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  • Obituary

    Albert M. Verdosci, obituary

    BELFAST — Albert M. Verdosci, 77, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born Aug. 13, 1939, in Waterbury, Conn., to Attilio and Angeline (DeMichele) Verdosci.

    Posted: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Joan I. Wentworth, notice

    CAMDEN — Joan Ingraham Wentworth, 78, a life-long resident of Camden, died Jan. 17, 2017, at the Sussman House in Rockport with her family by her side.

    A complete obituary will be published later.

    A graveside service will be held later in Mountain View Cemetery in Camden, and will be announced.

    Posted: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Lee P. Kragh, obituary

    JACKSON — Lee P. Kragh, 86, passed away on Jan. 9, 2017, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. He was born in St. Louis Missouri to the late Carl and Leatha Kragh.

    Lee served an enlistment in the United States Army Air Corp, then went into the Navy. After serving in the Navy on air craft carrier Wright during the Korean War, Lee went on to be a licensed practical nurse and worked at Paul A. Dever State School in Massachusetts for 17 years.

    Posted: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 2:00pm
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    Shirley M. Porter, obituary

    BELFAST – The Lord took another angel home on Jan. 14, 2017. Shirley M. Porter, 75, of Belfast, passed away peacefully at home. She was holding the hands of her sister and best friend, Joann Ash, and a very special cousin, Madeline Sullivan.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Paul D. Sullivan, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Paul Damien Sullivan, 86, died Jan. 14, 2017, at Maine Veterans Medical Center Togus in Augusta.

    In addition to his parents, Francis and Katherine Newman Sullivan, Paul was predeceased by his siblings, Donald Sullivan and Frances Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Claudia Sullivan of Rockland; and his sisters, Barbara Stanley and Clare Sullivan and their families.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 1:00pm
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    Neal V. Kenney III, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Neal Vanderbilt Kenney III, 57, of Rockland, passed away Jan. 14, 2017, after a courageous and painful battle with liver disease at the Sussman House in Rockport.

    “Beava,” as his family and friends called him, was born Oct. 5, 1959, to Ercell Mae Widdecombe Kenney and Neal Vanderbilt Kenney Jr. at Knox Hospital in Rockland.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:30pm
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    Helen Hupper, obituary

    TENANTS HARBOR – Helen J. Hupper, 89, died peacefully on Jan. 13, 2017, at home.

    Born in Rockland on May 17, 1927, she was one of eight children born to Colby and Gladys Wilson Hupper. Until she was 9 years old, Helen was raised on the island of Crie Haven. Settling on the mainland, she attended local schools, graduating from St. George High School in 1945.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:00am
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    Carolyn Elliott, obituary

    OWLS HEAD – Carolyn J. Elliott, 78, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and navigator, died Jan. 12, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home, following an extended illness.

    Born in Rockland on Aug. 22, 1937, she was the daughter of Fred A. and Nathalie Robbins Snow.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:00pm
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    Priscilla Havener, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Priscilla A. Havener, 76, died peacefully on Jan. 12, 2017, following a period of declining health, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Born in St. George on Oct. 27, 1940, she was the daughter of Edward and Frances Harriman Curtis. Educated locally, she attended Rockland High School.

    In 1958, Priscilla married Wendall W. Havener in Rockland. For over 58 years they have been side by side, sharing the ups and downs of life.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 8:15pm
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    Glenn Shepard, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Glenn Shepard, 66, of Rockland and Deer Isle, passed peacefully on Jan. 10, 2017, at the Sussman House, surrounded by family and friends, ending his courageous battle with cancer. Glenn was the eldest son of the late Prentis and Evelyn Shepard of Rockland and Deer Isle.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 7:30pm
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    Jack Fahey, obituary

    JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. and MONTVILLE, Maine — Jack Fahey, a 40-year resident of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and summer visitor in Montville, died early on Jan. 11 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at the age of 74, in the loving company of his family and friends.

    Posted: Sat, 01/14/2017 - 11:45am
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    Agnes March, obituary

    ROCKPORT – Agnes Kent Webber March, 76, died peacefully on Jan. 12, 2017, at home.

    Born in Rockland on Sept. 16, 1940, she was the daughter of Dr. James and Mary Flanagan Kent. Educated locally, she was a 1958 graduate of Rockland High School. Agnes attended University of Maine at Farmington for one year before beginning nursing school at Central Maine General Hospital in Lewiston. There she earned her registered nurse and anesthetist degrees.

    Posted: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 6:45pm
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    Jennie Lou Dilling Nordberg, obituary

    BELFAST - Jennie Lou Dilling Nordberg, 87, of Belfast, passed away on Jan. 11, 2017, after a brief illness. She had been a resident of Harbor Hill Facility in Belfast for 17 years.

    She was born in Easton in 1929, daughter of Glenwood and Elva Dilling. She spent her childhood in Northport, and graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast in 1947.

    Posted: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:30pm
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    Donna Maritato, obituary

    Donna M. Maritato, 66, died Jan. 9, 2017 at Maine Medical Center, of complications of polycythemia vera, a blood disease she had had since 1972.

    Posted: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 1:00pm
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    Louis S. Alex, obituary

    Rockland - Louis Stephen Alex, 75, died Jan. 5, 2017, at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Waterville. He was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Rockland, the youngest child of Albanian immigrants, Stephan (Stephen) and Constantina Mahil Luarasi Alex.

    Louis grew up on Orange Street in Rockland. He was a graduate of Rockland District High School. He enjoyed aviation, Civil War history, and listening to the music of Hank Williams Sr.

    Posted: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:45pm
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    Suzanne K. Lemieux, obituary

    Suzanne Kelly Lemieux, known and loved by most as "Sue," died Jan. 9, 2017, following a dignified fight with Alzheimer's disease. Born June 6, 1943, in Gardiner, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Christine Chaput Kelley.

    Sue graduated from Gardiner High School in 1961, and from Sisters Hospital School of Radiology in 1963.

    Posted: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:30pm
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    Robert A. Dembinski, obituary

    TENANTS HARBOR - Robert Anthony “Bob” Dembinski, 76, passed away on Dec. 20, 2016, in his Tenants Harbor home.

    He was predeceased by his parents, Julian B. and Helen F. (Bugay) Dembinski.

    Bob was born in Trenton, N.J., and then relocated to Hamilton Township.

    He attended the Hamilton Square Grammar School, graduated with the Hamilton High School Class of 1958 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

    Posted: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:30pm
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    Eva Hazel Babson, obituary

    BREWER – Eva Hazel Babson died Jan. 6, 2017. She was born July 25, 1921, in North Orland to Edgar and Lida Gray. She graduated from Springfield High School and was married to Claude H. Stinson from 1940 until he passed in 1986.

    Eva worked at W.T. Grants department store in Bangor for many years before going to work with her son and daughter-in-law, Myron and Sandra McLaughlin, at Campbell's Bakery in Brewer until she retired.

    Posted: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 1:30pm
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    Dennis F. Hill, service notice

    ROCKLAND - Dennis Freeland Hill, 75, died Dec. 22, 2016, at his home, following a long and valiant fight against Mesothelioma.

    A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at Burpee, Carpenter Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. Lunch will follow at 104 Limerock, the facility next to the funeral home. All are welcome.

    Posted: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 1:30pm
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    Marcus H. Camber, obituary

    THOMASTON – Marcus Hunter Camber, 14, a young man whose strength and heart was awesome to witness; a young man whose great stature would sometimes mask the love and caring within his heart; a young man who in his quest to help anyone else in need, could not always find the words to ask for help himself; made the irreversible decision to end his life Jan. 5, 2017, without realizing there were so many people who would and could help.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:15pm
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    Ruth Schooley, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Ruth Schooley, 88, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 7, 2017. Ruth, affectionately known as "Mom-Mom" by her family and close friends, was born in Camden, N.J., on Sept. 9, 1928. She grew up in Collingswood, N.J., and graduated from Collingswood High School class of 1946.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:00pm
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    Richard S. Lenfest, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE - Richard Sibley Lenfest went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Jan. 5, 2017, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, with his family by his side. He was born Feb. 24, 1941, to Sibley and Marguerite (Richards) Lenfest in Malden, Mass.

    He graduated from Malden High School in 1959 and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Essex.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 1:15pm
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    Nina Brann Aho, obituary

    UNION — Nina Brann Aho, of Union, died Dec. 24, 2016, at the Augusta Center for Longterm Care, after a period of declining health. She was born to Delbert and Georgia Colby Brann in Whitefield on Aug. 31, 1920. She was the oldest of seven children.

    Nina attended Whitefield schools and later graduated from Cony High School and Gates Business School in Augusta.

    Posted: Fri, 01/06/2017 - 2:30pm
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    Stanley J. Rintz Sr., obituary

    UNION – Stanley J. Rintz Sr., 86, died unexpectedly following a brief illness, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Born June 27, 1930, in New York City, he was the son of Stanley and Mae DeRoever Rintz. Educated in New York and New Jersey, Stan was a 1948 graduate of Roxbury High School.

    Posted: Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:45pm
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    Edward D. Flanagan Sr., obituary

    ROCKLAND — Nine and a half hours into New Year’s Day 2017, Edward Daniel “Dan the Man” Flanagan Sr. completed his earthly journey at the age of 80. He passed from complications of pneumonia.

    His story began on June 15, 1936. He was born in Rockland, the second of nine children, to James and Eileen (Spinney) Flanagan. He was a 1954 graduate of Rockland High School, where he excelled in basketball and golf.

    Posted: Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:45am
  • Lisa Layton McKeeman, obituary

    Lisa Layton McKeeman, age 60, of Camden, died on December 20, 2016. Lisa leaves her husband Sam of Camden and son Colin, who now lives in Toronto with his wife Emma. Lisa also leaves a sister, Nancy, and her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

    Lisa went to Boston on December 5 as a matching kidney became available. All seemed to go well, with her expressing joy and euphoria at a new life and freedom. Complications set in resulting in her decline and eventual death.

    Posted: Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:45pm
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    Shirley A. Achterhof, obituary

    CAMDEN - Shirley A. (Nicholson) Achterhof, 89, of Camden , passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2016, surrounded by family at the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

    She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene J. Achterhof.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 4:00pm
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    Dennis F. Hill, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Dennis Freeland Hill, 75, died Dec. 22, 2016, at his home, following a long and valiant fight against Mesothelioma.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:45pm
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    Nancy Terrio, obituary

    SOUTH THOMASTON – Nancy A. Terrio, 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died Dec. 30, 2016, at the Sussman House in Rockport, after an extended battle with cancer.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:30pm
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    Floyd G. Watts, obituary

    LIBERTY - Floyd Gordon Watts, of Liberty, died Jan. 1, 2017, leaving this earthly existence just in time to avoid making or breaking any New Year's resolutions. He was in his own home, which was his desire. Floyd was born March 3, 1930, in Rockland, to Harold S. Watts and Gretchen (Gordon) Watts.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Wayne M. Upham Sr., obituary

    UNION — Wayne M. Upham Sr., 79, passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2017, with his wife, Frances (Nan), and son, Wayne Jr., by his side.

    Wayne was born in Union on Dec. 18, 1937. He was the eighth of 13 children of Oscar F. Upham and Almacia (Jane) N. Wellman.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Alice B. Belancik, obituary

    PORT CLYDE – Alice B. Belancik, 98, died Dec. 31, 2016, at the Sussman House in Rockport, after suffering a massive stroke on Dec. 23.

    Born in Bath on Aug. 1, 1918, she was one of five children of Andrew C. and Izetta Robbins Breen. After moving to Port Clyde with her family at the age of 2, she attended local schools and was a 1936 graduate of St. George High School.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 10:45am
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    Mary K. Schweikert, obituary

    SEARSPORT — Mary Knapp Schweikert, 88, of Searsport, passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2016, in her home.

    Posted: Mon, 01/02/2017 - 1:15pm
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    Julie M. Tufts, obituary

    FRANKFORT — Julie Marie Tufts, 53, of Frankfort, passed away Jan. 1, 2017. Julie was born in Belfast on Jan. 3, 1963, to the late Robert and Judy (Kingsbury) Tufts.

    She grew up in Stockton Springs.

    Julie was known for her incredible sense of humor and the compassion and love that she always showed to others.

    Posted: Mon, 01/02/2017 - 12:30pm
  • Marguerite L. Tofani, obituary

     CAMDEN – Marguerite L. Tofani, 91, died peacefully, December 26, 2016 at Quarry Hill in Camden. Marguerite was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander, and son Michael; she is survived by her son Thomas of Milford, Mass.; three grandchildren, Vincent, Susie, and John; as well as two great-grandchildren.

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 9:15pm
  • Thomas S. Lawry, obituary

    Thomas S. Lawry, 60, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at the Sussman House in Rockport after a period of declining health.

    Born in Rockland, October 8, 1956, he was the son of Milton W. and Kathleen R. Proctor Lawry. Educated in local schools he was a 1974 graduate of Rockland District High School.

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 9:00pm
  • Elaine Kalloch Stewart, obituary

    TENANTS HARBOR — Elaine Kalloch Stewart, née Allen, was released from her earthly body on December 23, 2016.  

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 9:00pm
  • Marie Ann Crabtree, obituary

    Marie Ann Crabtree, 54, died December 29, 2016, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick in the company of her long-time partner, devoted sisters and parents after a brief but ruthless battle with lung cancer. 

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:30pm
  • Lyndall J. Mink, obituary

    Lyndall J. Mink, 83, formerly of Appleton, died December 25, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. Lyndall was born November 30, 1933 in Appleton to Ivan and Irene (Johnson) Mink, one of five children. She grew up and attended schools in Appleton and Union. She assisted on the family farm while she was growing up.

    Posted: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 2:30pm
  • LeRoy Dana Trull, obituary

    LeRoy Dana Trull, 79, passed away and took his last ride home on Friday, December 23, 2016. He was at peace with his family by his side and his beloved sister, Beverly, on the phone. LeRoy was born to Arlene Brush Trull and Lawrence Trull in Lynn, Mass., April 26, 1937. On December 25, 1942 the family moved to Unity where LeRoy helped his family run the dairy farm until 1976.

    Posted: Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:15am
  • Joan Feyler, obituary

     Joan L. Feyler, 83, died Friday, December 23, 2016, at Quarry Hill in Camden where she resided the past few years.

    Posted: Tue, 12/27/2016 - 12:30pm
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    Iva E. Kinney, obituary

    SEARSPORT - Iva Elizabeth (Littlefield) Kinney, 81, of Searsport, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 21, 2016. She was born on Cape Jellison in Stockton Springs, the 10th of 11 children born to John Jason and Georgia Emeral "Nellie" Littlefield.

    Posted: Fri, 12/23/2016 - 8:45pm
  • Wilberta Mitchell, obituary

    Wilberta Mitchell, 77 of Liberty, passed away December 18, 2016 in Bangor.  he was born in Benton on August 6, 1939 to Wilbur and Velma (Preston) Richards.  For many years she worked at Pen Bay Medical Center.  She was considered to be the backbone of the family.  Wilberta enjoyed knitting, gardening and camping. 

    Posted: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 7:00pm
  • Leonard Godet, notice

    Leonard Godet, 81, of Stockton Springs, passed away in Belfast on December 21, 2016. Services will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. 

    Posted: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:00pm
  • David A. Sidelinger, obituary

    David A. Sidelinger, 84, passed away peacefully after a long illness on December 8, 2016, at the Sussman House in Rockport, with his family by his side. David was born April 21, 1932, in Washington, Maine, the son of Harlan and Evelyn Sidelinger.

    He attended local schools, graduating from Waldoboro High School in 1950. David enlisted in the Air Force in 1954, spending three years at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany as a Crew Chief on RB-26, RB-57, and RB-66 aircraft.

    Posted: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:00am
  • David Leroy Ricker, obituary

    David Leroy Ricker, 59, of Jackson, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

    Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 4:00pm
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    Audrey B. Post

    Audrey B. Post, 86, of Camden, age 86, died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 9, 2016, after a long struggle with illness.

    Posted: Tue, 12/20/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Eleanor Morin Mills, obituary


    CUSHING — Eleanor Morin Mills, 79, died peacefully at her home Saturday, December 3, 2016, after a period of declining health.

    Born in Searsport, August 11, 1937, she was the daughter of Lincoln W. and Emma Meekins Grindle. She was educated in local schools.

    Ellie lived in Camden several years before moving to Hartford, Connecticut, where she lived until returning to the Midcoast.

    Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016 - 8:15pm
  • Theodore Van ‘Tod’ Brown, obituary

    WARREN – Theodore Van “Tod” Brown, 75, died Dec. 16, 2016, at Sussman House, Rockport, with his wife and daughters at his side.

    Posted: Mon, 12/19/2016 - 8:15pm
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    Edwin J. Morton, obituary

    CAMDEN - Edwin Joseph "Skip" Morton passed from this life into the presence of the Lord on Dec. 15. 2016, at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Skip was born on Vinalhaven on March 11, 1925, the youngest child and only son of Joseph Washburn Morton and Bessie (Fernald) Morton.

    From a very young age, Skip became a lobsterman accompanying his father and Uncle Frank Brown, lobstering out of Carver's Cove, Vinalhaven.

    Posted: Sat, 12/17/2016 - 11:45am