James M. Mullen
Burpee,Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland (Nov 21): Rockland
-- James M. Mullen, 75, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 at Fieldcrest Manor
in Waldoboro, where he resided for the past 10 years.
Born in Calais, May 17, 1926, he was the son of Wilfred L. and Katherine
Murphy Mullen. He was educated in Calais and Rockland Schools.
Mr. Mullen enjoyed reading and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves
and Boston Red Sox.
He was a communicant of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Rockland.
Pre-deceased by a brother John Mullen in 1991, he is survived by three
sisters, Mrs. Fred (Katherine) Verrill of Rockland, Mrs. John (Jane) Chester
of Wiscasset, Sister Geraldine Mullen of Portland as well as several nieces
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2001,
at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St.,
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, St. Bernard's
Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. The Reverend Mark Reinhardt will
Interment will follow in Coughlin Memorial Cemetery, Rankin Street,
George A. Varney
(Nov 20): Rockland -- George A. Varney, 51, longtime GMC Service Manager/Director,
died Monday, Nov. 19, at his home here after a long illness.
Born in Bangor, Jan. 26, 1950, he was the son of Robert H. Sr., and
Louise King Varney.
He was educated in Rockland schools and was a 1968 graduate of Rockland
High School. In 1972, he graduated from Maine Maritime Academy.
During high school, he worked with Bernard Nelson's Garage on Park
Street, developing a passion for automobiles.
He was first employed in Freeport with Maine Consumers Water Company.
Returning to this area he worked a brief time at Bob's Gulf in Camden
becoming service manager at Shepard Nissan in Rockland.
In 1982, he moved to Fuller Cadillac Olds GMC in Rockland, serving
as service manager and until the time of his death as service director
for that dealership.
Over the years of his auto service career, Mr. Varney earned the respect
of many colleagues and customers, as a friend who would take care of any
problem. He was held in high esteem throughout New England by GMC owners
After driving a car nine hours to provide transportation for a customer
whose car had broken down, Mr. Varney received an award for his willingness
to go above and beyond.
A master technician since 1984, he continued to work until forced to
stop due to his illness. He was a primary supporter and member of the Oldsmobile
Club of Maine. For several years, Mr. Varney also served as a spare engineer
for the Maine Ferry Service.
He was a member of the Board of Directors for the former Region 8 Vocational
Technical School, now known as Mid-Coast School of Technology and was a
member of the Automotive Curriculum Committee at Eastern Maine Vocational
He loved camping at Duck Lake in Hancock County. He also loved dogs
and cats and was comforted to have his animals and family around him at
the time of his death, his family said.
Besides his mother of Rockland, Mr. Varney is survived by his wife
(Seeger) Varney of Rockland, two daughters, Lisa V. Marshall and her
husband, Michael of Laconia, N.H., Amy V. Germain and her husband Jack
of Wilmington, Mass.; one step-son, Harrison L. Linscott of Rockland; three
brothers, Robert H. Varney Jr. and his wife Susan of Biddeford, Timothy
K. Varney and his wife Shirley of Augusta, Steven J. Varney and his wife
Pamela of Saco, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26 at St. Bernard's
Catholic Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland. The Reverend Mark Reinhardt will
Memorial donations may be made to either the Maine Children's Cancer
Research Fund, 100 US Route 1, Unit #106, Scarborough, 04074-9308 or the
Humane Society of Knox County, P. O. Box 1294, Rockland, 04841.
Paul S. Gibson
(Nov 20): Vinalhaven -- Paul S. Gibson, 86, died Monday, Nov 19, 2001
at Windward Gardens in Camden.
Born in Plainfield, N.H., Sept. 15, 1915, he was the son of Robert
and Hallie Stickney Gibson.
He married Stella Stanek, July 10, 1938 in Boston.
Mr. Gibson had been employed most of his life as a supervisor in tool
manufacturing industry. After retirement he and his wife traveled extensively
in an airstream trailer throughtout the United States and Mexico. Five
years ago the couple moved Vinalhaven to be closer to their daughter.
He was a Mason and a Shriner for more than 50 years.
Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife of 63 years, of Vinalhaven; two
sons, Robert Gibson and his wife Charlene of Lisbon Falls, Scott Gibson
of Vinalhaven; one daughter, Rusty Gibson Warren and her husband Charles
of Vinalhaven; three sisters, Hazel Amidon, Pat Springer, Betty Davis,
four brothers, "Buzz" Gibson, "Hoot" Gibson, John Gibson and Joe Gibson;
three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 in Plainfield, N.H.
(Jan 25): Andrew Lincoln Reynolds, 81, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24,
2002 at Fieldcrest Manor in Waldoboro. He was born on Jan. 30, 1921 in
Dobbs Ferry, New York the son of Percy and Helen Perrin Reynolds.
He grew up in New York graduating from the Hastings-On-Hudson High
School in New York. He continued his education at the Scarborough Preparatory
School in Ardsley, N.Y., and completed three years at the University of
Andrew was enlisted with the Air Corp. during WWII, and was later called
back from the Reserves to serve in Korea. He retired from the military
as a Major.
He was employed by Raytheon Company.
He was a volunteer at the Owlís Head Transportation Museum and belonged
to the Veteranís of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Therese Reynolds of Waldoboro, son,
Stephen J. Reynolds of Toronto, Ontario, Granddaughter, Hannah Reynolds
of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, daughter, Sarah Holaday of Rochester, N.H.,
and a grandson, Andy Holaday of Rochester, N.H.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
E. Carlton Allen
(Jan 25): E. Carlton Allen, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at his
home. Born in St. George March 23, 1912, he was the son of Clarence E.
and Grace Ulmer Allen.
Moving to Rockland at the age of six, he was educated in local schools.
He lived in the same house, overlooking Rockland harbor, since 1939.
Working in the lobster industry all his life, as a young boy he worked
as a sternman and later crewed on a sardine carrier. During the 1940's
and 50's, Mr. Allen ran a lobster smack for Rackliff & Witham Lobster
Company. Then, he drove truck for Maine Coast Seafood, and later ran a
lobster pound at Tenants Harbor for Jim Pease. He then retired from Grafham
Bros. Lobster Company.
Mr. Allen enjoyed dancing with his long time companion, Charlene Kitchen
His family remembered that since being confined to his home, he enjoyed
sitting at his front window, watching the "goings-on" in the harbor and
on the beach, waving to friends and passer-bys. He also enjoyed feeding
many of the neighborhood dogs.
Mr. Allen was predeceased by his daughter, Grace Allen, in 1980, three
sisters, Lillian Pomeroy, Amelia Allen, Rose Smith, and a brother, Roland
He is survived by one son, Donald Allen of Rockland; a daughter Brenda
McLaughlin of South Thomaston; a sister, Irene Peabody of Thomaston; three
grandchildren, Kyle McLaughlin, Joshua Allen, and Joseph Allen, as well
as many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28 at the
Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
A celebration of Mr. Allenís life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January
29 at the funeral home. The Reverend Wayne Sawyer will officiate. Spring
interment will be at the Seaview Cemetery, Rockland.
Those who wish may make donations to the American Heart Association,
Affiliate, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, 04330.
Clifford Roy Read
(Jan 25): Clifford Roy Read, 66, passed away at the Maine Veterans
Home in Bangor on Jan. 22. He was born in Rockland on Oct. 27, 1935, the
son of Stephen L. and Georgia D. (Wiley) Read.
Clifford attended schools in Belfast area as a mechanic. He worked
for Wayfarer Marine in Camden for 23 years until he retired. He enjoyed
camping, hunting and fishing. He was also a member of the Good Sam Club.
Clifford is survived by his mother, Georgia D. Read of Belfast; His
wife, Nancy L. Read of Belfast; two daughters, Debby Heath and Diana Hills
of Belfast; two sons, Danny Read of Searsmont and Dicky Read and wife,
Andrea, of Searsmont; one brother, Roger Read; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild
and several nieces and nephews. Clifford was predeceased by his father.
A memorial service will be held at the Rackliffe Funeral Home, 54 Church
St., Belfast on Friday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service
at the American Legion Hall in Belfast.
The family wishes contributions be made to the Belfast Fire Department
Association Museum Fund.
O. Fabian Rosen
(Jan 24): O. Fabian Rosen, 79, died January 14, 2002 at Penobscot Bay
Medical Center in Rockland. Born in Vinalhaven on Oct. 9, 1922, "Fabe"
was the first American-born child of Fabian and Olga V. Rosen, who had
recently emigrated there from Sweden.
He grew up on the island, graduating from Vinalhaven High School in
1940. After graduation, he went to work at Whitinís Machine Works in Whitinsville,
During WWII, Fabe enlisted in the Navy, attaining the position of Fire
Control man First Class (FC1/C). He did convoy duty in the Atlantic, then
served on the Destroyer Escort USS OíNeill in the Pacific, where he survived
three major battles; Leyte, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. During the battle of
Okinawa, his ship was hit by an enemy kamikaze plane, sustaining heavy
After the war, Fabe returned to Vinalhaven, where he married Priscilla
Chilles on January 31, 1946. The couple had two sons. For the rest of his
working life, Fabe was involved in various aspects of the fishing industry.
He fished on the Grand Banks on a 40-Fatham boat out of Rockland; he went
stop seining, dragging and lobstering.
In his last years before retirement, he worked with his son, Steve,
also a commercial fisherman. Fabe was devoted to his family and was a loyal
member of the "Fish House Gang". He was also a member of the Vinalhaven
Volunteer Fire Company, and belonged to American Legion Post 18 and VFW
Post 4169. He was always a voracious reader, maintaining an interest in
American and Naval History. About twelve years ago, he stoically endured
a difficult bout with thyroid cancer.
He was predeceased by son, Douglas Rosen; and by brother, Kaye Rosen.
Fabe is survived by his wife, Priscilla; sister, Astrid Philbrook and
husband, Wyman; son, Stephen, and his wife, Alice; and by grandchildren
Yvonne, Emma and Sam Rosen.
Clara M. Genthner
(Jan 24): Clara M. Genthner, 94, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002
at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center.
Clara was born on Nov. 17, 1907 in Round Pond, Maine the daughter of
Scott and Susan Murphy Leeman.
She attended school in Round Pond.
Clara married Ashley L. Genthner, Sr., who passed away in 1982.
She worked for the Medomak Canning Company.
Clara devoted her time to her children and grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, Ashley, in 1982, a daughter, Virginia
Genthner Geele, in 1990.
She is survived by her son, Ashley L. Genthner, Jr. of Thomaston, daughters,
Evelyn Reed and her husband Philip of Friendship, Marie Andrews and her
husband Robert of Fort Myers, Fla.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2002
at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002 at
the Hall Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Dorr will officiating.
Burial will be held at the German Cemetery in the spring.
Alexander Bergren Ledwith
(Jan 23): An angel who touched our lives only briefly, Alexander Bergren
Ledwith will remain in our hearts forever. Born Jan. 7th, 2002, he was
taken back to his maker on January 8th.
He will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Joshua and Linnea Ledwith;
sisters Aurora Stromberg, Rayne Dakota Ledwith, grandparents Richard &
Louise Ledwith, and David and Anita Stromberg, as well as many extended
Thank you for the kindness of family, friends and the staff of Penobscot
Medical Center, for which we are very grateful. Our blessings are many.
"Whenever God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window."
Mildred A. Davis
(Feb 1): Mildred A. Davis, 74, passed away Jan. 25, 2002 at her home
in Lakeland, Fla. She was born April 13, 1927 in Rockland, the daughter
of Percy and Marguerite Lowe Brackett.
She had lived in Friendship since 1952 where she enjoyed being a wife,
mother and homemaker. She also enjoyed her beloved cats.
She and her husband spent winters in Florida for 20 years and the last
15 years in Lakeland, Florida. They also made several trips throughout
the United States in recent years.
She was a member of the St. Peter¹s Episcopal Church in Rockland.
She is predeceased by three sisters; Virginia F. Ackley, Barbara M.
Brackett and Beaulah Chelin all of Rockland, and two brothers, Linwood
M. Brackett and Percy Walker Brackett, Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Edgar Davis of Lakeland,
Fla., and Friendship, Son, Bradford J. Davis of Warren, a daughter, Sonia
Voegtlin and her husband Kenneth of Tamworth, N.H., a grandson, Taber Davis
and his wife Alysa of Warren, a great grandson, Logan Hopkins L. Davis
of Warren, brothers, Donald H. and his wife Julia of Rockland, Gerald C.
Brackett and his wife Nellie of Rockland, Maine Richard S. Brackett and
his wife Akiyo of Rocky Mount, N.C., sisters, Grace Cristostomo and her
husband Salvatore of Rockland, a sister, Marjorie Luge of Bronx, N.Y.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002
at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A funeral service will
be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at the Hall Funeral Home. Father
Ralph will perform the funeral service, followed by a committal service
by Pastor Frank Randall. Burial will follow in the Harbor Cemetery in Friendship.
(Jan 31): Deborah Engeman Marble, 50, died at her home Monday, Jan.
21, 2002. Born in Dupage, Ill., July 1, 1951, she was the daughter of William
R. and Mary L. Burt Taylor.
Ms. Marble spent most of her adult life in California, employed in
retail sales. Moving to Maine last year, she was employed with the Farnsworth
Museum and Ames Department Store in Rockland.
Ms. Marble is survived by her brother, Jeffrey Taylor, and his family
of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Edmund H. Sauer
(Jan 29): Edmund H. Sauer, Jr., 92, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at the
Camden Health Care Center. Born in New Jersey Feb. 3, 1909, he was the
son of Edmund H. and Mary Sauer.
He married Ruth Poeller on July 11, 1931. From 1953 to 1966 Sauer served
as Executive Vice President of the Orange County Savings Bank in Orange
In 1966, Mr. & Mrs. Sauer moved from New Jersey to Rockland. In
1966, Mr. Sauer went to work at the Rockland Savings Bank, now Peoples
Heritage Bank, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and
CEO until he retired in 1974.
Mr. and Mrs. Sauer had lived in Rockport several years before moving
Surviving is his wife, Ruth P. Sauer of Camden.
In keeping with is wishes, there will be no services and interment
will be held at the convenience of the family.
William L. Jewell
(Jan 29): William L. Jewell, 77, passed away Monday, January 28, 2002
at the Maine Veteranís Home in Augusta. He was born May 18, 1924 in South
Portland, the son of Merle and Rosamond Buist Jewell.
William graduated from South Portland High School, as well as Bowdoin
College in 1951, and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII.
He was employed by New England Telephone Company and AT&T.
He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
He was a sportsman who loved duck hunting and was also an avid gardener.
He was a member of the M.O.F.G.A. and Friends of the Merrymeeting Bay.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Alice Herrick Jewell of Woolwich,
daughters, Sarah Harris of Fairfax, Va., Laurie Bradshaw of Lutz, Fla.,
Robyn Harris of Winchester, Va., a son, David Jewell of Woolwich, grandchildren,
Laura Anne McFarland of Woolwich, William and David Lynch of Fairfax, Va.,
Miles Bradshaw of Lutz, Fla., and Richard and Kelsey Harris of Winchester,
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at
the Days Ferry Congregational Church, Old Stage Road, Woolwich.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Parkinsonís
Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd. Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946
(Jan 29): Harold James Shenett, 72, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002
at his home in Washington.
Harold was born Jan.15, 1930 in Ellsworth, the son of Alfred and Anna
He grew up in Boston, and attended and graduated from local schools.
He worked for the Marine Optical in Boston, Domino Sugar Refining Company,
ran his own painting business and was the head painter at the Robert Breck-Brigham
Hospital's the maintenance department.
He enjoyed sports, especially boxing and football.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sonja Benner Shenett of Washington,
sons, Harold J. Shenett, Jr. of Jamaica Plain, Mass., Robert Shenett of
Washington, grandsons, David Shenett of Portland, Daniel Shenett of Boston,
Mass., a brother, Alfred Shenett of Morrill, a sister, Myrtle Joyce of
Salem, New Hampshire, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A gathering will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002
at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, with the Rev. Robert Dorr
Pamela Gilson Packard
Robert E. Laite Funeral Home, Camden
(Jan 29): Pamela Gilson Packard, 57, died unexpectedly at her home
on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002. She was born in Deal, N.J. on April 20, 1944,
the daughter of Frank Seymour and Emmy (Block) Gilson.
In 1964, Pam graduated form Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Mass.
After a year of studying in France, she worked for ABC Sports in New York
In 1968, she married Charles Bartlett Packard. A daughter, Amy Elliott
Packard was born in 1969.
In 1970, the family moved to Westport, Conn., where Pam was the volunteer
coordinator for the blood program of the Westport-Weston Chapter of the
American Red Cross. She also served on the Chapterís Board of Directors
for many years. In 1986, just before the family moved to Camden, the Chapter
held a testimonial dinner to honor Pam recognizing her many years of dedicated
and selfless service.
Pam served on the Board of Northeast Health as a representative for
Kno-Wal-Lin and for three years served as President of the Guild at the
Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. A generous and thoughtful person, Pam
had many friends from all walks of life and was always attentive to the
welfare and general happiness of others. She will be sadly missed by all
who knew her.
She was predeceased by her father, Frank Seymour Gilson.
Surviving is her husband, Charles Bartlett Packard, her mother, Emmy
Block Gilson, both of Camden, a devoted daughter and son-in-law, Amy Packard
Smereck and her husband, Daniel Gabriel Smereck; and a very much loved
little grandson, John Bartlett (Jeb) Smereck of Newtown, Pa.
A memorial service to celebrate Pamís life will held later at her home
and will be announced. Memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the
Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, 04856.
James W. Damewood
Burpee,Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland
(Jan 28): James W. Damewood, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at Maine
Medical Center in Portland. Born Oct. 24, 1927 in Danville, Va., he was
the son of French J., Sr. and Josephine Worthington Damewood.
He was raised in Mullens, W.V., graduating from Mullens High School
in 1945. He attended one year of college at Princeton, WV.
In January of 1955, he married Margaret E. Butler at Fort Sam Houston,
San Antonio, Tex.
Mr. Damewood was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served four years
before enlisting in the United States Air Force. In pursuit of his military
career, Mr. Damewood was assigned to military posts in England, Okinawa,
Vietnam, and various other installations throughout the United States.
His family resided with him at all of these posts, except for in Vietnam.
He retired as a Master Sergeant in January 1970 from his final assignment
at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, after 20 years military
He moved here in 1970, and from 1972 to 1986, worked as a mail carrier
with the Camden Post Office. More recently he worked as a driver for Stetsons
Saab in Warren.
He was a member of St. George Lodge of Masons and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post, Waldoboro.
An avid golfer, he had been a member of the Rockland Golf Club since
1970. He enjoyed building birdhouses, and gave several to friends and neighbors.
Mr. Damewood was predeceased by a brother, French Damewood, Jr., and
a sister, Sally W. Damewood.
Besides his wife of Warren, he is survived by four sonís, Reverend
James Damewood and his wife Patricia of Burgaw, N.C., Walter K. Damewood
and his wife Lynn of Colorado Springs, Colo., Randall M. Damewood of Bremerton,
Wash., Roger A. Damewood and his wife Laura of Olathe, Kan., two brothers,
Claude R. Damewood and his wife Patricia of Mo., Robert Damewood and his
wife Carole of
Erie, Pa., seven grandchildren, Tammy Missy, Jillian, Eric, Joseph,
William, Andrew, eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2001
at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street,
Rockland. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday at
Second Congregational Church, Warren, with the Rev. Robin Honaker officiating.
Interment will follow in the Village Cemetery, Thomaston.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart
Association, Maine Affiliate, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, 04330, or the American
Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD
Otis Earl Walsh
(Jan 28): Otis Earl Walsh, Jr., 69, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2002
at Fieldcrest Manor in Waldoboro. He was born on June 17, 1932 in Massachusetts,
the son of Otis and Alice Wagner Walsh.
He attended schools in Arkansas.
He was in the United States Army from Feb. 1952 until Feb. 1956. He
then worked in the woods with his brother, built swimming pools in Connecticut,
worked at the Penobscot Poultry Farm in Belfast in the processing plant,
and as a truck driver, and at the Journal Press in Belfast as a bag-tagger.
He enjoyed reading, country music, old model cars and carving model
cars from wood.
He is predeceased by his a brother and a sister.
He is survived by his daughters, Earlene Gallant of Isleboro, Patricia
Walsh of Swansville, a son, Mark Walsh of Stockton Springs, and a brother,
Robert Walsh of Belfast.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Merlin Victor Abbott
(Jan 28): Merlin "Dreamer" Victor Abbott, 73, passed away Friday, January
25, 2002 at his home in Boothbay Harbor. Born Aug. 14, 1928 in Boothbay
Harbor, he was the the son of Victor and Lucretia Blake Abbott.
He attended local Boothbay Harbor schools graduating from Boothbay
High School. He remained in his hometown working in Boothbay Harbor at
Barlowís Service Station until the station closed, at Sewallís Garage,
and was a maintenance worker for the YMCA and for Fishermanís Wharf. While
employed at the YMCA, he taught basketball, baseball, and roller-skating.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, feeding the birds, gardening and woodworking.
He loved country music and enjoyed playing his guitar for local events,
family and friends.
He belonged to the Knights of Pythias and was a life member.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Richardson and Bertha Washburn,
brothers, Willard, Morrell, Frank and Orville Abbott, as well as a niece,
He is survived by his nephews David Abbott and his wife Linda of Alna,
Jimmy Abbott of Edgecomb, Edward Abbott of Wiscasset, Wallace Abbott of
Wiscasset, Dana Abbott of Texas, Charles Abbott of Wiscasset, Michael Richardson
of Boothbay Harbor, Nieces; Darlene French of Wiscasset, Linda Farnham
of Southport, Cindy Farnham of Southport, many grand nieces and nephews,
a brother in law, Arthur Richardson of Boothbay Harbor, and a sister in
law, Mary Abbott of Wiscasset,
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Knights of Pythias
Service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at the Simmons, Harrington
& Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002
at Simmons, Harrington & Hall.
Interment will be in the Oceanview Cemetery in Boothbay.
Dominick R. Perrello
(April 10): Edgecomb -- Dominick R. Perrello, 74, died at his home
in Edgecomb, on Monday, April 9, 2001.
He was born Dec. 14, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Joseph and
Jeanette Conte Perrello.
He grew up and attended local schools in Brooklyn.
He worked for Kohlsman Enterprise as an expeditor in New York. He married
Marie Onorato on May 26, 1951, and they lived in New York until 1970 when
they moved to Edgecomb.
He worked at Bath Iron Works in the paint shop from 1980 until 1996
when he retired.
He was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Army.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Brunswick. He enjoyed
his time at home with his family and at church with his church family.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marie Perrello of Edgecomb,
daughters, Jeanette Israel of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Elizabeth Berticelli of
Newcastle; a son, Donald Perrello of Newcastle; a sister, Catherine Cordisco
of Manhattan, N.Y.; grandchildren Michael Israel of Brooklyn, N.Y. and
Kimberly Berticelli of Newcastle; foster grandson, Jason Thompson of Newcastle;
great grandchildren, Michael Jr., and Monique Israel of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Gabrielle Ramerz of Brooklyn, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2001
at the Church of Jesus Christ, 169 Coombs Rd., Brunswick.
Burial will be in the Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dominick's memory to the
Church of Jesus Christ, 169 Coombs Rd., Brunswick, 04011 or to Miles Home
Health/Hospice, c/o Development Office, 42 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta,
Mary Alice Siegel
(April 16): Thomaston -- Mary Alice Siegel, 101, died Sunday, April
15, 2001, at Camden Health Care Center in Camden after a long illness.
She was the widow of Richard Siegel, who died 1945. They were married
for 17 years.
She was born in Leeds, England, Oct. 14, 1899, the daughter of Joseph
E. and Charlotte Webster Byron.
She came with her family to this country, in 1913 and settled in Massachusetts.
She has been a resident of Thomaston since 1971 and was an active member
of the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist in Thomaston. She was the recipient
of the Boston Post Cane, for the town's oldest resident, on August 2000.
She was recognized by the Maine State Legislature on her birthdays in 1989,
1994 and 2000.
She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Cyril Byron who died 1987.
Survivors include one son, James W. and wife Priscilla Siegel of Warren;
one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn and husband Richard Hastings of
Thomaston; eight grandchildren, Donald R. Dickinson, Marc S. Dickinson,
and Karen E. Willis, all of Thomaston, Kathleen A. Philbrook of Spruce
Head, Cynthia M. Cocks of Owls Head, Gregory J. Siegel of
Woolwich, Keith D. Siegel of Union, and Richard A. Siegel of Olathe,
Kan.; 15 great grandchildren, two nieces and two great nieces.
There will be no visiting hours. A burial office will be offered on
Monday at 10 a.m., April 23, 2001, at The Episcopal Church of St. John
Baptist, 200 Main St., Thomaston, with Rev. Peter Edwards-Jenks officiating.
Internment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, N.H.
Friends may, if they wish, make donations to the Thomaston Ambulance
Service c/o the Town Office Thomaston, 04861, the Warren Ambulance Company,
Warren, or the Knox County Humane Society, 1 Dexter St., Thomaston, 04861,
in her memory.