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    Terrance Beckett, obituary

    ST. GEORGE — Terrance Leslie “Terry” Beckett, 69, died Feb. 14, 2017, in the comfort of his home in St. George. Terry was born March 9, 1947, in Rockland to parents Virgil Beckett and Lily Peterson Beckett. Terry grew up in St. George and attended local schools.

    Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:45am
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    Seth Richardson, obituary

    THOMASTON — Seth A. Richardson, 60, passed away on Feb. 12, 2017, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, following a sudden illness.

    Born Aug. 22, 1956, in Laconia, N.H., he was the son of Allan H. Jr. and Joy K. Richardson.

    Seth grew up in Bedford, N.H., and attended elementary school there. He later attended The Derryfield School, where he graduated with the class of 1974.

    Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:30am
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    Joyce A. Sweetland, obituary

    APPLETON — Joyce A. Sweetland, 80, of Appleton, went to her Lord and Savior on Feb. 16, 2017, at Tall Pines. Joyce was born the second child of Elmer and Hattie (Esancy) Davis.

    Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:00am
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    Ann Elizabeth Scott, obituary

    TENANTS HARBOR — Ann Elizabeth Scott, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Feb. 14, 2017, after an extended illness. She was 81.

    Posted: Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:30am
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    Patricia A. Hunt, obituary

    WALDOBORO — Patricia A. "Pat" (Ward) Hunt, 69, died Feb. 14, 2017, in the Sussman House after brief illness. She was the loving wife of Otto Hunt, with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.

    Posted: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:30pm
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    Joyce A. Sweetland, notice

    BELFAST — Joyce A. Sweetland, 80, passed away on Feb. 16, 2017, in Belfast.

    Funeral service will be held at Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. in Belfast.

    Posted: Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:15am
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    Donald H. Morrison, notice

    CAMDEN — Donald H. Morrison, 89, of Camden, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017, at home.

    Services are entrusted to Direct Cremation of Maine.

    Posted: Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:15am
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    Marie E. Hurtig, obituary

    ROCK PORT, Mo. — Marie E. Hurtig, 69, of Rock Port, Mo., passed away on the morning of Feb. 13, 2017. Born in Union on Jan. 22, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Blake.

    Marie moved to Missouri many years ago with her fifth husband, Robert Hurtig, who lost a cancer battle in 2010. Marie had been diagnosed with stage four cancer in January of this year.

    Posted: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:30pm
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    Andrew S. Jewell, obituary

    BELFAST – Andrew Shane Jewell, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 6, 2017, at his home in Belfast. He was born at Waldo County General Hospital on May 3, 1965, to Charles A. and Barbara L. Jewell.

    Posted: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:30pm
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    Lewis T. Carmichael Jr., notice

    THOMASTON – Lewis T. Carmichael Jr., 71, husband of Roberta Winslow Carmichael, died unexpectedly on Feb. 13, 2017, at his home.

    No funeral services will be held. A graveside service will be announced in the spring.

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

    Posted: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:30pm
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    Frank A. Leigher, obituary

    APPLETON — Frank A. Leigher, 82, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2017, at the Homestead in Owls Head. Frank was born in Appleton on Oct. 19, 1934, to Carolyn (Fish) and Aubert Leigher.

    Frank attended schools in Appleton and resided there his entire life.

    Posted: Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:30am
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    Lynda E. Matson, obituary

    CUSHING – Lynda E. Matson, 76, died Feb. 3, 2017, surrounded by loving family, following an extended illness, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Posted: Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:15pm
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    Dorothy Hibbert, obituary

    CAMDEN — Dorothy Keller Hibbert, 93, died Feb. 5, 2017, at Windward Gardens in Camden after several months of declining health. Born in Rockland on May 20, 1923, she was the daughter of Jenness and Elizabeth (Gushee) Keller.

    Growing up in Lincolnville Beach, she worked as a waitress at the Lobster Pound Restaurant. A 1941 graduate of Camden High School, she married Alvah Hibbert on Aug. 29, 1941, in Lincolnville.

    Posted: Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:00pm
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    Joseph A. Weber Jr., obituary

    DAMARISCOTTA — Joseph A. “Joe” Weber Jr., 71, passed away Feb. 2, 2017, in his sleep, from cancer, at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta. In recent years he had health setbacks, but always overcame them through medical care, his spirituality and his fellowship with others. Relationships were a major focus of his daily life.

    Posted: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Leonard Owen Lookner, obituary

    CAMDEN — Leonard Owen Lookner, 76, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep at his Camden home on Feb. 5, 2017. Leonard was a vibrant, irreverent and colorful man, and his passing leaves a tremendous void in the hearts of his family, friends and the entire community.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 4:00pm
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    Jon M. Alspaugh, obituary

    WALDOBORO — Jon Michael Alspaugh, 57, of Waldoboro, died Jan. 22, 2017.

    Jon was born in Lansing, Mich., on Jan. 4, 1960, to Richard and Mary Ann (Sweeney) Alspaugh.

    Jon was in the U.S. Army from 1979-1984 and was a member of the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He was a graduate of the U.S. Army's Infantry, Airborne and Ranger schools. He was also a graduate of Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in biology.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:45pm
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    Conrad anderson, obituary

    FRANKFORT — Conrad Anderson, 86, of Frankfort, passed away on Feb. 2, 2017. Conrad was born April 22, 1930, in Holden, Mass., to Carl A. and Jeanette (Ward) Anderson.

    Conrad graduated from Searsport High School. He was a lance corporal in the Marines and served in the Korean War as a sharpshooter. He liked classical music and sports, loved to play chess, and was a skilled carpenter.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:45pm
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    Dorothy Hibbert, notice

    CAMDEN — Dorothy Keller Hibbert, 93, of Camden, died Feb. 5, 2017, at Windward Gardens in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later.

    Calling hours will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St. in Camden.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:45pm
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    John M. Durgin, obituary

    THOMASTON — John Michael Durgin, 81, began his eternal life with the Lord on Feb. 1, 2017, from home, surrounded by his loving family and care givers.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:30pm
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    Blanche M. Widdecomb, notice

    ROCKLAND – Blanche M. Widdecomb, 92, passed away peacefully on Feb. 3, 2017, at the Sussman House in Rockport. A complete obituary will be published.

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

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Shirley A. Hall, obituary

    ST. GEORGE – Shirley A. (Lehtinen) Hall, 85, beloved wife of True Hall and long-time St. George resident, died peacefully Jan. 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Wilbur B. Millay, notice

    CAMDEN — Wilbur B. Millay, 90, of Camden, passed away on Feb. 6, 2017. A full obituary will be forthcoming.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Lynda E. Matson, notice

    CUSHING – Lynda E. Matson, 75, died Feb. 3, 2017, surrounded by loving family, following an extended illness, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    An hour of visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. A celebration of her life will be held immediately following at 11 a.m.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Norma Dutch, obituary

    BELFAST — Norma Hatch Dutch passed peacefully on Feb. 7, 2017, in the Hospice Unit at Waldo County General Hospital. She had been surrounded by family and friends each day during her three-week stay.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Joseph A. Weber, notice

    NOBLEBORO — Joseph Arthur Weber, 71, passed away on Feb. 2, 2017, in Damariscotta, with his loving family by his side. A full obituary will be posted soon.

    Visiting hours will be on Friday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., and a funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. Both services will be held at Hall's of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Janis Lawson, obituary

    THOMASTON - Janis Carol (Simmons) Lawson, 79, passed away on Jan. 31, 2017, at the Sussman House in Rockport, having lost her battle with dementia/ Alzheimer’s disease, with her loving family by her side.

    Janis was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1937, to parents Irving Simmons and Florence Spence Simmons at the Knox Hospital in Rockland.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:30pm
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    Ruth E. Weston, notice

    MONROE — Ruth E. Weston, 88, of Monroe, passed away on Feb. 3, 2017, in Bangor. A full obituary to follow.

    A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse Bible Church, 86 Prospect St. in Searsport.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:15pm
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    Eleanor Stanley, obituary

    OWLS HEAD - Eleanor Stanley, 95, passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2017, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:15pm
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    Charles A. Kent III, obituary

    UNION — Charles A. Kent III, 51, died Jan. 28, 2017, at home of sudden cardiac arrest. Born in Augusta on Oct. 16, 1965, he was the beloved son of Charles A. Kent II of Hudson, Mass., and the late Patricia M. Kent.

    Charles was a graduate of Georges Valley High School in Thomaston. He then attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1997 and earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:00pm
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    Frank A. Leigher, notice

    APPLETON — Frank A. Leigher, 81, of Appleton, passed away on Feb. 6, 2017, in Owls Head.

    Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 7:30pm
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    Leonard O. Lookner, notice

    CAMDEN — Leonard Owen Lookner, 76, Camden Select Board Vice Chairman and former owner of The Waterfront Restaurant, died Feb. 5, 2017, at his home in Camden.

    A complete obituary will be published later and a memorial gathering will be announced.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:15pm
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    Sylvia Anderson, obituary

    FREEDOM — Sylvia Anderson, 82, passed away peacefully Feb 1, 2017, with family by her side, at the Knox Center in Rockland. Born and raised in Freedom to the late Wilmarth and Therese Ashe, she once worked at Fort Halifax Poultry Plant in Winslow.

    Sylvia was a member of the Freedom Ladies Auxiliary, loved playing bingo, was known to make pillows for those she loved, and cared for eight foster children.

    Posted: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Willard B. Nickel, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Willard B. “Bill” Nickel, 96, died peacefully on Jan. 28, 2017, at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community in Rockland.

    Posted: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Wallace Edward O'Brien, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE — Wallace Edward O'Brien, 77, passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2017, surrounded by friends and family at his home in Lincolnville. Literally holding him in their arms in his last hours were his sons, Bill, Ed and Andy, their wives, Lindsay, Tracee and Hanji, his grandchildren, Rose, Zoe, Lucy, Maggie, Andy and Jack, his nephews, John Horne and Steve O'Brien, his cousin, Steve Case, and, as always, his wife, Diane.

    Posted: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 8:30am
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    Maria Borden, notice

    NORTHPORT — Maria Borden passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2017, surrounded by her three daughters. She was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Chicago, to John and Frances Borden.

    She resided for many years in Camden, and most recently lived in Bayside.

    A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

    Posted: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 2:00pm
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    Gerard Patrick Lee, obituary

    BELFAST — Gerard Patrick Lee, 69, of Mission Hill and Brookline, Mass., died on the morning of Jan. 30, 2017, in Belfast.

    Born Jan. 17, 1948, in Boston, Mass., to Patrick and Mary (Thornton) Lee, Jerry was the beloved father of Morgan P. Lee and Amillia M. Gaytan. He was passionate about his family and friends.

    Posted: Thu, 02/02/2017 - 1:45pm
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    Lincoln S. Whitney, notice

    ALABAMA — Lincoln S. Whitney Jr., 49, of Appleton, died unexpectedly on, Jan. 19, 2017, while visiting his family in Alabama.

    A complete obituary will be published a a later time.

    Posted: Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:30pm
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    Shirley A. Hall, notice

    ST. GEORGE – Shirley A. Hall, 85, beloved wife of True Hal and long-time St. George resident, died peacefully on Jan. 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

    A memorial service will be announced at a later date and a full obituary will be published.

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

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:15pm
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    Virginia W. Spear, obituary

    DAMARISCOTTA – Virginia W. Spear, 94, formerly of Warren, died Jan. 27, 2017, at Cove's Edge.

    Born in Warren on Aug. 25, 1922, she was the daughter of Chester O. and Grace Lermond Wyllie. She attended local schools and graduated from Warren High School in 1939. She attended Colby College for a year and later graduated from Ballard Business School of Rockland in 1942. While a student at Ballard, she taught night school at that institution.

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:00pm
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    Herman ‘Harry’ Burakowski, obituary

    CUSHING – Herman “Harry” Burakowski, 91, formerly of Sloatsburg, N.Y., died Jan. 28, 2017.

    Born in Erie, Pa., on Sept. 30, 1925, he was the son of Antoni and Frances Ciecierski Burakowski. Harry was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy.

    Throughout his career, Harry worked as a foreman at AT&T, retiring in 1978. Later he enjoyed lobster fishing.

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:00pm
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    Arlene Mae Orcutt, obituary

    THOMASTON — Arlene Mae Orcutt, 92, passed away peacefully on Jan. 26, 2017, at home in Thomaston. She was the beloved wife of Richard C. Orcutt, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage.

    She was born in Northumberland, Pa., on Dec. 7, 1924, and was the daughter of the late James C. and Cora Warmkessel Steward. Arlene was a graduate of Stamford High School and also received her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:00pm
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    Betheo ‘Bee’ Davis, obituary

    WALDOBORO — Betheo Madelyn "Bee" (Harkins) Davis, 97, of Waldoboro, passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2017, at her home in Waldobor,  after a day surrounded by the love and laughter of her children, grandchildren and nephews.

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 11:00am
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    Zdenek Jurik, obituary

    CAMDEN — Zdenek Jurik, 66, loving father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 27, 2017, in his home.

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:45am
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    George A. Prentiss Jr., notice

    THOMASTON — George A Prentiss Jr., 53, lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 26, 2017, with his family at his side, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

    He was born Jan. 30, 1963, to George A. and Constance A. Beal Prentiss. He was a 1982 graduate of Georges Valley High School and worked many different jobs in the area.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:15pm
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    Larry K. Olsen, obituary

    Larry K. Olsen, 83, died Jan. 20, 2017, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth E. (Feyler) Olsen.

    Larry was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Berkeley, Calif., and was the son of the late Alama G. and LaRue (Wallace) Olsen.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 2:00pm
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    Vada M. Rackliff, obituary

    OWLS HEAD – Vada M. Rackliff, 99-1/2, left planet earth on Jan. 24, 2017, straight into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ and her new home, Heaven. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Born in Jonesport on July 2, 1917, she was one of nine children of Frank W. and Edna Beal Alley. She spent much of her childhood on Whitehead Island, where her father was a lighthouse keeper. She attended local schools.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 2:00pm
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    Rena Littlefield, obituary

    BELFAST - Rena C. Littlefield, 88, passed away on Jan. 27, 2017, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Born in Exeter, Maine to the late Leon and Ferne Crosby, she spent most of her childhood in Brooks.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 1:45pm
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    Wallace E. ‘Wally’ O'Brien, notice

    LINCOLNVILLE — Wallace E. "Wally" O'Brien, 77, husband of Diane R. O'Brien, died Jan. 29, 2017, at his home in Lincolnville, with this family by his side.

    A complete obituary will be published later.

    A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. T at the United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center, followed by a reception.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 1:15pm
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    Patricia G. Kelly, obituary

    ROCKPORT – Patricia G. Kelly, 77, died peacefully on Jan. 25, 2017, surrounded by her family, at Windward Gardens in Camden, following a brief illness.

    Born May 2, 1939, in St. Georges, Canada, she was the daughter of James Duxbury and Corinne Duxbury Simpson. She was educated in Canada, attending Catholic schools. In 1955, at the age of 16, Patricia moved with her family to the United States.

    Posted: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 5:15pm
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    Jean Kelwick McDonald, notice

    VINALHAVEN — Jean Kelwick McDonald, 85, widow of John C. McDonald, died Jan. 24, 2017, at her home on Vinalhaven.

    A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced in the summer.

    If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Islands Community Medical Center, 15 Medical Center Loop, Vinalhaven, ME 04863 or to the Vinalhaven School, 22 Arcola Lane, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

    Posted: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:15pm

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