Sunday, May 2, 1999
Daniel J. Nadeau
heavy equipment operator, Houlton native
HOULTON — Daniel J. Nadeau, 54, died Saturday at his home.
He was born in Houlton, a son of Eli and Marie Laurette Robichaud Nadeau.
He was a member of Saint Mary's of the Visitation Catholic Church and
a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Nadeau served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member
of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for H.E. Sargent
Surviving are a daughter, Danielle Marie Nadeau of Houlton; a stepson,
Charles Lorom of Houlton; a granddaughter, Jade Tingley; two special nieces,
Jolynn and Kimberly Nadeau and a grand-niece, Elisa Carmichael.
A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Mary's Church.
Burial will be in Saint Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral
Home, 11 Park St.photo may be coming
Patricia A. 'Patty' Bailey
honor roll student at Erskine Academy
WINDSOR — Patricia A. "Patty" Bailey, 17, of Hunts Meadow Road, died
Thursday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born in Augusta, a daughter of Barry Allen and Terry Ann Tracy
Bailey. She attended Windsor Elementary School and was a senior at Erskine
Academy, South China. She had been an honor roll student all four years
She was a recipient of the Irene Jones Award for Community Service
and a silver medal at the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America competition
in law enforcement at Capital Area Technical Center in Augusta. She maintained
high honors in law enforcement studies, having expectations of someday
becoming a state trooper.
Patty loved to laugh, talk on the phone, play softball with her father,
shop with her mother, sister and grandmother and spend time with her family
and boyfriend, Timsy Hinckley of Augusta.
She was employed part time at Shop 'n Save in Augusta.
Surviving are her parents of Windsor; a sister, Ann Marie Bailey of
Windsor; and maternal grandmother, Constance I. Tracy of Sidney.
A graveside funeral and prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday
at Holy Family Cemetery, Townsend Road, Augusta, with the Rev. Lionel G.
Chouinard, pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church of Augusta, officiating.
Arrangements are by Gray and Pratt Funeral Home, Windsor Neck Road.
devoted mother, longtime Hallowell resident
AUGUSTA — Elizabeth Monson, 81, died Friday at Gray Birch Rehabilitation
She was born in Connecticut, a daughter of Chester and Helen Wooden
Bridge. She graduated from Enfield (Conn.) High School and the Teacher's
College of Connecticut.
She was a longtime resident of Hallowell and wintered in Pineallas
Park, Fla., where she had many friends, for nearly 20 years.
Mrs. Monson was a devoted mother and grandmother with a great sense
of humor, according to her family.
Surviving area daughter, Mrs. Mark (Wendy) Alley of Cumberland Center;
a son, Jeffrey Monson of Bend, Ore.; four brothers, Wallace Bridge of Kissimmee,
Fla., David Bridge of Manchester, Peter Bridge of Burlington, Vt., and
John Bridge of Augusta; and two grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the upstairs
lounge of Green Street United Methodist Church. A memorial service will
be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are by Knowlton and
Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St.
secretary; enjoyed gardening, knitting
WATERVILLE — Floris Warren, 87, of Main Street died Friday at Inland
She was born in Norway, a daughter of Frank and Alozia Morrisette Witham,
and attended local schools. She later attended a business college for two
She was married to Ralph Warren for many years.
Mrs. Warren was a secretary for Young's Furniture in Portland.
She enjoyed gardening, knitting and making quilts. She also enjoyed
spending time with her family.
Her husband died previously.
Surviving are two sons, Willard Lapham of South Paris and Barrie Lapham
of Waterville; her brother, Oscar Witham of Georgia; and three grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
A service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Arrangements
are by Pine State Cremation Service, Greenville.
George Henry Merkle
insurance underwriter, avid golfer
NAPLES — George Henry Merkle, 72, of Monroe Drive, died Thursday from
injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born in Livermore Falls, a son of Francis and Martha Robertson
Merkle, and graduated from Livermore Falls High School.
He was a Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific fleet during World War
Mr. Merkle was a 32nd degree Mason, also belonging to the Lions Club,
the Shriners and Casco Village Church.
He was an insurance executive and financial planner for 35 years and
became a certified life underwriter.
He was associated with New York Life Insurance Company, Bankers National
Life Insurance Company and Travelers throughout his insurance career.
After his retirement from the insurance industry, he served as chief
executive officer of Rich, Tool and Die in Scarborough.
He was an avid golfer, pilot, fisherman and hunter.
Mr. Merkle was a member of Naples Golf and Country Club and past commander
and financial officer of the American Legion Post No. 155 of Naples, Casco
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Raychel Woodman Merkle of Naples;
a daughter, Daliane Fitzherbert of Peabody, Mass.; two sons, James A. of
Casco and Todd F. of Cape Elizabeth; a brother, Francis of Livermore Falls;
two sisters, Florence Merrill of Livermore and Martha Goodwin of Auburn;
and five grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home,
Robert Clinton Clark
worked more than 30 years at S.D. Warren
GRAY — Robert Clinton Clark, 82, died Saturday at a Windham nursing
He was born in Machias, a son of Clinton and Millie Longfellow Clark.
He graduated from Machias High School in 1934 and attended Washington State
Mr. Clark served as staff sergeant in the Army during World War II,
serving in the Pacific.
He worked as a scheduler for the fotoplate department at S.D. Warren,
where he was employed from 1945 to 1978. His post-retirement jobs included
working at Pollard's Mobil and Cole Farms.
Mr. Clark held memberships on the Gray School Board and the School
Administrative District No. 15 board of directors. He was a member of the
Gray Town Council and the Greater Council of Governments. He was also active
with Gray Water District and served as election warden.
A grandson, Adam Clark, died in 1988.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Ruth Barton Clark of Gray; a son,
James R. of New Gloucester; and two daughters, Joan R. Fickett of Gorham
and Judith A. Hochstetler of Groveland, Mass.
Visiting hours will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wilson
Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday
at First Congregational Church of Gray, Route 115. The Rev. Douglas Hedstrom
will officiate. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home.
Dorothea E. Poland
worked for telephone companies, motels
BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Dorothea E. Poland, 73, died Friday at Maine Medical
She was born in Wiscasset, a daughter of Forrest and Lillian Dunton
Morris, and graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1944.
Mrs. Poland worked at the Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor Telephone company
offices and various motels in Boothbay Harbor. She became a certified nursing
assistant several years ago.
She enjoyed knitting, painting, home crafts and being with her grandchildren
Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Giles of Boothbay and Gail Johnston
of Edgecomb; two sons, David Poland of Santa Ana, Calif., and Todd Poland
of Boothbay; and five grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Congregational
Church, Wiscasset. The Rev. Margaret Grzelkowski will officiate. Burial
will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. A reception will be held at the church
following burial. Arrangements are by Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral
Home, Route 27, Boothbay.
Leonard C. Surran
served 29 years in Navy
BIDDEFORD — Leonard C. Surran, 87, formerly of Hull, Mass., died Saturday
at Southridge Living Center.
He was born in Millville, N.J., a son of David and Arabella Casaboon
Surran, and attended Millville schools.
He enlisted in the Navy in July 1929, and served on submarines during
World War II and the Korean War. He served as an instructor in Philadelphia,
Hampton Road, Va., and at the Naval Shipyard in Boston. He was also an
instructor at the submarine school of New London, Conn., engineman school
of Great Lakes, Ill., and at the Naval Shipyard of Portsmouth, N.H.
Mr. Surran served on the USS Detroit, USS Omaha, USS Henderson, USS
Pope, USS Paul Jones, USS Canopus, USS Lea, USS McLeish, USS Herring, USS
Threadfin, USS Grampus, USS Sea Lion, USS Seal and USS Cutlass.
He retired after 29 years of service and went to work for Electric
Boat/General Dynamics for an additional 12 years, where he was a member
of the team that constructed the first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus.
He was a member of the Elks, Oddfellows and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He retired in 1970, and lived in Hull. He moved to Biddeford in 1996.
His first wife, Constance Walker Surran, died in 1962. His second wife,
Melvina V. Langlois Surran, died in 1995.
Surviving are two sons, John D. of Saco and Michael R. of Kennebunk,
and seven grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hope Memorial Chapel,
480 Elm St. A funeral Mass will be said at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's
Church. Burial will be held later in St. John's Cemetery, Webster, Mass.
worked at textile mills; baseball fan
SCARBOROUGH — Dora Rochon, 97, formerly of Saco, died Saturday at Pine
Point Nursing Care Center.
She was born in Windsor Mills, Quebec. She came to Sanford at an early
age and attended Sanford schools.
In 1933, she married Oscar Rochon in Montreal.
Mrs. Rochon worked in local textile mills for many years, retiring
in the early 1970s.
She was a member of the Ross Center Senior Citizens Club and had been
a volunteer for their lunch program.
She enjoyed baseball and had followed Red Sox games for many years.
She also enjoyed playing cards, dining out and entertaining.
Her husband died June 12, 1980.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Norman (Madeleine) Morrison and Lorraine
Ketchum, both of Saco; a sister, Lucianna Lemay of Windsor, Conn.; six
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hope Memorial
Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.
at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Helena Haskell Marsh
Lewiston native; avid gardener, golfer
KENNEBUNK — Helena Haskell Marsh, 76, of Huntington Commons, died Friday
at Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford.
She was born in Lewiston, a daughter of Weston B. and Pauline Derby
Haskell. She attended Dana Hall Academy in Wellesley, Mass., and Connecticut
College for Women in New Haven, Conn.
She married Robert P. Marsh, a Boston food brokerage executive. They
lived in Newton and Dover, Mass., until becoming permanent residents of
Kennebunkport in 1982.
Mrs. Marsh was an avid gardener and golfer. She was a longtime member
of the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton and the Webhannet Golf Course at
Her husband died previously.
Surviving are two daughters, Paula Marsh Rines of Kittery Point and
Cynthia Marsh Fink of Clarksville, Tenn., and three grandsons, William
B. Rines, Wesley R. Fink and Haskell H. Fink.
Services will be private. Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel,
67 Summer St.
Larry A. Gress
held careers in real estate, communications
KENNEBUNK — Larry A. Gress, 59, of Constitution Road, died of cancer
Friday at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of Paul and Freda Holschuh Gress
and graduated from West High School in Columbus, Ohio. He received a bachelor
of arts from Ohio State University, where he was active in ROTC. He earned
a master of business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
During that time, he met and married his wife of 34 years, Victoria Roberts.
Following graduation, Mr. Gress accepted a sales position with Xerox
Corporation, and he worked in Columbus and Newark, Ohio, and Washington,
D.C., before being transferred to Maine.
He had lived with his family in Kennebunk for the past 26 years. He
was an active member of the community, having coached Little League Softball,
served as president of the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Athletic Boosters and
led the Christ Church Youth Group for eight years. He was also a member
of the Kennebunk Rotary Club.
He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and served as chairman of
the trustees for the South Congregational Church of Kennebunkport. He was
president of the York County Board of Realtors and active in the Maine
Association of Realtors.
Mr. Gress was also able to manage two simultaneous careers. He was
a broker with Coldwell Banker, Harnden Beecher in Lower Village of Kennebunk
and a regional director for Excel Communications Corporation. In 1998,
he was invited to join Coldwell Banker's prestigious Diamond Society.
According to family, he was regarded as a trustworthy and well-respected
member of southern Maine's real estate community.
He enjoyed friends, travel and outdoor activities, but family always
came first. He was a devoted husband and father and attentive grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Victoria Roberts Gress of Kennebunk; three
daughters, Traca Gress Marshall of South Portland, Lorie Allyn Gress of
Portland and Kristen Irene Martin of Kennebunk; and two grandchildren,
Logan and Jackson Gress Marshall, both of South Portland.
A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at South
Congregational Church, Temple Street, Kennebunkport. Arrangements are by
Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St.
Rodhope 'Dorothy' Vamvakias
active in Greek community; enjoyed cooking
Rodhope "Dorothy" Vamvakias, 70, of State Street, died Friday at her
daughter's home in Windham after a three-year battle with lung cancer.
She was born and raised in Chios, Greece, a daughter of Victoria Pipinias
and Nicholas Klemes. She lived most of her childhood at the home of her
maternal aunt, Demetra Pipinias Yalouris, after her mother's death. Throughout
her life she maintained a close relationship with her cousins with whom
she was raised, James Yalouris of Scarborough, Diana Christakos of Bangor,
Fred Yalouris of Cambridge, Mass., and Sofia Yalouris of Portland. She
attended schools in Chios.
In 1954, she immigrated to the United States with the Yalouris family,
becoming a U.S. citizen in 1959.
Mrs. Vamvakias lived in South Portland for many years, before retiring
to 100 State St. with her cat, Apollo.
She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. She was
a member of the choir and volunteered in various activities in the Greek
community, including the annual Greek Festival.
She was a member of the Philoftokos (Ladies) Society and was a member
and past president of the Daughters of Penelope.
She enjoyed cooking and a circle of friends who were aficionados of
Greek food and dancing and whom she met through her volunteer work at the
Central for Cultural Exchange, formerly Portland Performing Arts.
For the past five years, Mrs. Vamvakias had served as a foster grandparent
at PROP Westside Daycare in Portland, where she loved working with children.
She was also first runner-up in the Miss 100 State Street and Ms. Senior
Her husband, Evangelos Vamvakias, died in 1976.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Victoria) Austin of Windham;
a stepdaughter, Diane Dube Crochetiere of Chicopee, Mass.; two grandsons,
Christopher Richard of South Portland and Theodore Barriault of Baldwin;
and her maternal uncle, Fred Pipinias of Saco, as well as numerous relatives
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jones, Rich
and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., where the Trisagion will be
recited at 7:30 p.m. during visiting hours. A funeral will be held at 11
a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant St. The
Rev. Constantine Sarantidis will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest
City Cemetery, South Portland.
Heinz 'Alfred' H. Stasinowsky
worked on family farm; loved animals
Heinz "Alfred" H. Stasinowsky, 87, of State Street, died Wednesday
at a Portland health care facility.
He was born in Germany, a son of Henry and Hulda Hubner Stasinowsky.
He moved with his parents to the United States at the age of 5 and lived
in Portland. In 1923, the family moved to Cumberland.
Mr. Stasinowsky worked with his father on the family farm for much
of his life, providing dairy, vegetable and butcher shop products to local
He was known for his love of animals, especially cats.
Surviving are four sisters, Alice Phillips of Falmouth, Elizabeth Langway
of Cumberland Center, Anna Slocum of Pownal and Irene Spicer of Cambridge,
Minn.; and two brothers, Frederick of Pownal and Walter of Auburn, Calif.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside memorial service will
be held this summer at Forest City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lindquist
Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
Kathleen M. Cunningham Arico
daughter lives in South Portland
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Kathleen M. Cunningham Arico, 57, died Wednesday
at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
She was born in Hartford, Conn., and had lived in East Hartford for
the past 33 years.
Mrs. Arico worked in the crafts department at Ames Department Store,
Surviving are her husband, Victor J. Arico of East Hartford; a son,
Kevin F. Arico of New Britain, Conn.; four daughters, Karen J. Duhamel
of South Portland, Maine, Shirley C. Suave of Italy and Cindy J. Arico
and Alison M. Arico, both of East Hartford; and four grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Mulryan Funeral
Home, 2534 Main St., Glastonbury, Conn. A funeral Mass will be held at
9:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Wilcox
Cemetery, Berlin, Conn.
Sunday, October 17, 1999
Anna J. Purinton
homemaker; native of Portland
FREEPORT — Anna J. Purinton, 94, died Friday at Freeport Nursing Home.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of Walter and Nellie Laughlin,
and attended schools in Portland, Win- throp and Westbrook.
She was a homemaker.
Her husband, George D. Purinton, died in 1985.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Grover of Portland; two sons, Clifford
Purinton of Lovell and Robert Purinton of Pownal; a brother, Richard Laughlin
of Portland; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great
A private graveside service will be held for the family. Arrangements
are by Hay and Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress St., Portland.
Chester 'Chet' G. Rich
owned restaurant, service station
WINDHAM — Chester "Chet" G. Rich, 92, of Fieldcrest Road, died Friday
at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Richville, a son of Herbert and Nellie Shaw Rich, and
was a 1925 graduate of Deering High School.
He worked at First Portland National Bank until the early 1940s. He
then owned and operated Rich's Restaurant in North Windham with his wife,
Louine, until 1954. After that, he operated Rich's Esso Service Center
on the corner of Route 302 and River Road until his retirement.
Earlier in his life, he hunted and fished. During his retirement, he
spent winters in Florida and golfed and camped.
He was a life member and past member of Presumpscott Masonic Lodge.
During the 1930s and 1940s he was a member of the Windham Fire Department.
He helped organize and staff a mobile fire department rescue wagon. During
World War II, he taught Red Cross lifesaving techniques.
His first wife, Louine Manchester Rich, died in 1967, and his second
wife, Rita Auffrey Rich died in 1996.
Surviving are a son, Donald L. of Windham; a brother, Harold of Standish;
four grandsons, Jeffrey Rich of Gorham, Steven Rich of Soldotna, Alaska,
and Blaine Rich and Kyle Rich, both of Windham; and eight great-grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m.
Monday at North Windham Union Church, Route 302, with the Rev. Dr. Charles
Hume and the Rev. Harold Shepard officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington
Cemetery. Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral Chapel.
Dorothy Mae Libby Blake
enjoyed auto racing, baseball, genealogy
NEW GLOUCESTER — Dorothy Mae Libby Blake, 73, died Friday at D'Youville
Pavillion/Marcotte Nursing Home in Lewiston.
She was born here, a daughter of Cecil E. and Frances P. Harrington
Libby, and graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1944 and Gray's
Business School of Portland.
On June 7, 1947, she married Everett S. Blake.
Mrs. Blake worked for W.W. Morse Insurance, N.T. Fox Lumber, the state
of Maine and Pineland Center. Her interests included auto racing, baseball,
genealogy, camping, bird watching, playing the organ and piano and singing
as she was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of New
She also traveled throughout the state with her husband while taking
photos of almost every post office in Maine.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years of New Gloucester; a daughter,
Joanne P. Blake Hutchison of New Gloucester; a son, Everett Philip Blake
of New Gloucester; a brother, Edwin E. Libby of New Gloucester; five grandchildren
and one great-grandson.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral
Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday
at First Congregational Church of New Gloucester, Gloucester Hill Road,
with the Rev. Ronald Beinema officiating.
Dortha DeMay Minnich
business educator; son lives in Windsor
WINDSOR — Dortha DeMay Minnich, 95, also of South Hill, Va., died on
She was born on a farm near North Morenci, Mich., a daughter of John
and Jennie Borton DeMay, attended rural one-room schools and graduated
from Mallet Creek High School. She attended Ohio Northern University Law
College at Ada, receiving her legum beccalaureus degree in 1926. This was
later converted to a juris doctor degree in a special ceremony on Oct.
She moved to Norristown, Pa., in 1926 and worked for Norristown Penn
Trust Co. and later for Provident Trust Co. of Philadelphia.
She married Harry Friedman in 1933.
She attended the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, graduating
in 1936. She then worked for Pennsylvania Bureau of Unemployment Compensation
in Harrisburg. She married Howard Minnich there in 1947.
In later years she taught at Ben Lippen School in Asheville, N.C.,
and then for Jefferson School of Commerce in Charlottesville, Va. With
her sister, she founded DeMay-Minnich School for Business Training in South
Hill, Va. She also taught at Columbia Christian School in South Carolina.
She lived in Orangeburg, S.C., during retirement. Then, due to failing
health, she moved to Windsor to live with her son, the Rev. Don Minnich.
Mrs. Minnich was a member of Bible Victory Baptist Church.
Surviving are her son of Windsor; a granddaughter, Mrs. Paul (Joanna)
Fritjofson of Granby, Conn.; and two great-grandchildren, Nils and Brynne
A visiting hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. today. A funeral service
will be held at 3 p.m. today sun at Gray-Pratt Funeral Home, with the Rev.
Jerry Wright of Calvary Bible Baptist Church of Whitefield officiating
and assisted by the Rev. Don Minnich of Bible Victory Baptist Church.
Howard W. 'Bill' Chase Jr.
worked in shoe shops, owned racehorses
FREEPORT — Howard W. "Bill" Chase Jr., 74, of Jean Street, died Friday
at Freeport Nursing Home after a long illness.
He was born in Bowdoinham, a son of Howard W. and Myrle Pinkham Chase,
and attended local schools.
He was a Navy veteran.
He was a hand sewer for ten years with the Taylor Shoe Company of Freeport
and other area shoe companies for many years.
Mr. Chase was a life member of the New Auburn Social Club and was active
with various nonprofit social clubs and organizations.
He played golf and cards. He also watched harness races on television
and at the track and had owned racehorses.
He was the longtime companion of Amy J. Crone of Freeport.
Surviving are two sons, Lester H. of Freeport and Mark D. of Mechanic
Falls; and two grandsons, Sean and John Chase.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Burr Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
Herbert R. Googins
worked for Railway Mail, Hannaford Bros.
LONGWOOD, Fla. — Herbert R. Googins, 90, a longtime resident of Portland,
died Monday after a brief illness.
He was born in Kittery, Maine, a son of Alfred W. and Mae Burnham Googins,
and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1931.
He worked for the Railway Mail Service, which became part of the U.S.
Postal Service and, later for Hannaford Bros. Co.
He retired to Florida in 1980.
Mr. Googins was a member of the Woodfords Club, the National Association
of Retired Federal Employees and the Association of Former Railway Mail
He was a golfer, played bridge and other card games and was a lifelong
Red Sox fan.
His first wife, Margaret Griffin Googins, died in 1980. His second
wife, Hester Short Googins, died in 1992.
Surviving are six sons, Bruce of Crownsville, Maryland, Brian of Washington,
D.C., Bradley of Sherborn, Mass., Daniel of Sanford, Fla., Michael of Portland,
and Mark of Cumberland, Maine; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Village on the Green in Longwood on
Oct. 14, and the family will be having a private memorial service in Maine.
Leslie H. Huntress
SPRINGVALE — A graveside service for Leslie H. Huntress, who died in
Springvale on Sept. 19, 1999, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Maine
Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Arrangements are by Heald Funeral
Mauna Loa Footman
founded bookkeeping system for dairy
BREWER — Mauna Loa Footman, 89, died Saturday at her home.
She was born in South Brewer, a daughter of Frank W. and Ethel A. Hodges
Wentworth, and was a 1927 graduate of Brewer High School. She attended
the University of Maine, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and
graduated from Maine School of Commerce, now known as Husson College.
She founded the bookkeeping system at Footman's Dairy, where she remained
active for many years.
Mrs. Footman was a member of First Congregational Church for more than
50 years. She was involved in several civic and fraternal organizations.
Her husband, Shirley E. Footman, and a son, Dean W. Footman, both died
Surviving are a daughter, Lynne F. Goodwin of Portland; five grandchildren,
Julie Footman of Windham, Scott A. Footman of Lucerne, Eric B. Footman
of Denver, Timothy H. Goodwin and Pamela Goodwin, both of South Portland;
and three great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brookings-Smith,
Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St. A funeral service will be held at
2 p.m. Tuesday at First Congregational Church, with the Rev. Constance
Chase Wells officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor.
Maurice H. Ward
worked for auto body shops, steel fabricator
WESTBROOK — Maurice H. Ward, 77, of Austin Street, died Thursday at
a Portland hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Portland, a son of Wilber and Ina Parker Ward, attended
Portland schools and graduated from Deering High School, class of 1940,
and was captain of the indoor/outdoor track team.
Mr. Ward served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.
He worked at Megquier and Jones Inc. Steel Fabricating and retired
from there in 1987 after 15 years. Prior to that, he had worked at Rowe
Ford and Wolf Ford in their body shops.
In the 1950s he was president of the Shaft Twisters Automobile Club
of Portland, a member and past president of the New England Hot Rod Council
and the National Hot Rod Association and was the regional advisor of its
New England Division. He was also a charter member of the American Legion
and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Portland.
He flew radio controlled model airplanes and belonged to the Prop Snappers
in Scarborough. He was a fan of the University of Maine Girls Basketball
Team, the New England Patriots and boxing. He enjoyed reading and his dog,
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Annattacq Nelson Ward of Westbrook;
a daughter, Kristen Pippin of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; two sons, Glen of Gray
and Mark of Charleston; a sister, Helen Wescott of Portland; and four grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 11
a.m. Monday at Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Burial
will be private.
Olen R. Broad
worked in construction most of his life
Olen R. Broad, 71, of Mayo Street, died Saturday at a local hospital
following a long illness.
He was born in New Brunswick, Canada, a son of Charles and Dora Fulton
Broad, and attended New Brunswick schools. He came to this country at the
age of 14.
Mr. Broad served as a sergeant during World War II in the Army.
He worked in the construction business for most of his life, retiring
He enjoyed the outdoors and watched professional wrestling.
His son, Steven, and a daughter, Brenda G. Broad, both died previously.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Delores Corey Broad of Portland;
15sons, Garney L., Marshall O., David H., Tracy A., Conrad, Joseph M.,
Russell C., Edward F. and Kevin A., all of Portland, Philip W., Timothy
R. and Brian L., all of Windham, James R. of Massachusetts, Clair G. Johnson
of Westbrook and Scott G. of Hawaii; four daughters, Mrs. Gene (Valerie
J.) Breton of Saco, Mrs. George (Denise C.) Shaine and Mrs. Russell (Deborah
S.) Hensell, both of Orono, and Anna M. Broad of Portland; two brothers,
Kenneth of California and Russell of East Corinth; 70 grandchildren and
A visiting hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Jones, Rich
and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., with a funeral following at
11 a.m. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Robert Allen Nunley
worked more than 30 years for Bell Atlantic
RAYMOND — Robert Allen Nunley, 53, of Brook Road, died Thursday.
He was born in Oak Hill, W.Va., a son of Chester and Eva Lindley Nunley.
Mr. Nunley worked in the communications industry for Bell Atlantic
for more than 30 years and most recently out of the Norway office.
He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.
Surviving are his wife of 17 years, Lisa of Raymond; a daughter, Elizabeth
of Raymond; a son, K.C. of Raymond; two brothers, Victor of Pennsylvania
and James of Florida; and a sister, Carol Sue Velasquez of Florida.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral
Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Road, Casco. A funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Thomas L. Kosciw
retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel
YARMOUTH — Thomas L. Kosciw, 58, of Cousins Street, died Friday at
Seaside Nursing Home in Falmouth after a brief illness.
He was born in Ludlow, Mass., a son of William and Delia Nietupski
Kosciw, and attended schools in Ludlow and Springfield, Mass. He attended
the University of South Carolina through the Reserve Officers' Training
After graduation, he served in the Marine Corps. As a captain stationed
at the Martin's Point Recruitment Office he was introduced to the former
Jean Rioux of Peaks Island. They were married on June 14, 1969, in Saint
Christopher's Church, Peaks Island. With more than 20 years of distinguished
service he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
After retiring, he worked in the health services department of the
former New England Rehabilitation Center for ten years and later at Maine
Medical Center's Scarborough Campus facility.
Mr. Kosciw was a member of the Yarmouth Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge.
He also was a member of Sacred Heart and attended Holy Martyrs Catholic
He read and played card games. He was a football fan and collected
football cards; the Dallas Cowboys and the USC Gamecocks were his favorite
Surviving are his mother of Springfield; his wife of 30 years of Yarmouth;
two sons, David of Portland and Steven of Yarmouth; and a sister, Carol
Saletnik of Franklin, Mass.
Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Lindquist
Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane. A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Main Street. Burial with military
honors will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.