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  • Stephanie Roberts Serrano, obituary

    Stephanie Roberts Serrano, 59, of Olympia, Washington, died February 9, 2018 of metastatic melanoma.  She is survived by her husband, Taraka Serrano, parents Lloyd and Marjorie Roberts, of Rockport, Maine, and siblings Abigail Fuller, of Deary, Idaho, Sumner Roberts, of, Swanville, Maine, and Rebecca Vose, of Liberty, Maine.  There are no children.

    Posted: Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Nancee K. Grimes, obituary

    CAMDEN —  The family of Nancee Kay Grimes announces with profound sadness her passing, surrounded by family, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 after a brief illness.
    Nancee was born on December 10, 1943 in Bloomington, Illinois, to Ellsworth and Kathleen Rust.
    Posted: Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:00pm
  • Evelyn Bartlett Watrous, obituary

     ROCKLAND – Evelyn Bartlett Watrous, 95, passed away peacefully in her sleep, February 17, 2018 at Windward Gardens Center in Camden. Born in Rockland, April 12, 1922, she was the daughter of Norris Crockett, Sr., and Evelyn Winslow Bartlett. 

    Evelyn attended local schools and was a 1940 graduate of Rockland High School.

    Posted: Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:45am
  • Joel Merrill Fisk, obituary

    ROCKPORT — Joel Merrill Fisk, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Rockport with his family by his side.  Joel was born in Owls Head, Maine, on October 10, 1927, the son of Lewis Sherburne Fisk and Sylvia Castner Fisk.

    Posted: Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:30pm
  • Theresa Griffin-Bunger, obituary

     CAMDEN, MAINE - Theresa Griffin-Bunger, 74, died peacefully at the Sussman House in Rockport, on Friday, February 16, 2018.

    Terry was surrounded by her four daughters as she passed away.  Born in the Bronx, N.Y., on July 1, 1943, she attended Saint Helena High school and became a typist for the William Estey Advertising agency in Manhattan.

    Posted: Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:30pm
  • Susie Rae Gelo, obituary

    Susie Rae Gelo, 29, of Belfast, and her unborn baby boy, Thaddius Royce Springer, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 20.
    Susie was a loving mother who was passionate about culinary arts.  She worked as a CNA at Tall Pines and loved spending time with friends and family.  She enjoyed listening to loud music and cracking jokes which were always followed by her beautiful and contagious laugh.
    Posted: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:15pm
  • Elena A. (Collamore) McIntyre, obituary

    Elena A. (Collamore) McIntyre, 69, of Rockland, passed away on January 3, 2018 at home with her family by her side, under the care of her daughter and medical staff.  She was born on August 3, 1948 in Rockland to Bertrand and Rita Collamore.  

    Posted: Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Joel M. Fisk, notice

    Joel M. Fisk, 90, passed away with his loving family by his side at his daughter’s home in Rockport on February 18, 2018.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date with a full obituary to follow.  Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. 


    Posted: Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Roberta (Boothby) McLellan, obituary

    BELFAST — Roberta (Boothby) McLellan, 79, widow of Edward McLellan, died on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  Born on November 15, 1938 in Lincoln, she was the daughter of A. Hamilton and Beverly (Pratt) Boothby.

    On May 31, 1958, she married Edward McLellan in Rockland.  For many years, Roberta worked as the office manager at H.H. Crie Hardware Store on Main Street in Rockland.   

    Posted: Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:00pm
  • Bruce Wayne Chandler, obituary

    BELFAST — Bruce Wayne Chandler, 73, of Swanville, died on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Waldo County General Hospital.  Born in Winterport on September 13, 1944, he was the son of Bernard D. and Madeline (Long) Chandler, and was a 1964 graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast.

    Bruce was very proud of serving with the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era.  On September 19, 1964, he married Sheila Merriam in Belfast.

    Posted: Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:00pm
  • John (Jack) Aldridge Coffin, obituary

    John (Jack) Aldridge Coffin, 83, died unexpectedly on February 16, 2018 at his home on Islesboro. He was born September 29, 1934 in Lewiston, lived his early years in Auburn, and graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, where he received an engineering/physics degree in 1956.
    In 1958, he married Judith Pendleton, of Islesboro, and they lived for many years in New York state and Vermont.
    Posted: Mon, 02/19/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Barbara Calderwood Moody, obituary

    UNION — Barbara Calderwood Moody, 86, passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side on February 15, 2018 in Augusta, Maine. Barbara was born in Appleton, Maine on November 19th, 1931 to parents Nelson Calderwood and Florence Light Calderwood.

    Posted: Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:45am
  • Marty Weaver, obituary

    BELFAST — Marty Weaver, 77 of Belfast passed away February 13, 2018 in Bangor. Marty was a woman of incredible energy, enthusiasm, intelligence and resilience. She will be sorely missed.

    Posted: Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:45pm
  • Georgie M. (Curtis) Button, obituary

    BELFAST — Georgie M. (Curtis) Button, 76, of Belfast died on February 15, 2018 at Tallpines. She was born on April 18, 1941 in Belfast the daughter of Charles and Helen (Flanders) Curtis.

    Posted: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:15pm
  • Ruth Ann Riley, obituary

    Ruth Ann Riley, 75, went to her heavenly home on February 13th, 2018 with her loving family by her side after a battle with multiple health issues. Ruth Ann was born on November 11th, 1942 in Rockland, Maine to parents Vernon and Ruth E. (Flinton) Dodge.

    Posted: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:15am
  • Marjorie A. Wooster, notice

    ROCKLAND — Marjorie A. Wooster, 53 of Rockland, passed away February 7, 2018 in Portland. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast.

    Posted: Wed, 02/14/2018 - 3:30pm
  • Hope Anne Boes, obituary

    Hope Anne (Seekins) (Kimball) Boes, age 51, died unexpectedly February 12, 2018 near her home in Sikeston, Missouri.

    She was born September 24, 1966 the daughter of Clifford and Harriett Seekins of Searsport, Maine. Hope graduated from Searsport High School and married her high school sweetheart Patrick Larkin Kimball in 1984. She furthered her love of children working in childcare in Waldo County.

    Posted: Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Ruth Ann Riley, notice

    UNION — Ruth Ann Riley, 75, of Union, Maine passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on February 13th, 2018 in Portland, Maine. A memorial Service is planned for Ruth on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Hall's of Waldoboro, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine. Burial will be private.

    Posted: Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:30am
  • Avis I. Sedgwick, obituary

    WEST ROXBURY, MA – Avis I. Sedgwick, 71, former Rockland resident and widow of the late Linwood Sedgwick, died peacefully, following a period of declining health, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Stonehedge Rehab and Living Center in West Roxbury, MA.

    A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 23, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:45am
  • David Sawyer Faulkingham, obituary

    CUSHING - David Sawyer Faulkingham, 82, died peacefully on the evening of February 10, 2018 with many of his loving family around him.

    Posted: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:00am
  • David Frederick Cadbury, obituary

    ROCKPORT — David Frederick Cadbury, 72, died on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1945, and was the son of Joseph M. and Lucille S. Cadbury (both deceased) of Philadelphia and Waldoboro, Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:30am
  • Bruce W. Chandler, notice

    SWANVILLE — Bruce W. Chandler, 73, husband of Sheila (Merriam) Chandler, died on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Waldo County General Hospital.  A complete obituary will be published later and a memorial service will be announced in the spring.  Condolences may be shared with the family at  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden. 


    Posted: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Edna ‘Mabel’ Nelson. notice

    Edna “Mabel” Nelson, 95, passed away on January 26, 2018. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the spring to be announced. Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro, Maine has care of the arrangements.

    Posted: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 2:00pm
  • Sandra M. Sleeper, notice

    CAMDEN — Sandra M. Sleeper, 51, wife of Hollis C. Cole, died unexpectedly at her home, Friday, February 9, 2018. Friends and relatives are invited to gather in a Celebration of Sandra's Life, beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018, at the Rockland Lodge of Elks, 210 Rankin Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:45am
  • Jean Chester Smith Murphy, obituary

    Jean Chester Smith Murphy, 94 of Rockland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

    Jean, wife of Larry and mother of Pamela and Marshall, lived a life full of love and focus on what mattered to her the most; her family, pets, friends and the environment. 

    Posted: Sun, 02/11/2018 - 8:15pm
  • David S. Faulkingham, notice

    CUSHING – David S. Faulkingham, 82, died peacefully, following a brief period of declining health, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.  

    Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, where a celebration of his will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  

    Posted: Sun, 02/11/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Landon L. ‘Lanny’ Oliver, obituary

    Landon L. “Lanny” Oliver, 81, died peacefully with his family by his side at  Lincoln Health – Miles Hospital in Damariscotta.  Lanny was born on July 17, 1936 in Damariscotta Mills to William and Minnie Reeves Oliver.  He grew up in Damariscotta Mills and graduated from Lincoln Academy with the Class of 1954.  He attended the University of Maine at Augusta.

    Posted: Sun, 02/11/2018 - 7:45pm
  • Granville R. Knowles, notice

    UNION – Granville R. Knowles, 88, died peacefully at his home, Thursday, January 18, 2018.

    Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Peoples United Methodist Church, 31 Depot Street, Union, ME, with a reception following. To share a story or memory with Mr. Knowles' family, please visit their online Book of Memories at

    Posted: Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:45am
  • Shirley Peaslee, obituary

    JEFFERSON —  Shirley M. (Weaver) Peaslee, 90, of Jefferson passed away on February 5, 2018 in Jefferson at her home, where she was surrounded by family.  Shirley was born December 19, 1927 in South Jefferson to Albert Weaver and Lydia (Sprague) Weaver. 

    Posted: Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:45pm
  • Glen ‘Fireball’ Alley, obituary

    VINALHAVEN — Glen “Fireball” Alley, 70, of Vinalhaven, died on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  Born on Vinalhaven on April 17, 1947, he was the son of Harold C. and Lorraine (MacDonald) Alley.  

    A graduate of Vinalhaven High School, Glen served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era then returned to Vinalhaven.   

    Posted: Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:00pm
  • Bobbie G. Guhl, notice

    CAMDEN — Bobbie G. Guhl, 90, died on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Anderson Inn in Camden where he resided.  A complete obituary will be published later and interment will be held in the Massachusetts National Veteran’s Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts, at the convenience of the family. 
    Posted: Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:45am
  • Jenifer G. Mumford, notice

    TENANTS HARBOR – Jenifer G. Mumford, local artist, 81, died peacefully, Sunday, February 4, 2018, surrounded by loving family, at the Sussman House in Rockport. 

    A celebration of life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street, Rockland.  The Reverend Seth D. Jones will officiate. 

    Posted: Tue, 02/06/2018 - 8:45am
  • Bradley D. ‘Butch’ Rackliff, obituary

     SPRUCE HEAD — Bradley D. ‘Butch’ Rackliff, 59, passed away February 3, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport, after fighting a brave battle against cancer.  Born in Rockland, April 28, 1958, he was the youngest son of Norma J. and the late Alvin B. Rackliff of Spruce Head.  He attended schools in St. George and Thomaston and proudly earned his GED in later years.  Growing up he was fondly known as the ‘little agitator’ and ‘the Geritol Kid’

    Posted: Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Rose Marie (Morse) Woodbury, obituary

    Rose Marie (Morse) Woodbury, 75, of Belmont passed away peacefully February 5, 2018 at the hospice unit of Waldo County General Hospital, after a long battle with renal failure and diabetes. She was born on June 21, 1942 in Belmont the daughter of Herbert and Sylvia Morse.
    Posted: Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:45pm
  • Arthur ‘Bubby’ Carter, obituary

     BELFAST - Arthur “Bubby” Carter, 73, died peacefully Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at a nursing facility where he had been admitted for hospice.

    Born February 21, 1944 he was a life-long resident of the Tenants Harbor, St. George, Rockland area. He was the son of Arthur Anderson and Edna Phyllis Carter.  He is survived by his children; grandchildren; siblings, and mother. He was loved and known by all in the community.  

    Posted: Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:15pm
  • Dennis Anthony Arbour, obituary

    Dennis Anthony Arbour was born on July 7, 1950, in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He died peacefully on January 25, 2018 at the Sussman House, in Rockport, Maine.

    Dennis was an exceptionally spiritual individual, and he bravely fought a long battle against bone cancer.

    Posted: Thu, 02/01/2018 - 1:00pm
  • Marjorie Elizabeth ‘Bambi’ Greenlaw, obituary

    CAMDEN — Marjorie Elizabeth “Bambi” Greenlaw, 94, passed away peacefully January 22, 2018 at Windward Gardens in Camden following an extended illness.

    Born at Vinalhaven, September 4, 1923, she was the daughter of Ira and Elsie Brown MacDonald.  Marjorie enjoyed time spent outside in her garden and with her beloved pets.  She also loved time spent with the Lord, and was a woman of unshakable faith.  

    Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Pauline E. Schuessler, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE — Pauline E. Schuessler, 87, widow of Henry G. Schuessler formerly of Lincolnville, died on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Holly Hill, Florida. 

    Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Philip W. Schultz, III, notice

    UNION — Philip W. Schultz, III, 54, passed away peacefully at his home on January 24, 2018 after a brief illness. Philip was the son of Philip Jr. and Constance Schultz of Union, Maine. The family has chosen to honor his life privately. Hall's of Thomaston has care of the arrangements.


    Posted: Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:00pm
  • Bruce A. Peaslee, obituary

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    Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:15pm
  • Doris A. Entz, obituary

     ROCKLAND – Doris A. Entz, 88, passed away January 21, 2018, at home with her family and beloved dog, Hildy, at her side.  

    Born in Rochester, New York March 2, 1929, she was the daughter of Glenn and Florence Akins Yontz.  She spent the majority of her life in the Rochester community.    

    Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 9:15pm
  • Edwin H. Tyler, obituary

     SEARSMONT – Edwin H. Tyler, 95, formerly of St. George, died Thursday, January 25, 2018, at a Bangor hospital following a period of declining health.

    Born in Rockland, September 19, 1922, he was the son of Ralph Waldo and Ermine Hawes Tyler.   While growing up in South Thomaston, he attended local schools and was a graduate of Rockland High School, class of 1941.

    Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:30pm
  • Joan Carol Baker, obituary

    Joan Carol Baker, 81, of Hope, passed peacefully with family nearby at home on January 26, 2018, at 9:15 a.m., from a long-term sickness.  She will be missed by many family and friends as a Jehovah’s Witness and had the hope of a resurrection to earth in a Paradise.  She found hope in the Bible, and these are some Scriptures she enjoyed and gave her hope.  I Corinthians 15:12, 13 and Revelation 21:4 gave her hope and peace of mind as it does for us.  Please take time to look these Scriptures

    Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:15pm
  • Arlene Virginia (Philbrook) Johnson, obituary

    VINALHAVEN - Arlene Virginia (Philbrook) Johnson, 87, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully with family by her side December 15, 2017 at Pen Bay Medical Center after a very brief illness. 

    Born, September 13, 1930 to Capt. Charles and Ruth Chandler Philbrook, Arlene, along with four brothers and three sisters, grew up on Vinalhaven. Arlene graduated from the Vinalhaven School in 1948.

    Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:15am
  • Waldo Harvell Ring, obituary

    THOMASTON – Waldo Harvell Ring, 99, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Quarry Hill in Camden.

    Born in Boston, Massachusetts, July 17, 1918, he was the son of Charles and Ethel Harvell Ring. When he was 3 months old, the family moved to Warren, Maine, where he grew up and attended Warren schools including high school.

    Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:15am
  • William D. Oldenburg, obituary

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    Posted: Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:15am
  • Sgt. Dennis R. Rytky, obituary

     ST. GEORGE – Sgt. Dennis R. Rytky, MEARNG Retired, 67, died at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from complications of the flu. 

    Born in Rockland, Maine on July 1, 1950, he was the son of William O. and Ruth L. Rogers Rytky.  He grew up in Rockville, Maine, and graduated from Camden-Rockport High School in 1968. 

    Posted: Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Elena McIntyre, notice

    Elena McIntyre, 69, of Rockland, passed away at her home with her loving family by her side on January 3, 2018.  A memorial service for Elena will be held  in the spring at Hall Funeral Home , 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine . Date and Times will be announced.


    Posted: Fri, 01/26/2018 - 4:00pm
  • Darrel C. Elwell, Sr., obituary

    SPRUCE HEAD – Darrel C. Elwell, Sr., 81, died peacefully, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Windward Gardens in Camden. 

    Born in East Millinocket, Darrell moved with his family at a young age to St. George.  Growing up on Hewitt’s Island and Spruce Head, he was a graduate of St. George High School. 

    Posted: Thu, 01/25/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Frank D. Barrett, obituary

     WARREN - Frank D. Barrett, 91, passed into Glory on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at his home.

    Born in Mars Hill, July 29, 1926, he was the son of Dennison and Edna Barrett who lived in Bridgewater at that time.  The Barrett family moved to Warren in 1939 when Frank was 12 years old.  He entered the Seventh Grade at Warren Academy, later graduating from Waldoboro High School in 1944.

    Posted: Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:15pm