E`Llora C. Crane
E'Llora C. Crane, 84, of Danforth Street, formerly of Haven Road in
South Portland, died Oct. 3, at her home.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of Capt. William Ray and Clara
Mae Jones Pease. She graduated from South Portland High School in
1931 and attended Nasson College.
Mrs. Crane was a member of the First Congregational Church in South
She was the Story Tell Lady on WGAN Radio and the Story Princess
She married Thomas W. Crane on May 1, 1943. He died previously.
Before moving to Danforth Street, Mrs. Crane had lived in South Portland
since 1943 with her husband. The couple also spent 18 years in Largo, Fla.
She is survived by a son, George L. Crane of Brockton, Mass.; a sister,
Frances L. Poage of San Diego; a grandson, Gabriel Peabbles of North Carolina;
and two granddaughters, Cara Coleen Crane and Casey Maureen Crane, both
Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.
Dora Pauline Lawrence
Dora Pauline Lawrence, 80, of South Portland died Sept. 29, in Nashville,
Tenn., where she was living with her daughter.
She was born in Brewer, a daughter of Walter and Sybil Stevens Brooks.
She attended Brewer schools and graduated from Brewer High School.
She and her husband lived in South Portland for most of their lives.
Her husband of 59 years, Raymond W. Lawrence, died previously.
She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Beattie of Nashville; a
sister, Alice Fossett of Abbott Village; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Burial was in Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland.
Ethelyn C. Robinson
Ethelyn C. Robinson, 77, died Oct. 2.
The youngest of nine children, she was born in South Portland, a daughter
of Frank M. and Lulu B. Ormsby Cook. She graduated from South Portland
High School in 1941.
On Aug. 23, 1946, she married George A. Robinson.
She is survived by her husband; a son, George A. Robinson Jr. of Portland;
a daughter, Patricia A. Archambault of Yarmouth; three sisters, Mrs. Ralph
(Alice) Leighton of Cape Elizabeth and Mrs. Ethan (Dorothy) Johnson and
Mrs. Norman (Bernice) Vance of South Portland; a brother, Frank Cook of
Saco; and five grandchildren.
Burial was in Gray Village Cemetery, Gray.
Mary E. Walker
Mary E. Walker, 92, died Nov. 25, at the Crescent House at The Viking
in Cape Elizabeth.
She was born in Taunton, Mass., a daughter of Joseph E. and Gertrude
She graduated from Taunton High School in 1926, and attended Mary C.
Wheeler School in Providence, R.I., for a post-graduate high school year.
She graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., in 1931.
She married Hurlburt Thayer Walker of Taunton in 1933. They moved to
Yarmouth in 1939. Her husband died in 1950.
She began her teaching career at the Waynflete School in 1951 and moved
to Portland in 1952. Except for a brief stint at the Nathan Clifford Elementary
School in Portland, she taught various elementary and middle grades at
Waynflete until she retired at age 65 in 1974.
A son, Allan Bostock Walker, died in 1936.
She is survived by a daughter, Florence Walker Morrison of Raymond;
a son, Hurlburt Thayer Walker Jr. of The Sea Ranch, Calif., and six grandchildren.
Harriet B. Jutras
Harriet B. Jutras, 84, of Victoria Court in York, died Nov. 24, at
York Hospital following a long illness.
She was born in North Attleboro, Mass., a daughter of James and Corrinne
Rainville McGrath. She moved to South Portland as a child and attended
A son, Thomas Baker, died in 1965.
She is survived by two sons, David Jutras of Wells and Charles Baker
of Nashua, N.H.; a daughter, Corrinne McDonald of Rochester, N.H.; a brother,
William O'Donnell of Fort Smith, Alaska; a sister, Shirley Ross of Southbury,
Conn.; and four grandchildren.
Nancy B. Skinner
Nancy "Nana" B. Skinner, 68, of Broadway in South Portland, died Nov.
25, at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of Louis and Dorothy Brideau,
and attended Portland schools.
She retired from National Semiconductor in South Portland in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Al (Sandy) Coombs of West Newfield;
a sister, Mary Lou Hanna of Waterboro; and two granddaughters, Crystal
Bunny Ann Adamo, 78
Bunny Ann Adamo, 78, of Scott Dyer Road in Cape Elizabeth, died Nov.
19, at a nursing home
She was born in Portland, a daughter of James and Barbara Devine Walsh,
and graduated from Portland High School.
She married Joseph P. Adamo in 1952. He died in 1987.
She was a former communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
and St. Pius X Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Jamie Adamo of Scarborough, and two
granddaughters, Amanda and Erin Feeney, both of Scarborough.
Stanley G. Kozicz
Stanley G. Kozicz, 88, of South Portland, died Nov. 23, at a Cape Elizabeth
He was born in Portland, a son of Michael and Alexandria Szyrej Kozicz,
and was a graduate of Portland High School.
His wife, Dorothy Crossett Kozicz, died Feb. 7, 1995, and a daughter,
Judith T. Kozicz, died in April 2001.
He is survived by two daughters, Janice P. Doane of South Portland
and Victoria A. Kozicz of Lynn, Mass.; a son, Richard S. of Miramichi,
New Brunswick; a half sister, Helen Frances Milosz of San Francisco; and
A. Mona Nee
A. Mona Nee, 61, of Arbutus Avenue in South Portland, died Nov. 23,
at a Portland hospital after a brief illness.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of Thomas J. and Mary I. Cahill
Nee, and attended St. Dominic's School.
She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Costigan of South Portland;
and two brothers, Thomas Nee of Portland and Edward Nee of South Portland.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Mary A. Smith
Mary A. Smith, 89, of Anthoine Street in South Portland, and formerly
of Cornell Street in South Portland, died Nov. 22, at a local nursing facility.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of John and Beatrice Spears
McGovern. She attended local schools and graduated from Deering High
Her husband, Arthur Gordon Smith, died in 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Mills of South Portland; two
sons, Arthur Smith Jr. of Dexter and Clifford Smith of Westbrook; two brothers,
William McGovern of Cape Elizabeth and K. Greg McGovern of Falmouth; three
sisters, Virginia Young and Jean LeConte, both of Westbrook, and Katherine
DeTore of South Portland; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Laurence Connolly Sr.
Laurence "Brud" Connolly Sr., 81, of Westbrook Street in South Portland,
died Nov. 26 at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Portland, a son of James J. and Mary Thornton Connolly,
and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1936 and the Maine School of
Commerce in 1938.
He was a former communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in South
His wife, Elizabeth, and a son, Laurence Jr., died in 1987.
He is survived by a son, Paul of Augusta; a daughter, Christine Chisholm
Fox of Houston; a brother, James Connolly of Portland; and six grandchildren.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Jean Davis Knipp
Jean Davis Knipp, 78, of Broadway in South Portland, died Nov. 27,
at a nursing home.
She was born in Baltimore, a daughter of William Josiah and Ethel Robinson
Davis. She graduated from Western High School in Baltimore in 1942.
She was married to Charles Roger Knipp, who died in 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Knipp McClay of South Portland;
two sons, Charles R. Knipp Jr. of Brownfield and William B. Knipp of Virginia
Beach, Va.; and five grandchildren.
Guy Rowe Jr.
Guy E. Rowe Jr., 72, of Wintergreen Way in Naples, Fla., died Nov.
23, after a long illness.
He was born in Norway, Maine, a son of Guy E. Sr. and Beatrice Drake
Rowe. He graduated from Norway High School..
He graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1950 with a bachelor's
degree in education, and received his master's degree in 1963.
He taught at Cape Elizabeth Junior High School for 15 years, and was
principal there for 10 years. He served on the Cape Elizabeth School Board
from 1969 to 1975,
His wife, Joann Burton Rowe, died previously.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Lisa R.) Hammond of Cape
Elizabeth and Linda J. Rowe of Windham; and two granddaughters, Mandy and
Carley Hammond of Cape Elizabeth.
Doris S. Kennedy, 81
Doris S. Kennedy, 81, of Cape Elizabeth, died Nov. 29, at a Portland
She was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., a daughter of William and Lucinda
Hunter Schmidt. She was a graduate of Northville Academy in Massachusetts
and studied social services at New York University for two years.
Mrs. Kennedy was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church
in South Portland.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred Kennedy; two daughters, Carol
Casper of Auburn, N.H., and Belinda Pokorny of Plantation, Fla.; a son,
George W. Kennedy of Cunningham, Ky.; and five grandchildren.
Barbara I. Wilber
Barbara I. Wilber, 76, died Dec. 5, at the Viking Nursing Home in Cape
Elizabeth after a long illness.
She was born in South Portland, a daughter of William and Mary Schellhorn
Gorey, and attended South Portland schools.
She married Frank Wilber on May 22, 1950. He died in 1992.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen A. Carroll of North Waterboro,
Annette L. Hutchins of Portland and Diane M. Munroe of Old Orchard Beach;
a brother, James Gorey of California; three sisters, Bertha McKinney of
Westbrook, Margueritte Fuller of Clinton and A. Marie Meuse of Portland;
three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Ted Angel, 71, of lake Wales, Fla. and formerly of South Portland,
died Nov. 29, at Lake Wales Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born in North Carolina, a son of Osborne and Anna Dalrimple
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving at Tachikawa
Air Base in Honshu, Japan.
He married Sarah A. Dahms in 1953. She died in 1985.
He retired from the Maine Youth Center in South Portland before moving
He is survived by his wife, Germaine M. Angel of Lake Wales; two sons,
Dr. Ted O. Angel of Westbrook, Maine, and Timothy J. Angel of Lyman, Maine;
a daughter, Debra Green of Homosassa, Fla.; four stepdaughters, Sharon
Bushner of Scarborough, Jennifer Hackett of Kennebunk, Maine, Monique Fournier
of South Portland and Tina Fournier of Fort Fairfield, Maine; a brother,
Pat Angel of Sylva, N.C.; three sisters, Irene Beck and Blanche Messer
of Sylva and Christine Frizzelle of McKinleyville, Calif.; and 16 grandchildren.
Leah Evelyn Merrifield Deragon, 79, formerly of South Portland, died
Dec. 4, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Porter, a daughter of Fred C. and Evelyn Rounds Merrifield.
She attended Porter schools and graduated from Porter High School in 1939.
Her husband, Raymond Joseph Deragon, died previously.
She is surived by three daughters, Connie Walker of Shelby, Bonnie
Raymond of Bedford, N.H., and Delphia Kennemore of Charlotte; two sons,
Raoul Deragon of Freeport, Maine, and Jay Deragon of Hendersonville, Tenn.;
four sisters, Eleanor Day Radcliff of Kentucky, Vesta Durgin of Rocky Hill,
Conn., Eunice Mitchell of Kezar Falls, Maine, and Rita Adams of South Portland;
a brother, Chester Merrifield of Waldoboro; 15 grandchildren; and four
Raymond C. Thurston
Raymond C. Thurston, 88, died Dec. 4, at a nursing home in South Portland.
He was born in Portland, a son of Charles Willis and Grace M. Mitchell
Thurston, and attended South Portland schools. During World War II, Mr.
Thurston served in the Army.
He is survived by a nephew, Robert A. Johnson of Cornish; and a niece,
Diane Corlett of Reno, Nev.