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
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
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
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
He was a custodian in the Monmouth school system for many years until
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
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
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
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 AllState 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Arrangements are by Mayo & Daigle Funeral Home, 40 Federal St.