Friday, March 10, 2000
Frances S. Moore, cared deeply for family, students
Bertha Frances Smith Moore, a loving, spiritual woman who spent her
life taking care of others, died March 7, 2000, at Mercy Hospital. She
She was born in Barnstead, N.H., a daughter of Benjamin F. and Lida
Jane Wilde Smith. She was a graduate of Somerville High School and Mt.
Holyoke College, where she received a bachelor of arts in religion.
From 1928 until 1929, she worked at Pilgrim Congregational Church in
Uphams Corner, Boston, with the City Missionary Society of Boston.
While attending the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Divinity School
of the University of Chicago, Mrs. Moore worked at the Bird Memorial Congregational
Church South Chicago Community Center.
She later earned a master's degree in religious music from the University
In 1932, she married the Rev. Arthur Newell Moore of Cambridge. They
lived in Franklin, N.H., Houlton, South Natick, Mass., and Cape Elizabeth.
He died in 1984.
An "incredible caregiver," Mrs. Moore "devoted her life to kids, to
her family, to music and her church," said her son, Frank Moore.
Mrs. Moore taught special education at the former Pride Training School
in the early 1950s and the Portland public schools for 17 years until her
retirement. A loving, supportive teacher, she worked with the most severely
handicapped children. According to her daughter, Jane Moore, Mrs. Moore
often stayed late after school to hand write reading material for her young
students. She remained a lifelong friend to many of her former students,
her family said.
"She was the kind of person everyone wanted to be around because she
left them in much better shape in terms of confidence, in terms of being
loved," her son said.
A quietly determined person, Mrs. Moore extended her caring beyond
the classroom. According to her family, she always opened her home "to
those in need physically, spiritually and emotionally." She helped raise
her nephew and goddaughter and "adopted" more than 30 others, who lived
with her family for some time.
Her son said that though she thrived on taking care of others, she
never asked for anything back. "She always found great enjoyment in the
giving," he said.
Mrs. Moore was deeply devoted to music, and she organized a string
quartet consisting of herself, her husband and their two children.
She was also an avid Red Sox and and Celtics fan, and often listened
to the games on the radio.
Surviving are a daughter, Jane Moore of Portland; a son, Frank Moore
of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Burial will take place later in Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield, N.H.
Arrangements are by Hay and Peabody Funeral Home.
Richard D. Fickett Jr., correction
Richard D. Fickett Jr., 21, who died Feb. 26, 2000, is survived by
his father, Richard D. Fickett Sr. of Woodstock; his mother, Catherine
A. Croto Vezina of Windham; two sisters, Dorothy Ann Fickett and Sabrina
Elizabeth Fickett Brown; and two stepsisters, Jammie May Vezina and Brittany
Marie Vezina. Thursday's obituary contained incorrect information provided
to the newspaper.
Mary E. Woodman, 90
AUBURN — Mary E. Woodman, 90, of Sarah Frye Home and formerly of Portland,
died March 8, 2000, at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.
She was born in Bangor, a daughter of Howard and Nellie Rodgers Gill.
Mrs. Woodman worked in the alterations department of the Owen Moore
department store in Portland.
Her husband, Harold Woodman, a son, Russell Woodman, and a daughter,
Evelyn Woodman-Tucker, all died previously.
Surviving are a granddaughter, Sandra LaBrie of Texas; a grandson,
Gordon Tucker of California; a great-granddaughter, Michele LaBrie of Texas,
and two great-grandsons, Edward Tucker and Jason Tucker, both of California.
There will be no service. Spring burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Hay and Peabody Funeral Home, Portland.
Leta Kitchen Archibald, 87
HOULTON — Leta Kitchen Archibald, 87, died March 9, 2000, at her winter
home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
She was born in Haynesville, a daughter of Arthur S. and Eva Whittier
Mrs. Archibald was a member of the Houlton Unitarian Church, where
she served as superintendent of Sunday school. She was a member and past
president of the Unitarian Alliance and a member of the Peabody Group.
She also was a member of the Houlton Garden Club, the Houlton Regional
Hospital Women's Auxiliary and a life member of the Order of the Eastern
Surviving are her husband, James P. Archibald of Houlton; a son, James
K. Archibald of Montreal; a daughter, Susan A. Kluge of Casco; two sisters,
Nina Berry of Houlton and May Severson of New Limerick; six grandsons,
a granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Dunn
Funeral Home, 11 Park St.
John Edward Coulthard, 80
YANKEETOWN, Fla. — John Edward Coulthard, 80, died Feb. 28, 2000, at
his home after a brief illness.
He was born in South Portland, Maine.
He was an Army paratrooper during World War II.
Mr. Coulthard was a self-employed gentleman farmer, owning and operating
Coulthard Brothers Farm of Scarborough and Gorham, Maine. He moved to Yankeetown
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Ruth Christenson Coulthard of Yankeetown;
a son Briane Coulthard; three daughters, Mrs. Newell (Jean) Deering of
Hollis, Maine, Mrs. Robert (Jill) Miller of Anson, Maine, and Mrs. John
(Julie) Berta of Yankeetown; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A service will be held in Maine at a later date. Arrangements are by
National Cremation Society, Ocala, Fla.
Dante W. Romano, 88
SOUTH PORTLAND — Dante "Dan" W. Romano, 88, of Albany Street died March
9, 2000, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born here, a son of Rafael and Marie Galli Romano, attended
local schools and was a 1928 graduate of Portland High School, where he
played football, basketball and baseball.
Mr. Romano owned the State Street Garage in Portland, and also owned
filling stations on Danforth and York streets in Portland.
He enjoyed bowling, and in 1939 his bowling team, The Garage Men, was
defending champion of the Portland Mercantile League, his family said.
His interests also included cribbage, bocci, horseshoes, boating and lobstering.
A son, Dante Jr., died previously.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Barbara Cole Romano of South Portland;
three daughters, Cynthia Sawyer of Gainesville, Fla., and Deborah Coyne
and Barbara Labrecque, both of Scarborough; a sister, Concetta Brown of
Portland; and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Brooklawn Memorial Park.
The Rev. Thomas Merrill will officiate. Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral
Pauline Woodward, 78
WATERBORO — Pauline Woodward, 78, of Birch Lane died March 8, 2000,
at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford.
She was born in Buxton, a daughter of Percy and Helen Pease Hill.
She was a resident of Waterboro most of her life and attended school
there. At a recent high school reunion, she was honored as being the only
Shortly after graduation from high school she married Elmer Woodward.
Mrs. Woodward was formerly employed by Pioneer Plastics in Sanford
and worked in various shoe shops.
She was a past member of the Rebekahs of East Waterboro and attended
the East Waterboro Free Baptist Church.
Her hobbies included sewing, gardening, reading, attending senior citizen
events and feeding the birds.
Her husband of 50 years, Elmer Woodward, died in September 1994.
Surviving are two sons, Terrance of Interlachen, Fla., and Phillip
Woodward of Sarasota, Fla.; three daughters, Diana Hill of Hollis, Kathleen
Leighton of Waterboro and Brenda Huntress of East Waterboro; one brother,
Richard Hill of Westbrook; two sisters, Germaine Sullivan and Mary Hill,
both of Gorham; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held at noon Saturday at Dennett, Craig &
Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton, followed at 1 p.m. by a funeral
with the Rev. Charles Storey officiating. Spring burial will be in Pine
Corine L. Nutter, 89
SACO — Corine L. Nutter, 89, of Buxton Road died March 9, 2000, at
South Ridge Living Center in Biddeford.
She was born here, a daughter of Levi and Rachel Waseigh Grace, and
attended local schools.
For 42 years she was employed by Kesslin Shoe in Kennebunk. She then
worked for 18 years for the Saco school lunch program at Fairfield School.
She enjoyed going to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough to watch
stock car racing.
A daughter, Barbara Brackett, and a son, David Robinson, both died
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Nadeau of Saco; three brothers, Roger
and Robert Robinson, both of Saco, and Donald Robinson of Florida; three
sisters, Catherine McDonald of Hollis, Mary Wilson of Buxton and Shirley
Waldron of Saco; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Dennett, Craig
and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., where a funeral service will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday. Spring burial will be in South Buxton Cemetery.
Hazel I. Meserve, 86
NORTH BERWICK — Hazel I. Meserve, 86, of Lebanon Road died March 9,
2000, at Varney Crossing Nursing Center.
She was born in Bethel, a daughter of Ingals and Eva Wheeler McAllister.
Mrs. Meserve was employed in area shoe factories and enjoyed arts and
She was a member of East Stoneham Congregational Church and the 50-Plus
Club in North Berwick.
Her husband, Ralph E. Meserve, died in 1976.
Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Patstone, two grandsons, Windsor Patstone
Jr. and Scott Patstone, all of North Berwick; a granddaughter, Teresa Scaccia
of Springvale, and seven great-grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Funeral
Home, 26 Market St., where a funeral will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Michael
Melon will officiate. Spring burial will be in Hillside Cemetery.
Mona B. Stadden, correction
In Thursday's obituary for Mona B. Stadden, 83, her father's middle
initial was incorrect. His name was Ralph F. Bragg. Also, Mrs. Stadden's
son Ronald R. is from Brunswick. This was a newsclerk error.
Anne Lord Andrews, 92
WISCASSET — Anne Lord Andrews, 92, of Bath Road died March 7, 2000,
at Glenridge Nursing Center, Augusta.
She was born in New York City, a daughter of Frederic W. and Alice
Kirkham Lord. She attended Brearly School in New York City and graduated
from Bryn Mawr College in 1931. She also attended the New York School of
In 1937, she married Wolcott E. Andrews and together they resided in
New York City.
Mrs. Andrews owned Anne Andrews Employment Agency until 1972, when
she and her husband moved to Wiscasset.
She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City, a member
of St. Philip's Episcopal Church here, and a member of the Female Charitable
Society of Wiscasset.
Her husband died in 1990.
Surviving are a daughter, Penelope Sprague of Wiscasset; two sons,
Martin Andrews of Hoboken, N.J., and Christopher Andrews of Noank, Conn.,
and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be in June at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
Arrangements are by Mayo and Daigle Funeral Home, 40 Federal St.
Florence R. Labrie, 87
BIDDEFORD — Florence R. Labrie, 87, of Wilson Street died March 9,
2000, at Kennebunk Nursing Center in Kennebunk.
She was born in Somersworth, N.H., a daughter of Joseph and Melvina
Dubois Roy, and attended local schools.
On May 30, 1931, she married Oscar J. Labrie in St. Martin's Church
in Somersworth, N.H. Mr. Labrie died in 1984.
Mrs. Labrie worked at the Pepperell Manufacturing Co. for 28 years,
retiring in 1971.
Her interests included cooking for her family.
Surviving are two sons, Andre Labrie of Brunswick and Fernand Labrie
of Biddeford; two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Pauline) Laverriere and Mrs. Guy
(Yvette) Laverriere, both of Biddeford; two brothers, Nazaire Roy of Dover,
N.H., and Martin Roy of Fitchburg, Mass.; a sister, Rachel Goulet of Dover,
N.H.; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hope Memorial
Chapel, 480 Elm St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday
at St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Cedric P. French, 89
BATH — Cedric P. French, 89, of Bedford Street died March 8, 2000,
at his home after a brief illness.
He was born in Rockland, a son of William C. and Jane P. Studley French.
He attended Rockland schools, graduating from Rockland High School in 1927,
and later graduated from Hebron Academy and Bryant Stratton Business School,
During the Depression, he held several jobs in Rockland, Biddeford
and Palm Beach, Fla., before settling in Bath, where he worked at the former
Pilgrim Chevrolet and at Bath Iron Works.
He served in the Army during World War II, including two years in the
He returned to Bath and worked at Redlons Plumbing and Heating Supplies
until his retirement in 1971.
Mr. French was a life member of American Legion and Elks Lodge. He
was also a member of Bath Area Senior Citizens.
His interests included playing cribbage and collecting stamps.
He married W. Althea Nelligan on Nov. 8, 1941. She died in 1991. A
son, William C. French, died in 1983.
He was the companion of Gladys Fielding, Bath.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Lynn (Jeanne) Ulrich of Campbell, Calif.,
and a grandson, David Ulrich, of Campbell, Calif.; a niece and two nephews.
There will be no funeral service. Burial will be in Maine Veteran's
Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Arrangements are by David E. Desmond Funeral
Pierre Henri Gabriel Olivier, 84
NEWCASTLE — Pierre Henri Gabriel Olivier, 84, died of pneumonia March
6, 2000, at Cove's Edge, Damariscotta.
He was born in Dakar, Senegal, then part of French West Africa, a son
of Marcel and Andree Olivier. He spent his early years in Dakar and on
the island of Madagascar. He went to Paris at age 16 to complete his education.
He was a graduate of the College Janson de Sailly and the Faculte de Droit
School of Law.
In 1938, he was an aide to his father, who was commissioner for France
at the World's Fair in New York. Mr. Olivier's father also was chairman
of the board of the French Line, and during his youth, Mr. Olivier was
among those attending the S.S. Normandy's maiden voyage.
He served as a lieutenant in the French Army during the 1939-1940 Campaign
of France. He later served with the U.S. Army in World War II, and was
commissioned as a liaison officer in Morocco, Corsica and France. Mr. Olivier
received the Croix de Guerre and the Bronze Star.
After the war, he made his home in New York City, and became an American
citizen. He married the former Valerie Tite in 1948.
He later worked for the Otis Elevator Co., and was sent as an executive
to join its French affiliate for three years. During that time, he traveled
to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
After returning to New York, he joined the private investment firm
Leperq de Neuflize as treasurer until he retired.
In 1990, after spending many years vacationing at Round Pond, he moved
to Newcastle to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren.
Mr. Olivier's interests included fine wines, sharing haute cuisine
with family and friends, animals, and walking downtown to enjoy a glass
of wine at the Salt Bay Cafe.
He was the former husband of Valerie Walsh of Damariscotta Mills.
Surviving are a daughter, Nicole Eve Olivier of Nobleboro; two granddaughters,
Lindsey and Abby Plummer, both of Nobleboro; two nieces, Sylvie Bonnassies
of Nimes, France, and Lisa Tite-Alvig of Minnesota, and a nephew, Christopher
Tite of Texas.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Strong Funeral Home, Main Street,
Damariscotta. The Rev. John Ineson will officiate. Burial will be in the
spring in Bethlehem Cemetery, Damariscotta.
Clara Zuccolo Albanese, 73
CAMDEN — Clara Angelina Zuccolo Albanese, 73, of William Glen Drive
died Feb. 11, 2000, at Camden Health Care Center.
She was born in Providence, R.I., a daughter of Elvezio and Maria Fargnoli
Zuccolo. She was a longtime resident of Providence and moved to her daughter's
home in Camden in 1993.
She was a communicant of Holy Ghost Church in Rhode Island and also
of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church here, where she was a member of
its Women's Club.
Mrs. Albanese often prepared Italian feasts for her family and friends.
She spent much of her time taking long walks or reading to her grandchildren.
Her husband of 39 years, Joseph Albanese Sr., died in 1990.
Surviving are a daughter, Maria Bradeen of Camden; a son, Joseph Jr.
of Linden, N.C.; a sister, Dora Zuccolo of Providence; two brothers, Ennio
and Hugo Zuccolo, both of Providence; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated in Providence. A memorial Mass will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church,
7 Union St., with the Rev. Eugene Gaffey officiating. A reception will
follow at the church hall.
Arrangements are by Laite & Pratt Funeral Directors in Camden.
Thursday, November 9, 2000
Virginia Mingo, 83, a teacher who only settled for the best
Virginia C. Mingo of West Commonwealth Drive, a much-loved junior high
English teacher in Portland, died Nov. 8, 2000, at a local nursing facility.
She was 83.
Born in Columbia, a daughter of Earle and Beryl Pennell Worcester,
she attended schools there and graduated from Columbia Falls High School
in 1932. She graduated from Machias Normal School and received her bachelor's
degree in English from Gorham Normal School. She also took courses at the
University of Southern Maine.
An outgoing person who loved words and had always dreamed of becoming
an educator, she began her 39-year career as an English teacher in Addison
in 1936. She then taught at the Bums School in Saco in 1937 and later taught
at Portland's Lincoln Junior High School.
Mrs. Mingo was a dedicated teacher who genuinely cared for her students
and their education.
"She took the time to help you understand," recalled former student
Tim Dougherty, who was in Mrs. Mingo's class in 1980. "She would not settle
for less than best."
Mrs. Mingo rarely sat at her desk, preferring to walk up and down the
aisles to teach. She never went on with a lesson without making sure every
one in the class understood, and she often stayed late into the afternoon
or evening to tutor students.
"She was one of the best teachers we've every had. She turned a lot
of people's lives around," said Dougherty.
Mrs. Mingo loved drama and poetry and introduced the subjects into
her classroom. She often asked her students to write poetry and interpret
pieces in their own way. "She always encouraged their own individual ways,
not her way," said her daughter, Judith Kelly.
Her students included U.S. Rep. Tom Allen, D-Maine, and Earl Shettleworth,
a distinguished Maine historian. She also worked with Eve Bither, who later
became Maine's education commissioner, and a former superintendent of schools,
Dr. Peter Greer.
Mrs. Mingo taught in Room 102 at Lincoln Junior High for 28 years.
Room 102 was dedicated in her honor after her retirement in 1984.
Mrs. Mingo continued to hear from former students until her death.
"They don't forget her," said Kelly.
And she never forgot them. Said Kelly, "She could remember the face,
the name, and the seat they were in."
Mrs. Mingo was a former member of Central Square Baptist Church, a
member of the Women's Literary Union and a past president of the Maine
State Teachers Association and the Cumberland County Retired Teachers Association.
She was a member of the Woman's Woodfords Club, the L-Club, Bridge Club
and International Traveler's Network, served on the board at the Eunice
Frye Home, was a past member of Portland Country Club and was a member
of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Mrs. Mingo enjoyed writing and had written an unpublished book, "With
Chalk on My Hands," about her experience as a teacher. She was working
on a second book. Her interests included poetry, knitting and playing bridge.
Her husband, Theodore W. Mingo, died in 1976.
Surviving are two daughters, Judith Kelly and Jean Toppi, both of Portland;
a brother Col. LeRoy P. Worcester of Merritt Island, Fla., six grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A celebration of her life will be
held at 3 p.m. Friday at Central Square Baptist Church, Stevens Avenue,
with the Rev. Darryl Lavway officiating. Burial will be private. Arrangements
are by Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St.
Florence M. 'Bunny' Araby, 85
HOMOSASSA, Fla. — Florence M. "Bunny" Araby, 85, died Nov. 5, 2000,
at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River after a long illness.
She was born in Westbrook, Maine, one of 13 children of Joseph Girard
and Rosalie Perrin, attended Waterville (Maine) High School and worked
in the South Portland (Maine) shipyards during World War II.
Mrs. Araby owned and operated Girard's Laundry in Old Orchard Beach,
Maine, for 25 years, then founded and ran Bunny's stand near the amusement
pier there in 1969.
She retired to Homosassa and spent her summers in Old Orchard Beach.
She was a champion candlepin bowler and also enjoyed fishing, gardening,
bingo, cribbage and crossword puzzles.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Chretien, a granddaughter, Allison
Busemeyer, and a grandson, Curt Chretien, all of Old Orchard Beach; three
brothers, Raymond of New Canaan, Conn., Jean of Orlando and Leo Girard
of Stamford, Conn.; and two sisters, Helen Demers of Coronado, Calif.,
and Lucille Strmiska of Homosassa.
She was a communicant of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Homosassa
and St. Margaret's Church in Old Orchard Beach.
Louis E. Beall, 80
BIDDEFORD — Louis E. Beall, 80, of Dartmouth Street, formerly of Graham
Street, died Nov. 7, 2000, at Southern Maine Medical Center.
He was born in Baltimore, a son of Louis V. and Loisee Beall, and attended
Mr. Beall worked for Lucien Bourque Construction as a bulldozer operator
for more than 30 years. He was well known for his accuracy as a dozer operator,
his family said.
He was a member of the Pine State Two Way Communication Club with the
handle of "Coon Hunter." He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Saco.
His wife Lillian Goodale Beall died in 1975. A son, Louis Beall, died
His companion was Paulette Delisle of Biddeford.
Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Cormiea of Old Orchard Beach; a son,
Michael Beall of Lewiston; a sister, Audrey Patty of Maryland; seven grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held in the spring from Woodlawn Cemetery,
Biddeford. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, James St., Saco.
Richard Berry, 71
PRESTWICK, S.C. — Retired Rear Adm. Richard Berry, 71, died Nov. 7,
2000, at Conway Hospital in Myrtle Beach.
He was born in Portland, Maine, a son of Edwin Rogers and Jeanette
Berry, graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and received a
master's degree from George Washington University.
Rear Adm. Berry served in the Navy for 32 years. He received his commission
in June 1954 after attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I.
His sea tours included command of the Acokeek, Hartley, Conynham and
Wainwright. While commanding the Wainwright, the ship was awarded the cruiser
Battle Efficiency "E," five departmental awards and received the Marjorie
Street Battleship Fund Award as most operationally ready ship in the Atlantic
His tours ashore have included duty with the Bureau of Naval Personnel
as a detailer, the Joint Staff at Headquarters, European Command, and as
the executive secretary to the chief of Naval Operations for Joint Chiefs
of Staff matters. As a captain, he served on the staff of the Commander,
Naval Surface Force, Atlantic as the assistant chief of staff for readiness
He served as inspector general for the Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic
Fleet and Atlantic Command. In 1982 he assumed command the the Cruiser-Destroyer
Group and in 1984 became director of operations for the U.S.-European Joint
Rear Adm. Berry retired in 1986. His decorations include the Legion
of Merit with two gold stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation
Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
He was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church and a member
of the Prestwick Golf Association.
His wife, Patty Berry, died previously.
Surviving are a son, Thomas R. of the Navy; a daughter, Mrs. Scott
(Denise M.) Covert of Wilmington; a sister, Louise Chronister of South
Portland, Maine; and six grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Goldfinch Funeral
Home Beach Chapel, Murrells Inlet, with a prayer service at 6 p.m. A service
will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial with
full military honors will be at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 29 in Arlington National
Theresa H. Child, 70
WILLISTON, Vt. — Theresa H. Child, 70, died unexpectedly Nov. 6, 2000,
at Abington Hospital in Philadelphia while attending a conference for Habitat
She was born in Biddeford, Maine, a daughter of Leo and Amy O'Neill
Harriman. Mrs. Child retired in 1991 from New England Telephone Co. as
a service representative after 34 years of service.
She was the widow of Maynard "Chuck" Child, who died in 1992.
She was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Williston.
Mrs. Child was an active member of Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity,
Champlain Initiative, Telephone Pioneers, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging
and Vermont Association for the Blind.
Two children, Julianne Devoid Child and Leslie Child, died previously.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eric (Joyce) Fleury of Barre, Vt.,
Mrs. Alden (Florence) Oliver of Underhill Center, Vt., Mrs. Don ( Alene
"Teri" ) Gingras of Underhill, Vt.; two sons, Michael of Essex Junction,
Vt., and Richard Child of Warren, Vt.; three brothers, Peter of Waterboro,
Maine, Robert of Saco, Maine, and Everett Harriman of Auburn, N.H.; three
sisters, Sally Pollock and Madeline Beaudoin of Saco, and Mary Ann Manning
of Baltimore; two foster sisters, Doris Brooks of Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport
and Lauretta Elie of Saco; and 12 grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ready
Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington, Vt. A funeral
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of
Mary Roman Catholic Church, Williston. Burial will follow in New Mount
Calvary Cemetery in Burlington.
Pearl Woodhead Clark, 76
SANFORD — Pearl W. Clark, 76, of Lincoln Street died of cancer Nov.
She was born in Springvale, a daughter of James E. and Lilian Crisp
Woodhead, was a 1942 graduate of Sanford High School and graduated from
Melrose (Mass.) Hospital Nursing School in 1945.
Mrs. Clark was an operating room nurse at Goodall Hospital in Sanford.
In 1947 she married Herbert E. Clark Jr. Because Mr. Clark served in the
military, they traveled extensively with their children in the United States
After her husband died in an automobile accident in Scotland in 1963,
Mrs. Clark returned to Springvale and worked again at Goodall Hospital.
She also worked in a local nursing home and offered private-duty care until
her retirement in the mid-1980s.
After her retirement, she cared for her brother Harry and her mother.
She was an active member of Bethel Christian Church in North Berwick,
where she was noted for her wonderful voice, her family said. Over the
years she supported several Christian charities and was a former member
of the Order of Eastern Star in Springvale.
Mrs. Berry was an avid bird watcher and feeder. She also loved the
beach and lived at Wells Beach for several years.
Surviving are three sons, Steven L. of Rochester, N.H., Michael J.
of Deltona, Fla., and Herbert E. III of Sanford; a daughter, Debora S.
Curley of Dover, N.H.; and six grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Heald
Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale, where a funeral will be held at
11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Robert Cole will officiate. Burial will be in
Riverside Cemetery, Springvale.
William M. Dinsmore, 51
LAKE WORTH, Fla. — William M. Dinsmore, 51, of 15th Avenue North, formerly
of Portland, Maine, died unexpectedly Nov. 6, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale.
He was born in Westbrook, Maine, a son of Clyde F. and Edna V. Currier
Dinsmore, attended St. Dominic's Grammar School and King Junior High School
in Portland and was a 1967 graduate of Portland High School. He was a drum
major in the Dirigo Jets drum and bugle corps.
He served in the Army as a sergeant during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Dinsmore was a manager at Old Calypso in Delray Beach. Previously,
he was a captain at the Sailfish Club of Florida in Northlake Trail at
He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Miami Dolphins.
Surviving are his parents, Edna V. and Anthony Juliano, both of Scarborough,
Maine; two brothers, Stephen T. of Fort Pierce and Clyde F. of Westbrook;
three sisters, Mrs. Pasquale (Ethel-Ann) Mastropasqua of Portland and Mrs.
David (June V.) Juliano Stanley and Mrs. Blaine (Karen A.) Barbera, both
of Scarborough; and a stepsister, Alice L. Dugan of Portland.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Jones,
Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, where prayers
will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. A funeral Mass will follow at 10
a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will follow
in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.
Simonne A. Gendron, 83
SANFORD — Simonne A. Gendron, 83, of Twombley Road died Nov. 7, 2000,
at her home.
Born in Somersworth, N.H., a daughter of Josephat and Ouella Gosselin
Laliberte, she attended the former Somersworth parochial schools. She moved
to Sanford and married in 1942. Mrs. Gendron was a homemaker.
She worked at the former Hooz's.
She lived in Portsmouth, N.H., from 1963 to 1972, and worked in the
Portsmouth High School cafeteria. She returned to Sanford in 1972.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Ignatius Church. Her interests
included antiques, doll collecting and decorating.
Her husband, Henry Gendron, died in 1976.
Surviving are a son, George R. Gendron of York; two daughters, Charlene
Grant of Concord, N.H., and Claire Gendron of Center Barnstead, N.H.; four
sisters, Adrienne Turcotte of York, Beatrice Chabot of Wells, Rita Goldsberry
of Minneapolis and Jeanne Ruel of Kittery, and two grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at LaFrance-Lambert
Funeral Home, 29 Winter St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Friday in St. Ignatius Church. Burial will follow in St. Ignatius Ceme-
Leona M. Goodwin, 92
SANFORD — Leona M. Goodwin, 92, of Maurice Avenue and a longtime resident
of Portland, died Nov. 8, 2000, at the Newton Center.
She was born in Holden, a daughter of William P. and Annie H. Price
Morrison, attended Brewer schools and was a graduate of Brewer High School.
She held a civil service accounting position and took auditing training
at A.S. Diggs of Boston.
She had a career in accounting and auditing for more than 53 years
in Bangor and Portland.
She retired from Waynflete School in Portland in 1979 as an accountant
and business manager. For 15 years, she was an honorary alumna of Waynflete
and received the Drake award from the school in 1978 for outstanding contributions,
loyalty and dedication to the school.
Mrs. Goodwin was a member of First Congregational Church of Brewer
and was past chaplain of Mystic Rebecca Lodge for several years. She was
a member of White Oaks Grange and a former secretary of the Business and
Professional Women's Club of Bangor.
Her husband, Ralph O. Goodwin, died in 1976.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ann Poole of Sanford, with whom
she lived; a granddaughter, Darlene L. Hayes of Sanford; two grandsons,
Daryn Williams of Sanford and Brent Williams of Saco; and several nieces
There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, with the Rev. Eric
Kelley officiating. Arrangements by LaFrance-Lambert Funeral Home, 29 Winter
Edward J. Kerwin Jr., 72
UNION — Edward J. Kerwin Jr., 72, formerly of Bath, died Nov. 6, 2000,
at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
He was born in Bath, a son of Edward J. and Katherine Ham Kerwin Sr.,
and graduated from Morse High School in 1945.
For many years, Mr. Kerwin worked at the Bath Daily Times.
For the past several years, he lived in Union.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bath. His interests
were hunting, fishing and the music of Lawrence Welk. He also enjoyed sports
and was an avid Boston Red Sox and Morse High School football fan.
Surviving are his brother, William J. of Augusta, Ga.; and two sisters,
Mrs. Ernest (Barbara) Brown of Bath and Constance Wallace of Woodstock,
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at David E. Desmond Funeral Home,
638 High St., Bath, with the Rev. Richard Rice officiating. Burial will
take place later.
Shirley C. Kilton, 81
OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Shirley C. Kilton, 81, of Manor Street at Ocean
Park died Nov. 7, 2000, in a local hospital.
She was born in Lowell, Mass., a daughter of Luther and Corinne Deroucher
Hall, and attended schools in Lowell and Portland.
Mrs. Kilton enjoyed automobile travel, attending Bible study class
at Pine Wood Manor and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Francis D. Kilton of Ocean Park;
four sons, Robert D. of Kankakee, Ill., Richard G. of Kennebunk and Donald
F. and David B., both of Portland; a daughter, Helen F. Hunter of Old Orchard
Beach; 36 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Brooklawn Memorial
Park, 2002 Congress St. Arrangements are by Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral
Home, 199 Woodford St.
Raoul Labrecque, 71
BIDDEFORD — Raoul Labrecque, 71, of Main Street died Nov. 6, 2000.
He was born a son of Alexandre and Laura Neault Labrecque, and attended
Biddeford schools. Mr. Labrecque served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Biddeford.
On Sept. 18, 1951, he married Simonne Lessard at St. Joseph.
He worked at Delorge Bakery for 27 years and at St. Joseph Cemetery
for 13 years, retiring in 1991.
Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Simonne Lessard Labrecque of Biddeford;
three sons, Donald of Preston, Conn., Michael of Waterford, Conn., and
James of Barton, Vt.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Talbot of Matthews,
N.C., and Carol Couture of Biddeford; a sister, Mrs. Arthur (Marie) Pare
of Saco; a brother, Maurice of Saco; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph
Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hope
Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St.
Frank J. Magner, 55
BIDDEFORD — Frank J. Magner, 55, of Sumner Street died Nov. 7, 2000,
at Southridge Living Center.
He was born in New York City, a son of Eugene and Wilma M. Duill Magner,
and graduated from local schools and William Wall High School in Lindenhurst,
N.Y. He later attended trade school in Lindenhurst and became a pipe fitter.
His employment included the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard, Seabrook Station
and the Brunswick Navel Air Station.
He and his wife had lived Biddeford since the late 1980s.
Mr. Magner helped coach and umpire Little League in Belpre, Ohio, in
the 1970s. He enjoyed sports, especially football, baseball, water sports
Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Jennie Stilphen Magner of Biddeford;
a son, Frank of Pine Bush, N.Y.; two daughters, Shelly Magner and Felicia
Dyer, both of Biddeford; a brother, Michael Magner of Lindley, N.Y.; two
sisters, Elizabeth Wheeler and Christina Jones, both of Lindley; and four
A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements
are by Dennett, Craig & Pate, 365 Main St., Saco.
Mary Anne Mancini, correction
In Wednesday's obituary for Mary Anne Aceto Mancini, 84, of Portland,
who died Nov. 7, 2000, the visiting hours were listed incorrectly. They
will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home,
199 Woodford St.
Incorrect information was provided to the newspaper.
Joan Gordon Mook, 72
FRANKLIN — Joan Gordon Mook, 72, formerly of Camden, died Nov. 6, 2000,
at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor.
She was born in Eastbrook, a daughter of Edgar S. and Mildred F. Butler
She married Sherwood A. Wiley on Dec. 23, 1946, in Camden. He died
Oct. 27, 1973. She married Herbert Mook on Oct. 16, 1976. He died in 1980.
In 1971 she obtained her general equivalency diploma. For more than
25 years, she had been employed at School House Togs as a seamstress until
her retirement in 1987.
After retiring, Mrs. Mook moved from Camden to Franklin. For many years,
she was an active member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Her interests included quilting, gardening, and traveling.
Surviving are two sons, Roger G. Wiley of Warren and Sherwood A. Wiley
Jr. of Camden; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Nancy) Weickert of Franklin; a
stepson, David Mook of Saginaw, Mich.; four sisters, Margaret Nickerson
of Holly Hill, Fla., Etta Achorn of Windsor; Janice Cook of Waltham; and
Kathleen Ginn of Eastbrook; brothers including Edgar of Texas, David of
Franklin, Jonathan of Bar Harbor, and Ronald, Gilbert, Norman, James, and
Thomas Gordon; three grandchildren, Colleen M. and Graham A. Wiley, both
of Camden, and Steven Gordon Jones Wiley of Warren; two stepgrandchildren
and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Laite & Pratt
Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Services and burial will be held
in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, Camden.
Richard Clement Moran, 83
BRIDGTON — Richard "Red" Clement Moran, 83, also of Marco Island, Fla.,
died Nov. 5, 2000, at a local hospital.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., a son of Thomas and Florence Taylor
Moran, and graduated from West Haven (Conn.) High School and in 1938 from
Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., with a bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant of cavalry.
Mr. Moran was first stationed with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Fort
Ethan Allen, Vt. In 1941 he joined the 1st Armored Division at Fort Knox,
Ky. During World War II he participated in eight campaigns, including landings
in North Africa and Anzio, Italy, and the Po Valley and Rome-Arno assaults.
He was awarded the Bronze Star medal at the Kasserine Pass in North
Africa, the Legion of Merit and the Italian Medal of Valor.
After World War II, he served as commander of the 100th Tank Battalion
of the 1st Armored Division, instructor of armored operations at the Army
Command and General Staff College, commander of Detachment "K" of the Korean
Military Advisory Group, adviser to the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force
for the Military Assistance Advisory Group-Japan, and the U.S. Embassy
at The Hague, Netherlands.
He married Virginia Baylies on July 25, 1945.
He was the professor of military science at Northeastern University
in Boston from 1968 until his retirement in 1972, and then worked as an
administrator for 20 years of the Marco Island Country Club golf course.
He was a member of the 1st Armored Division Association, the Retired
Officers Association, the Reserve Officers Association of Collier County,
Fla., the Norwich University Alumni Association and Sigma Phi Epsilon frater-
Surviving are his wife of Bridgton and Marco Island; a son, Thomas
of Carlisle, Mass.; a daughter, Susan Drake of Westford, Mass.; two grandchildren
and a great-grandchild.
A graveside funeral service was held Nov. 8 in Arlington (Va.) National
Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements are by Raymond-Wentworth
Funeral Home, Bridgton.
Mamie M. Neeld, 89
BRUNSWICK — Mamie M. Neeld, 89, of Maurice Drive died Nov. 8, 2000,
at Mid Coast Hospital.
She was born in Trenton, N.J., a daughter of Joseph and Catherine Lubiejewski
Malkowski, and attended New Jersey schools.
On June 30, 1933, she married Edward Neeld, who died in 1968.
In New Jersey, Mrs. Neeld worked at Bayridge Factory, Helene Fuld Hospital
and at the WMCA. In 1990 she moved to Brunswick, where she lived at Woodlawn
Towers on Water Street for 10 years.
Mrs. Neeld enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family.
She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church here.
A daughter, Laura M. Parsons, died in 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Catherine M. Vannell of Franklin, Pa.,
and Helen M. Tomer of Topsham; and 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren
and eight great- great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stetson's Funeral
Home, 12 Federal St.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's
Church, Pleasant Street, with the Rev. Richard Yagesh officiating. Burial
will follow in St. John's Cemetery
Eleanor M. Delavina Peck, 85
Eleanor M. Delavina Peck, 85, formerly of North Yarmouth, died Nov.
4, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Portland after a short illness. She had been
a resident of St. Joseph's Manor in Portland since 1995.
Mrs. Peck was born in Portland, a daughter of Marie B. Neilson and
Raymond E. Delavina, and attended local schools.
She graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., where
her family moved in the early 1930s. She attended New York University,
earning a bachelor's degree in history in 1936, and did graduate studies
in education and textile arts.
On Oct. 18, 1941, she married Frank R. Peck in New York, and the couple
moved to Fairfield, Conn. Mr. Peck died in 1968.
Mrs. Peck spent her summers on Panther Pond in Raymond for nearly 50
She taught high school in New York City before her marriage. From 1958
to 1965 she worked at the Carousel toy store in Fairfield and Westport,
Conn. She began working as an elementary classroom aide in Fairfield in
1968, retiring in 1990.
For nearly 50 years, she was a member and deaconess of Greenfield Hill
Congregational Church in Fairfield. She was an active volunteer, Women's
Guild member, and "master fudge maker" of the annual Dogwood Festival.
She was a past president of the Dwight Elementary School Parent Teacher
Association in Fairfield and a Brownie and Scout leader. She was an accomplished
Surviving are a son, John F. Peck of Providence, R.I.; two daughters,
Marie H. Peck of North Yarmouth and Lois A. Barber of Westminster West,
Vt., and two granddaughters, Jacy A. and Rachael M. Barber.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at State Street Church, UCC,
159 State St., Portland. Arrangements are by Hay & Peabody Funeral
Alfred Douglas Pinkham Sr., 74
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Alfred Douglas Pinkham Sr., 74, died Nov. 8, 2000,
at his home.
He was born at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, a son of Douglas and Arneta
Crocker Pinkham, and graduated from local schools in 1943.
Mr. Pinkham worked for Sample's Shipyard in Boothbay before joining
the Navy during World War II.
On Nov. 17, 1946, he married June Reed and they lived in Waldoboro,
Mr. Pinkham worked for Strong Chevrolet in Damariscotta and also at
the veterans hospital at Togus.
He later moved to Bangor, but returned to Waldoboro and worked for
the Post Office.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Pinkham and his wife wintered here and spent
their summers in Waldoboro.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, boating, sailing,
hunting, golfing, Brittany spaniels and reading.
Surviving are his wife of Waldoboro and Zephyrhills; his son, Alfred
Jr. of Silverdale, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Cedric (Jeanette) Achorn of
Waldoboro and Suzanne Blanchard of Auburn, Maine; two brothers, Roscoe
of Belmont, Maine, and David of Vernon, Conn.; two grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren and three stepgranchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hall Funeral Home,
949 Main St., Waldoboro. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday
in German Cemetery, Waldoboro. The Rev. Robert Dorr will officiate.
Ruth M. Ray, 77
TOPSHAM — Ruth M. Ray, 77, of River Road died Nov. 5, 2000, at Parkview
Memorial Hospital in Brunswick.
She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., a daughter of Elmer and Ida Craver
Mathewson, and attended local schools. Mrs. Ray lived in Brunswick before
moving to Topsham in 1989.
She was a brush maker at the M. Grumbacher Co. in Brunswick for many
She is survived by a sister, Minnie Whitford of Topsham.
At Mrs. Ray's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are
by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.
Adah S. Reed, 78
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Adah Smith Reed, 78, formerly of Apex, N.C., and
Trumbull, Conn., died Nov. 6, 2000, at Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill.
She was born in Newcastle, Maine, a daughter of Edgar and Marion Carlisle
Smith, and lived in Trumbull, where she was employed by the University
of Bridgeport admissions office for 15 years, the last six years as assistant
director of admissions.
She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, Sunday School superintendent
for 17 years at Long Hill United Methodist Church and a member and past
president of the Parent Teacher Association. She received a life-member
After moving to the Apex area, she was an active member of First United
Methodist Church in Cary, where she was the chairwoman of the Mary Martha
Circle, maintained membership records, visited and cared for shut-ins and
was responsible for putting together the church membership directory.
More recently, Mrs. Reed was a bookkeeper and served on various committees
at Carolina Meadows.
Her husband, George M. Reed, and a son, William C. Reed, died previously.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Alison R.) DeVack of West Suffield,
Conn.; and three grandchildren, Jeffrey DeVack of Bel Camp, Md., Kimberly
DeVack of West Suffield, Conn., and Jennifer Reed of Brunswick, Maine.
A visiting hour will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Strong
Funeral Home, Damariscotta, Maine, followed by a graveside service at 11
a.m. in Hillside Cemetery, Damariscotta.
Douglas A. Robbins, 18
ROCKLAND — Douglas A. Robbins, 18, formerly of Warren died Nov. 6,
2000, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Route 90 in Warren.
He was born in Rockport, a son of Michael and Thelma R. Hannan. He
was raised in Rockland, and attended schools there until transferring to
Medomak Valley High School. Last Saturday, he took the Scholastic Aptitude
Mr. Robbins worked in the produce department of Shop 'n Save in Rockland.
He was a compassionate, adventurous, fearless person who loved his
family and friends, his family said. His interests included shopping, weightlifting,
music, his cell phone, four- and three-wheeling, snowboarding, swimming,
Jet Ski-riding and animals. Ellen Richardson of Rockland was a special
friend who was like a second mother, his family said. His girlfriend was
Roni Lei Boyce of Washington.
Surviving are his parents of Warren; a sister, Renee Nickles, and a
brother, Michael Nickles, both of Friendship; two grandmothers, Dagmar
Robbins of Rockland and Patricia Williams of Rockland; a great-grandmother,
Nina McClusky of Rockland; and two uncles who helped raise him, Wil and
Milton Robbins, both of Rockland.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Burpee-Strong Funeral
Home, 110 Limerock St. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at Sawyer Cemetery, Warren. The Rev. Wayne Sawyer will officiate.
Irene F. Russell, 83
NORWAY — Irene F. Russell, 83, of Bethel and formerly of Hanover for
more than 40 years, died Nov. 7, 2000, at Norway Rehabilitation and Living
A resident of the area for several years, she made her home on Main
Street in Bethel.
She was born in Newry, a daughter of Robert and Mary Jackson Foster,
and graduated in 1937 from Gould Academy in Bethel.
Mrs. Russell had attended the Rumford Point Congregational Church and
Locke Mills Union Church.
On Feb. 2, 1946, she married Cedric P. Russell in Bethel. He died in
A grandson, Robert Chadbourne Jr., died previously.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Chadbourne of Bethel
and Mrs. Bruce (Judith) Gagnon of Cumberland; a son, Thomas Russell of
Bryant Pond; five grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meader &
Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. A funeral service will be held
at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Deborah Jenks officiating.
Burial in the Hanover Cemetery, Hanover.
Joseph Andrew 'Joe' Slattery, 47
SAN FRANCISCO — Joseph A. "Joe" Slattery, 47, died of lung disease
Nov. 3, 2000, at the University of California San Francisco Hospital here.
He recently had a double lung transplant.
He was born in Portland, Maine, a son of Patrick Andrew and Candide
Paquette Slattery. In 1972 he was a member of the sixth graduating class
of the Hyde School in Bath, where he proved himself an accomplished athlete,
craftsman, friend and lifelong learner, his family said. While at Hyde,
he won a New England championship in Greco-Roman wrestling. He played lacrosse
and football in high school and at Boston University.
In 1977 he moved to Point Reyes in Inverness and developed a successful
career as a fine craftsman and builder. His hobbies included hunting and
His love of later nature led him to the Tom Brown Tracking and Wilderness
Survival School in New Jersey, where he completed nearly every survival
and tracking course offered, ultimately teaching courses in both New Jersey
Mr. Slattery worked his way to New Zealand on a wool freighter and
took up skydiving there. He was a wilderness guide in the Brooks Range
of Alaska and spent many hours solo in the wilderness of British Columbia,
Montana, Idaho, and the Grand Canyon.
His interests included the spiritual practices and ancient ways of
Native American culture and protecting the environment. He also was fond
of teaching survival skills to children and the art of seine net fishing
on Tamales Bay.
He was a founding trustee of the Clayton Lewis Memorial Trust in Inverness,
an organization dedicated to environmental preservation and education.
In the early 1990s, he began a second career as a white-water rafting
guide in Salmon Falls, Idaho. He had signed on to begin rafting in Chile
when he was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension.
He was the companion of Anne Galligher Murphy of Inverness.
Surviving are his parents of Kennebunkport, Maine; and three sisters,
Patrice Slattery of Winston-Salem N.C., Karen Barter of Pretty Marsh on
Mount Desert Island, Maine, and Ann Slattery of Kennebunk, Maine.
A celebration of Mr. Slattery's life will be held later in Point Reyes.
Josiah 'Josh' Staples, 82
BRUNSWICK — Josiah "Josh" Staples, 82, of Page Street, a winter resident
of Boca Raton, Fla., died Nov. 7, 2000, in Boca Raton.
He was born in Gardiner, a son of Dr. Albert H. and Alice Hasting Eaton
Staples, graduated from Brunswick High School in 1936, and attended the
University of Maine from 1937 to 1939.
Mr. Staples was an Army veteran of World War II. In 1940 he graduated
with honors from the Officers' Candidate School at Fort Monroe, Va. From
1941 to 1944 he was stationed in Trinidad with the 252nd Coast Artillery.
He then was stationed in Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Sill, Okla.,
before going to Northern France and Germany with the 541st Field Artillery
to serve as a forward observer. He used to relate to others the wonderful
experience of being in Paris on VE Day.
Mr. Staples ran a camp for displaced persons outside of Cologne, Germany,
in 1945, as thousands of people were fleeing or returning to their homelands.
He married Anna Scott in Trinidad in 1944.
Mr. Staples was a James Bowdoin Scholar at Bowdoin College in 1947-1948
and graduated in 1949.
He worked for the Insurance Company of North America in Detroit from
1949-1952. From 1952-1957 he was sales director for Alcoa Steamship Co.
in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and was transferred to San Juan, Puerto Rico,
in 1958. In 1964 he became general manager of Trailer Marine Transportation.
On returning to Maine in 1972, he became director of Southern Maine Technical
College, retiring in 1984.
Mr. and Mrs. Staples spent winters in their home in Boca Raton and
traveled. Mr. Staples was an avid golfer in Trinidad, and in 1962 was champion
of the El Morro Golf Club in San Juan.
He was a member of the Brunswick Golf Club for more than 30 years,
and won a tournament with his son, James. He was active in the Rotary Club
and Navy League in Puerto Rico.
Surviving are his wife of Brunswick and Boca Raton; four sons, Dr.
J. Scott of Brunswick, Randall G. of Gray, James E. of Sarasota, Fla.,
and Christopher J. of North Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Susan M. Santisi of
Royal Palm Beach, Fla., nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.
A memorial service will be held in Brunswick in the spring. Arrangements
are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St.