Miscellaneous Cumberland County, Maine Obituaries


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Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Priscilla Eaton, remembered for a sociable nature 
SCARBOROUGH — Priscilla J. Eaton, 68, a sociable woman who worked hard to bring up her five children and two nieces, died June 11, 2000, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. 
She was born a daughter of Lawrence and Eva Steeves Storey and graduated from Scarborough High School in 1949 as valedictorian. She played in the high school band, and also received the DAR Good Citizenship Award. She remained a lifelong resident of Scarborough.
She worked for several years at Union Mutual Life Insurance Co. before her marriage to Clifford L. Eaton in 1954.
Mrs. Eaton was a hard worker who sacrificed much to raise own her five children and the two young nieces she brought home after their mother died, her family said. To help provide for her children, Mrs. Eaton worked on the family farm and grew vegetables and gladiolas to sell at a roadside stand and the Portland Farmers Market.
She later worked at New England Telephone Co. for 15 years, retiring in 1991.
Mrs. Eaton was a friendly, gregarious person. "She would talk to anybody, whether she knew them or not," remembered her daughter, Cynthia Eaton. Her sociable nature led her to become a lifelong member and a past Most Excellent Chief of the Nonesuch Temple of the Pythian Sisters in Scar- borough, and the state Pythian Sisters. She also was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, the Good Sam Club and the Westbrook Memorial Legion Post Auxiliary, and a former member of the Jaycee Wives. 
Mrs. Eaton was an avid sportswoman. A bowler, she won the state candlepin championship in 1976 and 1979. She took up golf in retirement and enjoyed following baseball, using it as a way to connect with her two grandsons.
She also loved gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling throughout the country with her husband to see their children.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Warren (Barbara) Wallace of Viera, Fla., Cynthia Eaton of Lakewood, Colo., Mrs. Clint (Janice) Johnson of San Ramon, Calif.; two sons, Lawrence C. of Bowie, Md., and James F. Eaton of Scarborough; two nieces whom she raised, Mrs. Philip (Tammy) Walter of Cape Elizabeth and Mrs. Keith (Maureen) Bradford of Brewer; two sisters, Nancy M. Dacar of Westbrook and Sally L. Hartman of Hampden; a brother, Calvin L. Storey of Scarborough, and nine grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. A memorial service by the Pythian Sisters will be held at 7:30 today. Burial will be in Black Point Cemetery Scarborough. 

Theresa Irene Rollins, 81 
WYTOPITLOCK — Theresa Irene Rollins, 81, a native of Palermo, and resident of Route 2A here since 1945, died January 15, 2000, at Madigan Estates in Houlton after a period of declining health. Born in Palermo on June 22, 1918, she was the daughter of Fred Hamilton and Carrie Gertrude (Wentworth) Morang. She was raised in Palermo as a child, attending local schools, and was a 1937 graduate of Walker High School in Liberty. Mrs. Rollins was married to Everett Rollins who died in 1985. She had lived in Portland at one time, and was a psychiatric aid briefly at the former Augusta State Hospital. Two of her nephews, Bernard Saban of Palermo and Carl Rollins of Wytopitlock, both died previously. Surviving are her nephews Frederick Saban of Weeks Mills and Clive Rollins of Wytopitlock; two brothers-in-law, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and all of their family members. A graveside committal service will be held at noon on Thursday, June 15, 2000, followed by burial at Sand Hill Cemetery, Palermo, with Rev. Edward Hatch officiating. Gray & Pratt Funeral Directors of Windsor in charge of service plans. 

Raymond F. Kierstead, 86 
SOUTH PORTLAND — Raymond F. Kierstead, 86, died June 11, 2000, at a South Portland nursing home.
He was born in Eastport, a son of Arthur Wellington and Georgia Maria Preston Kierstead, and attended South Portland schools. He graduated from South Portland High School in 1933.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church in South Portland and the Hiram Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Kierstead started working for the Cumberland County Power and Light Co. in the 1930s and retired from Central Maine Power Co. in the 1970s as foreman of the meter division.
His hobby was collecting political memorabilia.
His first wife, Clara Stevens Kierstead, died in 1958, and his second wife, Christabel Cordell Kierstead, died in 1992.
Surviving are a son, Robert F. Kierstead Jr. of Portland, Ore., three sisters, Mary Small of York, Virginia Haskell and Nancy Syska, both of Cape Elizabeth, and two grandsons.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at noon Friday at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland. The Rev. John B. McCall will officiate. Arrangements are by the Hobbs Funeral Home. 

Philip A. Bean, service 
GORHAM — A graveside service for Philip A. Bean, who died May 15, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Eastern Cemetery in Gorham. The Rev. Philip Shearman will officiate. Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. 

Martha R. Hitchcock, 98 
BRIDGTON — Martha R. Hitchcock, 98, died June 13, 2000, at Bridgton Hospital. 
Born in Medford, Mass., a daughter of Charles and Kathleen Hayes Ludden, she graduated from Medford High School and Boston School of Physical Education.
Mrs. Hitchcock taught at Concord Academy from 1922 to 1930.
She married Henry K. Hitchcock on July 27, 1930. 
She was a member of the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital Guild and headed the hospital volunteers for 15 years.
Her husband, Henry K. Hitchcock, died in 1979.
Surviving are a daughter, Martha "Kappy" Springer of Los Gatos, Calif.; three grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Private services will be held later. Arrangements by the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm St. 

Mary B. Gallant, 94 
WESTBROOK — Mary B. Gallant, 94, of 311 Main St. died June 13, 2000, in a Portland health care facility.
She was born in Westbrook, a daughter of Peter and Nellie Gladu Casey, attended local schools and lived all of her life in Westbrook. 
Mrs. Gallant was a communicant of St. Hyacinth's Church, a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Westbrook Firefighters Auxiliary.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Fernandez of Westbrook, with whom she made her home; a sister, Pauline Perry of Portland; a granddaughter, Mary Jo Taylor, and a great-granddaughter, Bethany Taylor. 
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Blais Funeral Home, 35 Church St.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Hyacinth's Church.
Burial will be in St. Hyacinth Cemetery. 

John F. Foley, 83 
WESTBROOK — John F. Foley, 83, of Thomas Smith House, Main Street, died June 9, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
Born in Boston, a son of the late Daniel and Helen Mahoney Foley, he attended schools in Westbrook, where he lived most of his life.
Mr. Foley was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the American Legion.
He was a custodian in the Monmouth school system for many years until he retired.
Surviving are two sons, Patrick of Anchor Point, Alaska, and Philip of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Daniel of Somerville, Mass., and several grandchildren and great- grandhildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Church, Augusta. Burial will follow in the Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by John Hay Funeral Home. 

George Augustus Furlong, 72 
WINDHAM — George Augustus Furlong, 72, of Route 115 died June 12, 2000, at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Boston, moved to Portland at an early age and attended local schools.
He was proud to serve in the National Guard, his family said.
Mr. Furlong worked at the S.D. Warren Co. for 44 years between 1942 and 1986. He also served as a Westbrook firefighter for many years, and fought several major fires, including the Brownfield fire of 1947 and the Prides Corner fire in the mid 1950s. 
He and his wife moved to Windham in 1970.
His interests included camping, hunting, and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Beatrice Bailey Furlong of North Windham; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Carol Ann) Provost of Naples; two brothers, James Furlong and Ernest Gray, and a sister Mary Twomey. 
Visiting hours will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Hay Funeral Home, Westbrook. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook. 

Fred Stanley Foss Sr., 85 
SCARBOROUGH — Fred Stanley Foss Sr., 85, formerly a resident of Fairview Street, South Portland, died June 6, 2000, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough.
He was born in Limington and lived in Raymond with his family.
Mr. Foss was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army.
After the war, he worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard until he retired.
He was a member of the Peoples Methodist Church in South Portland and the Hiram Masonic Lodge.
He enjoyed singing gospel songs.
Surviving are three sons, Fred Jr. of Hooksett, N.H., Henry of Naples and David of Portland; two daughters, Maria Gabriel Drake of Cape Elizabeth and Debra Messinger of Eugene, Ore. 
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hay & Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress St., Portland. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. 

James J. Kissell, 84 
KENNEBUNK — James J. Kissell, 84, of Alewive Road, died June 13, 2000, at his home after a long illness.
He was a former resident of Nashua, N.H., and Newtonville, Mass.
A son of Adolphe and Tekla Lidzwiskuika Kissell, he graduated from Nashua High School where he was All–State in football. He played basketball and track, and organized a strike of football players to obtain injury insurance for the first time in the nation, his family said.
Mr. Kissell also attended Boston College and earned a master's degree from Boston University.
He received fellowships at Syracuse, Fordham, Boston State College, Harvard and the University of Buffalo.
At Boston College, he played football and later played in the American Professional Football League with the Providence (R.I.) Steam Rollers, and formed an independent basketball team that toured New England.
He initiated student teaching at high school for college students and was a pioneer in establishing a regional program for students with special needs.
Mr. Kissell organized a comprehensive National Directory of Financial Aid and Scholarships for college-bound students.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Kissell served as a personnel technician at Camp Kilmer, N.J., organizing task forces for overseas duty.
He was transferred to Europe to work with counterintelligence and the French Sûreté Nationale.
Mr. Kissell spoke French, German, Polish and Lithuanian.
His spare time was devoted to coach the Normandy Lions Football Team.
After World War II, he worked for the government as a training officer, psychometrist for the VA hospital, an evaluator of clients referred by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and guidance director for various public schools. 
On retiring, he enjoyed working with his wife Mary Dorothea making grapevine, woodbine and weeping willow wreaths decorated according to the season of the year.
Summers were devoted to flea markets.
The Kissells were volunteer workers for the Kennebunk food pantry.
He was an avid gardener, and enjoyed fishing, contract bridge and choral singing.
Mrs. Kissell died previously. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William R. (Suzanne) Neal of Bedford, Mass.; a brother, Edward of Bedford, N.H., and three sisters, Ann Wilson of Buzzards Bay, Mass., Mary Kissell of Nashua and Bertha Blake of Avon, Mass.; and a granddaughter, Emily Neal of Bedford, Mass. 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Martha's Church, Portland Road, with the Rev. Laurent Laplante officiating.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Waltham, Mass.
Arrangements by the Bibber Memorial Chapel. 

Everett F. Huston, 74 
SACO — Everett F. Huston, 74, of Simpson Road died June 12, 2000, at Southridge Living Center in Biddeford. 
A son of Chester and Katherine Harvey Huston, he served in the Army Air Corps after graduating from Thornton Academy in 1944. He retired from New England Telephone Co. in 1984 after 30 years of service.
He was apast master of Saco Masonic Lodge, where he was the treasurer for more than 23 years. He was also affiliated with Kora Temple Shrine, where he held several offices, including circus chairman. For 20 years he was with the Kora Renegade parade unit with five years as director. He was a member of the Valley of Portland, Royal Order of Jesters, the Pioneer Club and past president of the York County Shrine Club.
Surviving are his wife, Maysel Morris Huston of Saco; three daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Susan) Littlefield of Saco, Mrs. Harry (Janice) Heacock of Wilmington, Del., and Mrs. Paul (Barbara) Leoscher of Clinton, Conn.; a sister, Madeline Plummer of Hollis, and six grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton. A 7:30 p.m. Masonic service will be held Thursday at the Dennett, Craig & Pate, Buxton. Private family services will be held Friday. 

Donald S. Langley, 48 
BIDDEFORD — Donald S. Langley, 48, of Mt. Vernon St., died June 9, 2000 at Southern Maine Medical Center.
He was born in Caribou, a son of Charles W. and Hazel Farley Langley and attended New Britain, Conn., schools.
Mr. Langley worked for several years for the John Blunt Construction Co., Saco, four years with Wood Structures in Biddeford and eight years for the George Neuman Co. in Biddeford, retiring in 1997 because of ill health.
His hobbies were fishing and working on cars.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa Bolduc Major of Biddeford.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Hope Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Shirley G. Webster, 83 
LEWISTON — Mr. Shirley G. Webster, 83, of 44 Dimsdale Ave. died June 10, 2000, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Born in Lincoln, a son of George and Olive Ogden Webster, he attended local schools and graduated from the University of Maine in 1941 with a degree in mechanical engineer- ing.
He married the former Irene Trott on Christmas Day in 1939.
In 1964, with his son, Duncan, he founded Webster Engineering Corp. of Lewiston. 
After retiring in 1979 he spent many winters in Florida. 
He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lewiston.
Mr. Webster was a 50-year-plus member of Ashlar Masonic Lodge, Bradford Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons and Lewiston Commandery of the Knights Templar. He was a member of Kora Temple Shrine of Lewiston.
His interests included reading and traveling.
His wife died in 1998.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Marla) Duarte of Merrimack, N.H.; two sons , Duncan E. of Auburn and Craig of Augusta; a sister, Mazie Helsor of Hemet, Calif., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary United Methodist Church. Burial willl be in Gracelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are by The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Homes. 

Joseph D. Pono Sr., 83 
BATH — Joseph D. Pono Sr., 83, of Goddard St. died June 13, 2000, after a short illness.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., a son of Dominic J. and Katherine Mahoney Pono, attended Hartford schools and graduated from high school.
Mr. Pono served in the Army during World War II.
On Feb. 28,1949, he married Florence M. Desjardins. They came to Maine in 1954 and moved to Bath a year later.
Mr. Pono worked for H. P. Small Co. in Bath as an auto-body mechanic until it closed. He then worked for the Bath Iron Works in the paint department until retiring in 1981.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and was a life member of the American Legion Post in Bath.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years; three sons, Joseph D. Jr., Phillip J. and Dominick A., all of Bath; a daughter, Deborah M. Hubbard of South Portland; six grandsons and two granddaughters.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by David E. Desmond Funeral Service, 638 High St. 

Arlene M. Colello, 72 
Arlene M. Colello, 72, of Sylvan Avenue died June 12, 2000, at her home after a long illness.
She was born in Rumford, a daughter of Evelyn Crosby and Martin Banner Sr., and attended local schools.
Her hobbies included playing bingo and trips to the Special Olympics. She liked to visit her twin sister in Dixfield.
Her husband, Frank J. Colello, died previously.
Surviving are four sons, Mauro L. of Limington, Frank H. of Buxton, Martinof Westbrook and Donato Colello of Warren; three daughters, Michelina Taylor and Concetta Ann Colello, both of Windham, and Evelyn Norris of Tennessee; a twin sister, Marilyn Perry of Dixfield; 11 grandchildren and four great-grand-child- ren.
Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery. 

Theresa Irene Rollins, 81 
WYTOPITLOCK — A graveside service for Theresa Irene Rollins, who died Jan. 15, 2000, will be held at noon Thursday.
Burial will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery, Palermo.
The Rev. Edward Hatch will officiate.
Arrangements are by Gray & Pratt Funeral Directors of Windsor. 

Jeannette F. Maguire, service 
BRUNSWICK — A graveside service for Jeannette F. Maguire, who died Feb. 9, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Cemetery in Brunswick. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St. 

Georgia McMackin Crawford, 81 
WISCASSET — Georgia McMackin Crawford, 81, of the Foye Road died June 12, 2000, at the Viking Crescent House in Cape Elizabeth.
She was born in New York City, a daughter of Francis and Elizabeth MacDonald McMackin, attended local schools and graduated from Bushwick High School.
On Nov. 7, 1938, she married James H. Crawford and they lived in the New York City area while raising their two sons.
She was employed as the office manager at Sayville (N.Y.) Public Library on Long Island for many years.
In October 1998 she moved here, and in November of 1999 she moved to the Viking.
Mrs. Craawford was a member of the West Bath Grange.
Her interests included reading and traveling.
Her husband, James H. Crawford, died in 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Robert J. of Westport and Richard Crawford of Sayville, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held later in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.
Arrangements are by Mayo & Daigle Funeral Home, 40 Federal St.

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