Nancy Trapnell Holmes of Boothbay Harbor, Maine died peacefully on March 18, 2017, in the loving hands of her children at St. Andrews Gregory Wing. Her death comes after a long struggle with various health issues, that took her away from her life of love and service.
Nancy was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, January 7, 1934, the daughter of William and Elsa Trapnell.
Posted: Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:45am
David Dean Berry of Hallowell died unexpectedly March 17, 2017.
Dave was born in Gardiner April 11, 1963 the son of Charles Berry and Shirley (Rankins) Cheney.
He graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1981. Upon graduation he joined the Army where he served as a military policeman. After serving, he attended Fitchburg State College, and was a lifelong learner at the College of Hard Knocks.
Posted: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:45pm
Eleanor (Faye) Gray, 79, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on March 15, 2017, at her home in Boothbay Harbor. She was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, June 22, 1937, and while having traveled extensively with her husband during his time in the Air Force, she never thought of any place other than Boothbay Harbor as her home. Her parents were Louis and Frances (Odlum) Burnham Sr. of Boothbay Harbor.
Posted: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 4:45pm
Harold Franklin Hutchinson, Jr., 82, of Waldoboro passed away on March 14, 2017 at the St. Andrews Gregory Wing. Harold was born on April 3, 1934 in Brockton, Massachusetts, the only child of Harold F. Hutchinson, Sr. and Marion (Houle) Hutchinson. His parents moved to a large riverfront tract of land near Exeter, NH when he was nine years old where he became very independent and learned to entertain himself in the great outdoors.
Posted: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:30pm
Elaine Joan Fairweather, 62, died peacefully on March 12, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
Posted: Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:15am
Anne Robinson Cederlund, 82, wife of Howard A. Cederlund of Wiscasset, Maine, and Tucson, Arizona, died quietly on March 11, 2017 at their home in Tucson.
Posted: Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:45pm
Robert T. Loney, 84, of Round Pond, died March 5, 2017, surrounded by his wife, two daughters, and granddaughter.
Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:45pm
Cynthia Dianne Brown, 76, of Edgecomb died at Eastern Maine Medical Center March 6, 2017 after a long illness.
She was predeceased by son, Kenneth Allen Brown of Edgecomb, her mother, Marjorie MacDonald and stepfather, Kenneth MacDonald.
Cynthia was a licensed beautician and after the children left, worked for many years for the Miles Memorial Hospital group. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, cloth art, traveling and Bingo.
Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:15am
Elizabeth Winkfield Bolster died March 10, 2017 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.
Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:45am
Palmer Hinds Jr., 91, of Rockland, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by his family on Feb. 28, 2017.
Posted: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 1:15pm
John Wilfred Dunn, 78, of Port Orange, Florida died Feb. 14, 2017 at the Port Orange Nursing Home after a long illness.
Posted: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:45am
Frances Matko Bartlett died on Feb. 15, 2017, in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She was 78 years young, a devoted wife and loving mother.
Posted: Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:15pm
John Davenport Walton of Boothbay Harbor died March 5, 2017.
He was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on Aug. 16, 1921 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1943. He then served in the United States Navy from Feb.1942 until Dec.1945 sailing on submarine chasers in Puget Sound and guarding the Panama Canal.
Posted: Tue, 03/07/2017 - 8:30am
Debra Ann (Morris) Lewis died peacefully on March 4, 2017 in Brunswick with her children by her side.
Mrs. Lewis was born Sept. 30, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina to Violet (Hartbarder) Morris and the late George Morris. Debra graduated from Frankfort American High School, Frankfort, Germany in 1969.
Debra had many different jobs and was always a hard worker. Her main passion in life were her grandchildren.
Posted: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:30am
Murrill M. Szucs Jr. MD, 78, of Westport Island, died March 3, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Mike was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 26, 1938, a son of Murrill M. and Mary Louise (Davis) Szucs Sr. MD.
Posted: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:30am
Katharine G. Sillin, known to all as Kit, 71, of Lexington, Massachusetts died March 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the daughter of the late John P. “Bud” and the late Sue (Sugatt) Shevenell.
Posted: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 9:30am
Sylvia D. Schroeder died peacefully and with grace and dignity on Feb. 28, 2017, with family and friends at her side.
Posted: Sun, 03/05/2017 - 8:45am
A service celebrating the life of Danny Beal will be held Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. All are welcome.
There will be time during the service for Danny’s friends (and fans) to share their remembrances - both humorous and poignant - and that would be just about everyone, right?
Posted: Thu, 03/02/2017 - 2:45pm
Leta M. (Brewer) McGee, 75, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, died Feb. 10, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family.
Posted: Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:00am
Charles "Vinny" Moon, 56, of Lisbon Falls died Feb. 25, 2017 after a long illness.
He was known around town and by his friends as Vinny, to his family he was lovingly referred to as “Sonny.” He was a genuinely kind soul to all, especially his loved ones.
Posted: Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:15pm
Janet Sprague, 82, of Wiscasset, died Feb. 18 following a brief illness.
She was born in Thomaston on Jan. 19, 1935, the daughter of Roland G. And Illie I. Smith Seekins.
She was a graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast, Maine, a member of the class of 1953. On May 29, 1954, she married Henry E. Sprague in Belfast.
Posted: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:00am
Lloyd E. Butterfuss of Westport Island, Maine, died of complications from cancer at the age 62 on Feb. 20, 2017.
Lloyd was born September 1, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Posted: Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:15am
Alton Perry Swett, 87, died Feb. 13, 2017 at Chase Point Assisted Living Center in Damariscotta following a brief illness.
Posted: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:45pm
Harold E. Merrill, 58, of Woolwich died Feb. 14, 2017 at his residence.
He was born in Bath on Oct. 2, 1958, a son of Lloyd G. and Louise M. (Stilphen) Merrill. He attended Woolwich Central and Bath Junior High School. Harold was a self employed worm digger and also did some carpentry.
Posted: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:15pm
Ruth E. Kierstead, 101, of Wiscasset died peacefully on Feb. 12, 2017 at home with family by her side.
Posted: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:00am
Blaine Lee Plummer, 59, son of Elbridge and Hazel (Adams) Plummer, died Feb. 1, 2017, at his sister's home in Winslow.
He was born in Boothbay Harbor on March 11, 1957. He grew up on Southport Island in the family home known as "Hillcrest" with his parents and siblings, the youngest of four.
Posted: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:15am
In the early morning hours of Feb. 9, 2017, Alden H. Lewis, 86, of Southington, Connecticut died at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the loving husband of Marion A. (Goodale) Lewis with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.
Posted: Fri, 02/10/2017 - 2:15pm
Golden Eugene (Gene) Baise Jr. of Wiscasset, Maine died on Feb. 5, 2017 after being involved in a tragic automobile accident.
He was born June 28, 1958 in Brunswick, Maine to Golden E. Baise Sr. and Hazel L. (Brown) Baise. Gene attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1976 and then entered the United States Navy.
Posted: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:15pm
The world lost a gentle man on Feb. 1, 2017. Commander Howard Philip Gunther, USN retired, was a man above all men. A lifelong Republican, his love for his country never wavered. As a young man he enlisted in the Navy and served his nation proudly for 27 years traveling the world over.
Posted: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:00pm
Margaret (Laddie) Drucker died peacefully at her Sprucewold home in Boothbay Harbor on Feb. 5, 2017.
Laddie was born to James and Corrina Ladner on July 8, 1924 and grew up on the family farm in South Gardiner, Maine. Laddie attended a one-room schoolhouse and South Gardiner High School. After graduation in 1941, she left Maine to attend Antioch College.
Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:15am
Cellen Fowle died peacefully at home on Southport Jan. 24. She was 88.
Despite failing health in recent months, she remained a vital force in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Her home was a place to relax, reconnect and experience again and again the attention and generosity of a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.
Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 1:45pm
Ernest Edward Thibault died peacefully surrounded by his family at Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on the evening of Feb. 3, 2017.
Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 7:45am
Florence Catherine Dinnar, of Boothbay Harbor, died at the age of 93 after a short illness on Jan. 31, 2017.
Posted: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:30pm
Donald W. Lewis, 82, died Jan. 23, 2017.
He was born in Boothbay on March 14, 1934, the son of Wendell and Mabel Barter Lewis. He was a 1953 graduate of Boothbay Harbor High School.
Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:30pm
"Theres no place I’d rather be than back in Maine" lyrics from "Back in Maine" by Danny Beal.
Danny Beal (Daniel Wayne Beal), also known as The Music Man, died unexpectedly in Kansas City, Missouri, on Jan. 25, 2017.
He was born to Barbara Beal Edmonds on July 14, 1954. He graduated from Jonesport-Beals High School in 1972 and attended the University of Maine at Machias and Bowdoin College.
Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:00am
Jon South of Boothbay died Jan. 27, 2017.
He was born June 13, 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvania to John W. and Ruth (Plumstead) South. He graduated from The Haverford School in 1953, then earned a four-year scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania where he received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.
Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:00pm
Maren Olsen Howarth died peacefully in Dublin, Ireland Jan. 10, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.
Beloved wife of David and much loved mother to Christian, Annelise and Emilia, she is also survived by her mother Dr. Paula Hallett.
Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:30pm
Olga F. (DiIanni) Carito of Watertown, Massachusetts and Boothbay Harbor, died Jan. 27, 2017 at age 88.
Olga was the former owner and operator of the 1879 Seafarer Inn on Union Street from 1989 to 2005.
She was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the Italian community of the North End. She entered elementary school only speaking Italian, but went on to graduate from Girls’ High School and Emmanuel College. At age 52, she received an MA in mathematics from Boston College.
Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:00am
Rodney Alan Lowery, 66, of Boothbay died suddenly, peacefully and far too soon on Jan. 26, 2017, on Squirrel Island, with his caring friends attending him, and having just smiled at them in his friendly and genuine way.
Posted: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 2:00pm
Jan Christiaan Havinga
Born: Nijmegen, The Netherlands, July 20, 1920
Died: Brunswick, Maine January 10, 2017
Anne Havinga and Tom Posever
Posted: Thu, 01/26/2017 - 2:45pm
John Ludlow Ogden died peacefully with family and friends in attendance on Jan. 7, 2017, at his home in East Boothbay.
John was a gifted artist, a humanist, and a true renaissance man. He was known for his brilliant intellect, charity, and tireless work ethic. John, a deeply caring and sensitive person, was famous for showing his affection through long hours in the kitchen cooking comfort food for his friends and loved ones.
Posted: Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:45am
Nancy R. Holmes, 81, died at her home in South Portland on Jan. 21, 2017.
Nancy was born in Southport, Maine, daughter of Kenneth E. and Rita (Gaudette) Holmes. She attended local schools and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1952.
Posted: Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:00am
Martin James Koughan, 75, of Gardiner Road, Wiscasset died Jan. 18, 2017 at his residence.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 10, 1942, a son of Martin Joseph and Del (Antonucci) Koughan.
Posted: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:45am
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
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
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
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
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
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
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