Obituaries

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  • Obituary

    Jesse T. Erskine

    Jesse T. Erskine, 31, died unexpectedly on June 16, 2016.

    Posted: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Michael J. Lewis

    Michael J. Lewis, 67, died June 16, 2016 at his home in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Mike was born to Earland “Peanut” Lewis and Etta (Rowe) Lewis on July 2, 1948 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and attended local schools.

    Mike worked at the Tugboat Inn, Fisherman’s Wharf and Andrews’ Harborside, as well as working as a custodian at Boothbay Region High School.  He also worked for his father, Erland “Peanut” Lewis at the Gulf station downtown.

    Posted: Sun, 06/19/2016 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    William G. Waters

    William G. Waters died in his Dresden home on May 5, 2016.

    He was born in Blakley, Georgia, the son of Eleanor Smith Waters and Robert O. Waters. Bill attended high school in Frederick, Maryland and graduated from Blakley High School. He won a scholarship and studied at the High Museum School of Art in Atlanta and studied painting under Lamar Dodd at University of Georgia in Athens.

    Posted: Tue, 06/14/2016 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Arthur B. Slater

    Arthur B. Slater, 90, of Boothbay Harbor died June 10, 2016, with his loving family at his side.

    Arthur grew up the oldest of four children. In 1944, after finishing his first year of college, Art was accepted into the Army Air Cadet Program. Following completion of his service, he re-enrolled at the University of Rhode Island where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

    Posted: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Marie R. Callnan

    Marie R. Callnan died peacefully at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor on June 6, 2016.

    She was born in Houlton, Maine in August of 1931.

    Marie was the eldest of three children born to Racheal and Paul McNally. Marie met and ultimately married her childhood sweetheart, Joseph O. Callnan on January 23, 1948 in the Church of St. Mary’s in Houlton.

    Posted: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Lewis E. Savage

    Lewis Emerson Savage, 80, of Wiscasset, died June 3, 2016 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Born in Woolwich, Maine on May 1, 1936, he was the son of Wallace Irvin Savage and Mildred Curit Savage. Mr. Savage was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Wallace; and his son, Gary.

    He attended Woolwich schools.  

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Celebration of life for Maurice and Audrey Foye

    A celebration of life for Maurice A. and Audrey L. Foye, who died April 18, 2016, will be held on Saturday, June 25, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Alna Fire Department, 1647 Alna Road, Alna, Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Johanna L. Weston

    Johanna Ludwig Weston, 84, of Walpole, died June 3, 2016 at the Assisted Living Facility of Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta. 

    Johanna was born in Furth, Germany on October of 1931, the daughter of Peter and Rosa Ludwig, and sister to Maria, all of Germany. 

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Marie R. Callnan

    Marie R. Callnan, 84, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews on Monday, June 6, 2016. A full obituary will follow at a later date.

    Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Marie, or to share a story or pictures, please visit her Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Janice Newell Long

    Janice Newell Long

    Janice Newell Long, 81, died at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine, on June 5, 2016, after a severe stroke.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the daughter of Maurice and Lillian (Lewis) Newell on October 23, 1934.

    Janice attended schools in North Newcastle and Boothbay Harbor. She was a graduate of Boothbay Harbor High School. Janice was also a member of the United Methodist Church.

    Posted: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Robert W. Ramsdell

    Robert W. Ramsdell, 92, of Sarasota, Florida and West Boothbay Harbor, Maine died peacefully May 8, 2016 in his home at Bay Village.

    Bob was predeceased in September 2015 by his wife of 64 years, Marjory (Dillon) Ramsdell.

    He was born on December 17, 1924, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts to Robert Wylie Ramsdell and Catherine Ramsdell.

    Posted: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:15am
  • Barbara B. Parry

    Barbara B. (Giles) Parry, 85, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, died May 26, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Lyn D. Parry, her beloved husband of 43 years who died September 27, 1999.

    Posted: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 8:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Charles K. Fassett

    Loving father, grandfather and friend, Charles K. Fassett died peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2016. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 24, 1932.

    A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, 125 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Dr. Stella Clifford Gray

    Dr. Stella Clifford Gray, 96, of East Boothbay, died peacefully on May 31, 2016 at the Lincoln Home, Newcastle with loving family by her side.

    Stella was born on December 4, 1919 to Dr. Harold Burton Clifford and Gladys Mower Clifford, in St. Albans, Maine. She grew up in Boothbay Harbor, where her father was the Superintendent of Schools from 1925 to 1956.

    Posted: Tue, 05/31/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Jennie E. Weeks

    Jennie E. Weeks of Wiscasset, died on the evening of April 3, 2016 at the age of 94.

    She was born on October 12, 1921 in Damariscotta, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn Bryant. She attended schools in the area and graduated from Lincoln Academy.

    Posted: Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Celebration of Life for George W. Cochrane III

    George W. Cochrane III, 88, died peacefully on January 9, 2016, with his loving family by his side. He was born on August 24, 1927, to the late George W. Cochrane Jr. of Melrose, Massachusetts, and Doris (Garnett) Cochrane of Eastport, Maine.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church at noon on Saturday, June 4, 2016 with a reception to follow at Hodgdon Yacht Service, 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport.

    Posted: Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Arvilla L. Ames committal service

    A committal service for Arvilla L. Ames, who died January 23, 2016, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Peter B. Wagstaff

    Peter Boice Wagstaff, 75, of Boothbay Harbor Maine, died May 16, 2016 surrounded by his family.

    He was born October 30, 1940 in Boothbay. He attended Boothbay schools and lived his whole life in the Boothbay area. He married his sweetheart Verona (Ronnie) Emory. Together they shared a true love story for over 52 years.

    Posted: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    Sharon R. Watson

    Sharon Rose Watson (Walsh), 78, of Boothbay Harbor and Gibbstown, New Jersey, died peacefully in her sleep on May 5 (Feast of the Ascension).

    Posted: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Robert L. Drake

    Robert L. Drake, 84, formerly of Trevett, died peacefully May 9, 2016 in Academy Point in Mystic, Connecticut, following a five-year battle with dementia.

    He was born December 7, 1931 in West Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Delmer H. and Eleanor Lux Drake, attended local schools and spent childhood summers in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Mary H. Setchell-Pardue

    Mary H. Setchell-Pardue, 46, of Oakland, Maine died peacefully May 6, 2016 at her home, surrounded by family.

    Posted: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Christopher Reynolds

    Christopher Reynolds, 22, died May 9, 2016.

    Christopher was born May 27, 1993 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was raised in Boothbay Harbor and attended Boothbay Region Elementary School and Boothbay Region High School. He also studied for a year at the Discovery Center for Arts and Science in Bath.

    Posted: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 7:15am
  • Obituary

    David P. Riley

    David P. Riley died peacefully, having been surrounded by his loving family and friends over the past few weeks, on May 2, 2016 at the age of 71 after a year-long battle with cancer.

    David was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 26, 1944, and grew-up in Chelsea, Massachusetts as one of the five sons of Helen P. Murphy Riley and Joseph B. Riley.

    Posted: Fri, 05/06/2016 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Audrey H. Anderson

    Audrey Hummel Anderson died peacefully at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta on January 21, 2016, at the age of 93. Audrey had been a long time resident of Boothbay since 1982, first in the summer months and eventually full time.

    Posted: Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Shirley E. Miete

    Shirley Esther Miete died suddenly at Maine Medical Center on April 20, 2016. She was 81.

    She was born in Windsor, Maine on May 31, 1934 to Edmond and Edith (Blodgett) Joslyn and spent the past 50 years living in Wiscasset.

    Posted: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Verna Mae Luke

    Verna Mae Luke died quietly May 4, 2016 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:15am
  • Gathering for Gloria Larkin

    There will be a small gathering for friends and family of Gloria Lorraine (Brewer) Larkin of Woolwich, who died Febuary 9, 2016, on May 7 at noon at Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:15am
  • Edith F. Chaney Celebration of Life

    A celebration of life for Edith F. Chaney, 92, who died February 25, 2016 will be held Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Edgecomb Congregational Church. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 05/03/2016 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Lorraine R. Eberhardt

    Lorraine R. Eberhardt died April 20, 2016 at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor. A memorial service was held on Sunday, April 24 at the Boothbay Baptist Church to celebrate Lorraine’s life.

    Posted: Tue, 05/03/2016 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Marguerite G. Sherman

    Marguerite “Peggy” Guilmette Sherman was born on May 28, 1928 in Berlin, New Hampshire. After a long and successful life in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and a comfortable stay at Chase Point Assisted Living in Damariscotta, Maine, she died on April 14, 2016 at the age of 87. She fought a valiant fight to the end and showed us all what it means to be strong.

    Posted: Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Rendall E. Hyson

    Rendall Elton Hyson, 82, of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully in Damariscotta on April 25, 2016 with loving family by his side.

    Rendall was born July 22, 1933 to Charles and Cycely (Kirkpatrick) Hyson in Boothbay Harbor, where he graduated from Boothbay High School, class of 1951.

    Posted: Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Ardon B. Judd Jr.

    Ardon Berkeley Judd Jr. (RB) of Houston, Texas and Boothbay Harbor, died early the morning of April 25, 2016 in Houston, Texas.

    Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Gloria L. Larkin

    Gloria Lorraine (Brewer) Larkin of Woolwich died Febuary 9, 2016 at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

    She was a devoted wife, proud and loving mother and grandmother of two.

    Gloria was born in Boothbay Harbor on October 17, 1952, the daughter of Edwin L. Brewer Sr. and Lorraine (Emmet) Brewer.

    Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Maurice A. Foye and Audrey L. Foye

    Maurice A. "Mossy" Foye, 83, and Audrey L. Foye, 78, of Willow Lane Wiscasset died April 18, 2016.

    According to family, "Mom passed away earlier in the day and we'd like to think that she came knocking on Dad’s door and told him to hurry up. A few hours later he did just that."

    Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Death Notice

    Shirley Miete

    Shirley Miete of Wiscasset died April 20, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    A service will be held May 21. Details to follow.

    A full obituary will be published in an upcoming issue.

    Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Dorothy Malone

    Dorothy Malone, 89, of Bridge Road, Westport Island died Friday, April 22 at her home surrounded by her family.

    Dorothy was born in Bath, the daughter of Colin R. and Dorothy W. (Stevenson) Dunn, and, like her parents, was a long-time resident of Westport Island.

    Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Allan E. Strouss

    Allan Emmons Strouss, 69, of Boothbay died at home on March 27, 2016.

    Allan was born November 20, 1946 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Margaret (Emmons) and Clarence Strouss, who predeceased him.

    Posted: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Ruth C. Leavitt

    Ruth C. Leavitt, 92, formally of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully March 18 in Stuart, Florida.

    She was born in Lamoine, Maine August 10, 1923 to Colin G. Chamberlain and Florence Ashmore Chamberlain. She grew up in Hancock and Ellsworth area, graduating from Ellsworth High School, class of 1942.

    Posted: Fri, 04/22/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Milton C. Van Vlack

    Milton “Milt” C. Van Vlack, 85, died at the Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor on April 15, 2016, joining his beloved wife, Jan, who predeceased him in February 2009.

    Posted: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    John C. McCoid II

    John Calvin McCoid II of Charlottesville, Virginia and West Boothbay Harbor, died April 9, 2016.

    Born December 1, 1928 in Chicago and raised in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, John was a Virginian at heart. He lived with his beloved wife, Beverley, in Charlottesville since their wedding in August 1957.

    Posted: Tue, 04/19/2016 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Arlene L. Dean

    Arlene “Bunny” Lucas Dean, 74, of Boothbay Harbor, died April 16, 2016.

    Bunny was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on May 7, 1941 to Richard A. and Ruth Marie Lucas.

    Posted: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:45pm
  • Obituary

    Mildred L. Johnson

    Mildred Lenore Johnson, 85, died March 10, 2016 at Autumn House West in York, Pennsylvania after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

    She was the wife of the late Phil H. Tindall and the late B. Vann Johnson.

    She was born June 16, 1930 in Farmerville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Dane and Esther Garwood.

    She was the owner and operator of Mid Tour Guide in York, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Junior League of York.

    Posted: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Craig B. Johnson

    Craig Brice Johnson, 54, of Federal Street, Wiscasset died April 12, 2016 at his residence.

    He was born in Damariscotta on May 31, 1961, a son of William P. and Patricia M. (Frey) Johnson.

    He attended Wiscasset schools, was employed at Bath Iron Works for 18 years and was a self employed carpenter.

    Posted: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Carolyn T. Lemont

    Carolyn Thompson Lemont, 85, of West Bath died April 5, 2016 in Bath after three years of health challenges, which she faced courageously with strength, a sense of humor and a determination to overcome.

    She was born August 14, 1930 in Montpelier, Vermont to Richard I. and Mabel Wilson Thompson, and grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Bath.

    Posted: Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Harland B. Rice

    Harland B. Rice, 83, of Brunswick died April 4, 2016.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on June 27, 1932, a son of the late Carl and Idelin (Woodard) Rice.

    As a young man Harland worked in Boothbay at his family’s shipyard, and after his service in the U.S. Army, he worked as a caretaker at Squirrel Island. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.

    Harland married Louise Lent on July 4, 1980 and she predeceased him on April 14, 2015.

    Posted: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Lois A. Wills

    Lois A. Wills, 88, of Boothbay and Goodland, Florida, died peacefully on April 10, 2016.

    Lois was born to Roy and Ethel Snow Peterson on January 29, 1928 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated from Hamilton High School, and following a four-year engagement, married Howard T. Wills on February 26, 1949.

    Posted: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 7:30am
  • Obituary

    Keith A. Berry 

    Keith A. Berry, 84, of Reading, Massachusetts, formerly of East Kingston, New Hampshire, Boothbay Harbor, Maine and North Reading, Massachusetts, died April 7, 2016 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. He was the beloved husband of the late Maureen F. (Glynn) Berry.

    Posted: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Eldora M. Brewer

    Eldora Mae Brewer, 87, died peacefully on April 7, 2016, at the Gregory Wing, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

    She was born on June 9, 1928 to Clarence Poore and Ida (Hutchins) Poore of Boothbay. Eldora was the only child of Clarence and Ida, and went to local schools. Eldora’s father died when she was very young and she was raised by her mother, Ida, and her grandmother, Lavina.

    Posted: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Cynthia C. Dodge

    Cynthia Colby Dodge, 69, of Westport Island died peacefully on April 6, 2016 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    Cyndy was born February 7, 1947 to Kenneth and Jeanette Colby in Damariscotta. She graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1965. After spending time in Boston working in retail, she returned to Maine and raised her family in Edgecomb.  

    Posted: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Carleton S. Simmons Jr.

    Carleton Sylvester Simmons Jr. (“Junior”) of Waldoboro died April 6, 2016 in Bangor.

    He was born September 20, 1939 in Washington, Maine to Carleton and Grace (Forrest) Simmons Sr.

    Posted: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 9:15am

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