Obituaries

  • Obituary

    Mary Margaret Day, obituary

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:30pm

    MADISON — Mary M. Day, 75, passed away Dec. 13, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Mary was born at home in Manchester on July 28, 1939. She is the daughter of Brian and Julia Wheeler Day.

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    Lucille T. Bailey, obituary

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 9:45am

    LINCOLNVILLE — Lucille T. Bailey, 88, died Dec. 15, 2014, at her home in Lincolnville. Born in Corinna on June 26, 1926, she was the daughter of John H. and Lettie (Neil) Tuttle.

    In 1927, her family moved to Wilton and in 1934, moved to Farmington. She attended schools in Wilton, was a member of the Class of 1944 at Farmington High School and attended Colby College in Waterville.

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  • Obituary

    Enrique "Ike" Kilayko, obituary

    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00pm

    RACKLIFF ISLAND — Enrique "Ike" Kilayko, of St. George, Stuart, Fla. and formerly of Weston, Mass., died Dec. 13, 2014, at his home on Rackliff Island. He was 76.

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  • Obituary

    Anne Maher, obituary

    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 10:00pm

    OWLS HEAD — Anne Judith Orosz Maher, 69, died peacefully Dec. 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was born Nov. 15, 1945, to Charles and Marguerite Orosz in Skowhegan. In 1961, the family moved to Rockland, and Anne graduated from Rockland District High School in 1964.

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  • Obituary

    Audrey Little, obituary

    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 7:15pm

    WASHINGTON — Audrey Little, 94, passed away Dec. 12, 2014, at the Augusta Center for Health in Augusta. Audrey was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Chappaqua, N.Y., to Henry J. and Georgianna (Dean) Johnson. She grew up in Chappaqua and graduated from Horace Greeley High School in the Class of 1939.

    She worked at Cambridge Instruments in White Plains, N.Y., and later as a homemaker. She married John D. Little and they lived in Old Lyme, Conn., until 1979. She moved to Washington in 1979.

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  • Obituary

    Ellen Louise Howes, obituary

    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 3:45pm

    ARUNDEL — Ellen Louise [Hills] Howes, 61, of Arundel, passed away peacefully Dec. 4, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Belfast on Nov. 24, 1953. She graduated from Belfast Area high School in 1972 and University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., with a degree in recreation.

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  • Notice

    Lucille T. Bailey, notice

    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 3:30pm

    LINCOLNVILLE — Lucille T. Bailey, 88, wife of Manley "Joe" Bailey, died Dec. 15, 2014, at her home in Lincolnville. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Calling hours will be held Friday, Dec. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden. There will be a memorial service held Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden, with the Rev. Adam Kohlstrom officiating.

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  • Obituary

    Donald Moffitt, obituary

    Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:00am

    MONROE — Donald Moffitt, 83, died Dec. 10, 2014, in Monroe. He was born July 20, 1931, in Boston and lived in Manhattan for a number of years working as a public relations executive, industrial filmmaker and ghostwriter before moving to Monroe in the 1960s with his wife, Ann, who predeceased him in December 2005.

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  • Notice

    Doretha ‘Dorie’ M. Corbitt, notice

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 1:45pm

    ROCKPORT — Doretha M. "Dorie" Corbitt, 74, of Rockport, died Dec. 9, 2014, at Anderson Inn. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Calling hours will be held Friday, Dec. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.  at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Camden.

  • Obituary

    Raymond Gross, obituary

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:45am

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Raymond Emerton Gross, retired publisher of The Courier Gazette of Rockland, died Dec. 7, 2014, of congestive heart failure, following a period of rapidly declining health. He is survived by his brother, Richard H. Gross of Augusta; his children, Michael Gross of Mashpee, Mass., and Martha Hawley of Worcester, Mass.; and his grandchildren, James and David Gross, and Jeremiah and Shane Hawley.

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  • Obituary

    Pixie Day, obituary

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:00pm

    WASHINGTON — Pixie A. Day, 88, of Washington, died Dec. 7, 2014, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., on July 18, 1926, to Frank and Ernestine (Sherman) Garrity.

    She grew up in Connecticut and attended local schools. She moved to Tenants Harbor in 1963.

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  • Obituary

    C. Bryce Smallwood, obituary

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 3:15pm

    THOMASTON — C. Bryce Smallwood, 77, died Dec. 7, 2014, at his home following an extended illness.

    Born in Rockland on Jan. 30, 1937, he was the son of Raymond and Genevieve Lindsey Smallwood, and stepson of Wesley L. McGibney.

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  • Obituary

    Irene Mehuren, obituary

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:30pm

    SEARSMONT — Irene “Penney” Mehuren, passed away peacefully Dec. 9, 2014, at a local nursing home after a brief illness. She was born in 1930, the daughter of Doris Flye and Weldon (Sam) Penney.

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  • Service notice

    Judith Simonton Nutter, service notice

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:45am

    CAMDEN — A celebration and remembrance of Judith Burke Simonton Nutter, who died Nov. 8, 2014, will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at The Country Inn in Rockport.

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  • Notice

    Elizabeth Harvey, notice

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

    UNION — Elizabeth M. Harvey, 86, died peacefully Dec. 4, 2014, with her family at her side, at her home.

    A graveside celebration of Elizabeth's life will be announced in the spring, when a full obituary will be published.

    Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home.

     

  • Obituary

    Lieselotte ‘Lotte’ Eichenlaub Dodd, obituary

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Lieselotte “Lotte” Eichenlaub Dodd, 72, passed away Dec. 7, 2014, after a period of declining health at Winship Green in Bath.

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  • Obituary

    Elsie Morang, obituary

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:45pm

    ROCKLAND — Elsie M. Morang, 92, died peacefully Dec. 1, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Born in China on May 6, 1922, she was one of eight children born to Lee S. and Elizabeth Jackson Pullen.

    On Nov. 5, 1940, she married Roger W. Morang in Hallowell. Shortly thereafter the couple moved to Rockland. where they raised their children and lived most of their married lives.

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  • Obituary

    Robert Maddox, obituary

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:45pm

    PITTSTON – Robert W. Maddox, 86, died Dec. 5, 2014, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta, after an extended illness.

    Born in Warren, Pa., on April 6, 1928, he was the son of Gerald and Estelle Nelson Maddox. He attended local schools and after moving to Camden at a young age, was educated in Camden schools.

    He was a U.S. Navy, World War II veteran.

    For several years Bob lived in Wisconsin with his family and while there, worked as a welder.

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  • Obituary

    Sterling Norwood, obituary

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:30pm

    WARREN — Sterling E. Norwood, 60, died unexpected Dec. 7, 2014, at his home. He was born June 30, 1954, in Rockland, to Ralph and Anna Thomas Norwood.

    Sterling grew up in Warren and graduated from Medomak Valley High School in the Class of 1972. He married Cindy McKellar on Sept. 11, 1977.

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  • Notice

    C. Bryce Smallwood, notice

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 3:30pm

    THOMASTON – C. Bryce Smallwood, 77, died Dec. 7, 2014, following an extended illness. A complete obituary will be published.

    Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland, where a funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.

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  • Obituary

    Mary Ann Beinecke, obituary

    Monday, December 8, 2014 - 4:45pm

    WALDOBORO — Mary Ann Beinecke, 87, of Waldoboro, formerly of Port Clyde, and Williamstown and Nantucket, Mass., died peacefully Nov. 24, 2014.

    She was born March 5, 1927, in Manitowoc, Wisc., daughter of Julius E. and Olive (Blumenstein) Hamachek. After high school in Manitowoc, she attended UCLA and Connecticut College, studying art and botany, leaving college in 1947 to marry Herbert H. Hinrichs of Staten Island, a malt and hops broker.

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  • In memory of Matthew David Rankin

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 5:15pm

    Matthew David Rankin
    July 30, 1986 — Dec. 7, 2013

    It has been a year and not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
    It was an honor to be your brother, I just wish we had more time together.
    Nobody could ever take your place in my heart.
    I am thankful of the time we had together.
    I will never forget all the great memories we shared growing up together.
    You will never be forgotten and will always be miss greatly.

  • In memory of Matthew D. Rankin

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:30pm

    IN MEMORY OF MATTHEW D. RANKIN

    JULY 30 1986 – DEC 7, 2013

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  • Notice

    John E. Murray III, notice

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

    WALDOBORO — John E. Murray III, 69, owner of Hillside Collision Center in Waldoboro, died Dec. 2, 2014, at his home in Nobleboro.

    Service information and a full obituary will be published.

    Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home.

  • Obituary

    Alice McCartney, obituary

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00pm

    OWLS HEAD — Alice Louise Winters McCartney, 88, died peacefully Nov. 24, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, following a short illness.

    Born in Waterville on April 16, 1926, she was the daughter of Amos and Georgia Grindle Winters. Alice graduated from the Faye School of Business in Boston in 1946. Thereafter, during the early years of her marriage to Howard R. McCartney, she worked as a bank loan officer and retired as vice president.

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  • Obituary

    Milton Dyer, obituary

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:30pm

    CAMDEN — Milton Earl Dyer Jr., 92, died Nov. 24, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden. Born in Camden on Jan. 30, 1922, and was the son of Milton E. and Azizeh "Elizabeth" (Ayoube) Dyer.

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  • Obituary

    Clyde Drinkwater, obituary

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:15pm

    SPRUCE HEAD — Clyde E. Drinkwater, 64, died during the week of Nov. 23, 2014, of natural causes at his home.

    Born in Rockland on Oct. 5, 1950, he was the son of Kenneth L. and Margaret Norman Drinkwater. Growing up in Spruce Head, he attended South Thomaston and Rockland schools. He was a 1968 graduate of Rockland District High School. That summer he worked at the former Rockland Auto Supply on Park Street, until enlisting in the United States Navy.

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  • Obituary

    Doris Huber, obituary

    Monday, December 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

    ROCKLAND – Doris Taylor Huber, 90, died Nov. 28, 2014, surrounded by her family at her Bartlett Woods home.

    Born Aug. 6, 1924, in Calais, she was the daughter of Herbert A. and Mary Carl Taylor. Raised in Bingham, she attended Bingham schools and was valedictorian of Bingham High School class of 1941.

    That fall she began studies at Colby College in Waterville, where she graduated in 1945 having earned a Bachelor of Arts in history.

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  • Obituary

    Patricia Beckett, obituary

    Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:45pm

    THOMASTON — Patricia Ann (Wallace) Beckett, 67, died Nov. 25, 2014, at Maine Medical Center in Portland following a long illness. Born July 5, 1947, in Thomaston, she was the daughter of William A. and Celia Stone Wallace.

    She attended local schools and was a member of the first graduating class of the newly built Georges Valley High School in 1964. Upon graduation at the age of 16, she began work at Knox Hospital in Rockland.

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  • Obituary

    Francoise Hebert, obituary

    Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Francoise Hebert, 83, entered into rest Nov. 27, 2014, at the Knox Center for Long Term Care.

    Born in Cozes, France, on June 19, 1931, she was the daughter of Pierre and Jane Transon Graviere. Francoise completed her education in France, where she attended University for two years.

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  • Obituary

    Doris Fargo, obituary

    Friday, November 28, 2014 - 1:30pm

    SPRUCE HEAD – Doris Smith Fargo, 83, died peacefully, Thursday, November 27, 2014 from complications following a severe stroke.

    Born March 31, 1931, in Norristown, Pa., she was the daughter of Fred and Pauline Gerhart Smith.

    Doris graduated from Souderton Area High School and was employed at the Harleysville Insurance Company. There she met her future husband, Earl. The two were married and have enjoyed 59 wonderful years together.

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  • Obituary

    Frederick Gersbach, obituary

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:45pm

    GLEN COVE — Fred Gersbach, 80, passed away Nov. 13, 2014, after a short illness. Born April 18, 1934, in Jamaica Plain, Mass., he was the son of Frederick Joseph and Sara (Moog) Gersbach and was a graduate of Wayland High School in Wayland, Mass.

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  • Obituary

    Frederick Philip, obituary

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Frederick J. Philip Sr., 81, died Nov. 22, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home, after a period of declining health.

    Born in Vinalhaven on Aug. 4, 1933, he was one of 11 children of John M. “Red” and Clara Walls Philip. He was a graduate of Vinalhaven High School.
    July 9, 1955, he married Nancy A. Metcalf in Rockland, where they lived all their married lives. Nancy died September 11, 2003.

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    Gloria Parker, obituary

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:45pm

    CAMDEN - Gloria Parker, 83, passed away Nov. 17, 2014, surrounded by her family.

    Gloria grew up in Appleton and graduated from Appleton High School in 1950. After spending time traveling she married Howard Dyer in 1960 and settled in Camden.

    She lived in the same house for 50 years. When Howard died in 2001, they had been married more than 40 years. She later married Frank Parker, who predeceased her this year.

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    Robert Jones, obituary

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:30pm

    WARREN — Robert S. Jones, 65, died Nov. 20, 2014, at his home in Warren. He was born Jan. 27, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Robert Virgil Jones and Jacqueline Gray Jones. He grew up in Iowa and then moved to Westport, Conn., at the age of 12.

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  • Obituary

    Alan Grinnell, obituary

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:30am

    DEXTER — Lt. Alan Michael Grinnell, 61, detective lieutenant of the Dexter Police Department, was gently placed in the hands of his Heavenly Father on Nov. 17, 2014, of natural causes.

    Born June 9, 1953, in Camden, he was the son of Arthur E. and Virginia (Chapman) Grinnell. A 1971 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, he married Elizabeth McClellan on Oct. 21, 1971, whom he remained married to until his passing.

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  • Obituary

    John N. Dole, obituary

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:00am

    ST. GEORGE — John Nicholas Dole, 84, passed away peacefully Nov. 18, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center, surrounded by his family, following a period of declining health.

    Born in Nottingham, England, on Dec. 6, 1929, he was the adopted son of John Soper and Margaret Fernald Dole.

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  • Obituary

    Roberta Lear, obituary

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:00am

    BELFAST — Roberta H. (Hallowell) Lear, 93, of Belfast, passed away Nov. 23, 2014, at Tall Pines. She was born July 4, 1921, in Belfast, the daughter of Vilento and Faustie (Hanson) Hallowell.

    Roberta was a long-time Belfast resident who moved to Unity in 1991. She was a bookkeeper at Consumers Fuel in Belfast for 36 years. Some of her greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time with her family and her little dog, Holly.

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    Bicyclist killed in Waldoboro

    Monday, November 24, 2014 - 8:45am

    WALDOBORO — A young man who had been riding his bike in Waldoboro was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night, Nov. 22.

    According to Police Chief William Labombarde, at approximately 8:34 p.m. Waldoboro police and a Waldoboro ambulance crew responded to Feylers Corner Road, where they found Jessie Hayden. He had been struck by a 1999 GMC Yukon, police reported.

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  • Obituary

    Earl Pearse, obituary

    Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:15am

    HOPE — Earl Lester Pearse, 88, a life-long resident of Hope, died Nov. 18, 2014, at Knox Center For Long Term Care in Rockland. Born in Hope on Dec. 23, 1925, he was the son of Aubrey Lester and Cora Velma (Dennison) Pearse. He was educated at Camden High School before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the European Theatre.

    On Jan. 27, 1950, he married Joye True. They enjoyed 38 years of marriage and raising their five children before she died in 1988.

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    Walter Griffin, notice

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:15pm

    BELFAST — Walter D. Griffin Jr., 68, of Belfast, passed away Nov. 20, 2014, in Bangor. He was born Jan. 2, 1946 in Holyoke, Mass., the son of the late Walter and Mary (Deane) Griffin.

    Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

  • Notice

    Earl Pearse, notice

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

    HOPE — Earl L. Pearse, 88, of Hope, died Nov. 18, 2014, at Knox Center For Long Term Care in Rockland. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Hope Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc., 475 Camden Road, Hope, ME 04847.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

  • Obituary

    Marian Wall, obituary

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:00am

    ROCKLAND — Marian H. Wall, 94, died Nov. 15, 2014, at the Woodlands, following a long illness.

    Born in Portland on Aug/ 19, 1920, she was the daughter of Ralph M. and Julia Pettee Flanders. Having moved to Waldoboro as a young girl, she was a 1937 graduate of Waldoboro High School.

    For several years, she resided in Warren, where she was employed at the Warren Woolen Mill. She attended the White Oak Grange.

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    Rita Lorenzen, obituary

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

    ROCKPORT — Rita Mae Lorenzen, 87, died Nov. 12, 2014, at her home in Rockport. Born in Camden on May 3, 1927, she was the daughter of Gordon P. and Mae (Fitton) Cash, and was a graduate of Rockport High School.

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  • Obituary

    Martha Lord, obituary

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:45pm

    TENANTS HARBOR and GREENWICH, Conn. — Martha U. Lord, 93, died peacefully Oct. 28, 2014, with her loving family at her side, at her home on Turkey Point.

    Born Aug. 16, 1921, in Milwaukee, Wisc., she was the daughter of John and Loretta Syburg Urquhart. Martha was a graduate of Madeira School for Girls in Virginia, and later graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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    John Sullivan, obituary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:30pm

    WINDSOR and THOMASTON — John R. Sullivan, of Windsor and Thomaston, and formerly of Northborough, Mass., died suddenly Nov. 11, 2014, at the age of 62.

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  • Obituary

    Joan LaFrance, obituary

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:15am

    WARREN — Joan Knowlton LaFrance, 73, died Nov. 11, 2014, at Miles Medical Center in Damariscotta, following an extended illness.

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  • Obituary

    Bruce W. Seekins Sr., obituary

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:30pm

    BELFAST — Bruce Wayne Seekins Sr., 48, of Belfast, passed away on Nov. 10, 2014, in Portland. He was born Dec, 29, 1965, son of the late Harold Burton and Berdena (Hubbard) Seekins Sr.

    Bruce attended Searsport area schools as well as Waldo County Technical Center in the forestry program. After graduating in 1985, he went on to work in the wood business for many years.

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  • Obituary

    Judith Simonton Nutter, obituary

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:15pm

    CAMDEN – On Nov. 8, 2014, Judith Mary Burke Simonton Nutter's heart, soul and spirit went to be with her Heavenly Father. She passed away with loved ones near at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill.

    Judith was born July 26, 1938, in Hartford, Conn., to Edward Joseph “Joe” and Carrie Tibbetts Burke. Following the death of Joe in 1954, Carrie married Laurence Miller, always a family friend, who became a wonderful father and grandfather, sharing a love of the outdoors and fun.

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    Frank Parker, obituary

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

    CAMDEN - Frank E. Parker, loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, papa and friend, passed away Oct. 30, 2014, with family by his side. Frank met his death as he lived his life, honorably and without fear.

    In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 477 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101.

    Interment will be in the spring and an announcement of the date will be made.