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Sunday, October 15, 2000
 
Richard A. Beckwith, 45 
YARMOUTH — Richard A. Beckwith, 45, of North Road died Oct. 13, 2000, in Windham.
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 of Yarmouth.
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 two great-grandchildren.
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 Hospital.
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 grandchildren.
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 in 1990. 
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 plumber. 
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 Stern.
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 University. 
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 guns.
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 graduation. 
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 Lebanon Grange.
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 St., Portland.

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 karaoke.
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 Harriman.
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 Club.
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 officiating.

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 War II.
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 be private.

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 in York.
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 hospital.
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 the Philippines. 
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 in 1969. 
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 of Jaffrey. 
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 of Adams.
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 of Portland.
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 Home, Portland.

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 Lane.

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 died previously.
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.


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