Obituaries

  • Obituary

    Sara Clough, obituary

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:45am

    ROCKLAND — Sara S. Clough, 89, died peacefully July 27, 2014, at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

    Born in Friendship on Sept. 25, 1924, she was the daughter of Samuel and Ilmi Ellison Syrjala. Sara was raised by her mother and step-father, Alexsi Hill, after the death of her father when she was just 2-years-old.

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    Marion Johnson, notice

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:45am

    ROCKLAND — Marion Louise Johnson, 92, died July 25, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. A full obituary will be published.

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

  • Obituary

    Constance Isabel Porter Beveridge, obituary

    Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

    CAMDEN — Connie Beveridge passed away peacefully July 25, 2014, in her sleep at Windward Gardens in Camden, with her family at her side.

    Known for her hard work, grit and determination, she devoted her whole life to her three children, nine grandchildren and eoght great-grandchildren.

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    Henry Meyer, obituary

    Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:15pm

    WALDOBORO — Henry William Meyer Jr., 97, of Waldoboro, died July 26, 2014, at his home.

    Mr. Meyer was born in Jamaica, N.Y., and was the son of the late Henry William and Florence Moore Meyer.

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    Stanwood Kendal Bryant Sr., obituary

    Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:45pm

    CAMDEN — Stanwood Kendal Bryant Sr., 83, passed away July 22, 2014, at his home in Camden. Born in Camden on April 13, 1931, he was the son of Gerald C. and Ruth F. (Farrington) Bryant, and was a 1950 graduate of Camden High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Spokane, Wash.

    Stanwood was self- employed and owned and operated Bryant Plumbing, Heating and Appliances.

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    Gerard W. ‘GG’ Gilbert, obituary

    Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:45am

    AUBURN — Gerard W. "GG" Gilbert, 87, a lifelong resident of Chisholm, passed away peacefully July 25, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin surrounded by his loving family.

    He was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Chisholm, the son of Pierre Gilbert and Alice (Lacroix) Gilbert. He attended school in Jay.

    He joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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    Arthur Hopkins, obituary

    Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:30am

    SOMERVILLE — Arthur D. “Bear” Hopkins, 61, died unexpectedly July 23, 2014, at his home, of natural causes from an illness he has battled over the past two years.

    Born in Rockland on June 29, 1953, he was the son of Emery D. and Marion Carver Hopkins. Arthur grew up on the island of North Haven, where he attended the local school.

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    John Kenney, obituary

    Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

    BUCKSPORT — John W. Kenney, 68, of Bucksport, passed away peacefully July 24, 2014, after a long illness. He was born Nov. 29, 1945, the son of Ruth and James Kenney. John was a 1963 graduate of Unity High School.

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    David Boulton, notice

    Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:15pm

    ISLESBORO — The Rev. David W. Boulton, 85, of Islesboro, died July 19, 2014, at The Boardman Cottage in Islesboro. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    If desired memorial gifts in his memory may be made to The Boardman Cottage, 131 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848 or to the Islesboro Health Center, P. O. Box 137, Islesboro, ME 04848.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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    Stanwood Kendal Bryant Sr., notice

    Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm

    CAMDEN — Stanwood Kendal Bryant Sr., 83, of Camden, died July 22, 2014, at his home. A complete obituary will be published later.

    A graveside service will be held at Thursday, July 31 at 4 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden.

    Memorial gifts in his memory may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

  • Obituary

    Richard Rossiter, obituary

    Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:15am

    ISLESBORO — Richard Earl "Dick" Rossiter, 79, died June 25, 2014, of respiratory failure at Maine Medical Center in Portland, with his daughter and her mother at his side.

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    Arthur Kinney, obituary

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 3:15pm

    ROCKLAND – Arthur G. Kinney, 88, longtime St. George resident, died July 18, 2014, at the Knox Center, after a long, silent battle against Parkinson's.

    Born in St. George on Oct. 15, 1925, he was one of nine children of James R. and Emma Coltart Kinney. Educated in local schools, he was a 1944 graduate of St. George High School.

    A World War II, U.S. Navy veteran, Arthur served in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters as a motor machinist's mate.

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  • Obituary

    Donald Demmons Sr., obituary

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:15pm

    CUSHING — Donald Demmons Sr., 74, died July 21, 2014, following a brief illness, at Maine Medical Center in Portland with his wife holding his hand and his loving family at his side.

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    Steven Marriner, obituary

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:15am

    MONTVILLE — Steven G. Marriner, 63, of Montville, passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2014, in Belfast. He was born in Belfast on Dec. 30, 1950, a son of Harry F. Marriner and Kathryn "Avis" (Littlefield) Beach.

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    Beatrice Marshall, notice

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:30pm

    CAMDEN — Beatrice (Hanson) Marshall, 82, of Camden passed away July 10, 2014, at her home.

    Graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

  • Obituary

    George Massey, obituary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:30am

    WARREN — George Joseph Massie, 87, died peacefully July 19, 2014. with his family at his side at his home.

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  • Obituary

    Linwood Thorndike, obituary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:15am

    WEST ROCKPORT — Linwood W. Thorndike, 72, a lifetime resident of West Rockport, passed away peacefully July 19th, 2014, at his home.

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  • Service notice

    Marion Wall, service notice

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:15pm

    CAMDEN — A graveside service for Marion N. Wall, 91, who died June 16, 2014, will be held Sunday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at Rockville Cemetery on Route 17 in Rockport. The Rev. Regina Knox will officiate.

    A reception will follow at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home's 104 Limerock reception facility.

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    Donald Demmons Sr., notice

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:15pm

    CUSHING - Donald Demmons Sr., 74, died July 21, 2014, following a brief illness, with his loving family at his side. A complete obituary with service details will be published.

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

     

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    Arthur Kinney, notice

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Arthur G. Kinney, 88, husband of Corinne Smith Kinney, died July 21, 2014, at the Knox Center, after a long, silent battle against Parkinson's. A full obituary will be published.

    A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 3 p.m. at North Parish Cemetery on Snows Point Road, Wiley's Corner, in St. George. The Rev. Walden Chandler will officiate.

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    Maitland Prior, obituary

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:00am

    CUSHING — Maitland R. Prior, 76, died peacefully July 18, 2014, surrounded by his family while holding his wife's hand at his home in Cushing. He served in the U.S. Army testing equipment in Alaska.

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    James B. ‘Jim’ Wescott, service notice

    Monday, July 21, 2014 - 10:30am

    BELFAST — James B. "Jim" Wescott, 71, of Belfast passed away May 27, 2014, in Camden. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at the First Church in Belfast.

  • Obituary

    Sheila Conner, obituary

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:15pm

    CAMDEN — Sheila Nestar Conner, 81, died July 12, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden. Born in Bucksport on April 20, 1933, she was the daughter of Joseph R. and Alva (Bossi) Johnson.

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    Robert Mulikowski, obituary

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 2:15pm

    SPRUCE HEAD — Robert Arthur “Bob” Milikowski, 90, passed away July 6, 2014, after a long illness.

    Bob was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Manchester, Conn., to Charles and Theresa Braun Milikowski.

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    Clifford Tibbetts, obituary

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

    WALDOBORO – Clifford A. Tibbetts, 77, died peacefully July 13, 2014, with his wife at his side, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born Jan. 26, 1937, in Rochester, N.H., he was the son of Maynard and Marguerite Boisvert Tibbetts.

    Educated in New Hampshire, he was a 1955 graduate of Spaulding High School in Rochester. Following high school, Mr. Tibbetts entered the U.S. Air Force, where he spent four years as an air traffic controller.

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    Terry Widdecombe, obituary

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:45pm

    SOUTH THOMASTON - Terry Lee Widdecombe, 51, died July 13, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center after an extended illness.

    Born July 20, 1962, to Earl F. and Catherine Dennison Widdecombe, he was a 1981 graduate of Rockland District High School. He worked for 30 years for Fisher Engineering, resigning his position due to his declining health.

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    Edith Anderson, obituary

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:30pm

    TENANTS HARBOR — Edith R. Anderson, 94, passed peacefully July 12, 2014, surrounded by her grandchildren, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Born in Whitinsville, Mass.,  on June 2, 1920, the daughter of Rubin O. and Clara M. (Bjork) Seastrom.

    Edith graduated from St. George High School in 1938 and married Robert Norman Anderson on Dec. 21, 1940.

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    Ryan Parsloe, obituary

    Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:30pm

    NORTHPORT — Ryan A. Parsloe, 47, of Northport passed away July 8, 2014, unexpectedly at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1966 in Boston, Mass., the son of Richard and Alismarie (Allen) Parsloe.

    Ryan graduated from Sharon High school, Class of 1984, and spent much of his career as a carpenter and draftsman. Ryan also loved fishing, hunting and golfing, especially in Medford, Maine.

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    Sheila Conners, notice

    Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:30pm

    CAMDEN — Sheila N. Conner, 81, died July 12, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

  • Graveside commital service notice

    Nancy LaCroix, graveside commital service notice

    Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:45am

    A graveside memorial will be held Thursday, July 17 at the family plot at Achorn Cemetery in Rockport, for Nancy Dole Allen LaCroix.

    Mrs. LaCroix passed on Jan. 26, 2014. She was born at Sebago Lake Village, the daughter of Leander Dole and Mary Dresser Dole Bell. She graduated form Standish High School and the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary General Hospital as a registered nurse.

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    Dale Hustus, obituary

    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:30pm

    SEARSPORT — Dale A. Hustus Jr., 50, of Searsport, died July 7, 2014, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. He was born June 20, 1964, in Bangor, a son of the late Dale A. Hustus Sr. and Cheryl (Clark) Hustus.

    Dale was a kind-hearted, loving father and friend who had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help others. Dale loved NASCAR racing, collectables, drag racing, a variety of board games and playing horseshoes.

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    Holly Bartlett, obituary

    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:15pm

    WASHINGTON – Holly Grace Bartlett, 33, passed away July 8, 2014, at her home with her mom at her side.

    Born in Washington on Aug. 1, 1980, she was the daughter of Brian Cleo and Katherine Anne Bilodeau Bartlett. As a child Holly grew up in both Washington and Union, and was a 1998 graduate of Medomak Valley High School.

    Holly spent much of her time with her grandparents, Gerald and Marlene Bartlett, and her aunt, Jolene Murray.

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    Owen and Grete Bailey, obituary

    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

    CAMDEN - Owen W. “Chick” Bailey, 90, died May 31, 2014, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough. His wife, Grete S. Bailey, 86, died a few days later on June 6, 2014, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

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    Reginald Lloyd Davis, obituary

    Friday, July 11, 2014 - 7:30am

    Reginald Lloyd "Reggie" Davis, 85, went to meet his beloved wife, Lucille, in Heaven on July 6, 2014. Reginald was born in Beverly, Mass., on June 13, 1929.

    After serving in the Army, Reggie and Lucille moved to Liberty and raised their family.

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    Beth Rackliff, notice

    Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 12:15pm

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Beth Rackliff, 52, died peacefully, Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home.

    Born Nov. 23, 1961, in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., she was the daughter of Bernard and Lois Rice Brabant.

    Beth will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend.

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    Richard Collins, obituary

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

    NORTHPORT and KEY LARGO, Fla. — Richard R. “Dick” Collins of Northport passed away July 7, 2014. He was born Sept. 4, 1936. A former president of the American Life Insurance Company and ardent supporter of the University of Maine, Collins was 77.

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    Ronald Preston, obituary

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:45pm

    ROCKLAND – Ronald E. “Gene” Preston, 81, died peacefully July 4, 2014, with his son and his companion at his side, at Windward Gardens Nursing Home in Camden.

    Born in Lubec on June 22, 1933, he was the son of Arthur and Amy Newman Preston. Moving to Rockland as a young boy, Gene attended Rockland Schools.

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    Elizabeth Earl, obituary

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 10:30pm

    SPRUCE HEAD — Elizabeth Till Earl, 94, died peacefully July 4, 2014, in her home.

    Born Aug. 28, 1919, in Swampscott, Mass., she was the daughter of Raymond Coombs and Ruth Sleeper Till.

    Ms. Earl graduated from Rockland High School in 1935 and was a player on the 1935 Lady Tigers state champion basketball team. She went on to attend secretarial school and graduated from Boston School of Dental Nursing in 1938.

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    Ross Holt, obituary

    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 4:45pm

    CAMDEN — Our wonderful father, Ross S. Holt Jr., beloved Grampa, friend to so many and long-time Camden-Rockport High School principal, passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2014. Or as he would say, "shuffled off this mortal coil."

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    Sarah Thompson, obituary

    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 3:15pm

    Sarah E. (Carter) Thompson, 43, of Morrill, died unexpectedly July 4, 2014, in Bangor.

    She was born Jan. 17, 1971, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Sarah graduated from Emmanuel Christian School in 1989. She attended Nyack College and attended nursing school in Louisiana.

    Sarah married her husband, Howard Thompson, in 1989.

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    Edwin Bowden, obituary

    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:30am

    CAMDEN — Edwin Warren Bowden passed away peacefully July 2, 2014, at the age of 86 in Camden. He was born in Rockland on Aug. 21, 1927, and graduated from Portsmouth High School.

    He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

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    Edgar Darby, obituary

    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:30am

    ST. GEORGE — Edgar N. Darby, 87, died July 1, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden, following a brief illness.

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    Gertrude Pratt, obituary

    Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:15am

    NOBLEBORO — Gertrude Pratt passed away peacefully at her home in Waldoboro on July 4, 2014. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Waldoboro, to the late Cecil and Flora Orff Newbert.

    Mrs. Pratt attended and graduated from Waldoboro High School, and she also attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass. She completed her teaching certificate at home. Mrs. Pratt took in foster children for many years prior to becoming a first-grade school teacher at Friendship Street School.

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    Frederick Carter Jr., notice

    Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 9:00pm

    MORRILL — Frederick H. Carter Jr., 65, of Morrill died June 7, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

    A funeral service for Frederick and his daughter, Sarah E. Thompson, 43, who died July 4, will be held Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at Morrill Baptist Church in Morrill, followed by interment at Morrill Village Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church following the committal prayers.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Sarah Thompson, notice

    Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:45pm

    MORRILL — Sarah E. Thompson, 43, of Morrill, died July 4, 2014, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

    A funeral service for Sarah and her father, Frederick Carter Jr., who died June 7, will be held Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at Morrill Baptist Church in Morrill, followed by interment at Morrill Village Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church following the committal prayers.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

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    Edwin Bowden, notice

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 4:15pm

    CAMDEN — Edwin W. Bowden, 86, of Camden, died July 2, 2014, at his home in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    If desired memorial gifts may be made in his memory to PAWS, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral & Cremation Service.

  • Obituary

    Richard Tesseo, obituary

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 4:00pm

    APPLETON and PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Richard A. Tesseo, 73, of Port Richey, Fla., and Appleton, Maine, and formerly of Bangor, passed away Dec. 5, 2013, in Hudson, Fla., following a period of declining health.

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  • Graveside service notice

    Dale King, graveside service notice

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:45pm

    ROCKLAND and OHIO — Dale King, 84, husband of Carlene Wooster King and son-in-law of Carleton Wooster of Rockland, died peacefully, June 22, 2014, in Ohio.

    A graveside service will be held Monday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Achorn Cemetery on Old County Road in Rockland.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Geneva School, 2025 Florida 436, Winter Park, FL 32792 (www.genevaschool.org).

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    Ross Holt, notice

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 3:15pm

    CAMDEN — Ross Holt Jr., former Camden-Rockport High School principal, beloved dad, grampa and all-around good guy, left this world July 1, 2014.

    Or, as he might have phrased it, 'shuffled off this mortal coil.' A full commemoration of his life will be published in a few days.

    Ross's memorial service will be Thursday, July 3 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Camden on Elm Street.

  • Obituary

    Helen Putnam, obituary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 11:00am

    CAMDEN — Helen S. Putnam, 82, widow of Paul B. Putnam, died April 27, 2014. Born in Camden on June 10, 1931, she was the daughter of Alfred Burton and Lucy (Piper) Stevenson.

    Helen was a graduate of Camden High School, Class of 1949, and attended Westbrook Junior College for several years. On June 6, 1951, she married her high school classmate, Paul B. Putnam, at the First Congregational Church in Camden.

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