Obituaries

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  • Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home
  • Obituary

    Cecilia M. Widup

    Cecelia M. Widup, 69, of Edison, New Jersey and Sprucewold in Boothbay Harbor, died August 17, 2014 at RWJ University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    Born in South Bend, Indiana, she resided in New York City before moving to Edison 22 years ago.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:45pm
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    Kathleen W. Adams

    Kathleen Watts Adams of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully early Sunday morning, August 17, 2014.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor on June 13, 1916, the daughter of Robert B. Watts and Rachel Bowman Watts. She was married to Lewis W. Adams on May 29, 1941. After the sudden death of her father, she and her husband operated the Watts Taxi Service from their office on Commercial Street in Boothbay Harbor until 1954.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:30pm
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    Shirley L. Chamberlain

    Shirley L. (Williams) Chamberlain died on August 18, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m.

    Shirley was born May 3, 1945, in Tacoma, Washington, the second of two children born to her parents. Shirley had been suffering from mental dementia.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
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    Leroy E. Olson

    Leroy E. Olson, 91, of Main Road on Westport Island, died August 17, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
  • A Gathering of Remembrance for Virginia Mae Hankinson

    A gathering of remembrance for Virginia M. Hankinson will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m., as she is laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, Boothbay. Virginia died March 11, 2014.

    Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. A permanent Web page has been established honoring Virginia Hankinson at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

     

    Posted:
    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:30am
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    Albert Rofe

    Albert “Al” Rofe, age 68, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Barters Island on August 6, 2014, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. 

    Posted:
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
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    Joan Leslie

    Joan Warland Leslie, 92, daughter of Marion Sortwell Warland and William Seaver Warland, died August 4, 2014 in Brunswick. She was born November 30, 1921, in Boston and grew up in Wiscasset and Cambridge, Mass., also spending periods of her childhood in Bermuda and Rome. She was the granddaughter of Alvin Foye Sortwell, the mayor of Cambridge, whose mother came from Wiscasset; and she spent many happy hours in his summer home, the Nickels-Sortwell House in Wiscasset.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 9:00am
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    Richard M. Bridges

    Richard Martel Bridges, 84, died peacefully in his home surround by his loving family on July 30, 2014.

    He was born on May 26, 1930 in Boston, Mass., to his parents Walter G. and Lucia (Saucier) Bridges. Richard graduated from Thayer Academy and received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 12:30pm
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    Ruth L. Bontempo

    Ruth Louise (Schildgen) Bontempo, 92, of Boothbay and Naugatuck, Conn., died peacefully on August 2, 2014 at a Bangor hospital.

    Ruth was born in Waterbury, Conn., on February 4, 1922, the daughter of William Frederick “Doc” and Amelie “Molly” (Lowenthal) Schildgen.

    Posted:
    Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:30am
  • Celebration of life for Priscilla S. Talley

    A celebration of life gathering for Priscilla Stewart Talley will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, 3 p.m., 13 Bayberry Lane, Newagen.

    Posted:
    Friday, August 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
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    Casey A. Dalton

    Casey Allen Dalton, 19, died suddenly on July 30, 2014 from injuries sustained in a car accident, along with his best friend and cousin, Keegan William Spear. Casey grew up in Wiscasset and attended local schools from kindergarten through high school.

    Posted:
    Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:45am
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    Keegan W. Spear

    Keegan William Spear, 17, of Boothbay Harbor died tragically on July 30, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident, along with his cousin Casey Dalton of Boothbay. Keegan is the beloved son of Cynthia B. Spear of Boothbay Harbor and William and Debra Spear of Boothbay and brother of Zachary S. Spear and his longtime companion, Linsey Grover of Boothbay, and brother, Riley B. Spear of Boothbay and stepbrother, Desmond J.

    Posted:
    Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:30am
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    Dorothy A. Brown

    Dorothy Augusta (Darling) Brown died peacefully on July 26, 2014 in Damariscotta with her family by her side.

    Dorothy was born June 8, 1915 in Somerville, Mass., to Edward B. and Marguerite (Hutchins) Darling.

    Posted:
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:15am
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    Ruth A. Richards

    Ruth Arlene (Harmon) Richards of Boothbay Harbor, formerly of Rockland, Mass., and Livermore Falls, died peacefully on July 23, 2014 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    Ruth was born on April 1, 1917, to the late Wallace and Elizabeth (Constantine) Harmon in Livermore Falls.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:45am
  • Graveside service for Keith Bachelder

    A graveside service for Keith Bachelder, who died April 7, 2014, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 at Highland Cemetery in Edgecomb. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Edgecomb Town Hall. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:15am
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    Jane R. Stevenson

    Jane Roberta Barcalow Stevenson died November 14, 2013 in Sequim, Wash., surrounded by her family after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. She fought for her life with dignity, courage and amazing determination. She touched and inspired many lives along the way.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:45pm
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    Jean E. Finley

    Jean E. Finley, 75, of Oak Grove Avenue in Bath, died July 22, 2014 at Hawthorne House in Freeport.

    She was born in Bath on May 11, 1939, a daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Winchester) Dubar.

    Posted:
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 8:00am
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    Robert S. Morton III

    Robert Samuel “Bobby” Morton III died July 25, 2014 after a brief illness at Maine Medical Center with his family by his side.

    He was born the son of Ernest and Sophia Morton on May 17, 1943 in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:45am
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    Barbara L. Fossett

    Barbara Louise Fossett, 96, of Boothbay died peacefully on July 15, 2014.

    She was born on October 24, 1917, the daughter of the late George and Eva (Kelley) Granger in Boothbay Harbor. During her childhood the family moved to Randolph where she attended local schools before returning to Boothbay at the age of 17.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 9:30am
  • Celebration of life for Flora M. Gray

    A celebration of life for Flora M. Gray of Nobleboro and East Boothbay, who died on May 27, 2014, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. A private graveside service will be held for the family at the Dunbar Cemetery in Nobleboro.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 8:15am
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    Marilyn Lozier

    Marilyn Lozier, 90, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at her home on July 20, 2014.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 7:45am
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    Frederick W. Pennoyer III

    Captain Frederick W. Pennoyer III, U.S. Navy (ret.) of Flat Rock, N.C., died July 17, 2014.

    Because of his long family ties, his ashes will be scattered in the waters off Boothbay Harbor.

    He was the grandson of the late Frederick Pennoyer, a West Boothbay Harbor resident of many years.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:30pm
  • Service for John Edgar St. John

    A Memorial Mass for Jack St. John of Brunswick and West Boothbay Harbor will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 81 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Jack died June 8, 2014.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:15pm
  • Memorial service for Suzanne Sewall

    A memorial service for Suzanne Hague Sewall, who died on November 7,2013 in Nakomis Florida, will be held on Saturday, August 2 at All Saints By-the-Sea, Southport at 10 a.m.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 9:45am
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    Richard W. Barlow

    Richard Wilfred "Dicky" Barlow, 88, of Swansboro, N.C., died July 14, 2014 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on February 4, 1926, the eldest of nine children born to Richard Luther and Mildred Joyce Barlow.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:30am
  • Nathan Nicholls service

    Nathan Nicholls, AKA Recycle Sculptor, died suddenly on July 11.

    A celebration of his life and artistry will be held in his sculptor garden located at 483 Bremen Rd., Waldoboro on Sunday, July 20. Bring a favorite memory or story. Share times are scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m.

    Posted:
    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:00am
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    Ronald E. Spinney

    Ronald Edwin Spinney died July 14, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital after a brief illness.

    Born February 8, 1948 in Boothbay Harbor, he was the son of Ralph and Marilyn Sherman Spinney. He graduated from Boothbay Region High School, attended MIT in Boston and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1971 with a degree in business administration. He and his wife own and operate Northeast Security Systems of Wiscasset.

    Posted:
    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:45am
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    Notice of Service for Ronald E. Spinney

    Ronald E. Spinney, 66, died July 14, 2014 surrounded by his family at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

    There will be a time of gathering and remembrance on Friday, July 18 (corrected from original post), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Boothbay Railway Village, 586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

    A full obituary will follow.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 10:00am
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    Robert M. Thompson

    Robert Michael Thompson, 64, died peacefully on July 7, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick with his loving family by his side.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 3:00pm
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    Helen H. Paulsen

    Helen Hamilton Paulsen died July 10, 2014.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:15am
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    Ronald Appel Jr.

    Ronald Appel Jr., 80, of Boothbay died peacefully at home July 9, 2014 after a long period of failing health.

    Born in Staten Island, N.Y., Ron was the eldest son of Virginia Emde and Ronald Appel Sr. Growing up he attended the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. and Trinity Pawling, Pawling, N.Y.

    Posted:
    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:00pm
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    Charles K. Brown III

    Charles K. Brown III died peacefully in his apartment at Sunnybrook Village in Brunswick on July 2, 2014 at age 97. He was able to enjoy the presence of friends and family members to the end.

    Posted:
    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:15am
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    Barbara L. Foley

    Barbara Louise Foley, 92, died peacefully at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta on July 2, 2014.

    Barbara was born on August 11, 1921 in Pepperell, Mass., the daughter of Phillip H. and Annie Louise (Brewer) Little. She attended Boothbay Harbor High School.

    Posted:
    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 8:45am
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    Robert M. Thompson

    Robert M. Thompson, 64, died peacefully at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick on July 7, 2014 with his loving family at his side.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at Simmons Harrington and Hall, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

    Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, 27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb, ME 04556

    A full obituary will follow in next week’s edition.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:30am
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    Mary Coombs

    Mary Coombs, 91, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at St. Andrews Village on July 2, 2014.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 9:45am
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    Ellen Eddy

    Ellen Stover Eddy, of Short Hills, New Jersey and Bayville, died on June 16, 2014.

    Daughter of the late Clark and Jane Wilson Stover, Ellen was born on February 2, 1940. Her grandparents were Kendrick and Eleanor Wilson of Murray Hill, Bayville and Elizabeth, New Jersey, and of Charles and Elna Stover of Bayville and Providence, R.I., giving her strong family ties to the Boothbay Harbor area.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 2:15pm
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    Leon Sonia

    Leon “Joe” Sonia, 74, of Wiscasset died peacefully at Winship Green Nursing Center, on July 4, 2014.

    He was born in Bath on August 25, 1939, a son of Leon P. Sonia and Dorothy (Young) Sonia.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
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    Clinton D. Kaler

    Clinton D. Kaler, 91, of Nobleboro died June 30, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:45am
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    Dr. Harold A. Pinkham Jr.

    Dr. Harold A. Pinkham Jr., 85, of Beverly, Mass., beloved husband of Christine (Lewgowd) Pinkham, died July 1, 2014 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.

    Born in Sidney, he was the son of the late Harold A. Sr. and Dorothy (Ames) Pinkham. He was raised and educated in Augusta. He earned two master’s degrees from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from the University of New Hampshire.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:30am
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    Bruce A. Delano

    Bruce A. Delano, 61, of Bath died July 1, 2014 at his residence.

    He was born in Bath on October 6, 1952, a son of Merwin A. and Jean L. (Miller) Delano. He graduated from Vallejo High School in California and later moved to Bath. He was self employed in the construction field for most of his life. He was employed at Rogers Hardware in Bath for many years.

    Posted:
    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:45am
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    Maureen Berry

    Maureen (Glynn) Berry, 75, of East Kingston, N.H. and formerly of Boothbay, North Reading, Mass., and Lynn, Mass., died peacefully June 29, 2014.

    Born in Lynn, Mass., on September 13, 1938, she was the daughter of the late George W. Glynn and Elisabeth (Quinn) Nelson.

    Posted:
    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:30am
  • Graveside service for Josephine F. Merritt

    A graveside service for Josephine F. Merritt of Boothbay Harbor, who died June 18, will be held at the Ocean View Cemetery in Boothbay, at noon on Thursday, July 10.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln Home (which her grandmother was a founding member of), 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553

    Posted:
    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:45am
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    Michael K. Keegan

    Michael K. "Mike" Keegan, 66, of Boothbay Harbor, and a former resident of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and lifetime resident of Saltaire, N.Y., died peacefully on June 23, 2014 in Islip, N.Y.

    He was born October 29, 1947 in Queens, N.Y., the only son of Thomas P. Keegan and Anne Coffey Keegan.

    Posted:
    Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:00pm
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    Norman L. Sawyer

    Norman L. Sawyer, 89, of Hooper Street, Wiscasset died June 23, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    He was born in Mechanic Falls on August 6, 1924, a son of Edward F. and Violet (Prince) Sawyer.

    Posted:
    Friday, June 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
  • Memorial service for Norm Blycher

    A memorial service for Norm Blycher of Topsham and Southport, who died March 6, 2014, will be held at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor on Wednesday, July 9 at 10 a.m.

    Posted:
    Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:00pm
  • Services for Michael K. Keegan

    Michael Kevin Keegan, 66, died on June 23 while visiting with family on Fire Island, New York.

    There will be a time of visitation on Monday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Simmons, Harrington & Hall, Route 27, Boothbay.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
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    R. John Cooper III

    R. John Cooper III died June 1, 2014 at age 72.

    John was a summer resident of McKown Point for over 30 years and a member of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club.

    He graduated from Amherst College, Harvard Law School and earned a doctorate in English literature from Drew University.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00am
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    Nancy E. Hilton

    Nancy Elaine Hilton, 61, died on Tuesday, June 17 at her home in Boothbay.

    Nancy was born in Roseville, Calif. on March 14, 1953, to Floyd and Carolyn (Wylie) Hilton.

    Posted:
    Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:00pm
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    Josephine F. Merritt

    Josephine F. Merritt, 89, of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully on the afternoon of June 18 at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle.

    Born on April 12, 1925 in Boothbay Harbor, she was the daughter of Kenneth “Weston” and Gladys (Skillin) Farnham.

    Posted:
    Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:30pm
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    Rev. Stuart G. Wysham

    The Reverend Stuart G. Wysham of Chadds Ford, Pa. and East Boothbay died on April 22 after suffering a stroke on month earlier.

    Mr. Wysham was active in the Ocean Point Wilson Memorial Chapel community as well as serving several terms as president of the Boothbay Shores Association.

    Mr. Wysham leaves his wife, Joan; sons, Robert, Stephen (Mary Kay) and Jeffrey (Maureen); three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

    Posted:
    Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

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