Bereavement Services

  • Allen S. Goldman, obituary

    CAMDEN — Allen S. Goldman, M.D., 88, husband of Rachel Bok Goldman, died on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.  A complete obituary will be published and a memorial service will be announced later.  Condolences may be shared with the family at  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.


    Posted: Tue, 04/10/2018 - 3:15pm
  • Lieutenant Commander John G. Curtis, Jr., notice

    THOMASTON – Lieutenant Commander John G. Curtis, Jr., 88, died peacefully at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Sunday, April 8, 2018. 

    A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.  

    Those who wish may make memorial donations to Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, Maine 04841.  

    Posted: Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:45pm
  • Shirley Lamont Brown, obituary

    THOMASTON and BINGHAM — Shirley Lamont Brown passed away April 4, 2018 peacefully at home with loved ones by her side in Bingham, Maine. Shirley was born April 10, 1928 in Milford Mass.

    As a young girl her family moved to Union, Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:45pm
  • James Wesley Jackson, obituary

    James Wesley Jackson, 56, of Waldoboro, passed away on April 4, 2018 at his home in Waldoboro with his family by his side.  Jim was born on August 14, 1961 to Merrill A. Jackson and Dorothy H. (Reay) Jackson in Rockland, Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:45pm
  • Constance (Connie) Chandler-Ward, obituary

    TENANTS HARBOR — Constance (Connie) Chandler-Ward died Monday April 2, 2018, at age 82, after an automobile accident in Warren, Maine.
    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:30pm
  • Phillip Darrow Dyer, obituary

    VINALHAVEN — Phillip Darrow Dyer, aka "Filo", 91, died on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Maine Veteran's Home in Augusta where he had resided for several months. Born on January 15, 1927, Phil was one of eight children born to Leslie B. and Hazel (Rogers) Dyer. Phil attended Vinalhaven schools and at the age of 17, left to join the U.S. Navy. He served during World War II and was stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station and married Sadie Gustavson on September 26, 1950.

    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 7:30pm
  • Rolinda P. Hussey, notice

    Rolinda P. Hussey, 67, of Searsport passed away at home on April 6, 2018.  She was born in Belfast on March 17, 1951.  At her request services will be private.  Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast, Me.  Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at


    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:15am
  • Frank W. Wiley, obituary

    BOOTHBAY — Frank W. Wiley, 77, passed away on April 5, 2018 at his home in Boothbay, Maine. Frank was born in Camden on August 29, 1940 to Wilbur Wiley and Evelyn McKeon and graduated in 1959 from Camden High School.

    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:45am
  • Catherine Berry Watson, obituary

    WALDO — Catherine Berry Watson passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of November 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. Cathy was born in Searsport, Maine on December 13,1938 to George L and Pearle (Reynolds) Berry.

    Cathy was a kind and generous woman who loved to laugh with her friends. She enjoyed taking long rides and stopping at yard sales. She enjoyed interior decorating and crafts, fall being her favorite season. 

    She loved colors and watching deer. 

    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:30am
  • Paul Anthony Cole, obituary

    CAMDEN — Paul Anthony Cole was born on November 28, 1954 in Camden, Maine to Diana and Carroll Cole. As the oldest of eight children, Paul often inherited the role of a father figure, or "the calm center of a hurricane," as he once put it. With an incredibly inquisitive mind and a storehouse of knowledge, Paul became the family's de facto educator -- our Wikipedia before there was the Internet.

    Posted: Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:00pm
  • Beatrice E. (Harvey) (Fletcher) Hodgdon, obituary

    Beatrice E. (Harvey) (Fletcher) Hodgdon, 73, of Belfast passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 2, 2018.
    Posted: Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:00pm
  • Paul A. Cole, notice

    ROCKLAND — Paul A. Cole, 63, of Rockland passed away on April 2, 2018 at Sussman House in Rockport. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine Belfast, ME.

    Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 5:30pm
  • Philip Michael Dodge, obituary

    GEORGIA — Philip Michael Dodge, 60, died March 6, 2018 in Jesup, Georgia.

    He was born on March 11, 1957 to George I. and Alice (MacLeod) Dodge Jr. Phil grew up in Owls Head and Augusta. After high school he enlisted in the Navy and served oversees on a destroyer. Never one to stay in one place, he traveled from Maine to Florida working parades, carnivals and at Mardi Gras each year. Phil's hobbies included riding motor cycles, hunting and fishing.

    Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:00pm
  • Rita L. Leblanc, obituary

    ROCKPORT – Rita L. Leblanc, having attained the age of 100, died at her home surrounded by her loved ones, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 3, 1918 she was the daughter of John and Alphonsine Lessard Charest. Rita grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire and was a graduate of Central High School. She married Joseph O. Leblanc on September 3, 1938 at St.

    Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 9:00am
  • Claudette M. Townsend, obituary

    THOMASTON — Claudette M. Townsend, 83, passed away at the home of her sister Marguerite Easler on Tuesday, March 27th 2018 in Ellsworth, ME. Claudette was born on November 23, 1935 in Old Town, ME to her parents John Bouchard and Elizabeth Bishop Bouchard.

    Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 8:00am
  • Salvatore T. Vella, obituary

    APPLETON — Salvatore T. Vella passed away peacefully at his home in Appleton on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

    Posted: Wed, 03/28/2018 - 1:30pm
  • Melissa S. Sawyer, obituary

    DAMARISCOTTA — Melissa S. Sawyer, 48, suddenly and tragically left this earth as a result of an automobile accident on March 25, 2018.

    Posted: Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:45pm
  • Jeannette Elaine Spearing, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Jeannette Elaine Spearing, 65, peacefully passed in her sleep at her home on Saturday March 24, 2018.

    She leaves her husband and best friend of 47 years, Ronald Spearing; her three sons, Joshua and his wife Charmen of Owls Head; Jeremy and his wife Debra of Buffalo, NY, Timothy and his wife Magan of Raeford, North Carolina. Jan was the beloved Nana to eight grandchildren: PJ and his wife Lindsey, Madelyn, Zachary, Noah, Nathanial, Rebecca, Franklin and Samuel.

    Posted: Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:45pm
  • James L. Greene, obituary

    ROCKLAND — James Laurence "Laurie" Greene, 83, died on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Woodlands Memory Care Center in Rockland where he had resided for the past four years. Born in Salem, Massachusetts on March 10, 1935, he was the son of James C. and Ada M. (Hurd) Greene. Laurie achieved the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout as a teenager. He was a graduate of Danvers High School and received an Associate's degree at Lowell Technical Institute in tanning.

    Posted: Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:15am
  • Philip D. Dyer, notice

    VINALHAVEN — Phillip D. Dyer, 91, husband of Sadie (Gustavson) Dyer, died on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Augusta.  A complete obituary will be published later and services 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, 03/26/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Katherine Ruth (Beal) Reynolds, obituary

    Katherine Ruth (Beal) Reynolds was called to be with her Lord in Heaven March 22, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Katherine was the daughter of Dorothy and Walter Beal of Swanville, Maine. Katherine was born August 18, 1935 and grew up on the family farm in Swanville. There she developed a love for nature and the outdoors.

    She was the youngest of four and with family influence, developed a life-long love for baking.

    Posted: Mon, 03/26/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Arline D. Collins, obituary

    Arline D. Collins, 89, of Union, passed away March 8, at Harbor Hill , Belfast.  She was born January 14, 1929 in Porter, to David W Davidson and Florence M. Cousins Davidson.

    Arline grew up in the Conway, New Hampshire, area where she graduated from Kennett High School in 1946.  

    Posted: Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Louise Etta Knowlton Smith, obituary

    Louise Etta Knowlton Smith, 95, died at her home in Liberty on March 19 of heart failure. Louise was born in Liberty on May 19, 1922, the oldest daughter of Claudius and Ivanella Knowlton.

    Posted: Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Viola L. Fogg, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Viola L. Fogg, 95, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018.

    Posted: Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:30am
  • Eileen Margaret Flanagan, obituary

     FRIENDSHIP - On March 16, 2018, at 9:50 p.m., just a short time before her favorite day, Saint Patricks Day; a beautiful woman with many names — Eileen Margaret, Neen, Ne Ne and Neena, yet one heart — took her last breathe of life at the age of 68 after a long battle with COPD/Emphysema of the lungs.  She was surrounded by her loving children and lifelong companion at her home in Friendship, Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:45am
  • Louise Angeline Waldron Kinney, obituary

    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. 

    Posted: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Archie Stalcup, obituary

    SOUTH THOMASTON — Archie Stalcup, formerly of Medford, N.J., went peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

    He was born in Camden, N.J., and lived in Cherry Hill, N.J., where he attended Delaware Twp. High School now known as Cherry Hill High School West.

    Posted: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 8:00pm
  • Marion Esther (Greeley) Whitcomb, obituary

    BELFAST — Marion Esther (Greeley) Whitcomb, 93, of Belfast, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Waldo County General Hospital.   Born June 15, 1924 in Morrill, she was the daughter of Senator Edwin H. and Katherine O. (Gurney) Greeley.    Marion attended the Morrill Village School, was a member of the Class of 1942 at Crosby High School, and received her Registered Nursing degree from Waldo County General Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1945.

    Posted: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:00pm
  • James ‘Laurie’ L. Greene, notice

    ROCKLAND — James “Laurie” L. Greene, 83, long-time companion of Barbara Forti, of Rockport, died at Woodlands Memory Care in Rockland on Saturday, March 17, 2018.  There are no services planned at this time.  Condolences may be shared at  Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain Street, Camden. 

    Posted: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 2:45pm
  • Doris Frances Philbrook Grant, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Doris Frances Philbrook Grant, 81, died following a long gallant battle with declining health, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Sussman House in Rockport.
    Born on Vinalhaven, March 16, 1936, she was the daughter of Charles and Ruth Chandler Philbrook. After graduating from Vinalhaven High School in 1954, she moved to Rockland, taking a job as a telephone operator.

    Posted: Sun, 03/18/2018 - 10:30am
  • Eugene L. Sullivan, obituary

    LIBERTY — Eugene L. Sullivan, 62 of Liberty, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 14, 2018.

    Posted: Fri, 03/16/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Ronald W. Spencer, obituary

    BELMONT — Ronald W. Spencer, 74 of Belmont, passed away March 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 21, 1943 to Lillo M. and Gladys (Bragdon) Spencer.

    He attended Crosby High School in Belfast and graduated in 1961. He joined the Maine National Guard in 1962 and received Honorable Discharge. Ronald joined the Masons in 1968 and is still current with them.

    Posted: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:30pm
  • Beatrice I. Young, obituary

    VINALHAVEN — Beatrice I. Young, 81, of Vinalhaven, died at her home on Thursday, March 1, 2018. She was comfortably taken care of at home by her family in keeping with her final wishes. An island native, spending the majority of her life on Vinalhaven, she was referred to by most as "Beatie."

    Posted: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:45pm
  • Marion E. Whitcomb, notice

    BELFAST — Marion E. Whitcomb, 93, widow of Orman H.
    Posted: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 2:30pm
  • Kathleen Ellen Bennett, obituary

    Kathleen Ellen Bennett, 71 passed away during a snowstorm the evening of March 8, 2018.

    Posted: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 1:30pm
  • Jeffrey A. Stanclift, obituary

    MERRIMACK, N.H. — Jeffrey A. Stanclift, 53, formerly of Camden, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home after a short battle with ALS.

    Posted: Wed, 03/14/2018 - 3:00pm
  • Paul A. Mahonen, Sr., notice

    SOUTH THOMASTON – Paul A. Mahonen, Sr., 66, died unexpectedly Monday, March 12, 2018, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after a medical emergency at his home Sunday.

    A Celebration of Paul's Life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A full obituary will be published.

    Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:15am
  • Timothy James Kennard, obituary

    ROCKLAND - Timothy James Kennard, 61,  son of Ralph B. and Ernestine Reita Greenlaw Kennard, passed away in his own home in Rockland, Friday March 9, 2018.

    Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:45am
  • June L. Roberts, notice

    SWANVILLE — June L. Roberts, 90 of Swanville passed away on March 12, 2018 at Harbor Hill.

    A graveside memorial will be held in the summer. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast, ME. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at

    Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:00am
  • Mitsuko Enomoto Reed, obituary

    WARREN - Mitsuko Enomoto Reed (Mitsi), 91 years old, of Warren died peacefully Friday evening, March 9, 2018, at home.

    Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:00am
  • Cynthia Barbour Packard, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Cynthia Barbour Packard, 85, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, surrounded by her family at the Sussman House in Rockport.
    Born in Boothbay, August 26, 1932, she was the daughter of Clinton E. and Harriet Ames Barbour. Cynthia moved to Rockland at a young age and was educated in local schools. She was a 1950 graduate of Rockland High School.

    Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:45am
  • Alma Louise (Smith) Cobb, obituary

    ROCKLAND – Alma Louise (Smith) Cobb, 93, died peacefully, Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Sussman Hospice House in Rockport.

    Born in Orrington, June 11, 1924, she was the daughter of Milton and Lillian Agnes Cox Smith. Alma lived in Orrington before moving to Houlton until her high school years. She later graduated from Kennebunk High School with the class of 1942.

    Posted: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:30am
  • Eileen Troester, obituary

     ROCKLAND — Eileen Troester, 89, entered the presence of her Savior, the Lord Jesus, March 3, 2018 from her home.  Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.  A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at the West Rockport Baptist Church, Park Street, Rockport. 

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 8:45pm
  • Patricia 'Pat' Mayo, obituary

    THOMASTON – Patricia 'Pat' Mayo, 80, died surrounded by her loving family, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Sussman House in Rockport.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:30pm
  • Alvah Ames, obituary

    ROCKLAND — Your friend, our father, Alvah passed away on March 7, 2018 from complications of health maladies. Alvah completed 89 years of an extremely active and satisfying life. He enjoyed people and made being with all of us a priority throughout his life. That was his definition of richness.

    Alvah, born Oct. 28 1928 in Rockland, ME, is the son of Lavon and Julia Ames. He was the sixth of eight children.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:00pm
  • Melinda Carina Roberts, obituary

    WATERTOWN — Melinda Carina Roberts, 23, passed away on Friday, March 9 th , 2018. Born February 1st, 1995 at Fort Riley, Kansas, she was the daughter of Stephen R. and Annette W. Roberts. She graduated from General Brown High School and went on to work as a Health Aide for DPAO.

    Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14  at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:00pm
  • Otto Howard ‘Pat’ Bowden, obituary

    Otto Howard “Pat” Bowden, 96, passed away on March 5, 2018, in Rockport, Maine, with his loving wife of 70 years by his side.

    A longtime resident of Warren, Pat was born in Sidney and raised in Hallowell. His parents were Otto H. Bowden Sr. and Mabel Shuman.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Anthony A. Collins, obituary

    BROOKS — Anthony A. Collins, 56, of Brooks passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 8, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1961 in Guilford the son of Harry and Joyce (Austin) Collins.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Dorothy A. (Thomas) Small, obituary

    SWANVILLE — Dorothy A. (Thomas) Small, 75 of Swanville, passed away March 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:30am
  • Lily P. Beckett, obituary

    Lily P. Beckett, 90, passed away on February 28, 2018 at the Sussman House in Rockport.
    Lily was born in St. George, Maine on January 25, 1928, the daughter of Bjarne Peterson and Ina (Korpinen) Peterson. Lily grew up in St. George and attended local schools.
    Posted: Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:30pm