Obituaries

  • Obituary

    Benjamin Scofield, obituary

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:30am

    CAMDEN — Benjamin Webber Scofield, 63, died March 19, 2015, at Pen Bay Medical Center. Born in Levittown, N.Y., Ben had some severe disabilities that affected his physical coordination and mental development, neither of which, however, prevented him from enjoying a full and happy life. His early years growing up on Long Island were hard, living in a time when people with his handicaps were taunted mercilessly.

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    Benjamin Scofield, notice

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:15pm

    CAMDEN — Benjamin W. Scofield, 63, of Camden, died March 19, 2015, at Pen Bay Medical Center. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

  • Obituary

    Helen Georgette Dugas, obituary

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:15am

    ROCKPORT — Helen Georgette (Lester) Dugas passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2015, at the Seaport Village Healthcare Center in Ellsworth. She was born Aug. 12, 1935, a daughter of the late Albert and Jeanne G. Lester. Helen graduated from Wiscasset High School.

    Helen's joy in life was being a homemaker, baking and raising four energetic sons. She loved spending time with her family. She was a find-a-word, crossword and puzzle enthusiast.

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    Kennedy Crane, obituary

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:00am

    CARY, N.C. – Kennedy Crane Jr., 102, formerly of Owls Head, died peacefully Feb. 16, 2015, at his home here.

    Born Aug. 23, 1912, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Kennedy and Mittie Lawrence Crane. After moving to Rockland with his family in 1926, he graduated from Rockland High School in 1930 and was a graduate of Bowdoin College in 1934, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

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    Ernagene ‘Bobbi’ Rafter, obituary

    Monday, March 23, 2015 - 1:15pm

    CAMDEN — Ernagene "Bobbi" Rafter died peacefully March 15, 2015, after a long illness. She was 90 years old and lived the last years of her life at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Bobbi was the widow of the Rev. J. Wesley Rafter, who pastored Columbia Street Baptist Church in Bangor; Main Street Baptist Church in Binghamton, N.Y.; Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church in Rockland; and several other churches.

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    Mary Ellen Young, obituary

    Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:30am

    ROCKLAND — Mary Ellen Young, 67, passed peacefully March 18, 2015, at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, with her husband of 48 years, Kevin F. Young, by her side.

    Born in Rockland on Oct. 13, 1947, she was the oldest daughter of Milton and Mary Roach Gamage. She attended Rockland schools, where she met Kevin F. Young. The couple were married in Rockland on Dec. 3, 1966.

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    Marion Webb Carver, notice

    Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

    VINALHAVEN — Marion Webb Carver, 92, widow of Albert E. Carver Jr., died March 18, 2015, at home in Vinalhaven. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced this summer.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

  • Obituary

    Dorothy Collins, obituary

    Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

    SEARSPORT — Dorothy Collins, 91, passed away March 18, 2015, after a short illness. She was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Sebec, to Mabel and Alton Porter.

    She married Dallas Collins on Feb. 12, 1938. She loved fishing, snowmobiling and playing poker.

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    Sally Anderson, obituary

    Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1:15pm

    THOMASTON — Sally Burgess Anderson, 72, died March 13, 2015, at Quarry Hill in Camden, after an extended illness.

    Born in Augusta on April 17, 1942, she was the daughter of Jake K. and Frances M. Woodside Burgess. While growing up in Hallowell, she was educated in local schools and was a 1960 graduate of Hallowell High School.

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    Steven Gray, obituary

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:15pm

    PALERMO — Steven K. Gray, 64, of Palermo, died peacefully March 17, 2015, in Winterport with family by his side after a brave struggle with cancer. He was born in Deer Isle on Nov. 21, 1950, to Ralph and Helen (Smith) Gray.

    Steve grew up in the Belfast area and had a love for motorcycles. He was a man of many talents – carpenter, cook, mechanic and handyman. Steve was always going out of his way to help others. Every morning he had coffee on at 6 and was ready to go at 7.

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    Beverly Winslow, obituary

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:30pm

    FRIENDSHIP — Beverly May Benner Winslow went home to be with the Lord March 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born March 13, 1949, to Charles and Frances (Simmons) Benner. She attended local schools and graduated from Waldoboro High School in 1967.

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    Sally Anderson, notice

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:15pm

    THOMASTON — Sally A. Anderson, 72, wife of Walter A. Anderson, died peacefully March 13, 2015, surrounded by her family at Quarry Hill in Camden, after an extended illness. A full obituary will be published.

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

  • Obituary

    Wayne Butler, obituary

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

    UNION — Wayne N. Butler, 85, died peacefully March 15, 2015, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, following a period of declining health.

    Born in Appleton on Oct. 4, 1929, he was the son of Harold and Jennie Ness Butler. Educated in Appleton schools, Wayne earned his GED diploma later in life.

    In 1959 Wayne married Joan Orne. Together they made their home in Appleton for many years before moving to their Butler Road home in Union.

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  • Obituary

    Emilia Robert, obituary

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Emilia A. Robert, 83, died peacefully March 8, 2015, with her special friend, Ann Meklin, and nurse Allison McNeal at her side, following a period of declining health, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

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  • Obituary

    Douglas Hooper, obituary

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 11:45am

    BELFAST — Douglas F. Hooper, 77, passed away peacefully March 15, 2015, at home, after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 13, 1937, the son of Fred and Mary Hooper of Liberty.

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  • Obituary

    Mildred Butler, Obituary

    Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:45pm

    WARREN — Mildred Louise Butler, 100, died March 16, 2015, at her home in Warren. Mildred was the keeper of the Boston Post Cane as the oldest resident of Warren. She was awarded the cane in 2008.

    She was born Nov. 4, 1914, in South Thomaston, to Albert and Hanna (Haskell) Graves. She grew up in South Thomaston and started working at the age of 14.

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  • Service notice

    Elizabeth Field, service notice

    Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

    ROCKLAND — A memorial service for Elizabeth Ann Field, who passed away Jan. 25, 2015, will be held Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at the First Universalist Church of Rockland at 345 Broadway.

    A reception will be held in the Meeting Room immediately following the service.

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    Mildred Deraps, obituary

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:45pm

    ROCKPORT — Mildred I. Deraps, 95, died March 8, 2015, at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta where she had resided for several years.

    Born March 22, 1919, in Phillips, she was the daughter of Alsie and Gladys (Hinckley) Rollins and was a graduate of Phillips High School, Class of 1938. On Oct. 22, 1938, she married Charles Joseph Bertram Deraps in St. Luke's Catholic Church in Rangley.

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    Dr. Brian C. Dalton, notice

    Monday, March 16, 2015 - 12:45pm

    ROCKPORT — Dr. Brian C. Dalton, 83, of Rockport, passed away March 13, 2015, at Pen Bay Medical Center.

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

    Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.

  • Obituary

    Rev. Ralph Brown, obituary

    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

    CAMDEN — The Rev. Ralph Evan Brown, beloved father of Karen Clark and husband to Bertha Schmidt Brown, went home to be with the Lord March 1, 2015, at Windward Gardens. A celebration of his life was held March 6 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home in Rockland. The Rev. David English presided.

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  • Obituary

    John Donovan, obituary

    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 12:30pm

    VERO BEACH, Fla. — John J. Donovan, 90, former resident of Rockport and Warren, died peacefully March 4, 2015, with his family at his side, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla.

    Born in Watertown, N.Y., on Dec. 25, 1924, he was the son of Cornelius and Margaret McCarthy Donovan. Moving with his family at a young age to Rome, N.Y., John attended parochial schools there, graduating from St. Aloysius Academy in 1942.

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  • Obituary

    Douglas Curtis Sr., obituary

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:45pm

    ROCKLAND — Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Douglas W. Curtis Sr., 87, died March 9, 2015, at Windward Gardens in Camden, following a period of declining health.

    Born in Rockland on March 17, 1927, he was the son of Ervin L. and Hazel Wellman Curtis. Educated in local schools, he was a 1945 graduate of Rockland High School.

    Mr. Curtis went on to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy in 1947 and completed studies in 1950, earning a business degree from Husson Business College.

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    Douglas Curtis, notice

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:00am

    ROCKLAND — Douglas W. Curtis Sr., 87, passed away March 9, 2015, following an extended period of declining health. A complete obituary will be published.

    Visiting hours will be held Monday, March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on White Street in Rockland.

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    John J. Donovan, notice

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:45am

    VERO BEACH, Fla. — John J. Donovan, 90, former resident of Rockport and Warren, died peacefully March 4, 2015, with his family at his side, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 150 Broadway in Rockland. The Rev. Richard Malo will officiate. Interment will take place in the spring at Sawyer Cemetery in Warren.., 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

     

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    Mildred Deraps, notice

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:45am

    ROCKPORT — Mildred Irene Deraps, 95, widow of Charles J Deraps, died March 8, 2015, at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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    Emilia Robert, notice

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:45am

    ROCKLAND — Emilia A. Robert, 83, wife of the late Gunther Robert, died peacefully March 8, 2015, following a period of declining health, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

    A celebration of Emilia's life will be held Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. Interment will be held in the spring at Coughlin Memorial Cemetery.

  • Obituary

    Sandra Wiley, obituary

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:30am

    ROCKLAND – Sandra C. Wiley, 72, died peacefully March 8, 2015, surrounded by her family, following an extended illness, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born in Thomaston on March 13, 1942, she was the daughter of Maurice and Eloise Williams Crockett. She was educated locally, and was proud to earn her GED diploma from Georges Valley High School in 1980, at the same time as her daughter.

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    Danielle Griffin, notice

    Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Danielle M. Griffin was born Dec. 15, 1988, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport. She passed unexpectedly, peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of Feb. 28, 2015. She was 26 years old.

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    Richard Neville, obituary

    Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Richard G. Neville, 85, formerly of Mooresville, N.C., and Endicott, N.Y., died peacefully March 2, 2015, with his son at his side, at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland. A few months after the death of his wife, Audrey, Richard moved to Rockland to live close to his son and his family.

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    Joan Johnson, obituary

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm

    BELFAST — Joan Johnson, 81, passed away March 2, 2015, at Belfast. She was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Norwood, Mass., to James and Dorothy (Jostin) Garland. Joan enjoyed collecting lighthouses, crocheting and most of all talking on the phone to her many friends in Massachusetts and Maine.

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    Harold ‘Bud’ Falla, obituary

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm

    OWLS HEAD – Harold R. “Bud” Falla, 88, died peacefully Feb. 27, 2015, at Maine Veteran's Home in Augusta, following a period of declining health.

    Born at Milford, N.H., on Feb. 5, 1927, he was the son of Albion and Lila Drake Falla. Bud moved to Maine as a young man and attended St. George High School.

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    Glendon Erskine, obituary

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:30pm

    CAMDEN — Glendon Lloyd Erskine, 82, died peacefully March 3, 2015, at home, surrounded by his immediate family.

    Born in Etna on Dec. 21, 1932, he was the son of Lawrence and Lena Shaw Erskine. In Etna he learned farming and a lifelong love of animals, but by high school, he had moved to Camden where he was very active in shop class and learned a multiplicity of trades that he applied throughout the rest of his life.

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    Charles Loper, obituary

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm

    LINCOLNVILLE — Charles Clarke Loper, 89, a resident of Lincolnville since 1991, died Feb. 26, 2015, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a brief illness. Born in Dayton, Ohio, on May 29, 1925, he was the son of Charles C. and Ruth (Clarke) Loper. During World War II, he served as a demolition specialist in the European Theatre with the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1946.

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    Douglas Lash, obituary

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:45pm

    FRIENDSHIP — Douglas C. Lash, 90, passed away peacefully March 4, 2015, at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta after a long illness.

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    Stephen Allen, notice

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 5:00pm

    BELFAST — Stephen Allen, 81, of Belfast, passed away Feb. 14, 2015, at Togus.

    A celebration of Stephen's life will be held Saturday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 37 Miller St. in Belfast.

    Memorial contributions to Veterans for Peace, www.veteransforpeace.org.

    Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Betty Patterson, obituary

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:15pm

    BELFAST — Betty Marie "Pete" Patterson, 60, of Belfast, passed away March 4, 2015.

    Born in Belfast to the late Cora and Everett Patterson, she enjoyed many things but the most enjoyed are beano, riding snow mobiles, going to church and animals, especially her dog, Kansas.

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    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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