Obituaries

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  • Obituary

    Constance R. Wright

    Constance Reed “Connie” Wright, 99, died peacefully Aug. 7, 2019 at Hospice House in Auburn.

    Connie was born Oct. 10, 1919 to H. Chandler Reed and Lulu Foster Reed in West Boothbay Harbor. She had a heart attack at age 16 and missed a year of school. She attended Lewiston High School for a year on account of their short school day, which was less taxing to her health. Connie then graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1938.

    Posted: Thu, 08/22/2019 - 3:00pm
  • Celebration of Life for Arthur Stanley Bolster Jr.

    Announcing a Celebration of Life Service for Arthur Stanley Bolster Jr., and to honor his 68-year marriage to Elizabeth Winkfield Bolster. Service at Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, 125 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, Maine Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.  Rev. Robert Dent officiating. Genie O’Connell will provide organ music.

    Posted: Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:00am
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    Jeffrey S. Howard

    Jeffrey Scott Howard, 54, of Indian Road, Wiscasset died Aug. 12, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    He was born in Redondo Beach, California, a son of Clark E. and Betty Jean (Billings) Howard.

    Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 3:30pm
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    Eugene F. Walsh

    Capt. Eugene “Casey” F. Walsh Ret., USCG, 102, of Newcastle, passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of Aug. 13, 2019. 

    Born on Feb. 23, 1917 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of Patrick and Louise (Burkhart) Walsh.

    Eugene grew up in Missouri attending schools and graduating from high school there. He worked for several years, but with jobs hard to come by during the Great Depression, he and his buddies all joined various military branches.  

    Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 1:30pm
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    Gardiner Flood

    Gardiner Flood of Wiscasset, passed away on the morning of Aug. 13, 2019 at the MidCoast Hospital in Brunswick, after a long illness.  He was born on June 11, 1936, and lived his whole life in Wiscasset.

    Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:00pm
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    Carl J. Hamrin

    On Aug. 14, 2019, Carl Johan Hamrin, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of almost 87.

    Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:15am
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    Christopher Finch

    Christopher Finch died unexpectedly Aug. 10, 2019 by his own hand after using an illegal lethal drug purchased locally.

    Christopher struggled with mental illness all his adult life, starting in his early teens.

    Posted: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:15am
  • Celebration of Life for Ralva Orchard

    Celebrate the life of Ralva Orchard with her family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, Boothbay.

    Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:45am
  • Graveside service for Geraldine Blake

    A graveside service for Geraldine “Deanie” Blake, who died Jan. 26, 2019, will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Barters Island Road, Boothbay.

    Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:15am
  • Celebration of Life for Suzanne LaPlaca

    A Celebration of Life gathering for Suzanne “Suzi” LaPlaca, who died May 21, 2019, will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Barrett’s Park in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    George E. Knight

    George Elwood Knight, 72, of Alna Road, Wiscasset died August 9, 2019 at Togus Springs Hospice in Togus.

    He was born in Naples on Aug. 1, 1947, a son of Percy Edwin and Hattie Louise (Williams) Knight.

    Posted: Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:00am
  • Memorial service for David P. Fischer

    A memorial service to celebrate the life of David P. Fischer of Wiscasset will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Wiscasset High School gymnasium. During the service there will be an opportunity to share memories of him. People are invited to bring a book to swap in honor of Dave's love of reading.

    Posted: Mon, 08/12/2019 - 4:15pm
  • Celebration of Life for George Christopher

    Mike and Marcie Christopher Sr. of Boothbay Harbor will be hosting a Celebration of Life of their son, George Christopher, on Sunday, Aug. 18 at Mine Oyster, Pier 1, in Boothbay Harbor, from 1 to 4 p.m. We welcome family and intimate friends.

    Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com

    Posted: Thu, 08/08/2019 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Eric Traphagen

    Eric Traphagen, 79, formerly of Boothbay, Maine passed on to his next life on July 30, 2019, his 31st wedding anniversary.

    Eric was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He finished the last two years of high school at Staunton Military Academy in Virginia, then received a bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College in Ohio, majoring in political science.

    Posted: Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:30am
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    Kevin M. McGrath

    Kevin M. McGrath, 56, died unexpectedly Aug. 4, 2019 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

    He was born Nov. 23, 1962 to Charles and Patricia McGrath.

    Kevin visited Boothbay Harbor in the summer of 1983, he loved the harbor so much he never left. He worked at Gray’s Wharf, BIW, and as a stern man for many years.

    Posted: Mon, 08/05/2019 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Jeffrey C. Harris

    Jeffrey C. Harris, 65, of Old Bath Road, Wiscasset died July 31, 2019 at his residence after a short battle with lung cancer.

    He was born in Bath on April 7, 1954, the son of Lawrence C. and Barbara A. (King) Harris.

    Posted: Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:15am
  • Celebration of Life for Anne Kern

    A Celebration of Life for Anne Hankinson Kern will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Wilson Memorial Chapel, Ocean Point.

    Posted: Mon, 08/05/2019 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Richard W. Haggett

    Richard Webster Haggett, 90, of Wells, Maine died July 30, 2019, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire following a brief illness.

    Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 2:30pm
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    William A. Poore

    William Arthur “Willie” Poore, 52, died at his home in Stonington, Maine, on July 23, 2019.

    He was born Dec. 13, 1966 in Boothbay Harbor to Arthur and Leona Poore. He grew up in Boothbay Harbor and attended Boothbay Region High School obtaining his GED.

    Posted: Tue, 07/30/2019 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Craig L. Giles

    Craig Leland Giles, 75, died July 23 of cancer at his home in Boothbay Harbor surrounded by his family.

    He was born Feb. 15, 1944 to Leland and Ruth Bryenton Giles. He was married to Sarah Jones Giles.

    Craig was drafted into the Army in 1966 and went to Vietnam, discharged with the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, and Expert Rifle. Craig fished, lobstered and worked at various boatyards as a varnisher.

    Posted: Mon, 07/29/2019 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Dr. Judith E. Sandick

    Dr. Judith Eve Sandick of 113 River Road, Edgecomb, Maine passed away July 24, 2019 surrounded by her family following a long struggle with depression.

    Posted: Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Ellen H. Scott

    A Celebration of Life for Ellen Hunter Scott will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at the All Saints by-the-Sea chapel, Southport. The Rev. Kit Sherrill will be presiding.

    Posted: Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Alice M. Larrabee

    Alice Marian True Larkin Larrabee, 93, of Boothbay, Maine, died on July 24, 2019 at her home in Boothbay.

    Posted: Fri, 07/26/2019 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Lee S. Harris III

    On July 17, 2019, veteran and long-time Boothbay Harbor resident Lee Stout Harris III passed away at the age of 86.

    Posted: Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:15pm
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    Shirley I. Marden

    Shirley Irene Marden passed away on July 17, 2019, at the age of 91.

    Posted: Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Lincoln M. Furber

    Lincoln Morse Furber, 87, died July 16, 2019 at his home on Southport Island, Maine.

    He was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Quincy, Massachusetts and grew up in neighboring Milton, attending Milton elementary and junior high schools. His high school years were spent at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1949, president of his class, and remained a loyal alumnus all his life.

    Posted: Thu, 07/18/2019 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Christine J. Gudroe

    Christine June Gudroe, 94, of Topsham, Maine, formerly of Old Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine, passed away July 15, 2019 with her family at her side.

    She was born in Sheepscot, Maine on June 6, 1925, a daughter of Lester and Harriet (Dodge) Vinal. She graduated from Lincoln Academy and she married Raymond C. Gudroe.

    She was a bus driver for Pine Tree Academy in Freeport for many years and a little-unknown secret is that she was employed at Red’s Eats in Wiscasset.

    Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Marie Borroff

     Marie Borroff, distinguished scholar, poet, translator and teacher of English literature, and one of the pioneering women at Yale University, died at her Branford, Connecticut, home on July 5.  She was 95. A long-time summer resident of Boothbay Harbor, this is the first summer in 70-some years she was not able to view the scene she loved so well, across Bottle Cove to Indiantown Island, Ebenecook, and beyond.

    Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Elizabeth B. Creamer

    Mrs. Elizabeth Britton Creamer, 99, passed away peacefully with loving family by her side on Oct. 26, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Neil O. Cunningham

    Neil O. Cunningham, 75, of Elloree, South Carolina, passed away July 10, 2019.

    He was born on August 7, 1943 in Bath, Maine, son of the late Guy and Hattie Coffin Cunningham.

    In addition to his parents, Neil was predeceased by his children's mother, Joyce Cunningham and granddaughter, Cheryl Boulieu.

    Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Suzanne C. Bazinet

    Suzanne Claire Bazinet, 71, of Augusta, Maine, passed away on July 3, 2019 in Mansfield, Massachusetts, after a long illness. She was the daughter of Bertrand and Muriel (Provost) Bazinet of Augusta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 

    Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Alice Fossett

    A Celebration of Life for Alice Trask Fossett, who died on Feb. 21, 2019, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 81 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the church with refreshments provided by the UMW. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library in Alice’s name.

    Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Emma J. Squillante

    Emma J. Squillante, 94, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine passed away peacefully July 8, 2019.

    She was the daughter of Carl and Jennie Manna, born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 2, 1925. Emma graduated from Dedham High School in 1942. She worked as a secretary for the State Street Bank in Boston, then for Wells Jewelry in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Emma’s greatest passion in life was her family and being a mother.

    Posted: Mon, 07/15/2019 - 8:30am
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    Deane L. Hutchins

    Deane Lawrence Hutchins, M.D., 94, passed away July 8, 2019, at home in Camden, Maine, surrounded by his family. He was the son of Harold and Hazel Hutchins from Kingfield, Maine. He married Virginia Bradstreet of Albion nearly 70 years ago.

    Posted: Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:00am
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    Ernest F. Johnson

    Ernest F. Johnson, 52, 0f Eastport, Maine passed away unexpectedly at home on June 30, 2019.

    Ernest was born in Boothbay Harbor on Sept. 16, 1966, son of Olaf and Judy Johnson of Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 2:30pm
  • Celebration of Life for Stephen A. Baseman

    A Celebration of Life for Stephen A. Baseman, who died Nov. 18, 2018, will be held Friday, July 26 at 1 p.m. at Beth Israel Congregation, 862 Washington St., Bath, Maine.

    Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. A reception will be held at the Baseman home at 4 p.m.

    Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Ellen B. Baldwin

    Ellen Brooks Baldwin of New York City and most recently of St. Andrews Village Independent Living and a longtime summer resident of Capitol Island, died on July 2, 2019 of complications from an auto immune disease.

    Ellen was the first daughter of Clarence and Virginia Brooks, born on June 23, 1936.

    Posted: Wed, 07/03/2019 - 1:15pm
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    Shirley M. Dowdy

    Following a long life of 91 years, Shirley May Dowdy died peacefully at home of natural causes on June 29, 2019.

    Posted: Mon, 07/01/2019 - 4:00pm
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    John E. Veasey

    John Edwin Veasey, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, Massachusetts, passed away in the company of his family on June 27, 2019 at his home on Brockton, Ave.

    Posted: Mon, 07/01/2019 - 3:00pm
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    Deborah L. Cote

    Deborah L. Cote, 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 28, 2019 in Damariscotta.

    She was born on Feb. 14, 1959 in Portland, Maine the daughter of George and Edna (Poole) Richardson.

    Debbie grew up in Buxton and attended Bonny Eagle High School.

    Posted: Mon, 07/01/2019 - 2:45pm
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    Bradford M. Christopher

    Bradford Michael Christopher, 39, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Lewiston on May 29, 2019. 

    Born in Tarzana, California on March 31, 1980, he was a son of Michael and Renee Christopher of Alna.  

    Bradford grew up in California and attended school in Newbury Park, before moving to Maine and graduating from high school in Wiscasset.  He went on to attend the University of Maine where he studied social sciences.

    Posted: Mon, 07/01/2019 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Julia S. Nason

    Julia S. Nason passed away peacefully on Windjammer Day, June 26, 2019.

    Judy was born on Sept. 12, 1926; one of five children born to Alden and Hazel (Alley) Swett. She lived her whole life in Boothbay Harbor, growing up and raising her family on her beloved Hodgdon Cove.

    Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:15pm
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    Harry Anneley

    Harry Anneley, 90, passed away on June 21, 2019 at his home in Edgecomb, Maine.

    He was born on Dec. 7, 1928 in Dennisville, New Jersey, the son of the late Harry and Emma Anneley.

    He married his wife, Mary Ellen, on April 22, 1952.

    Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:45am
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    Richard A. Verney

    Richard Arnold Verney, 89, of Alna passed away peacefully at Togus VA Hospital in Augusta on the morning of June 22, 2019 after a brief illness.

    Richard was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Gardiner to John and Selena (Gilbey) Verney of Sheepscot Village. He was one of seven children. Richard attended Lincoln Academy and then joined the Army during the Korean War, serving his country in Labrador, Canada as a crane operator. 

    Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:30am
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    Clyde A. Perkins Jr.

    Clyde A. Perkins Jr., 87, of Gardiner Road, Dresden passed away on June 21, 2019 after a long illness.

    He was born in Dresden on Oct. 21, 1931 the son of Clyde  and Lela Perkins.

    Clyde worked at Bath Iron Works 46 years, retiring in 1997.  He also worked as a marine worm digger for over 50 years.

    Clyde enjoyed just plain working, particularly keeping his yard and home in perfect condition. He never replaced anything he couldn't fix himself.

    Posted: Mon, 06/24/2019 - 9:15am
  • Memorial service for Bertha M. Melnuk

    A memorial service for Bertha M. Melnuk who died December 11, 2018 will be held at 10 a.m.

    Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:15am
  • Celebration of Life for David R. Hart

     
    A celebration of life for David Ray Hart, who passed away Dec. 5, 2018, will be on Sunday, June 30 from 1-3 p.m. at Dresden Elementary School, 86 Cedar Grove Rd., Dresden, Maine. This is an informal event and his family hopes you can attend to share your stories and memories of him.

     

    Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:00am
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    Gail M. Andretta

    Gail Marie (Grover) Andretta, 58, of Wiscasset, Maine, passed away while surrounded by loved ones after a long fought battle with lung cancer. She passed on June 11 at 10:58 a.m. in Brunswick, Maine, at the Bodwell House.

    She was born Sept. 16, 1960 in Boothbay Harbor to Elaine (Merrill) Grover and Earnest “Buster” Grover. She attended Wiscasset schools and worked at Health Text, Bath Iron Works, and L.L. Bean.

    Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:45am
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    Suzanne LaPlaca

    Suzanne “Suzi” LaPlaca, 60, of Edgecomb and Boothbay Harbor passed away May 21, 2019 with family by her side.

    Per her request, there will be no funeral service. Instead there will be a gathering of family and friends later this summer at Barrett’s Park.

    Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:30pm
  • Graveside funeral for Clark Jones

    A graveside funeral service for Clark Jones of Wiscasset will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery on Saturday, June 22 at 11 a.m. for family and friends.

    Posted: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:45pm

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