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  • Obituary

    Robin E. Anderson

    Robin E. Anderson of Thomaston passed on with the caring support of The Sussman House in Rockport on May 16, 2020 after an arduous journey with lung cancer.

    She was born in Bath, Maine on July 3, 1955 to John R. and Barbara A. (Swope) Stover. She grew up with her USN father, her grandparents and sisters moving up and down the East Coast, graduating from Lejeune High in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University.

    Posted: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:00pm
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    Greg A. Hodgdon

    Greg A. Hodgdon, 48, of Fellowship Drive, Woolwich died on May 16, 2020.

    He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on Feb. 13, 1972, a son of Paul K. and Linda M. (Bollich) Hodgdon.

    Greg graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1991. On Aug. 14, 1993 he married Jen Cunningham. He taught at Coastal Christian School for five years.

    Posted: Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:00am
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    Debora Peters

    On May 12, 2020, Debora Peters, loving wife, mother of three children, and grandmother of three, passed away suddenly at age 60.

    Debora was born on March 9, 1960 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine to Durwood and Nancy (Hardwick) Lewis. She married Robert (Bob) Peters on Feb. 19, 1982.

    She was predeceased by her mother Nancy (Hardwick) Lewis and her brother Durwood Randall Lewis.

    Posted: Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:15am
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    Jesse Owen

    Jesse Owen, 57, passed away peacefully at home in Boothbay on May 12, 2020.

    Born on Aug. 9, 1962 in Boothbay Harbor he was the son of the Judith (Giles) Owen and the late Philip Owen.

    Jesse attended school in Boothbay and upon leaving school began his work as a carpenter. He worked for various builders throughout the region including Boothbay Home Builders, Robert Holmes, Dan Bryer and Allen Farm Fencing.

    Posted: Mon, 05/18/2020 - 8:30am
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    Darlene E. Ashby

    Darlene E. Ashby, 61 of Alna, Maine, passed away unexpectedly on the evening of May 1, 2020. 

    She was born at Miles Memorial Hospital on Oct. 23, 1958.  

    Darlene was a resident of Alna for many years, and was the daughter of Mary Ashby Sidelinger (mother), Kenneth Sidelinger (step-father) and Robert Ashby (father).  Darlene was loved by many who knew her.

    Posted: Thu, 05/14/2020 - 2:30pm
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    Marcia E. Wilson

    Marcia E. Wilson, 97, of Westport Bridge Road, Wiscasset died peacefully Saturday, May 9, 2020 at her residence.\

    She was born in Wiscasset on Aug. 5, 1922, a daughter of Harold M. and Evelyn (Bowker) Bailey.

    She graduated as valedictorian from the Wiscasset Academy in 1939. She married George H. Wilson. Marcia was employed at the school lunch program in Wiscasset until she was 76 years old.

    Posted: Thu, 05/14/2020 - 10:15am
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    Marshall Kramer

    Marshall “Howard” Kramer, 81, passed away April 30, 2020.

    Born Aug. 27, 1938 in the Bronx, New York, Howard led an amazing life as a loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather. He treasured his many strong friendships in Virginia, Maine, and around the world. He was a deeply principled, intelligent, curious man with a twisty sense of humor, and he will leave an enduring mark on those who knew him.

    Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 - 12:15pm
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    Sherry A. Guerette

    Sherry Ann Guerette, 65, of Dresden, passed with her family by her side on April 30, 2020.

    Sherry was born, a twin, in Bath, Maine on April 21, 1955 to Paul and Mildred Knight of Arrowsic. She attended Bath schools and graduated Morse High School in 1973. She then moved to Wiscasset where she raised three beautiful daughters.

    Posted: Wed, 05/06/2020 - 9:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Alice H. Thompson postponed

    A Celebration of Life service for Alice H. Thompson of Southport, scheduled for June 6 at the American Legion Hall, Boothbay, has been postponed until it is safe to congregate again.

    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 1:30pm
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    Constance K. Fletcher

    Constance Kelly Fletcher, of Summit, New Jersey, died on April 21, 2020, after suffering a stroke.

    Connie was born on Oct. 5, 1935, in Wilmington, Delaware, to Charles and Josephine Kelly.

    After graduating as the valedictorian of Mount Pleasant High School in 1953, Connie entered Cornell University where she studied English (graduating with Honors) and was president of the Delta Gamma Chi chapter. Connie’s DG sisters became her friends for life.

    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 12:15pm
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    Margaret Fahey

    Margaret “Peggy” Fahey, 76 of Wiscasset, passed away on the morning of May 1, 2020 at the Woodlands of Rockland. 

    Born in Augusta, on June 14, 1943, she was the daughter of Edward and Lola (Ellis) Fahey.

    Peggy grew up in Wiscasset, attending local schools. She would go on to work for, and be a devoted employee, to the Wiscasset School System for 29 years. She always loved walking downtown, and enjoyed walking to work everyday.

    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:15am
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    Danial T. Rogers

    Danial T. Rogers, 45, died unexpectedly at his home in Edgecomb on April 29, 2020.

    He was born Jan. 21, 1975 in Boothbay Harbor to William L. Rogers Sr. and Marie Granger Rogers. Danial grew up and attended local schools in the Boothbay region.

    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:15am
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    Marjorie L. Kluck

    Marjorie Lee Kluck, 75, of Boothbay passed away peacefully at her home on April 30, 2020.

    “Margie” was born in Boothbay to Edward Gross and Annie Brewer. She attended local schools and married Jack A. Kluck in 1967, and together they raised a family and shared their life together until his passing in 1984.
    Margie worked locally as a seafood processor at Malpeque, the Freezer and Wotton’s Lobster.

    Posted: Sun, 05/03/2020 - 10:30am
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    George M. Mansfield Jr.

    George M. Mansfield Jr., 84, a former resident of Norton, Massachusetts for 30 years and, most recently, of Lincoln, Rhode Island and Boothbay Harbor, Maine passed away peacefully April 27, 2020 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

    He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Catherine (Butler) Mansfield, whom he married June 8, 1968.

    Posted: Thu, 04/30/2020 - 2:15pm
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    Rupert Neily III

    Rupert Neily III died in a cabin overlooking Knickerbocker Lake, Boothbay, Maine, on April 27, 2020, lovingly cared for by son Aaron, partner Leslie, and sister Sandy.

    Posted: Tue, 04/28/2020 - 7:30am
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    Lester A. Barter Jr.

    Lester Arthur Barter Jr., 55, passed away peacefully at Mid Coast Hospital on April 22, 2020, after a long illness.

    Lester was born Dec. 29, 1964, to Lester A. Barter Sr., and Georgia M. Blackman (now Leeman) in Falmouth, Massachusetts, where they lived a short time until moving back to the Boothbay region in 1966.

    Posted: Mon, 04/27/2020 - 2:30pm
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    Consuelo Joerns

    Consuelo Joerns, 94, of Wiscasset, passed away on April 13, 2020, much the way she wished. She fell and broke her hip, went to the hospital for only a few days and no nursing home. Her wonderful doctor, Dr. Friedland, honored her wishes for no extraordinary efforts, and the nurses were there holding her hand as she died, knowing visitors were not allowed in the hospital because of the pandemic.

    Posted: Mon, 04/27/2020 - 12:30pm
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    Ronald J. Sheay

    Ronald J. Sheay, 86, of Stockton, New Jersey and long-time summer resident of Southport, died of a massive stroke on April 5.

    Posted: Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:45am
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    Charles W. Emerson

    Charlie William Emerson passed away suddenly on April 9, 2020 as the result of a stroke.

    Posted: Mon, 04/27/2020 - 8:00am
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    Aaron R. Scharff Jr.

    Aaron Roos “Ronnie” Scharff Jr. beloved husband of Jane Coltrain Scharff of 42 years, father of four boys, grandfather of nine, passed away at home at the age of 88 after living a wonderful life of great adventures. He was an avid photographer, sailor, pilot, scuba-diver, and voracious reader of history and biographies.

    Posted: Fri, 04/24/2020 - 12:45pm
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    John A. Reinhardt

    John Allen Reinhardt, 80, of Lee Street, Wiscasset died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Hawthorne House in Freeport.

    He was born in Evanston, IL on Sept. 5, 1939, the son of Ralph and Virginia Reinhardt.

    Posted: Thu, 04/23/2020 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Barbara J. Chubbuck

    Barbara J. Chubbuck, 72, of Kissimmee, Florida passed away on April 17, 2020 after a courageous battle with Covid-19.

    She was born on May 11, 1947, a daughter of Ralph and Vera Sites.

    She had many jobs over the years. She was previously head chef at the Wiscasset Community Center and her favorite summer job was working at Spears vegetable stand in Nobleboro.

    Posted: Wed, 04/22/2020 - 11:00am
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    Edmund K. Brown Jr.

    Edmund Karl Brown Jr., 86, died March 14, 2020 at home in Bristol, Maine.

    He was born in Torrington, Connecticut in 1933, the son of Edmund Karl Brown Sr. and Pauline C. (Green) Brown. He grew up in Torrington, where he helped with the family orchard and cider business, and summered in Boothbay Harbor.

    He was predeceased by his wife Diane (Dee) Brown and siblings, Cynthia Manner and Robert Brown.

    Posted: Wed, 04/22/2020 - 8:00am
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    Dolores O’Byrne

    Dolores (Lola) de Hoyos O’Byrne, a citizen of the world and passionate cultural steward, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 19, 2020 of multiple myeloma.  She was 91.

    Posted: Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Atwood F. Stevens Jr.

    Atwood Franklin “Frank” Stevens Jr., 76, passed away peacefully at his home on April 17, 2020 with his loving family by his side.

    Posted: Mon, 04/20/2020 - 4:00pm
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    David J. Shepherd

    David J. Shepherd, 55, of Sandown, New Hampshire, formerly of Wiscasset, passed away April 13, 2020 at his residence.

    He was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on Oct. 10, 1964, the son of Phillip J. and Mary E. (Caton) Shepherd.

    In 1983 he graduated from Wiscasset High School and entered the United States Army. David was employed by several computer companies as a networking engineer.

    Posted: Mon, 04/20/2020 - 11:15am
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    Dr. Elinor W.F. Downs

    Dr. Elinor Whitney Fosdick Downs died of natural causes on April 13, 2020 at Springhouse, her Residential Community in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts at the age of 108, embraced in person by her daughter and (virtually) by her son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family who were with her in spirit but could not be present because of the coronavirus.

    Posted: Fri, 04/17/2020 - 2:30pm
  • Mary Lee Brown celebration of life postponed

    The celebration of life service for Mary Lee Brown of Boothbay Harbor, scheduled for May 15 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Boothbay Harbor, has been postponed until it is safe to congregate again, her family announced this week.

    Posted: Wed, 04/15/2020 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Juliana D. Thompson

    Juliana DuBois Wilson Thompson, 90, died peacefully in her sleep April 11, 2020 in Naples, Florida from complications of lung failure. She was a longtime summer resident of the Boothbay region.

    Posted: Tue, 04/14/2020 - 4:00pm
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    Cora J. Tarbox

    Cora Jean Tarbox, 93, of Westport Island, Maine and San Diego, California, passed away at her home in California on April 11.

    She was born Dec. 21, 1926 in Fairfax, California, the fourth daughter and youngest child of Johann and Johanna Sybenga.

    Posted: Mon, 04/13/2020 - 2:15pm
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    John T. Underwood

    John Thomas Underwood passed onto Heaven on April 9, 2020 while doing what he did best, helping other people.

    Posted: Mon, 04/13/2020 - 10:30am
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    Tamara E. Page

    Tamara (Tammy) Elizabeth Page, 55, passed away on April 7, 2020.

    Tammy was born May 11, 1964 to Sandra and Stanley Page in Boothbay Harbor, Maine She attended Boothbay schools, graduating in 1982 from Boothbay Region High School.

    Soon after graduation her adventurous spirit took her to Tucson, Arizona for nine years where she worked as a CNA, attended nursing school at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College and held various positions in restaurants.

    Posted: Mon, 04/13/2020 - 8:30am
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    Edwin J. Green

    Edwin J. “Ed” Green, 71, passed away April 2, 2020 at his home in Boothbay Harbor surrounded by his family.

    He was born July 11, 1948 in Waltham, Massachusetts, to Donald Green and Virginia Gamage. He graduated from Arlington High School (MA) in 1966. He went on to attend Boston University from 1966-1967 and graduated from the Lowell Tech’s Kennedy College of Sciences in 1971 with a bachelor of science degree in meteorology.

    Posted: Sun, 04/12/2020 - 8:15am
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    James G. Harnedy Jr.

    James G. “Jim” Harnedy Jr. passed away peacefully on April 9, 2020 in Machias at age 87.

    Posted: Sun, 04/12/2020 - 8:15am
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    John R. Hutchins

    John R. Hutchins, 53, died April 7, 2020 at his home in Boothbay after a brief illness.

    Posted: Sun, 04/12/2020 - 7:45am
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    Kenneth L. Sullivan

    Kenneth Leslie Sullivan, formerly of Wiscasset, passed away at the age of 94 on April 6, 2020 at his home in Schooner Cove, Damariscotta, Maine. He leaves his wife of 73 years, Barbara.

    He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Sullivan Knowlton, also of Wiscasset.

    Posted: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 3:15pm
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    William H. Swan

    Our darling man, William (Bill) Harmanus Swan, 95, took the next step in this glorious life and passed away peacefully on March 25, 2020. We will miss his strength, stamina, love of family and life, desire to help others, smile, and creative puns.

    Posted: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 1:45pm
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    Leila M. Barter

    Leila M. Barter, 82, passed away peacefully on Sun., April 5, 2020 at the Gregory Wing, St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.

    Leila was born on Feb. 16, 1938 to Alexander and Esther Barter the youngest of 11 children. Leila grew up on Barters Island and attended local schools.

    Posted: Wed, 04/08/2020 - 8:30am
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    Dorothy A. Sibley

    Although it is probably frowned upon to speak of actually dying in an obituary, it is important here. The art of dying well is not a topic that you hear a lot about these days, but it was something that Dorothy understood. On April 2nd of 2020, Dorothy Arlene Sibley passed away in peace, at her own home, in her own bed, surrounded by family. Just as planned. Those who knew Dorothy well, knew that life for her was always in order.

    Posted: Tue, 04/07/2020 - 9:15am
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    Malcolm R. Jones

    Malcolm Rodney “Mickey” Jones of Wiscasset passed away peacefully at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on April 5, 2020, after several months of battling Lewy Body Dementia.

    Mickey was born in Damariscotta, on Aug. 24, 1942, the son of Ralph and Grace Jones of Alna. He grew up in Alna where he attended grade school. He graduated from Erskine Academy in South China, class of 1960.

    Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:45pm
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    Syvilla A. Sukeforth

    Syvilla Ada Wyman Sukeforth, 83, a long-time resident of Wiscasset, went home to be with the Lord on April 2, 2020 with family by her side.

    Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:00am
  • Celebration of Life for Carla Allen

    A Celebration of Life for Carla Allen (Fritz) will be held on Aug. 8, 2020, at the Southport Town Hall, noon-6 p.m. Please come with memories and stories.

    Posted: Mon, 04/06/2020 - 7:45am
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    Patricia R. Zolper

    Local artist and long-time Boothbay Harbor summer resident Patricia Ryan Zolper, 90, died March 30, 2020 at the Country House retirement community in Greenville, Delaware.

    Posted: Thu, 04/02/2020 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Carroll M. Vannah

    Carroll M. Vannah, 84, of East Boothbay, Maine passed away peacefully at the Gosnell House in Scarborough on March 28, 2020.

    Carroll was born in Damariscotta in 1936 to Kenneth Wilson Vannah and Velma Russell Creamer. He grew up in Nobleboro and attended local schools.

    He married Alice M. Poore and together they raised their daughter Cathleen.

    Posted: Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:30am
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    Linda R. Toothaker

    Linda Rosemarie Toothaker, 69, of Brunswick, formerly of Harpswell, passed away at home on March 28, 2020 in the company of loving family members.

    She was born in Lewiston, Maine, daughter of Armand R. and Pauline R. (Lacharite) Bernier on Nov. 28 1950. She attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1969. She married Olcott (Tubba) Toothaker on Sept. 27, 1969.

    Posted: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:15am
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    Ethyle C. Smith

    Ethyle (Tootie) Corinne Smith, 90, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2020 at St. Andrews Village, Assisted Living, Boothbay Harbor, Maine and went on to hold her two youngest children once again, her daughters, Kathleen and Kimberly, who predeceased her and for whom she desperately missed.

    Posted: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:00am
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    Charles L. Bailey

    Charles L. Bailey, 81, of Damariscotta, formerly of Edgecomb, passed away March 20, 2020.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Feb. 3, 1939, a son of Linwood Arthur and Rosetta (Kennerson) Bailey.

    He attended local schools and Bridge Academy. On Feb. 18, 1961 he married Gloria I. Russell and was stationed in Iceland serving in the U.S. Air Force when they married.

    Posted: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 2:15pm
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    John J. Riley Jr.

    John J. “Jack” Riley Jr. of Callawassie Island passed away in Beaufort, South Carolina on Feb. 20, 2020. He was 88 years old. 

    Posted: Wed, 03/25/2020 - 1:00pm
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    Elizabeth L. Sprague

    We are saddened to announce the death of our mother Elizabeth Littlefield Sprague on March 10, 2020 surrounded by her family. Mom battled Alzheimer’s disease for the past 13 years and had been residing at Maine General Rehabilitation and Long Term Care-Glenridge in Augusta, since March 18, 2013.

    Posted: Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:15am
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    John L. Ross

    John Laird Ross, 73, passed away on March 17, 2020 at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.

    Posted: Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:30am

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