Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Jennie A. ‘Jane’ Hutchins

    Jennie Adeline “Jane” Hutchins, 85, died at Safe Havens in Boothbay Harbor on Oct. 26, 2014.

    She was born on Nov. 15, 1928 in Portland, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lola (Reed) Morrison.

    Jane attended Boothbay Harbor High School. After graduating, she met and married Duane I. Hutchins. Jane was a mainstay at Porter’s Drugstore, which later was known as Downeast Pharmacy. She worked there for 50 years.

    Posted: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30am
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    Eunice M. Adams

    Eunice M. Adams, formerly of Wiscasset, died Oct. 26, 2014 at the Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Laplata, Maryland.

    Eunice was born Aug. 10, 1918 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alfred and Ruth (Tripp) Nerbonne.

    Posted: Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Earl Bassett

    Earl Bassett, 53, of Wiscasset died peacefully at his home on Oct. 17, 2014 with his loving family by his side.

    He was born Jan. 25, 1961 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Earle and Josephine (Company) Bassett. Earl grew up in Nazareth and Newburg, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Nazareth High School class of 1978.

    Posted: Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Charles F. Baker III

    Charles Francis Baker III, co-founder of Calliope magazine, Ivy Close Publishing and Ivy Close Images, died suddenly the morning of Oct. 23, 2014 at his vacation home on Southport Island. He was 68 years old.

    Posted: Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Edwin F. Hussa Jr.

    Edwin F. Hussa Jr., 91, of Queensbury, New York, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully on Oct. 20, 2014.

    Posted: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Carlene Wright

    Carlene Wright, 84, of Dragonfly Way, Woolwich died peacefully on Oct. 21, 2014 with her loved ones by her side, including her best friend, Hazel Adams, at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

    She was born in Boothbay on Sept. 11, 1930, a daughter of Charles S. and Cora (Erskine) Barnes.

    Posted: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Florence M. Connors

    Florence M. Connors, died peacefully at her Wiscasset home on Oct. 18, 2014 with her loving granddaughter Anne by her side.

    Posted: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Rona M. Metcalf

    Rona Mary Metcalf, a resident of Southport since 1979, died of natural causes on Oct. 4 at her home, surrounded by her children. She was 85.

    Born in Winchester, Massachusetts to Wilfred Roberts and Mary Wolejko, Rona attended local schools there, before attending Westbrook Junior College in Maine. In 1947 she married Rowe B. Metcalf Jr., who died in 2012 in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Neil T. Greenleaf

    Neil T. Greenleaf, 69, of Westport Island, died Oct. 9, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by family.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Oct. 17, 1944, a son of Robert T. and Carrie E. (Ratcliffe) Greenleaf.

    Posted: Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Leonard Schork

    Leonard Schork, 94, of Westfield, New Jersey and Southport, died peacefully on Oct. 11, 2014 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He was a resident of Westfield for the past 55 years.

    Posted: Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Wallace H. Brewer Jr.

    Wallace H. Brewer Jr., 67, of Boothbay died suddenly on Oct. 11, 2014 at his favorite camping spot in The West Forks after a long struggle with health issues.

    Posted: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Roger A. Kingsbury

    Roger A. Kingsbury, 69, of Lumberbridge, North Carolina, died Oct. 8, 2014 after a long illness.

    He was born in Bath, the son of Robert E. Kingsbury Sr. and Rose V. Higgins. He attended schools in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1963.

    He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army.

    Posted: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    David P. Lupprian

    David P. Lupprian, 91, of Zephyrhills, Florida and Boothbay Harbor, and formerly of Laurel, Maryland, died Sept. 17, 2014.

    He was the devoted husband of the late Hazel (nee McMillan) and loving father of the late Mark L. and Donna Douglas.

    Posted: Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Stanley P. Clark Jr.

    Stanley P. Clark Jr., 83, of Boothbay Harbor, and a former longtime resident of Westfield, New Jersey, died Sept. 23, 2014 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn.

    Born in Hartford, Connecticut, on Feb. 17, 1931, he was the son of Stanley Sr. and Mary Searle Clark.

    Posted: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    William J. Curtis

    William J. Curtis, 86, of Wiscasset died Oct. 3, 2014.

    Born on Jan. 9, 1928, “Bill” was the son of the late Joseph W. and Mabel M. Curtis. He grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts, graduating from local schools.

    Posted: Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Wilhelmus Kool

    Wilhelmus “Wil” Kool, 87, of Alna, died at his home on Sept. 27, 2014, with his wife of 65 years by his side.

    Born on Sept. 26, 1927 in Delft, Holland, he was the son of Cornelius Johannes and Agatha Maria Kool.

    Wil grew up in Holland and attended schools there until he joined the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps during World War II, where he served mainly in Indonesia. Upon the completion of the war, he met his wife, Aleida Harmsen, and the two would marry on June 29, 1949.

    Posted: Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Linda E. Barter

    Linda Edith Barter, 64, died at her home in Boothbay on Oct. 3, 2014.

    She was born July 26, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Samuel and Lula (Blanche) Junker.

    Posted: Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Charlotte F. Sutter

    Charlotte F. Sutter, 96, of Woolwich died Sept. 30, 2014 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

    She was born in Damariscotta on May 31, 1918, a daughter of Norris A. and Lily M. (Bumpus) Waltz.

    Posted: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Robert S. Reed Jr.


    Robert S. "Bob" Reed Jr., of Wiscasset died suddenly of a heart attack on Sept. 17, 2014. He had recently arrived to his seasonal job in Iowa working for a nuclear power plant.

    Robert was born in Boothbay Harbor on Nov. 8, 1954 to his parents, Robert Reed Sr. and Judith Rines Reed.

    Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Joseph A. Melanson

    Joseph Armand Melanson, 82, died peacefully at his home in Boothbay on Sept. 28, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

    Armand was born Oct. 26, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts, the son of the late Joseph and Marie (Cormier) Melanson. Growing up in Lynn, Armand attended local schools and was a graduate of St. Jeans School with the class of 1950.

    Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Sandra A. Mullen

    Sandra Arlene Mullen, 74, of Boothbay died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 24 surrounded by the love of her family.

    She was born May 8, 1940 in Waterville to Kenneth and Elnora (Thomas) Shaw.

    Sandra grew up in Oakland, Maine, and was a graduate of Williams High School. She was an excellent seamstress and worked for Hathaway Shirt Factory.

    Posted: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Nathaniel E. Merrill

    Nathaniel E. Merrill, 20, of Old Bath Road, Wiscasset died Sept. 22, 2014.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Aug. 16, 1994, a son of Douglas C. and Karen L. Merrill.

    Posted: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Donald H. Hardwick

    Donald Hugh Hardwick died peacefully at his home on Sept. 10, 2014 with his devoted daughter Sandra by his side.

    Donald was born Dec. 26, 1922 in Boothbay Harbor, to Roy Forthsye and Agnes Jean (Whitman) Hardwick. He grew up and attended school in Boothbay until he graduated in 1941.

    Posted: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    Liam A. Lewis

    Liam Alan Lewis passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Sept. 21, 2014 at Maine Medical Center. Liam was born Aug. 19, 2014.

    During Liam's short 33 days here on earth with us, this very tiny little boy left such a huge impact on so many hearts near and far. He is profoundly loved by friends and family and will be forever remembered.

    Posted: Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:30pm
  • Graveside service for Gerald and Isabel Smith

    A graveside service to honor the lives of Gerald Smith and Isabel Reed Smith will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m., at the Union Cemetery in Southport. The family would like all that are able to join them in this final tribute and celebration for Gerald and Isabel.

    Posted: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Judith H. Dawson

    Judith H. Dawson, 73, of Hallowell and Ocean Point, died peacefully, Sept. 18, 2014 with her family by her side.

    Posted: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    James T. Trefrey Jr.

    Lt. Col. James Theodore Trefrey Jr. (Ret.), 79, of Bradenton, Fla. died Sept. 15, 2014.

    He is survived by his wife, Helen “Hobbie” Hobson Trefrey.

    Posted: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Michele M. Kaufman

    Michele Moselle Kaufman, 65, died Sept. 12, 2014, at her home in East Boothbay following a three-year battle with ALS.

    Michele was born May 31, 1949, in New York City, the daughter of Ernest P. and Regina L. (Piccirello) Moselle. She was raised in New York City, Dallas, Texas and East Northport, Long Island, New York.

    Posted: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Nancy J. Roberts

    Nancy Jeanne Roberts, 74, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at her home on Sept. 11, 2014. She was born on June 22, 1940 in New London, Connecticut.

    Nancy moved to Maine at an early age, spending most of her formative years on Barters and Hodgdon Islands in Boothbay. She played basketball and acted in her senior play, graduating from Boothbay Region High School in 1958.

    Posted: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Celebration of life for Dwight Brown

    A celebration of life for Dwight Brown, who died Aug. 27, 2014, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14.

    At 4 p.m., immediate family will be departing for a memorial boat ride to Linekin Bay to spread his ashes. Family and friends will then gather at Barrett’s Park in Boothbay Harbor for a potluck meal and celebration of his life.

    Posted: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Janet W. Stephens

    Janet W. Stephens, 78, of Naples, Florida, and West Boothbay Harbor, died Aug. 25, 2014 at her cottage on Juniper Point, surrounded by music and family.

    Jan was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Oct. 29, 1935, the daughter of Henry and Janet (Clarke) Ward. She had one brother, Robert, with whom she shared a love of music. Jan remembered fondly her childhood in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and made lifelong friends while attending Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Meredith Jones

    Meredith Jones, 72, of Wiscasset died Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by his children. He had valiantly battled cancer for over three years.

    Posted: Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:00pm
  • Celebration of life for Ronald Appel

    A celebration of the life of Ronald Appel will be held at Steve and Laura Francis’ The Gallery, 102 Ocean Point Road/Route 96, Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m.

    Posted: Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Joseph F. Fodera

    Joseph Frank Fodera, 91, died Aug. 26, 2014, at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick, after a long respiratory illness.

    He was born Nov. 12, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to Vincent Fodera and Vita Giola (translated Joy of Life) who were Sicilian immigrants from a town near Palermo, Sicily.

    Joe was proud of his Sicilian heritage. He was known for saying “There are two kinds of Italians: Sicilians and those that want to be.”

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Dwight E. Brown

    Dwight E. Brown died at home on Aug. 28, 2014 with his family by his side.

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Susan J. Harrington

    Susan June “Susie” Owen Harrington, 50, died peacefully August 29, 2014 at Central Maine Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

    She was born on May 29, 1964 in Boothbay Harbor, the daughter of Philip R. Owen Sr. and Judith Giles Owen.

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Patricia J. Dighton

    Patricia J. Dighton, 70, of 9 Cheney Drive, Wiscasset died Aug. 30, 2014 at her residence with family by her side.

    She was born in Damariscotta on Dec. 11, 1943, a daughter of George B. and Esther A. (Weaver) Cheney.

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Gladys C. Pratt

    Gladys "Glady" Pratt, 93, of Boothbay Harbor died Aug. 26, 2014 at her home, Pratt’s Harmony Farm.

    Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    David S. Sherman


    David S. Sherman, 62, most recently of Machias, died Aug. 26, 2014 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

    He was born in Waterville on Sept. 26, 1951, a son of Gerald C. and Emily A. (Riley) Sherman.

    Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00am
  • Graveside service for T. Marie McLellan

    A graveside service for T. Marie McLellan, who died Jan. 18, 2014, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay. A reception will follow at American Legion Hall, 25 Industrial Park Road, Boothbay.

    Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:45am
  • Notice of Service

    Joseph F. Fodera

    Joseph Frank Fodera, 91, died August 26, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. 

    He was born November 12, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to Vincent and Vita Gioia Fodera.

    Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, September 1at Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay. 

    Posted: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:30pm
  • Obituary

    Frank L. Teague

    Frank Loring Teague, 83, died Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his family in Damariscotta.

    Frank was born to Arnold Franklin Teague and Carrie Evelyn (Leach) on Feb. 3, 1931 in Warren.

    Posted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Gloria C. Peters

    Gloria C. Peters, 91, died peacefully Aug. 21, 2014, at Winship Green in Bath.

    She was born in Damariscotta on Jan. 19, 1923, to Glen and Caroline Ferris Rollins.

    Posted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:30am
  • A gathering of remembrance for Gloria C. Peters

    A gathering of remembrance for Gloria C. Peters will be held on Thursday, August 28 at 10 a.m. at Hall's of Boothbay. Gloria will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, Barters Island Road, Boothbay.

    Gloria died peacefully on August 21, 2014. An obituary will follow.

    Posted: Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Philip H. Gesner

    Philip Hollenbeck Gesner, 86, of North End Road, Westport Island, died Aug. 17, 2014 at his residence.

    He was born in West Haven, Connecticut on Nov. 25, 1927, a son of Robert L. and Mildred (Hollenbeck) Gesner.

    Posted: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Donald Hansen

    Donald Hansen, Maine journalist, died on August 8, 2014 in Ridgefield, Connecticut from complications related to his eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 79 years old.

    Posted: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Priscilla A. Fogg

    Priscilla Antoinette Fogg, 74, of Wiscasset died on August 20, 2014.

    Priscilla was born in Wiscasset on September 11, 1939, the daughter of Warren W. and Helen S. (Bean) Dorr, also of Wiscasset. Priscilla graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1957 and attended Thayer College in Waterville where she earned her certification as a lab technician.

    Posted: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Cecilia M. Widup

    Cecelia M. Widup, 69, of Edison, New Jersey and Sprucewold in Boothbay Harbor, died August 17, 2014 at RWJ University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    Born in South Bend, Indiana, she resided in New York City before moving to Edison 22 years ago.

    Posted: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Kathleen W. Adams

    Kathleen Watts Adams of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully early Sunday morning, August 17, 2014.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor on June 13, 1916, the daughter of Robert B. Watts and Rachel Bowman Watts. She was married to Lewis W. Adams on May 29, 1941. After the sudden death of her father, she and her husband operated the Watts Taxi Service from their office on Commercial Street in Boothbay Harbor until 1954.

    Posted: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Shirley L. Chamberlain

    Shirley L. (Williams) Chamberlain died on August 18, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m.

    Shirley was born May 3, 1945, in Tacoma, Washington, the second of two children born to her parents. Shirley had been suffering from mental dementia.

    Posted: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00pm