Bereavement Services

  • Wayne H. Meserve, notice

    OWLS HEAD – Wayne H. Meserve, 69, died surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Wayne was the son of the late Howard and Norma Curtis Meserve, beloved husband of Marilyn Carter Meserve and brother to Carolyn Philbrook.

    A full obituary with service information will be published at a later date.

    Posted: Sun, 07/15/2018 - 9:00am
  • Makayla O’Hara-Damon, notice

    OWLS HEAD – Makayla O’Hara-Damon, 12 years old, went home to fly with the angels, after a long and courageous fight, Friday, July 13, 2018.  Her loving Nannie and caregiver, Deborah Damon, was at her side.  

    A celebration of Makayla’s life will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.  A full obituary will be published.  

    Posted: Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:30pm
  • Alton R. Chadwick, service notice

    WISCASSET – A graveside service for Alton R. Chadwick, who died December 11, 2017, will be held at 12:30pm, Saturday, July 28, 2018 at South Parish "Ridge" Cemetery, Ridge Road, St. George.

    To share a memory or story with Alton's family, please visit their online Book of Memories at

    Posted: Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:15pm
  • Beatrice A. Diehl, obituary

    CANTON — Beatrice A. Diehl, 95, of Canton passed away on July 10, 2018. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, Belfast.

    Posted: Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:30am
  • Mary E. Bailey, obituary

    BELFAST — Mary E. (Corbett) Bailey, a longtime resident of the Belfast area passed away peacefully at Waldo County General Hospital on Friday, July 6, 2018 due to complications from a heart condition.

    She was born in Augusta, Maine on October 26, 1939 the daughter of the late Earl J. Corbett and the late Louise Albert Corbett Palmer. Mary attended Crosby High School and worked for many years waitressing at local restaurants including Barbara's and Estes.

    Posted: Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:00am
  • Dianne Clark Rintz, service notice

    THOMASTON — A memorial Graveside service for Dianne Clark Rintz, 79 who died on February 23, 2018 will be held on July 28th, at 11 a.m. at the Village Cemetery, Erin Street in Thomaston.

    All friends, neighbors and relatives are invited to attend. Hall's of Thomaston has care of the arrangements.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:00pm
  • Ruby Evelyn Benner Rawley, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Ruby Evelyn Benner Rawley, 83 went to heaven, Friday, June 29, 2018 with her family by her side. Born in Camden May 8, 1935, she was the daughter of Rosa Lillian Fogg and William Edward Benner. She was raised in Camden with her sisters Annie, Florence, and Lillian.

    Ruby married Alfred Edward Rawley on August 3, 1953 in Camden.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:45am
  • Larry A. Small, Sr., obituary

    WARREN — Larry A. Small, Sr., 67, husband of Carol Small, died unexpectedly at his home, Friday, June 29, 2018.

    Born at home in Tenants Harbor during a blizzard on December 14, 1950, Larry was the son of Linwood Everett and Flo Louise (Getchell) Small. Larry had two brothers, Leighton Small and Linwood Small and a sister, Lena Rogers.

    Posted: Sun, 07/08/2018 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Jean E. Thayer

    Jean Elliot Thayer

    Jean Elliot Thayer, 89, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2018 in Ft. Myers, Florida following a brief illness. She was born to Edward J. and Elma Elliot on Aug. 15, 1928 in Thomaston, Maine where she attended high school and was captain of the girls’ basketball team. Following graduation she attended Nasson College in Springvale, Maine, majoring in nutrition. While there she met Wendell Bragg Thayer of Sanford, who in short order gave her life-long love of snow skiing.

    Posted: Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:00am
  • Geraldine 'Geri' E. York, obituary

    WARREN — Geraldine F. York (Geri) 70, passed away peacefully at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Sunday, June 24, 2018 surrounded by her family. 

    Born in Rockland, August 2, 1947, Geri was the daughter of Geraldine Francis Everett and her father.   She attended Rockland District High School graduating in 1965. 

    Geri married the love of her life, Charles E. York, July 2, 1966. 

    Posted: Thu, 07/05/2018 - 4:00pm
  • Betty P. Heal, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Betty P. Heal, 81, died at her home, Monday, July 2, 2018, after a period of declining health.  Born in Rockland, November 12, 1936, she was the daughter of Percy L. and Lucy Harrington Porter.  Educated in local schools, Betty was a 1955 graduate of Rockland High School.

    Posted: Thu, 07/05/2018 - 3:45pm
  • Eleanor Allen Flottman, notice

    CAMDEN — Eleanor Allen Flottman, 88, of Camden, died on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Bella Point in Camden where she resided.  A complete obituary will be published later.  The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St.
    Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:45pm
  • Joyce Barnes Heal, graveside service

    A graveside service for Joyce Barnes Heal, 83, who died January 21, 2018 at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Ridge Cemetery, Martinsville.  The Reverend Dell Hyssong will officiate.  A reception will follow at the East Wind Inn.  

    Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:45pm
  • Donald G. ‘Don’ French, obituary

    SPRUCE HEAD – Donald G. ‘Don’ French, 88, died, following an extended illness, Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport 

    Born in Rockland, January 24, 1930 he was the only child of Gardner and Vera Maker French.  Educated locally, Don was a 1947 graduate of Rockland High School.  

    Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:30am
  • Bruce and Arlene Johnson, memorial service

    VINALHAVEN – A memorial service for Bruce and Arlene Johnson, of Vinalhaven will be held at 12:00 Noon, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Union Church, Vinalhaven.  A reception will follow immediately.  Private interment will be held at a later date.  

    To share a memory or condolence with the Johnson family, please visit their Book of Memories at

    Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Eugene S. Bowen, obituary

    Eugene S. Bowen, 82, of Belfast, passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 1, 2018 in Belfast. 
    He was born on January 16, 1936, in Belfast, the son of Sidney and Hazel (Heath) Bowen. 
    Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:15pm
  • Barbara Burton Lannamann, obituary

    CAMDEN — Barbara Ann Burton Lannamann, 89, of Camden, gently and peacefully passed away June 20, 2018 at home.  Her loving husband, Robert J. Lannamann, and four generations of family were at her side.

    Barbara, or “Babs”, as she was affectionally called, was born September 29, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She was the oldest of two daughters of Robert Walter and Ellen (Cotterly) Burton.

    Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:00pm
  • Thelma Lee Jett, obituary

    UNION - Thelma Lee Jett, 94, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away in Union, Maine on June 28, 2018, where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law Kerry and Andrea Jett.
    Thelma was born in Hartshorne, Oklahoma on March 24, 1924 to Claude Ross and Anna Leona Overcast. She was raised with five brothers in New Mexico, later moving to the panhandle of Texas where she met and married J.B. Jett in 1946.

    Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Rudolph E. Carroll, obituary

    SEARSPORT – Rudolph (Rudy) E. Carroll, 57, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 27, 2018.

    Rudy was born in Belfast, Maine on July 30, 1960 to Irene Suddy and Ross Carroll. He attended Searsport High School with the class of 1978, and the University of Maine, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Rudy worked as the Director of Information Technology and Engineering at Mathews Brothers for the past 14 years.

    Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:15am
  • Dorothy "Dolly" A. Oakes, obituary

    SPRUCE HEAD — Dorothy "Dolly" A. Oakes, 86 of Spruce Head, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her home.

    She was born January 8, 1932 in Warren, daughter of the late Frederick and Goldie M. (Yattaw) Putansu and Russell W. Card.

    Posted: Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:15am
  • Irene C. Thorndike, obituary

    BELFAST — Irene C. Thorndike, 89, of Belfast, entered into God's Kingdom on June 28, 2018.

    Posted: Sat, 06/30/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Corwin A. Olds, M.D., notice

    CAMDEN — Corwin A. Olds, M.D., Commander USN Ret., 92, husband of Patricia Allen Olds formerly of Rockport, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Sussman House. A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.

    Posted: Fri, 06/29/2018 - 4:00pm
  • Thelma L. Jett, service notice

    EAST UNION —Thelma L. Jett, 94 of East Union, died Thursday morning, June 28, 2018 at Quarry Hill in Camden.

    A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 in the East Union Cemetery, Miller Road, East Union.

    A complete obituary will published in the next edition.

    Posted: Fri, 06/29/2018 - 2:30pm
  • Dorothy B. Barker, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Dorothy B. Barker, 96, of Rockland, died Wednesday evening, June 27, 2018 at the Owls Head Homestead.

    She was born December 1, 1921 in Woodsville, New Hampshire a daughter of the late William S. and Agnes Elizabeth (Gilmore) Bailey.

    Posted: Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Emory D. Boyer, obituary

    BELFAST — Emory D. Boyer, 76, passed away Monday morning, June 25, 2018 at Tall Pines in Belfast, Maine.

    He is predeceased by his father Harold A. Boyer, his mother Ellen Boyer, and his brother Richard O. Boyer. He is survived by his brother Alvin E. Boyer, his sister Charlotte P. Macomber, and his daughter Molli L. McBrien-Boyer. Emory was born in Plymouth, MA on February 14, 1942.

    Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 6:00pm
  • Paul William Harriman, obituary

    UNION - Paul William Harriman, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away at the Sussman House in Rockport surrounded by those who loved him most on June 26, 2018.

    Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on July 2, 1959 Paul was the son of Herbert Harriman and Janis Tebbetts Harriman. He attended local schools and was a 1977 graduate of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. After graduation he studied at the College of the Atlantic and The Boat School.

    Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:45pm
  • Floyd B. Conant, Jr., graveside service

    APPLETON – Floyd B. Conant, Jr., 77, passed peacefully into God’s presence early Sunday morning, March 11, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport, with family at his side.  A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 at Ridge Cemetery, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor. Arrangements are with Burpee Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland. Memories and condolences to the family may be expressed online at


    Posted: Wed, 06/27/2018 - 9:30am
  • Virginia "’Ginger’ (Brown) Heroux Seekins, celebration of life

    A celebration of life for Virginia " Ginger" (Brown) Heroux Seekins will be held rain or shine on Sunday July 22, 2018 at noon. 
    Virginia " Ginger" (Brown) Heroux Seekins, April 11, 1946 - March 6, 2018.  
    The celebration will include an outdoor barbecue event at her son Eddie and Laura's at 1018 East Waldo Road in Belfast.
    Posted: Tue, 06/26/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Captain William Edward Molloy, obituary

     SOUTH THOMASTON – A much loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Captain William Edward Molloy, 89, of South Thomaston, passed away at Pen Bay Medical Center, June 19, 2018 with his family present.  

    Posted: Tue, 06/26/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Arvo G. Salo, obituary

    OWLS HEAD – Arvo G. Salo, 93, husband of Nettie Hawes Salo, died unexpectedly at his home, Saturday, June 23, 2018.

    Born in Rockland, May 21, 1925, he was the son of Frank O. and Aili Keskilammi Salo.  He attended Owls Head schools.

    Posted: Tue, 06/26/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Douglas J. Riley, notice

    Posted: Tue, 06/26/2018 - 4:15pm
  • Betty L. Brown, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Betty L. Brown, 70, passed away peacefully at the Sussman House in Rockport, on Sunday, June 24, 2018 with her loving family by her side.

    Betty was born on March 7, 1948 in Camden, to parents Harold Marr and Thelma Nelson Marr.

    Posted: Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:30pm
  • Nancy T. Soderberg, notice

    CAMDEN — Nancy T. Soderberg, 96, wife of C. Richard Soderberg, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Anderson Inn in Camden. A complete obituary will be published later and a memorial service will be announced.

    Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

    Posted: Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:45pm
  • Maurice J. "Moe" Leonard, obituary

    ALSTEAD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Maurice J. "Moe" Leonard, 85, of Alstead, NH, died peacefully Sunday morning, June 17, 2018, at his niece's home in Alstead, New Hampshire.

    Posted: Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:45pm
  • Virginia "Ginger" Heroux Seekins, service notice

    BELFAST — Virginia " Ginger" (Brown) Heroux Seekins, passed away March 6, 2018. She was born April 11, 1946.

    A celebration of her life will be held rain or shine on Sunday July 22, 2018 at 12 p.m.

    We will celebrate with an outdoor barbecue event at her son Eddie’s home at 1078 East Waldo Road in Belfast. Attendees are invited to bring a favorite memory, story, poem, photo, etc. and of course an appetite.

    Posted: Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Evelyn Marie (Smith) Duff, obituary

    Evelyn Marie (Smith) Duff, 92, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Sussman House after a brief illness with cancer. 

    Posted: Sat, 06/23/2018 - 6:15pm
  • Stephanie A. Stimpson, obituary

    CUSHING - Stephanie A. Stimpson, 53, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2018 surrounded by her family and close friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Posted: Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Edward W. Coffin, obituary

    OWLS HEAD - Edward Wayman Coffin of Owls Head, Maine passed away peacefully on May 13, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport, Maine.

    He was born on August 10, 1923 in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Brooks Coffin and Irene Wejemn Coffin. The youngest of three children, his older sister, June Anita Coffin Dammin, predeceased him in the 1980s and his older brother, Theron Tristam Coffin, died in 1945 in action in the Pacific during World War II.

    Posted: Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:00am
  • Mildred Swanson, obituary

    BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN — Mildred Swanson, 90, of Berrien Springs, Michigan, died November 25, 2017.

    Posted: Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Lucretia J. Hooper, obituary

    BELGRADE – Lucretia J. Hooper, 58, died at home, Sunday, June 17, 2018.

    Born in Rockland, May 14, 1960, she was the daughter of Robert and Helen Hooper. Educated in Rockland until the 6th grade, she moved with her family to Oakland, where she was a 1978 graduate of Messalonskee High School. Following graduation Lucretia attended Kennebec Valley Technical College, where she earned her associates degree in business administration.

    Posted: Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:00am
  • Dorothy S. Collins, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Dorothy S. Collins, 89, died peacefully at her home on June 19, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family.

    Posted: Fri, 06/22/2018 - 9:45am
  • Barbara Burton Lannamann, notice

    CAMDEN — Barbara Burton Lannamann, 89, wife of Robert J. Lannamann, died at her home in Camden on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

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

    Condolences and memories may be shared with her family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

    Posted: Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:15pm
  • Timothy D. DeRosier, obituary

    Timothy D. DeRosier, 58, of died peacefully at his home on June 19, 2018.  He was born in Damariscotta on June 22, 1959, the son of Lawrence and Donna (Simmons) DeRosier.  He attended Waldoboro schools.

    Timmy was a hard worker.  He started in his teens working on chicken farms.  He then went on to offshore fishing in New Bedford and also worked locally many years for David Osier of Bremen.  He later dug clams.  Timmy’s life passion was raising his son.

    Posted: Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Mabelle (Bither) Nealley, obituary

    Mabelle (Bither) Nealley, 88, of Winterport passed away on June 16 in Bangor.  She was born in Greenwich, Rhode Island, on June 5, 1930 the daughter of George and Mabelle (Page) Bither.  Mabelle enjoyed knitting and gardening and was a member of the Senior Citizen’s group in Winterport.  She is predeceased by her husband Raymond Nealley and two siblings.  Mabelle is survived by her sons Roger and wife Sandra, and Edward and wife Rowena all of Winterport; sister Jacquelyn Hayes and husband G
    Posted: Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:30pm
  • Patricia Bradeen Algrant, service

    A Memorial Service for Patricia Bradeen Algrant, 82, wife of James Algrant will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2018, at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 11 White Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Jessie E. Jacobs, obituary

     HOPE – Jessie E. Jacobs, 81, died following an extended illness, at her home surrounded by her family, Friday, June 15, 2018.  Born in Camden, May 3, 1937, she was the daughter of Horace and Leotia Pierce Josselyn.   Educated in local schools she was a 1955 graduate of Camden High School, where she was proud to have been inducted into the National Honor Society. 

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:45pm
  • Melvin E. ‘Capt. Gus’ Davis, obituary

    TENANTS HARBOR – Melvin E. ‘Capt. Gus’ Davis, 77, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at his home. 

    Born in St. George, July 26, 1940, Gus was the son of Edward and Arlene Benner Davis.  Educated locally, he attended St. George High School.  

    On June 27, 1964 Gus married the love of his life, Gloria Jean Colpritt in Rockland.  Together they have been life-long Tenants Harbor residents.  

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:30pm
  • Catherine Jo Hannemann, obituary

    ST. GEORGE — Catherine Jo Hannemann died peacefully at home with her husband and two cats, after a long battle with cancer.
    Cathy was born on May 26, 1956 in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was the third of five children and spent her entire childhood in Belchertown, Massachusetts. A high school varsity player of field hockey, basketball and softball she always remained competitive throughout her life. Particularly in her last fight.
    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 4:00pm
  • Nilo Matson, notice

    THOMASTON — Nilo Matson, 76, passed away at Lucette Boarding Home on Monday, June 11, 2018 with his friends by his side. Per his wishes no services will be held.The family will arrange a time for burial. Arrangements are with Hall's of Thomaston. 
    Posted: Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Elena McIntyre, memorial service

    A memorial service for Elena McIntyre, who passed away on January 3, 2018, will be held at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street, in Waldoboro on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at the Chamberlain Cemetery in Bristol. Halls of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.


    Posted: Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00pm