Bereavement Services

  • Charles I. Kurr, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Charles I. Kurr, 69, was welcomed home to heaven on October 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with lymphoma with his son at his side. He will live on forever in our hearts. Born on February 4, 1949, he was the son of Robert L. Kurr and Dorothy Ryan Kurr.

    Posted: Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:00am
  • Isabel Ann Maddox, obituary

    CAMDEN — Isabel Ann Maddox, 82, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport. 

    Born in Camden on August 21, 1936, she was the daughter of Carle and Helen (Crockett) Maddox.  She attended school in Rockport, formerly attended Rockport Baptist Church, and was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Camden. 

    An avid reader, Isabel loved attending church and singing.  She has been a resident at Merry Gardens in Camden for several years. 

    Posted: Fri, 10/12/2018 - 6:00pm
  • Brian C. Campbell, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Brian C. Campbell, 69, died unexpectedly, at his Methodist Home residence, Sunday, October 7, 2018.

    Born in Hartford, Connecticut, December 5, 1946, he was the son of Garfield and Anna Delong Campbell. He attended East Hartford High School and went on to graduate from Central Connecticut College with a business degree. 

    Posted: Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:45pm
  • Karen Elizabeth Ballou, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE — Karen Elizabeth Ballou, 59, formerly of Riverside, Rhode Island, died peacefully on Saturday, October 6, 2018 surrounded by family at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, ME, after a brief illness.

    Karen, daughter of the late William A. Feeney, Sr., and Veronica (Saunders) Feeney, was born in Providence, Rhode Island on June 23, 1959.

    Posted: Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:45pm
  • Tam Snyder, obituary

    MONROE — Tam Snyder, 85, of Monroe, passed on Monday morning, October 8, 2018 at Togus Springs VA Hospice Unit, with his daughter by his side.

    Posted: Fri, 10/12/2018 - 2:30pm
  • Eugene L. Allen, notice

    OWLS HEAD – Eugene L. Allen, 92, husband of Ava M. Wiggin Allen, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Sussman House in Rockport after a period of declining health. Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 17. 

    Posted: Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:30am
  • James Taylor Westervelt, notice

    ST. GEORGE — James Taylor Westervelt, 82, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. The family has chosen to honor his life privately. Hall's of Thomaston has care of the arrangements. 

    Posted: Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:15pm
  • Bradley Lee Porter, notice

    Bradley Lee Porter, 64, of Warren, Maine, passed away on October 9, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

    Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.

    Posted: Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:15am
  • Betty Fletcher, obituary

    CAMDEN — Betty Fletcher, 89, died at Quarry Hill retirement community in Camden on September 27th, 2018 of natural causes. The daughter of Ynema and Eugene Mulholland, she was born in New York City on February 26th, 1929. Shortly after she was born, she moved with her mother and brother to Oklahoma City where she was raised, attended school and went to the University of Oklahoma.

    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Karen E. Ballou, notice

    LINCOLNVILLE — Karen E. Ballou, 59, wife of Richard D. Ballou, Jr., store manager of Cotton Garden in Camden, died on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Waldo County General Hospital after a brief illness.  A complete obituary will be published later. 

    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Sandra Richards Hall, obituary

    ROCKPORT —Sandra Hall, age 83, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Camden on July 5, 1935, she was the daughter of Louise and Paul Jones.

    She was a 1952 graduate of Union High School. She married her husband James Hall on July 5, 1953 and they were married for 60 years.

    For almost 30 years, she worked with children with special needs at the Henderson School, South School in Rockland and the Life Skills Program.

    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Nils Obel, notice

     CAMDEN — Nils Obel, 81, husband of Leslie Simmons, died in Camden on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  A complete obituary will be published later.  Condolences may be shared with the family at  

    Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Ben Neilson Murdock, obituary

    MONHEGAN — A beloved father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend was lost on October 4, 2018. Ben Neilson Murdock, 35, left us unexpectedly and all too soon.

    Ben was born on a beautiful spring day, June 9, 1983 and was loved immediately by his whole family. He had a kind, gentle and sensitive soul and made friends easily.

    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:00am
  • Kathleen F. Fitzpatrick, obituary

    CAMDEN — Kathleen F. Fitzpatrick, 84, of Camden, died on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her home surrounded by her devoted family.  Born in Woodstock, Vermont on December 10, 1933, she was the daughter of Archibald D. and Margaret (Marsh) Flower.

    In 1959, Kathleen received a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Suffolk University. 

    On February 24, 1962, Kathleen married John T. Fitzpatrick in Brookline. 

    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 - 9:45am
  • Barbara E. Josselyn Carver, obituary

    CAMDEN — Barbara E. Josselyn Carver was sung into glory by her loving family on the evening of Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport, Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:30am
  • Albert J. O’Neill, obituary

    BELFAST — Albert J. O’Neill passed away into the next life on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. He was 96.

    Born in Orange, NJ on March 28, 1922 to his parents, Albert Joseph and Helen. He resided in New Jersey until moving to Belfast in 1994, following the passing of his beloved first wife Catherine.  

    Posted: Sun, 10/07/2018 - 10:15am
  • Phyllis Prior DuBois, obituary

    Phyllis June Prior DuBois, 90, of Friendship, passed away on October 4, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.

    Phyllis was born on December 5, 1927 to Sidney E. Prior and Clara Bradford Prior in Friendship, Maine. 

    Posted: Sat, 10/06/2018 - 8:30am
  • Leeann Condon Shenett, obituary

    AUGUSTA — Leeann Charlotte Condon Shenett, age 48, of Augusta, passed away after a long battle with cancer on October 3, 2018 at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Coopers Mills.

    Leeann was born on January 25, 1970 to Maurice B. Condon, Sr. and Arlene M. Collins Condon in Augusta, Maine.  

    She grew up in Washington, Maine and attended Prescott Memorial School.

    Posted: Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:15pm
  • Cherie Ann Pratt Yattaw, obituary

     PORT CLYDE - Cherie Ann Pratt Yattaw, 69, returned to her heavenly home on October 2, 2018, to take her place among the angels. 

    Born in Rockland, August 25, 1949, Cherie was the daughter of Harold and Marguerite Stairs Pratt.  She graduated from Rockland High School in 1967. 

    Posted: Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Edward Philbrook Clancy, obituary

    Edward Philbrook Clancy, 105, of Scarborough, Maine, passed away in the early morning hours of September 28, 2018. 

    Posted: Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:45am
  • Heidi L. Waning, obituary

    WALDOBORO — Heidi L. Waning, age 54, of Waldoboro died unexpectedly August 25, 2018 in her home of heart complications due to high blood pressure. Heidi had her CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance) working at Progressive Housing, and was a Chef at many restaurants in the Mid-Coast Maine Area for over 35 years.

    Heidi loved animals, especially rescuing and rehabilitating them, cooking, but most of all, her family.

    Posted: Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:30am
  • Melody Ann Feltis, obituary

    WALDOBORO — Melody Ann Feltis, 52, succumbed to her battle with cancer on September 29, 2018 at her home in Waldoboro. She was born November 29, 1965 in Manchester, New Hampshire to Stillman Curtis Lawrence, III and Mary Louise Delisle Lawrence.

    She was raised and brought to Maine in 1974 and attended Rockland High School. Melody worked at GTE Sylvania in Waldoboro and also delivered newspapers for the Courier Gazette.

    Posted: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:45am
  • Robert "Bob" Slater, service

    The life of Robert "Bob" Slater of Owls Head will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Thomaston, 200 Main St (Main and Green Streets).

    His family invites friends and neighbors to join them for a memorial service in the church, followed by a reception downstairs.

    Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:15pm
  • Ruby Burkeen Elwell, obituary

    Ruby Burkeen Elwell passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 surrounded by her children.  Ruby was born on June 25, 1935 in Greenfield, Oklahoma.  She married Ed Elwell in 1955 and moved to Maine where she raised five children. 
    Mom will always be remembered for her famous pies and homemade bread.  In addition to being a homemaker, she also worked at Waldo County General Hospital as housekeeper. She also helped Dad at Sears Catalog Store and later at Clark Real Estate.  

    Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 3:45pm
  • Judith Ann (Clayter) Arey, obituary

    ROCKPORT — Judith Ann (Clayter) Arey, 82, died on September 15, 2018 at the Sussman House after a long illness.  Born in Vinalhaven on December 30, 1935, she was the daughter of William and Josephine (Sanborn) Clayter. Salutatorian of the Class of 1954 Vinalhaven High School, she played on the girls basketball and softball teams at the school.

    Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:45am
  • Edward A. Ludwig, obituary

    THOMASTON — Edward A. Ludwig, 84 passed away at his home after a brief illness on September 26, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Ed was born on June 10, 1934 in Gardiner, Maine to parents Edward I. Ludwig and Florence Marshall Ludwig.

    Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:45am
  • Donald James Paulsen, obituary

    SOUTH THOMASTON – Donald James Paulsen, 86, husband of A. Betty Paulsen, died peacefully at his home with his wife and children at his side Sunday, September 30, 2018, following an extended period of declining health.

    Posted: Mon, 10/01/2018 - 6:45pm
  • Richard F. Munro, Jr., notice

    Richard F. Munro, Jr. 62, of South Thomaston, passed away peacefully at the Sussman House in Rockport Saturday September 29, 2018. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


    Posted: Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Betty M. Fletcher, notice

    CAMDEN — Betty M. Fletcher, 89, died on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Anderson Inn in Camden. 

    A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced. 

    Condolences may be shared with the family at

    Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden. 

    Posted: Fri, 09/28/2018 - 1:00pm
  • Lee E. Phillips, obituary

    BELFAST — Lee E. Phillips, 84 of Belfast, passed away September 25, 2018 at Sussman House in Rockport.

    He was born December 23, 1933 in Henrietta, Ohio to Floyd and Bessie (Sheets) Phillips. He was a jack of all trades and a very hard worker. Lee delivered food for schools and was a crossing guard. He was known to be quite a talker about any topic. 

    Posted: Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:15am
  • Richard E. Merrifield, obituary

    CAMDEN — Richard E. Merrifield, 83, of Hosmer Pond Road, died Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Sussman House in Rockport, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Rockland, February 18, 1935, he was the son of Elmer W. and Evelyn Weymouth Merrifield.

    Posted: Fri, 09/28/2018 - 8:45am
  • Ralph E. ‘Brother’ Cline, Jr., service

    SPRUCE HEAD – A Graveside Service with Military Honors, for Ralph E. ‘Brother’ Cline, Jr., 83, will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2018, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Seal Harbor Road, Spruce Head.

    Those who wish may make memorial donations to St. George Ambulance and Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, Maine 04860.

    Posted: Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Robinson, obituary

    Dorothy “Dottie” Robinson, 77, was reborn into heaven on September 25, 2018 after a brief illness, with family by her side.  She was born May 31, 1941 to Edith and Raymond Small. She was raised, and educated in Thomaston.  
    Posted: Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Evelyn L. Holden, notice

    SOUTH THOMASTON – Evelyn L. Holden, 94, died peacefully, Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  

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

    Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.   

    Posted: Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:30pm
  • Dr. Henry Oliver White, M.D, obituary

    ROCKLAND – For nearly three decades, Dr. Henry Oliver White treated his patients with care,  compassion, understanding, honesty and respect — an empathetic bedside manner was his priority — and the 6-foot 3-inch “gentle giant” worked tirelessly to help those he could not save die with dignity through the loving hand and spirit of medical and hospice caregivers. 

    Posted: Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:15pm
  • Scott William Huber, obituary

    HOPE – Scott William Huber, 17, left this world, Thursday, September 18, 2018.  

    Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, August 3, 2001, Scott was the son of William Huber and Tina Dufault Huber.  

    Posted: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:45pm
  • Kathleen F. Fitzpatrick, notice

    CAMDEN — Kathleen F. Fitzpatrick, 84, wife of John T. Fitzpatrick, died on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at her home surrounded by her devoted family.  A complete obituary will be published later.  Condolences may be shared with the family at  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
    Posted: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:45pm
  • William D. ‘Billy’ Fowlie, service announcement

    William D. ‘Billy’ Fowlie, 87, husband of the late Jannette Polkey Fowlie, died Thursday, September 20, 2018 at an Orlando, Florida, hospital after a period of declining health.

    Posted: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:45pm
  • Barbara P. Smalley, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Barbara P. Smalley, 93, died peacefully at home with her son, Richard, and hospice staff, after a long illness on September 19, 2018.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Richards, in 1956.  They had a daughter, Linda Richards, who was 10 years old at the time of her father’s death.  Now a single mother, Barbara accepted a position at New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, where she was employed until the office closed in 1982.

    Posted: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:15pm
  • Kristen Ann McKellar, service

    CAMDEN — All are invited to a public gathering in celebration of the life of Kristen Ann McKellar at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 30 at the Camden Snow Bowl. Kristen was tragically killed on August 2 when she was struck by a boat while swimming with a friend.

    Posted: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Bruce W. Thompson, obituary

    Bruce W. Thompson, 60, of Jackson passed away at home on September 19, 2018.  He was born on January 15, 1958 in Bangor the son of Clifford and Marlene (Braley) Thompson. 
    Bruce attended Mt. View High School class of 1976.  He then completed boot camp, spending time in the Naval reserve before moving to California where he completed school to become a pro golfer. 
    Posted: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00pm
  • Mark Malcolm Daggett, obituary

    Mark Malcolm Daggett was born on May 18, 1959 to Wesley and Phyllis Daggett at the Knox Hospital in Rockland, Maine. He may have met his future wife, Dianne, on this auspicious day as Dianne’s mother left the Knox Hospital with little Dianne on the day that Mark was born. Mark was always a hard worker. He developed an interest in carpentry and entrepreneurship at a young age. He graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1977.
    Posted: Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:15pm
  • David P. Boland, Jr., obituary

    David P. Boland, Jr. 43, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, September 16, 2018.

    David was born on September 10, 1975 in Rockland, Maine and graduated in 1994 from Rockland District High School. While in high school he was a member of the football team and served as co-captain his senior year.

    Posted: Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:45pm
  • Michael Alan Bander, obituary

    Michael Alan Bander, a 45 year resident of Miami, a leading lawyer and one of the deans of the immigration bar, died suddenly at his summer home in Spruce Head on Sunday, September 16 at the age of 79.  

    Posted: Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:45pm
  • Robert (Bob) Shotwell, obituary

    Robert (Bob) Shotwell, 97, of Camden, passed away on September 6, 2018 after more than 20 years of an extraordinarily active and enthusiastic life in Midcoast Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 09/17/2018 - 7:15pm
  • Adrienne Marie Haskell, obituary

    Adrienne Marie Haskell, 44, of Belfast passed away on September 7, 2018 at home with her family. 
    She was born on February 7, 1974 in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Adrienne attended New Bedford High School, from which she graduated at age 17 and had her first-born son.
    Soon after, she met her husband and they welcomed two more sons to the world. Her family later moved to Maine.
    Posted: Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:30am
  • George Stevenson, obituary

    George Stevenson died at the age of 88 surrounded by his family on September 9th, 2018 after a battle with kidney disease.
    He was born in Boston on June 2, 1930 to Alice Young Stevenson of Lisbon, NH and Henry Arthur Stevenson of Withrop, Massachusetts.
    Posted: Fri, 09/14/2018 - 6:15pm
  • James J. Algrant, Service Notice

     ROCKPORT – A Memorial Service for James J. Algrant, 91, who passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2018, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 28, 2018, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White Street, Rockland. The Reverend Lael Sorensen will officiate.  A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

    Posted: Fri, 09/14/2018 - 6:00pm
  • Judith A. Chapman, obituary

    THOMASTON – Judith A. Chapman, 77, died surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness, Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the home of her daughter.  

    Born in Rockland, July 1, 1941, she was the daughter of Mervin and Kathleen Nosworthy Harriman.  Educated locally, Judith was a 1959 graduate of Rockland High School.  

    Posted: Wed, 09/12/2018 - 8:15pm
  • Elizabeth F. Hummer, obituary

    PORTLAND - Elizabeth F. Hummer, died unexpectedly in Rockport, ME on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at age 92.  She was the oldest daughter of Marlin and Melva Farnum. In 1927 Elizabeth “Betty” and her younger sister Hilda accompanied their parents to Japan where their father was to serve as a missionary. The family lived in Japan until 1940 (1941 for her father).

    Posted: Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:15pm