Obituaries

  • Obituary

    Robert Salo, obituary

    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:15pm

    OWLS HEAD — Robert Wayne Springer Salo, 59, died unexpectedly April 20, 2015, at his home, after a period of declining health.

    Born in Rockland on June 2, 1955, he was the son of Eugene C. and Arline M. Jenkins Springer. After his mother's death when Robert was 2 ½ years old, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Arvo and Nettie Salo.

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    Jacqueline Smalley, obituary

    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:15pm

    ROCKPORT – Jacqueline H. Smalley, 78, died April 20, 2015, at Winship Green in Bath after a long illness.

    Born in Rockland on Jan. 27, 1937, she was the daughter of Leroy F. and Gladys F. Jones Thompson. Educated in local schools she was a 1955 graduate of Rockland High School.

    On Dec. 31, 1955, Jackie married Adelbert D. Smalley in Rockland. They made their home in Rockland all their married lives where they raised their family.

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    Hariette Thomas, notice

    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:15pm

    CAMDEN — Harriette J. (Churchill) Thomas, 84, of Camden, died April 24, 2015, at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill. There are no services planned at this time.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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    Elmin Mitchell, obituary

    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:45pm

    MONTVILLE — Elmin H. Mitchell, 86, passed away April 22, 2015, after a sevem-month battle with cancer. Born in Morrill on March 21, 1929, to Charles Mitchell and Bessie Walsh, Elmin was one of nine children.

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    Richard Colwell, obituary

    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:15pm

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Richard "Dick" MacLaren Colwell, 82, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away April 9, 2015, after a courageous battle with progressive heart failure.

    He was born Nov. 3, 1932, in New Rochelle, N.Y., the son of the late Robert T. and Louise O. Colwell. He grew up in nearby Pelham Manor, N.Y., and attended The Loomis Chaffee School and Colgate University, where he made life-long friends.

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    Jean Fisher, obituary

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:30pm

    ROCKLAND — Jean A. Fisher, 86, a longtime resident of East Hartland, Conn., died April 16, 2015, at the Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Jean was the daughter of the late John R.H. and Helen Armstrong and grew up in Sheffield, Mass., where she was a member of the championship-winning 1946 women's high-school basketball team.

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    Faylene Mae Ballard, obituary

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:15am

    BELFAST — Faylene Mae Ballard, 81, born Nov. 9, 1933, on Hannan's Berry Farm, a commercial blueberry and strawberry business, passed away April 21, 2015.

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    Anthony Lou Gillcrist, obituary

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:00am

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anthony Lou Gillcrist, 32, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away unexpectedly April 16, 2015, in Belfast. He was born in Jacksonville on Aug. 20, 1982, to John and Stephanie Gillcrist.

    Anthony graduated from The Bolles School, double majored in English and history at the University of North Florida with honors, and went on to become a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

    Anthony is survived by his parents; and his sister, Kathryn.

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    Christopher Day, obituary

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:30am

    BELFAST — Christopher C. Day, 34, of Belfast, passed away April 20, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1981, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the son of Robert and Lynn (Vigue) Day.

    Chris graduated from Belfast Area High School Class of 1999 and continued his education at Barring Institute in Connecticut, where he studied diesel mechanics. He was employed at Dead River Company as a mechanic.

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    George ‘Nick’ Schatzle, obituary

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:45am

    ROCKLAND — George Nicholas "Nick" Schatzle, D.V.M., 80, died April 18, 2015, at home surrounded by his family after a long, gallant battle with Parkinson's disease.

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    Joseph M. Johnson, obituary

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:45am

    BELFAST — Joseph Maurice "Joe" Johnson, 93, of Belfast, passed away April 20, 2015. He was born in St. Albans on Feb. 24, 1922, one of seven children, to Methyl (Parkman) Johnson and Merle E. Johnson.

    He attended Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston and was a member of the track team. He graduated in Automotive Technology from Greer College in Chicago, Ill., in 1940. He married Lois Patten of Charleston on Sept. 23, 1940.

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    Janet Tolman, obituary

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:30am

    HOPE — Janet P. Tolman, 74, died April 15, 2015, at the Sussman House in Rockport, following a period of declining health.

    Born in Lincolnville on April 5, 1941, she was the daughter of Quincy and Elsie Wiley Peabody. While growing up in Hope, she attended local schools and was a graduate of Camden High School.

    In earlier years she worked at Hope General Store and later at School House Toggs in Rockport. She later worked part time at the Apple Barn in Hope.

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    Virginia ‘Gin’ Jackson, obituary

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:15am

    Waldoboro — Virginia Rita (Sawyer) Jackson, 98, died peacefully in her sleep April 15, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. She was born July 22, 1916, in Marlboro, Mass., daughter of Ernest Z. and Oretta G. (Marchand) Sawyer.

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    Donald Luneau, notice

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am

    CAMDEN — Donald D. Luneau, 79, father of Alison Johnson of Camden, died peacefully, April 18, 2015, surrounded by family, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

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

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    Anthony Lou Gillcrist, notice

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:45pm

    FRANKFORT and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anthony Lou Gillcrist, 32, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Frankfort passed away unexpectedly April 16, 2015, in Belfast.

    He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

    A memorial service will be held April 28 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9800 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Fl.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast.

  • Service notice

    Marguerite Meyer, service notice

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:45am

    ROCKLAND — Marguerite R. Meyer, 91, wife of Dr. John L. Meyer II, died April 2, 2015. In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. at St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church on Main Street in Thomaston.

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    Chuck Williams, obituary

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:45am

    BELFAST — Chuck Williams, 53, of Belfast, passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1961, in Bangor, the son of Wayne and Shirley (Avery) Williams.

    He was a beloved husband, father, uncle and friend to all. Chuck was a mill wright in sardine factories and at Pride Manufacturing prior to him becoming disabled in 1995. He loved to ride motorcycles and work on cars. In his spare time Chuck also enjoyed camping and fishing.

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    Henry L. Bryant, service notice

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:30am

    CAMDEN — Henry Lyman Bryant, 92, passed away Feb. 23, 2015. A funeral service with military honors will be held Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Tenants Harbor Baptist Church. The Rev. William Hickey will officiate.

    Burial will be in Seaside Cemetery in Tenants Harbor.

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

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    Debra Clements, obituary

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:15am

    BELFAST — Debra Clements, 60, passed away unexpectedly April 14, 2015. She was born Feb. 9, 1955, in Newport, R.I., daughter of Ralph and Olive (Bartlett) Clements.

    She had a passion for gardening, helping animals and loved being at the beach. Above all else, she loved her son, Justin, and her two grandchildren, Tyler and Joseph.

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    Glendora Ward, service notice

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:15am

    ROCKPORT — A graveside service for Glendora F. Ward, longtime Rockport Elementary School teacher and wife of the late Orel H. Ward, will be held Monday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at Rockville Cemetery on Route 17 in Rockport.

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

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    John R. French Sr., obituary

    Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:00pm

    CAMDEN — John R. French Sr., 83, passed away April 12, 2015, with his loving wife and family by his side.

    Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Newburyport, Mass., to John F. and Marion (Cashman) French he married Bessie Mae Loundsbury on Oct. 9, 1954, and together they had seven children.

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    John J. Whitehouse, obituary

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:45pm

    WARREN — John J. Whitehouse, 66, died peacefully April 12, 2015, with his wife by his side, following a brief illness, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

    Born Jan. 5, 1949, in Attleboro, Mass., John grew up and attended schools there, graduating from Attleboro High School.

    Moving to Maine as a young man, John was employed with Maine State Prison for 23 years. He was proud to teach an auto mechanics class there.

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    Derek Dennison, obituary

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:15pm

    ROCKLAND – Derek F. Dennison, 34, died unexpectedly April 7, 2015, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Derek was a self-employed welder, working for most of his career in the automotive industry.

    He leaves behind his parents, Conrad Jr. and Bonny Dennison Winchenbaugh of Rockland; his brother, Dustin Dennison and his wife, Amanda, of Gibsonville, N.C.; his nephews, Logan and Bennett; as well as many friends and extended family members.

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    Phyllis Sturges, obituary

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:15pm

    SPRUCE HEAD ISLAND — Phyllis M. Sturges, 88, affectionately known as “Nannie” by her grandchildren, died peacefully April 12, 2015, surrounded by family, at Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills.

    Born in Warren on Jan. 25, 1927, she was the daughter of Leroy and Lina Merry Smith. Educated locally, she was a graduate of Warren High School.

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    Gregory Bixby, obituary

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:00pm

    OHIO and formerly SOUTH THOMASTON — Gregory L. Bixby, 32, died unexpectedly April 10, 2015, at his home in Ohio.

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    Donna L. Gordon, obituary

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:45pm

    BELFAST — Donna L. (Harvey) Gordon, 66, of Belfast, passed away April 11, 2015, at Waldo County General Hospital. She was born June 12, 1948, in Frankfort, the daughter of Kenneth and Marguerite (Gray) Harvey.

    She ess predeceased by her parents; her spouse; several siblings; and six angel great-grandchildren.

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    William Laffely, obituary

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 1:45pm

    SOUTH THOMASTON — William D. “Billy” Laffely, 73, died unexpectedly April 11, 2015, while being Life-Flighted to Maine Medical Center in Portland after suffering a cardiac event.

    Born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 15, 1941, he was the son of William J. and Cecile G. LaMarre Laffely. Growing up in Dorchester, he attended local schools and was a graduate of Boston Technical High School.

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    William E. ‘Bill’ Wood, obituary

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

    WILDCAT at ST. GEORGE — William E. "Bill" Wood, 67, died April 11, 2015, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, after a period of declining health.

    Born in St. George on Feb. 22, 1948, he was the son of Donald R. and Lucienne D. Cote Wood. Bill was educated in St. George schools and was a 1967 graduate of Georges Valley High School in Thomaston.

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    Yvon J. Bountin, notice

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

    SWANVILLE — Yvon Joseph Boutin, 79, of Swanville, passed away April 6, 2015, at his residence.

    A memorial mass will be held Friday, May 8, at 10 a.m., at St. John The Baptist Parish, 10 School St. in Suncook, N.H.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

  • Obituary

    Richard H. Ames Sr., obituary

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:45am

    CAMDEN — Richard Henry Ames, 88, passed away peacefully April 11, 2015, at Knox Center For Long Term Care in Rockland, with his wife, Betty, holding his hand. Born in Camden on Oct. 4, 1926, he was the son of Fred C. and Rita (Huntley) Ames and was a 1944 graduate of Camden High School. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the U.S. Army, primarily in a field maintenance unit in Korea.

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    Joseph E. Brown, notice

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:30am

    ROCKPORT — Joseph E. Brown, 85, husband of Anne E. Brown, died April 10, 2015, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. A complete obituary will be published later.

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

    If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Rockport Public Library, P.O. Box 8, Rockport, ME 04856.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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    Janice M. Tague, notice

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:30am

    BELFAST — Janice M. (Myshrall) Tague, 88, of Belfast, passed away April 8, 2015, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

    A private service will be held at a later date.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home

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    Adam Knight, obituary

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:30pm

    CAMDEN and LINCOLNVILLE – Adam M. Knight, 31, died March 31, 2015.

    Born in Rockport on Dec. 9, 1983, he was the son of Gilbert H. Knight Jr. and Carolyn L. Graves Knight. While growing up in Camden, Adam attended local schools where he enjoyed playing in the band, basketball and other sports.

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    Carolyn Collins, obituary

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

    LIBERTY — Carolyn N. (Hart) Collins, 89 of Liberty, passed away April 13, 2015, at her residence. She was born May 6, 1925, in Appleton, the daughter of Frank and Sheila (Miller) Hart Sr.

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    Carol Elwell, obituary

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Carol Lee Elwell, 81, went home to be with the Lord, peacefully, April 8, 2015.

    Born in Rockland, she was the daughter of Milton and Christine Giles Elwell. Educated locally she was a graduate of Rockland High School.

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    Lori Jo Meservey, obituary

    Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:45pm

    WARREN — Lori Jo Meservey, 50 , a resident of Warren, passed away April 10, 2015, at The Sussman House in Rockport, after a long illness. Lori was born July 12, 1964, in Rockland, to parents Ronald Teele and Gladys Wentworth Teele.

    Lori attended Rockland schools and graduated in the Class of 1984 at Rockland District High School.

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    William Brown, obituary

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:00pm

    VINALHAVEN — Bill Brown, 56, passed away unexpectedly March 17, 2015 at his home on Vinalhaven.

    Born July 1, 1959, to William H. Brown II and Patricia Ann Morrison, Bill grew up and attended local schools on Vinalhaven.

    Bill was a man of many talents. He was never one to put himself first and took great joy in helping others. A lifelong friend of his put it best, "He would give the shirt off his back if it meant something to someone."

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    Ralph Copeland, obituary

    Friday, April 10, 2015 - 3:30pm

    FRIENDSHIP — Ralph William Copeland, 93, died April 7, 2015, at the Knox Center in Rockland. He was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Thomaston, to Stanley and Fannie (Grafton) Copeland. Ralph attended school in Friendship and graduated from Friendship High School.

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    Loretta Michals, obituary

    Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

    BELFAST — Loretta (Goguen) Michals passed away April 6, 2015.

    Loretta will be cremated and no services will be held at this time. A private service with the family will be held at a later date.

    Loretta was born Jan. 25, 1930, to Arthur and Irene Desharnais in Boston, Mass. She enjoyed reading, watching Grey's Anatomy, and most of all she loved spending time with all her grandchildren.

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    Jamieson W. Brown

    Friday, April 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

    Jamieson Wiswell “Jim” Brown of Boothbay, died unexpectedly on Wednesday April 8, 2015.

    Jim was born to Margaret “Peggy” (Hanemann) Brown and Stanley Brown of South Hempstead, New York.

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    A. Bradford Drawbridge, obituary

    Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:45am

    "A friendly face, a winning smile, and a person always willing to lend a helping hand—that's how we would describe Brad Drawbridge." — Dedication, 2007 Searsmont Town Report

    SEARSMONT — Alfred Bradford “Brad” Drawbridge Jr. died peacefully in his sleep on April 4, 2015, after a brief illness. He was 85 years old.

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    Richard Liska, obituary

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:15pm

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Richard M. Liska Sr., 84, died peacefully April 4, 2015, at home.

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    Marguerite Meyer, obituary

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 2:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Marguerite R. Meyer, 91, died April 2, 2015, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

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    Leona Frances Esancy, obituary

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:45am

    THORNDIKE — Leona Frances (Orff) Esancy, 88, of Thorndike, died April 3, 2015, at Sussman House in Rockport. She was born July 15, 1926, in Waldoboro, the daughter of Ruel and Edith (White) Orff.

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    Priscilla Benson, obituary

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:30am

    ROCKLAND — Priscilla Benson, 91, passed away peacefully April 3, 2015, with her daughter at her side, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Born May 22, 1923, in Stockholm, she was the daughter of Magloier and Annie Chassi Plourde.

    She attended area schools and was a 1941 graduate of Houlton High School.

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    Loretta Michals, notice

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:30am

    BELFAST — Loretta M. Michals, 85, of Belfast, passed away April 6, 2015, at Waldo County General Hospital. A graveside service will be held in July and details will be announced at a later date. Full obituary to follow.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Adam Knight, notice

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:15am

    CAMDEN and LINCOLNVILLE — Adam M. Knight, 31, died March 31, 2015. A full obituary will be published and services will be announced.

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

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    Howard Taggart Sr., obituary

    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 3:30pm

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Howard Roy Taggart Sr., 90, died March 31, 2015, at the VA Medical Center at Togus. Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Lorenzo and Lydia (Higgs) Taggart.

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    Donald Osborne, obituary

    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:45pm

    BELMONT — Donald Osborne was welcomed home by Jesus Christ at 3:25 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015. Don had received Christ as his personal savior about seven years ago and had the assurance that to be absent from his body was to be face to face with Jesus. Don was a man w ho enjoyed life with the love of his life, Marion, for the past 35 years.

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    Sidney Kaler, obituar

    Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:00am

    AUGUSTA – Sidney E. Kaler, 85, passed away April 1, 2015, in Augusta, following a long illness.

    Born in Rockland on May 19, 1929, he was the son of Elmer and Charlotte Staples Kaler. He attended local schools. He first worked as a bicycle delivery boy for Western Union Telephone & Telegraph. Sid always exuded a happy personality, he enjoyed working at the Park Street Theater. He always took pleasure in showering his mother with gifts.

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