Obituaries

  • Obituary

    James A. Myers Sr., obituary

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:30am

    CLARK ISLAND – James A. Myers Sr., 62, died unexpectedly Feb. 26, 2015, at his home.

    Born in Rockland on Jan. 31, 1953, he was the son of Robert J. and Marion A. Adams Myers. Raised in Rockland, Jimmy attended local schools and was a 1971 graduate of Rockland District High School. For a brief period during his youth, he lived in Camden.

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    Rev. Ralph Brown, notice

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:30am

    CAMDEN — Rev. Ralph Evan Brown, beloved father of Karen Brown Clark and husband to Bertha Schmidt Brown, went home to be with his Lord on March 1, 2015 at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Family and friends are invited to visit Friday, March 6 from 1 to 2 p.m., with a service immediately following at 2 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. The Rev. David English will officiate.

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    Nancy Lewis, obituary

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:15am

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Nancy K. Lewis, 80, succumbed to breast cancer on March 1, 2015. She was diagnosed in March 2011.

    Nancy was born March 7, 1934, in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of Edward and Doris Ward Knopf. She was raised in Trumbull, Conn., the oldest of four children. Nancy graduated in 1957 from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing.

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    Richard Winslow, obituary

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:00am

    THOMASTON — Our dad, Richard Chester Winslow, passed away Feb. 26, 2015, at the family home in Thomaston after a brief battle with prostate cancer.

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    Joanne Batty, obituary

    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

    NORTHPORT — Joanne Sigrid (Larsen) Batty, 66, of Northport, died unexpectedly Feb. 23, 2015, at her home.

    Born Jan. 3, 1949, in Redlands, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Magnus Otto Larsen and the late Louise Anna (Webel) Larsen, both formerly of Santa Barbara, Calif. She graduated from high school in California and then attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass. She met her husband while at the University of Massachusetts.

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    Kerry G. Sabanty, notice

    Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:45am

    CAMDEN — Kerry G. Sabanty, 84, beloved husband of the late Audrey Cahill Sabanty, died Feb. 25, 2015, at Anderson Inn in Camden surrounded by his family. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced in the future.

    If desired, memorial gifts in his memory may be made to the Shield's Mission Fund, c/o First Congregational Church UCC, 55 Elm St., Camden, ME 04843.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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    Laurie Jeanette Morey, obituary

    Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:15am

    ROCKLAND – Our mom, Laurie Jeanette Morey, 79, passed into the hands of the Lord Feb. 20, 2015, at her home with her son and caregiver, Mark, by her side. She joins her husband Leroy and all that have passed before her.

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    Hilda Sheldon, notice

    Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:45pm

    MORRILL — Hilda (Weymouth) Sheldon, 98, of Morrill, passed away Feb. 26, 2015, at Harbor Hill in Belfast.

    Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast.

    A funeral service will be held Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Morrill Baptist Church, 25 South Main St. in Morrill.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Teresa Woodcock Ames, obituary

    Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:00pm

    VINALHAVEN — Teresa Woodcock Ames, 58, died unexpectedly Feb. 21, 2015, of natural causes at her home. Born May 11, 1956, in Vinalhaven, she was the daughter of Edwin Eugene and Emily E. (Allen) Woodcock, and attended Vinalhaven High School.

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    Clifford Chater, notice

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:45pm

    CAMDEN — Clifford S. Chater, 90, of Camden, passed away Feb. 24, 2015, at his residence.

    Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.

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    John Tohanczyn Jr., obituary

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:45pm

    BELFAST — John Tohanczyn Jr., 89, of Belfast, passed away Feb. 12, 2015, at Harbor Hill in Belfast. Per John's wishes, a private ceremony will be held in April at the family burial site, Mt. Moriah Cemetery, in Philadelphia, Pa.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the U.S.O. or the Wounded Warriors Project.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Dale Botelho, notice

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:45pm

    LIBERTY — Dale Robert Botelho, 56, of Liberty, passed away Feb. 20, 2015, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

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

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Joanne Batty, notice

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 5:30pm

    NORTHPORT — Joanne S. (Larsen) Batty, 66, of Northport, passed away Feb. 23, 2015, at her residence.

    A private memorial service will be held in the spring.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Henry L. Bryant, obituary

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:45pm

    CAMDEN — Henry Lyman Bryant, 92, passed away Feb. 23, 2015, after a brief illness at Quarry Hill.

    Born in Brockton, Mass., on Dec. 16, 1922, he was the son of Waldo R. and Lillian Bearce Bryant.

    After graduating from Manlius School in Manlius, N.Y., in 1941, he attended Boston University.

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    Shirley Ann Wooster, obituary

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 9:00am

    THOMASTON — Shirley Ann Wooster, 78, went to be with the Lord Feb. 19, 2015, surrounded by her children at her home.

    Born in Thomaston on Aug. 3, 1936, she was the daughter of Philip R. and Lorraine L. Mank Seekins. Shirley grew up at her family's Beechwood Street dairy and poultry farm. Her sister said when they were growing up, all four girls would climb in bed together and Shirley would tell a made-up story that would sometimes go on for hours.

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    Mary Joann Hoyt Blum, obituary

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 2:15pm

    CUSHING — Though she remains very much alive in the hearts and minds of her family, friends and colleagues, Mary Joann Hoyt Blum died Feb. 19, 2015, at 11:45 PM at the Sussman House hospice in Rockport.

    She was overwhelmed by complications from surgery.

    Mary would want all to know that she received world class medical treatment at Pen Bay Medical Center. And that she was vigorous, comfortable and peaceful throughout the process.

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    Teresa Ames, notice

    Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:15pm

     VINALHAVEN — Teresa Woodcock Ames, 58, wife of Brian E. Ames, died unexpectedly Feb. 21, 2015, of natural causes at her home on Vinalhaven. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral & Cremation Service.

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    Paul A. Vogt, obituary

    Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:00pm

    ROCKPORT — Paul Arthur Vogt, 89, a retired vice president of Bank of America and World War II veteran, died Feb. 15, 2015, at Tall Pines in Belfast.

    Born in Everett, Mass., on April 28, 1925, he was the son of Paul Rene Vogt and Nellie Nyberg Vogt. He was educated in Everett schools and attended Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo., and the American Institute of Banking.

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    Mabel Pease, obituary

    Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:15am

    UNION — Mabel M. Pease, 82, passed away Feb. 21, 2015, peacefully at her home in Union. Mabel was born Jan. 21, 1933, the daughter of the late Roger and Hilda (Robbins) Morang. Mabel grew up in Appleton and attended local schools and was proud of the fact that she was on the high school basketball team for six years, try and figure that one out.

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    Robert Perry, obituary

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

    SPRUCE HEAD — Robert M. Perry, 70, died Feb. 17, 2015, surrounded by his family at his home.

    Born in Rockland on May 3, 1944, he was the son of Alden T. and Helen F. Gregory Perry. He attended local schools and was a 1962 graduate of Rockland High School.

    He married Jill Long on Jan. 25, 1964. They made their home together in the same house in which Robert grew up in for more than 29 years, until building their Spruce Head home.

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    Elizabeth Crosby Breslin, obituary

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:45pm

    BELFAST — Elizabeth “Betty” Crosby Breslin, 81, died Feb. 17, 2015, at her home in Belfast surrounded by her family and pastors. Born Aug. 3, 1933, in Belfast, she was the daughter of Philip Barker and Bernice C. Crosby.

    She was valedictorian of the Class of 1951 at Crosby High School and a graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a member of Zeta Alpha Society; she also earned a master's degree from the University of Arkansas.

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    Charles Ball, obituary

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:30pm

    ROCKLAND — Charles A. "Chuck" Ball, 60, passed away Feb. 19, 2015, at the West Roxbury, Mass., Veterans Medical Center.

    Born in Camden on March 4, 1954, he was the son of A. James and Shirley Dean Ball. Chuck grew up in Camden, where he graduated from Camden-Rockport High School, Class of 1972. After high school he joined the Army and was stationed in Korea, and stateside in Maryland, while serving with the military police.

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    Patty Lou Tagtmeyer, obituary

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:30pm

    Patty Lou "Pat" Tagtmeyer, 89, died Feb. 15, 2015, at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

    She was born in Mansfield, Mo., and grew up in Wright County, Mo. After high school, she moved to Kansas City, Mo., and married Arthur 0. Tagtmeyer. They were married for 44 years before his death in 1989. Pat and Art raised two children, Jim and Karen, in Independence, Mo., and were long-time members of Messiah Lutheran Church there.

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    Joanne Noyes, obituary

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:30pm

    CAMDEN — Joanne Murdick Noyes, 86, died peacefully Feb. 12, 2015, at her home, after an extended illness.

    Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Montpelier, Vt., she was the daughter of Robert W. and Helen J. (Moore) Murdick.

    She graduated from Northfield Mount Herman School in 1947 and attended Beaver College in Jenkintown, Pa., majoring in fine art.

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    Joan Lauterbach, obituary

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 11:30am

    ROCKLAND — Joan Elene Reinecke Lauterbach died peacefully Feb. 1, 2015, after a long illness, surrounded by her family and friends at her home at Bartlett Woods in Rockland. Born Dec. 19, 1929, in Elmhurst, Ill., she was the daughter of Elmer and Irene (Leterman) Reinecke.

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    Stephen Allen, obituary

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:45pm

    BELFAST — Stephen Richard Allen, 81, died Feb. 14, 2015, at Togus Veterans Hospital in Augusta.

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    Dorothy O. Spear, notice

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Dorothy O. Spear, 91, longtime Rockland resident, wife of Captain Richard Spear and mother of Linda Spear Batstone and her husband, Fred, passed away peacefully Feb. 15, 2015.

    Funeral services will be private.

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

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    Pearl Jackson, obituary

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:30pm

    LINCOLNVILLE — Pearl D. Jackson, 95, of Lincolnville, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 9, 2015. She was born Nov. 2, 1919, in St. Albans.

    Since 1975, she has been a member of Eastern Star Beach Chapter #201 and a life charter member, since 2001, of Ocean view Chapter #201, Rockport.

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    Paul A. Vogt, notice

    Monday, February 16, 2015 - 1:30pm

    ROCKPORT — Paul Arthur Vogt, 89, husband of Rosemary E. Vogt, died Feb. 15, 2015, at Tallpines in Belfast. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home.

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    Frances S. Murray Thompson, obituary

    Friday, February 13, 2015 - 9:00pm

    ROCKLAND – Frances Stanley Murray, 96, passed away Feb. 6, 2015, at Knox Center for Long Term Care, following a brief illness.

    Born in St. George on March 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Oscar and Ethel Wilson Stanley. Frances grew up in St. George and attended schools there. She was a charter lifetime member of the Martinsville Grange. She also enjoyed cooking, knitting and working in her flower gardens. Frances took great pleasure in attending family outings.

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    Richard Simmons, obituary

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 2:45pm

    WALDOBORO — Richard Everett Simmons died unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1946, in Damariscotta to Amos and Bertha Simmons.

    Warren graduated from Medomak Valley High School and entered the U.S. Army right out of school. He served with the Army during Vietnam and received the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat during his second tour of duty. Richard worked for Marine Paving driving a truck as well as for George C. Hall and was a plumber.

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    Virginia Jonasson, obituary

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:30pm

    ROCKLAND — Virginia M. Jonasson, 92, died peacefully Jan. 21, 2015, at her home, with her family at her side.

    Born in Rockland on March 17, 1922, she was the daughter of Gaspare and Maria Costella Accardi. Educated locally she was a 1940 graduate of Rockland High School. For nearly 13 years, Mrs. Jonasson was employed with Van Baalen's as a floor lady, later working for a few years at National Sea Products.

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    William D. Archer, obituary

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 2:15pm

    THOMASTON — William D. “Billy” Archer, 51, died unexpectedly Jan. 21, 2015, at his home.

    Born in Rockland on Nov. 13, 1963, he was the son of Edward C. and Margaret Heino Archer. Beginning school in Rockland, he later moved with his family to Warren and Thomaston.

    For most of his career he enjoyed turning wrenches as an auto mechanic. In earlier years he worked at Fisher Engineering in Rockland.

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    Willis ‘Jim’ Boggs, obituary

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

    WARREN — Willis E. "Jim" Boggs, 92, died Feb. 4, 2015, at the Knox Center in Rockland. He was born June 2, 1922, in Warren to Elmus and Loradah (Kaler) Boggs. Jim grew up and lived in Warren for most of his life. He also lived in Rockland.

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    Wayne Miller, obituary

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 1:15pm

    WASHINGTON — Wayne C. Miller, 67, died Feb. 6, 2015, at the Sussman House in Rockport. He was born April 20, 1947, in Rockland to George Miller Jr. and Madeline Sukeforth Miller.

    Wayne grew up in Washington and attended local schools.

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    Mary Woods, obituary

    Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Mary Ella Woods died Feb 5, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, following a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer.

    Born in Rockland on April 19, 1939, she was the oldest daughter of the late Albert "Bud" and Mary Sullivan. She grew up on Holmes Street with her siblings, Jo, Rae and Danny. She attended Rockland schools, graduating from Rockland District High School in 1957.

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  • Nanci M. Meisle, obituary

    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:15am

    Former Camden Select Board member Nanci M. Meisle, of Doylestown, Pa., died peacefully at home Feb. 10 after a long illness. She was 78. She deeply loved Camden, the Midcoast and all of her many Maine friends.

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  • Bill Roesing, obituary

    Bill Roesing
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 11:00am

    MARYLAND — Bill Roesing, 68, passed away quietly Feb. 5, 2015, in Maryland with his loving children around him. A Chicago native, Bill developed a love of politics when, as a teenager, he volunteered in the first campaign of Charles Percy, later former Sen. Percy of Illinois.

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    Gladys Scaccia, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

    UNION — Gladys G. Scaccia, 75, died Jan. 31, 2015, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, following a brief illness. She was the wife of Albert N. Scaccia.

    She worked several years as a licensed practical nurse at Pen Bay Medical Center. With her husband, Mrs. Scaccia enjoyed camping, from the Florida Keys to northern Maine.

    She was a member of the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, Auxiliary in Rockland.

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    Alton Kenney, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:45pm

    BELFAST — Alton Richard Kenney, 88, died Feb. 5, 2015, in Belfast. Born March 25, 1926, in Waldo, he was the son of Herman and Mattie (Whitcomb) Kenney.

    He was a 1944 graduate of Crosby High School and during World War II, he served in the U.S. Air force with the 82nd Airborne Division in the European Theatre and was in the Battle of the Bulge.

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    Cecilia Wickenden, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:30pm

    CAMDEN — Cecilia E. (Klarsch) Wickenden, 74, of Camden, passed away Feb. 3, 2015, at the Sussman House in Rockport. She was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Danville, Pa., the daughter of James and Eleanor (Sweeney) Klarsch.

    Cecilia enjoyed playing the piano, gardening, pets and family. She was a clinical pathologist, a bed and breakfast proprietor, and owner of Rosemary Cottage Cookie Company. She was an avid reader, and engaged in charity and volunteerism throughout her life.

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    Roslyn Feyler, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:15pm

    UNION — Roslyn R. Feyler, 44, died unexpectedly Feb. 6, 2015, at his home in Union. He was born Oct. 29, 1970, to Llewellyn and Rosemary (Starrett) Feyler. Roslyn grew up in Warren and graduated from Medomak Valley High School. As a youth he was a member of Cub Scouts.

    Roslyn worked as a drywaller for more than 20 years. For a brief time, he went fishing for eels with his buddies, Jamie Flaherty and Richard Courtney.

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    Raymond Miller, notice

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Raymond Norman Miller, 81, of Rockland, passed away Feb. 6, 2015, at Togus VA Medical Center.

    A graveside service will be held in the spring in Waldoboro.

    Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.

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    Sherry Guarneri, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Sherry Guarneri, 44, died peacefully Feb. 6, 2015, at home, surrounded by her devoted family and friends after a two-year battle with brain and lung cancer.

    She was a top graduate in her certified nursing assistant class and was employed by Penobscot Bay Medical Center, where she worked as an emergency room technician until her illness took her away from a career she loved.

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    Gloria Beal, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:45pm

    TENANTS HARBOR — Gloria D. Beal passed peacefully Feb. 4, 2015, surrounded by her family at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

    Born in Wilton on Jan. 18, 1942, she was the daughter of Frederick W. and Hilda Hodgkins Fields. Growing up in Rockland, she attended local schools.

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    Margaret Smith, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:30pm

    CAMDEN — Margaret “Margie” Marshall Smith, 79, went home Feb. 6, 2015, from Merry Gardens to join the rest of her family who are waiting to share her smile and her kind loving heart.

    Born July 4, 1935, in Camden, Margie was the daughter of John and Alice Kaler Marshall. While growing up in Rockport, she attended local schools and was a 1953 graduate of Rockport High School.

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    William Chapman, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:15pm

    WARREN — William Edward Chapman, 88, died peacefully in his sleep Feb. 2, 2015. His loving wife was by his side. He was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Boston, Mass.

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    Karen J. Good, obituary

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:00pm

    CAMDEN — Karen J. Good died peacefully Jan. 23, 2015, at her home, surrounded by friends and family.

    Born in Newark, N.J., in 1941, from a young age, Karen's intelligence drove her to find her way independently in a world that was often oppressive to young woman. As a young single mother at the age of 19, Karen moved to New York City. It was there she met Michael Good while both were working as social activists on the lower east side of Manhattan.

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    Viola Zwick, obituary

    Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 1:45pm

    WARREN — Viola "Sally" Zwick, 90, passed away peacefully Jan. 31, 2015, at Woodlands Memory Care Center in Rockland. Sally, as she was affectionately known, was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Meriden, Conn., to Joseph and Henrietta (Baer) Laviana.

    As the last of nine children born to them, she was the family’s Christmas present that year.

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    Floyd H. Feero, obituary

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 4:15pm

    FRANKFORT — Floyd H. Feero, 87, of Frankfort passed away Feb. 3, 2015. He was born Dec. 14, 1927, in Hampden.

    Floyd attended Husson College, receiving his bachelor’s degree in secondary business education. He taught at the high school level for 12 years. Afterwards, he was the first to be hired and to teach at EMTC, where he taught for 17 years.

    He is predeceased by his parents, Urban and Ethel Feero; his sister, Kathleen Metastasio; and his wife of 46 years, Gloria Feero.

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