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  • Benjamin R. Hoops, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE — Benjamin Richard Hoops passed away peacefully in the company of loving family and friends on October 16, 2017. Ben gracefully navigated his last few years in the same spirit which he brought to all great challenges, maintaining a full schedule of grand adventures while working diligently to overcome his cancer diagnosis.

    Posted: Sat, 10/21/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Gertrude Marie Canfield, obituary

    CAMDEN – Gertrude Marie Canfield, 88, longtime resident of Camden, formerly of Florida and New Jersey, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 16, 1928 in Woodbridge, N.J., a daughter of Stephen and Gertrude (Kath) Guerin and was educated in New Jersey schools. She met and married William Andrew Canfield. He predeceased her in 2008.

    Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:45pm
  • Carleton O. Wooster, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Carleton O. Wooster, 95, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home in Rockland.

    Posted: Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:30pm
  • Gladys V. Hendrick Whittier Dodge, obituary

    Gladys V. Hendrick Whittier Dodge passed away in Bangor, August 12, 2017. Born at the Barrett Farm in Camden, April 12, 1924 to Charles E. and Viola May Hendrick.

    She was one of 10 children, raised on Cobb Road. Siblings, Charles E II, James C. and Wilson P. Hendrick, Elsie McGee, Hazel Garrison, Cora Chorman and Hilda (Heidi) Seaman predeceased her, as well as an infant daughter, Brenda.

    Posted: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:45pm
  • Clarence ‘Nick’ G. Nickerson, obituary

    Clarence “Nick” G. Nickerson, 78, of Northport passed away at home on October 17, 2017.  He was born in Belfast on June 11, 1939 the son of Kenneth and Alice (Reynolds) Nickerson Sr.  Nick was a tugboat captain in Belfast for many years working for Eastern Maine Towage and for Exxon on the East Coast. 

    Posted: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:30pm
  • M. Barrett Winstead, obituary

     ROCKLAND – M. Barrett Winstead, 73, died peacefully, with his family at his side, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Sussman House in Rockport.

    Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, October 12, 1944, he was the son of Robert and Dorothy Barrett Winstead.

    Educated in West Virginia, he was a 1962 graduate of Martinsburg High School. Following graduation he attended Shepherd College.

    Posted: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:00pm
  • Johnny L. MacDonald, obituary

    MONTVILLE — Johnny L. MacDonald, 64 of Montville, passed away October 12, 2017 in Belfast. He was born in Presque Isle on January 21, 1953 to Maxwell and Bertha (Boyles) MacDonald of Mapleton, Maine. His family moved to Appleton in the 60s to run an egg farm where the family worked together for many years. John attended Camden-Rockport High School. He worked as a carpenter and house painter as well as working with his family in their foundation business.

    Posted: Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00am
  • Ethel M. Rezendes, obituary

    OWLS HEAD – Ethel M. Rezendes, 85, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Quarry Hill in Camden, where she resided the past five years.

    Born in Massachusetts, July 25, 1932, she was the daughter of Raymond G. and Electa Raye Dennis. While growing up in Owls Head, she attended Ash Point School and later Rockland schools.
    For most of her working career, Ethel worked as a waitress at several area restaurants, and worked seasonally in area fish processing plants.

    Posted: Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:00pm
  • M. Angela Ben, obituary

    WALDOBORO — M. Angela Ben, 84, of Waldoboro died October 17, 2017 at the Cushing Homestead in Cushing. Angela was born October 2, 1933, in Columbia, South America. She was the youngest of 7 children born to Thomas Cardenas & Josepha Caceres. As a teenager, Angela went in search of change and a new life in Caracas, Venezuela.

    Posted: Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:15am
  • Harland L. Robinson, notice

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA — Harland L. Robinson, 85, formerly of Vassalboro, died on October 8, 2017 in Port Charlotte, Florida. A complete obituary will be published later.  An hour of visitation will be held 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden, followed by a graveside service at 2:15 p.m.

    Posted: Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:15pm
  • Frank C. Laxton, obituary

    Frank Charles Laxton Jr. 88, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side at the VA Togus Hospice Facility on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Frank was born to parents Frank
    Laxton Sr. and Sidney Jones Laxton in Clifton Heights, PA on March 11, 1929.

    Posted: Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:30am
  • Shelly A. (Lounsbury) Eaton, notice

    WASHINGTON — Shelly A. (Lounsbury) Eaton, 62, wife of Jeffrey S. Eaton, died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  A complete obituary will be published later and a service will be announced in the spring of 2018.  Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden. 

    Posted: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:00pm
  • Peter Lielausis, obituary

    Peter Lielausis, 72, of Lincolnville, died Saturday September 30, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

    Born July 13, 1945 in Hamelm, Germany, he was the son of Alexander and Ilga Peders Lielausis. His family emigrated to Altadena, California, when he was 9 years old. He worked as a screen printer and environmental field technician, bringing a wealth of inventive ideas for solving problems to his jobs.

    Posted: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:45pm
  • Constance (Swift) Cooper, obituary

    BELFAST – Constance (Swift) Cooper, 92, of Belfast, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2017.

    She was born on February 10, 1925 in Sharon, Massachusetts, the daughter of D. Morton and Esther (Merritt) Swift.

    She worked in Boston until she met and married her husband of 64 years, G. Andrew Cooper.

    Posted: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:45pm
  • Ruby Amogene Williams Rolerson, obituary

    ISLESBORO — Ruby Amogene Williams Rolerson, 85, passed away on October 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. An Island native, she was born on September 24, 1932.

    Amogene was a devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and beloved school teacher to hundreds of Island kids.

    Posted: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:45pm
  • Geoffrey Norman Brown, obituary

    CAMDEN — Geoffrey Norman Brown, 72, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, on November 14, 1944, he was the son of Norman Sterling and Carol Edna (Fitzsimmons) Brown. Geoffrey was educated in Fair Lawn, New Jersey; received his bachelor's in fine arts degree at Bethany College, Bethany, West Virgina; and his master's in Pre-Columbian Art at Ohio University.

    Posted: Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:00pm
  • Marion Elizabeth Mank, obituary

    CAMDEN — Marion Elizabeth Mank, 89, of Camden, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness. Born in Belfast on October 8, 1928, she was the daughter of Ernest and Olga (Carty) Johnson and was a graduate of Rockland High School.

    Marion worked for the J.W. Brewster Company, then went to work as a closer in the Know Woolen Mill in Camden. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

    Posted: Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:15pm
  • Ruby A. Rolerson, notice

    Ruby A. Rolerson, 85, of Islesboro, passed away October 10, 2017 at Boardman Cottage. A Memorial service will be held at Second Baptist Church, Islesboro on November 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. A full obituary to follow. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.

     

    Posted: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 8:30pm
  • Janet McLeod Richards, notice

    LINCOLNVILLE — Janet McLeod Richards, 90, widow of Robert H. Richards, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  A complete obituary will be published later.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., November 1, 2017 in the Maplewood Cemetery in Lincolnville.  

    Posted: Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:30am
  • Frederic ‘Rick’ Pierson, obituary

    Frederic 'Rick' Pierson of Camden, Maine, passed away October 7 peacefully at Sussman House leaving behind his wife, Regina, his family and many friends.

    Rick was a man with an adventurous spirit, moving him from New York City to upstate New York, to New Jersey, to Cape Cod and finally to Maine.

    Posted: Wed, 10/11/2017 - 8:15pm
  • Mitchell D. Flood, notice

    BUCKSPORT — Mitchell D. Flood, 63, of Bucksport passed away on October 6, 2017 at home. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast, Me.

    Posted: Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:45pm
  • Methyl A. Carlson, obituary

    ST. GEORGE — Methyl  A. Carlson, 78, passed away at the Sussman House in Rockport, with her loving family by her side on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Methyl was born on July 11,1939 in Milbridge to parents Francis Myrick and Ida Burke Myrick.

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:45pm
  • Clement L. Pope, obituary

    Clement L. Pope, 91, of Belfast, and  formerly of Salisbury, Mass. passed away on October 9, 2017 at home surrounded by family. 

    Clem was born on September 22, 1926 in Newburyport, Mass., the son of Chester and Josephine (LeBelle) Pope.  He moved to Maine in 1983 and settled in Belfast.  He was the co-owner of Discount paving.  Clem enjoyed horse racing and was an avid Red Sox fan.  His giving nature was evident in his generosity to many charities.  

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:30pm
  • Neal Vanderbilt Kenney, III, service

     ROCKLAND – A graveside committal service for Neal Vanderbilt Kenney, III, 57, who passed away January 14, 2017 will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, October 16, 2017 at Achorn Cemetery, Rockland.

    Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:30pm
  • Gerald Louis Sabatino, obituary

    ROCKPORT — Gerald Louis Sabatino died peacefully in his sleep of cardiac arrest on October 3, 2017. A long time resident of Camden and Rockport, Gerald was born in Nuremburg, Germany, on October 31, 1949. His father was a high ranking member of the U.S. military. The family lived for many years in Europe and Japan.

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:30pm
  • Ethel M. Rezendes, notice

     OWLS HEAD – Ethel M. Rezendes, 85, wife of the late Robert T. Rezendes, Sr., died peacefully, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Quarry Hill in Camden.

    A celebration of Ethel’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2017 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:15pm
  • James A. Morrison, Sr., obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE – James A. Morrison, Sr., 77, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, following a very brief illness, Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home.

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:15pm
  • Amy E. Cousens, obituary

    Amy E. Cousens, 36, died October 4, 2017 at her home in South Thomaston.

    Amy was born on March 8, 1981, in Rockport to Dale Withham and Betty Wadsworth. Amy grew up on Vinalhaven and graduated from Vinalhaven High School in the class of 1999. Amy received her training as a massage therapist in Hawaii. She was a licensed Massage Therapist, Trained in Holistic Health Coaching, as well as Reiki. She ran her practice in Rockland and Vinalhaven.

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Richard ‘Dick’ Stevens, obituary

    Richard "Dick" Stevens, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on October 2. The son of Eden Ruth and Herbert Stevens, Dick grew up in Swanville and worked to support his family.

    He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, after which he returned to Swanville and pursued many interests, including mining, making jewelry, gardening, as well as being an active and valued member of the Randall Collins VFW post.

    Posted: Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:45am
  • Millard D. Harrison, notice

    LINCOLNVILLE — Millard D. Harrison, 84, husband of Ann Slaight Harrison of Lincolnville, died on Friday, October 6, 2017 at his home. A complete obituary will be published later.

    A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White Street, Rockland. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:30pm
  • Geoffrey N. Brown, notice

    CAMDEN— Geoffrey N. Brown, 72, husband of Marguerite Brown and brother to Robin Guist, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center. A complete obituary will be published later.

    A private gathering for family and close friends will be held at the convenience of the family.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:15pm
  • Anthony Ciaravino, obituary

    OWLS HEAD – Anthony Ciaravino, 95, died Friday, October 6, 2017, surrounded by the care and love of his nieces and the staff at Quarry Hill in Camden.

    A graveside service with Military Honors, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Lane, off South Shore Drive, (across from the Owls Head General Store) Owls Head.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Marion E. Mank, notice

    CAMDEN — Marion E. (Johnson) Mank, 89, widow of Richard H. Mank, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.

    Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 2:45pm
  • Verona B. Curtis, obituary

    PORT CLYDE – Verona B. Curtis, 87, died peacefully, Friday, September 29, 2017 at Woodlands Memory Care of Rockland, following a long illness.

    'Bone' as she was known by her family and many friends, was a name one of her grandchildren gave her because they couldn't pronounce Verona. She was born August 2, 1930 in Portland and was the daughter of Clayton and Verona Watt Miller.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:15pm
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Anne (Moloney) Wilson, obituary

    BELFAST — Elizabeth "Betty" Anne (Moloney) Wilson, 82, of Bayside passed away on October 6, 2017 in Belfast.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:15pm
  • Arthur Harry Steeves, Jr., obituary

    UNION – Arthur Harry Steeves, Jr., 85, died October 4, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born June 22, 1932 in Sangerville, a son of Arthur Harry and Leona (Trafton) Steeves, Sr. He attended local schools and graduated from Clinton High School. Arthur met and married the former Jill Baughman. Mrs. Steeves died in 2005.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:15am
  • Robyn L. Rezendes, obituary

    OWLS HEAD – Robyn L. Rezendes, 68, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Posted: Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:00am
  • Shauna Lee Landre, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Shauna Lee Landre, 39, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. She was born to the late Francis W. Landre and Dixie L. Landre Roy on August 8, 1978.

    Posted: Sun, 10/08/2017 - 7:15pm
  • Edward J. Mazurek, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Edward J. Mazurek, 78, affectionately known as "Coach Maz", died peacefully October 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

    Born on December 21, 1938 in Stamford, Conn., Ed attended Stamford Public Schools, graduating in 1956. He received a four-year football scholarship to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduating in 1960 and returned to school and received his master's degree in education from Fairfield University in 1968.

    Posted: Sun, 10/08/2017 - 4:30pm
  • Anne Jane McCaffrey, obituary

    CAMDEN — Anne Jane McCaffrey was born on May 11, 1926 in New York City, the second child of Marie Wainright and John “Reno Jack” McCaffrey.

    She was raised in Scarsdale, N.Y., by her mother and her cherished aunt and uncle, Anne and Edward Jordan, after the untimely death of her father.

    Posted: Sun, 10/08/2017 - 4:15pm
  • Mary E. Larrabee Matson, obituary

     ROCKLAND – Mary E. Larrabee Matson, 75, died peacefully with her family at her side, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Born in Rockland, August 12, 1942, she was the daughter of Elmer Hobson and Augustus Winniford Larrabee.

    Mary worked at Port Clyde Canning, the Tradewinds, Wayfarer and Hannaford, before retiring.

    Posted: Sun, 10/08/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Elaine E. Foster, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Elaine E. Foster, 91, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Windward Gardens in Camden, following a long illness.

    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 10, 1926, she was the daughter of Walter and Emma Kline Ruebeck. She was a graduate of parochial schools in Brooklyn. Prior to her marriage to Edgar C. Foster on April 23, 1950, she worked as a legal secretary on Wall Street.

    Posted: Sun, 10/08/2017 - 1:00pm
  • Kevin A. Willey, obituary

    BRISTOL — Kevin A. Willey, 54, died unexpectedly as a result of a motorcycle accident in Waldoboro on October 5, 2017. He was born July 20, 1963 in Rockland to Russell L. Willey, Jr. and Gloria Colpritt-Willey. Kevin grew up in Tenants Harbor and attended local schools.

    Posted: Sun, 10/08/2017 - 1:00pm
  • Rosemarie H. "Billie" (Hannigan) Davis, obituary

    NEW HAMPSHIRE — Rosemarie H. "Billie" (Hannigan) Davis, 92 of Amherst, NH, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. She was born May 11, 1925, the daughter of James and Bertha (Taylor) Hannigan. Rosemarie graduated from Lawrence High School, class of 1942 and attended McIntosh Business School, MA.

    Posted: Fri, 10/06/2017 - 4:15pm
  • Edward J. Mazurek, notice

    ROCKLAND – The Honorable Edward J. Mazurek (Coach Maz) died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at PenBay Medical Center, Rockport.

    Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5:00 to 8:00pm, Wednesday, October 11th at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A Christian Burial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 12 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. Interment will follow at Coughlin Memorial Cemetery.

    Posted: Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Louis D. Sorrentino, Jr., obituary

    BELFAST — Louis D. Sorrentino, Jr., 65, of Belfast, passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2017. He was born April 12, 1952 to Virginia (Jacome) and Louis D. Sorrentino, Sr. in Weymouth, MA. Louis graduated from Cohasset High School and University of Maine, Orono with a degree in horticulture and landscape design.

    Posted: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 6:00pm
  • Jarrod Bennett Criscoe, obituary

    CAMDEN — Jarrod Bennett Criscoe was born in Austin Texas on May 14,1983. He lived a beautiful life filled with family, friends and music. Those that knew Jarrod were fortunate enough to experience his loving heart, his high pitch laugh and his passion for music. Jarrod taught himself to play the guitar at an early age and added the harmonica not long after. The many songs he wrote were those he had still lived to sing about with heart and soul as his backdrop.

    Posted: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:30pm
  • Norman Lee Peabody, obituary

    Norman Lee Peabody, 84, died peacefully at his home in Warren on September 29, 2017. He was born March 24, 1933 in Rockland to Leland and Blanche (Fullerton) Peabody. He grew up in Warren and attended local schools. He graduated from Warren Academy. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Donna Peabody on June 11, 1955.

    Posted: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:45pm
  • Gilbert Jerome DeGraff, obituary

    BELFAST — Gilbert Jerome DeGraff, 89, of Belfast, passed away October 4, 2017. He was born September 3, 1928 in Tinmouth, VT. He loved watching NASCAR and going fishing. Over his career, he worked for Maplewood Poultry, Penobscot Poultry, Sprowl Brothers and Bouchards.

    Posted: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:30pm
  • George Peter Burch, obituary

    George Peter Burch, 66, of Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania, died Monday, October 2, 2017, while under hospice care in his home. He was the husband of Bernadine Ann (Turtzo) Burch with whom he shared 30 years of marriage.

    Posted: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:45am

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