Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Frederick S. Orne

    Frederick Sidney Orne, 59, died unexpectedly at his home in Savannah, Georgia, on Aug. 26, 2015.

    Posted: Fri, 09/04/2015 - 2:45pm
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    Dorothy A. Babcock

    Dorothy A. Babcock, 86, died Sept. 1, 2015, at her home in Boothbay with her family by her side.

    She was born Sept. 24, 1928, in West Acton, Massachusetts, to Havelock and Florence Locke Schnair. Dottie grew up in West Acton, and graduated from West Acton High School in the class of 1946.

    Posted: Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:00am
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    Beth L. Harsh

    Beth Leeman Harsh, 71, of East Earl, Pennsylvania, died Aug. 27, 2015, surrounded by her family, after a long illness.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor to Barbara Wylie Leeman and Hollis Leeman.

    Beth grew up in Boothbay and graduated from Boothbay Region High School. Following graduation, she moved to Pennsylvania. She worked most of her life in clothing factories.

    She lived for her children and was a wonderful mother, sister and friend.

    Posted: Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:15pm
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    Frederick S. Orne, service notice

    Frederick S. “Fred” Orne, 59, of Savannah, Georgia, formerly of Portland and Boothbay Harbor, died suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in Savannah.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. St. Joseph's Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland.

    A full obituary will appear online this week and in next week's issue.

    Posted: Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:15pm
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    Elizabeth H. McDougall

    Elizabeth Hodgdon McDougall died peacefully at the Gregory Wing on Aug. 31, 2015, with her loving family by her side.

    Elizabeth was born at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor on Jan. 29, 1922, to Harrison Hodgdon and May (Pierce) Hodgdon.

    Elizabeth graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1940. She moved to Pensacola, Florida, after high school to be with the love of her life, Elliot McDougall. They were married on Feb. 14, 1942, in Pensacola.

    Posted: Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:45pm
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    Dana F. Davis

    Dana F. Davis, 86, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully Aug. 31, 2015, with his loving family by his side.

    He was born to Joseph and Myrtle (Simmons) Thibodeau on Jan. 20, 1929, in Friendship. He was adopted and raised by Daniel H. and Edna B. (Simmons) Davis.

    Posted: Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:00am
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    Eleanor V. Maxfield

    Eleanor Virginia “Ginny” Maxfield, of Portland, died Aug. 24, 2015, while surrounded by her family.

    Posted: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 8:45am
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    Ellen D. Birlem

    Ellen Davis Birlem, 73, died Aug. 22, 2015, surrounded by her family who sent her off full of love, adoration and eternal devotion.

    Born on the Davis Dairy Farm in Veazie, Ellen was the daughter of Thomas and Katharine Davis and the fourth of five children.

    Posted: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:15am
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    Gerald H. Rolfe

    Gerald Howes “Gerry” Rolfe, 84, died at his home in Pownal on Aug. 24, 2015, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. He was still known as “Daddy” to many in his family.

    He was born Nov. 29, 1930, in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of the late Dorothy (FitzGerald) Rolfe and Arthur Willard Rolfe. As a boy and young man, he spent many summers on Capitol and Southport islands.

    Posted: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:15pm
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    Florence E. Barter

    Florence E. Barter, 92, died Aug. 21, 2015, at Winship Green in Bath.

    She was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Boothbay to Willie Emerson and Bessie Campbell Emerson. Florence grew up on Barters Island and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School.

    She began working cleaning homes. She worked for Carbone’s for over 20 years. She also worked as a seamstress on the side and later after she retired.

    Posted: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:00pm
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    Chester R. Brewer

    Chester R. Brewer, 35, died at his home in Boothbay on Aug. 21, 2015.

    Chester was born May 11, 1980, to Wallace Brewer Jr. and Linda Sprague Brewer. He grew up in Boothbay and graduated from Boothbay Region High School.

    Posted: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:00am
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    John C. VanOrsdell

    John C. VanOrsdell died peacefully on Aug. 18, 2015, at Boothbay Harbor’s Gregory Wing.

    He was born in Manhattan on Aug. 23, 1933 New York to Edward C. VanOrsdell and Mary Archambeault VanOrsdell.

    Posted: Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:45pm
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    Joanne M. Wilde

    Joanne M. Wilde, 83, of East Boothbay died in her home on Ocean Point Road on Aug. 19, 2015, surrounded by family and friends following a long battle with cancer.

    Posted: Mon, 08/24/2015 - 8:30am
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    Josephine Spring

    Josephine (Field) Spring, 91, of Simmons Road, Boothbay Harbor, died Aug. 17, 2015, of an illness.

    She was born on Oct. 22, 1923, to Mary Ellen (Tynan) Field and Joseph Fredrick Field in New York City.

    She grew up in Manhattan, and also lived in San Francisco and Greenwich, Connecticut, before returning to New York.

    Posted: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:00pm
  • Celebration of life for Constance and Robert Thornton

    A celebration of life for Constance and Robert Thornton, formerly of 180 Western Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, at Oceanview Cemetery in Boothbay. Pastor Ami Sawtelle will be officiating. Anyone wishing to remember Connie and Robert are welcome to attend.

    Posted: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:45pm
  • Graveside service for Harold M. Dow

    A graveside service for Harold M. Dow, who died on Nov. 14, 2014, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset with military honors.

    Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 1:15pm
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    Jane Blakemore

    Jane Stevenson Blakemore died peacefully on Aug. 12, 2015.

    She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to John and Jean (Hawkey) Blakemore on April 8, 1937. She attended high school at Gould Academy in Bethel and finished her high school career at the Boothbay Harbor High School.

    Posted: Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:15am
  • Remembrance gatherings honor lost loved ones

    Each year, Lincoln County Healthcare’s Miles & St. Andrews Home Health & Hospice program provides end-of-life services to over 200 local hospice patients and their families.  

    Hospice care, which is most often provided in the patient’s home, covers a full scope of services such as pain and symptom management, spiritual care and emotional support, enabling our friends and neighbors to live their last days to the fullest, with purpose, dignity and grace.  

    Posted: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 10:30am
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    Lance M. Tlumac Sr.

    Lance Michael Tlumac Sr., 57, of Wiscasset, died peacefully in the presence of his wife and two sons on Aug. 9.

    Posted: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 9:45am
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    Carolyn L. Dolbear

    Carolyn Lane Swett Russell Dolbear, 81, of Round Pond died Aug. 14, 2015.

    Born at Knickerbocker Hospital, New York City, on Nov. 22, 1933, Carolyn's birthday was always easy to remember: 11/22/33. Her loving adoptive parents, Ubert Harold Swett and Sadie H. Hyman, spent summers with Carolyn in Bar Mills at the family house before moving to Round Pond in 1940 from Englewood and Maywood, New Jersey.

    Posted: Mon, 08/17/2015 - 9:15am
  • Musical celebration of life for Dominic Garvey

    There will be a musical celebration of life for Dominic Garvey at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 at The Carousel Music Theater at 196 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor. A reception will follow.

    Posted: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:45am
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    Frederick J. Hughes

    Frederick J. Hughes died Aug. 14, 2015. He was born in Ireland to Helen and James Hughes on Feb. 19, 1942.

    Fred was a world traveler and met his wife Margaret (Hilda-Meghan) on a ship in Australia. They married and had two children, Donna Hughes and Timothy Hughes.

    Posted: Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:30am
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    Laurence Sisson

    Laurence P. (Lonny) Sisson, 87, died at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Aug. 7, 2015.

    He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 27, 1928. He was an artist who pursued a professional career spanning 72 years, renowned from Boston to Maine. 

    His landscapes and seascapes were inspired by the scenic coastline of Boothbay Harbor, where Sisson grew up.

    Posted: Sun, 08/09/2015 - 6:45pm
  • Memorial Service for Natalie Freeman

    There will be a Memorial Celebration for Natalie (Nancy) Freeman, who died April 15, 2015, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm, Damariscotta.

    Please wear something colorful!

    Posted: Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:15am
  • Walbridge gathering

    The Walbridge family will host a gathering at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in memory of Jean and Ken Walbridge from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15.

    Posted: Wed, 08/05/2015 - 8:45am
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    Claire F. Morrell

    Claire Fuller Morrell, 82, of Wiscasset died July 25, 2015 in Brunswick.

    She was born in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire, and raised in Colebrook, New Hampshire. She was the daughter of Maxine Elliott Fuller Otis and Clark Fuller. She graduated from Colebrook Academy and received her RN degree from Simmons College and Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, Massachusetts.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Posted: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 8:45am
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    Carl G. Urquhart Sr.

    Carl G. Urquhart Sr., 72, of Wiscasset died July 28, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born in Jonesport on August 11, 1942, a son of Millard and Nellie (Alley) Urquhart Sr.

    Posted: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 8:30am
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    Carolyn L. Sessler

    Carolyn L. Sessler, 88, formerly of Amherst, New Hampshire, and Boothbay Harbor, died July 22, 2015 at the Hyder Family Hospice House, Dover, New Hampshire.

    She was born November 23, 1926 in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of Frederick and Julia (Arens) Weich.

    Posted: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:15pm
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    Kathy N. Fish

    Kathy Nancy Fish died at Maine Medical Center on July 21, 2015, from complications due to a tragic accident on Sunday, July 19.

    Kathy was born on March 14, 1960, to Robert and Jean (Curtis) Fish in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Posted: Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:30pm
  • Committal service for Christine Clifford

    A committal service for Christine H. Winchenbach Clifford, who died Nov. 8, 2014 in Gainsville, Florida, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Brookland Cemetery in Waldoboro. Pastor Tom Rawley will officiate. Hall's of Waldoboro  has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle, or to share a story or picture, please visit Christine's Book of Memories at
    Posted: Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:00am
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    Philippa J. Morton

    Philippa Jefferys Morton of Portland and Squirrel Island died peacefully at home on July 17, 2015, in the company of her family.

    Posted: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:00am
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    Carl E. Dennis

    Carl Edward Dennis, formerly of Syracuse, New York, died July 9, 2015, at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1933, Carl's family moved to Syracuse when he was a year old and he stayed there until he retired to his beloved Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:15am
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    Norma L. Spinney

    Norma Lee Spinney, a resident of Georgetown Island since 1975, died of bone cancer on July 14, 2015, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

    Posted: Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:45am
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    Roger R. Roy

    Roger R. Roy, 51, of Bowdoin, died on July 14, 2015, at Bodwell House, Brunswick.

    He was born Aug. 24, 1963 to Robert and Frances Roy.

    Roger enjoyed hunting and being with his family.

    Posted: Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:15am
  • Celebration of life for Shari Lyn Massengill

    A Celebration of Life ceremony for Shari Lyn Massengill, daughter of Robert and Martha Chellis, who died November 27, 2014, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Gorham. Deacon Frank Chambers will be officiating. A light lunch reception will follow in the parish hall.

    Posted: Sat, 07/18/2015 - 2:15pm
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    Sandra Dickinson

    Sandra Carol “Sandy” Dickinson died peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 15, 2015.

    She was born November 20, 1946, to John Stamplin and Sylvia (Gesner) Stamplin in Middletown, Connecticut.

    Posted: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:45pm
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    Steven W. Ell

    Steven W. Ell, 63, of Westport Island, died July 12, 2015, at Umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    He was born in Malden, Massachusetts, on Feb. 27, 1952, a son of John G. and Myrtle C. (Steele) Ell.

    Posted: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:30pm
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    Danilo Konvalinka

    Danilo Konvalinka, formerly of 16-18 High Street, Wiscasset, died peacefully at Coves Edge Long Term Care in Damariscotta on June 18, 2015. He was 84 years old.

    Posted: Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:00pm
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    Edward P. Morissette

    Edward Paul Morissette, 83, of El Dorado Hills, California, died June 29, 2015, at Mercy Folsom Hospital after an extended bout with Alzheimer’s disease. Although he was slowed down over the last 10 years, Paul never lost his positive attitude and kind nature.

    Posted: Mon, 07/13/2015 - 1:00pm
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    Dominic Garvey

    Dominic Garvey, 79, died July 10, 2015, in Boothbay Harbor, surrounded by friends.

    Dominic was born July 6, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Drexel Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia. He attended elementary school at the Sacred Heart of Manoa where he was introduced to the great Spanish teacher Honora Furtado.

    Posted: Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:45am
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    Edward N. Sibilly

    Edward Norman "Eddie" Sibilly, 71, of Hanover, Maryland, died June 7, 2015.

    He was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on Nov. 5, 1943. He was the oldest of six sons to the late Edward Joseph and Bernice (Ferrari) Sibilly. He was a lifelong resident of St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands until he relocated to Maryland in 2000 with his wife Adria (Lee) Sibilly.

    Posted: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:00am
  • Memorial gathering for Jean C. Wallace

    A memorial gathering for Jean C. Wallace of Westport Island, who died unexpectedly June 22, 2015, in Damariscotta, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at the Westport Island Town Hall, 1181 Main Road on Westport Island.

    Posted: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 7:45am
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    Aaron S. Chancellor

    Aaron S. Chancellor, 52, of Wiscasset died unexpectedly on July 3, 2015.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Aug. 26, 1962, a son of Norman and Shirley (Cain) Chancellor.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:45pm
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    Gary A. Tilton

    Gary Alan Tilton, 50, of Boothbay Harbor, died June 29, 2015.

    He was born Dec. 26, 1964 in Boothbay Harbor to C. Alan and Janet (Barter) Tilton.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:30pm
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    Fred Murray

    Fred Murray, 81, of Edgecomb died July 2, 2015 at the Gregory Wing at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor with his loved ones by his side.

    Born on May 19, 1934 in Bath, he was the son of Kenneth and Alfrieda (Gowan) Murray.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:30am
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    Debra Spence

    Debra (McGarry) Spence of Bath died Dec. 29, 2014, after suffering a long illness with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 8:30am
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    Helen Fehlau

    Helen Andrews Fehlau died July 2, 2015.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 8:00am
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    Betty A. Maynard

    Betty Ann Perryman Maynard, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully in Concord, N.H. on June 16, 2015. She was surrounded by her family.

    Betty Ann was born in Albany, N.Y. on September 28, 1924. Her parents were George Albany Perryman and Betty Holland Perryman.

    Posted: Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:45am
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    Gary A. Tilton

    Gary A. Tilton, 50, of Boothbay Harbor, died at his home June 29, 2015. Services will be announced at a later date.

    Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Gary, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at

    Posted: Tue, 06/30/2015 - 3:45pm
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    Mona D. Lapane

    Mona D. Lapane, who was born February 11, 1940, died June 28, 2015 at Coves Edge, four and a half months after being diagnosed with cancer. She was courageous and unafraid throughout the ordeal.

    Posted: Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:00am