Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Jean E. Dodge

    Jean Elizabeth Dodge, 86, of Venice, Florida and East Boothbay died on Jan. 3, 2017.

    She was born on April 18, 1930, daughter of Clyde and Dorothy Bradshaw Dodge in East Boothbay, Maine. She attended grade school in East Boothbay and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1948.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 1:00pm
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    Anne C. Orne

    Anne Carol Orne was born Nov. 11, 1943 at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor. The youngest of three girls born to Lyman and Dorothy Pinkham.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 8:15am
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    Joanne R. Lewis

    Joanne Reid Lewis, 71, wonderful mother, exceptional wife and devoted friend, transitioned peacefully to Spirit on the evening of Jan. 10, 2017.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:30pm
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    Lorraine H. Gray

    Lorraine Hope Gray, wife of late John Owen Gray, died Jan. 12, 2017.

    She was born Jan. 16, 1928 on Southport Island.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Benhard G. Gustafson Jr.

    Benhard G. Gustafson Jr., 84, died Dec. 13, 2016.

    He was born July 4, 1932 in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Benhard G. Sr. and Josephine (Taft), the second of eight children.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:00am
  • Death Notice

    Joanne Lewis

    Joanne Lewis of Barters Island, died Jan. 10, 2017, at her home with her loving family by her side.

    Full obituary to follow in next week’s edition and online.

    Posted: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 7:15pm
  • Obituary

    Robert E. Townsend

    Robert E. “Hennie” Townsend, 80, of Boothbay Road, Edgecomb died Jan. 8, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on Jan. 8, 1937, a son of Clarence E. and Lucille D. (Bradley) Townsend.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Lawrence C. Lynch III

    Lawrence C. “Lonnie” Lynch III of Wiscasset died Jan. 6, 2017.  

    He was born in Bangor on Nov. 24, 1959, the son of Lawrence C. and Simone (Hayden) Lynch Jr.

    He graduated from Piscataquis Community High School in 1978. He completed a certificate program in welding in Euclid, Ohio and then went on to work at Bath Iron Works as a welder and planner for more than 35 years. 

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:30am
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    Hazen L. Oakes

    Maine has lost a favorite son … Hazen Lawrence "Larry" Oakes of Boothbay, Maine died suddenly and peacefully at home on Jan. 4, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:45am
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    Joseph J. Jackimovicz

    Joseph James Jackimovicz, 74, died peacefully on the morning of Jan. 5,2017 after a short, but hard fought battle with leukemia. His beloved wife Ruth was by his side.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 7:45am
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    John Farnham

    John “Dave” Farnham, 75, died peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 4, 2017 at St. Andrews Village after a long, courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease.

    Posted: Sun, 01/08/2017 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Helen A. Barlow

    Helen A. (Butler) Barlow, 89, of Boothbay Harbor, died Dec. 31, 2016 in Safe Havens at St. Andrews Village. She was the wife of the late Earle Barlow.

    Posted: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:45am
  • Memorial Service for Judith M. Dunsford

    Judith M. Dunsford, 69, died on Dec. 14, 2016 in her home. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Congregational Church in Boothbay Harbor. There will also be a celebration of Judy’s life next summer at a date and time to be announced.

    Posted: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Jean Smalls

    Jean Smalls, long time resident of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully in her sleep Dec. 30, 2016 at the LincolnHealth - Miles Campus after a short illness.  

    Jean was born in Kharagpur, India on Oct. 6, 1929, the youngest daughter of Hillary and Noel Rosambeau.  

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Peggy Miner

    Peggy Miner died Jan. 1, 2017, surrounded by friends, family and attendants at St Andrews Village.

    She was born to Paul and Verna Luke on Sept. 27, 1940 and attended the East Boothbay school, Gould Academy, and Westbrook Junior College.

    Peggy worked in the front office of a number of local boatyards, including her parents’. She was the office manager at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club for 20 years. In her final years, she was the primary caregiver to her mother.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Mary E. Abbott

    Mary E. (Marson) Abbott, 93, of Wiscasset, died Dec. 28, 2016 in the Miles Hospital. She was the wife of the late Willard A. Abbott.

    Mary was born in Mystic, Connecticut on Feb. 15, 1923 and was daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Larrabee) Marson. She attended and graduated from Boothbay Harbor Schools.

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    David Blanchard

    David Blanchard, 62, of Boothbay Harbor, died December 25, 2016 in the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough.

    David was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on May 20, 1954 and was the son of the late Ellsworth and Barbara (Bassett) Blanchard.  He grew up in Stoughton, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Stoughton High School.

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Charles E. Baldwin III

    Charles E. “Skip” Baldwin III, born on Nov. 7, 1932, died Dec. 26, 2016.

    Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, he graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1950 where he was a member of the football, lacrosse and ski (downhill, x-country, jumping) teams. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 where he played varsity lacrosse for three years and was a member of the Owl and Hasty Pudding Clubs.

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Virginia C. MacLeod

    Virginia Carlisle MacLeod, 100, of Carrollton, Georgia and Boothbay, Maine, formerly of Stuart, Florida and Princeton, New Jersey, died peacefully Dec. 19, 2016.

    Virginia was born in Boothbay Harbor on Jan. 20, 1916, the oldest daughter of the late Captain Louis A. and Mary Alice Wylie Carlisle.

    Posted: Thu, 12/29/2016 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Paul A. Viveiros

    Paul A. Viveiros, 77, of East Boothbay, died Dec. 24, 2016 at the Zimmerli Pavilion at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of Diane (Tomlinson) Viveiros with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

    Posted: Thu, 12/29/2016 - 8:00am
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    Valentino A. Balducci

    Valentino A. Balducci, 86, of Boothbay Road, Edgecomb died Dec. 21, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born in Framingham, Massachusetts on Sept. 25, 1930, the son of Primo and Anna Balducci. Valentino was married to Marilyn Banks in May of 1950.

    Posted: Mon, 12/26/2016 - 9:15am
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    Byron B. Nichols

    Byron B. Nichols, formerly of Augusta and Boothbay Harbor, died in Ft. Myers, Florida on Nov. 4, 2016. He was 96.

    Byron was born in Gardiner, Maine in 1920, one of four children born to G.H. Nichols and the former Lila May Paddock. He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1937 and married Isabelle d’Auteuil of Augusta in 1941.

    Posted: Wed, 12/21/2016 - 8:30am
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    Marilyn A. Landry

    Marilyn Ava Landry, 88, cherished wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at Miles Hospital on Dec. 17, 2016 as her loving daughter Lisa sang to her "You Are My Sunshine," which was Marilyn and Lou’s extra special song.

    Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 2:45pm
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    Thomas M. Gopsil VII

    Thomas Milburn Gopsill VII, 63, of Farmington, beloved husband, father and brother, died in the comfort of his home with his loving wife by his side on Dec. 17, 2016.

    Tom spent the last two years involved in a medical trial for patients with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Tom wanted to make a difference, if not for himself, but for others.

    Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 12:30pm
  • obituary

    Audrey B. Post

    Audrey B. Post, 86, of Camden, age 86, died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 9, 2016, after a long struggle with illness.

    Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Judith A. Fox

    Judith Ann Fox of Topsham died in the early evening of Dec. 15, 2016, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, following a lengthy series of illnesses.

    Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016 - 4:15pm
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    Mary A. Latter

    Mary Alice Latter, 52, of Boothbay died Dec. 16, 2016 at her home on Back River, surrounded by her loving family.

    Mary was born July 1, 1964 in Boothbay Harbor to Nicholas and Marjorie (Lewis) Ranco. She grew up in Boothbay Harbor and graduated from Boothbay Region High School in the class of 1982. She also graduated from Mr. Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion in Lewiston in 1985.

    Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Judy Dunsford

    Judith M. Dunsford, 69, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving husband, Jon, and her sister, Mary on Dec. 14, 2016 at her home after a fight with breast cancer that lasted for over 12 years. Her children, Ethan and Sarah were also able to arrive for her birthday on Dec. 10, just three days before she passed away. She was born Dec. 10, 1947 in Schenectady, New York to Russell and Dorothy (Schultz) Anderson.

    Posted: Fri, 12/16/2016 - 1:15pm
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    Jim Wade

    Jim Wade, 75, of Damariscotta, died the morning of Dec. 7, 2016 while surrounded by his loving family.

    Born on October 29, 1941 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, he was the son of Woodrow and Margie Wade. He moved to California at age 2, and graduated from Sanger High School.

    Posted: Mon, 12/12/2016 - 2:00pm
  • obituary

    Joanne D. Russell

    Joanne D. “Jo Jo” Russell, 37, of Alna, formerly of Bath, died Dec. 6, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    She was born in Bath on Jan. 29, 1979, a daughter of Samuel C. and Dorothy E. Russell.

    She attended Bath schools and Morse High School and was employed by Brackett’s Market, The Harbor Light Café, Yum Mee Restaurant and Shaw’s, all in Bath. In 2006 she was employed at Shaw’s in Wiscasset as a deli clerk.

    Posted: Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Edward N. Simpson

    Edward Noble Simpson, 84, of Wiscasset, died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2016 at the Bodwell House in Brunswick. 

    He was born in Belfast, Maine, on Sept. 17, 1932, the son of Orville & Mabel (Noble) Simpson. He grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School, Class of 1950. 

    Posted: Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Aaron D. Pearce

    Aaron David Pearce, 46, of Edgecomb died unexpectedly but peacefully at his residence on December 5, 2016.

    Aaron was born on October 20, 1970 in Boothbay Harbor to R. Daniel and Mary (Oakes) Pearce.

    Posted: Fri, 12/09/2016 - 6:45pm
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    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
  • Obituary

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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