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  • Donnamarie Heal, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE – Donnamarie Heal, 64, passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2017 surrounded by her family. Donna was born October 3, 1953 in Lawrence, MA to Harry and Adeline (Diburro) Savastano.

    Posted: Mon, 12/18/2017 - 1:15pm
  • John H. Way, notice

    ROCKPORT — John H. Way, 68, husband of Margaret Flippo, died on November 27, 2017 at Pen Bay Medical Center. A complete obituary will be published later. 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, 12/18/2017 - 11:30am
  • Charlotte P. Armstrong, notice

    CAMDEN — Charlotte Pierce Armstrong, 90, widow of Sinclair Armstrong, died on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Anderson Inn in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later. Condolences and memories 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, 12/18/2017 - 11:30am
  • Frances R. Colson, obituary

    TENANTS HARBOR – Frances R. Colson, 91, died Thursday, December 14, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Knox Center in Rockland. Born in Long Cove, St. George, June 6, 1926, she was the eldest of four children of Stanley and Elsa Hendrixson Carlson. She attended St. George Schools, graduating with the class of 1945.

    January 1, 1947, Frances married Ralph E. 'Bud' Colson in Rockland.

    Posted: Mon, 12/18/2017 - 10:15am
  • Barbara ‘Jean’ (McCatherin) McDonald

    SPRUCE HEAD — On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Barbara “Jean” (McCatherin) McDonald passed away peacefully at Quarry Hill Memory Care Unit in Camden.  She was 80 years young. 

    She was born in Lewiston  to Dougald Stewart and Emma Mary (Gaudin) McCatherin. The family lived in Auburn until Jean was eight years old and then moved to Augusta.

    Posted: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:30pm
  • Ruth Adele Kraft Cole, obituary

    Ruth Adele Kraft Cole, 94, passed away December 11, 2017 in Camden. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, February 16, 1923, she was the daughter of Fred and Ethel Kraft.

    Posted: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:15pm
  • David V. Bartosik, notice

    SOUTH THOMASTON — David V. Bartosik, 64, beloved Father, Son and friend to many, died unexpectedly at home, Saturday, December 9, 2017.

    Originally from Connecticut, David has been a Maine resident for over 20 years, residing mostly in South Thomaston.

    Posted: Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:15am
  • Alton R. Chadwick, obituary

    WISCASSET – Alton R. Chadwick, 84, died Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Sussman House in Rockport. Born in St. George, July 26, 1933, he was the son of Merrill and Elizabeth Simmons Chadwick.

    Posted: Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:15am
  • William R. McLain, obituary

    CLEVELAND,TN – William R. McLain, 84, formerly of Rockland, passed away peacefully on December 8, 2017, with his loving wife, Margaret McLain, daughters and son-in-law by his side.

    Posted: Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:00pm
  • Michael Woodbury, obituary

    MORRILL — Michael Woodbury, age 67, lost his battle with Alzheimer's disease on December 13, 2017.

    Posted: Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:00pm
  • Ruthie A. Hilt, obituary

    UNION – Ruthie A. Hilt, 70, beloved wife of the late Philip Hilt, Sr., died surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at The Sussman House in Rockport.

    Born in Thomaston April 30, 1947, she was the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Snow Horsley.

    Posted: Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:00pm
  • Pamela 'Pam' Hoffmann, notice

    ROCKPORT – Pamela 'Pam' Hoffmann, beloved wife of Tim Hoffmann, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, in the early morning hours, Monday, December 11, 2017 at Pen Bay Medical Center.

    Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:30am
  • Joyce Knoche Ronalds, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Joyce Knoche Ronalds passed away in the early morning of November 30th, 2017 in Rockland, Maine, at the age of 97.

    Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:30am
  • Beulah J. Mackie, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Beulah J. Mackie, 80, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Knox Center for Long Term Care.
    Born in Rockland, August 28, 1937, she was the daughter of Fred and Myrtle Thomas Ott. Beulah was born in the same house she lived in her entire life. She attended Rockland schools, leaving school to enter the work force to help support her family.

    Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:30am
  • Bruce F. Nichols, obituary

    WALDOBORO — Bruce F. Nichols, 51, of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home. Bruce was born on August 28, 1966 in Medway, Massachusetts to Bruce Nichols and Charlotte Frances Szymamski Nichols.

    He grew up in Waldoboro and attended local schools, including Medomak Valley High School.

    Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:15am
  • Rosemary R. Marshall, obituary

    MONTVILLE — Rosemary (Rorem) Marshall, age 95, of Montville, died peacefully surrounded by family on December 11, 2017. Rosemary was someone whose life spanned most of the 20th century, having lived thru at least one depression era, a world war and times of great social change. She had a sense of grace and 'people first' decorum, as well as social involvement in the community.

    Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:15am
  • Ruthie A. Hilt, notice

    UNION – Ruthie A. Hilt, 70, beloved wife of the late Philip Hilt, Sr., died surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at The Sussman House in Rockport.

    Posted: Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:15am
  • Faustina Mae Ogier, obituary

    CAMDEN — Faustina Mae Ogier, 102, of Camden, died on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at The Homestead in Owls Head. Born in Prospect on April 26, 1915, she was the daughter of Howard S. and Katherine (Bowdoin) Leach. Her mother died when Faustina was 18 months old and she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Jessie and Richard Ashworth and was a graduate of Eastern Maine Conference Seminary (high school) in Bucksport. On April 23, 1948, she married Harold "Buck" F. Ogier in Newport.

    Posted: Mon, 12/11/2017 - 2:15pm
  • Ralph E. ‘Brother’ Cline, Jr., obituary

    SPRUCE HEAD – Ralph E. 'Brother' Cline, Jr., 83, died peacefully, following an extended illness, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth.
    Born in Thomaston, Brother grew up in Spruce Head where he lived most of his life. He attended the Clark Island School and later graduated from St. George High School.

    Shortly after marrying Joan Stanley, he built his own home next door to the Cline homestead. Together they raised their children in that home.

    Posted: Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:15am
  • Janette Sulides, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Janette Sulides died peacefully on December 6, 2017 at the age of 86. The daughter of Philip and Efthimia Sulides, Janette was born and raised in Rockland. She was a graduate of Rockland High School and Gorham State Teachers College. Janette was the loving sister of her brothers John, Peter and Paul Sulides, who predeceased her, and her surviving sisters, Ellen Sulides, Sylvia Soule and Elizabeth Rich.

    Posted: Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:30am
  • Lori Traikos, obituary

    Lori Traikos died December 1, 2017 in Portland, Maine. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lori grew up in Jericho, New York.

    Lori lived in New York City for many years as well as London, England, for more than 12 years, and had a home in Maine for the last 20 years.

    Posted: Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:15am
  • Bearl Samuel Keith, obituary

    Bearl Samuel Keith, 69 of Jefferson, passed away on December 6, 2017 at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta.  He was born on August 8, 1948 in Columbus, Texas to Cecil Keith and Thelma (Wright) Keith.

    Posted: Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:15pm
  • George R. Marks, obituary

    George “Two Toots” Marks, 76, of Rockland, died suddenly after suffering a cardiac event at his home, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  

    Posted: Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:15pm
  • Faustina Mae Ogier, notice

    CAMDEN — Faustina Mae Ogier, 102, of Camden, died on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at The Homestead in Owls Head.  She was the widow of Harold “Buck” Ogier and was a long-time member at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church.  A complete obituary will be published later.  A funeral service will be held at 1PM, Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden with Rich Wellman officiating.  Private burial will be held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden.  Arrangements ar
    Posted: Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:15am
  • Stephen (Randy) Parmley, celebration of life

    An informal celebration of life will be held to remember Stephen (Randy) Parmley (1951–2017) on Wednesday, December 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Tidemark Gallary, 902 Main Street, in Waldoboro. His paintings will be on display and available for purchase through a silent auction (cash or check). Light snacks and drinks will be available. From 2 – 2:45 p.m. there will be a silent auction/mingle and from 3-4 remembrances.

    Posted: Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:15am
  • Donald Frost Hunt, obituary

    OWLS HEAD — Donald Frost Hunt, 85, died Tuesday, November 28, at Sussman House in Rockport, Maine. Born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late George Pratt Hunt, Jr., and Reviola Kelsey Tillbrooke Hunt, of Pittsfield, and grandson of the late George Pratt Hunt, M. D. and Florence Patton Hunt, also of Pittsfield. Don was a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School and Duke University, and he served in the U. S. Army.

    Posted: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:30pm
  • Beatrice Mary Tweedie, obituary

    BELFAST — Beatrice Mary Tweedie, 94, died on November 27, 2017 at Tall Pines in Belfast where she had resided since 2013. Born in Weeksboro, Maine, on April 27, 1923, she was the daughter of Guy E. and Delsie (Morton) Williams. She grew up in Thorndike and married James W. Tweedie in New York City in 1949.

    Bea and Jim had lived in Massachusetts and moved to Bayside in 1977 where they lived for 10 years, before moving to Cedar Street and then Union Street in Belfast.

    Posted: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:15pm
  • Rosemary (Ellard) Vogt, obituary

    ROCKPORT — Rosemary (Ellard) Vogt, 90, of Rockport, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2017 at Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden.

    Posted: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:15pm
  • Melissa Peterson Graham, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE BEACH — Melissa Peterson Graham passed away on the first of December, 2017, at Sussman House in Rockport, Maine, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 14, 1939 in Aurora, Illinois, to the Honorable John S. Petersen and Helen (Loomis) Petersen.

    Posted: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 4:00pm
  • Scott E. Brown, notice

    Scott E. Brown, 58 of Morrill passed away surrounded by family on December 4, 2017.  A Celebration of his Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 9, 2017 at Morrill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  A private interment will be at Morrill Village Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com

    Posted: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:15pm
  • Nina M. Moss, obituary

    CAMDEN — Nina M. Moss, 94, of Camden, died at Anderson Inn on November 21, 2017 where she had resided for two years.  Born in Camden on January 5, 1923, she was the daughter of William Franklin and Edna Eugenia (Parks) Start.  Nina was a graduate of Camden High School, Class of 1940, married Walter E. Weed, and had five children.

    Posted: Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:30pm
  • Priscilla Myers, obituary

    THOMASTON - Priscilla Myers, 87, passed away peacefully early morning of November 30th. She was born in Trenton, Maine to Julia Knowlton of Camden.

    Priscilla grew up in Camden and was a graduate of Camden High School class of 1949. Throughout her entire life she kept in touch with her fellow classmates and enjoyed taking part in her class reunion every year! One of her fondest memories was a class trip to Washington, D.C.

    Posted: Sun, 12/03/2017 - 11:00am
  • David E. Burnham, obituary

    David E. Burnham, 73, of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2017 at LincolnHealth in Damariscotta, with his family by his side.  He was born on March 18, 1944 in Waldoboro to Elmer Burnham and Marguerite (Bell) Burnham.

    David was a graduate of Waldoboro High School.  He worked at the Paragon Button Factory.  He also worked at Bath Iron Works for 40 years as a NDT technician working on Navy ships until he retired in 2006.

    Posted: Sat, 12/02/2017 - 6:15pm
  • David E. Burnham, obituary

    WALDOBORO — David E. Burnham, 73 of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2017 at LincolnHealth in Damariscotta, with his family by his side. He was born on March 18, 1944 in Waldoboro to Elmer Burnham and Marguerite (Bell) Burnham.
    David was a graduate of Waldoboro High School. He worked at the Paragon Button Factory. He also worked at Bath Iron Works for 40 years as a NDT technician working on Navy ships until he retired in 2006.

    Posted: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:30pm
  • Frederick C. ‘Rick’ Kopishke, Jr., obituary

    WASHINGTON — Frederick C. "Rick" Kopishke, Jr., 68 of Washington, passed away on November 28, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport, with his family by his side. He was born on September 27, 1949 in Waterbury, Connecticut to Frederick C. Kopishke, Sr. and Bertha (Schumski) Kopishke.

    Posted: Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:00am
  • Shirley M. Perkins, obituary

    HOPE — Shirley Mae Perkins, 85 of Hope, passed away on November 27, 2017 at the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland. She was born on May 15, 1932 in Whitefield, Maine to Elven Creamer and Annie (Jones) Creamer.

    Shirley grew up in Washington and Hope area and attended schools in Washington. She was a stay at home mom, raising her children and also ran an adult foster care home for 20 years. She also worked at the blueberry canning factory in Union.

    Posted: Thu, 11/30/2017 - 7:00am
  • Mary Ellen Tucker, obituary

    SOUTH THOMASTON & MARIAVILLE – Mary Ellen Tucker, 53, passed away at her home, Saturday, November 25, 2017.

    Posted: Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:00pm
  • Gail Audrey Jones Richards, obituary

    UNION – Gail Audrey Jones Richards, 81 died November 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at the Sussman House in Rockport. Born July 24, 1936, she was the youngest daughter of Dr. Richard P. and Priscilla Fortier Jones.

    Posted: Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:15am
  • Paul W. Lash, obituary

    FRIENDSHIP – Paul W. Lash, 94, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 25, 2017.

    Born in Friendship, June 4, 1923, he was the son of Robert and Levilda Newbert Lash. He attended Friendship schools.

    At the age of 19, Paul joined the United States Army and fought in Italy during World War II, as part of the 45th Infantry Brigade Thunderbirds. Wounded while fighting for our country, he was awarded the Purple Heart.

    Posted: Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:30am
  • Jeremy D. 'Jerry' Maxwell, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Jeremy D. ‘Jerry’ Maxwell, 87, died peacefully, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at home.  

    Posted: Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:30am
  • Adam D. Purrington, obituary

    GARDINER and ROCKLAND - Adam Daniel Purington, 37, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

    Adam was born on June 17, 1980, the son of Dana Fred Purington Sr. and Fern Purington. He grew up in Gardiner, Maine, and did a four year tour in the Army after graduating from Gardiner Area High School in 1999. At the time of his death, Adam was employed as a commercial fisherman in Rockland. It was a job he greatly enjoyed for the last 10 years.

    Posted: Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:30am
  • Nina Weed Moss, notice

    CAMDEN — Nina (Start) Moss, 94, died on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Anderson Inn in Camden. She was predeceased by husbands, Walter E. Weed, Bernard Mills, and Charles Moss. A complete obituary will be published later. A gathering for family and friends will be held 1-3PM, Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 113 Tanglewood Road, Lincolnville.

    Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:45pm
  • Carlo P. Bianchi, Jr., obituary

    WALDOBORO — Carlo P. Bianchi, Jr., 69 of Waldoboro, passed away on November 21, 2017 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 22, 1947 in Framingham, Massachusetts to Carlo P. Bianchi, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann (Malcomson) Bianchi.

    Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 8:15am
  • John F. ‘J.J.’ Emerson, Jr., obituary

    John F. “JJ” Emerson, Jr., 31 of Cushing, passed away after a brief illness on November 20, 2017 at his home in Cushing.  He was born on September 30, 1986 in Rockport to John F. Emerson, Sr. and Darlene Benner Griesenbrock.

    JJ grew up in Waldoboro and attended local schools.  He graduated in the Class of 2005 from Medomak Valley High School.

    Posted: Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:45pm
  • Ethel C. Davis, obituary

    SWANVILLE — Ethel C. Davis, 92, of Swanville, passed away in Belfast on November 22, 2017. Ethel was born October 16, 1925, daughter of Merrill and Alice Butler. She grew up in Searsmont and married Isaiah B. Davis at the age of 16, with whom she started a family. They had four children and were long-time residents of Searsmont before retiring to Swanville. During her working years, Ethel worked in potato farming and for Penobscot Poultry.

    Posted: Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:15pm
  • Wanda M. Hayes, obituary

    WALDOBORO — Wanda Marie Hayes, 59 of Waldoboro, passed away on November 16, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. She was born on August 29, 1958 to James K. Hayes, Sr. and Theresa Cote Hayes.

    Posted: Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:15pm
  • Henry G. Dircks, obituary

    CAMDEN — Henry "Harry" George Dircks, 90, died on Thursday, October 26, 2017 in Camden at his summer residence. Born on April 21, 1927 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of Henry G. and Mary (Mae) G. (Bartholomey) Dircks.

    Posted: Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:00pm
  • William L. “Wild Bill” Whitcomb, obituary

    MONROE — William L. “Wild Bill” Whitcomb, 72, passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 13, 2017. He was born at home in Brooks on July 21, 1945 to the late Orville and Rosaline (Burke) Whitcomb. He was a "Jack of all trades and master of none". He would often say "I know a little about a lot".

    Posted: Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:30am
  • John "Charlie" H. Kjer, obituary

    Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church in Rice, Minnesota, for John "Charlie" H. Kjer, age 60, who passed away Wednesday at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls, Minnesota. Rev. David Edge will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids, MN.

    Posted: Sun, 11/19/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Gerald F. Hall, Sr., notice

    Gerald F. Hall, Sr., 94, passed away on November 15, 2017 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.  There will be no services held at the family’s request.  You are welcome to share condolences with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com

    Posted: Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:15pm

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