Obituaries

Bereavement Services

  • Betsy McRae, celebration of life

    There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Betsy McRae on Saturday, June 2, 3:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church in Rockland, 345 Broadway.  Reception to follow. 
    Posted: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:15pm
  • Maurice F. (Butch) Granville, obituary

    CAMDEN — Maurice F. (Butch) Granville died peacefully at home, Monday, May 14, 2018.  

    Posted: Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:30pm
  • Kenneth "Sonny" W. Sevon, service notice

    THOMASTON — A Graveside service for Kenneth "Sonny" W. Sevon who passed away on January 4, 2018 will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Village Cemetery, Erin Street, Thomaston.

    Hall's of Thomaston has care of the arrangements.

    Posted: Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:00am
  • Evelyn Grace Tigges, obituary

    ISLESBORO — Evelyn Grace Tigges, beloved first cousin of Lucille Tigges, passed away quietly in her sleep on May 8th, 2018. She was 71 years of age. Evelyn graduated from Braintree High School, and worked for Nikki, Inc. and Sheraton, Inc. until her retirement in 2006, when she moved to Islesboro.

    She is survived by her brother David, and daughter Erika, both of whom live on the East Coast.

    Posted: Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:15am
  • J Robert Mueller, obituary

    SEARSPORT — J Robert Mueller, age 87 of Searsport, passed away peacefully on May 9 surrounded by his wife Mary and son William, at the Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:15pm
  • Dr. Robert W. Kerwin, obituary

    SPRUCE HEAD and ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS – Dr. Robert W. Kerwin, 80, died unexpectedly at his home Sunday, May 6, 2018, after enjoying a Saturday evening of dinner and happiness with his wife Lorraine and neighbor friends.

    Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, February 23, 1938, he was the son of Dr. Elmer E. and Marjorie B. Rowe Kerwin. He grew up in Lynnfield, MA, and was a graduate of Wakefield High School.

    He graduated from Massachusetts College of Optometry on August 29, 1962.

    Posted: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:00pm
  • Trisha Littlefield McPherson, obituary

    THORNDIKE — Trisha Littlefield McPherson, 48 of Thorndike passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on May 9, 2018 at her home.

    Posted: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:00pm
  • Bruce Gordon Johnson, obituary

    VINALHAVEN - Bruce Gordon Johnson, 90, of Vinalhaven passed away April 6, 2018 at the Sussman House with his son, Brian at his bedside.

    Posted: Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:00pm
  • Christine ‘Tina’ L. (Holbrook) Allen, service

     CAMDEN —Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life with barbeque in honor of Christine “Tina” L. (Holbrook) Allen, at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2017 at 316 Howe Hill Road, Camden.  Please RSVP if possible to tammy.obrian@yahoo.com.    Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.   
    Posted: Sun, 05/13/2018 - 7:45pm
  • Danny J. Wilshire, obituary

    FRIENDSHIP –  Danny J. Wilshire, 59, passed away unexpectedly on May 9 at the Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. He was born on July 13, 1958 in Rockland, Maine, to Richard T. Wilshire, Sr. and Helen (Richards) Wilshire. Danny was an organ donor and continues to give the gift of life.
     
    Posted: Sat, 05/12/2018 - 11:15pm
  • Pauline E. Schuessler, service

    LINCOLNVILLE — There will be a graveside service for Pauline E. Schuessler, 87, formerly of Lincolnville, who died on January 21, 2018, at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Maplewood Cemetery in Lincolnville.   Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street. Camden.   

    Posted: Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Raymond E. Withee, service

    ROCKLAND – A graveside service for Raymond E. Withee, 76, who went to be with God, December 22, 2017, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2018 at Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland.  

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

    Posted: Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Barbara E. Widdecombe, service

    ROCKLAND – A graveside committal service for Barbara E. Widdecombe, 87, who died peacefully, November 7, 2017, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at East Union Cemetery, Miller Road, Union.  

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

    Posted: Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:00pm
  • Gary W. Ames, service

    ROCKLAND – A graveside service for Gary W. Ames, 68, who went to be with Jesus, January 13, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2018 at Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland.  

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

    Posted: Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:00pm
  • Phillip D. Dyer, service

    VINALHAVEN — A memorial service for Phillip D. Dyer, 91, who died on March 23, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Union Church in Vinalhaven.  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, 05/08/2018 - 9:15pm
  • Glen ‘Fireball’ Alley, service

    VINALHAVEN — A graveside service for Glen “Fireball” Alley, 70, who died on January 18, 2018,  at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Brown’s Head Cemetery in Vinalhaven.    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: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 9:00pm
  • Larry King Tibbetts, obituary

    Larry King Tibbetts, of Belfast, Maine died, surrounded by family and friends, at the Sussman House, following a brief illness. He was 67.

    Posted: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Orvil L. Young, obituary

    LINCOLNVILLE — Orvil was born to Orville and Florence (Bryant) Young 90 years ago. He was born and raised in Camden. He attended and graduated from Camden High School. After graduating high school, he entered the U.S. Navy. It was towards the end of World War II that he served his tour in Rhode Island. Upon returning home to Camden, he joined his father, Orville, where he worked under master boat builder Malcom Brewer, at Camden Shipbuilding.

    Posted: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Dr. Robert S. Furman, obituary

    CAMDEN — Dr. Robert Scott Furman, 82, died April 29, 2018 at his home in Camden, surrounded by his wife and children.

    Posted: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Charlotte A. Robinson, services

    ISLESBORO — Charlotte A. Robinson, 92, passed away February 18, 2018 on Islesboro.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., May 17, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Islesboro.  Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

    Posted: Tue, 05/08/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Louise Smith, service notice

    LIBERTY — Louise Smith, 95, passed away March 19, 2018 at her residence in Liberty. Services will be held at 2 p.m. May 12th at Sandy Point Church followed by burial at Sandy Point Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:00pm
  • Georgie Button, service notice

    BELFAST — Georgie Button, 76, passed away in Belfast February 15, 2018. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. May 16th at Grove Cemetery in Belfast. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:00pm
  • Christina Manning, service notice

    BANGOR — Christina Manning, 83, passed away March 30th in Bangor. Graveside services will be held at 12 p.m. noon May 16th at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Freedom. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 9:00pm
  • Albert E. 'Ted' Ball, service notice

    TOPSHAM – Albert E. 'Ted' Ball, 93, died Sunday, April 8, 2018. A graveside service with Military Honors, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Fuller Cemetery, North Haven. The Rev. Davis Macy will officiate.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Frank D. Barrett, service notice

    WARREN – A memorial gathering with military honors for Frank D. Barrett, 91, who passed into Glory on Thursday, January 18, 2018, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Counce Cemetery in Warren.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Roy Walston, service notice

    WARREN – A graveside service with military honors for Roy Walston of Warren, who died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 16, 2017, will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

    Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a memory with Roy's family, visit his Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:30pm
  • William R. McLain, service notice

    CLEVELAND, TN – A graveside service for William R. McLain, 84, formerly of Rockland, who passed away peacefully on December 8, 2017, will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland.

    Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the McLain family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Frances R. Colson, service notice

    TENANTS HARBOR – A graveside service for Frances R. Colson, 91, who died, December 14, 2017, at the Knox Center in Rockland, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Seaside Cemetery in Tenants Harbor. Pastor William Hickey will officiate.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:15pm
  • Marion B. Ames, service notice

    ROCKLAND – A graveside service for Marion B. Ames, 96, who died peacefully Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Cushing Homestead will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018 at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland.

    In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a memorial donation to Sussman House, c/o Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation, 22 White Street, Rockland, Maine 04841.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:15pm
  • Maurice Eugene Pooler, obituary

    BELFAST — Maurice Eugene Pooler passed away at home unexpectedly on May 3, 2018 at the age of 71. He was the son of Harry and Sybil (Nickerson) Pooler. Maurice grew up in Belfast. In his teens he worked for the City of Belfast as a dispatcher. He also worked for MSAD #34 as a bus driver at two different times in his life. In his younger years and then again years later he worked as a Deputy Sheriff for Waldo County Sheriff Department.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:15pm
  • William S. Orne, Jr., notice

    WASHINGTON – William S. Orne, Jr., 70, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 6, 2018. An informal gathering will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

    To share a memory with Bill's family, please visit his Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:15pm
  • George Roland Chapman, obituary

    WALDOBORO — George Roland Chapman, 70, passed away on April 12, 2018 at his home in Waldoboro with his family by his side.  George was born on April 26, 1947 in Gardiner to Robert Chapman and Josephine (Brackett) Chapman.  He grew up in Gardiner and attended local schools.  He joined the U.S.

    Posted: Mon, 05/07/2018 - 8:15pm
  • Beatrice E. (Harvey) (Fletcher) Hodgdon, service

    Beatrice E. (Harvey) (Fletcher) Hodgdon, 73, of Belfast, passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 2, 2018.  A graveside committal will be held on Saturday May 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Paul Yard in Waldo.  Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com

     

    Posted: Sun, 05/06/2018 - 10:15pm
  • Brian Paul Plourde, obituary

    DRESDEN - Brian Paul Plourde, 57, formerly of Rockland, Houlton, and Waterville, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston due to complications from a stem cell transplant for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He fought an incredible battle with this disease, and he impressed us all with his unending positive attitude.

    Posted: Sun, 05/06/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Vickie Sabrina Talbot, notice

    Vickie Sabrina Talbot, 47, of Northport, passed away suddenly on April 5, 2018. A small graveside service for family and friends will be held at Grove Cemetery in Belfast, May 5, 2018 at 2 PM.  In lieu of any flowers please consider donating to your local humane society or animal shelter. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:15pm
  • John A. Delmonico, obituary

    ROCKLAND — John A. Delmonico,  a.k.a “Handsome Italian” 88, passed away peacefully, May 1, 2018 at Knox Center in Rockland. 

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Captain Richard ‘Dick’ Spear, obituary

     ROCKLAND – Captain Richard ‘Dick’ Spear, 96, died with his daughter at his side, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 5:00pm
  • James C. Place, celebration of life

    James C. Place, of Morrill, passed away at home unexpectedly on April 11, 2018. A celebration of life will be held May 6, 2018, 2 p.m. at the Northport Golf Course, in Northport.  Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast.

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 4:45pm
  • Maurice E. Pooler, notice

    BELFAST — Maurice E. Pooler, 71, died unexpectedly at his residence on May 3, 2018.  Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.  

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Joy Sheridan, obituary

    NEWPORT RICHEY, FL— Joy (Viens, Lambert) Sheridan of Newport Richey, FL passed away on April 25, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born on January 23, 1942.

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 11:45am
  • Vickie Sabrina Talbot, notice

    NORTHPORT — Vickie Sabrina Talbot, 47 of Northport, passed away suddenly on April 5, 2018. A small graveside service for family and friends will be held at Grove Cemetery in Belfast May 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. In lieu of any flowers please consider donating to your local humane society or animal shelter. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:15am
  • Beatrice E. Hodgdon, notice

    BELFAST — Beatrice E. (Harvey)(Fletcher) Hodgdon, 73, of Belfast passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 2, 2018. A graveside committal will be held on Saturday May 12, 2018 at 2 pm at Paul Yard in Waldo. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com

    Posted: Fri, 05/04/2018 - 10:15am
  • Brian P. Plourde, notice

    DRESDEN – Brian P. Plourde, 57, long-time Rockland resident, teacher, coach and community volunteer, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  

    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.  A reception will follow at the Rockland Golf Club.  

    Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:15pm
  • Brendan J. Lash, obituary

    FRIENDSHIP – Brendan J. Lash, 19, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from complications of asthma.  

    Born September 12, 1998 in Damariscotta, Brendan was the son of Wesley and Wendy Moody Lash.  He attended Friendship schools and graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 2016.

    Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:15pm
  • Ruth E. Farquharson, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Ruth E. Farquharson, 86, formerly of West Paterson, New Jersey, died peacefully, following a brief illness on Monday April, 23, 2018 at Knox Center for Long Term Care.  

    Born in Clifton, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Frank 'Bert' and Ruth Anderson Richardson.  Educated in New Jersey, Ruth was a 1950 graduate of Clifton High School.  

    Posted: Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:15pm
  • Claire Fernand Gloria Catalano, obituary

    THOMASTON – Claire Fernand Gloria Catalano, 90, passed away peacefully, April 28, 2018 at home after a brief illness, with her family at her side.

    Posted: Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:30am
  • Joseph A. Schiavone, obituary

    Joseph A. Schiavone, a longtime resident of Mahopac, New York, passed away on April 28, 2018 at the age of 77.  He was born in the Bronx, the son of Joseph and Lena (Corica) Schiavone.  Joe was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a Aerographer on the USS Eldorado .  On June 16, 1962 he married Grace Bayer at St. John The Evangelist Church in Mahopac, New York. They were blessed with two children, Joey and Lynn.    
     
    Posted: Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:30am
  • Patricia Braden Algrant, obituary

    Patricia Braden Algrant passed away April 22, 2018, age 82, at the Sussman House, Rockport, after a long illness. Always called Patt, she was born in Portland, Maine, to Stephen A. Bradeen and Edna May Young, and was graduated from Fisher Junior College (now Fisher College) in Massachusetts. She is survived by her brother and niece, and her husband of 57 years, James Algrant.
     
    Posted: Tue, 05/01/2018 - 8:45am
  • Donald (Don) F. Hills, obituary

    “Why live somewhere else when you already live in paradise?”  This quote from Donald (Don) F.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:30pm
  • Wayne G. Rankin, notice

    LINCOLNVILLE — Wayne G. Rankin, 78, of Lincolnville, died on Sunday, April 27, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  An obituary will be published later and services 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: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:30pm

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