Sandhill Cove, Palm City, Florida.

    She married Paul Sherman on Oct. 19, 1945. They had three children, Paul Sherman, Peter Sherman and William Sherman.

    Posted: Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:00pm
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    Margarete Lietz

    Margarete Lietz of Boothbay died suddenly on Oct. 9.

    Posted: Tue, 10/18/2016 - 2:45pm
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    Geneva M. Baird

    Geneva Mae Baird, 87, of South Berwick, Maine died at her home Oct. 13, 2016.

    She was born June 27, 1929 in Bath, Maine, the daughter of Theodore V. and Gladys (White) Sherman.

    Posted: Tue, 10/18/2016 - 2:15pm
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    Brian F. McKenna

    Brian F. McKenna, 73, of Boothbay Harbor died Oct. 11, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    He was born Oct. 8, 1943 in Hartford, Connecticut to Robert and Ruth Halladay McKenna and grew up in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. He attended two years of college before before joining the U.S. Navy from January 1964 to December 1967 having served a tour of duty in Vietnam.

    Posted: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:15pm
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    Grant D. Morrill Jr.

    Grant D. Morrill Jr., aka “Spoony the Clown,” 79, of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, died Oct. 9, 2016 at the Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

    Posted: Thu, 10/13/2016 - 2:15pm
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    Marcella H. Goss

    Marcella (Marcy) H. Goss, of East Providence, Rhode Island and Boothbay, Maine died October 9, 2016 at the age of 88.

    She was the wife of the late Richard J. Goss, Professor Emeritus and Dean of Biological Sciences at Brown University.

    Posted: Tue, 10/11/2016 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Barbara H. Kammerer

    Barbara H. Kammerer, 93, died Oct. 10, 2016 at Wilmington Health Center in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

    Barbara was born to Clayton and Mildred Hilliard on December 21, 1922 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Following high school graduation, she attended Pierce Secretarial School, and became a legal secretary. She and her sister, Beverly, we're both members of the Order of Eastern Star.

    Posted: Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:45am
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    Dr. Robert R. L. Guillard

    Dr. Robert Guillard, 95, died peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 25, 2016 at the Gregory Wing, St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Fri, 10/07/2016 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Christopher D. Whittaker

    Christopher Dean Whittaker, 58, of Woolwich died Sept. 30, 2016. He died doing what he loved, fishing for striped bass at Small Point. He had caught a legal size striper when he was found; the hook was still in the fish.

    He was born on April 4, 1958, a son of Clyde and Madelyn (Dunton) Whittaker.

    Posted: Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:00am
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    Gilbert J. Charbonneau

    Gilbert Jean Charbonneau, 73, died on the morning of Sept. 26, 2016, at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta.

    Born in Walhalla, North Dakota on Jan. 9, 1943, he was the son of Armand and Marianne Charbonneau. He was a beloved brother, husband and uncle. Gil loved and cared for all around him.

    Posted: Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:00am
  • Memorial service for Phyllis Cook

    The Southport United Methodist  Church will hold a memorial service in honor of Phyllis Pinkham Cook on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Reception  to follow. Please join us to help celebrate her life.

    Posted: Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:30am
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    Duane H. Dunbar

    Duane H. Dunbar, 69, died Oct. 1, 2016 at his home in Boothbay Harbor.

    He was born June 28, 1947 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to Harold J. Dunbar Jr. and Barbara Moore Dunbar. Duane grew up in Barnet, Vermont and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy. He graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in accounting.

    Posted: Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:00am
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    Gloria M. Goud

    Gloria M. Goud, 86 of Dresden died September 30, 2016 in Freeport at the Hawthorne House after a long fight with Alzheimer's.

    Posted: Mon, 10/03/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Robert R. Potter

    Robert R. Potter, 85, of Boothbay, died Sept. 29, 2016 at the Hill House (Hospice Care) Facility in Bath, Maine.

    He attended Brown University and received his B.A. degree in 1952.

    He was indoctrinated into Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant during the Korean War.

    Posted: Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:45am
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    Ellen M. Wanser

    Ellen M. Wanser, 71, of Flood Avenue, Wiscasset, Maine died Sept. 30, 2016.

    She was born on Jan. 29, 1945, a daughter of George H. and Marcia E. (Bailey) Wilson.

    Posted: Mon, 10/03/2016 - 10:30am
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    Joan E. LaBar

    Joan Etta (McEathron) LaBar, 74, of Dresden, Maine, died Sept. 29, 2016 from complications of pneumonia.

    She was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, the minutes-older sibling of her twin brother, Gene.

    Posted: Mon, 10/03/2016 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Michael P. McGonegal

    Michael Philip McGonegal, of Burlington, Vermont, born Jan. 24, 1969, died on Oct. 1, 2016.

    He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Patricia McGonegal of Acton, Massachusetts, and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Alexa McGonegal, Kevin and Danielle McGonegal, and Joseph McGonegal and Emily Walsh, along with five loving nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

    Posted: Mon, 10/03/2016 - 7:30am