Obituaries

  • Obituary

    Jason Knowlton, obituary

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

    SWANVILLE — Jason S. Knowlton, 39, of Swanville, passed away on Sept. 13, 2014, in Belfast. He was born in Belfast on Nov. 29, 1974, the son of Roland H. Knowlton Jr. and Pamela (Maddocks) Knowlton.

    Jason enjoyed singing and gaming in his spare time. His greatest love was spending time with his girls.

    He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Everett and Joyce Maddocks; and two very special cousins Brandon and Adam Maddocks.

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    Mark Thompson, obituary

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:45pm

    MORRILL — Mark A. Thompson, born May 2, 1951, in Belfast, to Merton and Beatrice (Place) Thompson, passed unexpectedly on Sept. 12, 2014, at the home he shared with Valerie Derosier in Morrill.

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    Louise Spear, obituary

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 4:45pm

    THORNDIKE — Louise Mary (Felix) Spear, 71, of Thorndike, passed away Sept. 14, 2014, after a long illness. She was born Oct. 1, 1943, in Marlboro, Mass.

    For the past 11 years Louise lived in Thorndike, where she fulfilled her dream of owning her own horse farm. She was a passionate horse lover and gardener. Louise worked as a laboratory technician for the past 30 years, 20 of those at Blue Hill Hospital.

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    Vera Ames, notice

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:45pm

    VINALHAVEN — Vera R. Ames, 89, of Vinalhaven, died Sept. 13, 2014, at the Ivan Calderwood Homestead. A complete obituary will be published later.

    There will be a memorial service Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant River Chapel on Vinalhaven. Interment will be held in Brown's Head Cemetery followed by a reception.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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    Albert McLoon Rogers, obituary

    Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:15am

    ROCKLAND — Albert McLoon Rogers passed from this life on Sept. 10, 2014. Born in Rockland on May 17, 1929, he was known by his family nickname of "Mac."

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    Rena Parent, obituary

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:30am

    BROOKS — Rena E. (Elwell) Parent, 79, of Brooks, passed away Sept. 9, 2014, in Belfast. She was born Oct. 25, 1934, in Brooks, the daughter of George and Bertha (Curtis) Elwell.

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    James ‘Jim’ Laurita, revised notice

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 3:30pm

    HOPE — James L. "Jim" Laurita, D.V.M., 56, died Sept. 9, 2014, while caring for his beloved elephants, Rosie and Opal, in Hope. A complete obituary will be published later.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Knox County Ballroom at the Samoset Resort.

    Memorial gifts may be made to Hope Elephants, P.O. Box 2025, Hope, ME 04847.

    Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

  • Obituary

    Dale H. Simmons, obituary

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 10:00am

    CUSHING — Dale H. Simmons, 55, passed away peacefully Sept. 7, 2014, at home with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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    C. Donald Briggs III, obituary

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:45am

    CAMDEN — C. Donald Briggs III, 60, passed away in Camden on Sept. 7, 2014, after several months of declining health.

    He was the beloved husband of Alison Wholey Briggs.

    Born in Hartford, Conn., on Feb. 7, 1954, he was the son of C. Donald Briggs Jr. and Mary Frances (Barton) Briggs of Manchester, Conn., and the loving father of his surviving sons, William T. Briggs of Waltham, Mass., and Bailey Barton Briggs of Camden.

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    Jonas Ireland Sr., obituary

    Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:45am

    BELFAST — Jonas A. Ireland Sr., a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather, went on to be with the Lord on Sept. 5, 2014. He was born in Westfield on Feb. 22, 1950, as the fifth child to Kathleen and Clarence "Don" Ireland.

    As a young boy he moved to Bristol, Conn., with his older brother, Wallace, his middle sister, Marie, and his younger brother, Don, while two of his sisters, Madeline and Pauline, resided with the Williams.

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    Linda Ayer, obituary

    Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 7:30pm

    SOUTH CHINA — Linda N. Ayer, 77, most recently of South China, left this world the same way she lived - straightforwardly and with no fuss on the evening of Sept. 6, 2014, after a very brief illness.

    She was born Dec. 19, 1936, at home in Branch Mills in Palermo, to Manley L. and Barbara (Worthing) Nelson.

    After graduating from Erskine Academy, she studied nursing at what is now Husson College in Bangor, and became a registered nurse.

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  • Service notice

    Betty Jeanne Crockett, service notice

    Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 12:00pm

    WARREN — Betty Jeanne Crockett, who passed away Jan. 14, 2014, will be honored with a graveside service on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m.

    Betty will be laid to rest beside her loving daughter, Priscilla, at the Village Cemetery on Erin Street in Thomaston.

    Hall's of Thomaston is caring for the family.

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    Frances Simmons, obituary

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:00pm

    UNION — Frances Simmons, 90, died peacefully Sept. 2, 2014, surrounded by her family, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Born March 22, 1924, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of William and Alice Higney Rogers. Moving with her family as an infant to Maine, she was raised in Rockland, where she attended school.

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    Sarah Doubleday, obituary

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:30pm

    HOPE — Sarah Doubleday died Sept. 2, 2014, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was the loving and dearly loved daughter of Mary Jane and David Doubleday, the sister of Peter Doubleday of Hope, and granddaughter of James (deceased) and Essie Sherman of Belfast.

    Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Sunday, Sept. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter, and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. A private funeral is planned.

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    Wilma E. Carpenter, obituary

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 10:00am

    ROCKLAND – Wilma June Elliott Carpenter, 81, beloved wife of the Rev. Harold W. Carpenter, died Sept. 2, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, after a brief illness.

    Born at the Elliott family homestead in Littleton on June 27, 1933, she was proud to be the only one of five children of Ernest M. and Pauline D. Campbell Elliott, to be born there.

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    Delia Scipione, obituary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 2:45pm

    Delia M. (Gombel) Scipione died Sept. 2, 2014. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent M. Scipione; and devoted mother of Helen M. Scipione of Lincolnville, Patricia D. Scipione of Canton, Mass., Karen L. Scipione of West Roxbury, Mass., Vincent M. Scipione of Canton, Mass., Mark J. Scipione of Lincolnville, James J. Scipione of West Roxbury, Mass., and the late Joseph H. Scipione.

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    Tony Rapoza, obituary

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:00am

    BELFAST — Tony F. Rapoza, 68, of Belfast, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 1, 2014, at Waldo County General Hospital. He was born in Belfast May 14, 1946, the son of Antone and Meda (Phillips) Rapoza.

    Tony worked for more than 39 years at Central Maine Power Company as a lineman and meter reader. He loved spending time with his family, most of all his granddaughter, Taylor. He also loved to go to dances, and he loved his companions, his dogs, Britney and Gaddy.

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    Wilma E. Carpenter, notice

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 5:45pm

    ROCKLAND — Wilma E. Carpenter, 81, beloved wife of Reverend Harold W. Carpenter, died Sept. 2, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, after a brief illness. A full obituary will be published.

    Friends and relatives are invited to visit Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland, where a funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.

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    Alayne Saltzman, obituary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 2:00pm

    WEST ROCKPORT — Alayne E. Saltzman, 80, died peacefully August 27, 2014, at home, with her loving family at her side following a long illness.

    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 9, 1934, she was the daughter of Irving and Lucy Ruben Spertell. She was educated and raised in New York, residing there most of her life, until moving to Maine in 2011.

    Since 1972, she owned and operated an employment agency in Manhattan.

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    Frederick ‘Ted’ Henry, obituary

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:15am

    THOMASTON — Frederick J. “Ted” Henry, 84, died Aug. 24, 2014, after a period of declining health. He was born April 22, 1930, in Thomaston, to Mary Linekin and Arthur J Henry. He attended Thomaston schools and graduated from Thomaston High School in 1948.

    He lived at the family homestead on Beechwood Street all of his life. He worked for the Town of Thomaston as cemetery sexton, public works director and for the pollution control department from 1952 until his retirement in 1994.

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    Bernice Loker, service notice

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 9:30am

    ROCKLAND — A celebration of life for Bernice K. Loker, 94, who died in Rockland on June 15, 2014, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. in Rockland.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to the Knox County Nurses Guild, P.O. Box 341, Owls Head, ME 04854; the Crawford Lake Association, P.O. Box 22, Union, ME 04862; or a charity of your choice.

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    Sylvia Caven, obituary

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 2:00pm

    THOMASTON — Sylvia Knight Caven, 89, died unexpectedly Aug. 28, 2014, at her home.

    Born in Long Cove on March 19, 1925, she was the daughter of Alba and Elvira Huppa Korpinen. Sylvia was educated in St. George schools.
    On March 21, 1942, she married Edwin Knight. Together they traveled out of state with his military career, later returning to Rockland, and eventually settling in Thomaston in 1946, where they purchased the home Sylvia has since resided in.

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    John Cronin, obituary

    Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6:30pm

    PORTLAND — John Charles Cronin, 50, died peacefully Aug. 25, 2014, at his home, following a year-and-a-half of living with cancer. He shared his last few days surrounded by his loving family, including his partner, Tim Mason, and his close friends.

    As one family member said, "John was one of the most remarkable, engaging and genuinely fantastic people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing".

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    Virginia Frankowski, obituary

    Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6:30pm

    THOMASTON — Virginia Mae Frankowski, 79, died peacefully Aug. 26, 2014, at Owls Head Homestead.

    Born in Thomaston on May 31, 1935, she was the daughter of Stanley and Blanche Nosal Frankowski. Educated locally, she was a 1953 graduate of Thomaston High School.

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    Steven Oakes, obituary

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:15pm

    APPLETON – Steven Philip Oakes, 31, passed away Aug/ 25, 2014.

    He was born Jan. 7, 1983, to Tim and Katrina Pease Oakes of Appleton. As a boy he was mischievous, curious, fearless, kind-hearted and sweet. He loved music, video games, cats, jumping in the quarries, and most of all his family and friends. He was generous to a fault, a hard worker and a loving father. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who loved him.

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    Patricia Young, obituary

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 1:45pm

    CUSHING – Patricia L. Young, 70, died peacefully Aug. 26, 2014, with her daughter at her side, following an extended period of declining health, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Born in New London, Conn., on Feb. 17, 1944, she was the daughter of Fred and Ruth Politti Moreash.

    On July 8, 1970, Pat married her soul-mate, Maurice B. Young, in Shreveport, La. The two shared nearly 40 years of marriage before Mr. Young's death in 2009.

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    Frederick J. Henry, notice

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:15am

    THOMASTON — Frederick J. “Ted” Henry, 84, of Thomaston, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center.

    A full obituary will be published at a later date.

  • Obituary

    Brenda Smith, obituary

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

    BELFAST — Brenda Louise (Ward) Smith, known as Narmie, of Belfast, passed away unexpectedly, to be with her Lord, Aug. 25, 2014, at Waldo County General Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born Dec. 11, 1946, daughter of Baxter and Doris (Littlefield) Ward in Belfast.

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    Steven Oakes, notice

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:30am

    APPLETON — Steven P. Oakes, 31, son of Timothy and Katrina Oakes, passed away Aug. 25, 2014. A complete obituary will be published.

    Private family services will be held.

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

  • Obituary

    Karen Hupper, obituary

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:15am

    UNION – Karen Ann Thomas Hupper, 53, died unexpectedly Aug. 22, 2014, at her home.

    Born in Rockland on Feb. 20, 1961, she was the daughter of Howard and Beverly Parsons Thomas. Educated locally, Karen was a graduate of Rockland District High School.

    Following high school Karen worked as a waitress and cook at several local restaurants, including the Wayfarer and Harpoon.

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    Thomas Clement, obituary

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:00am

    STAFFORD, Va. — Thomas Wayne Clement, born in November of 1947 in Brockton, Mass., was the son of Carl and Frances (Jones) Clement. Tom grew up in Camden, where he busied himself with school, baseball and the numerous jobs he did around the community.

    He was a graduate of Camden High School, Class of 1966, where he loved and excelled in baseball. He was offered the opportunity to try out as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but was called to serve in the Vietnam War.

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    Leroy Kenney, obituary

    Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:45pm

    WALDO — Leroy R. Kenney, 67, of Waldo, passed away Aug. 24, 2014, at his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Jackson, the son of the late Henry and Minnie (Whitcomb) Kenney.

    Leroy worked for more than 30 years as a carpenter for Sargent Corporation. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed playing slots in Bangor.

    Leroy was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer; two brothers, Donald and Reginald; and a sister, Sue Nason.

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    Jennie Demmons, obituary

    Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:30pm

    WARREN – Jennie Louise Sukeforth Demmons, 76, went to be with the Lord, Aug. 19, 2014.

    Born in Rockland on July 6, 1938, she was the daughter of Roland and Phyllis Moore Sukeforth.

    On July 30, 1955, she married her grade school sweetheart, Ralph Demmons Jr. They lived in Fort Worth, Texas, while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force.

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    Raymond Jacobson, obituary

    Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Raymond Jacobson, 89, died Aug. 22, 2014, at Quarry Hill in Camden, following an extended illness.

    Born in St. George on Sept. 19, 1924, he was the son of Bror E. and Georgie Smalley Jacobson. He was educated in St. George schools.

    Ray enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the early years of World War II. Due to his involvement in several battles and invasions, he was the recipient of medals and awards, which included the Bronze Star.

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    Hazel Spear, obituary

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:45pm

    ROCKLAND — Hazel Nutt Spear, 89, of Rockland, passed away Aug. 19, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

    Hazel was born Oct. 22, 1924, in West Rockport, the youngest daughter of Robert and Amy Nutt. She graduated from high school in Tilton, N.H., and from the University of Maine in Orono in 1946. She worked briefly at the Hyde School in Bath as a social worker.

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    Joy Ann Fearney, obituary

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:45am

    SEARSMONT and DUNNELLON, Fla. — Joy Ann (Rowlands) Fearney passed away to be with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, after a battle with cancer. She was born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., on Nov. 26, 1944, daughter of Harold and Yola (Agugliaro) Rowlands.

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    Coleen Weed, obituary

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 11:30am

    ROCKLAND, WINDSOR, and SAVANAH, Ga. — Colleen Weed, 62, beloved wife, daughter, mother and sister, died peacefully Aug. 13, 2014, at her daughter's home surrounded by her family following a long battle with ALS .

    Born May 7, 1952, she was the daughter of William and Patricia Holbrook Sansom of Rockland. She was educated locally, graduating from Rockland District High School and earning an associates degree from University of Maine at Orono.

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    Jeremy Philbrook, obituary

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:45am

    VINALHAVEN — Jeremy Robert Warren Philbrook, 36, of Vinalhaven, passed away suddenly Aug. 13, 2014.

    He was the son of Barbara E. (Warren) Philbrook of Vinalhaven and the late Robert E. Sykes. On Aug. 15, 1989, he was adopted by Joby Philbrook Jr. of Vinalhaven. He was a 1996 graduate of Vinalhaven High School.

    Jeremy had two beautiful daughters with Jamie B. Ames; Caroline Anne, 16, and Ava Elizabeth, 9.

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    David L. Harper, service notice

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:45am

    ROCKLAND — A funeral service for David L. Harper, 71, who died July 31, 2014, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland.

    The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate. A reception will follow at 104 Limerock.

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    Shirley Eriksen, obituary

    Monday, August 18, 2014 - 2:45pm

    Shirley A. Eriksen was granted her angel wings on Aug. 9, 2014. Her final days were spent surrounded by family.

    Shirley led a simple life, filled with cherished friends and family. She was the life of the party with an infectious smile, and her wit and humor, usually accentuated with an inappropriate word or two, were never in short supply.

    She loved spending days on the motorcycle with her late husband, Don, and nights dancing to the music played by his band.

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    Susan ‘Soozy’ Bowden, notice

    Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:15pm

    BELMONT — Susan E. “Soozy" (Carter) Bowden, 60, of Belmont, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 16, 2014, at her home.

    She was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Dexter.

    Visiting hours will be held Monday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Susan Perrin, obituary

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:15am

    ROCKLAND — Susan E. Perrin, 52, died peacefully Aug. 3, 2014, following an extended period of declining health, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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    Beverly Upham, obituary

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am

    PORT CLYDE – Beverly L. Upham, 71, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born in Port Clyde on July 14, 1943, she was the daughter of Bernard “Spinner” and Alice Teel Cushman. She attended St. George schools and was a member of the Port Clyde Advent Church. Briefly she was employed at Port Clyde Packing in Port Clyde.

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    Dorothy Bates, obituary

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am

    ROCKPORT — Dorothy Bates (formerly TenEyck), 65, passed away July 17, 2014, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

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    Marion Johnson, obituary

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Marion L. Johnson, 92, passed away peacefully July 25, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, from complications of pneumonia.

    She was born in Rockland on Nov. 27, 1921, the daughter of Herman H. and Edna G. Johnson Graves. At a young age she moved to Clark Island, and was educated in St. George schools.

    She married Albert Ausplund in 1942 and they had one daughter, Cindy. They divorced in 1954, but remained friends until he passed away in November 2004.

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    Beverly Poliquin, obituary

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:00pm

    AUGUSTA — Beverly A. (Gross) Poliquin, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 12, 2014, in Augusta. She was born April 15, 1938, in Montville, the daughter of Dana and Ruth (Thompson) Gross.

    She lived and went to school in Belfast for many years. She learned to tap dance at the Belfast Opera House at 3-years-old and growing up, she always had her younger sister, Shirley, by the hand.

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    George Heino, Jr., obituary

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:00am

    CUSHING — George L. Heino Jr., 47, died unexpectedly at his home in Cushing Aug. 13, 2014.

    Born in Rockland on Dec. 28, 1966, he was the son of George L. Sr. and Barbara Feltis Heino. He was educated in local schools.

    George worked at Rockland Ford and Shepard Motors. Most recently he worked as a delivery driver with Knox Brothers Auto Parts.

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    Jeremy Philbrook, notice

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:15pm

    VINALHAVEN — Jeremy R. Philbrook, 36, husband of Keeley McCarthy Philbrook, died accidently Aug. 13, 2014. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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    Donald Fogg, obituary

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 1:30pm

    ROCKLAND — Donald W. Fogg, 90, lifelong Rockland resident, died July 19, 2014, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Born here Sept. 30, 1923, he was the son of Dr. Neil A. and Doris B. Perry Fogg. He attended Rockland schools and graduated from Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. He then attended Bowdoin College.

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    Robert Dean, obituary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 2:30pm

    ROCKPORT — Robert Leroy Dean, 88, of Rockport, died Aug. 11, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center. Born in Rockport on Jan. 10, 1926, he was the son of Clarence L. and Carrie Evelyn Manning Deane.

    A 1944 graduate of Rockport High School, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

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