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    Douglas E. Peaslee Sr.

    Douglas E. Peaslee Sr., 86, of Jefferson died September 23, 2016 in Jefferson.

    Posted: Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:15am
  • Graveside services for Frances A. Murray

    Graveside services for Frances A. Murray of Boothbay Harbor, who died Aug. 23, 2016, will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine.

    Posted: Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:45pm
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    Carol P. Hussa

    Carol Painter Hussa, 93, of Queensbury, New York, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully Sept. 20, 2016, after a long illness.

    Carol was born September 4, 1923, in Haverford, Pennsylvania, daughter of Caroline Lee Painter and Herbert J. Painter.

    Posted: Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:15pm
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    Muriel A. Yereance

    Muriel “Mickey’’ Alice Yereance, 91, of Newcastle, formerly  of Boothbay Harbor and Southport, died  peacefully Sept. 19,  2016 at Miles Memorial Hospital In Damariscotta, surrounded  by her family.

    She was born at home Aug. 10, 1925 in Woodridge, New Jersey, the daughter of James and Elsie Young. 

    Posted: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:15pm
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    Robert N. Frazer

    Robert Noble “Bob” Frazer, 95, died peacefully at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough on Sept. 16, 2016.

    Posted: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:45am
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    Carol E. Nadeau

    Carol E. (Barker) Nadeau, 76, died Sept. 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

    She was born March 22, 1940 in Bucksport, Maine to the late Richard and Julia (Gerrish) Barker.

    She was a longtime resident of Wiscasset and graduated from Wiscasset High School.

    She was a homemaker and resident of Irving, Texas for 33 years.

    Posted: Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:45pm
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    Ernestine M. Moison

    Ernestine “Tina” M. Moison, 98, of Bath, formerly of Woolwich, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at the Bodwell House in Brunswick with her family by her side.

    Tina was born in Bath on October 10, 1917, a daughter of Clarence A. and Mary O. (Kaler) Pendleton.

    Posted: Mon, 09/19/2016 - 12:30pm
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    Ethel C. Stover

    Ethel Cecile Stover, 83, of Sand Hill Road, Wiscasset died Sept. 10, 2016. The daughter of Paul J. McCarthy and Helen Pappas Hume, she was born in Hartford, Connectitut moving to Maine in her teenage years.

    Ethel worked for the late Dr. John Andrews as office manager for 30 years in Boothbay Harbor, and previously had been postmaster of Wiscasset and of Edgecomb.

    Posted: Mon, 09/19/2016 - 8:00am
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    Ingeborg K. Soule

    Ingeborg Katharina Soule (nee Albrecht) died Sept. 15, 2016.

    She was born in Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, Germany on Oct. 27, 1927 to Heinrich and Paula Albrecht. She grew up amid the turmoil of World War II. She is known for her speeches to local schools and civic groups of life during that period.

    Posted: Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:30pm
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    Howard Singer

    Howard Singer, 90, of Houston, Texas and a longtime summer resident of Spruce Point, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died Sept. 10, 2016.

    He was born May 15, 1926 in Larchmont, New York.

    A Navy man during World War II, he was pre-flight at North Carolina University until the war ended, and he completed his college years at Duke and Yale, where he played football and earned his degree in engineering before settling in Houston.

    Posted: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:45am
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    William S. Stiles

    William Sumner Stiles

    William Sumner Stiles, 92, died peacefully at The Kaplan Family Hospice House, in Danvers, Massachusetts in the early morning hours of Sept.12.

    Posted: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 8:15am
  • Robert E. Byrnes

    Robert E. Byrnes

    Robert E. Byrnes, 86, of Southport, died peacefully at St. Andrews Village on Sept. 10, 2016 with his loving family beside him. He was born in Bronx, N.Y. on Aug. 25, 1930, to the late John and Roberta Byrnes.

    He had a dedicated career working for the F.B.I for over 31 years.

    He was predeceased by his loving wife Mary.

    Posted: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 1:15pm
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    Rosa May Gladu

    Rosa May Gladu “Frosti”, born Dec. 10, 1940 in Yarmouth, Maine, died Sept. 8, 2016 in the home she shared with her husband of 54 years, Joseph Raymond Gladu.

    Frosti dedicated her life to living for the Lord, loving her husband and her very large family.

    Posted: Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:00pm
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    Judith P. Wright

    Judy Perkins Wright died peacefully on August 4, 2016 at the age of 70, near Portland, Oregon, having spent much time recently with family and friends.

    Posted: Tue, 09/06/2016 - 11:00am
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    Barbara Ripley

    Barbara “Lee” “Honey” Ripley, 93, formerly of Wellesley, Massachusetts, died Aug. 31, 2016 at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

    Lee was born Dec. 13, 1922 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Harold and Gladys (Semons) Leland. She graduated from Belmont High School in the class of 1941. She attended Cushing Academy in 1942 and graduated from Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston in 1943.

    Posted: Fri, 09/02/2016 - 9:45am
  • Celebration of life for Vicki Pinkham

    A celebration of life gathering will be held for Vicki Pinkham at the Kennebec Tavern in Bath on Sept. 9 at noon. Please join her family and friends in remembering and celebrating her life.

    Posted: Tue, 08/30/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Graveside service for Brian S. Taylor

    A graveside service for Brian S. Taylor will take place at Roger's Cemetery on Cathance Road, Topsham on Friday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m.

    Posted: Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:00pm
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    Blanche Stransky

    Blanche Stransky, 91, died peacefully at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, Maine on Aug. 27, 2016.

    Blanche was born on Oct. 15, 1924 in Leeds, England to parents Leonard Bader and Lillian (Simpson) Bader.

    Posted: Tue, 08/30/2016 - 9:00am
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    Nancy B. Wolfram

    Nancy Bass Wolfram, who died Aug. 23, 2016, was born to Catherine Forbush Bass and George Henry Bass, 2nd, in Brockton, Massachusetts because the town doctor at home in Wilton, Maine had left for military service. Nancy returned to Wilton days later when able to travel. Her father, himself born in Maine, liked to comment that, although not a Maine native, she had many relatives and friends in the state.

    Posted: Mon, 08/29/2016 - 1:30pm
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    Barbara A. Blanchard

    Barbara Ann Blanchard, 84, died at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine on Aug. 18, 2016.

    Barbara was born July 30, 1932 in Brockton, Massachusetts to Milton and Alice (Willis) Bassett. She grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts and graduated from Randolph High School. She married Ellsworth Blanchard and raised her family.

    Posted: Mon, 08/29/2016 - 1:15pm
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    Frances A. Murray

    Frances A. Murray, 82, of Boothbay Harbor died Aug. 23, 2016 in Damariscotta.

    She was born on Nov. 6, 1933 in Belgrade, the daughter of Clyde A. and Ada (Fowler) Bachelder.

    Posted: Mon, 08/29/2016 - 9:00am
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    Dale J. Stone

    Dale Jeffery Stone died Aug. 22, 2016.

    He was born Feb. 2, 1994 in Brunswick to Jeffery Burnham and Dixie Stone.

    Dale grew up in Boothbay and attended local schools. He was a “jack-of-all-trades” and worked doing various odd jobs, including auto mechanics and carpentry. He enjoyed fishing, four-wheeling and listening to music.

    Posted: Thu, 08/25/2016 - 10:30am
  • Celebration of life for Verna Luke

    The Luke family would like to invite those who knew Verna Luke to celebrate her life on what would have been her 100th birthday, Sunday, Sept. 4, at noon at the boatyard, 15 Lukes Gulch, East Boothbay.

    Posted: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:45pm
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    Eleanor W. Jordan

    Eleanor W. “Ellie” Jordan, 99, died peacefully Aug. 18, 2016 at Evergreen Woods, North Branford, Connecticut, her home for many years.

    She was a former resident of New Haven and Sachems Head, Connecticut. She summered for most of her life on Linekin Bay, and for 85 years in Bayville, Maine, where her extended family settled around her.

    Posted: Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:30pm
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    Candice Prince

    Candice (Howard) Prince, 66, of Boothbay Harbor died suddenly Aug. 21, 2016 at her home.

    Posted: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:30am
  • Celebration of Life for John W. Howard

    A celebration of a life well-lived will take place at the Edgecomb Community Church on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. John W. Howard died Sept. 17, 2015  in Vero Beach, Florida at the age of 90. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice V.L. Howard, and his  children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Posted: Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:15pm
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    Robert C. Albert

    Robert C. Albert, 76, of Woolwich, died Aug. 16, 2016 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine after a long illness.  

    Born on July 1, 1940 in Houlton, Maine, he was the son of Walter C. and Jessie (Johnston) Albert.

    Posted: Mon, 08/22/2016 - 2:00pm
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    Henry A. Hartwell III

    Henry Ameroy "Chip" Hartwell III, 71, died August 19, 2016 after living with love and hope through his battle with cancer. He lived in Closter, New Jersey and Southport Island, Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:00am
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    Edward “Ted” Gibbon

    Edward “Ted” Gibbon

    Edward (Ted) Gibbon, 96, of Ocean Point, Maine and Ocean Township, New Jersey, formerly of Florham Park and Randolph, New Jersey, died at home on Aug. 11, 2016. Born in Rutherglen, Scotland, he had fond memories of his time spent on the Isle of Arran.

    Posted: Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:15pm
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    Elizabeth P. Draper

    Elizabeth “Cheeky” Perkins Draper, 90, a longtime Squirrel Islander, died of heart failure at Mercy Hospital in Portland on Aug. 11, 2016.

    Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:00pm
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    Ryan M. DiPierro

    Ryan Matthew DiPierro, 27, died at his residence in Wiscasset on Aug. 13, 2016.

    He was born in Damariscotta on June 16, 1989, a son of Mark Matthew and Tenlee (Blanchard) DiPierro.

    Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:45am
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    Laurel A. Elderkin-Graham

    Laurel Ann Elderkin-Graham died peacefully at home on Aug. 8, 2016, the same day her dad George “Pat” Elderkin passed 25 years earlier. She was constantly surrounded by her family and friends.

    She was born Oct. 18, 1955 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and attended Southport Central School before going to and graduating from Boothbay Region High School in 1974. She attended and graduated Stevens School of the Bible in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1978.

    Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:00pm
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    George A. Wolf

    George A. Wolf, 86, of Boothbay, Maine and Winter Haven, Florida, died Aug. 13, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Liverpool, New York.

    Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 1:15pm
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    Phyllis P. Cook

    Phyllis Pinkham Cook, 96, of Southport died Aug. 11, 2016 at home.

    She was born in 1920 at Southport, the fourth daughter of Charles E. and Izetta Brewer Pinkham. She graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School and from Northeastern Business College.

    Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:45am
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    Gerald R. Melillo

    Gerald Raymond Melillo, 81, of St. Petersburg, Florida and Boothbay Harbor, Maine died August 5, 2016 at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick.

    Posted: Mon, 08/08/2016 - 9:30am
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    William E. Barter


    William Edward “Buster” Barter, 87, died in his home surrounded by his loved ones on July 15, 2016, after a battle with cancer.

    William was born on July 2, 1929, to Wallace and Ethel (Benner) Barter in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

    Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 2:30pm
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    Wendy W. Curtis

    Wendy Wood Curtis, formerly of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died July 26, 2016. She was a resident of Air Force Village II (Blue Skies of Texas West) from 2006 until her death.

    Posted: Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:45am
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    Robert K. Krebs

    Robert Karl Krebs of Boothbay died peacefully at his home on July 23, 2016.

    Posted: Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:30am
  • Graveside service for Harold Robinson

    A graveside service and burial for Harold “Robbie” Robinson, 88, of Boothbay Harbor, who died peacefully in his sleep on November 28, 2015, will be held Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. A motorcycle escort by the Legion Riders will be escorting Robbie for his Last Ride from the American Legion Hall in Boothbay, leaving at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to be in the procession is welcome.

    Posted: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:30pm
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    Jane Blake Ross

    Jane Blake Ross died June 26, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    She was born on February 28, 1937 at 28 Acres Cottages in Boothbay, Maine. She was the daughter of Ernest and Barbara (Gove) Blake. To this union was also born another daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Karpe) Blake.

    Posted: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:00am
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    Sara Nichols

    Sara “Sally” Nichols, a longtime resident of Wiscasset, died July 5, 2016.

    Sally’s family and friends have been blessed with her many candid and compelling pieces of advice or expressions throughout her 80 years. Some of the most memorable include: “just between me, you and the cat …”; “always be careful of what you post on “space book”; “keep your money in order and facing the same direction,”; “when it comes to the front door one must always slam it!”

    Posted: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:00pm
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    Marion M. Bradley

    Marion M. (Morris) Bradley of Bedford, Massachusetts, formerly of Southport, died July 8, 2016.

    She was the wife of the late Rev. Edward W. Bradley. Mother of Karenlynne Bradley of San Leandro, California, Marsha A. Burt and her husband Robert of Bourne, Massachusetts, and Faith B. Armstrong and her husband Scott of Bedford, Massachusetts; sister of the late Gloria Tirrell. Marion is also survived by nine grandchildren and11 great-grandchildren.

    Posted: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:30pm
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    Donald H. Smith

    Donald H. Smith, 70, of Wiscasset died July 7, 2016 at Maine General in Augusta, surrounded by his family.

    He was born on February 18, 1946 in Bath, Maine, the son of Wilden and Hazel (Sweeney) Smith.

    He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1965.

    Posted: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:30am
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    William B. Latter

    William “Billy” Burton Latter, 79, died peacefully at his home on July 12, 2016.

    Billy was born on August 16, 1936 to Richard Mitchell Latter Sr. and Mary Dickerson Latter in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Billy grew up in the Boothbay region, graduating from the Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1954.

    Posted: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 2:15pm
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    Stuart H. Bailey

    Stuart H. “Sonny” Bailey, 91, of Woolwich and a former winter resident of Tampa, Florida, died July 5, 2016 after a 23-year battle with heart disease.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Memorial service for Stella Gray

    Dr. Stella Clifford Gray, 96, of East Boothbay, died peacefully on May 31, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the East Boothbay Methodist Church, Two Church Street, East Boothbay. All are welcome.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Stella’s name be made to the Boothbay Region YMCA, P.O. Box 500, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 2:15pm
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    Stephanie Berry

    On a warm summer’s day at the end of June, Stephanie Berry peacefully ended her lifelong battle with depression. She separated from her only child, William, her friend and former husband, Tom, and her cat, Panda.

    Stephanie was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania and attended schools in Avon Lake, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in interior design. She was very proud of her years marching drum corps, competing at the national level, with the Garfield Cadets.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 1:45pm
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    Arthur R.Delano Jr.

    Arthur Russell Delano Jr. died July 5, 2016 at his home.

    Arthur was born on February 23, 1936 in Boothbay to Arthur Russell Delano Sr. and Florence Madelyn (Matthews) Delano.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:00pm
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    Theresa E. Call

    Theresa Evelyn (Dutile) Call of Waterville, Maine, formerly of Northfield, Massachusetts and Lemoyne, Nebraska, died with her daughters by her side on July 2, 2016.

    She was born February 1, 1930 in Marlboro, New Hampshire to the late Etienne (Stephen) Joseph Dutile and Emeline Virginie (Boyea) Dutile. Her father died when Theresa was 5. She was lovingly raised by her mother and stepfather, Charles Lerandeau, “Daddy Charlie.”

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:30am
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    Sally A. Sherman

    Sally Ann Sherman died peacefully on July 8, 2016 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. She was a lifelong resident of Boothbay and made her home on Barters Island with her husband John for over 40 years. She was born in Boothbay Harbor to Robert and Geraldine Davis.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 7:30am