Margaret Booker George
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
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.
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
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, 74, of Jefferson died Wed., Oct. 20 at the Augusta
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
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.
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,
Susanne C. Grady
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Marguerite H. Haley
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
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
Tracy McLeod Harlor, 31, Edgecomb, died Feb. 26 at Penobscot Bay Medical
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
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,
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,
Carolyn A. Hatch
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
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,
Ruth A. Kelley
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
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
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,
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Pamela Poulson Lyon, 52, Nobleboro, died unexpectedly March 27 of a
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,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Squirrel Island Chapel Association
or to the Squirrel Island Library, Squirrel Island 04570.
Sarah Kelley Mack
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
Randall S. Manchester
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,
If desired, donations may be made to the Rutherford Library, South
Bristol 04568, in his memory.
Florence H. Martin
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
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
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,
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
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.