Obituaries

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  • Obituary

    Dorothy B. Watts

    Dorothy Brewer Delafield Watts died Aug. 20, 2017.

    She was born July 28, 1922 in Linekin, daughter of Fred and Mabel Brewer.

    She graduated from William Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut and the Golden School of Beauty Culture in Portland, Maine.

    She married James Delafield of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, who died in World War II. She later married Ralph Watts of Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Ruth Van Voast

    Ruth Van Voast died peacefully on August 16, 2017. 
     
    Ruth lived on McKown Point Road in West Boothbay Harbor from 1961 to 1993.  Ruth was devoted to her family.  She had a successful home business making yacht interiors.  She enjoyed sailing with her husband from their home on Townsend Gut in their 40' Hinckley and later their 30' Etchells 22. 
     
    Posted: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:45am
  • Obituary

    Mary E. Cahill

    Mary Elizabeth Cahill, 90, of Jackson, New Hampshire passed away peacefully at her summer home in East Boothbay, Maine on August 17, 2017.  She was the wife of James D. Cahill Jr., who died in 2000.  Mary was the daughter of William Boland and Mary Elizabeth Linnehan. 

    Posted: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:30am
  • Martin R. Donohoe

    Martin Ronan Donohoe passed away at home in Portland, Maine on Aug. 3, 2017.
     
    He was born in Ireland, raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and spent over 20 summers in Cosy Harbor, West Southport, Maine.
     
    Posted: Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:45pm
  • Richard E. Williams

    Richard E. Williams, 81, died peacefully at his residence in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, on the morning of Aug. 12, 2017.

    Richard attended local schools, and was a truck driver for 50 years, “Same company – different names.” He was employed by Lewis Oil Company for 38 years, and later, Reny Construction for 20 years, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed going to Florida in the winter, and loved to travel. He especially enjoyed going anywhere for a “ride”, and had a passion for “Up North.”

    Posted: Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:45pm
  • Obituary

    Robert A. Lord

    Robert Anthony Lord, 77, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and East Boothbay, died Aug. 1, 2017, from complications of multiple myeloma.

    Posted: Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:45am
  • Celebration of Life for Anita M. Howe

    A celebration of the life of Anita M. Howe will take place on Saturday Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at her home 54 Landing Road, Southport. Please note the time has changed from 3 p.m. to 2 p.m.

    Posted: Mon, 08/07/2017 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Emmalin C. Welch

    Emmalin Christiansen Welch of Newcastle, Maine, died at midnight on Aug. 2, 2017. She was 95 years old.

    Posted: Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Kyle P. Closson

    Kyle P. Closson, 49, died Aug. 5, 2017.

    He was predeceased by his father, Jerry Closson.

    He is survived by his mother, Donna Closson, of Boothbay Harbor; his brothers, Wayne and his wife Mary, and Todd Closson; sister, Amy Shaw and her husband Robert. He will also be missed by his nephews and nieces, Lewis and Michael Closson, Megan Gill and JoAnna and Robert Shaw.

    There will be no services per Kyle’s request.

    Posted: Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Michael W. Hasenfus

    Michael W. Hasenfus, 53, of South Paris, Maine, died July 22, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston surrounded by his family.

    Posted: Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Memorial service for Barbara Chace

    A memorial service for Barbara Chace, who died July 8, will be held at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor at noon on Aug. 22. All friends are welcome.

    Posted: Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Michael M. Stacy

    Mr. Michael McKown Stacy passed away on July 29, 2017 at his home after an extended fight against Parkinson’s disease.

    He was born in Woolwich, Maine to parents Reginald and Gertrude (Gilmore) Stacy on June 13, 1944.

    Posted: Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Clifton N. Rice

    Clifton N. Rice, 82, born in East Boothbay and most recently from Westport Island, died July 3, 2017. Cliff was a professional engine mechanic and a skilled woodworker.

    Cliff’s parents were Carl and Helen (Woodward) Rice. He was the fifth of 10 children.

    Posted: Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Robert A. Shepard

    Robert Andrews Shepard, son of medical missionaries Lorrin Andrews Shepard and Virginia Moffat, was born in Gaziantep, Turkey in 1923. He died peacefully on July 26 in Boothbay Harbor.

    Robert attended school in Boothbay Harbor and Deerfield Academy. He earned a B.S. and a PhD in chemistry at Yale University. During World War II he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Oakridge, Tennessee.

    Posted: Thu, 07/27/2017 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Michael J. Poulin

    Michael J. Poulin, 61, died unexpectedly on July 21, 2017.

    He was born Sept. 27, 1955, in Augusta, the son of F. Donald and Margaret (O'Connell) Poulin.

    Posted: Wed, 07/26/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Carolyn N. Cooper

    Carolyn Nancy Cooper, 83, of Boothbay, died July 22, 2017 at Crawford Commons in Union.

    She was born Oct. 14, 1933 in Boston to Philip and Nancy Lewis. Carolyn graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in the class of 1952, and from Westbrook Junior College in 1954.

    Posted: Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:45am
  • Celebration of life for Winifred Sherman

    There will be a celebration to remember the life of Winifred Mary Sherman on Sunday, Aug. 6, 1 to 4 p.m., at 73 Meadow Cove Road, East Boothbay. Winifred passed away on Oct. 4, 2016. All relatives and friends are welcome. Lunch will be served.

    Posted: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Phyllis J. Derigon

    Phyllis J. Derigon of Northfield, Massachusetts died peacefully at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on July 20, 2017 at the age of 92.She came to Maine in June of 2016 to be closer to her favorite cousin, Jeffrey H. Miller of East Boothbay.

    Posted: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Dolores E. Lechleitner

    Dolores Edith Lechleitner, 87, of Millbrook, New York and formerly of Yorktown Heights, New York, died June 27, 2017 at her h

    Posted: Fri, 07/21/2017 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Dr. Edgar T. Gibson

    Born March 3, 1915 to Albert E and Mabel (Cave) Gibson, he married the late Helen Tomlinson in 1943.

    Posted: Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Terry O. Arney

    Terry Owen Arney, 79, formerly of Sullivan, died at home in Boothbay Harbor on July 11, 2017 due to complications of Parkinson's disease.

    Posted: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Joseph E. Hoskeer

    The family of Joseph E. Hoskeer announce his death at age 88 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Hoskeer was the son of Victor and Marguerite Hoskeer and was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, and served with the U. S. Army in Germany.

    Posted: Fri, 07/14/2017 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Lorene M. McGlauflin

    Lorene Margaret McGlauflin, 87, of Standish died on July 9, 2017.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor on August 7, 1929, the only child of Lester and Vernita (Winslow) Pinkham.

    Posted: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Corey T. Jacques

    Corey T. Jacques, 43, of Lowell Town Road, Wiscasset died July 9, 2017.

    He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on March 30, 1974, a son of Donald F. and Nancy J. (Adams) Jacques.

    Posted: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Barbara S. Chace

    Barbara S. Chace, 91, formerly of Lancaster, New Hampshire and Boothbay Harbor, died July 8, 2017 at the Coos County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire.

    She was born September 10, 1925 in Lewiston, Maine the daughter of Walter C. and Alice Mae (Ablett) Scott Sr.

    In her earlier years, Barbara lived in Lewiston and had attended schools there and business college. She later went on to graduate from the Boston Conservatory of Music.

    Posted: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:00am
  • Committal service for Dawn L. Cousins

    A committal service for Dawn L. (Avery) Cousins, who died on May 25, 2017, will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Cemetery, Days Ferry, Woolwich. Immediately following, we will gather at Wanda’s house at 221 Chopps Cross Road, Woolwich. Please bring a story to tell!

    Posted: Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Fred Rotondaro

    Fred Rotondaro, a summer resident of Southport, Maine, died on June 26, 2017 at his home in Shady Side, Maryland due to a brain tumor.

    Born in Pittston, Pennsylvania on June 26, 1939 to the late Rose and Angelo Rotondaro, Fred was the beloved husband of Kathleen Mullan Rotondaro; devoted father of Vinnie (Audrey Neff) Rotondaro and Cara (Justin) McDonough; proud “nonno” of Nora, Gabriel and Adriana McDonough; loving brother of Mary Thomas and fond uncle to many nieces and nephews.

    Posted: Mon, 07/10/2017 - 8:00am
  • Memorial service for Fran Bartlett

    A memorial service for Fran Bartlett, who died Feb. 16, 2017, will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Boothbay Harbor on Monday, July 24 at 11 a.m.

    Posted: Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Meredith Knowlton

    Meredith “Merry” Knowlton, 82. died June 24 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Family and friends were by her side during the past year offering support during her illness, and were bedside with her as she peacefully took her last breath.

    Posted: Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Gail B. Allen

    Gail (Brackett) Allen, 75, of Conover, North Carolina, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died June 23, 2017.

    She was born April 10, 1942 and graduated from Boothbay Region High School and the University of Maine where she earned a master's degree. She taught school in Bath for 30 years.

    She is survived by her husband, Clifford Allen, of Conover, North Carolina and stepson, Christopher P. Allen, of St. Petersburg, Florida.

    Posted: Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:30pm
  • Memorial service for Dennis Reed

    A memorial service for Dennis I. Reed of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, will be held Saturday, July 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, Industrial Park Road, Boothbay. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    Posted: Wed, 07/05/2017 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Edward Shea

    Edward Shea, 67, of Wiscasset, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, St. Petersburg, Florida, Milford and West Haven, Connecticut, died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Brunswick.

    Posted: Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Jerry A. Topinka Jr.

    Jerry Anton Topinka Jr., 73, of Boothbay Harbor died June 30, 2017 very shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

    Posted: Mon, 07/03/2017 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Gary D. Driver Sr.

    Gary Dean Driver Sr. of Boothbay died peacefully on June 24, 2017.

    He was born on July 7, 1935 in Long Beach, California. He grew up in the Belmont Shores area of Long Beach where he attended Woodrow Wilson High School, and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1957.

    Posted: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Anita M. Howe

    Anita Helen Mudd Howe, died peacefully at her beloved Southport Island home on June 12, 2017.

    She was born September 13, 1925, in Berwyn, Illinois to Joseph Augustine Mudd Jr., and Helen Neyer Mudd. She was proud to have achieved 91 years and 9 months of age.

    Posted: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:15pm
  • Death notice

    Mary J. Giles

    Mary Jane Giles, 79, died at her residence in Boothbay on June 21, 2017.

    Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.

    Posted: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Colleen M. Rego

    Colleen M. (McInnis) Rego, 88, a lifelong resident of Barters Island, died June 25, 2017 in the Miles Hospital in Damariscotta surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Rego in 2012.

    Posted: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Frederick W. Helming Jr.

    Frederick William Helming Jr., 93, of Gorham and Southport, Maine, died on June 12 at his home on Southport Island.

    Fred was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on December 28, 1923, the older son of Frederick William and Augusta (Theer) Helming. He graduated from Crosby High School in 1941 and from the University of Connecticut in 1944.  Fred served in the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II. 

    Posted: Sun, 06/18/2017 - 8:15am
  • Death notice

    Anita M. Howe

    Anita M Howe, 92, died peacefully June 12, 2017 at her home on Landing Road, Southport.

    A celebration of her life will take place at a future date. A complete obituary will be forthcoming.

    Posted: Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Gail M. Hodgdon

    Gail M. (Barter) Hodgdon, 65, of Boothbay, died June 10, 2017 in the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Neil K. Hodgdon with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.

    She was born on July 1, 1951 and was the daughter of the late Grover and Nancy (Little) Barter.

    Posted: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Mary O. Luke

    Mary Owen “Molly” Luke, 100, of Topsham, formerly of Bath, died June 10, 2017 at Clover Manor in Auburn.

    She was born in New York City on Jan. 11, 1917, a daughter of William Selkirk and Eleanor Doty (Smith) Owen.

    Posted: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Lillian M. Parker

    A celebration of life for Lillian M. Parker, who passed away on Nov. 4, 2016, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC, 28 High Street, Wiscasset. Please feel free to dress in bright festive colors that Lillian loved. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Lois A. Lowans

    Lois A. (McLellan) Lowans, 89, of Augusta, Maine and Estero, Florida, died June 11, 2017 at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation, Graybirch Drive in Augusta.

    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Martha E. St. Laurent

    Martha Eleanor St. Laurent, née Oldenbrook, 74, of Carmel, California died surrounded by her children on May 26, 2017.

    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Michael Stevens

    Michael Stevens, 73, of St. Augustine, Florida died on May 31, 2017.

    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:15am
  • Memorial service for Katharine G. Sillin

    A memorial service for Katharine G. "Kit" Sillin, 71, of Lexington, Massachusetts, who died March 2, 2017, will be held at the Ocean Point Chapel on Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at The Gallery on Route 96 in Boothbay Harbor. Kit was the daughter of the late John P. "Bud" and the late Sue (Sugatt) Shevenell.

    Posted: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    David A. Lord

    David A. Lord, 60, of Port Richey, Florida died June 2, 2017 surrounded by close friends and family.

    He was born on November 13, 1956 at Loring AFB, Limestone Maine, the son of Richard S. Lord Sr. and Pauline Allen. David graduated from Rockland High School in 1976.

    He worked in the construction field and was working towards his journeyman's license as an electrician.

    Posted: Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Bill Kautzmann

    A Celebration of Life for Bill Kautzmann will be held Sunday, June 25 at 5 p.m. at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Lee C. Gosselin Sr.

    Lee Casey "Goose" Gosselin Sr., 64, of Manchester, died peacefully on May 5, 2017 surrounded by his family.

    Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Memorial service for James Beliasov

    A celebration of life memorial service will be held for James Beliasov at Boothbay Baptist Church on Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

    Pastor Jim was the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Manchester, Connecticut for 29 years before retiring to Boothbay Harbor in 2003 and then serving as interim pastor in many churches throughout Maine. His obituary appeared in an earlier issue.

    Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:00pm

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