Obituaries

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  • Benjamin L. Watson, obituary

    Benjamin L. Watson, 90, passed away April 25, 2018 in Bangor. He was born June 17, 1927 in Rockland, Maine to Leroy and Jennie (Young) Watson. He served in the U.S Army and was a member of the American Legion. He worked with his Dad for many years, and after his Dad passed took over the waste removal. Ben worked at the shipyard in Rockland and delivered new boats for Stewart Marine. He also worked with his wife at lawn mowing and drove bus for SAD 5 in Rockland for seven years.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:30pm
  • Elsie M. Brown, obituary

     SOUTH THOMASTON – Elsie M. Brown, 92, died peacefully, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Cushing Homestead where she resided the past several months.

    Born in South Thomaston, July 23, 1925, she was the daughter of Amos F. and Frances R. Mears Norton.  Elsie was proud to be part of the Norton family, one of the oldest families in South Thomaston.

    She was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Rockland High School class of 1944.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:15pm
  • Orvil L. Young, notice

    LINCOLNVILLE — Orvil L. Young, 90, husband of Charlotte Young, died on Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home in Lincolnville.  A complete obituary will be published later and services will be announced.  Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:15pm
  • Jeffrey Cameron Paul, obituary

    UNION — Jeffrey Cameron Paul, 65, died on Friday, April 20, 2018 at his home in Union.  Born in Rockland on September 30, 1952, he was the son of Richard C. and Diane (Cameron) Paul, and was a 1971 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School.  Jeff served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on December 18, 1978 as a machinist’s mate.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Marion B. Ames, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Marion B. Ames, 96, died peacefully Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Cushing Homestead in Cushing.

    Born in Rockland, January 4, 1922, she was the biological daughter of Arthur and Iva Stanley Rawley, and the stepdaughter of Stephen Daniels. 

    Educated locally, Marion was a 1941 graduate of Rockland High School. She always enjoyed school and was successful at everything she put her mind to.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Helen ‘Louise’ Hughes, notice

    Helen "Louise" Hughes, 97 of Camden passed away on April 28, 2018.  She was born on September 3, 1919 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Interment will be private at a later date.  Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine Belfast, Maine.  Memories may be shared with the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Robert S. Furman, M.D., notice

    CAMDEN — Robert S. Furman, M.D., 82, husband of Barbara Furman, died at his home in Camden on Monday, April 29, 2018.  A complete obituary will be published later and a service will be announced to be held in June.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.
    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Ruthie A. Hilt, service

    UNION – A graveside committal service for Ruthie A. Hilt, 70, beloved wife of the late Philip Hilt, Sr., who died, December 10, 2017 will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2018 at East Union Cemetery, Miller Road, Union.  

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

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Louise Angeline Waldron Kinney, service

     Louise Angeline Waldron Kinney of Spruce Head passed away peacefully three weeks shy of her 97th birthday on March 12 after suffering a stroke.  Louise was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Friend, Church and community member who lived life fully.   A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Evelyn Bartlett Watrous, service

    ROCKLAND – Services for Evelyn Bartlett Watrous, 95, who passed away peacefully in her sleep, February 17, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.  Interment will follow at Achorn Cemetery.  The Reverend Wayne Sawyer will officiate.  

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 6:45pm
  • Barbara Jean McDonald, burial notice

    SPRUCE HEAD — A graveside service for Barbara Jean McDonald, who died December 12, 2017, will be held at 11 a.m, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Hallowell Cemetery, Water Street, in Hallowell.  The Rev. Michelle Wiley will officiate.  Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To see a full obituary, please visit the McDonald Family’s Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 6:45pm
  • Peter Wolcott Greenman, obituary

    Peter Wolcott Greenman, 67, passed away peacefully, and suddenly in his new home at the Midcoast Mental Health Center, Belfast, Maine, Saturday, April 21, 2018. When he was 4-four-years old, Peter was adopted from a German orphanage by Almon and Pamela Greenman who then lived in Belgium with their three other children. The family moved to Canada and Minnesota where Peter earned a culinary arts degree from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
     
    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 2:45pm
  • A. True Hall, obituary

    ST. GEORGE – A. True Hall, 87, long time St. George resident, died peacefully April 25, 2018 at Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.  

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 9:45am
  • Heather Ann Bilodeau, obituary

    Heather Ann Bilodeau went into the arms of Jesus on April 19, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport, Maine after a long healing journey with ovarian cancer.

    Heather was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on June 20, 1967 to Richard W. Reynolds and Susan M. (Schoen) Reynolds and was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Her baptismal godparents are Dick Schoen and Sally Schoen.

    Posted: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:30am
  • Allison F. Gibbs, notice

     CAMDEN – Allison F. Gibbs, 76, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

    A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A complete obituary will be published. To share a story or memory with the Gibbs’ family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.

     

    Posted: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:30pm
  • Donald E. Payson Jr., obituary

    ROCKLAND — Donald E. Payson Jr., 68, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at The Sussman House in Rockport after an extended illness.

    Born in Rockland, October 29, 1949, he was the son of Donald E. Sr. and Lucille R. Melvin Esancy Payson. Educated in local schools, he was a 1968 graduate of Rockland District High School.

    Posted: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:30pm
  • Catherine Watson, notice

    BELFAST — Catherine Watson, 78, passed away November 29, 2017 in Belfast. Graveside service will be held on May 5 at 10 a.m. at Grove Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

    Posted: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:30pm
  • Colonel Aubrey Francis Messing, obituary

    CAMDEN — Colonel Aubrey Francis Messing, Ph.D, passed away quietly on April 17, 2018 in Camden, Maine, shortly after his 90th birthday.

    Posted: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:15pm
  • Marion (Greeley) Whitcomb, notice

    BELFAST — There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018 for Marion (Greeley) Whitcomb, 93, of Belfast who died on March 14, 2018, at the Grove Cemetery in Belfast.  Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

    Posted: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 3:15pm
  • Juanita L. Smith, obituary

    ROCKPORT — Juanita L. Smith, 65, of Rockport, passed away at home in the arms of the love of her life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 after a valiant fight against MS. 

    Juanita was born on June 18, 1952 in Rockland, Maine to Sylvanus and Theresa Cross.

    Juanita married her soul mate, Leon Smith Sr., in May of 1968. The couple settled in Lincolnville where they raised their two children, Laura and Leon Jr. 

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Catherine Watson, service

    BELFAST — Catherine Watson, 78, passed away November 29, 2017 in Belfast.  Graveside service will be held May 5 at 2 p.m. at Grove Cemetery. All family and friends are welcome.  Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Eugene L. Sullivan, notice

    LIBERTY — Eugene L. Sullivan, 62, passed away at his residence in Liberty on March 14, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. May 2nd at Grove Cemetery, Belfast. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Georgiana Marie Plummer, notice

    CAMDEN — Georgiana Marie Plummer, 95, a former resident of The Megunticook House and Merry Gardens, died on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Country Manor in Coopers Mills.  A funeral mass will be held at 9 am, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Camden.  Burial will follow the mass in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden.  If desired, memorial gifts may be made to Beacon Hospice.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at 
    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:45pm
  • Carolyn Jones Jackson, service notice

    BELMONT — There will be a memorial service for Carolyn Jones Jackson, 74, of Belmont who died on Nov. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Hope Community Bible Church, 16 Church Street, Hope with the Rev. Mark Stockwell officiating. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Jeff C. Paul, notice

    UNION — Jeff C. Paul, 65, of Union, died on Friday, April 20, 2018 at his home. A complete obituary will be published. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Camden Snow Bowl. 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: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:45am
  • Shirley Wentworth Brown, service notice

    APPLETON — A graveside Memorial Service will be held for Shirley Wentworth Brown on Tuesday, May 2, 2018 at 1 p.m at the Pine Grove Cemetery, in Appleton, Maine. Shirley passed away on April 4, 2018 in Bingham, Maine. Halls of Thomaston has care of the arrangements.

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:00am
  • Donald Bailey Grinnell, obituary

    WASHINGTON — Donald Bailey Grinnell of Washington passed away April 20, 2018, at Windward Gardens in Camden. The second youngest of seven siblings, he was born in Washington on Oct. 11,1929, to Earl and Anna (Fisher) Grinnell. He attended Hodge School in Washington and graduated from Union High School in 1947.

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:00am
  • Marjorie Ellen Mills, obituary

     ROCKLAND – Marjorie Ellen Mills, 100, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport. 

    Born in Rockland, February 25, 1918, she was the daughter of Frank F. and Hattie Foss Richards.  After moving to Thomaston at the age of six, she was educated in local schools and was a 1936 graduate of Thomaston High School.  Marjorie graduated in 1940 from Providence (RI) Bible Institute.

    Posted: Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:30pm
  • Vickie Sabrina Talbot, obituary

    Vickie Sabrina Talbot, 47, of Northport passed away suddenly on April 5, 2018. She was born August 26, 1970. Vickie graduated Belfast Area High School class of 1988 and was a proud cheerleader, student and friend to many. She graduated with her associate’s degree in accounting from Husson College in 1990.

    Posted: Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Frances ‘Fran’ Elaine Field, obituary

    WARREN — Frances “Fran” Elaine Field, 73, of Warren, went home to be with her Lord, Monday April 16, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  She was born April 29, 1944 in Brockton, MA to George & Helen McPhee.

    Posted: Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:15am
  • Gavin Knowlton Wallace, obituary

     WALDOBORO – Gavin Knowlton Wallace, 12, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 14, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family and those who loved him.

    Gavin was born November 28, 2005 in Bangor, the son of Joshua and Nicole Frances Wallace. 

    Posted: Tue, 04/17/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Frances E. Field, notice

    Visiting hours for Frances E. Field who passed away on April 16, 2018 will be held at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5-8 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. also at Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro.  Burial will be at the Post Sunny View Cemetery.  Halls of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.

     

    Posted: Tue, 04/17/2018 - 7:45pm
  • Lt. Colonel Robert Adair Slater, obituary

    OWLS HEAD — Lt. Colonel Robert Adair Slater, USAF, ret., passed peacefully April 4, 2018, in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  Bob was born March 16, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Frank Gaylord and Helen Adair Slater. He graduated from Coe College where he met his loving wife Dolores (Dolly) Johnson of Evanston, Illinois.  They were married in Evanston in 1954. 

    Posted: Tue, 04/17/2018 - 7:45am
  • Bertha Mary Fryman, obituary

    UNION – Bertha Mary Fryman, 93, known to some as Mary and some to Bertha, died peacefully, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. 

    Born in Rockland, April 26, 1924, she was the daughter of John and Joanna Chester Dodge.  Educated locally, she attended Rockland schools until the eighth grade, later graduating from Union High School, class of 1943. 

    Posted: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:30pm
  • Barbara ‘Barb’ Jean Guy, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Barbara “Barb” Jean Guy, 59, wife of Dwayne Guy, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center following complications of pneumonia.  Her family was by her side when she departed to start her new journey. 

    Posted: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:00pm
  • Marjorie Ellen Mills, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Marjorie Ellen Mills, 100, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  A full obituary will be published.  To share a memory or story with Marjorie’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.  Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

    Posted: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Thurlow ‘Ted’ B. Ward, obituary

    SEARSPORT — Thurlow “Ted” B. Ward, 64, of Searsport, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2018.  He was born on April 2, 1954.  He was predeceased by his dad, George B. Ward; mother in law and father in law, Claire and Gertrude Bagley and brother in law Jeffrey Bagley. 
     
    Posted: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:15pm
  • Marguerite S. Hills, obituary

    On April 11, 2018, a few weeks shy of her 101st birthday, Marguerite S. Hills died peacefully at her home in Waldoboro. Her cat, Sarah, and her son, Larry, were with her at the time of her death. 

    Posted: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:15am
  • Pauline L. Thomas, obituary

    BELFAST — Pauline L. Thomas, 84, passed away April 12, 2018 at her residence in Belfast surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Thorndike, Maine, in 1934 to Ida and William Warman. Polly worked at several businesses locally including Darres’ Snack Bar, Kilroy’s Clothing Store and Belfast Self-Storage. For over 10 years she enjoyed the rotating breakfast outings she and a group of friends shared at each other’s homes.

    Posted: Sun, 04/15/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Wayne D. Vose, obituary

    WALDOBORO – Wayne D. Vose, 71, died unexpectedly, following a period of declining health, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Togus VA Hospital in Augusta.  

    Born in Rockland, December 18, 1946, he was the son of Clayton L. Vose and Dorothy Widdecombe Vose Hamilton.  Raised in the Waldoboro area by his mother and stepfather, Wilbur Hamilton, Wayne attended Warren High School.  

    Posted: Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:30pm
  • Pearl Agnes Carruthers Banks, obituary

    LIBERTY — Pearl Agnes Carruthers Banks, 95 years young, passed away at her home on the lake on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, with her family at her side.

    Posted: Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:30am
  • Milton Leon Paquin, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Milton Leon Paquin, 84, of Rockland, passed away on January 1, 2018 in Rockland, Maine. 

    He was born in Thomaston, May 2, 1933, to the late Joseph L. and Marie (Cote) Paquin.

    He graduated from Cony High School in Augusta in 1952 and joined the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War in Tripoli, Lybia in 1952. He was honorably discharged in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1956.  

    Posted: Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:30am
  • Nancy L. Pranes, obituary

    Nancy L. Pranes, 72, passed away on April 10, 2018 at her home in Waldoboro, Maine.  She was born on November 21, 1945 in Skowhegan, Maine to Leroy Meservey and Caroline (Brown) Meservey. 

    Nancy grew up in the Gardiner area and attended local schools.  She worked as a Direct Support Professional in the heath care field, working in group homes and working with disabled patients until she retired.

    Posted: Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:15am
  • Beatrice I. Young, service notice

    VINALHAVEN — A Memorial Service for Beatrice I. Young, 81, who died on March 1, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Union Church with the Rev. John Potter officiating. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service. Private burial will be in the Brown's Head Cemetery.

    Posted: Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:45pm
  • Pastor John Calvin Dancer, obituary

    SOMERVILLE- Pastor John Calvin Dancer, 70, went home to be with his Lord, Monday, April 2, 2018 while surrounded by his loving family at home.

    Posted: Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:30pm
  • John G. Curtis Jr., obituary

    THOMASTON - John G. Curtis Jr., 88, passed peacefully, Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Posted: Wed, 04/11/2018 - 7:15am
  • Christina A. (King) Manning, obituary

    Christina A. (King) Manning, age 83, went peacefully to be with her savior on March 30, 2018 at Stillwater Rehabilitation Center of Bangor Maine. She was born on November 3, 1934, the eighth of eleven children of George W. King and Olive E. (Clarke) King of Belfast Maine.
               
    Posted: Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:00pm
  • Lois G. Merchant, obituary

    BROOKS/BEALS ISLAND — Lois G. Merchant joined the angels on March 26, 2018 at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. 

    She was born September 7, 1935 at Beals Island the daughter of Ulysses W. and Gladys M. (Bell) Merchant.  Lois graduated from Beals High School.  She moved to Belfast at the age of 23 and went to work at Maplewood Poultry where she remained until it closed.  She worked for US Postal Service in Hampden until she retired. 

    Posted: Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:00pm
  • Ronald R. Gendron, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Ronald R. Gendron died at home surrounded by his family, Saturday, April 7, 2018.  

    Posted: Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Bruce G. Johnson, notice

    VINALHAVEN – Bruce G. Johnson, 90, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Sussman House in Rockport, with family at his side.   Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.  A full obituary will be published.

    Posted: Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:45pm

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