Obituaries

  • Obituary

    Christine Watts, obituary

    Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:30pm

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Christine L. Watts, 61, died April 17, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

    Born in Rockland on Feb. 8, 1953, she was the daughter of Floyd G. and Marion R. Lindsey Watts. Growing up in St. George, she was educated in local schools and was a 1971 graduate of Georges Valley High School. She attended the University of Maine, earning a bachelor's degree in nursing.

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    Gail E. Frye, service notice

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:15am

    CAMDEN — There will be a memorial service for Gail E. Frye, 81, of Camden, Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden. He died Feb. 22, 2014.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.

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    Evelyn Reed, obituary

    Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:45pm

    FRIENDSHIP — Evelyn Norma Reed, 82, passed away peacefully April 7, 2014, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was born in Bremen on Dec. 29, 1931, to Ashley Genthner Sr. and Clara Leeman.

    Evelyn married Philip Reed on Oct. 18, 1949. They built their life together in Friendship and raised their family there. She worked at Sylvania in Waldoboro for a few years before working from home. She was devoted to her family.

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    Maynard Marriner, obituary

    Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:30am

    Maynard R. Marriner, 99, of Searsmont (recently Belfast), passed away April 5, 2014, at home. He was born July 12, 1914, in Searsmont to Albert L. and Harriett Ella (Burgess) Marriner.

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    Madelene Cirella, obituary

    Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:00am

    WALDOBORO — Madelene "Maddy" Cirella, 95, died April 10, 2014, at the Knox Center Long Term Care in Rockland. She was born Aug. 24, 1918, in West Waldoboro to Hudson S. Eugley and Annie Mank. She attended grade school in West Waldoboro then attended Waldoboro High School.

    She worked at Bath Iron Works during World War II as a welder, then later at the Paragon Button factory in Waldoboro. She also worked for GTE Sylvania in Woburn, Mass., and in Waldoboro until she retired.

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    Ruth Payson, obituary

    Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:00am

    HOPE — Ruth Payson, 92, passed away peacefully April 8, 2014, at her home in Hope. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Rockland, the daughter of Earl H. and Ethel Sukeforth.

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    Marc Johnson, obituary

    Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:45am

    CUSHING — Marc Johnson, 67, of Cushing, died of a heart attack April 8, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1947, and grew up in Lincoln, Neb. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathie Daniel Johnson, after 40 years of marriage.

    He is survived by two children, both professional musicians, Nicole Johnson of New York City and Kirsten Johnson Shah of Philadelphia, Pa.; one grandson, Sebastian Colin Shah; his mother, Ruth; and his younger brother, Chris.

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    Josephie Harper, obituary

    Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:30am

    PORT CLYDE — Josephine B. 'Jo' Harper, 92, died peacefully Jan. 16, 2014, at Lexington Health Care Center in Lexington, Mass. Born in Port Clyde on April 16, 1921, she was the daughter of Freeland and Christie Poland Thompson.

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    Rev. Walter B. Wakeman, obituary

    Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:00am

    ROCKLAND — The Rev. Walter B. Wakeman, 87, entered into the presence of his Lord, of whom he preached all his career, April 6, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden, after a period of declining health.

    Born in Laconia, N.H., Nov. 24, 1926, he was the son of Ray E. and Vinnie M. Tibbetts Wakeman. Educated in local schools, he was a 1944 graduate of Laconia High School.

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  • Service notice

    Roxie V. Hill, UPDATED service notice

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:15pm

    ROCKLAND — A graveside committal service for Roxie V. Hill, 80, who died Jan. 3, 2014, will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. Interment will follow at Achorn Cemetery.

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    Rev. Walter B. Wakeman, notice

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 3:15pm

    ROCKLAND — The Rev. Walter B. Wakeman, 87, husband of Arlene Bartlett Wakeman and longtime pastor of several American Baptist Churches in Maine, died April 6, 2014, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

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    James M. Curtis III, obituary

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

    KNOX — James M. Curtis III, 39, of Knox, passed away unexpectedly April 6, 2014, in Hampden. He was born Aug. 14, 1974, in Waterville, the son of James M. and Shirley (Carson) Curtis Jr.

    Jim graduated, Class of 1992, from Mt. View High School. He went on to attend Eastern Maine Technical Center, where he graduated with a degree in welding and has worked at Cianbro ever since.

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    Percie E. Fiske, obituary

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:00pm

    ROCKVILLE — Percie E. Fiske, 82, died peacefully March 31, 2014, following an extended illness, surrounded by loving family and friends.

    Born in Rockland Oct. 7, 1931, he was the son of Percie and Grace Partridge Fiske. Educated locally, he was a 1950 graduate of Rockport High School.

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    Benjamin L. ‘Bunk’ Edgecomb, obituary

    Monday, April 7, 2014 - 10:30am

    SEARSMONT — Benjamin Lee "Bunk" Edgecomb, 67, of Searsmont, passed away at Waldo County General Hospital March 24, 2014.

    He was born Jan. 14, 1947, in Danvers, Mass., a son of the late Benjamin and Marion (Innis) Edgecomb.

    Bunk served in the National Guard and worked many years for Viking Lumber. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time camping with his two dogs.

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    Ralph J. Dunsford, obituary

    Friday, April 4, 2014 - 2:00pm

    BELFAST — Ralph John Dunsford, 90, died March 31, 2014, at Harbor Hill in Belfast, joining his predeceased wife and two daughters. Born in Wayland, Mass., on Aug. 15, 1923, he was the son of William A. and Lulu A. Reynolds.

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    Roger V. Bevan, obituary

    Friday, April 4, 2014 - 11:30am

    CAMDEN — Roger Vaughan Bevan, 76, passed away March 28, 2014, at Riverside Home in Thomaston. Born in Bedford, England, on July 4, 1937, he was the son of David Vaughan Bevan and Irene Sylvia (Walton) Bevan of London. In June 1944, Roger witnessed a 48-hour wave of Allied troops walk past their home toward the beach in Felixstowe before they embarked on ships used for the D-Day landings in Normandy.

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    Carolyn England, obituary

    Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:30am

    ROCKPORT — Carolyn Ann Burge England, 65, died unexpectedly March 31, 2014, following a brief illness.

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    Derek Deabler, obituary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:30pm

    ROCKLAND — Derek M. Deabler, 46, died peacefully March 28, 2014, surrounded by his family at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

    Born in Grosse Point, Mich., March 3, 1968, he was the son of Michael D. and Barbara D. Knowlton Deabler.

    At a young age, Derek moved with his family to Camden, where he attended local schools and Camden–Rockport High School.

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    Joan K. Rahkonen, obituary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Joan K. Rahkonen, 82, died peacefully March 29, 2014, surrounded by her family, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born in Rockland Sept. 7, 1931, she was the daughter of Harold and Florence Whitten Kennison. Educated locally, she attended Rockland schools.

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    Eleanor Chapman, obituary

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:00pm

    ROCKLAND — Eleanor Norma Chapman, 90, died peacefully at her home during the early morning hours of March 24, 2014.

    Born in Port Clyde Nov. 11,1923, Eleanor was the second eldest daughter of Charles B. and Charlena Wilson Tracy. Educated in Rockland schools, she was a graduate of Rockland High School, Class of 1943.

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    Gail Mahan, obituary

    Monday, March 31, 2014 - 7:15pm

    WALDOBORO — Gail Anne Mahan, 70, of Waldoboro, died suddenly March 29, 2014 at her home on Friendship Street. Gail was born Dec. 14, 1943, in Brockton, Mass., a daughter of Delpho and Winifred Bonamici.

    Gail attended and graduated from Brockton High School. After high school she married James A Mahan III. They were happily married for 44 years. Gail and James moved to Waldoboro, where they have resided since 1985.

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    John Cecil Robinson, obituary

    Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00pm

    WEST ROCKPORT — John Cecil Robinson, 74, of West Rockport, passed away March 26, 2014, after a very courageous 3-1/2-year battle with cancer. He was born July 10,1939, to John and Sadie Robinson in Belfast.

    After graduating from Rockport High School, John served in the Army from 1962-1965 and was stationed in Korea. He then returned home to start his career as a carpenter, which he really enjoyed doing and took great pride in the quality of carpentry that he did.

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    Lillabel ‘Belle’ Hawes, obituary

    Monday, March 31, 2014 - 3:45pm

    BELFAST — Lillabel “Belle” Hawes went home to be with the Lord March 27, 2014, at Harbor Hill in Belfast. She was born in Belfast Oct. 13, 1918, a daughter of the late George E. Sr. and Myra H. Fogg Littlefield. She was the wife of the late Earle A. Hawes, who passed away in 2006.

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    Roy J. Belanger, obituary

    Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 4:00pm

    CAMDEN — Roy J. Belanger, 90, a long-time resident of both Maine and Arizona, passed peacefully March 25, 2014, in his sleep at home at Quarry Hill in Camden. Roy married Omerine Chaloult in 1946, and together they had five daughters and a happy 64-year marriage, with 30 descendents as of his passing.

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    Catherine Alling, obituary

    Friday, March 28, 2014 - 2:30pm

    BELFAST — Catherine Lassen Alling, 100, died March 25, 2014 at Waldo County General Hospital in the hospice unit. She was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Braintree, Mass., was the daughter of Max Morton and Eva Alden (Robbins) Lassen and lived in Searsmont. Her maternal grandparents were Frank and Mary (Knight) Robbins and her paternal grandparents were Victor Christian and Catherine (Schouboe) Lassen.

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    Michael James Connors Carlson, obituary

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 3:00pm

    WASHINGTON — Michael James Connors Carlson, 60, died March 24, 2014, in his home surrounded by family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

    Born Dec. 12, 1953, in Bangor, Michael lived most of his younger years in New York with his parents, Shirlee (Connors) Carlson and M. Karl Carlson. He moved to Camden in the eighth-grade, which is where he met many of his life-long friends that he called brothers.

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    Craig Upton, obituary

    Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 1:15pm

    Lincolnville — Craig Malcolm Upton, 64, passed away peacefully in his sleep March 24, 2014 at home. In his last few days, Craig was surrounded by his wife and children, who watched over him and made him as comfortable as possible.

    Born in Camden Jan. 28, 1950, he was the son of the late Malcolm "Jake" and Barbara (McKenney) Upton.

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    Roy J. Belanger, notice

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:30pm

    CAMDEN — Roy J. Belanger, 90, of Camden died March 25, 2014, at Anderson Inn in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden. The funeral mass will be held Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7 Union St. in Camden.

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    Eleanor Chapman, notice

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:15pm

    ROCKLAND — Eleanor N. Tracy Chapman, 90, wife of the late Lawrence W. Chapman, died March 24, 2014. A full obituary will be published.

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

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    Catherine Alling, notice

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:15am

    BELFAST — Catherine L. Alling, 100, died March 25, 2014, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Mrs. Alling was the widow of Morton D. Alling Jr. and was a very active resident at The Residence of Tall Pines in Belfast. A complete obituary will be published later.

    A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 8 Church St. in Searsport with the Rev. Debra Arnold officiating.

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    Anne Adams, obituary

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:45am

    OWLS HEAD — Anne Hopkins Adams, 84, passed away peacefully at her home March 20, 2014. Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Reynolds and Anne Hopkins, and by her loving husband, William Bradford "Bill" Adams.

    Anne is survived by her children, Brad Adams (Eleanor), Abigail Adams and Sam Adams (Becky); her grandchildren, Kate, Ford (Kady), Sarah, Eliza, Haley and Sam; and two great-grandchildren, Wells and Hattie.

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    Alison Low, obituary

    Monday, March 24, 2014 - 11:15am

    WARREN — Alison M. Low, 38, died March 20, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Atlantic Highway in Warren.

    Born in Methuen, Mass., Dec. 25, 1975, she was the daughter of John R. and Carol Pratt Kimball. As a young girl, she moved with her family to South Thomaston, where she attended Gilford Butler School and Rockland District High School.

    On Sept. 3, 2007, Alison married Kenneth Darrin Low.

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    Maria Waters, obituary

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:00am

    UNION — Maria A. Waters, 85, of Union, went home to be with Jesus March 15, 2014, at Quarry Hill in Camden. She was born March 13, 1929, in Naples, Italy, to Luigi and Diletta Savino Mandarino.

    She grew up and attended schools in Naples until World War II began. The family moved to Arienzo, Italy, for safety until the war was over. She and her family returned after the war to Naples, where she met Henry Waters. Henry and Maria got married and had four separate ceremonies.

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    Clifford Colson, obituary

    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:15pm

    OWLS HEAD — Clifford O. Colson Sr., 89, died March 14, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home, after a period of declining health.

    Born in Rockland Dec. 16, 1924, he was a son of LaForest and Sarah Perry Colson. He was educated in Rockland schools.

    At the time of his death, Clifford had been blessed with 67 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Barbara L. Merrifield Colson.

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    Charles Cole, obituary

    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 4:30pm

    BROOKS — Charles O. “Sonny” Cole Jr., 66, of Brooks, passed away March 16, 2014, in Belfast surrounded by his family. He was born May 17, 1947, in Winterport, the son of Charles and Nelda (Glidden) Cole Sr.

    Sonny, as he liked to be called, worked in the woods most of his life and being outdoors. He loved his country music and dancing.

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    Michael Bracher, obituary

    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:45am

    HOPE — Michael J. Bracher, 53, passed away March 13, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport after a brave 10-month battle with cancer. He was born in Libertyville, Ill., the son of Leland J. and Mary (McMasters) Bracher.

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    Esther Floyd, obituary

    Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9:30am

    BELFAST — Esther (Moody) Floyd passed away March 10, 2014. She was born Nov. 13, 1939, the daughter of Florian and Lillian (Coffin) Moody.

    She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Quin and her husband, Anthony Quin, of Belfast and Angela Noyes and her fiancé, Chad Harriman, of Liberty. She was predeceased by her loving husband, George Floyd; one sister; and five brothers.

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    Sylvia Hocking, obituary

    Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:30pm

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Sylvia Adams Hocking, 86, passed from a blessed and earthly life March 12, 2014. The beloved daughter of Spiro and Jennie Adams, Sylvia was the faithful wife of Arnold for more than 60 years and a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

    She was a graduate of Westbrook Junior College. Sylvia was a faithful member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and treasured many enjoyable years as owner of Sylvia's Cakes and Breads.

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    Michael Bracher, notice

    Friday, March 14, 2014 - 2:30pm

    HOPE — Michael J. Bracher, 53, husband of Kate (Lauer) Bracher and father of Kaitlyn, Bill, Maddie and Evie, died March 13, 2014, at Pen Bay Medical Center. A complete obituary will be published later.

    A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, March 18, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road in Lincolnville.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.

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    Richard Robinson, obituary

    Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:30am

    THOMASTON — Richard R. “Peanut” Robinson, 67, died peacefully March 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at his Beechwood Street home.

    Born in Rockland May 21, 1946, he was one of 16 children born to Ernest Sr. and Bertha Winslow Robinson. He grew up in Thomaston, and graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1964.

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    William Metzger Jr., obituary

    Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

    CAMDEN — William H. Metzger Jr. 92, formerly of Tenants Harbor, passed away peacefully March 12, 2014, at Quarry Hill.

    Born in Richmond, Va., Feb. 17, 1922, he was the son of William Sr. and Elizabeth Hasker Metzger.

    He was a graduate of Richmond College, now known as the University of Richmond.

    During World War II he served in the Navy as a lieutenant on a destroyer escort, the USS Haverfield.

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    Richard Boucher, obituary

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:30am

    ROCKPORT — Richard Boucher, 68, of Rockport, died March 3, 2014. He was born March 9, 1945, in Belmont, Mass., to the late Albert and Rose Boucher. Richard graduated from Belmont High School in 1963, receiving a fine arts degree from the School of Practical Art in 1966. He married Dawn Grinnell in 1966.

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    Harold ‘Bud’ McGowan, obituary

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:00am

    BANGOR — Harold Edward "Bud" McGowan, 53, died March 6, 2014, due to an illness. He was born Aug. 1, 1960, in Camden, the son of Horace and Theresa (McDonald) McGowan.

    Harold graduated from Camden Rockport High School, Class of 1979, and studied music at the University of Maine. He enjoyed music, gardening, cooking and water sports; kayaking and floating. He wanted people to laugh and loved his music, especially playing guitar with his brother, Bob.

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    Lennice Buckwold, obituary

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:15pm

    CAMDEN — Lennice B. Buckwold, 93, a longtime resident of St. George, died March 6, 2014, at Quarry Hill, after a period of declining health.

    Born in Ashby, Mass., June 6, 1920, she was the youngest of four children born to Lemuel Eugene and Claretta Grace von Iderstine Brooks.

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    Gail E. Frye, obituary

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:30pm

    CAMDEN — Gail E. Frye, beloved husband, father and Grampie Oudie, passed away Feb. 22, 2014, of complications from an unexpected illness.

    He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Roberta V. Frye, formerly of Cape Elizabeth; his daughters, Laurel A. Frye of Belfast and Holly L. Frye Columbus; his son-in-law, Chris Columbus; and his granddaughter, Alexandra A. Ye Frye Columbus, all of Litchfield, N.H.

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    Charles Curtis, notice

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:15pm

    VINALHAVEN — Charles J. Curtis, 66, of Vinalhaven, died March 9, 2014, at home while working outside in his shop. He had worked for many years as a logger and was the long-time companion of Sherry Rebecca Jameson. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.

  • Ralph M. Dunton, service notice

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:30am

    CAMDEN — Calling hours for Ralph M. Dunton, 81, of Camden, who died Feb. 24, 2014, will be held Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden.

    Memorial donations may be made to Meals On Wheels, c/o MCH, 46 Summer St., Rockland, ME 04841.

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    Douglas Tuttle, notice

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:30am

    BROOKS — Douglas S. Tuttle, 90, passed away March 9, 2014, at his residence in Brooks . Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast.

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    Jack Ward, obituary

    Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:15am

    BELMONT — Jack H. Ward, 73, of Belmont passed away unexpectedly at his residence Feb. 24, 2013. He was born Nov. 3, 1940, in Belfast, the son of the late John and Bernice (Newcomb) Ward.

    Jack served in the U.S. Navy after high school during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He then worked and retired from the paper mill in Bucksport, after being there as a calendar operator and foreman for more than 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.

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    James Caven, obituary

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 3:00pm

    THOMASTON — James W. 'Jim' Caven, 78, died peacefully March 4, 2014, with his family at his side, at his home.

    Born Jan. 8, 1936, he was the son of James L. and Madelyn Haskell Caven. Jim grew up on Clark Island, and attended Rockland schools.

    Enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps at a young age, Jim served proudly while stationed overseas in Korea, England and Cuba.

    Returning to Rockland, Jim began his employment as a commercial fisherman.

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