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Margaret Booker George
1999-01-14
Margaret (Maggy) Booker George, 65, New Harbor, died at her home Jan. 6, after a long illness. She was born March 22, 1933, in Bangor a daughter of James F. and Mary C. (Buck) Booker. Moving to Ohio in her youth, she attended public schools in Mentor, and graduated from Mentor High in the class of 1951. She earned her bachelors degree in education from the University of Maine at Orono, in 1955.
For several years, Maggy taught school and on July 21, 1962, married Donald E. George. She and her family lived in Canton, Ohio where she became very active with theater. She volunteered with the Players Guild, there, serving in various capacities throughout the state. She was also deeply involved in the Canton literacy program for many years. Coming back to Maine permanently in 1997, she became active with the Bristol Footlighters, stage group and was their director until her illness. She was also involved in the making of Message in a Bottle, which was partially filmed in New Harbor.
Maggy leaves her husband, Don, of New Harbor, two children, Kathleen M. George of Canton, Ohio, Edward J. George of Cleveland, Ohio, a sister Mary Ann Cottrell of Round Pond, and a brother James B. Booker of Chamberlain.
Visiting hours were held Jan. 9 at the Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta. A prayer service was held during visitation, Rev. Ray Picard officiated. If desired, donations may be made to either Miles Home Health-Hospice, Box 4500 Damariscotta, 04543, or the New Harbor First Responders, New Harbor, or Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, 6399 Wilshire Blvd., St. 510, L.A., Cal. 90048, for the benefit of Kate George. 

Clarence A. Glidden, Jr.
1999-09-23
CLARENCE A. GLIDDEN JR. Clarence A. Glidden Jr., a longtime sheet metal worker, died Sat. Sept. 25 at his Somerville Road, Jefferson home of natural causes. He was 54 years old and had been a lifelong resident. Born in Jefferson on Jan. 5, 1945, he was the son of Clarence A. and Doris E. (Choate) Glidden, and attended school in Jefferson.
Clarence, also known as Junior, was a 1963 graduate of Erskine Academy in South China. He was employed as a young man at Glidden's Garage in Coopers Mills as a mechanic, owned by his cousin Roger Glidden. He also worked as a carpenter for another cousin, Linn ("Buster") Glidden. Clarence did finish work on the interiors of Liberty Ships under the supervision of Bud York. He worked for 18 years at Bath Iron Works, first in the sheet metal shop, installing duct systems on ships. After a serious truck accident in 1993, Junior continued doing prefabrication duct work at the Bath Iron Works facility in Brunswick, where he was employed at the time of his death.
He had resaided on part of the site of the old family farm and homestead in Jefferson. Junior had been a past member of the Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are a half-brother, Kenneth Boynton of Brookings, South Dakota; several cousins including Neil Glidden of Windsor; Roger Glidden of Coopers Mills; Gordon Glidden of Pittston; Virginia Howard of Jefferson; Mildred Engstrom of Jefferson; Linn Glidden of Whitefield; Doris Lailer of Waldoboro; and Barbara Hill of Belfast, and all of their family members, and many friends. His half-brother, Malcolm Boynton died previously.
By reguest, no public visiting hours are planned. A graveside commital service will be held at 10 AM Wed. Sept. 29, at Resthaven Cemetery, Route 32, Windsor, with the Rev. Warner Howard officiating. Burial will follow the service. If desired, the family suggests memorial gifts to Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department, Main Street, Coopers Mills, Maine 04341. Gary & Pratt Funeral Home of Windsor in charge of service plans. 

Wilfred Glidden
1999-10-21
Wilfred Glidden, 74, of Jefferson died Wed., Oct. 20 at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center. 
Born in Jefferson on July 3, 1925, he was the son of Wesley Frederick and Ina May (Cooper) Glidden. Wilfred attended school in Jefferson, and had been employed for 25 years by the Maine State Highway Department. He had been a truck driver and worked on the night patrol doing sanding and plowing.
An active member of the Grange, Wilfred was past master of Arlington Grange No. 528 and was a member of the South Jefferson Grange No. 197. He also was a member of the National Grange.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Ruth (Rice) Glidden; two sons, Leroy Glidden and wife Virginia and Philip Glidden and wife Leoness; his daughter, Irene Gregor and husband Randy; his brother, Leo Glidden and wife Gladys, all of Jefferson; six grandchildren, David Bechard, Wesley Glidden, Crystal Johnson, Pamela Grotton, Mary Glidden, and Roy Glidden; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours Fri., Oct. 22 from 6-8 at Gray & Pratt Funeral Home, Windsor Neck Road, Windsor. Graveside funeral and committal prayers offered at 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 23, at Shepard Cemetery, Route 32, Jefferson, with Rev. Warner Howard officiating.
If desired, the family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division, Inc. 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, Me 04011.

Lawrence W. Gove, Sr.
1999-01-28
Lawrence Winfield Gove, Sr., 79, of North Whitefield, died Jan. 25 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. Born in Windsor on Feb. 13, 1919, he was the son of Leslie W. and Eva (Lowe) Gove. Lawrence had lived in Whitefield for the past 17 years.
His hobbies included carving, cooking, canvas painting and in recent years, he was known as Tacker among his CB radio friends. Lawrence was a second generation upholsterer, following his father, and had worked at this for over 50 years.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Simone (Blouin) Gove of North Whitefield; two daughters, Theresa McKenney and husband Dennis of Palermo and Shirley Hopkins and husband Timothy of Windsor; five sons, Robert Gove and wife Sheila of Windsor, Leroy Gove, Jr., and wife Jacqueline of Pittston, Richard Gove of Windsor, Leroy Gove of Whitefield and Daniel Gove and companion Louisa Conpagna of Whitefield; two sisters, Shirley Varney of Windsor and Barbara Quirion of Waterville; two brothers, Lyle Gove and wife Frances of Orlando, Fla., and Sherwood Gove and wife Jackie of Glastonbury, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and many nieces, nephew and cousins. His brother, Philip Gove, died previously.
A private service will be held Thur., Jan. 28 at Gray & Pratt Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Windsor. If desired, the family suggests memorial donations to Windsor Ambulance, P.O. Box 46, Windsor, 04363. 

Susanne C. Grady
1999-03-04
Susanne C. Grady, 25, died Feb. 11 at the Elizabeth Levinson Center in Bangor after an extended illness.
She was born May 21, 1973 in Augusta, the daughter of Randall and Sandra Lamb Grady. She attended the Mid State United Cerebral Palsy School, the Jefferson Village School, the Brewer Regional Program, and was a graduate of Bangor High School.
She was a member of the Corinth United Methodist Church.
Besides her parents of Charleston, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Martha Lamb of Gardiner; her paternal grandparents, Errol and Joyce Clark of Jefferson; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a special friend, Pamela Shean of Vista, Cal. She was predeceased by her brother, James.
A memorial service was held March 2 at the Corinth United Methodist Church; the Rev. Michael Pike officiated. Arrangements were by Thompson Funeral home, Corinth.
Memorial donations may be made to Operation Liftoff of Maine, P.O. Box 201, Bangor 04402-0201.

Dolores B. Graham
1999-08-26
Dolores Betty Graham, 54, of Lewiston died at home surrounded by the love of her family on Aug. 15 after a long illness.
She was born March 15, 1945 in Vassalboro, daughter of Lawrence and Doris (McDaniel) French, and attended area schools.
Dolores was a wonderful lady to those who knew her well. Her sense of humor was ever-present even in times of sorrow. She was a homemaker most of her life who loved her crafts, reading and helping others. She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered, by her family and many friends. She was predeceased by her mother in 1955.
Survivors include two daughters, Arlita Heikkinen of Augusta and Lisa Smedburg and husband Harry of Fairfield; two sons, Richard Witham Jr. and wife Bonnie of Augusta, and Edward Witham of Somerville; two sisters, Virginia Brann and husband Cecil of Somerville, and Patricia Parrett and husband Nick of Clinton, Md.; a brother, Laurice French of Somerville; her father, Lawrence French of Windsor; seven grandchildren; three nieces, five nephews and several cousins; her ex-husband and companion, Richard Witham Sr. of Lewiston; and two close friends, Fern Leslie of Mass. and Trudy Gerrier of Augusta.
At her request there will be no visiting hours or funeral service.
A small service to celebrate her life was held at Sand Hill Cemetery Aug. 19, followed by burial. Arrangements were by Gray & Pratt Funeral Home in Windsor. Donations may be made in her name to Sand Hill Cemetery Assn., c/o Virginia Brann, treasurer. 

Robert T. Greenleaf, Jr.
1999-05-06
Robert T. Greenleaf, Jr., 83, Westport Island, died May 3 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
He was born on Westport Island, a son of Robert T. Sr. and Mary J. Ruth Greenleaf, and attended local schools.
On Oct. 23, 1935, he married Carrie E. Rattleff. She died July 1, 1996.
During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps.
Mr. Greenleaf was a lobsterman his entire life, working up until his illness.
He enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing, and watching wrestling.
He was predeceased by a son, Eugene Greenleaf, who died in 1966, and by a daughter, Eleanor M. Belanger, who died in 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce A. Cressey of Freeport and Marcella E. Davis of Phippsburg; two sons, Robert T. Greenleaf, III of Freeport and Neil T. Greenleaf of Westport; three sisters, Ada Colby of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mary Parker of Somersworth, N.H., and Elizabeth Brown of Westport; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Fri., May 7, at David E. Desmond Funeral Home, Bath, where a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., May 21. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.

Marguerite H. Haley
1999-09-16
Marguerite H. Haley, 97, died Sept. 17, at Cove's Edge Nursing Home, Damariscotta. Born March 29, 1902, in Bristol, she was the daughter of Warren and Mary (Herbert) Feltis. Marguerite attended school in Bristol and married Earl W. Haley, Sr., in the early 1920s. He pre-deceased her in 1937, leaving several children. Living in South Bristol for most of her life, Marguerite worked at Bath Iron Works, during WWII. She later worked as a clerk at Staples Store, in South Bristol for many years. She loved and cared for many children in the community and enjoyed crocheting. Marguerite leaves four stepchildren, Velma Gilbert of Walpole, Earl Haley of South Bristol, George Haley of Massachusetts, Harriet Hibbard of South Portland, a sister Mary Thomas of North Quincy, Mass., four grandchildren, Brenda Michaud, Franklin Steer, Pamela Dickey, Claudia Fossett, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased also by her daughter Gwendolyn Steer, a brother Carl Feltis and three sisters, Gertrude Jacobs, Dorothy Cookson and Carolyn Small. Visiting hours Wed., Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m. at the Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta, where a service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Pastor Rick Newell officiating. She will be laid to rest, with her husband, at the West Bristol Cemetery, Walpole. If desired, donations may be made to the activities director of Cove's Edge Nursing Home, Damariscotta, to be used for activities in memory of Marguerite.

Margaret Hamilton
1999-08-26
Margaret "Peggy" Doran Hamilton, 64, of Billerica, Mass. and a long-time summer resident of Biscay Pond in Bremen died on Aug. 16 after a short illness at St. Memorial Hospital in Lowell, Mass.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 45 years, James F. Hamilton; three daughters, Debra A. Hamilton of Chelmsford, Mass, Maureen S. Smith of Wiscasset and Karen L. Hamilton of Damariscotta; a brother, Conrad of Billerica; a granddaughter, Kirsten Smith of Wiscasset, and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were Aug. 18 at Sweeney's Funeral Home in Billerica; funeral service was at St. Irene's in Carlisle, Mass. on Aug. 19. Donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. 

Tracy McLeod Harlor
1999-03-04
Tracy McLeod Harlor, 31, Edgecomb, died Feb. 26 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport.
She was born in Newton, Mass., a daughter of Susan Buckley Harlor and John Turner Harlor. She graduated from Hebron Academy, Hebron, in 1985, and from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 1989.
On Feb. 4, 1999, she married A. Richard Pschirrer III in Newcastle.
She was a talented artist who maintained design businesses both in Maine and in Newport, R.I.
Ms. Harlor had a lifelong passion for ice hockey, playing in a Massachusetts league from the age of 6. She was the first woman player on the Hebron Academy ice hockey team and later captained the Skidmore College women's team. She organized and coached a women's ice hockey team at the Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island, and later coached at St. George's School in Newport. In 1997, she ran the in-line hockey program at Maine Sport in Camden.
She enjoyed traveling, cooking, sporting clays, fashion, pond hockey, entertaining, having fun, and was a yard sale aficionado. She was a member in good standing of the Edgecomb Stitch and Bitch Society.
She was a communicant of St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle.
Surviving are her husband of Edgecomb; her parents, John and Dawn Harlor of Camden, and Susan Harlor and William F. Ray III of Camden; a sister and brother-in-law, Alison and Tom Maier of San Jose, Cal.; a brother, David Harlor of Camden; a niece, Emily Edith Maier of San Jose; and three god-children, Charles and Susannah Fitts of Natick, Mass., and Virginia Glendinning of Conshohocken, Penn.
A memorial service was held at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Newcastle, on March 1. Arrangements were under the direction of Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115; to The Tracy Fund, to establish an eating disorder program in midcoast Maine, c/o Jan Conrad, 21 Central St., Camden 04843; to the Hebron Academy Women's Ice Hockey Program, Hebron 04283; or to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Newcastle 04553. 

Carolyn A. Hatch
1998-10-15
Carolyn "Kelly" A. Hatch, 52, Jefferson, died unexpectedly Thurs., Oct. 8 while camping with her family in Greenville.
She was born in Gardiner, a daughter of Thurlow and Louise Johnson Crummett, Sr., and graduated from Erskine Academy in 1964.
She married Roger A. Hatch on Sept. 16, 1967. For ten years she lived in Damariscotta Mills, then moved briefly to Union, and lived for the past ten years at the family home in Jefferson.
In January 1984, Mrs. Hatch began working at the Lincoln County News, where she was known for her willingness to help in any way, including putting the paper together, delivering it and answering the telephone.
"My mother loved that paper," said Mrs. Hatch's oldest daughter, Katrina Guptill of Jefferson. "She lived and breathed that paper."
She said her mother had a "strong work ethic and believed in company loyalty." All the children worked at the paper at some point when they were growing up, helping stuff inserts on Wednesday nights when the paper was printed.
Mrs. Hatch also loved knitting, painting, cross-stitching and camping. Although she had seem numerous moose on trips to Northern Maine, on Tues., Oct. 7, she saw the largest live bull moose she had ever seen.
Her daughter said Mrs. Hatch "knew everyone and everyone knew my mother, and if she didn't know you, she got to know you in five minutes. My mother was not shy."
Even the funeral director, who seems to know everyone in town, admitted Mrs. Hatch knew more people than he did, she said.
Surviving are her husband of Jefferson; her mother of Pittston; two daughters, Katrina Guptill of Jefferson and Penelope Peaslee of Somerville; a son, Richard of Jefferson; a brother, Thurlow Crummett, Jr. of Louisiana; a sister, Lina LeClair of Pittston; and three grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta, where a celebration of her life was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. John Ineson officiating. Burial followed in Trask Cemetery, Jefferson.

Ruth A. Kelley
1999-11-11
Ruth A. Kelley, 98, Freeport, formerly of Hingham, Mass., died on the afternoon of Nov. 13 at The Hawthorne House in Freeport. Born in Somerville, Mass., Feb. 27, 1901, she was a daughter of Richard D. and Effie A. (MacKay) Groombridge. She attended schools in Somerville, Mass., graduating from Somerville High. On Aug. 2, 1926 she married Frederick L. Kelley. He passed away in 1932 and she remained single for the rest of her life.
Prior to retiring, Mrs. Kelley enjoyed her job as a ward clerk at the Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital. After retiring, she relocated to Hingham, Mass. and for nearly 30 years served as a part-time nanny and caregiver for two local families there. A very artistic woman, she also enjoyed playing piano and organ. She came to Freeport, to be near her son, in 1997.
Surviving is her son Frederick L. Kelley of Edgecomb; two grandsons, Peter and Jonathan Kelley; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Kelley and Jennifer Fortin.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 20, at the Chapel of the Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta. She will be laid to rest with her family at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Mass.

Lesley Dickman Kelly
1999-11-04
Lesley Dickman Kelly, 73, of South Bristol died Oct 19.
She was born in Cloquet, Minn., the daughter of Herbert M. and Blanche F. Dickman. She moved many times in her life but resided the longest in Swarthmore, Pa. In her late 40's she returned to college to complete a degree in Art at Temple University. She studied printmaking for several years at the Community Art Center in Wallingford, Pa, later becoming a watercolorist.
She moved to Maine, with her now ex-husband, in 1983 and continued her art. To her three grandchildren, she was “Mamie” and a special bond was formed with each child as they learned from her creative energy.
She was a lifelong gardener. Her artistic ability, strong work ethic and extensive practical knowledge of plants came together in the unique gardens and landscapes she single-handedly created. She was a member of the Waldoboro Garden Club, the Mid-Maine Rose Society, the Mid-Coast Society of Friends and the South Bristol Historical Society.
Surviving are her four children: Steven Kelly of Bozeman, Mont., Conny Kelly and her husband Kenneth Seiders of South Bristol, Margery Kelly and David Severance of Damariscotta and Alan Kelly of Homer, Ark.., three grandchildren; Eva Kate Seiders, Kyle D. Seiders and Steven Alan Severance, two sisters; Margery Bush of Fort Meyers, Fla, and Constance Sutton of N. Palm Beach, Fla.
There will be no services, Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the South Bristol Library, P.O. Box 145, South Bristol, Me 04568. To enhance their collection of art books.
Arrangements under direction of Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.

Sandra Joan Kennedy
1999-03-25
Sandra Joan Kennedy, 57, Nobleboro, died March 20 at Penboscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport.
She was born in Waldoboro, June 26, 1941, the daughter of Russell and Victoria McFarland, and attended schools in Nobleboro and Lincoln Academy.
She worked at various jobs throughout her life, was devoted to her family and friends and enjoyed her flower garden.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Harold, and four daughters, Helen Severance of Topsham, Georgiann Brewer of Pembroke, Mass., and Penny and Kimmie Kennedy, both of Nobleboro; two sons, Walter Brewer, Jr. and his wife Mary of Waldoboro, and Stanley Brewer Sr. of Nobleboro; her mother, Victoria Chandler of Nobleboro; two sisters, Maxine Wilie and her husband Arthur of Nobleboro, and Sylvia Seiders and her husband David of Damariscotta; and seven grandchildren, Crystal Chamberland, Stanley Brewer, Jr., Walter Brewer III, Sandy Kennedy, Heather Brewer, Chris Keller, and Keri-Ann Keller; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A commital service will be held in the spring at the German Cemetery in Waldoboro. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Assn. of Maine, 128 Sewall St., Augusta 04330. 

Lloyd M. Kilburn
1999-10-14
Lloyd M. Kilburn, 93, of Pemaquid, and formerly of So. Bristol and Henniker, NH, died Oct. 11, at Gray Birch in Augusta after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 24, 1906 in Henniker, he was a son of J.C. & Lavina (Lathan) Kilburn.
He married Grace Latham, living for most of his life in Henniker. He worked many years as a woodsman and for many years was employed at Sylvania Corp., in Hillsborough. He had a lifelong love for fishing, especially brook fishing.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Nadine and Arthur Messer of Pemaquid Harbor, three grandchildren and two great-grandsons. His wife predeceased him in 1986.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Thur., Oct. 14, at the New Cemetery, Henniker, where he was be laid to rest with his wife. Arrangements under the direction of the Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
Anyone interested may send a donation to the Pine Tree Society, Easter Seals of Maine, P.O. Box 518, Bath, Maine 04530 with a gift to send a child to camp and to teach him the love of fishing.

Nathalie A. Knight
1999-02-18
Nathalie A. Knight, 90, Bristol, died Feb. 10 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport, after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 26, 1908 in South Bristol, a daughter of Sanford K. and Laura Dodge Seiders.
For 26 years she lived in Cape Elizabeth, moving back to her native South Bristol, and later to Bristol. She was a truly dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star in South Bristol.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde E. Knight, in 1962, by a son, Harold J. Knight, and by ten brothers and sisters.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde E. Knight, Jr. of Iowa Park, Tex., and Clayton P. Knight of Garden City, Ga.; three daughters, Marilyn Seiders and Pauline Farrin, both of Bristol, and Louise Lewis of Rockland; a brother, Sanford K. Seiders, Jr.; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and nine step- grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Feb. 15 at West Bristol Cemetery, Walpole, where she will be laid to rest with her husband. Arrangements are under the direction of Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
If desired, donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal St., Brunswick 04011, or to the South Bristol Union Church, South Bristol 04568. 

Robert T. LaMond
1999-12-30
Robert Turner LaMond, 83, of South Bristol, died at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home in Damariscotta on Dec. 21. The son of Robert and Helen (Turner) LaMond, he was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on Dec. 30, 1915.
Mr. LaMond served in the Army during WWII as part of the 98th Infantry Division for 42 months.
In August 1950 he married his wife of 49 years, Esther Rose.
For 42 years he worked as a representative of the insurance industry in Newark, N.J., Atlanta, Ga., Birmingham, Ala. and Detroit, Mich.
He was on the Board of Directors at the Wawenock Country Club, was past president of the Official Board as well as Head Usher of the Union Church in South Bristol, was on the Board of Elections in South Bristol, and was a member of the Anchor Lodge of Masons in Damariscotta.
Mr. LaMond is survived by his wife of South Bristol; a sister, Virginia Staffore, and a brother, John LaMond, both of New Jersey; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William LaMond.
Memorial service: Dec. 29, 1:30 p.m., Union Church, South Bristol. Arrangements: Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to South Bristol Union Church, South Bristol 04568.

Herbert A. Leavitt
1999-09-16
Herbert A. Leavitt, 90, of Portland, died Mon., Sept. 13 at home.
He was born in Portland, a son of Herbert C. and Ida Meserve Leavitt, and graduated from Deering High School in 1929.
Up to age 18, he worked summers for Portland Sebago Ice Co., driving a team of horses. He went on to work for the company for 25 years, hauling and delivering ice and driving an oil truck. He then went to work for Kraft Foods as a blender of cocoa powder for 20 years, retiring in 1973.
Mr. Leavitt was a member of the Maine National Guard.
His hobbies included fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Eleanor Ruth Harlow Leavitt of Portland; two sons, Harlow A. of Manila, Utah and Dana C. of Bristol; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 16 in Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress St., Portland, with the Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Arrangements are by Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. 

Mary Velma Letourneau
1999-04-29
Mary Velma Boggs Letourneau, 80, North Whitefield, died April 22 at Country Manor Nursing Home, Coopers Mills, where she had resided for the past several years.
Born in Whitefield on Feb. 9, 1919, she was the daughter of Hiram Clark and Mame Teresa Hatton Boggs, and was educated in local schools.
On July 4, 1959, she married Odilas Letourneau, a native of St. Come, Quebec, Canada, at St. Denis Catholic Church, North Whitefield, where she was a communicant. After nearly 25 years of marriage, her husband died on April 17, 1984.
Surviving are her sister, Mildred Cormier of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four nieces and their families, Beverly Lavigne of Augusta, Gloria MacGregor of Falmouth, and Rosalie Roberts and Jennifer Cormier, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.
Her two brothers, Lawrence Boggs and Norman Boggs, both died previously.
By request there are no public visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thurs., April 29, at St. Denis Catholic Church, Rt. 126, North Whitefield, with the Rev. John Audibert officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Gray & Pratt Funeral Home, Windsor.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Letourneau's memory to Country Manor Nursing Home, Attn: Resident Activity Fund, Main St., Coopers Mills 04341. 

Philip E. Little, Sr.
1999-07-22
Philip E. Little Sr., 79, of Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died at St. Andrew's Hospital Friday, July 16. He was born in Holbrook, Mass., the son of Philip and Annie Brewer Little on Jan. 20, 1920.
He attended schools in Boothbay Harbor and enlisted in the Navy. Wounded in WWII, he received the purple heart. After he got out of the service he painted houses in Orlando, Fla. He then moved to Spartanburg, SC and worked for Herst Fiber until retirement. He loved the ocean and enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens. He loved his motor home and traveled everywhere. He also enjoyed cruises and went on one every year.
A past master of the Clifton Masonic Lodge #215 in Spartanburg, he was also a member of the Isaac M. Giles #3475 VFW in Boothbay Harbor, and a former member of the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church where he sang in the choir as a boy.
He is pre-deceased by two brothers, Mike and Paul Little, and two sisters, Betty Pinkham and Nancy Barter. He is survived by a daughter, Selma Daniels of Samson, Ala., and a son, Philip E. Little, Jr. of Apopka, Fla., four sisters: Barbara Foley of Boothbay Harbor, Beatrice Schmucker of Palm Coast, Fla., Mary Nolon of Boothbay, and Marge Kluck of Boothbay, and one brother, Lawrence Little of Gainsville, Ala., as well as eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins, and his long-time companion, Betty Zurbola of Apopka, Fla. A memorial service will be held in Apopoka at a later date. Arrangements are by Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay. 

Pamela P. Lyon
1999-04-01
Pamela Poulson Lyon, 52, Nobleboro, died unexpectedly March 27 of a heart attack.
She was born April 27, 1946 in Titusville, N.J., the daughter of Deyrell and Margaret Coates Poulson. She attended Titusville and Syracuse, N.Y., schools, graduating from Fayetteville Manlius High School in Syracuse. She attended Roanoke College in Roanoke, Va., and graduated from Chandler School for Women in Boston.
In 1973, she married Whitney R. Lyon and they made their home in Rochester, N.Y., where she was employed as a medical secretary. Upon the retirement of her husband from the investment banking business, they moved to Damariscotta.
Mrs. Lyon was employed for the past eight years as deputy town clerk of Damariscotta, and was elected clerk on March 22 of this year.
She was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle and was an active member of the Central Lincoln County YMCA. She enjoyed tennis, bridge, and her book group.
She and her husband summered on Squirrel island, off Boothbay Harbor, where she was a former member of the Squirrel Island Chapel Association.
In addition to her husband of Nobleboro, and her parents of Vineland, N.J., she is survived by a daughter, Dana Whitney Lyon of Brookline, Mass.; a step-daughter, Amy Louise Lyon of Newton, Mass.; and a brother, Scott Poulson of Vineland.
A memorial service will be held Fri., April 2, at 2:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle, with the Rev. Michael B. Stevens officiating. Arrangements are by Mayo, Curtis & Hill Funeral Home, Bath.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Squirrel Island Chapel Association or to the Squirrel Island Library, Squirrel Island 04570. 

Sarah Kelley Mack
1999-12-02
Sarah Kelley Mack, 57 of Damariscotta Mills, passed away Nov. 25 at Miles Memorial Hospital after a brief illness with cancer.
She was a well-respected and loved member of her family and the community. Sarah touched many people’s lives through her work at a local nursery school and Rising Tide, but mostly through her vibrant, courageous and caring personality. She will be missed, but never forgotten. She was born in Providence, R.I. a daughter of Julius and Ruth Bennett.
She is survived by her loving husband, Arthur Mack; her son, Jerry and her daughter and husband, Karen and David Martin..
A memorial service was held Nov. 28 at St. Andrews Church, Damariscotta. In lieu of flowers, Sarah asked that donations be made to: Multiple Sclerosis Society, 175 Lancaster St., P O Box 8730, Portland 04104 or Leukemia Society, 85 Watervilt Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2023. Arrangements are by Direct Cremation of Maine.

Randall S. Manchester
1999-09-16
Randall S. Manchester, 90, of South Bristol and Jensen Beach, Fla., died Wed., Sept. 8 at Maine Medical Center, Portland. Born Jan. 27, 1909 in Winsted, Conn. he was a son of Irving and Emily G. (Haigh) Manchester.
Following his public education, he was graduated from Renssalear Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) in 1931, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Living in Troy for many years he married the former Ruth Wheeler. He began his career working as an engineer for the Behr Manning Co., where he remained for nearly 40 years. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Manchester was Vice President and Director of that firm. He also served on the board of directors at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy for 30 years. An avid lifelong sailor, he and his wife spent winters in Jensen Beach and he had been coming to South Bristol for 90 years.
He leaves his wife Ruth; two daughters, Shirley M. McDowell of Scarborough and Martha E. Hobbs of Nashua, N.H.; a sister Barbara Biederman of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He will be laid to rest with private services at the Harrington Cemetery, Pemaquid. Arrangements are under the direction of the Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
If desired, donations may be made to the Rutherford Library, South Bristol 04568, in his memory. 

Florence H. Martin
1999-08-26
Florence H. Martin, 88, formerly of the Arbors in Manchester, Conn., passed away peacefully on Aug. 11 at Manchester Manor. She was one of three daughters of the late Luther W. Humphrey and Mary H. Brown of Augusta.
She taught second graders at the former Nash School in Augusta. During the summer she worked at the Songowood resort in Casco where she met her husband, Edgar P. Martin of Eagle Lake. They were married in Augusta in 1942.
During World War II, Florence worked at Loring Air Force base and at the Raytheon plant. Near the end of the war the couple moved to Van Buren where Edgar accepted a position as superintendent of schools and they began raising a family. They moved to Auburndale, Mass. in 1953, to Keene, N.H. in 1954, and then to Connecticut in 1957.
Florence had a life-long love for the Maine coast. Every summer during her childhood she and her family made the long journey by horse and buggy from Augusta to their cottage on John's Bay in Bristol. Florence and Edgar continued to summer in the area for 50 years of their marriage. During the 1980s, Florence was a staff volunteer who greeted thousands of visitors as they began their tour of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Museum.
To her family and friends, Florence will be remembered for her sharp Maine wit and especially for her devotion to her husband and children.
Florence leaves her daughter Valerie Heath, son-in-law Michael, and grandson Benjamin of Brunswick; her son Peter and daughter-in-law Patricia of Amston Lake, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Florence will be buried by her family next to her husband at the Harrington Cemetery, Bristol. A memorial gathering for both Florence and her husband Edgar is being planned for a later date at the Arbors, 403 West Center St., Manchester, Conn. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester, has charge of arrangements. 

Mildred Mahan Weeks Masters
2000-02-10
Mildred Mahan Weeks Masters, 81, Bristol Mills, died Feb. 3 at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home, Damariscotta.
Born April 30, 1918 in Pemaquid Harbor, she was the daughter of Wesley and Annie (Redonnett) Mahan.
She attended Bristol schools and for most of her career was employed by the US Postal Service at the Bristol Mills Post Office. She was a very active long-time member of the Bristol Mills Congregational Church. The church was lovingly referred to as “Millie’s Church.” A member of the Bristol Mills Ladies Aid, she was also a long-time member of the Seaside Grange, Bristol
Her first husband, Arthur Weeks, died in 1976.
Millie leaves her husband, Harry M. “Mit” Masters of Bristol Mills; a son, Gordon Weeks of Scarborough; a brother, Clifton Mahan of Pemaquid Harbor; three grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service: Feb. 7, 1 p.m., Bristol Mills Church, Rev. John Nickerson officiating. Burial: Bristol Mills Cemetery, in the spring. Arrangements: Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
If desired, donations may be made to the Bristol Mills Congregational Church, P O Box 154, Bristol Mills 04539.


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