Sunday, November 14, 1999
Agnes E. Jones
homemaker; enjoyed gardening, crafts
CAPE ELIZABETH — Agnes E. Jones, 84, died Thursday at a Portland hospital.
She was born in Vassalboro, a daughter of Edger Leonard and Lula Campbell
Jones, and attended Vassalboro schools.
She was a homemaker.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, doing crafts and playing golf with
Her husband, James C. Jones, died Feb. 1, 1991.
Surviving are a daughter, Pamela S. Brustad of Arlington Heights, Ill.;
two sons, J. Gary Jones of Franklin, N.H., and C. Jerry Jones of Georgetown;
two sisters, Mary Tingley of North Anson and Helen Gallagher of Manchester,
Conn.; a brother, Walter Gary of Vassalboro; three grandchildren and two
There will be no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be
held in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home.
Barbara S. Chambers
liked to cross-stitch, knit, do crosswords
BIDDEFORD — Barbara S. Chambers, 46, of Center Street died Wednesday
at Southern Maine Medical Center following a long illness.
She was born in Ridgeway, Pa., a daughter of Herbert and Suzanne Brittain,
and graduated from Kennebunk High School, class of 1971.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Women's Auxiliary
She spent time cross-stitching, knitting and doing crossword puzzles.
Surviving are her husband, Roger C. Chambers Jr. of Arundel; and a
brother, Scott Brittain of Kennebunk.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bibber Memorial
Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A memorial service will be held at 1
p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.
Barbara L. Gagne
lifetime resident of Gray; enjoyed walking
GRAY — Barbara L. Gagne, 65, died Friday at a Portland hospital.
She was born here, a daughter of Harold F. and Stella Libby Latham,
and attended local schools.
She was a lifetime resident of Gray.
She enjoyed walking, flowers and animals.
Her husband of 44 years, Maynard Gagne, died in 1996.
Surviving are her father of Gray; a son, Michael J. Gagne of Windham;
a daughter, Karen A. Gagne Egan of Gray; a brother, H. Wayne Latham of
Gray; a sister, Norma Fish of Freeport; and four grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilson Funeral
Home, 24 Shaker Road. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at
St. Gregory's Parish, North Raymond Road, with the Rev. Robert Lavoie officiating.
Burial will be in Gray Village Cemetery.
Carroll M. Mitchell
owned, drove race horses; truck driver
Carroll M. Mitchell, 79, died Oct. 28 at West Palm Beach (Fla.) Veterans
He was born in Portland and for many years resided in the Greater Portland
area, where he owned and drove standard-bred race horses. Later, he drove
for various trucking companies.
Surviving are two sons, Michael C. of Fairborn, Ohio, and Stephen L.
of Edmonds, Wash.; a daughter, Carolyn C. Lewis of Barefoot Bay, Fla.;
and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at a later date in Walnut Hill Cemetery, North Yarmouth.
Clifton 'Kip' L. Murphy
retired bridge manager for state
ABBOT — Clifton "Kip" L. Murphy, 71, formerly of North Yarmouth died
Friday at his home.
He was born in Dexter and was a graduate of the Utilities Engineering
Institute in Chicago.
Mr. Murphy served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was married to Nancy E. Beckwith Murphy.
He worked for the State of Maine Department of Transportation as a
bridge manager. He retired in 1987 and moved back to Abbot from North Yarmouth.
He had designed his home in Abbot. He supported the Don Gourley Memorial
Playground and Abbot Little League. He was a member of the Oddfellows in
Portland and the American Legion in Guilford and a lifelong member of the
National Rifle Association.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Daniel Hersey of Durham; six daughters,
Vicki Brooks of East Windsor, N.J., Linda Murphy of Fort Walton Beach,
Fla., Jewel Murphy Rose of Tampa, Fla., Terry Murphy of Palmetto, Fla.,
Lori Murphy of Iselin, N.J., and Denise Hamilton of Gray; 11 grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Abbot Town Hall,
with the Rev. Snowe and the Rev. Dale officiating. Burial will follow in
Blanchard Cemetery on Back Abbot Road. Arrangements are by Pine State Cremation
worked 44 years for Maine Central Railroad
OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Donald Wilson, 72, of Nason Drive died Saturday
at Kennebunk Nursing Center after a long illness.
He was born in Portland, a son of John J. and Grace Marie Noel Wilson,
and attended South Portland schools.
On March 5, 1968, he married the former Sandra Hadden.
Mr. Wilson served with the Navy during World War II.
He worked for 44 years with Maine Central Railroad as chief train dispatcher.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars, both in Old Orchard Beach.
He built model trains and enjoyed gardening.
A son, Michael, died in 1981.
Surviving are his wife of Old Orchard Beach; four daughters, Heather
Wilson-Girard of Saco, Donna Gorham and Maureen McCallum, both of Portland,
and Janice Santoreilla of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Christopher of Portland;
a brother, John C. of Biddeford; and several grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Cathedral Pines
Funeral Home, 156 Saco Ave. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date.
Elizabeth P. Blanchard Hale
former 45-year resident of Falmouth
SUN CITY, Fla. — Elizabeth P. Blanchard Hale, 88, formerly of Falmouth,
Maine, died Wednesday after a brief illness.
She was born in South Portland, Maine, a daughter of Irving and Ethel
Peabody, and graduated from South Portland High School in 1930.
She was married to Richard C. Blanchard, who died in 1985. They were
residents of Falmouth from 1940 to 1985.
Her second husband, Russell P. Hale of Greensboro, N.C., died in 1996.
She was a member of Falmouth Congregational Church and active in its
Evening Guild, Pythian Sisters, Cumberland Farm Extension and Obcoe Club
and was a Girl Scout leader.
She enjoyed knitting, sewing and reading.
Surviving are two daughters, Aideen Coyne of Falmouth and Priscilla
Reising of Sudbury, Mass.; a sister, Nancy P. Harper of Cumberland, Maine;
a brother, Paul I. Peabody of Pownal, Maine; and four grandchil- dren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Falmouth Congregational
Edna L. Melonson
formerly of Brunswick; worked in Rumford
YARMOUTH — Edna LaCourse Melonson, 98, of Portland Street and formerly
of Brunswick, died Friday at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
She was born in Stoughton, Mass., a daughter of David and Olive Guernsey
She attended Rumford schools and was a 1918 graduate of Stephens High
For several years she worked as a dental hygienist for Dr. Sheehy in
On July 7, 1927 she married John J. Melonson. He died in 1967.
She moved to Brunswick in the late 1960s.
Mrs. Melonson was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Jean LaCourse Lee
and Patricia Packard, both of Bruns- wick.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Stetson's Funeral Home,
Brunswick, with the Rev. Stephen Concannon officiating. Burial will be
in St. John's Cemetery, Brunswick.
Lucia D. Galipeau
formerly of Westbrook; enjoyed tennis
ORMAND BEACH, Fla. — Lucia D. Galipeau, 80, of East Grande Avenue,
also of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, died Nov. 7 at Ormond Beach Memorial
Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in Lewiston, Maine, a daughter of Armand and Emelina Dufresne,
and attended local schools.
She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Stulz Electric in Westbrook,
Maine, before her retirement in 1969.
Mrs. Galipeau, a communicant of St. Judes Catholic Church, was a longtime
resident of Westbrook until her move to Old Orchard Beach and Ormond Beach
She enjoyed tennis and walking on the beach.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Robert; two daughters, Rosanne
Charles of Falmouth, Maine, and Diane Keiller, Hopkinton, Mass.; three
sisters, Alice Thibodeau, Bernadette Stuart and Florida Sasseville, all
of Lewiston; a brother Emil Dufresne of Muskegon, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 11 in Ormond Beach.
Mary M. Bergstrom Geary
son lives in Westbrook
BEVERLY, Mass. — Mary M. Bergstrom Geary, 56, of Bridge Street died
Thursday at her home following a long illness.
She was born in Boston, a daughter of Carl G. and Margaret Whiting
Bergstrom, and lived in Beverly most of her life and was a graduate of
St. Mary's High School.
She was the wife of Thomas F. Geary Sr.
She worked for the McDonald's Corp. for 22 years. She held many managerial
positions before retiring as the New England training manager in 1996.
Mrs. Geary was a member and Eucharistic minister at St. Alphonsus Church.
She was a reader, traveled and attended the theatre.
Surviving are her husband of Beverly; her mother; two daughters, Colleen
M. Rowe of Beverly and Corinne A. Geary of Salem; four sons, Thomas F.
Geary Jr. of Haverhill, John D. Geary of Newport, R.I., Michael D. Geary
of Westbrook, Maine, and Harold E. Geary of Beverly; four sisters, Margaret
Vaccaro of Beverly, Joan Rollins of Groveland, Anne Bouchard of Salem and
Patricia Montville of Danvers; and 12 grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Monday at St. Alphonsus Church, Route 62.
Arrangements are by Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St.
Norma C. Smith
former Kennebunkport teacher
KENNEBUNK — Norma C. Smith, 74, died Saturday at her home of a heart
She was born in Kennebunkport, a daughter of Donald and Blanche Burnham
Campbell, and was raised in the Goose Rocks area and graduated from Kennebunkport
High School, class of 1943. She graduated from the Gorham State Teachers
College, class of 1946. She taught in a one-room school in the Wildes District
and later in the former Kennebunkport High School building.
She was married to Ralph L. Smith in 1950 and moved to Wilbraham, Mass.,
St. Louis and back to Wilbraham where they stayed until retiring to Kennebunk
Surviving are her husband of Kennebunk; a son, Jonathan P. Smith of
Norfolk, Mass.; a daughter, Kathleen S. Dominik of Wilbraham; and two grandchildren.
A funeral service will be private. Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial
Richard A. Hesslein Sr.
retired engineer for construction firm
SCARBOROUGH — Richard A. Hesslein Sr., 72, a 30-year resident of High
Avenue, died Wednesday at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Newton Centre, Mass., a son of George Irwin and Eva
He served in the Army during World War II.
He attended Northeastern College in Massachusetts and graduated from
New England College in Massachu- setts.
Mr. Hesslein was co-owner of Hills, Hesslein and Dodge, a surveying
company in Manchester, N.H.
He moved to Portland and began working for E.C. Jordan Construction
Company as an engineer. He retired in 1980.
He attended the First Congregational Church on Black Point Road.
He enjoyed skiing and hiking, said his family.
A son, Peter S. Hesslein, died previously.
Surviving are three sons, Richard A. Jr. and Gregg A., both of Brownfield,
and Mark D. of Miami Beach, Fla.; a sister, Marjorie Van Fleet of Jacksonville,
Fla.; and one grandchild.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at
10 a.m. Monday at Black Point Cemetery, Black Point Road, with the Rev.
Michael Lowry officiating. Arrangements are by Hay & Peabody Funeral
Rosilda 'Rose' Letourneau
lived in Sanford the past 80 years
SANFORD — Rosilda "Rose" Letourneau, 96, formerly of Brook Street died
Saturday at Sanford Health Care Facility following a long illness.
She was born in Marquete, Mich., a daughter of Napoleon and Anne Becotte
Roux, and attended Canadian schools.
She was a resident of Sanford for the past eighty years and worked
at the former Goodall-Sanford Textile Mills until they closed in 1954.
She also worked at the former Allied Shoe and Kesselen Shoe Companies for
many years and later at Sanford Dress Shop.
Mrs. Letourneau was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member
of the Ladies of Ste. Anne.
Her husband, Louis O. Letourneau, died in 1967.
Surviving are a son, Raymond Letourneau of Hampton, Va.; a sister,
Simone Bergeron of Sanford; and two grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at LaFrance-Lambert
Funeral Home, 29 Winter St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Monday at Holy Family Church, with the Rev. Richard P. Rice officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery.Theresa Phillips MARGATE,
Fla. — Theresa Phillips, 92, of Coral Springs and Portland, Maine, died
Saturday at a nursing home where she had been a resident for several years.
She was born in Waterville, Maine, a daughter of James H. and Myrtle
Kneeland Phillips, and graduated from Deering High School and Emerson College
In her younger years, she taught drama at a girl's camp and was head
counselor at Camp Casa LaDera in South Waterford.
She cared for her mother until she died.
She was a governess in New York and a caretaker for adults also in
New York and in Florida.
Ms. Phillips was a member of Chestnut Street Methodist Church where
she was involved with many activities.
She enjoyed reading, classical music and concerts, attending plays
and participating in religious pageants.
Surviving are one nephew, James K. Phillips of Camdenton, Mo.; and
five nieces, Dawn R. Phillips of Gainesville, Marilyn J. Sweetland and
Laurel A. Phillips, both of Portland, Sandra C. Phillips of Westbrook,
Maine, and Jane H. Pulkkinen of Gloucester, Mass.
A private burial will be held in the spring in Elmvale Cemetery, South
worked tirelessly for church, in community
SACO — Cherryanne Adjutant, 38, who worked tirelessly for her church
and to help other people in the community, died of heart failure Thursday
at her residence.
"She was involved with our youth group," said Debbie Merrill, who met
her friend through the choir at Stroudwater Baptist Church in Portland.
"She taught Sunday school. She sang in our choir. She was very involved
in mission work here, as far as Thanksgiving baskets and going out to help
other people and doing things like that.
"She just had a heart for people and a heart to do for others as much
as she could," Merrill said. "She very rarely thought of herself."
Ms. Adjutant was born in Stoneham, Mass., a daughter of Charles F.
and E. Elizabeth Bacon Kirk III. She attended Greater Lowell Technical
At the time of her death, she was studying human services at the University
of Maine at Augusta.
"She was studying for social work, which she basically did anyway,"
said Alista Thibeau, a close friend and member of the Stroudwater Baptist
Church. "Cherryanne was not one of those people who said, 'Have a nice
day,' and walked away from people. She got involved in your life."
Ms. Adjutant was a member of the Stroudwater Baptist Church in Portland
and the Joyful Harvest Baptist Church in Biddeford, where she served as
deacon, church clerk and treasurer. She also served as director of the
Stone Soup Food Pantry and administrative coordinator of the neighborhood
ministries of Joyful Harvest.
"We had basically sent her out as a missionary from our church to Joyful
Harvest," Thibeau said.
Ms. Adjutant was concerned for the community she lived in and enjoyed
helping improve the Bacon Street area in Biddeford. "Her main focus in
life was her love for the Lord and love for her family, which included
the church," Thibeau said.
She often demonstrated energy when the needs of her church or friends
arose, said Thibeau, who served on many Stroudwater Baptist committees
with her. When Ms. Adjutant thought the church kitchen's curtains were
getting shabby, she made some more.
"We put on a Thanksgiving dinner for our church a few years ago," Thibeau
said. "We cooked three turkeys and made all kinds of apple crisps together."
Surviving Ms. Adjutant are her mother and stepfather of Lynsboro, Mass.;
a daughter, Kendra Sprague of Saco; three brothers, Charles Kirk of Tewksbury,
Mass., James Kirk of Riverview, Fla., and William M. Sharpleff III of Lynsboro,
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Dennett,
Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St. A memorial service will be held
at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Stroudwater Baptist Church in Portland. A community
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 at Joyful Harvest Baptist
Church, 61 Bacon St., Biddeford.
Sunday, May 7, 2000
William Marston, Saco developer and entrepreneur
SACO — William H. Marston, 87, of Glenhaven Circle died May 6, 2000,
at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford.
He was born in North Gorham, a son of Herbert Ardeen and Lena Boyd
Marston, and at age 4 moved to North Windham. He was a graduate of Windham
High School and received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering
from Northeastern University in 1937.
On May 6, 1939, he married Margaret Louise Moody.
After graduating from college, he worked for Minneapolis Hunneywell
Regulator Co., U.S. Gypsum Co. in Lisbon Falls and B. F. Goodrich Co. in
Akron, Ohio. He then worked in the purchasing department at Saco-Lowell
Shops, retiring in 1978 after 36 years.
He developed the first major subdivision in the city of Saco in 1945,
known as Glenhaven Circle. When Mr. Marston bought the property, it included
a mansion once owned by a prominent local family, which a subsequent owner
had moved to the area about to be developed.
Mr. Marston refinished the mansion and ended up raising his family
there, said a son, Gary Marston of Saco.
In 1957, Mr. Marston established Riverside Anchorage, now known as
Marston Marina, his son said. "It was the first marina in the Saco tidewater,
and wound up being in excess of 100 boatslips," he said.
Mr. Marston's interests included boating, gardening and reading. His
son said he was an entrepreneur and often spent time tinkering on new projects.
He invented the Mountain Master, for which he received a patent. The
Mountain Master is similar to a sled with iron runners, but has a front
ski which riders can turn with their feet.
Mr. Marston was a 50-year member of the First Parish Congregational
Church of Saco. He served as a deacon and chairman of the Business Committee
and as co-chairman of the 200th Church Anniversary. He was also a 50-year
member of the Saco Masonic Lodge.
"In his prime, he was very active in the church and in community groups,"
his son said.
In retirement, Mr. Marston and his wife traveled to the Caribbean and
Mexico, spending winters on Sanibel Island, Fla., and summers at Little
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Margaret L. Moody Marston of Saco;
two sons, Alan Douglas and Gary Lee Marston, both of Saco; a daughter,
Jean Leslie Randall of Brunswick; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Parish
Congregational Church of Saco, with the Rev. Peter Mercier officiating.
Arrangements are by Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home.
M. Schnaitman, pioneered therapy to aid relaxation
BOOTHBAY — Maria Schnaitman, who practiced movement and breathing therapies,
died April 25, 2000, at the age of 90.
She was born and raised in Germany, and lived there for more than 40
years. While there, she taught theater and therapeutic movement.
According to Craig Williamson, a personal friend who practices occupational
therapy in Portland, Schnaitman pioneered a therapeutic method of movement
and breathing exercises that she used with patients in settings ranging
from hospitals to art institutes.
She also taught acting and performance students at the University of
She came to the United States in the 1940s after marrying her late
husband, Albert Schnaitman. She gave up her teaching after moving to Ohio.
She moved to Maine in the 1980s. As she made friends, word of her expertise
in relaxation therapy spread, Williamson said, and small groups in the
Bath and Brunswick areas sought her out.
Other movement or occupational therapists also sought her advice, and
she also worked with many musicians and dancers.
Williamson said people with chronic muscular and skeletal pain would
drive long distances to see her.
"What she did was somewhere between the realm of personal growth and
personal development, but she used physical body awareness and movement,"
If someone complained of back pain, Schnaitman would not only provide
hands-on treatment but also observe how the patient moved and breathed.
"She could see your whole personality in the way you stood and moved.
People would feel like they were really connected to themselves afterwards,"
Schnaitman stopped her work in the early 1990s but continued to spend
time with friends and take walks along Pleasant Cove.
Her husband's children and grandchildren survive her.
A memorial service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. May 13 at the Chapin
Barn, 123 Montsweag Road, Woolwich. Arrangements are by Simmons, Harrington
and Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay Harbor.
Charles Edwards, 71
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas — Charles Edwards, 71, died May 4, 2000, at
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Pace University in
He was a former resident of Falmouth, Maine, and San Antonio, retiring
to Sulphur Springs in 1997.
Mr. Edwards was employed by several large accounting firms and was
a lifelong member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jordan Edwards; three daughters, Jean
M. Rohrbach, Elizabeth A. de Verges and Mary Ann Edwards; a son, Charles
M. Edwards; and five grandchildren.
Leander I. Grover, 60
STANDISH — Leander I. Grover, 60, of Eaton Road died May 2, 2000, at
his home after a long illness.
He was born in Limington, a son of Kedric C. and Agnes Grant Grover,
and graduated from Limington Academy.
Mr. Grover was a Navy veteran.
For over 32 years, he was a truck driver for several trucking firms.
He received numerous trucking awards, most recently as 1999 Driver of the
Year from Wal-Mart.
His pastimes included fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Alice A. Packard Grover of Standish;
one son, Brett D. of San Diego; one daughter, Leanne M. Grover of Gorham;
two sisters, Peggy Staples of Newburyport, Mass., and Toni Brown of Georgia;
one brother, Terry of Kezar Falls; and two granddaughters.
A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Galilee
Baptist Church, Main Street, Gorham, with the Rev. David Christensen officiating.
Arrangements are by Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.
Chesley E. Stocker, 79
SHAPLEIGH — Chesley E. Stocker, 79, of Route 11 died May 6, 2000, at
Goodall Hospital in Sanford.
He was born in Revere, Mass., a son of Clarence and Anna Boothby Stocker,
and moved to Shapleigh in 1936. He was a graduate of the former Lindsey
Mr. Stocker served in the Army from 1943 to 1945.
When he returned from the service, he purchased a farm in Shapleigh
and was a participant in the farm training program.
He was employed by the Milton Mills Woolen Mill, the former Goodall-Sanford
Textile Mills, the Somersworth Bleachery and Baker's Sheet Metal Shop in
Newfield. He was a sheet metal worker at the former Colonial Aircraft,
retiring in 1964. He also drove the Treasure Island ferry on Square Pond,
and maintained various apartment houses.
Mr. Stocker was a member of the Conference Church, Seventh Day Adventist.
He enjoyed taking road trips.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Mooers Stocker of Shapleigh; two sons,
Robert of Rochester, N.H., and Warren of Newton, N.H.; a daughter, Ann
Lunny of Springvale; seven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Heald Funeral
Home, 61 Main St.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Riverside
Mark E. Theriault, 42
LEWISTON — Mark E. Theriault, 42, of Rita Avenue died May 5, 2000,
at his home as a result of injuries received from an accident in an automobile
He was born in Lewiston, a son of Joseph Harvey and Margaret Grover
Theriault, attended Auburn schools and was a 1976 graduate of Edward Little
High School. He attended Central Maine Technical College from 1976 to 1978.
While in high school, he was a member of the band and swim team.
Following college, he worked for Rockingham Electric in Portland. He
also worked for Westinghouse Electric in Portland and Standard Electric
of Lewiston and Portland. He began working for Gilman Electric in Auburn
five years ago as an inside industrial electrical salesman.
Mr. Theriault was a member of the Blue Lodge, 32nd degree Mason, Scottish
Rite and Kora Temple Shrine.
He enjoyed fishing and all sports. He was an announcer at the Central
Maine Civic Center during the hockey season. He played tuba in the Lisbon
Community Band for a number of years and he drove a red Corvette during
Surviving are his parents of Auburn; a brother, Bruce of Lisbon; two
sisters, Linda Morton of Lewiston and Kathy Talpey of Auburn; a niece,
Erin Talpey, and two nephews, Adam Talpey and Seth Morton.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
Dillingham and Son Memorial Chapel, 62 Spring St., Auburn. A funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ray
Richard officiating. Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery, Auburn.
Carol Ann Fisher, 58
SOUTH PORTLAND — Carol Ann Fisher, 58, of Coach Road died May 3, 2000,
at a Portland hospital.
She was born in New York City, a daughter of James and Margaret Reid
McKernan, attended parochial schools in New York and was a 1960 graduate
of St. Pius Commercial High School.
During the 1960s Ms. Fisher worked as an executive secretary for CBS
Broadcasting in New York. She left that position to raise her family and
moved to Maine in 1978. She was currently working for Skillin Elementary
School in South Portland as a secretary.
Surviving are her father of South Portland; two daughters, Mrs. Timothy
(Jill S.) Hoelzer and Jenny R. Fisher, both of Bangor; three sisters, Mrs.
Aubrey (Sheila) Baker of Virginia, Mrs. Joseph (Gail) Buss of Maryland
and Wendy McKernan of Colorado; and a grandson, William F. Hoelzer III
There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be private and
at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Funeral
Home, 172 State St., Portland.
Robert B. Yeaney Sr., 63
CUMBERLAND — Robert B. Yeaney Sr., 63, died May 4, 2000, in Standish.
He was born in Springfield, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Yeaney of Cumberland; a son, Robert
B. Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Robbyn Stokes of Huber Heights, Ohio;
three stepsons, Alan Burrows of Buxton, Rodney Burrows of Auburn and Robert
Burrows of Springfield, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lindquist Funeral
Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth with Chester Blanchard officiating. Burial
will follow in Mosside Cemetery.
Patricia S. Hughes, 51
SCARBOROUGH — Patricia S. Hughes, 51, of Whistler's Landing died May
6, 2000, at her home following a long illness.
She was born in Waterville, a daughter of Daniel and Barbara Harmon
Snow, attended Belgrade and Scarborough schools and graduated from Westbrook
She and her first husband, Harry R. Knight, operated Atlantic House
in Scarborough prior to his death in 1970. Later she represented Scarborough
in the Maine State House of Representatives.
In 1974 she married Harry M. Hughes.
She and her husband owned and managed two Ace Hardware stores in Scarborough
for many years.
Mrs. Hughes was a member of Black Point Congregational Church, where
she served as a deacon and chairperson of the Board of Diaconate, and led
various fund-raising events.
Her interests included tennis, walking on the beach and reading. She
and her husband took many trips to places around the world and also sailed
on their boat, Calliope, while living in Florida.
Surviving are her mother, Barbara Collins of Scarborough; her husband
of Scarborough; a daughter, Stephanie Hughes of Scarborough; a son, Lincoln
Hughes of Scarborough; two sisters, Sandra Chase of Saco and Linda McLoon
of Gorham; and a brother, Jeffrey Snow of Livingston, Tenn.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hobbs
Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Black Point Congregational Church, 167
Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will be in Dunstan Cemetery.
Mary Caroline Littlefield, 90
SACO — Mary Caroline Littlefield, 90, of Bay View Road died May 6,
2000, at Bridgton Health Care Center.
She was born in Hingham, Mass., a daughter of Christian and Mary Gallagher
Wilson, and at the age of 16 she graduated from Revere High School in Revere,
Mass. She then graduated from Boston University.
She was a bookkeeper for many area businesses.
In 1931 she married Ardelle L. Littlefield.
She and her husband owned and operated a Jenny service station in Auburn
during the 1940s and 50s.
In 1953 she moved here and purchased Arrowhead Park Cottages in Bay
View, which she managed with her husband until 1986.
Her husband died previously. A son, Melvin John Littlefield, also died
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Lou Rumery of Dexter and Linda C.
Poisson of Casco; two sons, Vincent A. Littlefield of Vorhees, N.J., and
Laurence D. Littlefield of Simi Valley, Calif.; and several grandchildren
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral
Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A funeral service will be held at 10
a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery,
Clarence A. Churchill, 91
LIMINGTON — Clarence A. Churchill, 91, of Sokokis Road died May 4,
2000, at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Mechanic Falls, a son of George L. and Margaret Qualey
Churchill, and attended schools in Mechanic Falls.
After his education, he moved to New Jersey and worked in construction
and as a bell boy.
He then served in the Army and Army National Guard.
On Feb. 6, 1932, he married the former Mary N. Pratt.
He worked in farming and then worked for the former Sargent Snow Plow
Co. of South Portland, Saco Lowell Manufacturing Shop in Biddeford and
then at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a sheet metal fabricator and welder.
He moved to Pittsfield, where he was the manager for Townsend Poultry
Farms. He then worked for Baker Refrigeration in South Windham.
In 1954 he started the Watchic Construction Co., which he owned and
operated, retiring in 1977.
He was a member of the former Mt. Etna Grange in North Baldwin and
he attended East Baldwin Congregational Church.
He was a hunter, fisherman and gardener, and spent time at camps in
Mason and at Little Watchic Lake.
He moved here from Steep Falls in 1985. He and his wife spent winters
in Lakeland, Fla., from 1976 to 1994.
A grandson, Donald W. Churchill Jr., died in 1996.
Surviving are his wife of 68 years of Limington; three sons, James
A. of Muskegan, Mich., Ralph K. of Center Barnstead, N.H., and Donald W.
Sr. of Westbrook; three daughters, Margaret E. Worden of Limington, Hazel
D. Day of Cornish and Gladys Moulton of Wytopitlock; a sister, Leona Long
of Buxton; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grand-child-
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Baldwin Congregational
Church with the Rev. Greg Young officiating.
Private burial will be in Chase Cemetery, Windham.
Josie E. Wing, 76
AUBURN — Josie E. Wing, 76, of Hampshire Street died May 6, 2000, at
Maine Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Danville, a daughter of Guy F. and Evelyn Pike Edwards,
and attended Danville and Auburn schools.
During World War II she worked for the Portland Shipyard, and after
the war she worked at SS Kresge Department Store for a short time. She
also helped her husband with their harness horses and racing stable. She
retired from Billen Shoe upon its closing, after 27 years of employment.
Mrs. Wing was a member of High Street Congregational Church.
Her husband, Russell A. Wing, Sr., died Sept. 27, 1973.
Surviving are two sons, Russell A. Wing Jr. of Bowdoin and Tim Wing
of Mechanic Falls; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Dillingham
and Son Memorial Chapel, 62 Spring St., where funeral services will be
held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paul Martz officiating. Burial will
be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Richard A. Drouin, service
A graveside service for Richard A. Drouin, who died Feb. 12, 2000,
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Hyacinth Cemetery in Westbrook
with the Rev. James Brewer officiating. Arrangements are by Chase Funeral
Manley T. Dow Sr., service
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A graveside service for Manley T. Dow Sr., 69, who
died Feb. 1, 2000, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Forest City Cemetery,
South Portland, Maine, with the Rev. George Tripp officiating.