Obituaries

  • Obituary

    John Lohnes, obituary

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 6:15am

    SOUTH CHINA — John E. Lohnes, a native Mainer and resident of South China, died on Oct. 26, 2014, following surgery. John was known by many friends for his infectious sense of humor and strong work ethic.

    Born in Lewiston on April 25, 1939, John was the second of six children of beloved parents Irving "Jack" and Jeannette (Cote) Lohnes.

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    Paul S. Brancella, obituary

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Paul Sergio Brancella, 74, of Rockland, died unexpectedly Oct. 24, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Born in Italy on July 18, 1942, he was the son of Rudolpho and Maria Brancella and moved to New York City at the age of 16 with his family.

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    Edward Norris, obituary

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

    SPRUCE HEAD — Edward “Ted” Norris, 58, died peacefully Oct. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born Aug. 20, 1956, he was the son of Elizabeth Norris. Although born in Boston, Mass., Ted spent his childhood summers at his grandfather's home on Linekin Bay in East Boothbay. As a young man he made East Boothbay his home and worked as an artist, ocean diver and restauranteur.

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  • Obituary

    Denise Pullen Morton, obituary

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:45am

    ROCKLAND — Denise Pullen Morton, 49, of Rockland, passed away Oct. 21, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family. Her life began Nov. 13, 1964, in New York City.

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    Paul S. Brancella, notice

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:30pm

    ROCKLAND — Paul S. Brancella, 74, died unexpectedly Oct. 24, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Paul is the father of Bianca and Tianna Brancella. A complete obituary will be published later.

    There will be a memorial mass held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7 Union St. in Camden.

    Memorial gifts in his memory may be made to the Paul S. Brancella Memorial Fund, c/o The First, P.O. Box 728, Rockland ME 04841.

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    Sandra J. Allen, service notice

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:45am

    NORTHPORT — Sandra J. Allen, 69, of Northport, passed away Sept. 28, 2014.

    A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 7 Eagle Drive in Northport.

    Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

  • Obituary

    Deirdre Stein Tallberg, obituary

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:30am

    CAMDEN — Deirdre Sue Stein (Tallberg), 47, passed away Oct. 19, 2014, unexpectedly, of natural causes. She was born in Rockland on June 3, 1967.

    She was a 1985 graduate of Rockland District High School. Deirdre spent most of her career enjoying her passion for real estate, most recently with Sothebys Legacy Properties in Camden.

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    Inza Perry, notice

    Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:45pm

    Warren — Inza Perry, 75, passed away Oct. 12, 2014, at Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln.

    Inza was born in Rockland on April 26, 1939, to Clarence and Mabel (Moody) Peabody and resided for many years in Warren.

    A graveside service was held Oct. 25, 2014 . Inza was laid to rest in the family lot at Fairview Cemetery on Patterson Mill Road in Warren.

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    Capt. Thomas N. Tarbox, notice

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

    CAMDEN — Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Thomas N. Tarbox, 79, of Camden, died Oct. 16, 2014, at Maine Medical Center in Portland from complications following surgery.

    He was the husband of Judith Tarbox; father of Ward Tarbox of Tucson, Ariz., and Tricia Clinch of Douglas, Ariz. His career spanned from 1957 through 1990, including service in Viet Nam.

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    Russell Willey, obituary

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:45pm

    SANFORD — Russell L. Willey III, 54, died Oct. 21, 2014, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, after an extended illness.

    Born in Rockland on Sept. 26, 1960, he was the son of Russell L. Jr. and Gloria J. Willey Davis. Growing up in Tenants Harbor, he attended St. George School and Georges Valley High School in Thomaston.

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  • Obituary

    Robert Warren, obituary

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:30pm

    SPRUCE HEAD, MAINE — Robert Evans Warren, 92, died Oct. 20, 2014, at his home. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., on March 10, 1922, he was the son of Glenn Barton and Gertrude Sauer Warren. He was the husband of Nancy Price Warren and the late Ruth Edwards Warren, who died May 29, 1998.

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  • Obituary

    Wayne Sirois, obituary

    Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:30am

    THOMASTON — Wayne A. Sirois, 64, died peacefully Oct. 22, 2014, at home, following a brief illness. His loving family was at his side.

    Born July 19, 1950, in Skowhegan, he was the son of Able and Doris Vigue Sirois. Wayne grew up on Halifax Street in Winslow, and was a 1968 graduate of Winslow High School. Following graduation he attended Thomas College and later University of Maine at Farmington, where he was working toward a teaching degree.

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  • Notice

    Deirdre Stein Tallberg, notice

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:00pm

    CAMDEN — Deirdre Stein Tallberg, 47, beloved mother of Allison Jencks and Madison Tallberg, passed away Oct. 19, 2014, from natural causes. A full obituary will be published.

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

  • Obituary

    Annette ‘Tootie’ Stone, obituary

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:00pm

    OWLS HEAD — Annette "Tootie" Stone, 53, died Oct. 16, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, after a two-year battle with cancer.

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  • Obituary

    Taylor Mazurek, obituary

    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:45am

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Taylor Mae Mazurek, 20, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Rockland, died unexpectedly Oct. 15, 2014, of natural causes in Springfield, Mo.

    Born in Rockport on March 22, 1994, she was the daughter of Edward J. Mazurek Jr. and Laurie L. Taylor Mazurek.

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  • Obituary

    Marla Rogers, obituary

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:15am

    OWLS HEAD — Marla M. Rogers, 74, died Oct. 15, 2014, at Knox Center for Long Term Care following several months of declining health.

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    Taylor Mazurek, notice

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:00am

    SPRINGFIELD, Miss. — Taylor M. Mazurek, 20, a third-year honors student at Drury University and formerly of Rockland, died unexpectedly Oct., 15, 2014, of natural causes. A full obituary will be published.

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

  • Obituary

    Guy R. Porter Sr., obituary

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:15pm

    THORNDIKE — Guy R. Porter Sr. passed away Oct. 12, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Guy was born Oct. 22, 1927, to William and Geneva Porter in New Brunswick, Canada.

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  • Obituary

    Evelyn E. Martin, obituary

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:30pm

    CAMDEN — Evelyn Elizabeth Martin, 90, died peacefully Oct. 8, 2014, with her family by her side, at Waldo County General Hospital, after several years of declining health. She was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Worcester, Mass., the only child of Charles and Rachel (Pearson) Nelson.

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  • Obituary

    Dr. Herrold Headley, obituary

    Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

    CAMDEN — Dr. Herrold E. Headley, 95, passed away suddenly Sept. 16, 2014, in Camden. The eldest son of Ross W. and Pearl B. Headley, he was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Athens, Ohio.

    He is survived by his daughters, Erin Headley of London, England, and Janis Trudo of Weare, N.H; their mother was the organist, Romette Headley Arnold, his first wife. He is also survived by a sister, Martha J. Smith of Rich Hill, Mo.; and her children.

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  • Obituary

    Sandra L. Kaler, obituary

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:45pm

    WINDSOR — Sandra L. Kaler, 61, died unexpectedly Oct. 11, 2014, in South Thomaston.

    Born in Rockland on Aug. 26, 1953, she was the daughter of Dorothy Conant. She was educated locally.

    For many years Sandra worked in the dietary department at Pen Bay Medical Center.

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  • Obituary

    Harold Jackson Jr., obituary

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:15pm

    BELFAST — Harold A. Jackson Jr., 93, of Belfast, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the local hospital. He was born May 27, 1922, the son of the late Harold A. and Mildred (Smith) Jackson Sr.

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  • Obituary

    Joseph Pulkkinen, obituary

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:45am

    UXBRIDGE, Mass. — Joseph Pulkkinen, 64, husband of Diane Bunker Pulkkinen, died Oct. 9, 2014, at Milford Regional Medical Center following a brief but gallant battle against cancer.

    Born in Boothbay Harbor on March 3, 1950, he was the son of Matti J. and Pauline E. Thompson Pulkkinen.

    After moving with his family to Owls Head, Joe was educated in local schools and was a 1968 graduate of Rockland District High School. He attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

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  • Obituary

    Reino E. Saastamoinen, obituary

    Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:45pm

    CUSHING — Reino E. Saastamoinen, 94, died peacefully Oct. 9, 2014 at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

    Born in Quincy, Mass., on April 27, 1920, he was the son of Matti and Hanna Malinen Saastamoinen. Educated in Thomaston, he was a 1939 graduate of Thomaston High School.

    In 1941, Reino married Estelle Moore in Thomaston. Together they made their home in Cushing. Mrs. Saastamoinen passed away in 1996.

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  • Obituary

    Harold Wentworth, obituary

    Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:30pm

    NEW CASTLE — Harold E. Wentworth, 68, died unexpectedly Oct. 11, 2014, at home.

    Born in Camden on Feb. 7, 1946, he was the son of Harold and Ann Nelson Wentworth. Harold was educated in Camden schools.

    Harold began his working career as a tree climber for Goodrich Tree Service. He worked there for 20 years before moving on to Bath Iron Works. He was proud to have worked there for nearly 20 years as a pipe-fitter and insulator.

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    Athene Anthony, obituary

    Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:15pm

    VINALHAVEN — Athene R. Anthony, 97, passed away Oct. 10, 2014, in Saco.

    She was the daughter of Dr. Ralph and Florence Thompson. She was brought up on the island until she was a teenager; at that time the family moved to Boston after the quarrying business declined, remaining there for a few years.

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  • Obituary

    Warren L. Batchelder Jr., obituary

    Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12:45pm

    BELFAST — Warren L. Batchelder Jr., 62, of Belfast, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 6, 2014. He was born March 24, 1952, in Belmont, the son of Warren and Marion (Gross) Batchelder Sr.

    Warren enjoyed collecting cars and ink pens, playing cards, watching wrestling and western movies, spending time with family and friends, and helping people, even if he didn't know them. He was a loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, who will be missed deeply.

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  • Obituary

    Monica Wing, obituary

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

    NORTHPORT — Monica M. Wing, 34, of Northport, died unexpectedly Oct. 6, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1980, in Belfast, the daughter of Dennis and Jaylene (Curtis) Wing.

    She attended Mt. View schools, graduating second in her class in 1998. She received her degree, with high honors, in early childhood education from the University of Maine in Farmington. For five years Monica was the art director at YMCA Camp Jordan. She worked at Bell the Cat.

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    Reginald Mitchell, obituary

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 4:45pm

    MONROE — Reginald Mitchell, 70, of Monroe, passed away Oct. 6, 2014, in Bangor. He was born in Union on May 14, 1944, the son of Alwood True Mitchell Sr. and Ida Rachel (Williams) Mitchell. He grew up in Appleton and Searsmont.

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  • Obituary

    Wendall ‘Talkie’ Curtis Sr., obituary

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:30am

    ROCKLAND – Wendall “Talkie” Curtis Sr., 79, died peacefully Oct. 5, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.

    Born in Rockland on April 26, 1935, he was the son of George Dewey and Evelyn Hastings Curtis. He grew up and was educated in Rockland.

    In 1957 Talkie enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving proudly until his honorable discharge in 1960.

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  • Obituary

    Margaret Sheehan, obituary

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:15am

    ROCKLAND – Margaret Alice Sheehan, 96, died peacefully, Oct. 1, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born in Kowloon, China, on May 1, 1918, she was the daughter of Frank and Ethel Yaksol Mohler. Margaret attended Springfield College and studied teaching.

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  • Obituary

    Douglas G. Young, obituary

    Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 7:45pm

    THOMASTON — Douglas G. Young, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center, after declining health.

    Born in Cushing on July 8, 1922, he was the son of Hibbard and Edith Grafton Young. He grew up on the family farm, attended local schools and was a 1940 graduate of Thomaston High School. That fall Doug began studies at Becker Business College, where he earned a degree in business administration.

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    Douglas G. Young, notice

    Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:45am

    THOMASTON — Douglas G. Young, 92, died Oct 2, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center, after a brief illness. A full obituary will be published.

    A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at Thomaston Baptist Church on Main Street in Thomaston. Private interment will be in Village Cemetery on Dwight Street in Thomaston.

    Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

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  • Obituary

    Raymond Bailey, obituary

    Friday, October 3, 2014 - 10:15am

    BELFAST — Raymond L. Bailey, 49, passed away Sept. 27, 2014, at Tall Pines in Belfast. He was born May 12, 1965, in Belfast, the son of Claude and Vera Bailey.

    Raymond was a hard worker, always busy working with either his father on the rubbish route or making rope in Morrill. He was a very dedicated and responsible father to his kids. He loved to hunt and was known for being a joker.

    He was predeceased by his father; his uncles, John Sanford and Vaughn Gardiner.

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  • Obituary

    William P. Pearse Sr., obituary

    Friday, October 3, 2014 - 9:45am

    HOPE — William P. Pearse Sr., 94, died Sept. 29, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden. He was currently Hope's oldest citizen. Born in Hope on April 12, 1920, he was the son of Ralph C. and Ethel A. (Barrett) Pearse, and was the sixth generation to be born at the family farmhouse in Hope.

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    Joseph Bowman, obituary

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

    VINALHAVEN — Joseph Bernard Bowman, 74, died Sept. 23, 2014, at his home in Vinalhaven. He was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Baltimore, Md., and was the son of Hubert H. and Mary B. (Koppleman) Bowman.

    He was a graduate of Loyola University in Baltimore, Md., and married Roberta Conway of Vinalhaven on May 24, 1969.

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    Fred L. Strout, obituary

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:45pm

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Fred Lewis Strout, 82, died Sept. 29, 2014, at his home, after an extended period of declining health.

    Born in Rockland on Feb. 23, 1932, he was the son of Hollis and Margaret Cheyne Strout. Educated in local schools, he was a 1952 graduate of Rockland High School.

    A veteran of the Korean War, Fred served from 1952 to 1954 with the United States Army.

    For more than 30 years he worked at the U.S. Post Office branch in Rockland.

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    Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Silverman, obituary

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:30pm

    WARREN – Ronald D. “Ronnie” Silverman, 80, died peacefully Sept. 28, 2014, surrounded by his family, following a period of declining health, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

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  • Obituary

    Freddie Luce, obituary

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:45pm

    NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Freddie Alton Luce, 58, of North Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Sept. 16, 2014, at his home after a long struggle with poor health.

    He was born Sept. 18, 1955, in Waldoboro. He grew up in Rockland, where he attended Rockland District High School.

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    William P. Pearse Sr., notice

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:30pm

    HOPE - William P. Pearse Sr., 94, husband of Francina Johnson Pearse, father of Bill Jr., Chris and his wife, Linda, died Sept. 29, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception at the Hope Volunteer Fire Department, 475 Camden Road in Hope. Burial will be private in Hope Grove Cemetery.

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  • Obituary

    Bruce Arey, obituary

    Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:15pm

    VINALHAVEN — Bruce H. Arey, 78, died peacefully Sept. 16, 2014, following a period of declining health, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

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  • Obituary

    Henry Conary, obituary

    Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00pm

    WARREN — Henry A. Conary passed away Sept. 26, 2014, in his home. A full obituary will follow at a later date.

    Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro. A service to commemorate Henry's life will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Warren Baptist Church on Main Street in Warren.

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    Joseph Bowman, notice

    Friday, September 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

    VINALHAVEN — Joseph Bernard Bowman, husband of Roberta Conway Bowman, died Sept. 23, 2014, at his home. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

  • Obituary

    Bonnie Gallagher, obituary

    Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:30pm

    CAMDEN — Bonnie Cahill Gallagher, 50, of Camden, passed away Sept. 25, 2014, at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough after a short, valiant fight with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.

    Bonnie was fortunate to be surrounded by love in her final days as her husband, children, parents, brothers, sister-in-law and a cousin made the trek from away to Maine to be by her side, including her devoted brother, Tim, who spend the last few weeks by her side.

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    Bonnie Gallagher, notice

    Friday, September 26, 2014 - 10:00am

    CAMDEN — Bonnie Cahill Gallagher, 51, wife of Tim Gallagher, died Sept. 25, 2014. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    Calling hours will be held Sunday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden. The Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7 Union St. in Camden. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery on Hosmer Pond Road in Camden.

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  • Obituary

    Dorothy Campbell, obituary

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:15am

    OWLS HEAD — Dorothy Campbell, 90, passed away Sept. 17, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born Nov. 7, 1923, in Northbridge Center, Mass., she was the daughter of Maurice B. and Flavilla Bridges Kennedy.

    In 1936, Dorothy became a member of the Pratt Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church in Rockland.

    She graduated from Rockland High School in 1942.

    On Dec. 19, 1949, she married Joseph R. Campbell.

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    Douglas Wallace, obituary

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 5:00pm

    WALDOBORO — Douglas Charles Wallace from Waldoboro, 90 and a proud World War II veteran and patriot, passed away Sept. 22, 2014, after a short and unexpected illness. He was born in Friendship on July 17, 1924, the son of Addison Charles and Nellie Belle Wincapaw Wallace. He was a dedicated and loving father and son.

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    Joan Rolerson, notice

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

    ISLESBORO — Joan B. Rolerson, 90, of Islesboro, passed away Sept. 22, 2014, at Boardman Cottage on Islesboro.

    A graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery on Islesboro.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Gordon T. Condon, notice

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 3:30pm

    BELFAST — Gordon T. Condon, 89, of Belfast, passed away Sept. 23, 2014, at Maine Veteran's Home in Bangor.

    At Gordon's request a private interment will be held at Grove Cemetery.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

  • Obituary

    Jane Johnston, obituary

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 11:00am

    ROCKLAND — On Sept. 20, 2014, Jane P. Johnston left her temporary home on earth for her eternal home in heaven.

    Born in Rockland on May 29, 1924, she was the daughter of Neil B. and Gladys French Packard. She attended Rockland schools and was a 1942 graduate of Rockland High School. Jane lived in Rockland for 79 years before moving to Cushing in 2003 to live with her daughter, Janet.

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