Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    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
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    Jean C. Wallace

    Jean C. Mosier Wallace, a lifelong resident of Westport Island, died unexpectedly on the evening of June 22 at the age of 68.

    Born in her family home on December 24, 1946, she was the daughter of Harvey and Rena (Colby) Mosier.

    Posted: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:30am
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    Jean Wallace

    Jean Wallace, 68, of Westport Island, died unexpectedly June 22, 2015, at the LincolnHealth, Miles Campus in Damariscotta.

    A full obituary will be published in next week’s edition.

    Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta. Condolences and messages for the family may be expressed by visiting

    Posted: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:15am
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    Talbot Campbell Sr.

    Talbot “Sammy” Campbell Sr., 80, of North Newcastle, died on the evening of June 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.  

    Born on Dec. 22, 1934, in North Newcastle, he was the son of Wilson and Hazel (Reay) Campbell.

    Posted: Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:15pm
  • Graveside service for Robert T. Wright

    A graveside service with military honors for Robert T. “Bob” Wright, 68, who died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 in Bowling Green, Virginia, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 at Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Street, Wiscasset. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 1:45pm
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    Kenneth M. Walbridge

    Kenneth M. Walbridge, formerly of Hodgdon Island, died at his home in The Villages, Florida, on June 11, 2015. He was 101 years old.

    Posted: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:30am
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    Stella L. Hammond

    Stella L. (Giles) Hammond, 91, died Feb. 8, 2015 at her winter residence in Sebring, Florida, with her family and friends beside her.

    Stella was born April 30, 1923 in East Boothbay, the daughter of the late Truman and Edith (Alley) Giles.

    As a child, Stella could always be found at the heels of her dad Truman (a carpenter by trade). Stella loved two things: work and kittens, lots of warm, fuzzy kittens. She took in stray kittens and even raised litters of puppies.

    Posted: Tue, 06/16/2015 - 12:30pm
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    Donald B. Watson

    Donald Bradley Watson died unexpectedly June 10, 2015.

    He was born July 17, 1932 in Stewart, British Columbia, Canada to James Bradley and Helen Gertrude (Crawford).

    Posted: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:15am
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    John F. Wagstaff

    John F. "Jack" Wagstaff, 73, of Boothbay died June 8, 2015.

    Posted: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:00am
  • Celebration of life for Thomas Callahan

    A celebration of life potluck for Thomas Callahan will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m. at 106 River Road. Edgecomb. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to please bring a perennial flower to plant in a memorial garden that his children are putting together. If you plan to bring a dish, please call Mandy at 207-859-0193. All are welcome.
    Posted: Sun, 06/14/2015 - 2:00pm
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    Olaf W. Johnson

    Olaf William Johnson died peacefully on June 9, 2015 with his loving wife, Judith and family friend, Cheri, by his side. He was born to Charles and Mildred (Gross) Johnson on Nov. 22, 1933. At the age of five, he went to live with his foster parents, Fred and Elizabeth Colby.

    Posted: Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:15am
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    Wesley A. Coates

    Wesley A. Coates, 77, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully June 8, 2015 with his loving family by his side.

    He was born Sept. 30, 1937 to Mary and Arnold Coates of Lewiston.

    Wesley was a very loving and humorous man. He was well liked by everyone who knew him.

    Posted: Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:00pm
  • Memorial service for Roscoe E. Rand Jr.

    A memorial service for Roscoe E. Rand Jr., who died Nov. 14, 2014, will be held Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Southport Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the Southport Town Hall.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Alfred E. Lewis

    Alfred E. Lewis, 86, former Boothbay postmaster, died June 7, 2015 after a period of failing health.

    Alfred was born Jan. 19, 1929 to Wendell M. and Mabel Barter Lewis. He attended local schools and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1947.

    In 1951, Alfred married Grace Lewis of Boothbay Harbor. He worked for J. H. Welch & Sons store, which he later purchased and ran for many years.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:00pm
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    Sylvia E. Jones

    Sylvia Esther Jones, 80, of Farmingdale, died at home June 7, 2015 after battling cancer for 13 years.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:15am
  • Jean McVicker celebration of life

    There will be a celebration of the life of Jean Carolyn Blake McVicker held on Sunday, June 21 at 3 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Methodist Church on Townsend Avenue.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 8:00am
  • Louise Royall memorial celebration

    Louise Mackenzie Royall died June 1, 2015. A celebration of her life will be held June 13 at 2 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church, with a reception to follow from 3-5 p.m. at The Gallery — Gatherings and Events, 102 Ocean Point Road, Boothbay Harbor. To ensure ample parking, attendees are encouraged to car pool.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 8:00am
  • Service for Cleveland Ashton

    A committal service for Cleveland Ashton of Wiscasset, who died Feb. 24, 2015, will be held at the family lot in Oak Grove Cemetery (use entrance beyond Bath Middle School) on Saturday, June 13 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Marilee Harris, pastor of the Damariscotta Baptist Church, will officiate.

    Posted: Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Keith A. Baumm

    Keith Adams Baumm, 46, of East Boothbay, died June 2, 2015.

    He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 19, 1968.

    Posted: Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:15pm
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    Ronald A. MacElman


    Ronald A. “Spanky” MacElman Sr., 73, of Bath died June 5, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born in Bath on Nov. 20, 1941, a son of Harold and Elizabeth (MacDonald) MacElman. He attended Bath schools and was employed at Bath Iron Works in department 39 as a grinder. In 1962 he moved to New Hampshire and was employed at Granite State Park.

    Posted: Mon, 06/08/2015 - 1:45pm
  • Memorial service for James G. Bowden III

    A memorial service for James G. Bowden III will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m. at All Saints by-the-Sea, Southport.
    Posted: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:30am
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    Beverly M. Burnham

    Beverly M. Burnham, 77, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, one day before her 78th birthday, at Quarry Hill in Camden, with her sister at her side.

    Born in Boothbay, June, 4, 1937, she was the daughter of Lester G. and Louise Rice Burnham.  She attended Boothbay schools.

    Beverly enjoyed working for summer residents many years. She enjoyed sewing intricate pieces.

    Posted: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 8:00am
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    Louise M. Royall

    Louise Mackenzie Royall, 89, of East Boothbay, died June 1, 2015. She left while surrounded by family and in sight of the sea.

    Posted: Tue, 06/02/2015 - 9:45am
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    Diane M. Hathorne


    Diane M. Hathorne, 75, of Wiscasset died May 30, 2015 at Boothbay Green in Boothbay.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:45pm
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    Robert Kiley

    Robert P. Kiley, 80, of Damariscotta died May 30, 2015, at home with his family.

    He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1935 to M. Marcus and Jane Ruddy Kiley. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 57 years, Patricia Buckley Kiley.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 1:00pm
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    Joanne McBride

    Joanne McBride, 69, of Boothbay Harbor, died May 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

    She was born Feb. 28, 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey, to James and Teresa (Cavalli) McBride.

    Joanne graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Jersey City in 1964 and then attended Rutgers University where she received a bachelor’s degree in English education.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:30am
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    Mabelle P. Haynes

    Mabelle Piper Haynes died peacefully at home with family in Kimball, Michigan, on May 27, 2015 at the age of 89 due to complications from anemia.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:15am
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    Elwood A. Perkins

    Elwood A. Perkins, 82, of Dresden died in his home on May 25, 2015 of a long illness. He was born Oct. 22, 1932.

    Posted: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:00am
  • Celebration of life for Cynthia B. Manner

    A celebration of life for Cynthia Brown Manner, who died Dec. 29, 2014, will be held Monday, June 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., following an 11 a.m. Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 82 Atlantic Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Food will be served and all are welcome.

    Posted: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 1:30pm
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    John C. Laird

    John C. “Jack” Laird, 79, died May 24, 2015 in the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    He was born Feb. 1, 1936 to John and Florence (Brown) Laird. He grew up in Saco and graduated from Thornton Academy. He attended Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in South Portland.

    Jack served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

    Posted: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:45am
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    Robert W. Seaman

    Robert W. Seaman of Southport died Sept. 4, 2014.

    Posted: Mon, 05/25/2015 - 1:30pm
  • Graveside service for Harold M. Dow

    A graveside service for Harold M. Dow, 86, of Wiscasset who died Nov. 14, 2014 will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset with military honors. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:30pm
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    Raymond L. Murray

    Raymond L. Murray, 82, formerly of Fayette and Boothbay, died peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston.

    Born on July 25, 1932 in Mechanic Falls, he was the son of Paul A. and Floris C. (Hartford) Murray.

    Posted: Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:30am
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    Dale E. Grant

    Dale E. Grant, 46, died the evening of May 15, 2015 at the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

    Born Sept. 19, 1968 in Boothbay Harbor, he was the son of Dale G. and Patricia E. Grant of Edgecomb.

    Dale was a very intelligent person and had many talents. He was a gifted artist, history buff, was once an urchin diver, carpenter and had a very good career as a boilermaker in Local 29 out of Quincy, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:00am
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    Joyce L. Manson

    Joyce Lynn Manson, 64, of Boothbay Harbor died May 7, 2015 after a long illness.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor on April 5, 1951, daughter of Ira and Barbara Lewis. She attended local schools, becoming the business manager for the Boothbay Region Superintendent of School District for many years.

    Posted: Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Graveside service for Harold V. Webber

    A graveside service for Harold V. Webber, who died March 16, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at Union Cemetery in Southport.

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

    Posted: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:45pm
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    Jane E. Meister

    Jane Elizabeth (Winters) Meister died peacefully on May 10, 2015 at the Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor.

    Jane was born to Matthew and Ninetta (Illingworth) Winters on March 21, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended local schools and graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree.

    Posted: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Graveside service for Elizabeth M. Brown

    A graveside service for Elizabeth M. Brown, who died Jan. 24, 2015 in Zephyrhills, Florida, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath.

    Posted: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:45pm
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    Loretta McCaffery

    Loretta (DesJardins) “Lu” McCaffery of Stonington, Connecticut, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died April 20, 2015.

    Lu was born in Norwich, Connecticut, and married James McCaffery, also of Norwich, in 1947.

    Posted: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:45am
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    M. Wray Witten

    M. Wray Witten, 66, of Athens, Georgia died Dec. 3, 2014 following a battle with cancer. He was a noted environmentalist and attorney in Colorado, Ethiopia, Scotland, and most recently in Athens.

    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:30pm
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    Delbert Ketcham

    Delbert “Del” Ketcham died April 29, 2015 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, after a five month battle with lung cancer. Del and his wife, Sheila deBettencourt, moved from Wiscasset to North Carolina in December 2014 to live near their children and granddaughter.

    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:15am
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    Maxine V. Saltmarsh

    Maxine V. (Rittall) Greenleaf Saltmarsh, 96, died May 3, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Concord, New Hampshire.

    She was born in Dresden on Feb. 1, 1919 to the late John A. and Amelia A. (Brown) Rittall. She attended the local school in Dresden.

    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 9:00am
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    Clara H. Chase

    Clara Holland Chase, 98, died peacefully May 5, 2015 at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta.

    Born Feb. 1, 1917 in Andover, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Emma Jane and Chester White Holland. She attended Abbot Academy and Erskine College.

    Posted: Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:30pm
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    Alta B. Greenleaf

    Alta B. Greenleaf, 94, of Trevett, died May 5, 2015 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, after a brief illness.

    She was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Boothbay, the daughter of Cleveland C. and Elizabeth Orchard Barter. She attended local schools, graduating in the class of 1939.

    Posted: Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:45am
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    Marcia J. Ross

    Marcia Janet Ross, 89, of Alna, died May 3, 2015 at the Hill House in Bath.

    Born on July 4, 1925 in Nashua, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of Frank and Ida Angell.

    Marcia attended Wiscasset Elementary School and graduated from Wiscasset Academy. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary at Mason Station in Wiscasset, Bath Iron Works and at Whitmore Feed in Wiscasset. 

    Posted: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:15pm
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    Harry I. Lauer III

    Harry Ifill Lauer III died April 26, 2015 at his home in Camden.

    During Harry’s long battle with cancer, his courage and kindness were a remarkable inspiration for all with whom he came in contact. His acceptance and love of life along with his sense of humor were a joy to his family and all his friends.

    Posted: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am
  • Committal service for Deanna H. Mansir

    A committal service for Deanna H. Mansir, who died Jan. 26, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Dresden. 

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

    Posted: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:15am
  • Committal service for Chester R. Crocker

    A committal service for Chester R. Crocker, 92, who died March 8, 2015, will be held at noon on Saturday, May 16, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset with military honors.

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

    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:00pm