Sunday, October 15, 2000
Richard A. Beckwith, 45
YARMOUTH Richard A. Beckwith, 45, of North Road died Oct. 13, 2000,
He was born in Portland on a working farm, a son of Carlton and Gertrude
Hight Beckwith, and graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1975.
He married his high school sweetheart, Debra Schumacher, in 1977.
Mr. Beckwith worked for Water Treatment Equipment Co. here for the
past 18 years.
His interests included farming, cutting wood and cooking. He was called
"Bobby Fillet" by his family because of his cooking skills.
Surviving are his parents; his wife; a son, Christopher A.; a daughter,
April L.; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Barbara Beckwith Salmon, all
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lindquist Funeral
Home, Mayberry Lane, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Lucile D. Cote, 85
BIDDEFORD Lucile D. Cote, 85, of Evergreen Lane died Oct. 13, 2000,
at St. Andre's Health Care Facility.
She was born here, a daughter of Calixte and Fabiola Fortin Dion, and
graduated from high school in East Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Cote worked for Travelers Insurance of Portland for 13 years in
the financial services life department.
She was a member of the Biddeford Seniors, Open Door and the American
Association of Retired Persons, a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church
and member of its Ladies Sodality.
Her husband, Henry Cote, died in 1975.
Surviving are a son, Robert H. Cote of Saco; six grandchildren and
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cote Funeral
Home, 87 James St., Saco. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday
at St. Mary's Catholic Church, followed by a burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Bertha B. Gidney, 90
SOUTH PORTLAND Bertha B. Gidney, 90, formerly of Sawyer Street, died
Oct. 13, 2000, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham following a short illness.
She was born in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, a daughter of Richard and Maude
Manning Canning, and attended Parrsboro schools. She moved to Boston in
1929 and attended the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing.
Mrs. Gidney made her home in South Portland for many years and was
a member of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene for more than 50
years. She was a Sunday school teacher, Caravan worker, box work secretary
for the missionary society and a member of the JOY group. She was also
active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Greater Portland.
Her husband, Loran L. Gidney, died in 1983. A grandson died previously.
Surviving are a son, Charles R. Gidney of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a daughter,
Christine A. Curtin of Standish; a brother, Burgess Canning of Bedford,
Nova Scotia; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday
at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, followed by a funeral service
at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.
Eleanor 'Honey' Grady
OLD ORCHARD BEACH Eleanor "Honey" Grady died Oct. 13, 2000, at a
Scarborough nursing home.
She was born in East Boston, a daughter of William and Blanche Byer
Grady, and graduated from East Boston schools.
In 1930 she moved to Old Orchard Beach.
She enjoyed music and poetry.
Her former husband, Robert Fortin, died in 1994.
Surviving are a sister, Viola Girard of Old Orchard Beach; and two
nephews, Gary B. Girard of Newport, Vt., and Kim G. Girard of Saco.
Visiting hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Dennett, Craig and
Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco. A graveside service will follow
at 3:30 p.m. in Laurel Hill Cemetery with Brian Pennel officiating.
John H. Hunt, 44
PITTSFIELD, N.H. John H. Hunt, 44, died Oct. 11, 2000, at Concord
He was born in Sanford, Maine, a son of Kenneth and Elsie Hatch Hunt.
He had been employed by the city of Dover.
Surviving are his wife, Deborah Simonds Hunt of Pittsfield; four sons,
John Jr. of Pittsfield, Ryan of Berwick, Maine, and Joshua and Nicholas,
both of Rochester; a daughter, Rebecca Hunt of York, Maine; four brothers,
Frank Merchant of South Berwick, Maine, George Merchant of Rochester, Clement
Merchant of Middletown and Ralph Merchant of New York; and two sisters,
Leona Arnold of York and Diana Mosher of Sanford.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home,
North Berwick. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral
home, with the Rev. Charles Jepson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn
Cemetery, South Berwick.
Rev. Ernest Ireland, 79
ISLAND FALLS Rev. Ernest Ireland, 79, died Oct. 13, 2000, in Houlton.
He was born in Marcellus, N.Y., a son of Frank and Maud Williams Ireland.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel Prescott Ireland of Island Falls; two
sons, Dr. Dennis of Clinton, Miss., and Dale of Island Falls; two daughters,
Donna Walker of Island Falls and Debbie Ackerson of Presque Isle; and several
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Island Falls United
Baptist Church, where a committal service will be held at 7 p.m. The Rev.
James Flye will officiate. Burial will be in Guilford Cemetery. A memorial
service will be Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Island Falls Baptist Church. Arrangements
are by Bowers Funeral Home.
Reny G. LeBlanc, 82
WESTBROOK Reny G. LeBlanc, 82, of Riverview Terrace died Oct. 14,
2000, at a Portland hospital.
He was born here, a son of Joseph R. and Claire Fortier LeBlanc, attended
schools here and lived here all of his life.
He worked for O.G.K. Robinson Co. and S.D. Warren Co. for 20 years
and for Saunders Brothers for more than 20 years, retiring in 1975.
He was a well-known guitarist and he organized the Frenchtown Band,
in which he also played.
He was known by his family as "Magwa," which means big chief.
Mr. LeBlanc was a communicant of St. Hyacinth Church and was responsible
for the relocation of the big church bell from the old church to the new
one on Brown Street.
His wife, Elizabeth M. LeBlanc, died in 1987 and a son, Raymond, died
Surviving are two sons, Albert of Virginia Beach, Va., and Gerard of
Westbrook; two daughters, Patricia McLellan of Buxton and Priscilla Bard
of Westbrook; two brothers, Mendoza of Biddeford and Joseph of Westbrook;
17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Blais Funeral Home,
35 Church St. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home. Burial will be in St. Hyacinth Cemetery.
Harold A. Morris, 85
BRUNSWICK Harold A. Morris, 85, of Bunganuc Road died Oct. 12, 2000,
at Mid Coast Hospital.
He was born in Wyckoff, N.J., a son of Harry and Amy Morris.
He married Katherine L. Rockwell in Hackensack, N.J., on Nov. 4, 1945.
For many years he lived in Greenwood Lake, N.J., where he was a self-employed
He moved to Florida in 1971 and worked as a union plumber for eight
years. He lived in Citrus Springs, Fla., for 20 years and moved here in
1999 to live with his daughter, Arlene Morris, and her husband, Steven
He enjoyed woodworking, making furniture and toys, music, playing the
clarinet and saxophone, and golf. He enjoyed living in Maine.
Surviving are his wife of Brunswick; three daughters, Arlene Morris
of Brunswick, Barbara Spitzform of Kissimmee, Fla., and Denise Morris of
Topsham; a son, Arthur Schelle of Colombia, South America; a brother, Gilbert
of Hudson, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Services will be private. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home.
Daisy Gray Nichols, correction
YARMOUTH In Saturday's obituary for Daisy Gray Nichols, 84, of Gail
Lane it should have stated her husband, Alfred L. Nichols, survives her.
Forrest L. Preston Sr., 74
YARMOUTH Forrest L. "Double T" Preston Sr., 74, of Portland Street
and formerly of Hope Avenue, Steep Falls, died Oct. 13, 2000, at a Portland
hospital following a long illness.
He was born in Eastport, a son of George M. and Mariette Farley Preston,
and attended Eastport schools.
He was a veteran of the Army during World War II. He was also a member
of the National Guard.
Mr. Preston was employed as a truck driver for Carr Brothers, Table
Talk Pies, Portland Fruit and Uterstrom trucking. He also worked at M.B.I.
Security and Dyer's Service Station.
He listened to country music and at one time played steel guitar backup
for Jimmy Dean in Virginia.
He was interested in citizens band radio and went by the handle "Double
T." He was an amateur boxer and, beginning in the Depression, was state
champion for eight years. He also was a pool and card player.
His wife, Laura L. Cottle Preston, died in 1990 and a son, Forrest
L. Jr., died in 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Melvin Cottle Sr. of Hollis and John F. Preston
of Steep Falls; five daughters, Mrs. William (Geraldine C.) Heroux of Belfast,
Mrs. Alvah (Sheila M.) Moore of Westbrook and Elizabeth A. Mason, Alice
L. Preston and Sylvia A. Seiders, all of Portland; two sisters, Velma Richards
of Clinton and Zelma Stover of Belfast; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be at 10
a.m. Wednesday in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements are
by Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland.
Wilson Kennedy Ray, 74
KENNEBUNKPORT Wilson Kennedy Ray, 74, of Point Arundel Condominiums,
Ocean Avenue, died Oct. 14, 2000, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford
after a brief illness.
He was born in Pittsburgh, a son of Wilson K. Sr. and Elizabeth Johnston
Ray, and graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh and then Princeton
Mr. Ray served in the Navy during World War II.
He worked for the Aluminum Company of America for 30 years, many of
which were spent in the international department in Lausanne, Switzerland,
and Tokyo. During the '70s he served as president of Alcoa, Japan.
Upon retirement he worked for five years for Harmarville Rehabilitation
Center in Pittsburgh as vice president of marketing.
He and his wife retired to Maine in 1987.
He served a term as president of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Library
board in Kennebunkport and was a member of the town's Budget and Planning
boards. He was also a member of Kennebunk River Club.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Virginia Ray; a daughter, Virginia
Bouchillon of Atlanta; a sister, Elizabeth Merrick of Cleveland; and two
grandchildren, Kerry and Charlie Bouchillon.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at South Congregational
Church, with the Rev. Charles Whiston officiating. Arrangements are by
Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk.
Roger Emerson Shorey, 76
YORK Roger Emerson Shorey, 76, of Frost Hill Road died Oct. 9, 2000,
at Exeter (N.H.) Healthcare, after a long illness.
He was born in Portland, a son of Clifton and Virginia Emerson Shorey,
and graduated from Dover (N.H.) High School. He lived in South Berwick
and Dover before moving to the old Rogers farm here.
He served in the Army Air Corps and Air Force from 1942 to 1949. He
was in the Southwest Pacific for 2 1/2 years and attained the rank of sergeant.
Mr. Shorey worked at Moore Business Forms for 35 years as a machinist
and prototype maker.
He was a captain and charter member of the York Militia, and was a
speaker on Colonial topics for schoolchildren and adults. He was a life
member of the South Berwick Rod and Gun Club and became an expert on evaluating
His interests included lobstering and hunting. He was noted for building
flintlocks and cannons and also collecting and repairing many types of
rifles and handguns.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lillian Rising Shorey; a son,
John Shorey of New York City; four daughters, Mrs. David (Kathleen) Avery
of Eliot, Sharon Gerald of Eliot, Susan O'Brien of Michigan, and Christine
Shorey of Durham N.H.; a sister, Jeanne Adams of Derry, N.H.; two brothers,
Kenneth of Rollinsford, N.H., and Elwin Shorey of Virginia; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by J. S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery.
Thursday, November 2, 2000
Wilbur Jones, 94, loved life on his Lebanon dairy farm
LEBANON Wilbur Hayes Jones of Goding Road, a hardworking farmer who
loved the land, died Nov. 1, 2000, at Greenwood Center in Sanford after
a brief illness. He was 94.
He was born at his family's homestead, a son of James Walter and Etta
Estelle Jones. Because of his father's illness and subsequent death, Mr.
Jones was entrusted at a young age with work on the family's farm.
A good student, he attended Lebanon schools and graduated from high
school at 16. He began working on the family dairy farm full time after
Although the work was hard, Mr. Jones loved the land, and enjoyed raising
the herd and seeing his crops grow. He found the farm rewarding. "It was
a life he loved," said his friend and caretaker, Roger Ridley.
Mr. Jones felt that his greatest lifetime achievement was the breeding
of a prize cow, Broadwall Willow Cindy. Classified excellent four times
in her life, the cow was a Gold Medal Dam and a Dam of Merit, awarded by
the National Holstein-Friesian Association. She set several milk production
records in New England and the United States during her life, and she was
a featured centerfold of Holstein World in the 1970s. She has offspring
in four countries.
Recalled Ridley, "Nobody could figure out how a little farmer from
Lebanon could pull that off."
Mr. Johnson was also proud that he never had to leave his farm in search
of a paycheck. "He never worked a day off the farm," said Ridley.
Although his farm covered 600 acres and spanned two towns, Mr. Jones
never considered subdividing it, said Ridley. "He'd rather cut off his
arm than do that." Mr. Jones ran his farm until he sold his herd in 1980.
He then continued to enjoy and oversee his farm while daily operations
were under the direction of the Ridley Farm of Shapleigh.
Mr. Jones was a loner who "always considered himself a misfit," said
Ridley. An honest, no-nonsense man, Mr. Jones was not one to "beat around
the bush." Said Ridley, "If he liked you, he liked you; and if he didn't,
he didn't, and he told you so."
Mr. Jones liked the Grange's moral code and its members' tendency to
work together and help each other. He was the last past master of the North
He also was an avid fisherman and skilled hunter.
Surviving is a cousin, Herbert Greeley of Swampscott, Mass.
A visiting hour will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Heald Funeral
Home, 580 Main St., Springvale, where a funeral will follow at 1 p.m. The
Rev. Kenneth D. Keating will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Grove
Cemetery, North Lebanon.
Gladys M. Chamard, 93
WESTBROOK Gladys M. Chamard, 93, of Spring Street, a lifelong resident
of Westbrook, died Oct. 31, 2000, at a Westbrook nursing home.
She was born here, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Frances Blake, and
attended Westbrook schools.
Mrs. Chamard worked at S.D. Warren Co. for 39 years before retiring
in the early 1970s.
She was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary.
She enjoyed dancing when she was younger.
A son, Louis Chamard, died in 1994.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Chamard of Westbrook, and Raymond Chamard
of Windham; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Hay Funeral Home,
795 Main St., where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Lionel T. Chapais, 74
SANFORD Lionel T. Chapais, 74, of Bodwell Street died of cancer Nov.
1,2000, at Goodall Hospital.
He was born here, a son of Thomas and Delina LaPointe Chapais, and
attended schools in Sanford and Lebanon.
Mr. Chapais joined the Marine Corps at 17 and served in the South Pacific
during World War II.
In July 1948, he married Theresa Payeur.
Mr. Chapais drove tractor-trailer rigs for 38 years for Adams Trucking
and GTE Sylvania. He also drove for Michaud Bus Lines.
After his retirement in 1991, he worked part time at Lavalley Lumber.
Mr. Chapais was a communicant of St. Ignatius Church. He also was a
4th-degree member of the Springvale Council of the Knights of Columbus.
He was an avid sports fan, motorcyclist and hunter.
Surviving are his wife of Sanford; six sons, Thomas of Alfred, Richard
of Oakland, Calif., Jerry of Sanford, David of Waterboro and William and
Brian, both of Shapleigh; a daughter, Christine Chapais of Sanford; three
sisters, Viola Demers and Cecile Gauthier, both of Sanford, and Gertrude
Paquette of Spring Hill, Fla.; and 19 grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at LaFrance-Lambert Funeral
Home, 29 Winter St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday
in St. Ignatius Church. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Springvale.
Doris N. Cram, 93
CORNISH Doris N. Cram, 93, of Pumpkinville died Oct. 31, 2000, at
Fryeburg Health Care Center after a brief illness.
Born in Norwell, Mass., a daughter of Irving and Ella Day Cram, she
attended East Hiram schools. Mrs. Cram worked for 20 years as a trimmer
at the Maine Dress Shop in Cornish.
Her interests included crocheting, sewing and she was still making
skirts as recently as the spring of this year, said her family.
Her husband, Ralph W. Cram, died in 1974.
Surviving are a son, Gordon Cram of West Baldwin; three daughters,
Dorothy Parker of Cornish, Donna L'Heureux of South Portland and Joyce
Turrenne of South Carolina; a sister, Evelyn Douglas of Chester, Vt.; 10
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at
2 p.m. Friday at West Baldwin Cemetery.
The Rev. Robert Irish will officiate.
Arrangements are by York Funeral Chapel.
Mary Bradshaw Desmond, 99
FREEPORT Mary Bradshaw Desmond, 99, of Old County Road, formerly of
Winthrop Avenue in Lawrence, Mass., died Oct. 27, 2000, at a local nursing
facility after a long illness.
She was born in Lawrence, a daughter of Daniel and Mary Bradshaw Desmond,
attended local schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1919.
She was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
She taught music in the Lawrence schools and privately in her home
at 88 Bailey St., South Lawrence.
She composed and had published several pieces of music.
She moved to Maine a few years ago and resided at the Hawthorne House.
Surviving is a nephew, F. Paul Desmond of Glen, N.H.
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be private.
Arrangements are by Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford
Kathryn L. 'Kathy' Emerson, 33
WINDHAM Kathryn L. "Kathy" Emerson, 33, of Holly Lane died Oct. 31,
2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born in Cleveland, a daughter of Charles Silcott and Donna
Y. McCartney, and attended East High School in Columbus, Ohio. She later
attended the University of New England in Biddeford.
Mrs. Emerson was employed at National Semiconductor in South Portland.
She was a volunteer at Manchester and Arlington schools, and in the
Windham primary schools. She also was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints in Cape Elizabeth.
Her interests included stenciling, playing Yahtzee, cribbage and singing
She was engaged to Peter G. Smith of Windham.
Surviving are her mother of Portland; four sons, Bobby and Ray Yontz
and Brandon and Bradley Emerson, all of Windham; three brothers, Robert
Silcott of Biddeford, Bob Silcott of Naples and Mark Greenwald of Lisbon
Falls; three sisters, Elizabeth Arnold of Portland, Teressa Silcott of
Carroll, Ohio, and Shirley Moore of Gorham; three stepsisters, Elizabeth
Clementz of Lima, Ohio, and Kathy Ann Lester and Debbie Greenwald, both
of Columbus; and a stepbrother, Jimmy Greenwald of Columbus.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road. The Rev. Dana Reed will officiate.
Archie Warren Harriman, 77
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio Archie Warren Harriman, 77, died Oct. 30, 2000,
at Berger Hospital in Circleville.
He was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, a son of Ira and Grace Davis
Mr. Harriman served in the Navy and was a World War II veteran, serving
on the USS Melville in the European Theater of Operations.
Surviving are his wife, Alice Chase Harriman of Circle- ville; two
daughters, Mrs. Bob (Dianne) Nelson of Newtown, Conn., and Mrs. Jim (Janis)
England of Circleville; two brothers, Walter of Riverton, N.J., and Raymond
of Rome, Maine, and four grandchildren, Mrs. Steven (Deborah) Nelson, Stephanie
Nelson, Jonathan and David England.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cape Elizabeth
United Methodist Church, Ocean House Road. The Rev. Steven Notis will officiate.
Family members will greet friends at 1 p.m. at the Rangeley Room of
the Holiday Inn West (Exit 8) in Portland after the graveyard service.
Marion K. Hebert, 94
Marion K. Hebert, 94, formerly of Westbrook died Oct. 25, 2000, at
a Portland nursing home.
She was born in Westbrook, a daughter of James and Jennie Wentworth
Kelley, and attended local schools.
Mrs. Hebert was a self-employed piano teacher for more than 30 years.
She was a former member of both the Chopin Club and the Portland Rossini
Her husband of 69 years, Eugene Hebert, died in 1999; a son, Dr. James
E. Hebert and a granddaughter, Jean Urkevic, died previously.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara H. Urkevic of Cheshire, Conn.; nine
grandchildren and 14 greatgrand-children.
A private funeral service will be held later. Arrangements are by Blais
Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook.
Stephen 'Beaver' Hodgdon Jr., 44
BOOTHBAY HARBOR C. Stephen "Beaver" Hodgdon Jr., 44, died of cancer
Oct. 31, 2000, at St. Andrews Hospital.
He was the son of C. Stephen and Florence Brewer Hodgdon Sr. and graduated
from Boothbay Region High School in 1974.
Mr. Hodgdon began lobstering after high school and fished all his life.
His fishing vessel was the Amy Gale, and he fished for Wotton's Lobster.
During the winter, he built lobster traps for local fishermen.
He enjoyed moose hunting and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife, Gale Hyson Hodgdon; his parents; two sons,
C. Stephen III and Caleb B.; and a daughter, Amy Gale Hodgdon, all of Trevett;
his brother, Kevin of Sawyers Island; and three sisters, Mrs. Munro (Mary
H.) Dodge of Boothbay Harbor and Mrs. Richard (Tracey H.) Hyson and Mrs.
Larry (Debra H.) Andrews, both of Boothbay.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Simmons, Harrington
and Hall Funeral Home, Route 27, Boothbay. A graveside service will be
at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery, Boothbay, with Al Roberts
Arthur C. P. Lennon, 84
SOUTH PORTLAND Arthur C. P. Lennon, 84, of Arbutus Avenue died Nov.
1, 2000, at his daughter's home.
He was born in Portland, a son of Edward James and Mary Elizabeth Dostie
Lennon, attended local schools and graduated from Deering High School in
1934. He later attended Coburn Classical Institute in Vassalboro.
After graduation, Mr. Lennon operated Lennon's Florist Shop on Congress
Street in Portland for two years. He then served with the Army during World
After the war, he worked at the South Portland shipyard. He also operated
Lennon's Landscaping and was employed at Maine Central Railroad for 25
years, retiring as superintendent of the Waterville division in 1975.
Mr. Lennon was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
His wife of 52 years, Jeannette LaPierre Lennon, died in 1992.
Surviving are a son, Dennis of Plover, Wis.; three daughters, Mrs.
David (Charlotte) Arey, with whom he resided here, Mrs. James (Elizabeth)
Cough of Bar Harbor and Mrs. Patrick (Laura) Michaud of Fairfield; 10 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. Friday
at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, followed
by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will
Milton T. Martin, 87
YORK Milton T. Martin, 87, of Long Beach Avenue and formerly of Topsfield,
Mass., died Nov. 1, 2000, at York Hospital.
He was born in Revere, Mass., a son of William and May McCausland Martin,
and was a 1932 graduate of Revere High School.
During the Depression, Mr. Martin helped his father bind textbooks
for the local school system. He later worked in the accounting department
at Wilson Meatpacking in Springfield, Mass., and installed offset printing
presses with his brother, Harold.
Mr. Martin worked for Rust Craft Greeting Cards in Dedham, Mass. During
World War II, he received top-secret clearance to manage the blueprint
department at General Electric Co.
After the war, he established the Milton T. Martin Co., a printing
and publishing company in Saugus, Mass., which he operated from 1945 until
1966. In 1966, he purchased the Sea Latch Motel in York Beach, and had
owned and operated other rental properties on Long Sands Beach since 1953.
He lived in Melrose, Mass., until 1962. He later lived in Topsfield,
Mass., from 1962 until 1978, and lived in Winston-Salem and Greenville,
N.C. He retired to Maine in 1978.
Mr. Martin was a past member of the Rotary Club of Saugus and an avid
sports fan who enjoyed college basketball and the Boston Red Sox. He had
traveled to five continents, his family said, and across the United States
and Canada in his motor home.
He began visiting York Beach in 1932 and later owned a beachfront home
His wife of 63 years, Mary Whittaker Martin, died in 1999.
Surviving are three sons, Milton T. of Durham, N.H., Paul J. of Derry,
N.H., and Jeffrey E. of Windham; and 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lucas and Eaton Funeral
Home, 91 Long Sands Road, where a funeral will be at noon Saturday. Burial
will be in First Parish Cemetery.
Durward W. Mosher, 75
BRIDGTON Durward W. Mosher, 75, died Oct. 31, 2000, at a Bridgton
He was born in Brewer, a son of Charles and Mae Ward Mosher, attended
local schools and Mattanawcook Academy.
Mr. Mosher was a World War II veteran, serving as a Navy pilot on the
carrier USS Bunker Hill, participating in several island invasions, including
After the war, he served as a training officer for two years during
the Korean War. Later, he worked as a civilian fire chief for several Naval
stations in New York and Massachusetts, retiring from the Weymouth (Mass.)
Naval Air Station.
In 1973, he married Doris Lennox and they moved to Maine. They lived
here for the past 16 years.
He was a member the Oriental Lodge of Masons, Oriental R.C. Chapter,
Oriental Commandery, all of Bridgton, Kora Temple Shrine of Lewiston, the
Maine Obsolete Auto League of Bridgton, Kora Motor Corps, the Back 40 in
Standish, and the First Congregational Church of Bridgton.
His hobbies included deep sea fishing and antique cars.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Doris Mosher.
Visiting hours will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Raymond-Wentworth Funeral
Home, 8 Elm St. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev.
Richard Bennett officiating. Burial will be held later.
George M. Oag, 80
George M. Oag, 80, of Hennessy Drive died Oct. 29, 2000, at the Springbrook
Nursing Home in Westbrook.
He was born in Scotland, a son of James and Rachel Louden Oag, came
to Quincy, Mass., at age 5 and attended local schools.
Mr. Oag worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Quincy for 29 years.
He worked as an inspector for General Electric in South Portland from
1967 to 1983.
He was a member of the St. Andrews Society.
Surviving are a stepson, Robert Achorn of Norwell, Mass., a stepdaughter,
Jeanne Fickett of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, James Oag of Randolph,
Mass., and a sister, Alice Finnegan of Syracuse, N.Y.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hope Cemetery,
Kennebunk. The Rev. Greg Young will officiate.
Arrangements are by Independent Death Care of Maine.
Elizabeth 'Pam' Orff, 50
WALDOBORO Elizabeth "Pam" Orff, 50, died unexpectedly Oct. 30, 2000
at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.
Ms. Orff was born in Waldoboro, a daughter of Wilbert and Rowene Stevens
Orff, attended local schools and graduated from Medomak Valley High School
She was an active member of the Willow Grange in Jefferson, serving
as CWA chairman, and most recently as gatekeeper after attending the State
Grange in Lewis- ton. She was also a member of Lakeview Chapter, Order
of the Eastern Star, in Jefferson, a member of the Lend a Hand Club and
the Waldoboro and Orffs Corner Community Church.
Her interests included crafts, painting and walking her dog Skippy.
Surviving are her parents, Wilbert and Rowene Orff of Waldoboro; a
brother, Solomon of Waldoboro; a niece, Katherine Hodnett and great-niece,
Kimberly Hodnett of Jefferson; a stepnephew, Shane Roberts of Thomaston,
and a stepniece, Heidi Pushard of Wales.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m., today at Orffs
Corner Community Church. Burial will follow at Orff & Achom Cemetery,
Orff's Corner Road, Waldoboro. The Rev. Vernon Jordan will officiate. Arrangements
are by Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.
Natalie Elise Perry, 91
WESTBROOK Natalie Elise Perry, 91, died Oct. 31, 2000.
Born in Camden, a daughter of Joseph and Lona Bowley Regnier, she graduated
from Camden High School in 1926 and attended Emil Alvin Hartmen's Fashion
Academy in New York City.
She married Raymond Clifford Perry of Rockland.
Mrs. Perry was a member the Rockland Zonta Club, the Penobscot Bay
Medical Center Auxiliary and the Dunedin (Fla.) Rotary Club Wives.
Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Jane Lindquist of Scarborough,
Evelyn Sleeper of Manchester, Conn., and Sandra Graham of South Hope; 10
grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be scheduled later. Arrangements are by Hay
Funeral Home, 795 Main St.
Shirley H. Roberts, 61
Shirley H. Roberts, 61, of Old Homestead Highway, a resident of Keene,
N.H. for the past eight years, died Oct. 31 2000, at her daughter's home
in Portland after a long illness with cancer.
She was born in Walpole, N.H., a daughter of the late Paul and Esther
Palmere Cota. She had previously lived around Jaffrey and Rindge, N.H.
She was a 1957 graduate of Conant High School in Jaffrey.
For the past 25 years she worked at Millipore Corp. in Jaffrey.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of the United Church of Christ in Keene and
was a former member of the United Church of Jaffrey.
Her interests included reading and visiting Maine beaches.
Surviving are a daughter, Anne Barter of Portland; four sisters, Sylvia
Oliger of Phoenix, Ariz., Dorothy King of Jaffrey, Ruth Hildreth of Winchendon,
Mass., Margaret Patalano of Somerville, Mass., and a brother, Ernest Cota
A son, Keith J. Pelletier, died in 1993.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at
9 a.m. Saturday at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River St., Jaffrey. The
Rev. Emily B. Preston of Jaffrey will officiate.
Stanley John Scieszka, 92
CAMDEN Stanley John Scieszka, 92, formerly of 7 Virginia Ave. died
Oct. 28, 2000, at The Homestead in Cushing.
He was born in Adams, Mass., a son of Felix and Aniela Grzebien Scieszka.
On Sept. 4, 1933, he married Ludivine G. Demers in Sanford.
For 21 years, Mr. Scieszka worked at the Goodall Sanford Mill. In 1958,
he moved to Camden and went to work for Knox Woolen Mill. He worked there
for many years on the looms until his retirement.
Mr. Scieszka was an outdoorsman. He liked to hunt and go walking in
the woods. He appreciated the ocean and was well known around Camden's
harbor, his family said.
He was a communicant at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church.
Surviving are a son, Stanley W., and a granddaughter, Teresa A. Scieszka,
both of Santa Clarita, Calif.; three brothers, Felix and Anthony, both
of Adams, and John of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a sister, Delores Lipinski
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of Good
Hope Catholic Church with the Rev. Eugene Gaffey officiating. A burial
service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Sanford.
Arrangements are with Laite & Pratt Funeral Directors.
Catherine A. Wade, 50
LEWISTON Catherine A. Wade, 50, of College Street died Oct. 27, 2000,
at Montello Manor.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of Robert L. and Edna Renell Wade.
Surviving are her father and a half-brother, C. Michael Wade, both
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in New Calvary Cemetery,
1461 Broadway, South Portland. Arrangements are by Hay and Peabody Funeral
Robert Leo Wheldon, 80
CUMBERLAND Robert Leo Wheldon, 80, of Chebeague Island died Nov.
1, 2000, at a local nursing facility.
Born in Portland, a son of Leo and Helen Hill Wheldon, he attended
Portland schools until his mother died when he was 11. He later was brought
up on Chebeague Island by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Philip Hill, and
graduated from Chebeague High School in 1937.
Mr. Wheldon flew for United Airlines in New York from 1939 until he
enlisted with the Army Air Forces in 1941. During World War II, he flew
with the 17th Bomber Group of the 432nd Division in the European Theater.
He met his wife, the former Agnes A. Higginbotham, while she was a nurse
stationed in Berlin. After Mr. Wheldon's discharge from the Air Force in
1946, they were married in 1947.
He lived with his family in New York and New Jersey from 1947 until
1969, where he continued his career as a pilot for United Airlines. He
retired as a captain in 1980 after 41 years.
His family spent summers on Chebeague Island, moving here permanently
in 1969. He also spent winters in Florida until 1995.
Mr. Wheldon was a member of the 432nd Bomber Squadron in the 17th Bomb
Group, the Masons, the Kiwanis, the Chebeague Island Grange and the Chebeague
Island Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Agnes Wheldon of Chebeague Island; a daughter,
Helen L. Wheldon of Gainesville, Fla.; a son, Charles R. of Bangor; and
two grandsons, Jason R. and Lee H. Wheldon, both of Bangor.
A visiting hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Chebeague Island
Methodist Church, where a funeral will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert
Leon and the Rev. George Tripp will officiate. Burial will be in Chebeague
Island Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry
Madeline Jackson Wilks, 86
THOMASTON Madeline Jackson Wilks, 86, formerly of North Waldoboro
and a longtime resident of Thomaston, died Oct. 31, 2000, at Penobscot
Bay Medical Center in Rockport after a brief illness.
She was born in Brewer, a daughter of Harold and Harriet Avery Jordan,
and attended Brewer schools.
Mrs. Wilks was a homemaker.
She was a pastry cook at Moody's Diner for many years and was noted
for her pies.
She was a member of the Thomaston Baptist Church.
Since May 1995, she had been a resident of the Knox Apartments.
Her interests included cooking, home decorating, and handicrafts.
Her husband, Malcolm Wilks, and her first husband, Ralph Jackson, both
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Pam) Jones of South Thomaston;
a stepdaughter, Norma Wilks of Bangor; a brother, Clinton Jordan of Naples,
Fla.; a sister, Hester Lachenauer of Tiverton, R.I.; two grandchildren,
Kelly Jones and Margot Izzi, and two great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Davis Funeral Home, 35
Knox St. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Shuman
Cemetery, Route 220, Waldoboro, with Pastor Kevin Haj officiating.
Elliot D. Wotton, correction
FRIENDSHIP Wednesday's obituary for Elliot D. Wotton, 71, of Friendship,
included an incorrect time for the memorial service. It will be held at
11 a.m. Nov. 10 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rockland.
Incorrect information was provided to the newspaper.
Kenneth L. Wright, 80
EAST WILTON Kenneth L. Wright, 80, died Oct. 30, 2000, at his home
after a long illness.
He was born here, a son of Clifford F. and Lillian M. Farnum Wright,
attended local schools and was a graduate in accounting from the Maine
School of Commerce in Gardiner in 1940.
During World War II, he served with the Army.
After the war, Mr. Wright was an accountant at Bath Iron Works. He
later worked at the Wilton Woolen Mill for more than 10 years, and for
the G. H. Bass Co. for more than 26 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a past member of the American Legion.
Mr. Wilton's hobbies were traveling, riding, dining out, reading and
playing the stock market.
He was the companion of Alice Tardy of East Wilton for 50 years.
Surviving are a son, Steven L. of Missouri; a daughter, Margaret LaFlamme
of Cape Elizabeth; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Adams Funeral Home, 108 Court St., Farmington.