Elliott Boyd McDougall
Elliott Boyd McDougall, 82, Boothbay Harbor, died June 17 at St. Andrews
Hospital, Boothbay Harbor, after a brief illness.
He was born in Boothbay Harbor, a son of Richard W. and Gabriella Boyd
McDougall Sr., and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1933.
Mr. McDougall entered the Army in 1941 and served for five years during
World War II, primarily in the South Pacific.
On Feb. 14, 1942, he married Elizabeth Hodgdon of Boothbay Harbor.
Upon his return from the Army, Mr. McDougall owned and operated McDougall's
Cash Grocery in Boothbay Harbor for many years. In later years, he was
employed at Fisherman's Wharf Inn.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Phythias.
Mr. McDougall enjoyed being surrounded by his family and spending time
with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, of Boothbay Harbor; two daughters,
Sally Donahue and Sandra Page, both of Boothbay Harbor; two brothers, Richard
W. McDougall Jr. of Boothbay and Chandler McDougall of Tampa, Fla.; two
sisters, Marjorie L. Alley of Southport, and Laura Arsenault of Boothbay
Harbor; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A celebration of his life was held June 22 at Simmons, Harrington &
Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay. Burial was in Oceanview Cemetery, Boothbay.
Ella V. McGuire
Ella V. McGuire, 71, of Pemaquid died Dec. 11 at her home after a long
She was born Oct. 6, 1927 in New Harbor, the daughter of Samuel E.
Morton and Dorothy C. Poland Morton. She attended school on Loud's Island,
New Harbor and graduated from Lincoln Academy.
Ella loved the ocean and most of her life was spent working around
the water in some capacity. For several years she and her husband Earl
operated a seafood business from their home, fishing, processing and selling
the seafood. After Earl became disabled, Ella earned her CNA Certification
and for 12 years was a caregiver to the residents of Lincoln Home. After
her retirement from there she continued to caregive in one form or another
and most recently worked as a volunteer at Senior Spectrum. She played
a significant role in the formation of Hodgdon Green, the new elderly care
facility located on Elm Street in Damariscotta.
Ella was a member of the Bristol Footlighters and a member of Seaside
She was predeceased by her husband Earl in 1990 and her son Douglas
in February of this year.
Surviving are her daughter-in-law Janice L., her granddaughter Andrea
E. Hallowell, grandson-in-law Kurt A. Hallowell and two great-grandchildren,
Jamien D. Hallowell and Chloe M. Hallowell of Pemaquid. Two sisters, Ethel
Herald of Waldoboro, Emma Whipple of Gardiner and one brother Henry Morton
of Damariscotta. She has several nieces and nephews.
At her request there will not be a funeral service, however those who
wish to attend may join her family for her Burial on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.
at Trask Cemetery, Rt. 213, Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Responders in
New Harbor. Arrangements are by Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
Edmund F. McLaughlin
Edmund F. McLaughlin, of Prentiss Cove Road, Walpole, died Mon., Sept.
20, at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home in Damariscotta. He had celebrated his
90th birthday, with friends, family, and champagne only three week before.
He was born in West Newton, Mass., graduated from Newton High School in
1928, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1932. He kept
in touch with his classmates through the years, always went to reunions,
and was for a long time class agent for MIT ‘32. He is survived by his
wife of almost sixty-three years, and by five children: Kristin Johnson
of Waldoboro, Katharine Arbuckle of Cushing, Daniel Bates McLaughlin of
Freeport, Mary Anne Menna of Dover, N.H., and Mark Westbrook McLaughlin
of Fayetteville, N.C. He is also survived by three grand-daughters, Jennifer
Barber Elkins, Rebecca Stoddary Barber, Mia So McLaughlin, and one great-granddaughter,
Morgan Sophia Elkins. After graduation he worked for the United Fruit Company
in Honduras, mapping railroad lines through the jungle. In 1937 he married
Eleanor Dunning of Waban, Mass., and began more than forty years of working
for Mobil Oil Co., at first as an engineer, and later as Corporate Director
of Safety for the company worldwide. This was interrupted only by six years
of Army service in World War Two when he was Captain of the U.S.S. Frank.
Ed and his family lived for 25 years (except for the army from 1941-1946)
in Pleasantville, N.Y.; for another 25 years a little further north in
Mount Kisco, N.Y.; and then for the last 16 years in Damariscotta. He lived
for almost two years at Cove’s Edge Nursing Home, where he had the most
generous and loving care from everybody who worked there. He really felt
that it was another home for him. Burial, in the Old German Cemetery in
Waldoboro, will be private. Memorial service, 11 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 23
in the Old Walpole Meeting House. After the service, the family hopes that
all their friends will travel down the hill and through the woods to their
home on the river, where restoring drinks and a little food will be waiting
for them. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Edmund F. McLaughlin
Memorial Fund, Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta 04543, are welcome.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
Mary A. McNamara
Mary A. McNamara, 82, of Southbury and Naugatuck, Conn., and also a
50-plus year summer resident of Damariscotta Lake, Nobleboro, died Jan.
10, 1999. She was the widow of George E. McNamara.
She is survived by two sons, John B. McNamara of Southbury, Conn. and
Donald G. McNamara of Gorham, and two grandchildren, Kate E. and Christopher
Gordon P. Merriam
Gordon P. Merriam, 90, Blueberry Farm, South Bristol, died Feb. 16
at Cove's Edge Nursing Home, Damariscotta, after a short illness.
He was born in Lexington, Mass., a son of Edward P. and Grace Goodwin
Merriam. He attended Lexington schools and was a graduate of Noble and
Greenough School, Boston, and in 1921, of Dartmouth College; he obtained
a master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1925.
At Dartmouth, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and
Sphinx senior society. He was editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth Jack-O'-Lantern.
In 1916, he received Army infantry training at Plattsburg, N.Y. In
World War I, he drove an ambulance on the Western Front with the French
Army in the Norton-Jarjes Field Service. He volunteered for officer training
at Plattsburg in 1918, and was commissioned at Camp Hancock, Ga., as 2d
Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps., U.S. Infantry.
Mr. Merriam was a volunteer policeman during the Boston police strike
in 1918 and, with other volunteers, received an individual commendation
and expression of gratitude from the Boston Chamber of Commerce.
He was a teacher at Robert College in Turkey, then entered the U.S.
Foreign Service and was posted to Beirut, Damascus, Aleppo, Istanbul, Cairo,
and Tehran. While with the Department of State in Washington, he became
chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs and a member of the Secretary's
Policy Planning staff. During his assignment to Egypt, he was an ex officio
judge of the U.S. Consular Court in Cairo. He helped draft the text of
the Truman Doctrine.
He spoke many languages, and during his later years studied ancient
Egyptian history and hieroglyphics, and Spanish.
In retirement, he was a member of the U.S. Executive Reserve.
In 1949, upon medical advice, he retired to Walpole.
He served as assistant treasurer of St. Andrew's Church in Newcastle,
and was a founding trustee of the Damariscotta Area Recreational Alliance,
now the Central Lincoln County YMCA. He and his wife Roberta gave a tract
of land now known as Walpole Woods to the DARA organization for hiking,
cross country skiing, and selective forestry; this land was later conveyed
to the town of South Bristol. He funded the purchase of land adjacent to
the South Bristol Consolidated School for baseball and soccer.
Mr. Merriam recovered his health in Maine and enjoyed sailing, canoeing,
trail blazing, mountain climbing, forestry, and vegetable gardening.
He was married in 1926 to Eunice Brandt, and by mutual consent they
were divorced in 1934. He was then married to Roberta Hill Briggs until
1977, when she died of heart disease. He then married Mary Bean Smith,
who died of lung cancer in 1980.
Mr. Merriam is survived by his wife, the former Helen Brooks Doell;
a son, John G. Merriam of Bowling Green, Ohio; a daughter, Eleanor M. Kuniholm
of Ithaca, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Two
adopted children, Ralph and Geraldine, died in their youth.
In accordance with his wishes, no service will be held and interment
will be private. Arrangements are by Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta.
Memorial gifts may be made to Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta
04543, or to the charity of one's choice.
Asa Merrick, 75, Nobleboro, died May 11 at Fieldcrest Nursing Home,
Waldoboro, after a brief illness.
Born in Irkutsk, Siberia, May 1, 1924, he was the youngest of 11 children
of Morris and Fanny Merrick. At an early age he moved with his family to
Harbin, China, and later to Joliet, Quebec, Canada. In the early 1930s,
his family moved to New York City.
During World War II, Mr. Merrick served in the army with General Patton's
3rd Army. He often worked as a translator between Soviet and U.S. troops.
In 1947, he married Vivian Besmanoff in Brooklyn, N.Y. Together they
made their home in and around New York City, until moving to Nobleboro
in 1976. Mrs. Merrick died in 1989.
Mr. Merrick worked for many yers as a union printer with Typographical
Local #6. For several years he worked with the B.H. Tyrell Company in New
York. More recently, he ran the print shop at Augusta Mental Health Institute.
On Oct. 10, 1993 he married Lorraine Guay at West Bath.
An avid card player, he particularly enjoyed pinochle. He took great
pleasure in telling the story of his 1971 trip with his wife, driving to
and returning from Alaska via the Alaska Highway. For many years he volunteered
at the Augusta YMCA and at St. Bernard's soup kitchen in Rocklaand.
He was a member of the Adas Yoshuron Congregation, Rockland, and the
Predeceased by a daughter, Lisa Garozzo, in 1985, Mr. Merrick is survived
by his wife of Nobleboro; his son Perry and his wife Honey of New York;
a sister, Zina Dobbins of Hackensack, N.J.; two step-daughters, Maureen
Lathrape and her husband Cory of Pittston, and Kathy Rackley of South China;
a granddaughter, Tammy Garozzo of Florida; a step-grandson, Jacob Lathrape;
two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Sara; and two nieces.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Thurs., April 20,
at the Berliawsky-Small Cemetery, Upper Park St., Rockland; Rabbi Harry
Sky will officiate. Arrangements are with Burpee-Strong Funeral Home, Rockland.
Thelma D. Moody
Thelma D. Moody, 88, North Nobleboro, died Fri., Sept. 10 at Miles
Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. Thelma was born in North Nobleboro,
May 4, 1911, the daughter of Walter and Annie Atkinson Donnell.
Thelma attended The Emerson School in North Nobleboro - a one room
schoolhouse and was a graduate of Lincoln Academy, class of 1928. She also
attended Gates Business School in Augusta.
Thelma married R. Ellis Moody April 18, 1931 and they resided at the
old Moody Homestead in North Nobleboro, where she enjoyed being a homemaker
and caring for family members. Thelma was a lifetime member of the North
Nobleboro Baptist Church - former Deaconess for many years, Secretary/Treasurer
of the North Nobleboro Sunday School, a member of the North Nobleboro Ladies
Aid Society and the Nobleboro Historical Society, and a founding member
of the North Nobleboro Community Association.
Thelma was predeceased by her husband R. Ellis Moody, a brother Chester
W. Donnell, and a sister Edna Donnell Spear.
She is survived by one son, Harold E. Moody and his wife Ona, and one
daughter, Norma M. Dion, all of North Nobleboro; two sisters, Lois D. Vannah
and Marie D. Ashworth, both of Waldoboro; step-mother Ruey H. Donnell and
one half-sister, Maxine D. Lane, both of North Nobleboro; one half-brother,
Roger W. Donnell of Carmel; four grandchildren, Andrea M. Newbert, Thomas
H. Moody, Timothy H. Moody and William A. Dion, all of North Nobleboro;
five great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous
A graveside service was held Sept. 14 at the Joshua Moody Cemetery
in North Nobleboro. The Rev. Warner Howard officiated. Donations may be
made to the North Nobleboro Baptist Church, c/o Andrew Newbert, 935 North
Pond Rd., Nobleboro 04555. Arrangements were by Hall Funeral Home, 949
Main St., Waldoboro.
Dorothy F. Nichols
Dorothy F. Nichols, 73, of Jefferson, died at home following a long
illness on June 5.
She was born in Norwood, Mass., on Dec. 26, 1925 the daughter of Walter
and Elizabeth Gray.
She graduated from Norwood High School and the Henry O. Peabody School
for girls and the Augusta School of Business. She worked at K.V.M.C.
She was predeceased by her husband John in 1987.
She is survived bu two sons, John, Jr. of Wiscasset, David of Windham
and a daughter, Kathryn, of Jefferson; one sister of Norwood, Mass.; and
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to the Lincoln County
Animal Shelter in Edgecomb.
Pauline F.L. Norcross
Pauline F. Laing Norcross, 82, Nobleboro, died Feb. 19 at Cove's Edge
Nursing Home, Damariscotta, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Quincy, Mass., she attended schools there and lived in the
South Shore region of Massachusetts for much of her life.
She was the former wife of James B. Laing.
In 1972, she and her husband, David Norcross, moved to Damariscotta,
residing there until his death in 1983. She later moved to Nobleboro, staying
with her daughter there, until her illness.
Mrs. Norcross leaves her daughters, Ruth MacDonald of Nobleboro, and
Pauline Anderson of Chicago; two sons, George Laing and James A. Laing;
seven grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.
Family services will be held at the chapel of Strong Funeral Home,
Damariscotta. She will be laid to rest, in Damariscotta, in the spring.
Esther Poore Leeman Orne
Esther Poore Leeman Orne, 92, Boothbay Harbor, died Thur., June 3,
at St. Andrews Hospital.
She was born in Linekin, now part of Boothbay, one of 17 children of
Nathaniel and Anny Dodge Poore.
Mrs. Orne worked as a cook at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
She was also a homemaker, and enjoyed crocheting and knitting mittens
and booties for her family.
Her first husband, Ernest Leeman; and her second husband, Chester Orne,
both died previously.
Surviving are two bothers, Sam and Edward Poore, both of East Boothbay.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Sun., June 13 at Oceanview
Cemetery, Boothbay. Arrangements are by Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral
Helen Miller Parnall
Helen "Teenie" Parnall, 86, of Waldoboro, died September 13, in her
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she taught school in upper New York State,
then married, settled in Connecticut, and pursued a life-long interest
in sculpting and the training of dogs.
Teenie and husband Robert retired to Florida in 1959 where, for over
30 years she was active as a trainer and a judge of obedience trials.
Upon the death of her husband after 55 years of marriage she moved
to Damariscotta and became a familiar sight at the Waltz coffee counter
where she made many friends.
The kindness of Winty Jacobs and those folks was a major contribution
to her years of happiness in Maine.
Tennie was a gently soul. She never uttered an unkind word.
She is survived by a son, two grandchildren, two great- grandchildren
and wonderful memories.
A family service will be held.
Paul L. Levesque
Paul F. Levesque, formerly of Jefferson, age 26 died Jan. 13 at Maine
Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born in Augusta on March 4, 1972, the son of George R. and Joan
Paul attended Lincoln Academy in Newcastle and received his G.E.D.
He worked for the Records Office/Student Information at the University
of Maine in Augusta and most recently was employed at Maine Medical Lipid
Center, assisting with their computer operation. Prior to that, Paul did
volunteer work at Turning Point and Nursing Services.
He is survived by one sister, Ann L. Milliken of Bath, and one brothers
Mark F. Levesque of Littleton, Mass., one niece Katelyn A. Levesque, and
two nephews, William P. Levesque and Eric R. Levesque.
Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 20 with a Funeral
Service to be held at 7 p.m. during visiting hours at Mayo, Curtis &
Hill Funeral Home, Bath with Fr. Joseph McKenna of St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Bath officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in North
Whitefield in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic
Ruth M. Peaslee
Ruth M. (Wilson) Peaslee, 78, Whitefield, died Feb. 21 at her home
with her family.
Born in Nobleboro on Sept. 2, 1920, she was the daughter of Albert
and Lydia Sprague Weaver, and attended school in Jefferson.
She had been a practical nurse for many years at Wilson's Nursing Home
in Coopers Mills.
Mrs. Peaslee enjoyed playing beano and watching horse and stock car
racing. She had attended the First Apostolic Church in Chelsea.
Survivors include 11 sons, Mike Wilson and Albert Peaslee, both of
Augusta, Charlie Wilson of Windsor, Pastor Harold Peaslee Jr. of Chelsea,
and Robert Wilson, Donald Peaslee, Benjamin Peaslee, Edward Peaslee, Paul
Peaslee, Ricky Peaslee, and Dale Peaslee, all of Whitefield; five daughters,
Serena Delano of Windsor, Patsy Mitten of Augusta, and Alta Miller, Pauline
Peaslee, and Tina Melanson, all of Whitefield; one brother, Donald Weaver
of Jefferson; three sisters, Bernice Maeoise of Alfred, and Shirley Peaslee
and Kathy Waltz, both of Jefferson; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mrs. Peaslee was predeceased by her husband, Harold Peaslee, Sr., by
three daughters in infancy, and by three sisters, Maxine McKay, Ester Cheney,
and Dorothy Gautreau.
Visiting hours were held Feb. 23 at Gray & Pratt Funeral Home,
Windsor, where a funeral service was held Feb. 24. Pastor Harold Peaslee,
Jr., son of Mrs. Peaslee, officiated. Burial will be at a later date at
Shepherd Cemetery, Jefferson.
If desired, the family suggests memorial donations to the First Apostolic
Church, RR 2 Box 2560, Chelsea 04330.
Dennis Gene Peaslee
Dennis Gene Peaslee, 41, Jefferson, died Feb. 25 at his home.
He was born Nov. 20, 1957, the son of Douglas and Shirley Weaver Peaslee.
He attended school in Jefferson and graduated from Lincoln Academy, Newcastle,
After graduating, Mr. Peaslee was a self-employed handy man and had
previously worked in the woods with his brother Roland, worked for Johnson
Brothers Paving, and was a janitor at the Jefferson and Whitefield schools.
He was best known for helping his family with their children and their
homes. His favorite thing was babysitting for his family. He enjoyed fishing,
camping, bicycling, playing cards and board games with his nieces and nephews,
bowling at DePatsy's Lanes, writing in journals, listening to rock 'n roll
music, and mowing lawns.
Mr. Peaslee is survived by his parents, of Jefferson; three brothers,
Douglas Peaslee, Jr. and Roland Peaslee of Jefferson, and Elbridge Peaslee
of Windsor; four sisters, Delma Lee, Shirley St. Pierre, Kathy Peaslee,
and Susan Peaslee, all of Jefferson; 15 nieces and nephews; 59 aunts and
uncles; and over 100 cousins.
A funeral service was held Feb. 28 at Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro;
the Rev. Warner Howard officiated.
Josephine F. Pendleton
Josephine F. “Babe” Pendleton, 83, of Bristol, died Dec. 29 at Miles
Memorial Hospital, after being stricken Christmas Day. A lifelong resident,
she was born in Bristol March 23, 1916, a daughter of Ozro and Jennie (Robinson)
A 1934 graduate of Bristol High School, she married Robert L. Pendleton
From early childhood she was a member of the Bristol Mills Congregational
Church and at the time of her death was serving as President of the Ladies
Aid of the church.
She and her husband began playing golf in their 50s and she was an
active member of the Wawenock Country Club, Walpole. She continued golfing
through this past summer. A longtime member of the Bristol Lodge O.E.S.,
she loved quilting and was a devoted grandmother.
Babe leaves two sons: Ronald Pendleton of New Harbor and Clyde Pendleton
of Bristol. She also leaves two sisters, Beatrice Sparrow and Eleanor Carter,
and two brothers, Earl Benner and Harding Benner, all of bristol; nine
grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a great great grandson. Her
husband predeceased her April 1, 1990, and her daughter, June Fossett,
died June 1 of this year.
Visiting hours: Jan. 2, Strong Funeral Home, Damariscotta. Service:
Jan. 3, Bristol Mills Congregational Church, Rev. John Nickerson officiated.
She was laid to rest with her husband at the Bristol Mills Cemetery; following
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Louise F. Pinkham
Louise F. Pinkham, 83, Edgecomb, died Feb. 15 at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta.
She was born in Boothbay Harbor on March 17, 1915, the daughter of
Lineus and Ethel Lewis Colby, and graduated from Wiscasset Academy.
In 1934, she married Phillip E. Pinkham.
Mrs. Pinkham worked at Bath Iron Works during World War II, at the
Bath Canning Company for several years, and later operated Kozy Korner
in Wiscasset. She returned to work at the canning company in Bath, retiring
as floor manager.
She was a member of the Grange in Edgecomb and the Senior Citizens
Mrs. Pinkham enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting, crocheting, and
all needle work.
She was predeceased by her husband on Jan. 24, 1980, and by one daughter,
Mrs. Pinkham is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Phyllis) Reed
of Wiscasset; two brothers, Leroy Colby of Wiscasset and Reginald Colby
of Arkansas; one sister, Dorothy Liakopoulos of Bath; one half-sister,
Isabel Pinkham of Newport; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
five great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Feb.
18, at Mayo & Daigle Funeral Home, 40 Federal St., Wiscasset. A funeral
service will be held at 2 p.m. Fri., Feb. 19, at the funeral home, with
the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Wiscasset,
officiating. Spring burial will be in Union Cemetery in Edgecomb.
Edwin E. Pinson III
Edwin E. Pinson, III, 68, of Forest Avenue, formerly of Edgecomb, died
Oct. 28 at his residence.
He was born in Skowhegan a son of Dorris Soule Pinson and Edwin E.
He was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln Academy. Mr. Pinson was employed
for many years at Dodge Inn in Edgecomb. After the restaurant closed he
worked at the Dodge Inn Gift Shop for several years, and retired from L.L.
Beans in Freeport.
While living in Edgecomb he was a communicant of St. Phillips Episcopal
Church and served on the Altar Guild.
He was a volunteer at the Wiscasset Public Library and served on the
Board of Directors for the Portland Ballet.
Surviving are a sister; Mrs. Nancy Poore and her husband Robert of
Windham, two nieces; Holly L. O'Reilly and Heather L. Blake, both of Windham.
There will be no visiting hours. Memorial Services will be held Nov.
6 at 1 p.m. at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, Hodge St., Wiscasset. Arrangements
by Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the
Wiscasset Public Library, P.O. Box 367, Wiscasset, ME 04578 or the charity
of one's choice.
Arlene E. Pizzi
Arlene E. Pizzi, 82, Edgecomb, died July 1 of cancer at the home of
her sister-in-law, Lois Littlefield, in Jewett City, Conn.
She was born in Jay, a daughter of Forrest and Lillian Littlefield,
and graduated from Morse High School, Bath, at age 16. She later earned
her bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina
and a master's in English at Columbia University.
She was an actress who performed with a company of actors that included
John Forsythe, John Ireland, and Vincent Price in the 1940s. Her acting
troupe became a USO company after Pearl Harbor. She continued to act during
the summers at the Boothbay Playhouse.
Mrs. Pizzi was an x-ray technologist and biochemical researcher at
Pfizer Chemical during the development of penicillin and other antibiotics.
She met her husband, Frederick P. Pizzi, in a hospital hall, where
she was delivering an impassioned commentary against racial bigotry. He
clapped and they met. He died in 1959.
She taught briefly in New York before moving to Boothbay Harbor where
she taught high school biology and English for more than 27 years. She
also coached basketball and cheerleading, was senior adviser and in charge
of graduation ceremonies, and eventually became assistant principal.
During the 1960s she took a two-year leave to teach science at a teacher's
college in Uganda. She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro over five days, part of
which she spent tied to other climbers in blizzard conditions.
After retiring from teaching in 1983, she continued her summertime
work at Orne's Candy Store.
She continued riding horses into her 80s, and she made many trips to
Europe for the International Equestrian Trials.
Surviving are a brother, Glenn Littlefield, and a nephew, David Littlefield,
both of Portsmouth, Va.; and three nieces, Susan Perry of Voluntown, Conn.,
Joan Bauer of Union, Conn., and Vicki LaChappelle of Ledyard, Conn.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sat., July 24, at the Methodist
Church, Boothbay Harbor, with the Rev. Allan Wells- Goodwin officiating.
Arrangements are by Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home, Jewett City, Conn.
Dorothea E. Poland
Dorothea E. Poland, 73, Boothbay Harbor, died April 30 at Maine Medical
She was born in Wiscasset, a daughter of Forrest and Lillian Dunton
Morris, and graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1944.
Mrs. Poland worked at the Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor Telephone company
offices and at various motels in Boothbay Harbor. She became a certified
nursing assistant several years ago.
She enjoyed knitting, painting, home crafts, and being with her grandchildren
Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Giles of Boothbay and Gail Johnston
of Edgecomb; two sons, David Poland of Santa Ana, Cal., and Todd Poland
of Boothbay; and five grandchildren.
A funeral service was held May 5 at the Congregational Church, Wiscasset;
the Rev. Margaret Grzelkowski officiated. Burial followed in Greenlawn
Cemetery. A reception was held at the church following burial. Arrangements
were by Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay.
Chester Wells Poole, Jr.
Chester Wells Poole, Jr., 89 of 2214 Bristol Rd., Bristol, died Sun.
in Conn. where he was staying with his daughter Sonya Poole Hoisington.
He was born in Pemaquid, a son of the late Chester W. and Alice Prentice
He graduated from Bristol High School, and on October 8, 1932 he married
Ella Blaisdell. Chester worked in the family owned lumber business after
high school, then for many years ran his own farm business in Pemaquid
specializing in poultry.
He was a member of the New Harbor Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge
and the Redmen.
He is survived by a son, Chester Wells Poole III of Pompano Beach,
Fla., a daughter, Sonya Poole Hoisington of Niantic, Conn., a niece whom
he raised from an early age Mary Lou Hassan of Glastonbury, Conn., two
sisters Laura Poole Tukey of Pemaquid and Virginia Poole Jacobs of Columbia,
SC and six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several other nieces
He was predeceased by his wife and three brothers, Carl, Lyman and
Kenneth as well as an infant daughter.
Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thur., Oct. 14 at the Strong Funeral
Home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 2 p.m.,
Friday, Oct. 15 at the New Harbor Methodist Church, Rev. Ernest Farrar
officiating. He will be laid to rest at the New Harbor Cemetery.
If desired, donations may be made to either the Bristol Area Library,
the Bristol First Responders, or the New Harbor Methodist Church.
David Elbridge Porter
David Elbridge Porter, 67, Edgecomb, died Oct. 12 at Maine Medical
He was born in Brockton, Mass., a son of Carlton and Marjory Hall Merrill
Porter. He attended college in Chicago.
During his youth, he worked at Boothbay Playhouse. Following college,
he worked as a stage technician in Pittsburgh.
He served in the Army from 1951 to 1954.
Mr. Porter was a medical photographer at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center
for 26 years. He retired to Edgecomb, where he had spent several summers
as a child, and there ran a small regional shuttle service and served on
the Wiscasset Regional Business Association.
He was a member of Edgecomb Congregational Church, UCC, and composed
the church’s monthly newsletter.
Surviving are his wife, Hilda of Edgecomb; two sons, Mark of Glens
Falls, N.Y., and Kenneth of Randolph, Mass.; a brother, Dean of Newcastle;
a sister, Faith of Edgecomb and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by
Mayo and Daigle Funeral Home, Wiscasset.
Norman (Jim) Pratt, 88, of Providence, RI and summer resident of Nobleboro,
died recently. He was born in Providence, RI on July 29, 1911.
He was a professor of Classical Languages and Literature, having received
the following degrees: AB Brown University 1932, MA Princeton 1934, Ph.D.
Princeton 1936. He was a member of the Princeton faculty 1935-1942; U.S.
Navy intelligence, cryptography section of Navy Communications 1942-1946;
Indiana University, chairman of Classics Department 1946-1975; visiting
professor Columbia University, 1949-1950; visiting professor American School
of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece 1962-1963, 1969-1970; member, American
Philological Association, Archaeological Institute, President of the American
Classical League and the Classical Association of the Midwest and South,
American Association of University Professors, Woodrow Wilson national
Fellowship Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa Society, and was on the Vestry of
Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Ind.
Since his retirement to Longboat Key, Fla. in May of 1975, he continued
his interest in classics, published “Seneca’s Drama” and was on the faculty
and Board of the Education Center. He served as a director of the Longboat
Public Interest Committee, Vice President of the Sarasota-Manatee Phi Beta
Kappa Association and was on the Vestry of All Angels by the Sea Episcopal
Church. He was also a summer resident for the past thirty years of Damariscotta
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Fisher Pratt; a son, David Wixon
Pratt of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two daughters, Martha Pratt Rachels of Naples,
Fla., Debra Pratt Maloni of Plymouth, Mich., and six grandchildren.
Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Jim Pratt to be held at All
Angels by the Sea, Longboat Key, Fla. on Sat., Oct. 23, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Norman T.
Pratt Fellowship fund, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana or the
All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key,
Elmer L. Prescott
Elmer L. Prescott, 77, Whitefield, died March 16 at his home.
Born in Whitefield on March 29, 1921, he was the son of Pearl and Maud
Pullen Prescott, and attended Whitefield High School for one year, graduating
in 1939 from Cony High School in Augusta.
He served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945, attaining
the rank of corporal.
Mr. Prescott worked for the State of Maine at the Civilian Conservation
Corps Camps in Jefferson. He retired in 1980, after 35 years with the State
of Maine, from the Bureau of Public Improvement.
He was married to Ezelda Patricia Mason in West Gardiner on Dec. 10,
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating, and he and his family enjoyed
spending summers at Clary Lake in Jefferson at their cottage.
Mr. Prescott was known for his storytelling and was fondly known as
"Grampa" by many children in the area. He will be sadly missed by all of
his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years; two daughters, Carol Young and
Deedee Crocker, both of Whitefield; three sons, Ronald Rollins of Whitefield,
Dennis Prescott of Woolwich, and Troy Prescott of South China; four brothers,
Edmund Prescott of Farmingdale, Charles Prescott of Rockport, Norman Prescott
of Yarmouth, and Pearl Prescott Jr. of Winslow; five sisters, Hazel Dowle
of Whitefield, Lizabelle Heath of Pittston, Mable Farrin of Augusta, Arlene
Gray of Connecticut, and Jennie Brann of Coopers Mills; nine grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His sister, Mavis Lewis, and two brothers, Eugene Prescott and Percy
Prescott, all died previously.
Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thurs., March
18, at Gray & Pratt Funeral Home, Windsor Neck Rd., Windsor. Graveside
funeral and committal prayers will be held at a later date at Highland
Cemetery, Jefferson, with the Rev. Warner Howard officiating.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Whitefield Athletic Association,
c/o Jodi Harvey, 95 Augusta Rd., Whitefield 04353.
Joyce V. Pulsifer
Joyce V. Pulsifer, 66, of Brunswick died Jan. 19 at her home after
a lengthy illness.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1933, the daughter of Harvey B. and Margaret
Cahill Coombs. She attended Brunswick schools.
On March 17, 1951 she married Richard A. Pulsifer in Cundy’s Harbor.
She worked at both the Stowe House and Chuck Wagon Restaurant for 15 years.
She enjoyed yard sales, antique shops, spending time with her family, and
She was predeceased by a brother, Keith Coombs.
Mrs. Pulsifer is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law Stephen
and Angie Pulsifer of Stewart, Fla.; daughters Sheila Lennon and husband
Daniel of Richmond, and Lisa Pulsifer of Brunswick; sisters Gloria Lamonica
of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jackie Skelton of Bowdoin, Helen Vigliotta and
Georgia White, both of Topsham, Betty Jean Nelson of Damariscotta, Judith
Iler of Auburn, Shirley Larrabee of Thorndike, and Mona Lacasse of Billerica,
Mass.; brothers Robert, Richard and Winfield Coombs, all of Brunswick,
and Dana Coombs of South Easton, Mass.; grandchildren Aaron, Seth and Jane
Pulsifer, all of Stewart, Fla. and Erich Golden of Portland; great granddaughter
Tia Golden of Portland; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours: Jan. 22, Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.
Funeral service: Jan. 23, 2 p.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Ronald McLaughlin
officiating. Burial: Varney Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to CHANS Hospice Care, 80 Baribeau
Dr., Brunswick 04011.
Thomas H.E. Quimby
Thomas H.E. Quimby, 81, Brunswick, died Nov. 20 at Midcoast Hospital
of pneumonia complicated by Parkinson's disease.
He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and graduated cum laude form Harvard
College in 1940.
In 1941 he married Lucy Williams and enlisted in the Navy.
In 1942 his tanker, the USS Neches, was torpedoed and sunk the Pacific.
He was discharged from the Navy as Lieutenant Commander in 1945 and then
became assistant dean of admissions at Harvard College.
Moving back to Grand Rapids, in 1946, he worked for Doehler Jarvis
as a traffic manager and became an active Democrat in local politics. In
1955 he was appointed director of the Michigan Workman's Compensation Department.
From 1956-1961, he served as a Democratic National Committee member
From 1961-1968 he was with the Peace Corps, first as a member of the
organizing group and then as country director of Liberia and Kenya, and
finally as regional director for Africa. In 1968 he became deputy assistant
secretary for African Affairs at the State Department.
Between 1970 and 1984, Mr. Quimby was a visiting scholar at Resources
for the Future, administrative assistant for Congressman Vender-Venn of
Michigan and director of Southern African Affairs for the Agency of International
In 1985, he and his wife, Lucy Quimby, moved to New Harbor. He continued
to be active in the Lincoln County and Maine Democratic parties. he joined
the Bristol Lion's Club and was instrumental in founding the Maine Chapter
of the United Nations Association.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy W. Quimby of Brunswick, a song, Thomas
B. Quimby of Albany, NY., a daughter, Lucy G. Quimby of Bangor, and three
A memorial service is being planned for late this spring. Arrangements
are by Davis Funeral Home, Thomaston.