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
DAMARISCOTTA — George Batchelor Vaughan, 94, died Sunday.
He was born in Wellesley Hills, Mass., a son of John F. and Ellen Batchelor
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,
Arrangements are by Mayo, Curtis and Hill Funeral Home, Bath.
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
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
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
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
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
C. Gleason Billings
postal worker; avid sports fan
NORWAY — C. Gleason Billings, 87, died Friday at Stephens Memorial
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
She was born in Porter, a daughter of Zenia N. and Georgianna Hamilton
Pierce, attended Mt. Cutler School of Hiram and graduated from Fryeburg
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.
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
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
Arrangements are by Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, Gorham.
devoted mother, longtime Hallowell resident
AUGUSTA — Elizabeth Monson, 81, died Friday at Gray Birch Rehabilitation
She was born in Connecticut, a daughter of Chester and Helen Wooden
Bridge, and graduated from Enfield (Conn.) High School and a Connecticut
She was a teacher for 30 years, spending most of that time teaching
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
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
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
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.