Obituaries

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

     

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    Robert W. Hall, obituary

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

    ROCKPORT — Robert W. Hall, of Rockport, passed away Nov. 4, 2014, at Pen-Bay Medical Center, at the age of 93.

    Born and raised in Appleton, Bob attended local area schools, graduating from Appleton High School in 1939. Upon graduation he relocated to South Portland and for the next two years worked at the South Portland Shipyard, building Liberty ships. During his employment at the shipyard, Bob became an accomplished welder.

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    Ann Hardy Hall, obituary

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:00am

    PORTLAND — With deep and abiding sadness, the family and many friends of Ann Hardy Hall mourn her passing on Nov. 4, 2014, at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough.

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    Marilyn P. Duane, service notice

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:30pm

    BELFAST — Marilyn P. (Johnson) Duane, 85, of Belfast passed away peacefully Oct. 29, 2014, at her home. She was born July 29, 1929, in Bangor, the daughter of Dr. Henry and Dorothy (Carlton) Johnson.

    A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Melody Pease, obituary

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:30pm

    MORRILL — On Nov. 7, 2014, another angel was received in Heaven. Melody W. Pease, 6-1/2-week-old daughter of Amy-Sue Pease and Jared Nickerson, lost her fight to be with us all.

    In her short time with us, Melody deeply touched all who came to know her, from family and friends to the staff at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast and at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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    Ellen Drew, obituary

    Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:15pm

    WASHINGTON — Ellen Drew, 87 of Washington, formerly of Mesa, Ariz., and Kingston, Mass., passed away Nov. 6, 2014, at Waldo County Hospital in Belfast after a long illness.

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    Tomas Hammond, obituary

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:45pm

    ROCKLAND — Tomas Isimekwes Hammond, 27, formerly of Damariscove Island, was lost on the 11 Mile Ridge on Nov. 1, 2014, while fishing aboard F/V No Limits. Tomas, son of John and Robin Hammond of Marion Township, was born Aug. 5, 1987, in East Boothbay.

    After a short rest, he was aboard the family's floating home, Otok, to see his first sunrise. He spent his entire life on the water.

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    Richard ‘Dick’ Shields, obituary

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 1:15pm

    NORTH HAVEN — Richard Irving Shields (known to most as Dick), 85, passed away peacefully Nov. 4, 2014, surrounded by his family.

    Born in Vinalhaven on March 13, 1929, to Dr. Victor H. and Doris F. Shields, Dick lived most of his life on North Haven. He was a true islander. He attended schools on both Vinalhaven and North Haven, graduating high school from Gould Academy in Bethel.

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    James Hannibal, obituary

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:30pm

    ROCKLAND – James R. “Jimmy” Hannibal, 49, died unexpectedly Nov. 2, 2014, at his home.

    Born in Paradise, Calif., on March 6, 1965, he was the son of Sue Morrison Foshay and step-father Robert Foshay of Camden, and H. Thomas Hannibal and his wife, Linda, of Idaho.

    Most recently Jimmy was employed at Fisher Engineering in Rockland, where he loved his job and enjoyed the friendship of many co-workers.

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    Frank Parker, notice

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:15am

    CAMDEN — Frank E. Parker, 91, died peacefully Oct. 30, 2014, at Harbor Hill Nursing Home in Belfast. A full obituary will be published.

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

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    James Hannibal, notice

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:15am

    ROCKLAND — James R. Hannibal, 49, died unexpectedly Nov. 2, 2014, at his home. A full obituary will be published.

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

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    David Cooke, obituary

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:00am

    ROCKPORT — David Kenneth Cooke, 48, of Rockport, died unexpectedly Oct. 20, 2014, from natural causes at his home.

    Born June 19, 1966, in Illinois, he was the son of Kenneth and Joyce Cooke. He grew up north of Chicago and chose to live in the most beautiful parts of the country over the years, including Oregon, Colorado and finally coastal Maine.

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    Betty Freeman, obituary

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:00am

    ROCKLAND — Betty L. Freeman, 77, died peacefully Oct. 30, 2014, at her home, with her loving husband at her side, following an extended illness.

    Born in Union on Sept. 30, 1937, she was the daughter of Richard and Martha Gordon Austin. Educated locally, she was a 1955 graduate of Union High School.

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    Jeanelle Cunningham, obituary

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:45am

    UNITY - Jeanell R. Cunningham, 64, passed away Oct. 30, 2014, at her residence in Unity. She was born in Waterville on Dec. 27, 1949, to Ronald and Jeanette (Jones) Cunningham.

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    David Bragdon Jr., obituary

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:30am

    ROCKLAND – David R. Bragdon Jr., 27, died unexpectedly Nov. 1, 2014, as a result of a house fire in Portland.

    Born in Oak Harbor, Wash., he was the son of David Bragdon Sr. and Pamela Bragdon Rhodus. Moving to Maine as a young child, David was a 2005 graduate of Rockland District High School. He later attended USM in Portland.

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    Phillip Dill Sr., obituary

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 11:00pm

    MONTVILLE — Phillip J. Dill Sr., 70 of Montville, passed away on Oct. 28, 2014, in Bangor. He was born March 25, 1944, in Gardiner to Clifford and Marguerite (O'Reilly) Dill.

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    Margaret Conant, obituary

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:45pm

    BELFAST — Margaret E. Conant, 92, passed away Nov. 1, 2014, in Belfast. She was born May 19, 1922, in Swanville to Augustus and Esther Walker.

    Margaret had a great sense of humor and loved playing cards, especially playing and winning at Uno. She enjoyed being around people and always welcomed friends and neighbors into her home. Margaret had a great fondness for animals, especially her pugs. She attended Faith Temple Church of God.

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    Gerald Lufkin, obituary

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:45pm

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gerald H. Lufkin, 82, formerly of Rockland, passed away peacefully Oct. 30, 2014, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    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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    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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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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