John J. Sullivan, 59, of Sacramento, Calif., died January 10, 2001,
of complications from diabetes at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento.
He was born in Portland, a son of Mark G. and Dorothy A. Welch Sullivan.
He attended Holy Cross School in South Portland, and South Portland High
Mr. Sullivan moved to California in the early 1970s and held various
jobs in the San Jose and Sacramento areas until he was disabled with diabetes
Mr. Sullivan is survived by a daughter, Carol A. Camden of Parsonsfield;
two brothers, Mark G. of South Portland and Edward F. of Portland; and
A memorial Mass was celebrated at Holy Cross Church, South Portland.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements were by Conroy-Tully
Funeral Home, Portland.
Edgar Henry McLeod III, 28, of Norway, died January 19, 2001.
He was born in Portland, a son of Edgar H. and Sandra Marie Kiley McLeod
Jr. He was a graduate of Portland High School.
Mr. McLeod started lobstering after high school in Casco Bay. He started
working as a commercial fisherman after lobstering on the General George
Patton out of Portland with his sister Kristen McLeod.
Mr. McLeod is survived by his companion of 10 years, Heidi LeClair
of Norway, and her two daughters Kayla and Danielle LeClair; his mother
and father of Norway; a sister Kristen M. Flink of Limington; two grandmothers,
Doris Kiley of Portland and Edith McLeod of South Portland.
A funeral service was held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Portland.
Burial will take place later. Arrangements were by Hobbs Funeral Home,
Ruth Alden Curtis, 79, of Kennebunk, died January 20, 2001. She had
colon cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
She was born in Gorham, and was valedictorian of her 1933 class at
Gorham High School. She was valedictorian of Gorham Normal School in 1942.
She taught elementary school in Sudbury and Boxford, Mass.
In 1942, she married Stanton Russell Curtis, a native of Portland.
Curtis was dean of student affairs and vice president of international
affairs for 25 years at Boston University. Mrs. Curtis served as his administrative
The two were married for 52 years until Mr. Curtis's death in 1995.
Mrs. Curtis was a photographer who developed her own pictures, an organic
gardener, and a yogurt-maker in the days before yogurt was popular. She
read constantly, could ski expertly, and cooked.
She was an 11th-generation descendant of Mayflower passenger John Alden,
and she inherited the diary of her ancestor Austin Alden, who lived during
the American Revolution and served in the French and Indian War.
She is survived by her daughters Martha Curtis of Old Orchard Beach
and Sharon Phelan of Kingston, N.H.; a brother, John Alden of Gorham; a
sister, Ann Kilgore of South Portland, and a granddaughter, Bethea Alden
Phelan, of Kingston, N.H.
A memorial service was held at Exeter Congregational Church, Exeter,
N.H., and United Baptist Church, Saco. A spring burial will be in Pine
Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.
Albert F. Ouilette, 73, of Portland, died January 22, 2001, at a local
hospital after a brief illness.
He was born here, one of 11 children of Joseph and Dora John Ouilette,
and attended local schools.
During World War II, he served as a gunner's mate first class of gasoline
tankers in the Navy Armed Guard.
In 1946, he married Kathleen Leahan, who died in 1968. In 1970, he
married Edna LaBrecque, who died in 1989.
For 49 years, Mr. Ouilette was employed at the S.D. Warren Co. in Westbrook,
retiring in 1989.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, a member of the Westbrook
Memorial American Legion Post and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars in Portland.
Mr. Ouilette is survived by two daughters, Nancy Forgione of Gorham,
and Debra Ouilette of Nashua, N.H.; two sisters, Eva Ledger and Annie Logan,
both of South Portland; two brothers, Richard of Westbrook and Raymond
of Buxton; three grandchildren and a great grandson.
A funeral was held at Conroy-Tully South Portland Chapel. Burial followed
in New Calvary
Cemetery, South Portland.
Guildo D. Cote, 74, of South Portland died January 22, 2001, at Maine
Medical Center in Portland.
He was born in Lewiston, a son of Lucien and Germaine Poulin Cote,
and attended schools in Lewiston.
During World War II, he enlisted in the Navy to become a firefighter
aboard the USS Philadelphia.
After his discharge, he was a firefighter for the city of Portland
and a contractor in the Portland area.
Mr. Cote is survived by four sisters, Murial Dorf of Clearwater, Fla.,
Pauline Cote of Portland, Dorothy Purvis of Amherst, N.Y., and Lorraine
Cote of Lewiston.
A spring graveside service will be in the Maine Veteran's Memorial
Himy Benjamin Kirshen, 97, of Pleasant Hill, Calif., died Jan. 24, 2001.
He was born in London, a son of Solomon and Leah Gordon Kirshen. He
grew up in Butte, Mont., attended local schools and received a bachelor's
degree in economics from Whitman College in 1926.
He received a law degree in 1928 and a master's degree in economics
in 1929, both from Columbia University. He graduated from the University
of Wisconsin with a combined doctorate in economics, political science
and law in 1937.
He married Verona Bishop, in 1926.
He taught for 28 years at the University of Maine at Orono, where he
headed the Department of Business, Economics and Sociology. He was dean
of the School of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts
at Amherst from 1957 to 1966.
He was a professor of economics and law at the University of Santa
Clara from 1967 to 1977.
His wife died in 1976.
Mr. Kirshen is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clarence N. (Joan) Pelletier
Jr. of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; a granddaughter, Catherine E. Pelletier of
South Portland, Maine; two grandsons, Michael D. Pelletier of Roslindale,
Mass., and Bruce N. Pelletier of South Portland; a nephew, Norman Kirshen
of Martinez; and two great-grandchildren.
A service will be private and held in Monterey. Arrangements were by
Nautilus Society, Oakland.
Mark C. Masters, 43, of Saco, died January 26, 2001, in a fire at his
He was born in Portland, a son of Richard P. and Rita E. Clowes Masters.
He attended Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School in
1975. He was a graduate of the Professional Skills Institute of California
and the University of California Santa Barbara, where he earned an associate
of applied sciences degree as well as a professional license as a physical
After school, Mr. Masters accepted a job with American Mobile Therapist,
and traveled all over the country.
He was an accomplished body builder and weight lifter and was the 1985
NPC Junior Michigan overall Champion, 1986 NPC Michigan State Heavyweight
Champion, 1987 Senior National competitor, 1988 NPC Great Lakes Regional
Overall Champion, 1989 A Central States National 2nd Place Heavyweight
and 1989 NPC Junior Nationals Competitor. He was head coach of Brighton
High School's powerlifting team.
Mr. Masters grew up in Maine, and returned in April 1999. Here, he
owned Professional Fitness Associates at Lifestyle Fitness Center in Scarborough
and specialized in orthopedic conditions and injuries requiring specialized
therapy for rehabilitation.
Mr. Masters is survived by his mother, of Saco; his son, Michael Masters,
of Massachusetts; a sister, Patricia Lawrence of Portland; three brothers,
Richard Masters Jr. of Lyman, Dwayne Masters of South Portland and Dana
Masters of Bridgton; and his ex-wife, Deborah (DiBiase) Cullinane of Shrewsbury,
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St.Maximilliam Kolbe Church, Scarborough.
Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements were by
Conroy-Tully South Portland Chapel.
Frederick M. Neuts, 83, of Westbrook, died January 27, 2001, at the
Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.
He was born in Cambleton, New Brunswick, a son of Peter L. and Mabel
Dobson Neuts. His family move to Portland when he was 4, and he attended
He served in the Army during World War II, and received the Purple
Heart and the Silver and Bronze stars. He was credited with saving the
lives of 12 soldiers who were trapped near a munitions truck on the island
of Luzon in the Philippines.
He moved to Westbrook in 1958 and was employed by New England Telephone
Co. for 38 years. He retired in 1980 because of an injury.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a former member of the
American Veterans of World War II and the American Legion Manchester Post.
His first wife, Shirley Loring Neuts, died in 1965.
Mr. Neuts is survived by his wife of 30 years, Rose M. Robbins Neuts;
three sons, Kerry of Falmouth, Michael of Benton, and an adopted son, Derek,
of the West Coast; two stepsons, Peter Robbins of South Portland and Stephen
Robbins of Westbrook; a stepdaughter, Jean Astwood of Gorham; a sister,
Theodorine Neuts of Seabrook, N.J.; 10 grandchildren and on great-grandchild.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Church. Interment will
be in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by John W. Hay
Funeral Home, Westbrook.
Robert E. McGee, 81, of South Portland, died in January, 2001, at his
He was born in Berlin, N.H., a son of William P. and Elizabeth A. Rooney
McGee, and attended St. Patrick's Grammer School and Berlin High school,
graduating in 1938.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Medical Corps.
He worked for the South Portland Post Office and Cressy and Allen in Portland.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 832.
Mr. McGee is survived by a brother, William McGee of Scarborough.
Services will be held in the spring. Burial will be in the St. Kieran
Cemetery in Berlin. Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin.
Karin Kohler Greene, 72, of South Portland, died January 27, 2001, at
Mercy Hospital in Portland after a long illness.
Born in Uppsala, Sweden, a daughter of Wolfgang and Lili Kohler, she
attended the Rose Valley School in Philadelphia and graduated from Swarthmore
College in Pennsylvania, with a degree in French.
She moved to New York City after graduation and worked as a copy editor
for Scientific American magazine.
Mrs. Greene enjoyed gardening, cooking and completing the New York
Times crossword puzzle.
Her good friend was Linda Candelmo.
Mrs. Greene is survived by her husband of 45 years; two daughters,
Susan Farmer of Lancaster, Pa., and Sarah Hopkins of North Yarmouth; and
four grandchildren. Ellen and Anne Farmer and Mackenzie and Finn Hopkins.
A memorial service was held at the Southern Maine Technical College
Chapel, South Portland. Arrangements were by Conroy-Tully Funeral Home,
Arlan E. "Al" Norton, 71, of Porter, died January 28, 2001, at memorial
Hospital, North Conway, N.H.
He was born in Porter, a son of Rupert Stacy and Christie May Clemons
Norton, and attended local schools.
Mr. Norton served in the Army during the Korean War.
On July 4, 1974, he married Antje "Ann" Deleeuw at East Limington Baptist
Mr. Norton was a self-employed woodsman for 20 years. he was also a
silver and stone craftsman, owning and operating Al and Ann's Clothing
and Jewelry with his wife from 1976 to 1997.
Mr. Norton is survived by his wife of Porter; a son, Kenneth R. of
South Portland; a brother, Lester H. of Porter; and three grandsons.
A spring burial will be held in Stanley Burial Grounds, South Hiram.
Arrangements were by Neal and York Funeral Home, Kezar Falls.
Richard E. McElman Sr., 86, of Woolwich, died January 29, 2001, at Mid
Coast Hospital in Brunswick after a brief illness.
Born in Somerville, Mass., a son of George H. and Mary LeClair McElman,
he moved to Bath in 1916 and lived in Woolwich since 1937. He attended
Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1933.
In 1937, he married Iona Dunton.
Mr. McElman worked at Bath Iron Works as a draftsman for 43 years,
retiring in 1979. He was a Woolwich selectman for several years, a longtime
fish commissioner and a charter member of the Woolwich Historical Society.
he coached the Woolwich basketball team for many years and was instrumental
in the building of a new school in the 1950s.
His wife and a son, James McElman, died previously.
Mr. McElman is survived by a son, Richard McElman Jr. of West Bath;
and five grandchildren, Bruce and Jane McElman, both of Woolwich, Scott
and Tim, both of South Portland, and Amy Record of Windham; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bath,
with the Rev. Richard P. Rice officiating. A gathering of family and friends
followed in the church basement, spring burial will be in Murphy's Corner
Cemetery, Woolwich. Arrangements were by Mayo, Curtis & Hill Funeral
Bert E. Swain, 74, of Old Orchard Beach, formerly of Standish, died
January 30, 2001, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough.
He was born in Meridan, Conn., a son of Bertie E. and Anna Godeher
Swain. He attended schools in South Portland.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1944. Following his discharge, he worked
at the Puritan Tea Room in Portland. Later he worked at Valle's Steak House,
Portland, Anthony's Restaurant, Portland, and other restaurants before
he retired. After retirement he also worked part-time for the University
of Southern Maine at Gorham.
Mr. Swain is survived by his wife of 32 years, Edna Ross Swain; four
sons, James of Saco, Timmy of Lowell, Mass., Daniel of Sanford and Donald
of South Portland; two stepsons, Lee Dunbar of Gorham and Paul Darling
of Texas; one stepdaughter, Yvette Dunbar of Biddeford; two sisters, Jean
Granger of Portland and Sharon Yankowsky of South Portland; 12 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
A Funeral was held at Hay and Peabody Funeral Home, Portland with the
Rev. David Gilpatic officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Chebeague
Henry C. Lemire, 74, of Old Orchard Beach, died January 30, 2001, at
He was born in Berlin, N.H., a son of Adelard and Alice Lauze Lemire.
He attended schools in Berlin.
After serving in the Navy he worked as a millwright for the Brown Paper
Company, Berlin and for the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Biddeford,
for 20 years.
Mr. Lemire is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Lessard Lemire;
three daughters, Ann Marie Cairns of South Portland, Jeanne Savage of Portland
and Donna Cotton of Glenburn; two sons, Ron Lemire of Old Orchard Beach
and Ray Lemire of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia; four brothers,
Albert Lemire, Pete Lemire and Don Lemire all of Berlin, and Dick Lemire
of Southington, Conn.; two sisters, Rita Girard and Theresa Reindeau, both
of Berlin; three grandsons; five granddaughters, three stepgrandchildren,
and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life was held at St. Margaret's Church, Old Orchard
Rose Nora Brown, 76, of South Portland, died January 30, 2001, at her
She was born in Putnam, Conn., a daughter of Eugene and Alice Deotte
Dubois. She attended Connecticut schools.
She worked for the Norridgewock Shoe factory for more than 30 years
Her husbands, Roland Beauford and Omar Brown, died previously.
Mrs. Brown is survived by a daughter, Margaret Beauford Wilkins, and
two grandchildren, Marida and Chad Wilkins, all of South Portland.
A memorial service will be held at Notre Dame DeLourdes Church, Saco,
later this spring. Arrangements were by Hobbs Funeral Home.
Albertine C. Feury, 94, of Portland, died March 27, 2001, at a Portland
She was born in Skowhegan, one of six children of Joseph and Sadie
A 1925 Graduate of Skowhegan High School, she was a forward on the
basketball team. Although only 5-foot-4, she scored 246 of the team's 361
points that season. In a game against Cony High School, the all-Maine forward
scored 45 of the team's 49 points; her 21 baskets were thought to be a
state record at the time.
On Sept. 12, 1938, she married Charles H. Feury at Sacred Heart Church
in Portland. He died in 1971.
She was a former communicant of Sacred Heart Church and had been a
member of the Cheverus High School Mother's Club.
From 1979 until last year, Mrs. Feury lived on Main Street in South
Portland, and had been a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.
Mrs. Feury is survived by two sons, Patrick Joseph Feury and James
Charles Feury, both of South Portland; a sister, Marie DeRoche of Skowhegan;
three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial
was in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements were by Conroy-Tully
South Portland Chapel.
Edward F. Gleason, 74, died in Biddeford on March 29, 2001.
Mr. Gleason was born in South Portland, the son of William V. and Hilda
Gidlov Gleason, and attended local schools.
He joined the Navy in 1943, serving during World War II as a gunner's
mate on the supply ships in the North Atlantic.
After his discharge, he accepted a job the Boston and Maine Railroad,
and worked there for more than 20 years as a brakeman and conductor. His
family had worked in the profession for more than 50 years.
His wife, Betty Brinchman Gleason, died in 1977.
Mr. Gleason is survived by two sons, Michael E. of Wells and James
A. of Scarborough; two sisters, Rita Emmons of Virginia Beach, Va., and
Arlene Matthews of Portland; a brother, William A. of South Portland; two
grandsons, two granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.
A funeral was held at Hay and Peabody Funeral Home, Portland. Burial
was in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland.
John E. Swiger, 78, of South Portland, died April 1, 2001, at his home.
He was born in Boston, A son of Walter S. and Sarah Goddard Swiger,
and attended South Portland schools.
During World War II, he served with the Navy. He later served with
the Army during the Korean War years.
After his military discharge, Mr. Swiger worked more than 20 years
for the former Portland Copper Co., retiring in 1985.
A son, John E. Jr., died in 1962, and his wife, Estelle, in 1982.
Mr. Swiger is survived by three sons, Walter H. and Eugene R., both
of South Portland, and Bruce A. of Portland; a daughter, Phyllis Banister
of Cape Elizabeth; two brothers, Eugene S. and Charles, both of South Portland;
two sisters, Lorainne Quatrano of Scarborough and Patricia O'Brien of South
Portland; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland,
with the Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Arrangements were by Hay and
Peabody Funeral Home, Portland.
Calvin E Adams, 77, of Portland died July 8, after a brief
Born in South Portland, a son of Clarence and Grace Dietrich Adams,
he graduated from South Portland High School, then joined the Merchant
Marines during World War II.
He was a past master of Hiram Masonic Lodge of South Portland, and
a member of the Portland Eagles and the Cape Elizabeth Shrine Club. A former
member of the Kora Temple Shrine, he was also a member at the Willowdale
Golf Club and belonged to a bowling league for people over 70, family members
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Catherine B. Hebert Adams of South
Portland; two daughters Catherine A. Arre of Spokane, Wash.,
and Dorothy L. Adams of South Portland; and a brother, Ralph, of Scarborough.
Ritualistic memorial services by Hiram Masonic Lodge were performed
and a funeral sevice was held at Hobbs Funeral Home. Burial was in Mount
Pleasant Cemetery in South Portland.
Florence E. Brady Heatley Jensen, 78, died Aug. 12 at a local hospital.
She was born in South Portland, a daughter of Robert L. and Lucy E.
MacVane Brady, and attended local schools.
She married Raymond Heatley in 1942. He died in 1969. She married John
Jensen in 1978. He died in 1985.
She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 832 auxiliary.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond S. Heatley of Windham and Richard A.
Heatley of South Portland; three stepsons, Alfred W. Jensen, Warren J.
Jensen and Gary P. Jensen, all of Gray; a brother, Richard L. Brady of
South Portland; two sisters, R. Elizabeth DeVries of Emmaus, Pa., and Lucy
A. Faulk of Pipe Creek, Texas; and five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren
and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at at Forest City Cemetery on Lincoln
Street in South Portland. Arrangements were by Hobbs Funeral Home in South
Blanche Desnoyers, 99, formerly of Biddeford, died Aug. 9, at Pine Point
Nursing Care Center in Scarborough.
She was born in Saco, a daughter of George and Emerencienne Parent
Desnoyers, and attended Biddeford chools.
Surviving are four nieces, Rachel Lachance of Saco, Claire Sheehan
of South Portland and Alice Bertrand and Theresa Morrison, both of Biddeford;
and a nephew, James Morrison of Biddeford.
Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Biddeford.
Alice Gavett , 76, of Portland died Aug. 7 at Maine Medical Center
in Portland following a long illness.
She was born in New Bedford, Mass., a daughter of Joaquim M. and Inez
DeSilva Duarte. She lived in South Portland for most of her life, moving
there in 1935 at age 10. She graduated from South Portland High School
in 1942. She attended Northeastern Business College, on Danforth Street
She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church in South Portland and St.
Patrick's Church in Portland before her illness. She was a member of the
VFW's Ladies Auxiliary in South Portland.
Surviving are two sons, Franklin P. Jr. of Hamilton, N.Y., and Peter
A. Gavett of Auburn; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Ruth) Bell of North Windham;
a sister, Mrs. Richard (Emily) Brady of South Portland; six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was in New Calvary Cemetery.
Charlotte B. Johnson
Charlotte B. Johnson, 86, of Portland died Aug. 7 at a local nursing
She was born in Newark, N.J., a daughter of Seth and Charlotte Tingley
Fairbanks, attended Portland schools and graduated from Portland High School
She was a communicant of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
Her husband, James G. Johnson, died in 1988. Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Joseph (Joan) Murphy of Moscow, Vt., Mrs. James (Heidi) DiPhilippo
of Falmouth and Mrs. George (Pamela) Branfuhr of Portland; two sons, James
F. Johnson of Lewiston and Jeff S. Johnson of Portland; two sisters, Ruth
Stewart of Portland and Suzanne McWilliam of South Portland; and 13 grandchildren
and 21 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.
Carolyn L. McKay
Carolyn L. McKay, 69, of PortlandAug. 12, 2001, at a Portland hospital
following a long illness.
She was born in Portland and was a lifelong resident of the city. A
daughter of Frank W. and Bertha C. Mullen Cram, she attended local schools.
She married Eugene P. McKay on Jan. 24, 1974.
Surviving are her husband of 27 years of Portland; a son, Robert W.
Cram of New York; five brothers, Frank W. Cram Jr. of Portland, George
Stuart of Tennessee, Robert and Ralph Stuart, both of South Portland, and
Howard Stuart of Portland; two sisters, Bertha Wilcox of Portland and Dorothy
Horr of Scarborough; and a grandson, Wayne R. Bruns Cram of Portland.
Burial was in Forest City Cemetery on Lincoln Street in South Portland.
John H. Raynor Sr.
John H. Raynor Sr., 77, of Windham died Aug. 11 at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Rowland, N.C., a son of Lee and Lilly McLean Raynor.
He enlisted in the Navy at age 17, serving in both World War II and
Korea. He retired as a chief petty officer after more than 26 years of
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
His wife, Nerlene Holland Raynor, died in 1995, and a son, John H.
Jr., died in 2001.
Surviving are three sons, Larry G. of Westbrook, Tayag P. of Windham
and Aundrey K. Hutti of South Portland; three daughters, Shirlene M. Raynor
of Windham, Victoria A. Brown of South Portland and Sabrina J. Merrifield
of Portland; and nine grandchildren.
Burial was in Mayberry Cemetery.
Robert E. Clements Jr.
AUBURN — Robert E. Clements Jr., 94,of Auburn, died Aug. 8.
He was born in Middletown, Conn., a son of Robert and Margaret Mitchell
Clements. He moved at a young age to Belfast and went to school there.
On Nov. 8, 1933, he married Lillian Frazier in Belfast. She died on
Feb. 3, 1997.
He was a 52-year member of the Hiram Lodge of Masons in South Portland.
A daughter, Janet, died in 1937. Surviving are two sons, George of
Middletown, Calif., and Hubert of Crestview, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs.
Joseph (Delecia) Veayo of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Mrs. Ele (Dolores) Cormier
Jr. of Minot; two sisters, Carolyn Davis and Maybelle Pierce of Belfast;
22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
Burial was in Mount Auburn Cemetery.