Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Eugene A. Damon

    Eugene A. Damon, 86, died November 11, 2015 in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born June 25, 1929.

    A native of New York, Gene was the son of a prominent attorney who spent his summers sailing up and down Long Island Sound enjoying the coast. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from New York University in 1950, eventually settling into a career in advertising for one of the largest agencies in Manhattan, representing the Fuller Brush Company.

    Posted: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Charles P. Abbott

    Charles Peter “Charlie” Abbott of Damariscotta died unexpectedly on November 16, 2015 while doing what he loved.

    He was born July 13, 1950 in Damariscotta to Willard and Mary (Marston) Abbott.

    Posted: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Judith M. Leonard

    Judith M. Leonard, 71, of Federal Street, Wiscasset died November 14, 2015 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.

    She was born in Tarrytown, New York on March 26, 1944, a daughter of Arthur L. and Madeline N. (DiNapoli) Mettey.

    Posted: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Bernard Runser

    Bernard “Buck” Runser, of West Boothbay Harbor, Scarborough and Marco Island, Fla., died at home on November 9, 2015 after a short illness. He was 81 years old.

    Posted: Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Beverly E. Galvin

    Beverly Emma (Loomis) Galvin of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully with loving family by her side on November 17, 2015.

    She was born on February 5, 1929 to Nathan and Amy (Wilcott) Loomis in Concord, New Hampshire.

    Beverly was an artist who created greeting cards for Rustcraft Greeting Card Company in Dedham, Massachusetts. She went on to own her gift shop called “Nana’s” in Avon, working as an artist, sculptor and crafter.

    Posted: Wed, 11/18/2015 - 7:15pm
  • Obituary

    Margaret MacDonald

    Margaret MacDonald of Boothbay died November 14, 2015 after a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving family.

    Margaret was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Frank and Martha Brown. She worked at The Montreal Children's Hospital and The Montreal General Hospital where she was in charge of the tumor registry.

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Louise I. Chapman

    Louise I. (Pearson) Chapman, 73, of Poinciana, Florida, died August 8, 2015 after losing a long and very courageous battle with COPD.

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Cory A. Barter

    Cory Alan Barter, 38, died November 12, 2015 in Whitefield from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

    He was born September 19, 1977 in Boothbay Harbor to Ernest and Eileen Brewer Barter. Cory grew up in Nobleboro and attended local schools. His family moved back to Boothbay and he graduated from Boothbay Regional High School in the class of 1996.

    Posted: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    James R. Hill

    James Robert “J.R." Hill, 72, of Fosters Point Road, West Bath lost his courageous battle to cancer and died peacefully November 9, 2015 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

    Posted: Wed, 11/11/2015 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Matthew B. Wilder

    Matthew Barber Wilder of Boothbay Harbor died November 1, 2015 surrounded by his family.

    He was born in 1946 in South Bend, Indiana to Sam and Joan (Hinds) Wilder. Matt grew up in Madison, Connecticut on Long Island Sound and enjoyed summer vacations with his grandparents in Southwest Harbor. He was always happiest on the water.

    Posted: Tue, 11/10/2015 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Thelma A. Sprague

    Thelma A. Sprague, 94, of Old Bath Road, Wiscasset, died November 1, 2015 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.

    She was born in East Machias on June 8, 1921, a daughter of Frank and Vivian Berry.

    She graduated from Machias High School and on May 29, 1942 she married Grover A. Sprague.

    Posted: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Rev. Dr. Robert Zimmerli

    The Reverend Dr. Robert “Bob” Zimmerli of East Boothbay died on November 5, 2015, surrounded by love.

    He was born August 29, 1925 to Robert Zimmerli and Isabelle (Smith ) Zimmerli in Washington, D.C.

    Posted: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Brian S. Taylor

    Brian Stewart "Bry" Taylor, 52, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Wiscasset, died of cancer on Monday, November 2, 2015 at a Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Posted: Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Arthur F. Mayo III

    Arthur Farley Mayo III devoted his entire life to serving the community in Bath, Squirrel Island, Sagadahoc County, and the state of Maine.

    Posted: Thu, 11/05/2015 - 2:15pm
  • Death Notice

    Lila F. Achor

    Lila F. Achor, 88, of Boothbay Harbor, died October 29, 2015.

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

    Posted: Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Matthew B. Wilder

    Matthew B. Wilder, 69, died November 1, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

    He was born October 7, 1946 to Samuel and Joan (Hinds) Wilder in South Bend, Indiana.

    A full obituary will follow next week. Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.

    To extend online condolences, light a candle for Matthew, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at

    Posted: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 11:45am
  • Obituary

    Joy S. Foster

    Joy Sturgis Foster, 82, died October 29, 2015 at HillHouse Assisted Living in Bath.

    She was born in Boston, Mass. on July 28, 1933, a daughter of William A. and Margaret (Hall) Sturgis.

    Posted: Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Earl D. Dighton

    Earl D. Dighton, 78, of 9 Cheney Drive, Wiscasset, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 with loving family by his side.

    Earl was born on February 15, 1937 in Boothbay Harbor, a son of Theodore and Eithel (Harmon) Dighton.

    Posted: Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Alfred A. Azzoni

    Alfred Arthur Azzoni died October 23 in Venice, Florida at the age of 89.

    He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet; and their three children, Margaret, Michael and Kip. He is also survived by his sister, Marion O’Connor, of Princeton, New Jersey.

    Posted: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Marion A. Lester

    Marion A. (Rauskolb) Lester of Reading, Mass. and Southport died Oct. 26, 2015.

    Marion was supreme treasurer emeriti of the Social Order of Beauceant, a member of the Eastern Star and a longtime volunteer at the Winchester Hospital. Marion split her time between Reading and Southport.

    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:45am
  • Obituary

    Paul Pearce

    Paul Pearce, recently of Boothbay Harbor, died October 25, 2015 in the company of his wife and two of his three daughters.

    Posted: Tue, 10/27/2015 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Fiona M. Stockwell

    Fiona Munro Stockwell, 88, died on Oct. 15, 2015, in Boothbay Harbor.

    She was born Nov. 17, 1926 to Henry Hugh Hawkins Munro and Mary Child in Paris, France.

    Fiona attended Milton Academy in Massachusetts and Bennett Junior College in New York. Just after World War II, while working for Pan Am Airways in Boston, she met Ernie Stockwell and they were married and moved to Dover, Massachusetts where they began raising their family.

    Posted: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Sherrill Westfall

    Sherrill Westfall, 80, of Wiscassset died peacefully in her sleep Oct. 18, 2015, at her residence from complications of two strokes which she suffered from three years ago.

    Posted: Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:45am
  • Obituary

    Bertha H. Jones

    Bertha H. Jones, 82, died Oct. 17, 2015 at Boothbay Green in Boothbay.

    She was a brave and strong woman as she fought her diabetes over the years.

    She was born Sept. 12, 1933 to Sanford and Sadie (Powers) Winslow. Bertha lived her entire life in Boothbay Harbor and attended local schools.

    Posted: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Margaret L. Hayes

    Margaret Lansing Fox Hayes, 101, died peacefully at Ginger Cove Assisted Living, Annapolis, Maryland, on Oct. 11, 2015.

    Posted: Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Bertha E. Reed

    Bertha E. Reed, 89, of Wiscasset, died Oct. 13, 2015, at Coves Edge in Damariscotta.

    She was born in Damariscotta on Sept. 13, 1926, a daughter of Frank and Bernice (Barnes) Reed.

    Posted: Thu, 10/15/2015 - 11:45am
  • Obituary

    Bertie C. Keller

    Bertie C. Keller, 74, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully on Oct. 11, 2015, with loving family by his side.

    Bertie was born Aug. 14, 1941 to Doris (Pinkham) Keller and Albion Keller in Boothbay Harbor.

    After graduating from Boothbay Harbor High School, Bertie joined the Marine Corps and proudly served his country. Upon returning to Maine, he married and raised his family, working as a fisherman in Boothbay Harbor until his retirement.

    Posted: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Gavin J. Clark

    Gavin James Clark, 15, of West Alna Road, Alna died Oct. 10, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Oct. 22, 1999, a son of Angelique D. Delano and James R. Clark.

    He attended Wiscasset schools and was currently a sophomore at Wiscasset High School.

    Posted: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Dorothy H. Conner

    Dorothy Harold Conner, 83, of Brookline, Mass., formerly of West Boylston, Mass. died peacefully September 25, 2015.

    Born January 26, 1932 in Worcester, Mass. to Myrtle S. and Raymond P. Harold, she spent many summers in Boothbay Harbor sailing and working at the family business, Spruce Point Inn.

    Posted: Mon, 10/12/2015 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Jeffrey A. Gray

    Jeffrey A. Gray, 52, of Bristol died Oct. 7, 2015, at Lincoln County Health Care, surrounded by love.

    He was born Aug. 13, 1963, to Donna Mae Emerson Gray and Larry Gray.

    Jeffrey was a graduate of Boothbay Region High School, class of 1981.

    Jeff worked in many jobs over the years, including masonry with Mark, lobstering with Jody, and was a stern man for many people in the region.

    Posted: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    David E. Grover

    David Earl Grover, 78, of Woolwich died Sept. 26, 2015, at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.

    He was born in Wiscasset on Nov. 2, 1936, to Fred and Louise Grover. He was educated in Wiscasset schools and in 1959 joined the U.S. Army.

    Posted: Tue, 10/06/2015 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Joseph B. Merton

    Joseph Bruce Merton, 93, East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015.

    Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to the late Bentley and Margaret (Crowell) Merton, he graduated from Technical High School.

    Posted: Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:15pm
  • Graveside service for Georgia N. Emerson

    A graveside service for Georgia Norwood Emerson, who died Sept. 20, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Evergreen Cemetery, Barters Island Road, Boothbay.

    A gathering of family and friends will follow at Scott and Kathy McCullough’s home at 12 Hackmatack Road, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    John W. Howard

    John W. Howard died peacefully in Vero Beach, Florida, on Sept. 17, 2015, from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and heart failure, which he combated with characteristic courage and dignity. He was 90 years old.

    Posted: Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Clyde W. Nightingale

    Clyde W. Nightingale of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully with family by his side on Sept. 1, 2015.

    He was born to Clyde and Beatrice (Gray) Nightingale on Dec. 11, 1934, in Grindstone, Maine.

    He joined the Army after high school, serving his country in the aftermath of the Korean Conflict. He went on to a career in quality control for Pratt & Whitney from which he retired in the 1995.

    Posted: Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:45am
  • Obituary

    Katherine J. Harrington

    Katherine Jane Harrington, 31, of Boothbay, died unexpectedly at her home on Sept. 24, 2015.

    She was born April 14, 1984, to Linda Giles and Donald Harrington. She graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 2002.

    Katie worked for the last 10 years taking care of her grandmother and her three children.

    Posted: Mon, 09/28/2015 - 4:45pm
  • Obituary

    Georgia F. Emerson

    Georgia F. Emerson of Boothbay Harbor died Sept. 20, 2015.

    She was born April 11, 1932 on Boston Light in Hull, Massachusetts, the first person born on the oldest lighthouse in this country.

    Georgia attended schools in Hull, Massachusetts, and South Bristol.

    The daughter of Ralph and Josephine Norwood, she had five brothers and three sisters.

    She was predeceased by her parents, seven brothers and sisters, and one son, Jimmy.

    Posted: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Kitty L. Breskin

    Kitty (Kalia) Lee Breskin, 66, was an engineer, gifted musician, teacher, mentor, triathlete (avid runner, swimmer, cyclist), sailor, sea kayaker, sail maker, seamstress, gardener, political activist, and restaurant-quality chef. She died Sept. 22, 2015.

    Posted: Wed, 09/23/2015 - 8:30am
  • Celebration of life of Kitty Breskin

    A celebration of life for Kitty (Kalia Lee) Breskin will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, 125 Townsend Ave. Everyone is welcome. There will be live music.

    Posted: Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Linda H. Young

    Linda Harrington Young, 65, died July 9, 2015.

    She was born on November 15, 1949 in Port Jefferson, New York, to Richard and Jean Harrington and was raised in Stony Brook, New York.

    Posted: Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Jean E. Tibbetts

    Gardiner-Jean Eugenie Simonyi Tibbetts died on Sept. 2, 2015, at the Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, a few weeks before her 95th birthday.

    Posted: Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Carolyn F. Brewer

    Carolyn F. (Rice) Brewer of Freeport died peacefully on Sept. 10, 2015.

    She was born on June 29, 1928, in Boothbay Harbor. She was the daughter of Baxter M. Rice and Rheta (Bridges) Rice and graduated from Boothbay schools. She enjoyed ballet dancing, travel, and had a great love and support for animals.

    She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband Walter Brewer and son Daniel R. Carter.

    Posted: Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    James R. Fisk

    James Robert Fisk, 49, of Wiscasset died Sept. 14, 2015, at Mid Coast Hospital, in Brunswick after battling a long illness with cancer.

    Born in Springfield, Vermont, on Jan. 14, 1966, Jim was the son of Edwin E. Fisk Sr and Mary Jean Konesko Fisk Gagnon. He grew up in Charlestown, New Hampshire, before moving with his family to Brunswick where he attended Brunswick schools. During high school, he also shared a home with Bob and Pat Johnson and their family. 

    Posted: Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Eva A. Russell

    Eva A. Russell, 87, of Rockland died Aug. 17, 2015, at her home following an extended illness.

    Born in Bath, June 27, 1928, she was the daughter of William and Helen Erskine Gorham. While growing up in Wiscasset, she was educated in local schools and graduated from Wiscasset High School.

    Posted: Tue, 09/15/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Wellesley M. Humason

    Wellesley Mortimer Humason, 92, died Sept. 8, 2015, at Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills.

    He was born in Alna on Jan. 20, 1923, a son of Stanley Bradford and Bertha Lowell (Kennerson) Humason.

    Posted: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:30pm
  • Obituary

    Edythe Wilkie

    Edythe "Edie" (Ayers) Wilkie, 77, of Boothbay Harbor, formerly of Maynard, Massachusetts, died Sept. 6, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Russell T. Wilkie and life partner of Terry O. Brewer of Boothbay Harbor.

    Edie was born in Boston on March 13, 1938, to the late Edith V. Ayers.

    Posted: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Leo W. Barter Sr.

    Leo W. Barter Sr., 88, died Sept. 12, 2015, at his home in Boothbay.

    He was born June 9, 1927, in Boothbay Harbor. Leo grew up in Boothbay and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School. He began working in local shipyards. He ran his own septic business for a while. Leo worked for Bath Iron Works for over 30 years working as a sandblaster, pipe fitter and in the paint department until he retired.

    Posted: Mon, 09/14/2015 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Heather A. Redman

    Heather Anne Redman of Bend, Oregon, died peacefully on Sept. 2, 2015, at St. Charles Hospital surrounded by her loving family and dear friends.

    Heather was born in the Tachikawa Air Force Base Hospital, Tachikawa, Japan on Aug. 27, 1966, the first born of Frank and Linda (Brown) Redman.

    Posted: Fri, 09/11/2015 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Jane H. Najim

    Jane Heaton Najim, 63, died Sept. 5, 2015, at her home in Newcastle surrounded by her family and her beloved Sammy and Amelia.

    Posted: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Mason B. Smith

    Mason Ballou Smith of Charleston, South Carolina, died peacefully on Sept. 5, 2015, in Charleston, of cancer.

    Born in 1949 in Bronxville, New York, he was the son of the late Mason Smith and Barbara Ballou Smith of Washington, Connecticut. He was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and attended Proctor Academy and New Canaan High School, but left school prior to graduation to see the world.

    Posted: Tue, 09/08/2015 - 9:00am