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  • 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
  • Shirley Ann Blake, obituary

    Shirley Ann Blake, 75 of Nobleboro, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017 at LincolnHealth-Miles Campus in Damariscotta.

    Posted: Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:00pm
  • Carolyn Marie (Jones) Jackson, notice

    BELMONT — Carolyn Marie (Jones) Jackson, 74, widow of Neal Jackson, of Belmont, died on November 7, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport after a brief illness.  A complete obituary will be published later and a service will be held in the spring.  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: Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:00pm
  • Arlene F. (Bryant) Herrick, obituary

    ROCKPORT — Arlene F. (Bryant) Herrick, 88, of Belfast, passed away on November 12, 2017 at Sussman House. 
     
    She was born on February 20, 1929 in Belfast, the daughter of Elmer and Evelyn (Hutchins) Bryant.  Arlene graduated from Crosby High School in 1949.  She and Foster Herrick married right after high school and started their family. 
     
    Posted: Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Noah H. Harford, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Noah H. Harford, lovingly anticipated by his parents Stacey Grindle and Sidney Harford, Sr.,  earned his angel wings Friday, November 10, 2017.  He will be forever loved and missed by all of his family who were awaiting his arrival. 

    Posted: Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Joan L. Powell, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Joan L. Powell, 89, died peacefully following an extended illness, Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  

    Born in Rockland, August 20, 1928, she was the daughter of Chester and Phyllis Whitehill Hunt.  Educated locally, she was a 1946 graduate of Rockland High School.  

    Posted: Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:00pm
  • M. Douglas Sanderson, obituary

     WARREN – M. Douglas Sanderson, 74, died at his home, Sunday, November 5, 2017, following a brief battle with cancer.

    Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, June 24, 1943, his birth parents were Ernest E. and Mary Wiggins Rich.  After being adopted at a young age by Linwood F. and Gertrude Staples Sanderson, Doug grew up in Searsmont, where he attended local schools.

    Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:15pm
  • Barbara E. Widdecombe, obituary

      ROCKLAND – Barbara E. Widdecombe, 87, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport, following a brave battle with pulmonary fibrosis and ovarian cancer. 

    Born in West Rockport, January 24, 1930, she was one of 13 children born to Donald and Esther Watts Tolman.  

    Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:00pm
  • Marie L. Fuller, obituary

    SEARSMONT — Marie L. Fuller, 80, passed away suddenly on November 11, 2017. Marie was born in Belfast on June 29, 1937 to the late Francois and Blanche (Wing) Roy. She grew up in Liberty until she married her beloved husband Ronald on October 23, 1954. They lived in and raised their four sons in Searsmont.

    Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:15pm
  • Alfred Montgomery Goodale, obituary

    BELFAST — Alfred Montgomery Goodale of Belfast, Maine died November 10, 2017 at the age of 85.

    Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, he was the third and youngest son of Fairfield Goodale, Sr., and Anna Bowditch Perkins.

    He served in the US Army after World War II, was stationed in Germany and received degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

    Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:45pm
  • Elaine Ann (Christakos) Carpenter, obituary

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. —  Elaine Ann (Christakos) Carpenter, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017, with her family by her side, in Boynton Beach, Florida. She is reunited with her husband, James R. Carpenter, who passed away in 1996.

    Elaine was born January 7, 1937 in Old Town, Maine to Nick G. Christakos and Thelma D. (Ouellette) Christakos. She lived in Bangor until the age of 13 when her parents moved the family to Calais, Maine. She graduated Calais Memorial High School in 1954.

    Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:45pm
  • Jennie (Morse) Pearse Clark, obituary

    SEARSMONT — Jennie (Morse) Pearse Clark, 93 of Searsmont, passed away November 9, 2017 at Knox Center in Rockland. She was born and raised in Lincolnville, on December 15, 1923 to John Everett and Caroline (Lermond) Morse. Jennie was a very active community member in Searsmont, earning an award for Community Beautification for her many efforts. Jennie had a quick smile and friendly nature and was also a beautiful artist.

    Posted: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:15am
  • Jeanne Annette Gordley, obituary

    Jeanne Annette Gordley, age 88, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home surrounded by family in Belfast, October 18, 2017. Born October 3, 1929 to Wilbur and Margret Bader, she lived in Brookville, Ohio with her three sisters. She attended Brookville High School, was May Queen and graduated Class of 1947. She received a scholarship to The Dayton Art Institute, graduating in 1949.

    Posted: Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:45am
  • David C. Hamilton, obituary

    David C. Hamilton, 75, passed away October 30, 2017 in Portland. He was born and raised in Belfast by the late Clarence and Beatrice Hamilton. He proudly served in the United States Army, and after retirement from the Army he returned to Belfast.

    David loved to go camping and has been gardening for the last few years.

    Posted: Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:30am
  • Beatrice ‘Sweet Bea’ (Shute) Harriman, obituary

    Beatrice "Sweet Bea"(Shute) Harriman, 70 of Stockton Springs, passed away November 7, 2017 in Brewer.

    She was born March 30, 1947 in Stockton Springs to Manly and Barbara (Grindle) Shute Jr.

    Beatrice attended school in Stockton Springs and Searsport. She was employed at "The Trend" and more recently at Mathew Brothers.

    Posted: Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:30pm
  • Barbara E. Widdecombe, notice

    ROCKLAND – Barbara E. Widdecombe, 87, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday, November, 7, 2017 at Sussman House in Rockport. 

    A full obituary with service details will be published.  To share a condolence or to view service details when available, please visit the Widdecombe family’s Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.  

    Posted: Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:00pm
  • Fred Marvin Gardner, obituary

    ISLESBORO — Fred Marvin Gardner, 95, of Islesboro, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  Born in Kansas City, Kansas on July 4, 1922, he was the son of Jess and Julia M. (Henry) Gardner.

    Posted: Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:00pm
  • Charles E. Hendrick III, obituary

    Charles E. Hendrick III, has died at the age of 84. He died having lived a full and happy life. 

    Posted: Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:30pm
  • Patricia A. Weaver, obituary

    CAMDEN – Patricia A. Weaver, 81, beloved wife of Francis ‘Mickey’ Weaver, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Born in St. George, November 22, 1935, she was the daughter of Edward and Frances Harriman Curtis.  Educated locally, she attended Rockland High School.  

    Posted: Mon, 11/06/2017 - 9:30pm
  • Lawrence R. Cunningham, obituary

    SEARSMONT — Lawrence R. Cunningham, 71, of Searsmont, died unexpectedly at his home Sept. 30, 2017, exactly as he would have wanted it.

    Born June 6, 1946 in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Thomas and Geraldine Cunningham.

    After earning a bachelor’s of arts degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he then received a master’s of arts in history from Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire.

    Posted: Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00pm
  • William A. Gould, Jr., obituary

    THOMASTON - William A. Gould, Jr., 67, died peacefully, October 30, 2017 at Sussman House in Rockport after a valiant battle with cancer. William (Bill) spent his last days surrounded by his children.

    Born in Boston on March 10,1950, he was the son of the late Norma L. Gould & William A. Gould Sr. He graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and was a member of the United States Air Force.

    Posted: Sun, 11/05/2017 - 8:15pm
  • Robert ‘Bob’ Gerard Kolmen, obituary

    BELFAST – Robert "Bob" Gerard Kolment, 87, peacefully passed away on November 2, 2017 at Sussman House in Rockport. Robert was born on April 8, 1930 in Manhattan, New York to William Kolment of Vienna Austria and Marie Ouilette of Gaspé, Quebec.

    Posted: Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:45pm
  • Fred M. Gardner, notice

    ISLESBORO — Fred M. Gardner, 95, husband of Judith Warren Gardner of Islesboro, died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport. A funeral mass followed by a reception will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, November 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 11 Union Street, Camden with the Rev. Robert Vaillancourt officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Islesboro.

    Posted: Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:45pm
  • Nicholas Ryan Lorenzen, obituary

    ROCKLAND—Nicholas Ryan Lorenzen, 37, passed away on October 28th, 2017 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. He was born on May 9th, 1980 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

    Posted: Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:45pm
  • Scott N. Cilley, obituary

    BELFAST — Scott N. Cilley, 55, of Belfast passed away on October 31, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport. He was born on August 24, 1962 in Belfast, the son of Richard and Annie (Morse) Cilley. After graduating High School Scott joined the United States Navy and served for 9 years and 11 months before being honorably discharged. In 1991 he became a prison guard for Thomaston State Prison and then moved on to truck driving.

    Posted: Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:45am
  • Astri Thorvaldsen Sleeper, obituary

    SOUTH THOMASTON - Astri Thorvaldsen Sleeper, 79, passed peacefully Monday afternoon October 31, 2017 after a long illness.

    Born in Oslo, Norway in 1937, she was the daughter of Olav and Hjordis Larson Thorvaldsen. She came to the United States with her mother fleeing Nazi occupied Norway in 1940. Astri first stayed in New York City with friends, but ultimately settled in Glen Cove in 1942.

    Posted: Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:45am
  • Nicholas Ryan Lorenzen, notice

    ROCKLAND — Nicholas Ryan Lorenzen, 37, of Rockland, died on October 28, 2017 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. A complete obituary will be published later and a service 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: Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:30am
  • Henry G. Dircks, Jr., notice

    CAMDEN — Henry G. Dircks, Jr., 90, husband of Elizabeth Dircks, of Camden, Maine and Budd Lake, New Jersey, died on Thursday, October 26, 2017. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be held at the convenience of the family. 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: Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:00pm
  • Jason A. Baird, obituary

    Jason A. Baird, 26, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Cleveland MetroHealth Hospital following injuries sustained in a bicycle and auto accident.

    Jason was born in Fort Knox, Ky., on February 24, 1991, to Michael D. Baird of Oberlin and Chanin Rene (nee Sidenstricker) Baird Dereksen of Lenexa, Kansas. He graduated from the Belfast Area High School in Belfast, Maine, and then attended the University of Northern Colorado.

    Posted: Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:15pm
  • Charles E. Hendrick, III., notice

    ROCKPORT — Charles E. Hendrick, III., 84, husband of Kathleen Thurston Hendrick, died on October 31, 2017 at Windward Gardens in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later.

    A gathering for family and friends will be held at 12 noon, Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Seadog Brewing Company, 1 Main Street, Camden.

    Private family interment will be held in Seaview Cemetery in Rockport. If desired memorial gifts may be made to P.A.W.S, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856.

    Posted: Thu, 11/02/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Ruby Amogene Rolerson, service

    Ruby Amogene Rolerson, 85, of Islesboro, passed away Oct. 10, 2017, at Boardman Cottage. A memorial service will be held at Second Baptist Church on Islesboro Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.

    Posted: Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:45am
  • Peter E. Thompson, obituary

     ROCKLAND – Peter E. Thompson, 74, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Peter was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on July 23, 1943.

    Peter moved to Spruce Head shortly after meeting the love of his life, Karen A. Waldron. Together the loving couple built their home in Spruce Head where they raised their family and watched their grandchildren grow.

    Posted: Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:00pm
  • Sandra Lee Caven, obituary

     ROCKLAND – Sandra Lee Caven, 74, died peacefully at her daughter’s home, surrounded by friends and loving family, Friday, October 27, 2017.

    Born in Rockland, April 9, 1943, she was the daughter of Francesco and Eleanor Gray Baudanza. Educated locally, she attended Rockland High School.

    Posted: Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:45am
  • Patricia A. Weaver, notice

     CAMDEN – Patricia A. Weaver, 81, beloved wife of Francis ‘Mickey’ Weaver, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Windward Gardens in Camden.

    Family and friends are invited to visit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2017 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m at Village Cemetery, Erin Street, Thomaston.

    Posted: Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:45am
  • John L. Meyer, II, obituary

     ROCKLAND, ME – John L. Meyer, II, M.D. died peacefully, Saturday, October 28, 2018 at his beloved home he had shared with his wife until her passing in April 2015.

    Posted: Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:30am
  • Henry James Wellman, obituary

    WASHINGTON — Henry James Wellman, 69, died on October 25, 2017 at his home in Washington. Henry was born June 29, 1948 in Damariscotta to James and Virginia Creamer Wellman. He grew up in Waldoboro and attended local schools.

    Posted: Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Henry James Wellman, notice

    WASHINGTON — Henry James Wellman, 69, died on October 25, 2017 at his home in Washington.

    Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2nd at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street in Waldoboro.
    The service to celebrate Henry's memory will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, November 3rd at the Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Rawley officiating. Burial will follow in the Brookland Cemetery in Waldoboro.

    Posted: Fri, 10/27/2017 - 8:45am
  • Scott Spencer Gerry, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Scott Spencer Gerry, 56, died Monday Oct 23, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with diabetes. He was born September 5, 1961 to Paul and Barbara Gerry at Knox County General Hospital in Rockland.

    He was a 1980 graduate of Rockland District High School and then decided to serve his country and join the U.S. Army. He served four years in Germany and two additional years in the reserves. He returned to Rockland and married Vicki Hutchins and raised three boys.

    Posted: Thu, 10/26/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Harland L. ‘Harley’ Robinson, obituary

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — Harland L. "Harley" Robinson, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida,, and formerly of Vassalboro, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida.

    Harland was born on December 12, 1931 in Rockport and was the son of the late Louis A. Robinson and R. Hazel Collins Robinson.

    Posted: Thu, 10/26/2017 - 1:45pm
  • Lewis E. ‘Woody’ Johnson, obituary

    Lewis E. "Woody" Johnson, 92, died October 24 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born October 27, 1924 in Cushing to Eddie and Dorothy Miller Johnson. He graduated from Thomaston High School in the class of 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He met and married Evangeline McLean in 1946.

    Posted: Thu, 10/26/2017 - 1:30pm
  • Janet M. Richards, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE — Janet Macleod Richards, 88, a resident of Lincolnville since 1931, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, on March 7, 1929, she was the daughter of John William and Florence (Dearborn) Macleod. On September 29, 1946, she married Robert Huse Richards, of Camden.

    For more than 24 years, Janet worked as a school bus driver in Lincolnville with Richards Bus Service.

    Posted: Thu, 10/26/2017 - 1:15pm
  • Beverly A. (Libby) Stubbs, obituary

    Beverly A. (Libby) Stubbs 81, of Belfast, formerly of Brooks and Monroe, died from complications of a stroke on October 23.

    Posted: Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:00am
  • Jeanne Annette Gordley, obituary

    BELFAST — Jeanne Annette Gordley, age 88, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home surrounded by family in Belfast, ME October 18, 2017. Born October 3, 1929 to Wilbur and Margret Bader, she lived in Brookville, Ohio with her three sisters. She attended Brookville High School, was May Queen and graduated Class of 1947. She received a scholarship to The Dayton Art Institute, graduating in 1949.

    Posted: Wed, 10/25/2017 - 9:45am
  • Thelma Ann Reynolds Brett, obituary

    CAMDEN — Thelma Ann Reynolds Brett, 94, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Windward Gardens in Camden, Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:15pm

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