Miscellaneous Cumberland County, Maine Obituaries


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Tuesday, May 4, 1999

Albert Greenleaf Sr. 
A memorial service for Albert Greenleaf Sr., 74, of Westport Island, who died April 22, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westport Baptist Church. Committal prayers will follow in the Greenleaf Family Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Mayo and Daigle Funeral Home, Wiscasset.

Geraldine M. Bennett 
A committal service for Geraldine M. Bennett of Wiscasset, who died Jan. 19, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Union Cemetery, Edgecomb.
Arrangements are by Mayo and Daigle Funeral Home, Wiscasset.

George Batchelor Vaughan 
landscape architect 
DAMARISCOTTA George Batchelor Vaughan, 94, died Sunday.
He was born in Wellesley Hills, Mass., a son of John F. and Ellen Batchelor Vaughan.
In 1930, he married Martha Cartwright Morris of New Haven, Conn.
Mr. Vaughan attended Antioch College and studied landscape architecture at Harvard School of Design. He worked for Olmstead Brothers in California's Point Lobos and Yosemite parks as well as serving as project architect for waterfront parks in Camden and Rockport, Maine. 
During World War II he worked for Sikorsky Helicopter in Connecticut. In 1947, because of his love for the Maine coast, he moved back to Maine, working at Goudy & Stevens Shipyard and Samples Shipyard. His last occupation was as a fisheries technician for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, where he developed a marine sampling device that was patented by Fish & Wildlife in Washington as the Boothbay Trawl.
Mr. Vaughan lived in the Boothbay Region from 1947 to 1988, when he moved to Schooner Cove in Damariscotta. He was active in the Congregational Church, played in the Lincoln County Orchestra, was an officer and instuctor in the U.S. Power Squadron, and had a lifelong interest in sailboats.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years; two daughters, Zibette Dean of Edgecomb and Nancy Holmes of Newcastle; a son, Charles Vaughan of Dresden, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay.

Otis 'Ira' William Sprague III 
A committal service for Otis "Ira" William Sprague III, 50, of Phippsburg, who died Feb. 12, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Morningside Cemetery, Phippsburg.
Arrangements are by Mayo, Curtis and Hill Funeral Home, Bath.

Leon Beattie 
operated monument company 
THOMASTON Leon Beattie, 77, died Monday at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport, after an extended illness. 
Born at Crystal, a son of Lester Bradbury and Lena Grant Beattie, he was brought up by his aunt, Ella Andrews, after the death of his parents. Mr. Beattie attended local schools. 
During his teens he worked with his aunt as a projectionist in Mid-Coast community centers, prior to the advent of local theaters.
In 1940 he entered the Army and served until 1945. 
Returning to this area, Mr. Beattie with his aunt operated Aunt Ella's Lunch and Theater at North Haven. 
On Oct. 15, 1945, he married Ellen Mae Wooster in Thomaston. Together they lived in Rockland for a brief time before moving to Thomaston.
In 1947 he began apprenticeship with W. E. Dornan Monuments, where he worked until purchasing that business in 1972. 
Mr. Beattie wintered in Dunnellon, Fla., for several years. He enjoyed puttering, helping his neighbors and was very close to his nieces and nephews. He was a member of the American Legion William-Brazier Post in Thomaston.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert of Rockland; a brother, C. Robert of Patten; three sisters, Madeline Grant of Eliott, Louella Wilcox of Winter Garden, Fla., and Clara Mayo of Silver Ridge.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. May 12 at the Village Cemetery in Thomaston. Arrangements are by Burpee-Strong Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. 

Mary B. Black 
egg farmer; ran ice cream shop 
WESTBROOK Mary B. Black, 94, an egg farmer who also ran an ice cream shop on Route 302, died Monday at her home on East Bridge Street.
As a young woman, Mrs. Black worked 20 years in the paper sorting room at S.D. Warren Co.
Later she operated an ice cream stand in front of her home just beyond Pride's Corner. For about 10 years she and her husband Kenneth made ice cream they sold under the name Ken and Mary's Ice Cream. They also sold hamburgers, hot dogs, fried clams and french fries.
"I can remember when I was a little girl going out to Pine Point to buy the clams," said her daughter, Leanne Hayward.
Mrs. Black also had 5,000 laying hens at her home on Route 302, and she delivered eggs door to door around Westbrook and Portland. 
The Blacks later sold the farm and ice cream shop and moved to West Pleasant Street, where Mrs. Black lived for the past 30 years before moving to the Dolley Farm Home, a retirement facility on East Bridge Street.
Mrs. Black was a member of Westbrook United Methodist Church and its women's society. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed cooking and for 15 years prepared homemade meals for the Westbrook Rotary Club, which was restricted to men.
She also enjoyed gardening and flowers.
Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Steeves Barnes, she attended Amherst schools before moving to Westbrook at age 18.
Her husband, Kenneth T. Black, died in 1996.
Surviving are a daughter, Leanne Hayward of Westbrook; three granddaughters, Rebecca Hansen, Lisa Levier and Wendy Bovill, all of Westbrook, and six great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Blais Funeral Home, 35 Church St. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westbrook United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Willard Overlock Parlin 
carpenter; enjoyed gardening 
WALDOBORO Willard Overlock Parlin, 73, died unexpectedly Saturday at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport.
He was born in Jefferson, a son of John Henry and Laura Sprague Parlin Sr.
He was a past member of Lincoln County Fish and Game Association, and enjoyed hunting, gardening and his family. He was a longtime resident of Waldoboro.
Mr. Parlin was a carpenter for many years.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Hilda McLain Parlin; two sons, Herman W. of Scarborough and Ricky A. of Waldoboro; three daughters, Mrs. William (Patricia) Aboud of Richmond, Va., and Cushing, Mrs. Blake (Irma) Wotton of Friendship and Mrs. Steven (Sheila) Sawyer of Waldoboro; three brothers, Edward F. and Wendell, both of Jefferson, and John Henry III of Waldoboro; three sisters, Leola Wiley of Warren, Mildred Perry and Hester Merrifield, both of Jefferson; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall at 11 Mill St., with the Rev. Benjamin Ford officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, 22 Knox St., Thomaston. 

C. Gleason Billings 
postal worker; avid sports fan 
NORWAY C. Gleason Billings, 87, died Friday at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born here, a son of Charles H. and Ada Frost Billings, and was a 1929 graduate of the former Norway High School.
Mr. Billings served in the Navy during World War II.
He married Leah Henry on Nov. 27, 1935. They lived on Danforth Street here for more than 50 years.
Mr. Billings worked at the Norway Post Office for 40 years and retired in 1977. He was a member of the Stone-Smart American Legion Post in Norway and had just received 50-year recognition. He was a member of the Norway Weary Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, and was an avid sports fan.
Surviving are his wife of Norway; a daughter, Julie Hermans of Norway; a son, C. David of Brunswick; and five grandchildren.
A night of remembrance will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine of Sienna Church with the Revs. Lawrence Conley and Donald McAllister as co-celebrants. Burial will follow in Norway Pine Grove Cemetery.

Donald B. Cobb 
mason's tender, native of Topsham 
TOPSHAM Donald B. Cobb, 62, of Main Street died April 10 at Amenity Manor, Topsham.
He was born in Topsham, a son of William A. and Katherine Sweeney Cobb, and attended Brunswick schools. 
Mr. Cobb was employed in the Brunswick area as a mason's tender for many years. 
He was a member of the American Legion Post of Topsham.
His wife, Syretha Mae Williams Cobb, died previously. 
Surviving are a sister, Betty Cobb of Topsham and Florida.
At his request there will be no funeral service. Arrangements by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Marjorie Smith Storer 
A memorial service for Marjorie Smith Storer, who died April 29, will be held at 2 p.m. May 12 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, with the Revs. Daniel Warren and Dr. William C. Imes officiating. Burial will be in Bennington, Vt., at a later date. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.

Alexandra Conrad 
native of Newfoundland 
SANFORD Alexandra Conrad, 96, died Friday.
She was born in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Filetre Parsons.
At a young age she moved to Everett, Mass., and then to Saugus, Mass., for a brief period before settling in Sanford in 1997.
Her husband, Albert S. Conrad died in 1965.
Surviving are a son, Albert H. Conrad of Shapleigh; two daughters, Marjorie Dawson of Lyman and Helen Duncan of Saugus; seven grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Mass., at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Heald Funeral Home, Springvale.

George M. Cote 
Navy veteran; Boy Scout commissioner 
SANFORD George M. Cote, 66, of Andrew Avenue died Monday at his home of cancer.
He was born in Springvale, a son of Alphonse and Jeannette Prince Cole, and attended St. Ignatius School. He was also a graduate of the State of Maine Barber School.
He worked at American Cyanamid Co. (now CYRO) and later at Sprague Electric Co. He retired from Moore Business Forms, Manchester, N.H., in 1981.
He lived in Manchesterfor 11 years, as well as in San Antonio for two and a half years. While in New Hampshire he was a Boy Scout commissioner. He also enjoyed bowling.
Mr. Cote was a veteran of the Navy.
He was a communicant of St. Ignatius Church, and served as a church usher for many years.
Surviving are his mother of Sanford; four sisters, Pauline Shaw of Springvale, Rachelle Howard of Harbor City, Calif., Helena Ferland and Gloria Clayton, both of San Antonio; and nine brothers, Andre, Roland, Roger, Ernest and Maurice, all of Sanford, and Donald, Rene, Robert and Raymond, all of Springvale.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at LaFrance-Lambert Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Ignatius Church, followed by burial in St. Ignatius Cemetery.

Irene B. Smith 
A memorial Mass for Irene B. Smith of Biddeford, who died Feb. 22, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andre's Church, Biddeford, followed by a graveside service in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Biddeford. 
Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, Biddeford.y

R. 'Dallas' Willbanks 
builder, former shipyard foreman 
NORTH BERWICK R. "Dallas" Willbanks, 49, of Morrell's Mill Road died Sunday at Goodall Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born in Chelsea, Mass., a son of W. Rex and Gloria Fee Willbanks. He grew up on Cape Cod and graduated from Harwich (Mass.) High School. 
He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany and Colorado.
Later he was employed as a general foreman at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 15 years.
In recent years he was self-employed as a carpenter and builder.
He coached girls softball leagues in North Berwick and Somersworth, and helped with the Noble Junior High School girls softball team. He also enjoyed downhill skiing.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Stevenson Willbanks of North Berwick; two daughters, Allison and Amy Willbanks, both of North Berwick; one brother, Jeffrey of Quincy, Mass.; and one sister, Deborah Foss of Yarmouthport, Mass.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Christian Church with the Rev. Robert Cole officiating. Arrangements are by Heald Funeral Home, Springvale.

Evelyn Berry 
SACO A graveside service for Evelyn Berry, who died Dec. 24, 1998, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at South Buxton Cemetery, Buxton. Arrangements are by Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, Buxton.

Harry S. Stott 
advertising manager, real estate broker 
SPRINGVALE Harry Sutcliffe Stott, 83, of Ellsworth Street died Monday at the Newton Center in Sanford. 
He was born in Sanford a son of Harry and Louise Stott, graduated from Sanford High School and attended Bowdoin College.
He worked at Goodall Worsted Co. in the inspection department. In 1942, he went to work at the Point Pleasant, West Va., plant of General Chemical Defense Corp. engaged in the wartime manufacturing of trinitrotoluene (TNT). Throughout the next several years, he held various positions across the country.
Mr. Stott returned to Sanford in 1968 and worked as the advertising manager for a Somersworth, N.H., newspaper, as well as selling real estate, retiring in 1974 to enjoy his hobbie of bridge and fishing.
He was a past member of the Dover, N.H. Rotary Club, the Mechanical Packing Association, the Society of the Plastics Industry, the York County Board of Realtors and was a past president of the Sanford Town Club and was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity.
He was a member of the North Parish Congregational Church.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Paula M. Vallely Stott; a son, John P. of Pocono Pines, Pa.; a daughter, Pamela J. Hayward of Falmouth, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been made through Heald Funeral Home.

Hazel Addie Rounds Tripp 
SACO A graveside service for Hazel Addie Rounds Tripp, who died March 20, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at South Buxton Cemetery, Buxton. Arrangements are by Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home. 

Lionel P. Bertrand 
A graveside committal service for Lionel P. Bertrand of Saco, who died Jan. 14, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Biddeford.
Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, Bidde- ford.

Madeline O. Berry 
taught Sunday school at Kezar Falls 
HIRAM Madeline O. Berry, 75, of Richardson Road died Monday at her home.
She was born in Porter, a daughter of Zenia N. and Georgianna Hamilton Pierce, attended Mt. Cutler School of Hiram and graduated from Fryeburg Academy.
She worked for 10 years at Alfred Footwear as a floor girl, four years at Big Bunch Restaurant of Fryeburg and three and a half years as a health-care provider in private homes.
Mrs. Berry was a former Sunday school teacher at Kezar Falls Assembly of God Church.
She enjoyed sewing, house designing, gardening, fishing, hunting, attending school sporting events and bowling.
Her husband of 22 years, Alton E. Berry, died June 17, 1994.
Surviving are four sons, Harold E. Ward of Portsmouth, N.H., Willis E. Ward of Ossipee, N.H., Irvin S. Ward of South Waterford and Bruce O. Ward of Hiram; a brother, Chester N. Pierce of Hiram; two sisters, Beverly Garland and Joyce Ridlon, both of Hiram; 33 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren 
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Irish will officiate. Arrangements are by the Neal and York Funeral Home, Kezar Falls.

Theresa Palmer 
BUXTON A graveside service for Theresa Palmer, who died Jan. 12, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at South Buxton Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home.

Brenda Lee Bolster Greenleaf 
teacher, banking executive 
IRVING, Texas Brenda Lee Bolster Greenleaf, 61, died April 25 of automobile-accident injuries.
She was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, and grew up on a potato farm in nearby Easton. She was salutatorian of her class at Easton High School and attended the University of Maine, where she majored in English.
After receiving her bachelor's degree with honors, she taught honors English at Hampden Academy and at Bangor and Vanceboro high schools.
After living in Miami, Fla., Wheaton, Md. and Tampa, Fla., she moved with her family to Irving in 1977.
From 1979 to 1990 she worked at what became First Interstate Bank, where she was promoted to vice president of personal banking.
From 1991 to the time of her death she was employed by Aetna US Healthcare, serving for the last four years as Medicare coordinator.
Known as "Mimi" by her grandchildren, she was very involved with her family and once drove three hours to attend her grandson's kindergarten play, her family said.
Surviving are her husband of almost 40 years, David Greenleaf; two sons, Jay of Shreveport, La., and John Greenleaf of Fort Worth, Texas, and a daughter, Lori Greenleaf of Arlington, Texas; her mother, Olive Webber Bolster of Easton; two brothers, Keith Bolster of Tampa, Fla., and Tim Bolster of Centerville, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Michael (Beth) O'Connell of Portland, Maine; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held April 28 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral, Dallas. Arrangements are by Donnally/Colonial Funeral Home, Irving.

Dale E. Kirkpatrick 
A committal service for Dale E. Kirkpatrick of Gorham, who died Jan.18, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Hillside Cemetery with the Rev. David Butler officiating. 
Arrangements are by Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.

Elizabeth Monson 
devoted mother, longtime Hallowell resident 
AUGUSTA Elizabeth Monson, 81, died Friday at Gray Birch Rehabilitation Center, Augusta.
She was born in Connecticut, a daughter of Chester and Helen Wooden Bridge, and graduated from Enfield (Conn.) High School and a Connecticut teachers college.
She was a teacher for 30 years, spending most of that time teaching in Augusta.
She was a longtime resident of Hallowell and spent winters in Pineallas Park, Fla., where she had many friends, for nearly 20 years.
Mrs. Monson was a devoted mother and grandmother with a great sense of humor, according to her family.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Wendy) Alley of Cumberland Center; a son, Jeffrey Monson of Bend, Ore.; four brothers, Wallace of Kissimmee, Fla., David of Manchester, Peter of Burlington, Vt., and John Bridge of Augusta; and three grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held Sunday at Green Street United Methodist Church. A memorial service was held Monday at the church. Arrangements are by Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St

Margo B. McClaskey 
earned degree at USM 
SEBRING, Fla. Margo B. McClaskey, 68, died Saturday at her home.
Born in Springfield, Mass., Mrs. McClaskey had been a public school teacher. She earned her undergraduate degree in education from the University of Southern Maine at Gorham.
She was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Lori Green of North Woodstock, N.H., and one grandchild.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stephenson-Nelson Chapel with the Rev. Philip A. Kochenburger officiating. A service will be held in Maine at a later date for the family. Arrangements are by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home.

Virginia M. Kelley Fifield 
pianist and singer in Portland area 
HUDSON, N.H. Virginia M. Kelley Fifield, 89, of Plaza Avenue and formerly of Nashua, N.H., died Monday at her the home of her daughter and son-in-law, with whom she lived.
She was born in Portland, Maine, a daughter of Edward J. and Irene B. Moffitt Kelley, attended Portland schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1928. She received her elementary education degree from Gorham (Maine) Normal School in 1930 and her music degree from LaSalle Seminary in Massachusetts.
Mrs. Fifield came to Nashua in 1958, where she lived on East Dunstable Road. She was a founding teacher at Mt. Hope School in Nashua. She was also employed as an elementary and special education teacher at Ledge Street School and eventually retired from the Crowley School.
Well-known for her musical ability, she was an accomplished pianist and played with the Portland Symphony in the early 1930s. She performed at several variety and musical shows in Portland and Nashua. She sang with the Portland Opera Company and in many St. Patrick's Day shows at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland. She also sang with St. Patrick's Choir of Nashua and at many Nashua and Portland weddings and funerals.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Nashua, and a member of the Ladies Guild, Nashua Hibernians, Golden Age Club, Nashua Senior Citizens Club, Nashua Retired Teachers Association, Nashua Teachers Association, New Hampshire Teachers Association, Mount Hope School Parent Teachers Association and the National Association for the Mentally Retarded.
Mrs. Fifield also held memberships in and was past president of Cathedral Mother's Club of Portland and the Women's Guild at the Cathedral of Portland. She was also a member of the Bishop Cheverus Mother's Club of Portland and the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Portland.
Her husband, Charles H. Fifield, died in March of 1982. A son, John A. Fifield, died in 1981, and a daughter, Irene Grass, died in 1997.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Patricia) Grenier of Hudson; two sons, Charles of Chesapeake, Va., and Eugene Fifield of Manchester, N.H.; a brother, John Kelley of Marblehead, Mass.; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. A funeral service will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

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