Miscellaneous Cumberland County, Maine Obituaries


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Gordon D. Deniso Sr., known for honesty, making his words count

A plain dealer with high standards, Gordon D. Deniso Sr. didn't dish out many compliments.
But when he did, how wonderful it was.
"He was never one to just say it for the sake of saying it," said his son Graham Daniel Deniso of Scarborough.
Mr. Deniso, who lived life as honestly as he could, died Aug. 29, 2002, in Portland. He was 81.
He was born in 1921 to Italian immigrants Antonio and Tina DiVito Deniso of Wakefield. As the fourth eldest of 11 children, he developed a strong work ethic early, working in the family garden, feeding livestock and picking up masonry from his father.
After graduating from Wakefield High School in 1939, the reserved, serious teenager entered the Civilian Conservation Corps the next year. In 1942, he joined the Army. During World War II, he served as a surgical technician in several hospitals in England and France.
After the war, he started a 22-year-career in the Merchant Marine. Early on, he worked on a ship that came into Boston regularly and it was there that a friend introduced him to an X-ray technician named Marjorie Steele.
The young woman quickly took to him. Though he was quiet, he made conversation easy. And there was just something about his manner. No pretext. No games.
"I really think he was one of the most honest people that you could meet," she said. "He was never one to be anything but honest and sincere."
The two wed in 1957, and started their family the next year. In 1961, with their young daughter and twin boys, they moved to Portland, where his ship docked fairly often.
After trips that sometimes lasted up to six months, Mr. Deniso retired from the Merchant Marine in 1968 at age 57. Afterward, he worked various jobs such as an instructor for the American Red Cross.
He never got a driver's license and always rode a bike, even in the coldest of weather. Up until his 60s, he would cross the old Million Dollar Bridge to go grocery shopping at his favorite store in South Portland.
He and his wife rarely went on long vacations, preferring instead to tend to their home in Cape Elizabeth. Mr. Deniso particularly liked listening to Italian opera and talking to neighbors over the fence as he gardened - he would also give away tomatoes to acquaintances around town.
He also enjoyed playing with his grandson and taking care of animals. With them, he showed a softer, sillier side.
"He was great to kids and animals," said his son, who heads the math department at Portland High School. "The more dependent or innocent someone was, the more he had a real affinity for them."
-Josie Huang

Nancy L. Webster Dolliver, 35

BOSTON, MASS. - Nancy L. Webster Dolliver, 35, of Boston, died on Friday, August 30, 2002 in a Boston hospital following a lengthy illness She was born in Princeton, N.J. on January 25, 1967, a daughter of Thomas A. Webster and Hiromi Dolliver. Nancy attended Cape Elizabeth and Gray schools. She is fondly remembered by her family as having an affection for animals and small children. She is survived by her parents, Hiromi and Daniel Dolliver of South Portland, and Tom and Sue Webster of Missoula, Mont.; her loving brothers, Stuart Webster and his wife, Leslie of Friendswood, Texas, and Steven Webster and his wife, Elaine of Seattle, Wash.; stepsisters, Susan McGarvey of Scarborough, and Carol Friberg of Indonesia; a stepbrother, Daniel Dolliver, Jr. of Portland; and her grandmother, Irene Gail of Littlerock, Ark. Visiting hours and service times will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Julia Elizabeth Trynor

PORTLAND - Julia Elizabeth Trynor, infant daughter of Shaun M. Trynor and Stephanie L. Peterson, died August 30, 2002 at a Portland hospital. She is survived by her parents of Portland; her paternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Trynor of Portland; her maternal grandparents, Kenneth Vernon and Anne Peterson of Scarborough; her maternal great - grandparents, Steve and Marie Graney of Portland; her maternal great - grandmother, Lillian Peterson of Portland; two sisters, Moira Ann Trynor, and Torie Nicole Trynor of Portland; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A private graveside service will be held at New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements by Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland.

Beatrice L. Condon, 77

KENNEBUNKPORT - Beatrice L. Condon, 77, a resident of Kennebunkport, died Saturday, August 31, 2002 at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. Mrs. Condon was born in Haverhill, Mass., on February 11, 1925, a daughter of Alfred and Helen (Montminny) Laprel and moved to Kennebunk as a child. She graduated from Kennebunk High School and received a degree from Becker Jr. College in Worcester, Mass. On September 23, 1944, she married Francis Condon, who passed away in February 2002. They lived at Kennebunk Beach for 35 years. Mrs. Condon was a real estate broker associated with Kennebunk Beach Real Estate for 25 years. She and her late husband were also the proprietors of the former Dock Square Market and Alisson's Restaurant in Kennebunkport for many years. Following retirement, they wintered in Delray Beach, Fla., and summered in Kennebunkport. She enjoyed playing bridge, cooking , walking, and spending time with her family. She is survived by two sons, Michael and his wife, Dee Dee Condon of Kennebunkport, Scott Condon of Bridgton; two daughters, Pamela Padget of Kennebunk, and Jayne Condon of Kennebunkport; eight grandchildren, Kelly, Erin, Elizabeth, and Kate Condon, Adam and Ashley Padget, Alisson Gallier and Melanie Kratovil; and two great - grandchildren, Christopher and Lauryn Gallier. Visiting hours will be held from 5-8 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2002 at the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at the St. Martha's Church, Portland Road Kennebunk, with the Reverend Laurent LaPlante officiating. Interment will be in Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport. Should friends desire, memorial donation may be made to the Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 4608, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 or to the Kennebunkport Public Health and Nursing Service, P.O. Box 367, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 in Mrs. Condon's memory. Arrangements by the Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk.

Marguerite S. Sawtelle, 81

ROCKLAND - Marguerite S. Sawtelle, 81, died Saturday, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness. She was the widow of Andrew Sawtelle who died Feb. 11,1971. She was born in Jay, Oct. 31, 1920, the daughter of Percy and Bertha Larson Seamon. She attended Riverside Grammar School in Livermore. She worked as a housekeeper and was a homemaker. She was a nurses attendant at the East Wilton Nursing Home. She was a member of the Nazerne Church and attended the Salvation Army Church in Rockland. She was a member of the Senior Citizens and the A.A.R.P. She loved to travel and do cross word puzzles. She was predeceased by sisters, Seamona Smith, Shirley Grover, Leotha Higgins, and Thodera Hutchins; brothers, Kenneth and Karl Seamon; and daughter, Bertha Tilton. Survivors include a son, Marshall and wife, Sharon Sawtelle of South Portland; a brother, Clayton Seamon of Oxford; four grandchildren, Kimberly, Andrew, Nathan, and Patia; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Alicia; several nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours. A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday 12 p.m. at the Treats Cemetery Livermore Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salvation Army Corps., 6 Brewster St., Rockland,Maine. Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Thomaston, Maine.

Gordon D. Deniso, Sr.

CAPE ELIZABETH - Gordon D. Deniso, Sr. died August 29, 2002 in Portland. He was born in Wakefield, Mass. a son of Antonio and Tina DiVito Deniso. He attended schools in Wakefield, Mass., and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1939. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1940, serving until he entered the Army in 1942. Gordon was a surgical technician and served in several Army hospitals in England and France during World War II. In 1946, he entered the Merchant Marines and sailed for 22 years. He was a member of the National Maritime Union. He also worked for the American Red Cross. In 1957, he married Marjorie Steele in Boston, Mass. In 1961, Gordon and his family moved to Portland. In less recent years, he was known for riding a bicycle in any kind of weather-using this for his major mode of transportation. In recent years, after moving to Cape Elizabeth from Portland, he enjoyed gardening. He raised many tomatoes, and enjoyed giving them to his friends and neighbors. Gordon is survived by his wife of 45 years, and three children, Gay Deidre and her partner, Connie Pacillo of Cape Elizabeth; Graham Daniel and his wife, Tracey; grandsons, Cameron Daniel, and Gordon Dominic, Jr., all of Scarborough; and his loving family members and friends in Massachusetts. There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services were private. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland Gordon D. Deniso, Sr.

Harriman 'Mac' McKowen, 85

CAPE ELIZABETH - Harriman Wood McKowen, 85, died Friday, August 30, 2002, at his Cape Elizabeth home, where he lived with his daughter and son- in-law. Mr. McKowen was born in York, a son of Austin and Sadie Chalk McKowen. He attended local schools, and graduated from York Beach High School. He served in the Army and was stationed in New Bedford, Mass., the Philippines, and Kobe, Japan. While in New Bedford, he met and married Cecelia 'Sally' Kozacko. After residing for a short time in Lisbon, N.H., the couple moved to Augusta, where they raised their three daughters. Mr. McKowen worked in the insurance business, retiring in 1983 as Executive Secretary of the Maine Insurance Advisory Board. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed tennis, and greatly enjoyed yearly hunting and fishing trips to northern Maine with a group of close friends. He was predeceased by his wife in 1994, after 50 years of marriage. Mr. McKowen was also predeceased by a brother, Austin V. McKowen, Jr., and a sister, Pauline Walsh. Survivors include his daughters, Ann of Freeport, Susan and her husband, Stephen O'Connor of Cape Elizabeth, Deborah and her husband, Steven Nilsen of Peaks Island. Additional survivors include his grandchildren, Benjamin Blouin of South Portland, and Kathryn Blouin of Sichuan, China; a sister, Erma Berry of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Elinor Avery of Yarmouth; a niece and several nephews. His final months were also enriched by a wonderful group of caregivers, including Eileen Kelley, Jon McNeil, Susan and Amy Owen, and George Webber. Mac will be dearly remembered. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Hospice of Maine, 693 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04102. There will be no visiting hours. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Interment to follow at a later date.

Irving 'Jim' Myrick, 58

SOUTH PORTLAND - I. 'Jim' Myrick, 58, of Herford Avenue and Cherryfield, died Friday, August 30, 2002 at a Portland hospital. He was born in Portland, a son of Chester F. and Irene Kennedy Myrick and attended Portland schools. Jim was employed as a maintenance engineer, most recently by Mainely Towing and Recovery. He was very active with the Portland Eagles-Aerie 565 for 29 years. Mr. Myrick also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was predeceased by three sisters, Cyrita Moore in 1976, Mary J. Wildes in 1997, and Linda Brinkerhoff in June. Survivors include: a daughter, Lisa Myrick of South Portland; five sons, Irving James, Jr. of Windham, Robert of Gorham, Chet of Standish, Sgt. Kenneth with the Army in Fort Drum, N.Y., and Michael of South Portland; a stepson, Teddy Latham of Portland; two sisters, Faye Mullen and her husband, Richard of South Portland, Rita Brouch and her husband, Paul of Shapleigh; a brother, Robert and his wife, Linda of Rochester, N.H.; an aunt, Mrs. Robert McDonald of Seabrook, N.H.; his former wife and long time companion, Bettylou Rice Myrick of Cherryfield; seven grandchildren, two of which, John and Jamie Myrick, lived with him; and many nieces and nephews. At his request there will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2002 in Brooklawn Memorial Park. Following the service, there will be a gathering of family and friends from 12-2 p.m. at the Portland Eagles, 187 St. John's Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, Maine 04106, or to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division, 1 Main Street, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086-1240. Arrangements by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. I. 'Jim' Myrick

Dr. Paul M. Cox, Jr., 62

CUMBERLAND - Dr. Paul M. Cox, Jr., 62, of Cumberland, died August 30, 2002 at New England Medical Center in Boston from complications after surgery. Dr. Cox was born April 24, 1940, in New Brunswick, N.J., the son of Letha 'Patsy' and Paul M. Cox, Sr. He grew up in Sayreville, N.J. and attended college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering in 1961. After graduating from Harvard Medical School in 1965, Dr. Cox began his career in the National Health Service and was stationed in Atlanta, Ga., Madison, Wis., Puerto Rico, and Nigeria. After completing his pulmonary fellowship in Denver, Colo., he settled in Cumberland, Maine. Dr. Cox joined the Departments of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Maine Medical Center in 1973. He served as Chief of Critical Care for nearly twenty years, developing fellowship programs in pulmonary care in 1975 and critical care in 1990. During the past several years he acted as the associate Vice President for Medical Quality while continuing his pulmonary medicine clinic. Teaching was one of his greatest loves. He was a Professor of Medicine for UVM School of Medicine and acted as the Medical Director of the Respiratory Therapy program at SMTC for the past twenty years. He was active as a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, serving two four-year terms on the Board of Regents and as its governor for Maine. Dr. Cox also served from 1976-1980 on the Cumberland Town Planning Board and from 1983-1989 as a member of the S.A.D. 451 School Board. He was an avid reader and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed golf, bicycling, competitive sports, and he represented Maine as an athlete at the U.S. Transplant Games in 1996, 1998 and 2000. He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Karin, in June of 2001. He is survived by his sons, Dr. David Cox of West Gardiner, and Steven Cox of Lexington, Mass.; his daughter, Laurel Cox of Portland; his two sisters, Pat Clemens of Metuchen, N.J. and Susan Morrow of Knoxville, Tenn.; his mother, Letha 'Patsy' Cox of New Brunswick, N.J.; and one grandson, Benjamin Cox-Faxon of Lexington, Mass. Memorial gifts may be made to the National Kidney Foundation-Team Maine, 630 Congress Street, P.O. Box 1134, Portland, Maine 04101 or to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04330. Visiting hours with the family will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Mariners Church Banquet Center on the comer of Fore Street and Market Street in Portland. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Arrangements by Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Dr. Paul M. Cox, Jr. Jones, Rich & Hutchins 775-3763

Mary R. Stearns Feb. 20, 1926 - August 26, 2002

AUBURN - Mary R. Stearns, 76, of 7 Old Carriage Road, Auburn, succumbed peacefully Monday afternoon, August 26, 2002 at Central Maine Medical Center after losing a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Baldwin on Feb. 20, 1926, a daughter of Nettie and Guy Coolbroth, she graduated from Cornish High School where she excelled academically. In July of 1945, she married Roger A. Stearns of Hiram and celebrated 53 years of marriage until his death in 1998. She graduated from Gorham State Teachers and taught school at Fairview Elementary School in Auburn for many years until her retirement. Following retirement, winters were spent in Leesburg, Fla. and summers at Chesuncook Lake in northern Maine. She supported her community and church. She was a member of the Auburn United Methodist Church, where she was a longtime member of the Wesleyan singers and of the Martha circle. She was also a member of the Women's Hospital Association and the Auburn Art Club. An avid golfer, she was a member of Martindale Country club. She had a passion for interior decorating, cooking, sewing, gardening, knitting, crafting, and playing bridge. She enjoyed using these skills both in her career and in raising her family. Survivors include daughter Julianne S. Adams and her husband, William, and son Daniel R. Stearns and his wife, Karen, all of Auburn; five grandchildren, Brooks Champagne, Samantha King, and Christopher, Jonathan, and Gretchen Stearns; a sister, Pauline Furman of Gorham; a brother, Phil Coolbroth of Scarborough; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on September 14th at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be sent to the Androscoggin County Retired Teachers Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Mildred Bickford, 41 Wyman Road, Auburn. Mary R. Stearns

Abbie A. Pierce, 88

TOPSHAM - Abbie A. Pierce, 88, formerly of Winter Street, died Friday, August 30, 2002 at Hillhouse Assisted Living Center, Bath. She was born in North Harpswell, on September 11, 1913, a daughter of William C. and Mary L. Stevens Dunning. She grew up in Harpswell, where she attended school. In 1932, she graduated from Brunswick High School, she later graduated from Northeastern Business College in Portland, Class of 1933. After graduation, she was employed as a secretary at Morse, Payson and Noyes Insurance Company, Portland and later as a personnel assistant to Dr. Virginia Hamilton in South Harpswell. From 1938-1948, she was employed at the University of Maine, Orono as secretary to the Director of the Summer Session. From 1948-1950, she was employed as secretary to the Assistant Executive Director of the Maine Potato Growers in Presque Isle. She married William B. Pierce on October 2, 1950 in Harpswell. Mr. Pierce died November 11, 1985. Mrs. Pierce lived on Winter Street for 49 years before moving to Hillhouse Assisted Living Center in 1999. She was a 72 year member of the Elijah Kellogg Church and 74 years member of Merriconeag Grange #425, Harpswell. She is predeceased by a brother, John A. Dunning, Sr. who died January 1, 1979 and a sister, Nellie T. Dunning, who died October 3, 1999. She is survived by a son, William E. Ned Pierce of Topsham; a stepdaughter, Anne E. Pierce Moseley of Harpswell; a brother, Clement S. Dunning of Harpswell; four step grandchildren, Nancy King of Short Hills, N.J., Lauri Owen of Bowdoinham, Jeremy Moseley, and Zachary Moseley both of New York City; five stepgreat - grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell with the Rev. James Henry officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elijah Kellogg Church, c/o Eleanor Wilson, 595 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, Maine 04079 or Merriconeag Grange #425 c/o Shirley Thompson, 7 Harmony Lane, Harpswell, Maine 04079. Arrangement by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011. For those unable to attend, condolences may be expressed at www. brackettfuneralhome . com

Robert E. 'Bob' Dempsey, 58

PORTLAND - Mr. Robert E. 'Bob' Dempsey, 58, died Friday August 30, 2002 at the Maine Medical center in Portland. He was a resident of Howard Pond Road in Hanover. Born in Orono, on March 30, 1944, he was the son of Percy T. and Helen (Simmons) Dempsey. Bob was a graduate of Orono High School with the Class of 1962 and the University of Maine at Orono with the Class of 1966. In 1966 he started teaching at the Mexico High School and was also the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. He was the head of the math dept. He coached golf, basketball and football. His team won the football State Championship in 1969. From 1974 to 1984 Bob taught at the Rumford High School and in 1977 he became the Assistant Principal. He was a math teacher and the assistant football coach. Bob focused on getting the most out of the people who had leadership and qualities that they did not realize they had. In 1984, Bob left his great love of teaching to pursue a career in insurance. He worked for Western Maine Insurance Services in Rumford with his partner and friend, Mr. Wayne MacDougall. Bob was also the Chairman of the merger committee of the Rumford and Mexico Schools to form SAD #43. Bob was a loving and caring husband for 39 years. He was a nurturing father and doting grandfather. Bob took full advantage of life exemplified by his many interests. He was a mentor, educator, entrepreneur, outdoorsman, master gardener, state champion coach, school board member, avid traveler, and friend to all. Bob's favorite time was spent camping with his family. Many camping trips were planned to explore his love for antiques and fine wines. He was an avid reader, hunter, and sports enthusiast. When Bob was not pursuing his many interests you would find him laboring with love on his exceptionally manicured yard and home. Bob positively influenced many people he came in contact with through teaching, coaching, business and everyday life. Bob Dempsey was truly respected by all that came in contact with him. He was married to Laurie Chaloux who survives of Hanover. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robin Smith and her husband, Wayne of Hanover and Mrs. Michelle Hepburn and her husband, Chris of Falmouth; his grandchildren, Megan and Katie Smith of Hanover and Charlie and Jack Hepburn of Falmouth; his mother, Mrs. Helen Dempsey of Brewer; three sisters, Marlene Thomas and Dee Osgood of Brewer and Rae McKechnie of Bangor. Those who desire, may contribute to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, Maine 04330 in Bob's memory. Robert E. Dempsey

Philip M. Dearborn, Jr., 68

CASTINE - Cape Elizabeth native Philip M. Dearborn, Jr., 68, internationally respected expert in municipal finance, died August 23, 2002 after a heart attack he suffered in Castine. Mr. Dearborn, an Alexandria, Va. resident, was a son of the late Philip Murray Dearborn and Stella Jane Fotter Dearborn, residents of Cape Elizabeth. He graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1951, then earned a Bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1955 and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Case Western Reserve University (Ohio). His death occurred while he was staying a his summer home in Castine. In June, Mr. Dearborn had retired from the Brookings Institution as co-director of its Greater Washington Research Program. He had been with the program since 1978, prior to its merger with Brookings. He was a much published authority on the vagaries of municipal finance and worked with a number of municipalities, including a position as consultant to the National Treasury of the Republic of South Africa. His career began with work as finance director of the city of Cleveland, Ohio. At various times he lived and worked in Cleveland and in Virginia. He was deputy Fairfax County executive for planning, budgeting and analysis in the late 1960's, followed by several years as finance director of Cleveland under then-mayor Carl Stokes. In 1963, he and his family moved to Fairfax County, Va. where he was budget director. In 1981, he was chief financial counselor to Marion Barry, then the D.C. mayor, for whom he did significant work on the home rule charter on revenue bonds. Over the years, he also was executive director of the Maryland Commission on State Taxes and Tax Structure, budget policy adviser to the Treasury Department, director of government finance research for the US Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, and a political science lecturer at Howard University. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lynne Merriman Ireland Dearborn of Alexandria, Va. and Castine; three children, Mary Clay Dearborn of New York City, Philip M. Dearborn III and his wife, Sarah of Alexandria, Va., and James Ireland Dearborn and his wife, Jill of Marblehead, Mass.; a brother, Richard Dearborn of Holden, Mass.; two sisters Martha E. Durrance of Cape Elizabeth, and Mary A. Jordan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and four grandsons, John, Matthew, Henry and Andrew. A funeral service was held at the Castine Cemetery on August 26th and the family plans to hold a memorial service in the Washington area at a later date.

James E. Broy, 42

HAVELOCK, N.C. - James E. Broy, 42, formerly of Winnocks Neck Road in Scarborough, died unexpectedly August 28, 2002. He was born in Havelock, N.C., a son of Herbert P. and Margaret (Flagg) Broy. He was educated in Scarborough schools and was a graduate of Scarborough High School. Mr. Broy served four years in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger and was stationed at Ft. Lewis in Washington State. He enjoyed playing golf, softball, participating on the dart team, playing pool and camping. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his daughter, Chelsea and his family. Mr. Broy was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Portland Eagles. Surviving are his wife, Melissa (Walker) Broy; a beloved daughter, Chelsea Broy-St. Pierre of Standish; his mother, Margaret McCullough of Old Orchard Beach; his father, Herbert P. Broy and his wife, Ellen of Scarborough; stepchildren, Kasey Crouse of Mechanic Falls, and David Tucci II of Gray; a sister, Terri Pabst and her husband, Daniel of Hill, N.H.; four brothers, Herbert P. Broy III and his wife, Lisa of Scarborough, Stephen P. Broy and his wife, Laurie of Old Orchard Beach, John P. Broy and his wife, Terri of Phoenix, Ariz., and Thomas D. Broy of Saco; maternal grandmother, Pauline Flagg of Portland; nephew, Nicholas Messer; nieces, Lauren Messer, Samantha Broy, Ashley Broy, Victoria Pabst, Gabrielle Pabst, Katie Snow, and Jessica Snow, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment with military honors will be 11 a.m. Thursday, September 5, 2002 at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on the Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Broy's name to : The American Diabetes Assoc., Maine Affiliate, 10 Bangor St., Augusta, Maine 04330. Jones, Rich & Hutchins 775-3763

Edward B. Larkin, 65

ARUNDEL- Edward B. Larkin, 65, of Alfred Road, died Friday, August 30, 2002 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Lynn, Mass. on August 25, 1937, a son of Mildred and Edmond Hobbins. He came to Biddeford and was educated at St. Mary's school. Mr. Larkin had been employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Gabrielle Electronics. He was also employed at General Electric for 12 years and at the Saco Tannery for four years. Mr. Larkin retired from West Point Stevens and after retiring, worked at Shaw's in Biddeford until his recent illness. He was also a special officer for the Biddeford Police Department for four years. Mr. Larkin was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Biddeford Eagles for 40 years, and also the D.A.V.. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, performing magic, dancing, cribbage, croquet, and bowling. He was predeceased by a brother, John Larkin in 1982. Surviving are: his life partner, Doris Stackpole of Arundel; her three daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Carol) Labrecque of Hollis, Mrs. Dwayne (Shirley) Lakin of Arundel, Mrs. Tom (Mary) Leonard of Lyman; five grandchildren; two nieces, Helen Bouyea of Lewiston, and Hillary Voidanoff of California. Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at Hope Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford. Edward B. Larkin

Charles L. Boyle, 87

ORLAND - Charles L. Boyle, 87, passed away August 14, 2002 at his home in Orland. He was born in Liberty on June 15, 1915, a son of Thomas J. Boyle from Caledonia, NS, and Mabel (Bagley) Boyle, of Liberty. Charles grew up in Canada. He returned to Maine in his 20's and worked at the State Dairy Barn in Augusta. During World War II, he served in the Pacific, with the 152nd Battalion of the U.S. Army. He earned several medals and ribbons for conduct and sharp shooting, including two Bronze Stars. After his discharge, Charles returned to Maine. He worked in Bangor before moving to Bucksport, where he owned Boyle's Mobil for more than 30 years prior to his retirement. He continued to work on his 'projects' for family and friends until his latest illness. Charles is survived by his wife, Helen (Clark) Boyle, formerly of Bangor; and children, Nancy Boyle, Richard Boyle and wife, Valerie, John Boyle and wife, Janet, Joan Boyle Saunders, Cheryl Boyle and Dennis Boyle, and Kelley Leeman; his grandchildren are Charles Boyle, Erin and Amanda Boyle, Michael, Bryan, and Jefferson Saunders, Cassie Anna Stearns, and Anna Lee Boyle; his siblings include, Trudy Gulick and husband, Robert, Ruth Oberst and husband, Edward, John Boyle, and brother-in-law, Lester McGinty. He was predeceased by siblings: Sister Virginia Claire, Esther McGinty, Kathleen Lloyd, and Joseph Boyle. His extended family includes many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Per his wishes, a small, private burial was held. As Charles was known for his great love of children, those who wish may contribute to the Healthy Peninsula Project, c/o Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, PO Box 823, Blue Hill, Maine 04614. This program promotes the health of area children through nutrition, physical activity, and non-smoking.

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