Obituaries

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  • Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home
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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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    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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    Bernard E. Skud

    Bernard Einar Skud, former Director of the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Laboratory in Boothbay Harbor, died at his home in Oak Harbor, Washington on April 16, 2014 at the age of 87.

    Posted:
    Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:00am
  • Memorial Service for Robert A. Chellis

    A memorial service for Robert A. Chellis, who died March 3, will be held Saturday, June 28 at 1 p.m. at the East Boothbay United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the church vestry.

    Posted:
    Friday, June 20, 2014 - 3:30pm
  • Memorial Service for Edwin and Luz Bliss

    A memorial service for Edwin and Luz Elena Bliss, who both died this spring, will be held at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:15am
  • Celebration of Life for Arlene Isabel Wilson

    A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Arlene I. Wilson on Friday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m. The service will take place at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle.

    Arlene will be put to rest at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.

    Arlene died on March 14, 2014.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:00am
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    Diane L. Setchell

    Diane Lynn Setchell, 70, of East Boothbay died peacefully on June 13, 2014.

    Diane was born in Livingston, N.J., daughter of the late Gustav and Helen Brown Bangert. She attended and graduated with the Livingston, N.J., high school class of 1961.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
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    Geoffrey J. Herrmann

    Geoffrey J. Herrmann, 76, died peacefully on June 9, 2014 at his home in Boothbay.

    Posted:
    Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:30pm
  • Memorial Service for Douglas E. Abbott

    A memorial service for Douglas E. Abbott, who died May 3, 2014, will be held Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at the Taste of Maine restaurant in Woolwich. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dougie Fresh Fund at The First bank in Wiscasset in order to purchase a memorial stone.

    Posted:
    Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:00am
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    Walter R. Main

    Walter Richard "Richie" Main died peacefully in his home on June 7, 2014 with his partner, Sally Guild, by his side.

    He was born March 18, 1944 in Damariscotta to Harold Main and A. Lillian Sidelinger Main.

    He attended Wiscasset schools and worked locally at The Ledges Inn.

    Posted:
    Friday, June 13, 2014 - 8:45am
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    John E. St. John

    John “Jack” “Saint” Edgar St. John, 77, died peacefully June 8, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick with his wife by his side.

    Posted:
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:15am
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    Mabel McAfee

    Mabel (Knapp) McAfee, 94, a longtime resident of the Gardiner Road, Wiscasset died June 7, 2014.

    She was born on June 15, 1919 on the summit of Woodford Mountain, Woodford, Vt., near Bennington. She was midwifed by her Aunt Emma Pease (her mother’s sister). She was the daughter of Charles E. and M. Frances (Pease) Knapp.

    Posted:
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:00am
  • Service for Frank A. Donnell

    A Celebration of Life Service for Frank A. Donnell, who died in Sebring, Florida on April 18, will be held at the First Congregational Church in Wiscasset on Saturday, June 28, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.

    Posted:
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:30am
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    Ruth E. Gay

    Ruth E. Gay, 69, of High Street, Bath died June 10, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    She was born in Bath on July 12, 1944, a daughter of Newman F. and Elinor C. (Brawn) Kennerson.

    Posted:
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:15am
  • Graveside Service for Elaine Wyman and Kelly Wyman

    A graveside service for Elaine Wyman and Kelly Wyman will be held Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset on Rumerill Road, off Bradford Road. For more information, call Stuart Wyman at 207-841-0925.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:45am
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    Jeanne E. Benson

    Jeanne E. Benson of Wollaston, Mass., died March 27, 2014 at the age of 101 years and some months.  

    She was a frequent visitor to the Boothbay region, passing part of many happy summers at the home of her sister Josophene B. Stees, and her brother-in-law Hubert S. Stees, on Landing Road in Southport, and was known to many natives and summer residents.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:15am
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    Paul K. Hodgdon

    Paul K. Hodgdon, 64, of Las Vegas Nev. and formerly of Wiscasset died peacefully with his family by his side, on December 31, 2013, after a two-year fight with cancer.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:00am
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    Susan M. Simeone

    Susan M. Simeone of East Boothbay died June 3, 2014 at Hospice House of Androscoggin following a courageous fight against life-defeating cancer.

    Born June 19, 1961 in Arlington, Mass., Susan graduated from Endicott College and spent her adult life in Maine working in Bar Harbor, Unity and Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted:
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:30am

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