Thursday, November 25, 1999
Kenneth A. Brown
lobsterman, boat and home builder
EDGECOMB — Kenneth A. Brown, 40, died of cancer Wednesday at Mid Coast
Hospital in Brunswick.
He was born in Bath, a son of Robert and Cynthia MacDonald Brown, and
attended schools in Edgecomb and Wiscasset.
After his schooling, Mr. Brown lobstered from the Medomak and Damariscotta
rivers. In the 1980s, he obtained his Class A driver's license and became
his father's partner in a tractor-trailer trucking business. He drove up
and down the East Coast until 1990, when he returned to lobstering.
Mr. Brown built his own lobster traps at age 16, his family said, and
sold the lobsters to his father's business, Lusty Lobster, in Bremen. In
1992, he rebuilt his 40-foot lobster boat from the ribs outward. He used
lumber he harvested and milled from his own property in East Edgecomb.
In 1996, he designed and began building on his home on the River Road,
using trees he harvested and milled in Edgecomb. Working mostly alone but
with some help from his stepson, Mike, he continued construction of his
house until one week before his death, when he was unable to continue.
Surviving are his parents of Edgecomb; his wife, Evelin Brown of Edgecomb;
a daughter, Karen Brown and a son, James, both of Edgecomb; a stepson,
Michael Orff of Edgecomb; a sister, Dianne Gustafson of Woolwich; and his
grandparents, V. Allen and Dorothy Brown, both of Edgecomb, and Kenneth
and Marjorie MacDonald, both of Woolwich.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Simmons, Harrington and Hall
Funeral Home, Route 27, Boothbay. Burial will follow in the Brown Family
Cemetery located on Mr. Brown's property in East Edgecomb.
Mary E. Lape
nurse practitioner, committed environmentalist
CAPE ELIZABETH — Mary E. Lape, 78, formerly of Great Island, died Wednesday
of Lou Gehrig's disease at Chancellor Gardens.
She was born in Bath, a daughter of Archibald and Mary Eliza MacAleese
Leomine, graduated in 1939 from Coburn Classical Institute in Waterville
and went to Colby College there for one year before entering the Peter
Bent Brigham School of Nursing in Boston in 1941. She received her nursing
degree in 1944.
On Oct. 4, 1944, she married Dr. Charles P. Lape in Massachusetts.
From 1944 until 1945, she served as supervisor of the operating room
at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
After bringing up six children, Mrs. Lape was a part-time charge nurse
at the Brunswick Convalescent Center in 1975. In 1986, she graduated from
the two-year Family Nurse Association Course conducted by the University
of Maine and the Maine Medical Center. She began to work as a nurse practitioner
with her husband, and was appointed to the Allied Health Staff at Regional
Memorial Hospital, Brunswick. She also was appointed as a gynecological
nurse-consultant on the staff of the Bowdoin College infirmary, continuing
both of these jobs until she and her husband retired from practice.
In the years following her retirement, she became a certified emergency
medical technician, taking call with the Orr's and Bailey islands ambulance
team for four years.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and the outdoors, reading, music and
quilting, and was a committed environmentalist. She also participated in
the Bowdoin College Jung Seminar and the Brunswick Jung Center.
Beside her husband of Cape Elizabeth, she is survived by five daughters,
Holly Lord and Martha MacDougal, both of Portland, Gretchen Lape of Hood
River, Ore., Kristen Lape of Wayne and the Rev. Amanda Lape-Freeberg of
St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Charles P. Lape II of Kennebunk; a brother,
George Lemoine; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at First Parish Church,
Maine Street, Brunswick, with the Revs. Jill Small and Sarah Foulger officiating.
Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Edward John LeDuc
Navy veteran; enjoyed hunting, sports
NEW GLOUCESTER — Edward John LeDuc, 45, of Intervale Road died Wednesday
at Maine Medical Center in Portland after an automobile accident on the
He was born in Key West, Fla., a son of Norman and Mary Manning LeDuc,
attended New Hampshire schools and was a 1973 graduate of Bishop Brady
During the Vietnam War, he served in the Navy.
On Dec. 31, 1980, he married the former Florence Lane.
Mr. LeDuc worked for several years for the Poland Spring Bottling Co.
and was currently employed as a service technician for Hill-Rom Industries.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racquetball, baseball and skiing.
Surviving are his wife, Florence, of New Gloucester; his father of
Colebrook, N.H.; two sons, Benjamin and Jason, both of New Gloucester;
two brothers, Gerald and Gerard, both of Pittsfield, N.H.; two sisters
Mrs. Larry (Norma) Konopka of Loudon, N.H., and Mrs. Paul (Doreen) Hewitt
of Manchester, N.H.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dillingham
and Son Memorial Chapel, 62 Spring St., Auburn, where a funeral will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Annie C. Cousens
teacher in Buxton, Hollis schools
WESTBROOK — Annie C. Cousens, 88, died Tuesday at her home after a
Born in Buxton, a daughter of Charles and Gladys Libby Parker, she
attended Buxton schools and was a 1929 graduate of Samuel D. Hanson High
School. In 1931, she graduated from Gorham Normal School.
Mrs. Cousens was a teacher in Buxton and Hollis schools for six years.
After her daughters became teen-agers, she was a paper sorter at the S.D.
Warren Co. from 1952 to 1973.
She was a member of Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church and a past
member of the Woodlawn Cemetery Association in Buxton.
Her husband, Russell Cousens, died in 1975.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia A. Hanson of Harpswell and Donna
Conley of Westbrook; a sister, Charline Hayes of Falmouth; and two grandchildren
and a great-grandchild.
Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Chase Funeral Home, 350
Main St., where a funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Joanna J. Emmons
town clerk in Scarborough, Norridgewock
NORRIDGEWOCK — Joanna J. Emmons, 53, died Monday at her home after
a long illness.
She was born in Waltham, Mass., a daughter of Albert and Arline M.
O'Clair Abruzzo, attended local schools and was a graduate of Old Orchard
Beach High School.
Mrs. Emmons was a clerk for the town of Scarborough until she moved
to Norridgewock, where she also was a town hall clerk until illness forced
her to retire.
Her husband, Roger P. Emmons, died in 1997.
Surviving are her parents of South Portland; a daughter, Kelly Libby
of Norridgewock; a son, Patrick Libby of Norridgewock; a sister, Anna Clayton
of South Portland; and six grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230
Cottage Road, South Portland, where a funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Lucien A. Lauzier
shipyard worker, Biddeford assessor
BIDDEFORD — Lucien A. Lauzier, 82, of Hillside Avenue died Wednesday
at his home.
Born in Biddeford, a son of George and Maria Mondville Lauzier, he
attended local schools and graduated from the former St. Louis High School
in 1936. He then attended the apprentice program at the Saco-Lowell Shops,
graduating in 1940.
On April 23, 1937, he married Annabelle Jacques in Notre Dame de Lourdes
Mr. Lauzier worked for Saco-Lowell for eight years and later worked
for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for more than 20 years. He retired in 1972.
He was appointed police commissioner by Mayor Albert Lambert and served
as assessor during the Lambert administration.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, a lifelong member and
past president of St. Louis Alumni, past secretary and vice president of
Biddeford Senior Citizens, former member and past president of Union St.
Jean de Baptiste of Saco, and was a member of National Association of Retired
He played baseball and football in high school. He was a musician,
playing fiddle with Painchaud's Band. He also called Beano numbers every
Monday evening for several years for St. Louis Alumni Association.
Surviving are his wife of Biddeford; two sons, Roger G. of Old Orchard
Beach and Donald L. of Saco; a daughter, Mrs. George (Elaine P.) Michaud
of Biddeford; a brother, Herve Lauzier of Nashua, N.H.; six grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hope Memorial
Chapel, 480 Elm St. , where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Mildred H. Hammond
homemaker; worked in family bookkeeping business
SANFORD — Mildred H. Hammond, 78, of Whitman Street died Tuesday at
Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness.
She was born here, a daughter of Joseph and Annie Hastings Brochu,
and attended local schools.
In 1938, she married Franklyn F. Barrows. She brought up her children
and assisted her husband at Alnita Bookkeeping Service from 1960 until
1984, when Mr. Barrows died.
In 1989, she married James O. Hammond.
Mrs. Hammond was a former member of the Unitarian Women's Evening Alliance.
Her family described her as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who
enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her interests
also included automobile trips to the White Mountains and gardening.
Surviving are her husband of Sanford; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy)
Gallant of Springvale and Ann Hersom of Acton; a son, Robert Barrows of
Gorham; and eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
A private service will be held at the family's convenience. Burial
will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heald Funeral Home, Springvale.
Mary P. Libby
former Freeport, Lisbon Falls resident
EVERETT, Wash. — Mary P. Libby, 75, died Nov. 11 at Providence Hospital
She was born in Aniston, Ala., a daughter of Carly O. and Emma Jenkins
In 1943, she married Sewall W. Libby of Maine.
After World War II, Mr. and Mrs. Libby moved to Freeport, Maine. She
worked at Len Libby's Candy Store and the W.T. Grant department store in
In the 1950s, they moved to Seattle, where Mrs. Libby was a bookkeeper.
They returned to Maine in 1992, and lived at the Town and Country Trailer
Park in Lisbon Falls.
Mr. Libby died Nov. 6, 1993. In 1996, Mrs. Libby returned to Washington.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Libby, two sons, Leon O. and Glen,
all of Washington; a sister, Jean Halton of Alabama; and 16 grandchildren
and a great-grandchild.
A graveside remembrance will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burr Cemetery,
Ruth E. Willey
housekeeper, school cafeteria worker
HARRISON — Ruth E. Willey, 91, died Tuesday at Ledgeview Living Center
in West Paris after a long illness.
She was born at Sweden, a daughter of Charles and Norene Lord Brackett,
and attended local schools.
Mrs. Willey was a housekeeper and also worked in the Harrison Grammar
Her husband, Perley Willey, died in 1963. A son, Stanley Willey, died
Surviving are three sons, Roscoe of North Bridgton, Robert of Fryeburg
and Cecil of Sweden; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill Cemetery,
Bridgton. The Rev. Janice Wilcox will officiate. Arrangements are by Raymond-Wentworth
Funeral Home, Bridgton.
Dorothy G. Howell
remembered as good Samaritan
Dorothy G. Howell, 94, formerly of Florida Avenue died Tuesday at a
She was born in Boston, a daughter of Frank and Anna Donovan, and was
a graduate of the Boston Trade School for Girls.
Mrs. Howell was later employed painting and designing greeting cards.
In 1935, she moved to Portland.
Mrs. Howell was devoted to her family and friends, her family said,
and she was a modern-day good Samaritan, helping friends and strangers
all her life.
She was a communicant of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She previously
attended the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where she worked on
the Catholic Charities Campaign.
Her son, Fred Howell Jr., died in 1963. Her husband, Fred Sr., died
Surviving are a daughter, Helen Howell Knapp of Portland; a sister,
Mary Donovan Hanson of South Boston; and five grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Jones, Rich
and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Burial will follow in
Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
computer programmer, Vietnam veteran
GORHAM — David Plummer, 50, of Shaws Mill Road died unexpectedly Wednesday
at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Philadelphia, a son of Harold S. and Meta Hawk Plummer
During the Vietnam War, he served in the Marine Corps.
Mr. Plummer was a computer programmer. He also was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Windham.
Surviving are his father of Two Rivers, Alaska; his wife, Patricia
Lynne Culley Plummer of Gorham; four sons, Nathan Newton of Texas, Matthew
Newton of California, Stephen Plummer of North Carolina and Joshua Plummer
of Gorham; four daughters, Hilary and Sarah Plummer, both of Gorham, Meta
Plummer of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Mary Plummer of Bangor; two brothers, Charles
of California and Kenneth of Wisconsin; two sisters, Patricia Matsunaga
and Donna Plummer, both of Fairbanks, Alaska; and a granddaughter.
A visiting hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, River Road, Windham, where a funeral
will follow at 11 a.m. Bishop Daniel Williams will officiate. Burial will
be in Hillside Cemetery.
Dr. Edward W. Colby
health official in Maine, Hawaii
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Dr. Edward W. Colby, 85, died Monday.
He was born in Washington, N.H., a son of William H. and Anna Colby,
and attended Londonderry, N.H., schools. He graduated from Pinkerton Academy
in Derry, N.H., and from the University of New Hampshire in 1935.
He received a degree in medicine from Albany (N.Y.) Medical College
in 1939, followed by internships and further postgraduate education at
Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Duke University Hospital.
He later was a physician with the New Hampshire State Health Department.
In 1938, he married the former Ruth Thompson.
Dr. Colby was the city health officer in Portland, Maine, from 1950
until 1958, where he established one of the earliest housing inspection
programs in the country, his family said. He also administered the Salk
polio vaccine program study and was instrumental in discovering the viral
causative agent of a contaminated drug that resulted in the death of several
In 1958, he returned to New Hampshire, where he became state health
officer after acquiring a master's degree from the Harvard School of Public
In 1962, Dr. Colby moved to Honolulu, where he was employed by the
state health department and became director of the Health Facilities Planning
Council. He later received further postgraduate training in physical medicine
and rehabilitation from Stanford University.
Following a sabbatical, he returned to Hawaii, where he was associate
medical director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. He also
was appointed an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii Medical
Dr. Colby retired in 1978. The Hawaii House of Representatives commended
him with a House Resolution for a lifetime of dedication and service to
his profession. He returned to New Hampshire and spent his winters in Hawaii
and Venice, Fla.
He and his wife lived here at the South Port Square Retirement Community
His interests included Hawaiian culture and folklore, rock and mineral
collecting, orchid raising, jewelry making, woodworking, cake decorating,
Chinese cuisine and oil painting. He also was a member of the Florida Life
Care Residents Association, Inc.
His wife, Ruth Thompson Colby, died in 1994.
Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn C. Hori of Venice; a son, Donald
of Port Charlotte; and a granddaughter, Lisa Hammes of Bel Air, Md.
A memorial service will be held in Florida with burial at a later date
in Londonderry, N.H. Arrangements are by Bennett Funeral Home, Concord,
John J. Needham
headmaster at North Yarmouth Academy
ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. — John J. Needham, 73, died at his home Tuesday.
He was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he received
a master's degree in education.
Mr. Needham retired as an administrator from the Palm Beach Day School.
He previously was the headmaster of North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth,
Maine, and taught and coached at several other independent New England
schools before coming to Florida.
Surviving are a son, Bruce of Royal Palm Beach; a daughter, Mrs. Peter
(Marjorie) Needham-Wood of Littleton, Mass.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Episcopal Church of
Bethesda by the Sea, Palm Beach. A reception will follow at the Palm Beach
Day School, Palm Beach. There also will be a memorial service in Littleton
at a later date.
Gordon K. Smith Sr.
war hero, police officer, gentleman farmer
Gordon Keith Smith, 68, of Bauneg Beg Road, died Tuesday at his home
following several months of declining health. He was born in Lebanon, June
6, 1931, a son of Frank W. and Lillian "Libby" Smith. He had lived here
for over 50 years and formerly lived in Lebanon.
He attended Lebanon and Sanford schools, and at age 17, he joined the
U. S. Army. He served during the Korean Conflict and received the Purple
Heart and the Bronze Star.
Although very proud of his service and his medals, his family said
he was a humble man who often remarked, "I didn't do anything. I was just
doing what I was told to do."
His compassionate nature and time in the military led him into police
work. He was a police officer for the town of Sanford from 1961 until retiring
as a sergeant in 1975. He served as the Chief of Police for the town of
Lebanon from 1981 to 1984. Later, he was employed by Tilcon, now Pike Industries,
in Wells. Following his retirement he was Gordon's Landscaping Service.
"We never knew who he was going to bring home to spend time with us,"
said his wife, Barbara Smith, of her husband's police career. "Whether
children who had no place to go or somebody else ... that was the type
of man he was."
He was a life member and past commander of Thomas Cole Post, American
Legion. He was also a life member of the D.A.V. and was a member of the
Sanford First Baptist Church. For many years he enjoyed his camp in Eustis,
Maine. He also spent countless hours visiting with friends on his front
porch or at Saturday night bean suppers.
Although he held several jobs, he was a farmer at heart, farming evenings
and weekends and whenever time permitted. He was an avid gardener and every
year grew pumpkins for his grandchildren.
Mr. Smith, who enjoyed helping out neighbors, friends and family, often
went to the aid of strangers as well. Gordon Smith Jr., his son, remembers
how his father began taking care of a mentally challenged man in the 1970s
after buying the chicken farm where the man worked. He continued to provide
heat, food, a place to live and other essentials for the man for 25 years.
Said Gordon Smith Jr., "The old saying goes that a life is measured
not by its length but by its breadth. He cut a very wide path in his life."
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Gerry Smith; three
sons, Frank W. and James H., both of Sanford and Gordon, II, of Scarborough;
a daughter, Libby J. Pelletier of Sanford; two brothers, Gerald L. of Rochester,
NH and Richard W., Sr., of Lebanon; a sister, Joyce Richard of Wells, and
A private graveside service will be held Friday at the family lot in
Forest Grove Cemetery, North Lebanon. Rev. Virginia Reed, Pastor of the
Sanford First Baptist Church, will officiate. A gathering for family and
friends will be at 2 PM at Thomas Cole Post, American Legion, Sanford.
Arrangements by the Heald Funeral Home, Springvale.
Thursday, May 4, 2000
Lucy Marsh Lowe, schoolteacher who 'loved people'
OWLS HEAD — Lucy Marsh Lowe, 93, a retired elementary school teacher,
died May 1, 2000, at the Knox Center in Rockland.
She was born in the Highlands area of Owls Head, a daughter of Albert
R. and Alice Gooding Marsh. After attending Blackington's Corner grammar
school and McLain School, she graduated from Rockland High School in 1924.
While in the seventh grade, she was a founding member of the "Wartinki
Club," her family said, which continues to meet and now has only two surviving
She later graduated from Gorham Normal School.
Following her marriage to Charles W. Lowe, she taught at McLain, South
and Simonton Corner Schools before moving to Burlington, Vt. She later
moved to Upton, Mass., where she continued her teaching career.
Returning to this area in 1955, she taught primary school in Rockland.
Mrs. Lowe was a happy, positive person who enjoyed children and loved
teaching. A kindergarten teacher for many years, she often wore a lot of
jewelry and bright-colored clothing to attract the children's attention
and keep them focused, her daughter-in-law, Amy Lowe, recalled.
Mrs. Lowe loved music and made sure it was part of her classroom. She
was known for the box of instruments she shared with her students.
"She enjoyed getting right on the floor with the kids," Amy Lowe said.
During her career and after retirement, Mrs. Lowe volunteered throughout
the community. She was a member of Literacy Volunteers, the Down East Singers,
the Meals on Wheels Program, the Rubenstein Music Club, the Knox County
Community Concerts Association and the Retired Teachers Association. "I
think that's just the way she was," said her daughter-in-law. "She loved
people and she liked doing things for other people."
Her husband died in 1948.
Surviving are a son William M. Lowe of Owls Head; two brothers, Richard
Marsh of Tampa, Fla., and Donald Marsh of Middletown, Conn.; a granddaughter,
Emily Lowe, and a grandson, Elliot Lowe, both of Owls Head.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Burpee-Strong
Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday at First Universalist Unitarian Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland.
Thomas Haynes Dole, 60
GRAY — Thomas Haynes Dole, 60, of Gray Manor died May 2, 2000, at a
Born in Melrose, Mass., a son of Richard Fairfax and Grace Priscilla
Haynes Dole Sr., he graduated from local schools.
Mr. Dole served in the U.S. Army as a private.
Surviving are a brother, Richard F. Dole Jr. of Houston, and several
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Gray Manor, 9 Lewiston
Road. A burial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brooklawn Memorial
Park. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home.
Marion E. Taylor
SOUTH PORTLAND — Marion E. Taylor of the Hedges died May 1, 2000, at
a local nursing care facility.
She was born in Bar Mills, a daughter of Wilbur and Olive J. Sargent
Berry, graduated from Deering High School and attended business college
Mrs. Taylor worked in real estate for the Clifford L. Swan Co., eventually
becoming the owner.
She was a member of the Portland Board of Realtors and the Women's
She owned sulky trotters, and spent the winters in Pompano Beach, Fla.
Her husband, Stewart Taylor, died in 1985.
Surviving are a son, Randall P. White of Portland; a daughter, Carlene
J. Pingree of Newbury, Mass.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
today at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland,
with the Rev. Bruce Burnham officiating. Burial will follow in Brooklawn
Memorial Park, Portland.
Marylou Black, 66
LAS VEGAS — Marylou Black, 66, died April 29, 2000.
She was born in Winchester, Mass., a daughter of Augusta and Claude
Padgett, and graduated from Deering High School in Portland, Maine.
In Portland, Mrs. Black worked for Dr. David Brownstone and Zayre's
She moved to Reno in 1967, working at St. Mary's Hospital in the medical
She moved here in 1991and worked at Wal-Mart.
Her two husbands, Clarence Sarty and William Black, both died previously.
Surviving are a son, Peter Sarty of Las Vegas; a daughter, Debra Franks
of Reno; and a sister, Joanne Oakes of Reno.
A graveside service will be held May 11 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor.
Gertrude I. Johnston, 88
Gertrude I. Johnston, 88, died May 2, 2000, at a Portland hospital.
She was born in New Brunswick, Canada, a daughter of Adelbert and Annie
Hughes, attended local schools and was a graduate of St. John's High School.
She later graduated from the New Brunswick Teacher's College.
While living in Canada, Mrs. Johnston was a teacher. After moving to
the United States, she worked in retail sales at King's, Rich's and Enterprise's.
Mrs. Johnston attended Woodfords Congregational Church, where she was
a member of the Fox Class.
Her hobbies included traveling and spending time at her home.
Her husband, Everett S. Johnston, died Sept. 20, 1998.
Surviving are a daughter, Phyllis A. Johnston of South Portland; two
sons, Ronald H. Johnston of Vero Beach, Fla., and Wayne M. Johnston of
South Portland; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at
11 a.m. Friday at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.
Francis C. Haldane, 85
WESTBROOK — Francis C. Haldane, 85, died May 1, 2000, at Mercy Hospital
He was born in Mexico, a son of Frank and Elizabeth Bradshaw Haldane
and graduated from Portland High School.
Mr. Haldane worked for Maine Central Railroad Rigby Stores for more
than 30 years.
He and his wife, Virginia, spent several winters in Zephyrhills, Fla.
His interests included woodworking and helping family and friends. He also
was a former member of the 60-Plus Club.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Virginia Ryder Haldane of Westbrook;
a son, Bruce T. of Nashua, N.H.; a daughter, Cynthia H. Vogeler of Standish;
a brother, Thomas B. of Gorham; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held for immediate family. Arrangements
are by Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland.
Evelyn E. Cummings, service
WESTBROOK — A graveside service for Evelyn E. Cummings of Mast Road,
who died January 27, 2000, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Smith
Cemetery in Windham. The Rev. David Patterson will officiate. Arrangements
are by Dolby Funeral Chapel in Windham.
Chester A. Anderson, 79
Chester A. Anderson, 79, of Congress Square Plaza and formerly of Boston,
died May 2, 2000, at Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough.
He was born here, a son of Carl and Mary O'Neal Anderson.
During World War II and the Korean War, he served as a sergeant in
Mr. Anderson took great pride in his military service, his family said.
He lived with his nephew, William Anderson.
Surviving are four nephews, William and Francis Anderson, both of Portland,
Robert Anderson of Cape Elizabeth and Carl Anderson of Eddington; a niece,
Valerie Higgins of Bangor; and two great-nieces Sara Sebrasky of Gorham
and Heather Rodriguez of Florida.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Hay and Peabody Funeral
Home, 749 Congress St., where a funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The
Rev. Kenneth Endean will officiate. Burial will be private in Calvary Cemetery,
Bessie C. Smith, 80
BRIDGTON — Bessie C. Smith, 80, died May 2, 2000, at her residence.
She was born in Rome, a daughter of the late Robert and Susan Harmon
Cox. She attended schools in Farmington, St. George, New Brunswick, and
Mrs. Smith married Milan Smith in 1946.
She worked at Pratt & Whitney United Tech in East Hartford, Conn.,
for 31 years.
Her husband died in 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Norma Gay Kinter
of Vallejo, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Regina Kamel and Jason Knick.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Homeland Cemetery,
Bridgton. Arrangements are by Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home.
Alfred D. Wilson, service
WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. — A graveside service for Alfred D. Wilson, who
died March 13, 2000, in Lebanon, N.H., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday
at Woodlawn Cemetery in Westbrook, Maine. The Rev. Harold L. Shepard will
officiate. Arrangements are by Hay Funeral Home, Westbrook.
Rodney L. Smith, service
A memorial service for Rodney L. Smith, who died April 18, 2000, will
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook. Rev.
Allen Barnes will officiate. Arrangements are by Dolby and Doer Funeral
Marion Williams Sargent, 66
FREEDOM, N.H. — Marion Williams Sargent, 66, of Swett's Hill Road died
May 3, 2000 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
She was born here, a daughter of Raymond and Hazel Brown Williams.
Mrs. Sargent was a lifelong resident of Freedom.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Merton H. Sargent and a son,
Merton H. Jr., both of Freedom; two sisters, Violet Libby of Porter, Maine,
and Verna Libby of Center Ossipee; and two brothers, Raymond Williams Jr.
of Freedom and Harold Libby of Waterboro, Maine.
Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lord Funeral Home,
50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday
at First Christian Church here, with the Rev. Robert Cedar officiating.
Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
James 'Jimmy' Wood, 53
BALDWIN — James R. "Jimmy" Wood, 53, of Route 113, died May 3, 2000,
at the Maine Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Portland, a son of Raymond and Grace Shaw Wood. He attended
local schools and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1966. He attended
Southern Maine Vocational School.
He served with the Air Force for 20 years and had served two tours
in Vietnam. While stationed in Georgia and Arizona, he owned and trained
Following his service career, he worked as a rural mail carrier.
Mr. Wood's hobbies were hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and doing puzzles.
Surviving are two daughters, Jamie Wood of East
Baldwin and Monica Wood of Portland; a sister, Patricia Wood of Harrison.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at York Funeral
Chapel, Maple Street, Cornish, where a funeral service will be held at
1 p.m. Friday. Rev. Greg Young will officiate. Burial will be in the Steep
John I. Burns, 85
GORHAM — John I. Burns, 85, of New Portland Road died May 3, 2000,
at a Gorham health care facility.
He was born in Waterville, a son of James K. and Mary R. Ingalls Burns.
He was a graduate of Portland High School, where he was a member of the
indoor track team and held a track record from 1934 until 1984. He later
attended Bridgton Academy.
During World War II, he served in the Army.
Mr. Burns owned and operated Leach's Pastry Shop at Woodfords Corner
in Portland for over 20 years. He later was a baker for 20 years while
living in Illinois before returning to Maine.
He was a member of the Masons and the Scottish Rite Valley.
A son, Nathan, died in 1966.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia I. Towle of Buxton; three granddaughters,
Kelly Shaw of Gorham, Kristen Jensen of Westbrook and Katti Towle of Denver;
and five great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Dolby and Dorr
Funeral Chapel, 76 State St., where a funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Rev. Philip Shearman will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen
Dorothy F. Powers, 85
GORHAM — Dorothy F. Powers, 85, of New Portland Road died May 3, 2000,
at a Gorham health care facility.
She was born in Newcastle, a daughter of Frank and Winnifred Grant.
When she was three months old her mother died and she moved to Roslindale,
Mass., where she was raised by her aunt and uncle, John and Florence Grant.
She attended local schools.
At the age of 19, she returned to Maine. She married Cephas J. Powers
and lived in the Portland area for several years. In 1947 she and her husband
moved to the Fort Hill area of Gorham and owned and operated a farm. Besides
working on the family farm, she was a practical nurse and worked in local
retirement homes and hospitals. During the 1940s she worked at the Gorham
She was a member of the Little Falls Baptist Church.
She liked working on the farm, making bread, churning butter and doing
farm chores. Her hobbies were sewing, knitting, and crocheting.
Her husband died in 1989.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly A. Atkinson of Bar Mills; a son,
Donald E. Powers of Cornish; a brother, Keith Grant of Florida and a sister,
Marjorie Marden of North Carolina; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Burial will
follow in the family lot in Hillside Cemetery.
David G. Hill, service
FRYEBURG — A graveside service for David G. Hill, who died January
16, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Riverside Cemetery in North
Fryeburg. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Alta L. Quincy, service
FRYEBURG — A graveside service for Alta L. Quincy, who died March 9,
2000, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Riverside Cemetery in North Fryeburg. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral
Clarance H. Adriance, 81, service
SOUTH WATERBORO — A graveside service for Clarance H. Adriance, 81,
who died April 30, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Pine Grove Cemetery,
South Waterboro. Arrangements are by Heald Funeral Home, Springvale.
G. Mary Millett, 68
NORWAY — G. Mary Millett, 68, died May 2, 2000, at Maine Medical Center
She was born in Sweden, a daughter of Lawrence and Hattie Irish Bean
and attended Waterford schools.
She lived in the Norway area most of her life. On July 3, 1947, she
married Gordon Millett. Mr. Millett died July 9, 1975.
Mrs. Millett worked at the B. E. Cole and Franchine shoe companies,
and later retired from Miller Shoe in 1981.
She was involved with the AWANA youth program, the Norway Fireman's
Relief Association, was a member of Norway Baptist Church and served as
a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She also was a member of the Friday night
couples league at the Oxford Hills Bowling Lanes.
Her interests included playing cards and working in the Fireman's Relief
Association cook shack.
Two sons Carroll W. and Dean A., and a daughter Linda L. Millett, all
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Cheryl) Witham of Norway,
Mrs. Barry (Deborah) Carpenter of Brownfield and Mrs. Richard (Minola)
Boutilier of Bridgton; three sons, David and Leslie, both of Norway and
Duane of Oxford; three sisters, Pauline Norton of Waterford, Elsie Thompson
of Bridgton and Camilla Mowatt of Oxford; a brother Lyman Rogers of Norway;
and 12 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weston-Chandler Funeral
Home, 230 Main St., where a funeral will be at noon Saturday. Burial will
be in Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris.
Col. Frank Noyes, 103
OJAI, Calif. — Col. Frank Noyes, 103, died Nov. 11, 1999, at St. Joseph's
Health and Retirement Center.
He was born in Topsham, Maine. He majored in biology at Bowdoin College,
joined Chi Psi fraternity and graduated cum laude in 1917.
After graduating from college, he enlisted in the Army, where he served
in a cavalry unit during World War I. He also served during World War II.
For his service in World War II, he was awarded an Army Commendation Ribbon,
the American Defense Medal, the American Theater Medal and a World War
II Medal. He was discharged as colonel in 1946.
In 1949, he married Bennie Bare.
Following World War I, Col. Noyes was employed in a number of jobs
in business, and was head of exports at Smith and Schipper, a Wall Street
He lived briefly in California and Oregon before moving to Columbus,
Ohio, in 1927. He worked first at an advertising and publicity firm, then
was acting executive secretary of the Dyers and Cleaners trade organization,
before being appointed secretary of the Ohio Bakers Association in 1930.
In 1938, he founded Frank Noyes Pies, Inc., and remained president
until he sold the business in 1952.
Between the world wars, he remained active in the Army Reserves.
Col. Noyes later purchased Live Oak Ranch, where he grew oranges and
avocados. He sold the ranch in 1977 and moved into a trailer home on a
hill above his ranch.
His interests included physical fitness and being outdoors, especially
camping into his late 90s. He also enjoyed ceramics, which he taught at
local schools and colleges. Another hobby was pottery, and he remained
a potter until he was 100, his family said.
Surviving are two nephews, Howard L. Carr Jr. of Cornish, Maine, and
Donald M. Carr of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and a niece, Frances Wilson of
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 24 at Bowdoin College
Chapel, Brunswick, Maine. The Rev. Dr. William C. Imes will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Topsham. Arrangements by Brackett
Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Donald P. Fleury, 53
LIVERMORE — Donald P. Fleury, 53, of Norlands Road died unexpectedly
May 1, 2000, at his home.
He was born in Queens, N.Y., a son of Edward C. and Rose Fiala Fleury.
He was a graduate of Oyster Bay High School, New York State University
in Farmingdale, N.Y., and the University of Maine, Orono, where he received
a degree in engineering.
Mr. Fleury served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He was a pulp group manager at the International Paper Co. in Jay for
His hobbies were fishing, duck hunting, refinishing antiques, watching
football and spending time at his summer camp in Falmouth.
Mr. Fleury was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was
also a member of the Norlands Restoration Committee, helping to restore
the Deacon Livermore Home in Livermore.
Surviving are his mother of East Norwich, N.Y.; a daughter, Nicole
of Portland; a sister, Ellen Fleury-Harris of Huntington Station, N.Y.;
and a brother, Jim of East Norwich, N.Y.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Finley
Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. A funeral Mass will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Rose of Lima Church, Jay.
Shirley Ann Work, 51
CHINA — Shirley Ann Work, 51, formerly of Hollis and Camden, died May
2, 2000, at a Portland hospital following a long illness.
She was born in Camden, a daughter of Donald and Alice White Welt,
attended local schools and was a 1966 graduate of Camden High School.
After high school, she worked at the Federal Loan and Building Association
in Portland until 1968.
On Oct. 14, 1967, she married Gary Work.
In the 1970s she worked at Emery Waterhouse in Portland. In 1986, she
began operating the Gorham Laundromat with her husband until the 1990s.
She later worked part-time at Your Country Store in Hollis until she retired
in 1996 due to poor health.
Mrs. Work was past president of the Hollis Honkers Snowmobile Club
and was a chairperson of the Hollis Park and Recreation Committee.
For five years, she coached girls softball in Hollis. She also was
an avid University of Maine girls basketball fan.
Surviving are her husband of China; her parents of Camden; two daughters,
Mrs. David (Lisa) Miller of Scarborough and Jennifer Work of Portland;
a brother, Ronald Welt of Camden; and a grandson.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Conroy-Tully Funeral
Home, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.
Maria Pfeffer Schnaitman, 90
BATH — Maria Pfeffer Schnaitman, 90, died April 25, 2000.
She was born in Berlin, Germany, and was an influential member of the
art, theater and cultural movements that occurred in Berlin during the
1930s and 40s, her family said.
After World War II, she worked with the British government to re-establish
the theater in Germany.
Mrs. Schnaitman emigrated to the United States in the 1950s with her
husband, Albert Schnaitman. Together they settled in Boothbay.
After Mr. Schnaitman's death in 1981, Mrs. Schnaitman became an active
member of the Jung Society in Brunswick, where she spoke often about her
Surviving are two stepchildren and four grandchildren.
At Mrs. Schnaitman's request, there will be no services. Arrangements
are by Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay.
Mele Hyvarinen Saari, service
ROCKLAND — A graveside service for Mele Hyvarinen Saari, who died April
17, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Village Cemetery, Thomaston.
The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate. Arrangements are by Burpee-Strong
Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.
Michael A. Lucas Jr., service
BRUNSWICK — A graveside service for Michael A. Lucas Jr., 89, of Swett
St. who died January 15, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's
Cemetery in Brunswick. Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal
Mildred E. Babine, service
NEEBISH ISLAND, Mich. — A burial service for Mildred E. Babine, 84,
who died March 9, 2000, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, in Calvary
Cemetery, Bath, Maine. Arrangements are by Mayo, Curtis and Hill Funeral
Lewis H. Steele, service
WOOLWICH — A graveside service for Lewis Hanson Steele, 85, of Meadow
Road, who died March 23, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13,
at the New Meadows Cemetery, Brunswick. The Rev. Ronald McLaughlin will
officiate. Arrangements are by Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St.,
Jessie L. Oak, service
BRUNSWICK — A graveside service for Jessie L. Oak, who died January
18, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at Evergreen
Cemetery, Solon. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal
Ida May Heald, service
GEORGETOWN — A burial service for Ida May Heald, 90, who died March
14, 2000, will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 in Oak Cemetery. Arrangements
are by Mayo, Curtis and Hill Funeral Home, Bath.
Dorothy Annie Lacy, service
BATH — A burial service for Dorothy Annie Lacy, 87, who died March
1, 2000, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove
Avenue. Arrangements are by Mayo, Curtis and Hill Funeral Home.
Barbara H. Larrabee, service
TOPSHAM — A graveside service for Barbara H. Larrabee, who died March
18, 2000, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at St. John's
Cemetery. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St.