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Daniel H. Ballou
1999-05-05
Daniel H. Ballou, 69, of Wilmington, Mass., and a summer resident of York, Me., died April 22, 1999, at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
Mr. Ballou was born in Boston, the son of Catherine (Veltman) Ballou of Wilmington, Mass., and the late Charles L. Ballou, Sr. He had lived in Cambridge during his youth and graduated from Cambridge Ringe & Latin High School. He joined the Wilmington Police Department in 1960 and retired in 1989 as a police detective, a position that he held for many years. 
Mr. Ballou enjoyed sailing in York Harbor and was a vessel examiner for the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla #33. Mr. Ballou also enjoyed painting, particularly watercolor seascapes of York's coastline. 
Besides his mother, Mr. Ballou is survived by his beloved wife, Lorraine (Rockwood) Ballou; his children Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Reading, Mass., Robert J. Ballou and his wife, Diane, of Dana Point, Calif., Karen Ballou Knowles and her husband, Stephen, of Bolingbrook, Ill., David J. Ballou, Esq. and his wife, Kathryn, of York, and Richard J. Ballou and his wife, Susan, both of Charlotte, N.C.; his sisters and brothers Barbara Schbilhute of Derry, N.H., Loretta Westerhof of South Dennis, Mass., Charles L. Ballou, Jr. of Wilmington, Mass., Paul Ballou and William Ballou both of Andover, Mass., Catherine Stanewicz of Montrose, N.Y., and Martha Baldwin of Ashfield, Mass.; 14 beloved grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.
His funeral was held at the W.S. Cavanaugh & Son Funeral Home, Wilmington, Mass., on April 26, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Thomas Church. Interment took place in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Mass.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Daniel H. Ballou, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Edward Woods, Wilmington High School, 159 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

Jayne C. Bliss
1999-05-05
Jayne C. Bliss, 95, of the Alternative Home, Kittery, Me., formerly of York, Me., died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at her residence.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1904, in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of Timothy H. and Nellie (Farmer) Casey, and was a 1922 graduate of Somerville High School.
Mrs. Bliss had resided in Arlington, Mass., for many years where she had been a secretary for her husband's business, Bayburn Cleaners.
She moved to York over 40 years ago and had resided on Nubble Road and Georgia Street. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of York-Ogunquit. She was a past president of the Conta Club of Arlington and was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence P. Bliss, who died in 1984.
Survivors include three nieces, Marion Donnelly of Portsmouth, N.H., Eleanor Tamulaitis of Sandown, N.H., and Barbara Moreau of Stoneham, Mass.; and one nephew, Norman York of Freedom, N.H.
Graveside services were held on May 3 in West View Cemetery, Hampton Falls, N.H. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Martha A. Cummings
1999-09-29
Martha Ann Cummings, 64, of Bromo Road, Berwick, Me., died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 1999, at her residence.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in York, the daughter of the late Stuart and Ardell (Brooks) Chase.
She attended York schools and married and raised her children in York Beach. She lived in York Beach for over 50 years before retiring to Berwick 10 years ago. Mrs. Cummings enjoyed sewing and cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Randall J. Cummings of Berwick; two daughters, Sharon L. Chase of New London, N.H., and Susan Patch of South Berwick; one son, Gary A. Cummings of York Beach; four brothers, Norman and Herman Chase, both of York, Richard Chase of South Berwick and Chester Chase of Cape Neddick; one sister, Sylvia Hathorne of York Beach; four grandchildren and 23 nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held.

Althine B. Watson
1999-11-10
Althine B. Watson, 92, of Ocean Street, Ogunquit, Me., died Tuesday morning, Nov. 2, 1999, at the Homestead Nursing Home in Kittery after a brief illness.
Mrs. Watson was born June 14, 1907, in Bath, a daughter of Leonard M. and Grace Small Munsey, and is a 1925 graduate of Morse High School, and Gorham Normal School, Class of 1927.
A longtime teacher, Mrs. Watson began her teaching career in 1917 at the Wells Division 4 School in Moody, teaching grades 1-8. After three years she moved to the Ogunquit Village School where she taught grades 1 and 2 and was principal until 1940. She then served as a substitute teacher in Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, York and North Berwick. In 1950, she accepted a position as a sixth-grade teacher in York for four years.
She then remarried and moved to Kennebunk and served as clerk for her husband, who owned and ran the Kennebunk Star newspaper.
In 1958 she taught a seventh-grade class of 41 students who had driven out seven teachers in the last 12 weeks of class. In the fall of 1958 she was elected to be the English department teacher of the Wells Junior High. She retired from teaching in 1972 after 37 years.
During the summers, Mrs. Watson worked as a waitress at the Poland Springs and the Ogunquit Lookout Motel, clerked in the Ogunquit post office, and was a bookkeeper for the Ogunquit Pharmacy and Maxwell's Store.
An active community volunteer, she served the town of Ogunquit as its town clerk for 10 years, the budget committee for 10 years, and was chair of the Wells 300th Anniversary publicity committee and budget committee. She also volunteered with F.I.S.H., and VITA, formed a Campfire and Girl Scout troop, and served as president of the Wells-Ogunquit PTA, bringing driver education into the school during her tenure.
Mrs. Watson served as a reporter for the Portland Press Herald, Portland Sunday Telegram, The Biddeford Journal, The Portsmouth Herald, The York Weekly, and the York County Coast Star from 1927 to 1998.
She was a 66-year active member of the Ogunquit Baptist Church and the Ladies Aid, served as president of the York Audubon Club, and was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association., AARP, Ogunquit Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Camp Waban, Laudholm Farm, Kennebunk Animal Shelter, Ogunquit Women's Club, Wells-Ogunquit Historical Society, Ogunquit Rotary Club and the Ogunquit Art Association.
She was predeceased by her husband, Willis Watson, who died in 1963.
Survivors include her son, Leonard W. Wyman of Ogunquit; two stepsons, David Watson of Aurora, Colo., and Hubert Watson of Saco; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Pillsbury of Kennebunk.
Visiting hours will be 4-7pm Friday at the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, Wells, where a funeral service will be held at 10am Saturday with Rev. David Clark officiating. Interment will be in Ocean View Cemetery, Wells.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Ogunquit Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, c/o Donna Howe, P.O. Box 525, Ogunquit 03907 in Mrs. Watson's memory.

Eleanor Thurston 
KENNEBUNK - Eleanor Agnes Thurston, 85, formerly of Portland, died Sunday at Kennebunk Nursing Home. 
She was born March 2, 1912, in Portland, a daughter of James W. and Arline Perrin Robertson, attended South Portland schools, graduated in 1936 from South Portland High School and in 1938 from St. Barnabas Hospital School with a nursing degree. 
In 1940 she married George Thurston. 
In the late 1930s and early 1940s Mrs. Thurston was a private duty nurse in several area nursing homes and also worked at the Osteopathic Hospital. From 1969 to 1980 she was employed in the Deering High School cafeteria. 
She was a member of the Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, Cumberland-York Senior Citizen Council, St. Barnabas Hospital Alumni, and was active in the Girls Scouts, Rebekahs and the Salvation Army. 
She enjoyed camping, and knitting sweaters and mittens for the church. 
She was a loving and caring person who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, according to family members. 
She was predeceased by her husband, in 1984, and a daughter, Patricia Locke, in 1981. 
Survivors include a son, Philip Sr. of Belfast; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Posted Monday, January 19, 1998

Hazel Pillsbury 
LIMINGTON - Hazel A. Selby Pillsbury, 80, of Limington, died Sunday at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association, Brookline, Mass. 
She was born June 6, 1917, in Port Norfolk, Va., a daughter of Oliver and Natalie Wyckoff Selby, and grew up in the Stamford, Conn., area where she met and married James C. Pillsbury. 
According to family members, her life was filled with happiness and love, and she will be remembered for her selfless dedication to her family and community. 
After many years in Brewer, where she was the personal secretary to two Bangor city managers, Mrs. Pillsbury retired to Limington in 1977. 
She was an active member of the Limington Historical Society and the Thursday Club and served on the Limington Library Board. 
She was also active in the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Portland and Boston, serving in many capacities, most recently on the lecture committee, in the Christian Science Reading Room and ushering for church services. She was a former first reader and board member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Bangor. 
She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years. 
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. David (Nancy) Whitney of Rye, N.H., and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Wilks of Brewer; a brother, Oliver R. Selby of Stoughton, Mass.; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Posted Monday, January 19, 1998

Mildred Pierce 
ACTON - Mildred A. Pierce, 88, of Willow Street and formerly of Pawtucket, R.I., and Seekonk, Mass., died Sunday at H.D. Goodall Hospital. 
She was born Oct. 11, 1909, in Pawtucket, a daughter of Walter J. and Julia Sheldon Conary, and was a descendant of John Sheldon, who settled in the Providence area around 1650. She graduated in 1928 from Pawtucket High School. 
For 12 years Mrs. Pierce was employed as a clerk by New England Telephone Co. in Providence, where she was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. She was active in World Wide Guild, an assistant in the Sunday school, an assistant teacher in the Infant Department and the children's organist. 
In Seekonk she belonged to Memorial Baptist Church and its Women's Fellowship and in Maine she was a member of the Pleasant Street Free Baptist Church in Springvale. 
She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. 
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Posted Monday, January 19, 1998

Albert Prosser 
SPRINGVALE - Albert L. Prosser, 101, a retired Navy captain and Springvale resident, died Saturday at H.D. Goodall Hospital. 
He was born Nov. 29, 1896, in Fitchburg, Mass., the son of Albert West and Jeanette Kearny Prosser, graduated in 1914 from Lisbon Falls High School and in 1918 from Bowdoin College, Brunswick. 
Mr. Prosser enlisted in the Navy and graduated in 1919 from Officers Materiel School at Harvard University. He served with the Navy in the Adriatic during World War I and in the Pacific Theater during World War II. In 1943 he was promoted to captain. He retired from the Navy in 1947. 
In 1925 he married his wife of 73 years, Marion Williams, after a two-year submarine tour in the Philippines. 
Since retiring to Springvale he was active in numerous civic affairs including as a charter trustee of the Sanford Sewerage District, as the first chairman of the Sanford Planning Board in 1953, as an associate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals from 1954 to 1965 and since 1956 as a member and former chairman of the Sanford Historical Committee. 
Since 1947 Mr. Prosser had been a member of the North Parish Congregational Church, where he served as clerk, moderator, historian and chairman of several building committees. He compiled and published a church history in 1961. 
He was a former trustee of Acton Congregational Church, former director of the Sanford Library Association, former member and past president of the Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club, former member and director of the Sanford-Alfred Historical Society and a former president of the Wakefield-Brookfield HistoricalSociety in New Hampshire. 
From 1948 to 1956 he was a trustee at Nasson College and wrote a history of the school. He helped organize the Bowdoin Club of York County, served as president of the Portland Society of Natural History from 1960 to 1965, as president of the Maine Audubon Society from 1961 to 1965 and co-authored the book "Enjoying Maine Birds." 
An ardent stamp collector, Mr. Prosser was an honorary member of the Maine Philatelic Society. 
According to survivors he endeared himself to many of Sanford and Springvale's children and was fondly known as Grampa by them. His neighbor of 40 years, Mrs. Hanson, said, "As a friend and neighbor, he was always ready to give of himself and his love." 
Survivors include his wife; a sister, Virginia Prosser Clark of Stafford Springs, Conn.; a nephew and two nieces.
Posted Monday, January 19, 1998

Neal Pitts 
LIMINGTON - Neal W. Pitts, 82, of Route 25, died Saturday at Springbrook Nursing Care Facility, Westbrook. 
He was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Limington, a son of Henry W. and Ethna Moody Pitts. He attended Limington schools and graduated in 1933 from Limington Academy, where he was an outstanding basketball player according to his family. 
After high school Mr. Pitts was a truck driver with Pulsifer Brothers, and alsodrove for Meserves Express and Sanborn Express, retiring in 1977. 
After retiring from Sanborn he was employed by Churchill Motors in Kezar Falls and Cumberland Cold Storage Co. in Cornish. 
He was a member of the truck drivers' Teamsters Union. 
As a young man his interests included hunting and motorcycle riding, and he owned Harley and Indian motorcycles. He enjoyed the outdoors, snowshoeing, gardening, playing the guitar and harmonica, and traveling with his wife, ArleneWhitehouse Pitts, particularly to Bar Harbor and Vermont. His wife died in 1994. 
Survivors include two sons, Allan N. and Marvin W., both of Limington; a sister, Elinor Weeman of Gorham; two foster children, Pattie J. Dixon of Casco and Michael Strout of Salinas, Calif.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Posted Monday, January 19, 1998

Yvonne Guay 
SACO - Yvonne Guay, 60, of Boom Road, died Monday at Southern Maine Medical Center. 
She was born Oct. 26, 1937, in Biddeford, a daughter of Leon and Marie Ange Houle Ste. Marie, was educated in Biddeford schools and graduated from St. Andre's High School. 
For many years Mrs. Guay was employed as a bookkeeper at West Point Pepperell and then with Fisher James, retiring two years ago. 
Her primary interests were her family and home. 
She was a member of St. Andre's Church. 
Her husband, Paul R. Guay, died Dec. 22, 1995. 
Survivors include a daughter, Melody Ann Ross of Nicaragua; two sons, Shawn Robert Ross of South Portland and Christopher Damon Ross of North Waterboro; a stepdaughter, Carrie Paulette Guay Robinson of Saco; a stepson, Christopher Paul Guay of Saco; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Yvette) Cote of North Waterboro, Mrs. Thomas (Lorraine) Fleurant and Mrs. Donald (Doris) Spenard, both of Biddeford; seven grandchildren.
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 1997

Earl Jensen 
SANFORD - Earl S. Jensen, 83, of New Dam Road, died Sunday at the Newton Center after a long illness. 
He was born May 17, 1914, in Portland, a son of Jens P. and Florence M. Hoxi Jensen, and attended Portland schools. 
Mr. Jensen worked for a time as a salesman with AAA in Portland. In 1969 he moved to Florida and was employed as superintendent of maintenance at Hernando County Courthouse. In 1983 he returned to Maine and had lived in Sanford. 
He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows in Portland. 
His wife, Linnea Bracy Jensen, died in September. 
Survivors include a daughter, Sally Watkins of Boulder Dam, Nev.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 1997

Fred Johnson Jr. 
WELLS - Fred E. Johnson Jr., 64, of Burnt Mill Road, died unexpectedly Sunday at H.D. Goodall Hospital. 
He was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Malden, Mass., a son of Fred E. and Laura Johnson. 
For several years Mr. Johnson was employed by P.R. Boston Paving before working for the town of Wells for 30 years. 
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Elinor Archibald Johnson of Wells; a son, Raymond of Sanford; a half-brother, Frank E. of West Medford, Mass.; a half-sister, Patricia Fialli of Everett, Mass.; his step-mother Edna May Johnson of West Medford.
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 1997

Bryanna Legere 
NORTH BERWICK - Bryanna Lynn Legere, infant daughter of Bob and Tracy Lopez Legere of Valley Road, died at birth Nov. 18 at H.D. Goodall Hospital. 
Survivors include her parents and twin sister, Kelsey Amanda, all of North Berwick; a sister, Ashley of Springvale; her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Sharon Lopez of Tewksbury, Mass.
Posted Tuesday, December 9, 1997

Marguerite Haley 
LIMERICK - Marguerite Wedgewood Haley, 84, of Limerick Mobile Home Park, died at home Tuesday. 
She was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Limerick a daughter of Herbert C. and Gladys Furlong Wedgewood, attended local schools and lived in Limerick all her life. 
For more than 20 years Mrs. Haley was employed as a twister at the Limerick Textile Mill, then worked 25 years at the Wright's and Westbrook spinning mills in Westbrook. From 1966 until retiring in 1976, she was employed by Sprague Electric in Sanford. 
Throughout her life, and together with her husband, she enjoyed fishing and camping, especially in the Rangeley Lakes area. She also enjoyed flowers and always had a great sense of humor. 
She was predeceased by a son, Frank L. Haley, in 1980. 
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Frank M. Haley of Limerick; two daughters, Marlene H. Hansen of Kezar Falls and Barbara A. Waters of Palmetto, Fla.; a sister, Florence Coggill of Cohasset, Mass.; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Posted Wednesday, January 21, 1998

Ada Preston 
NORTH BERWICK - Ada M. Preston, 86, of Main Street, died Monday at Varney Crossing Nursing Care Center. 
Mrs. Preston was born in Wells, a daughter of Moses and Ella Mills White. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Verne Preston, in 1970. 
She is survived by a sister, Jesse Newhall of North Berwick.
Posted Wednesday, January 21, 1998

Raymond Warner 
BIDDEFORD - Raymond J. Warner, 75, of Proctor Road, died Monday at Southern Maine Medical Center. 
He was born April 4, 1922, in Biddeford, a son of Denis and Yvonne Duguay Warner, and was educated at St. Joseph's School. 
He served in the Army. 
For 11 years Mr. Warner was employed as a police officer by the Biddeford Police Department and also worked for several contractors as a mason tender. 
He was a member of the Rochambeau Snow Shoe Club and the Biddeford Senior Citizens. 
He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, cutting wood and traveling with his wife, Janet. 
He was predeceased by his first wife, Blanche LaRose, in 1962. 
On June 30, 1973, he married Janet A. Pelletier Mathieu at St. Andre's Church. 
Survivors include his wife of 24 years of Biddeford; two sons, Paul of Clearwater, Fla., and Mark of Biddeford; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Priscilla) Volinsky of Rollinsford, N.H.; two stepsons, Eddie Mathieu of Biddeford and Paul Mathieu of Las Vegas, Nev.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ernest (Lucille) Moreau of Arundel and Anita Mathieu of Las Vegas; two brothers, Leo of Biddeford and Robert of Scarborough; a sister, Irene Thibodeau of Biddeford; four grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, eight stepgreat-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Posted Wednesday, January 21, 1998

George Dube 
OLD ORCHARD BEACH - George H. Dube, 75, of Manchester, Conn., and a frequent visitor to Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach, died Friday at Manchester Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Pittsfield, Mass., a son of Henry and Anne Richardson Dube. 
During World War II he served in the Navy. 
Mr. Dube worked as an independent truck driver. He lived in Maine before moving to Manchester three years ago. 
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Elizabeth DeMarr Dube; three sons, Jeffrey of Biddeford, Paul of Old Orchard Beach and Richard of Virginia; three daughters, Cheryl Beattie of Boston, Cynthia Smith of Lebanon, Pa., and Jacqueline La Duca of Bolton, Conn., and four grandchildren. 
Posted Thursday, January 22, 1998

Joseph Ruest Jr. 
KENNEBUNK - Joseph A. Ruest Jr., 77, of Sea Road, died Tuesday at Kennebunk Nursing Center. 
He was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Salem, Mass., a son of Joseph A. Sr. and Mary Devine Ruest. When he was an infant his mother died and he was raised by her friends, Frederic and Lydia Rivard of Salem. He graduated in 1937 from Salem High School. 
During World War II he served in the Marine Corps and was wounded in action. 
In 1951 Mr. Ruest moved to Maine and was employed for 34 years by pharmaceutical companies, including McNeil Laboratories and Johnson & Johnson. He received many sales awards, became an executive professional and after retiring in 1985 continued in the pharmaceutical field as a consultant. 
He enjoyed sports, including tennis and skiing, and especially golf. He was a member of the Webhannet Golf Club at Kennebunk Beach, where he served on many committees, and won several tournaments, including the New England, Maine State and Southern Maine seniors, and had been working on a tournament to benefit the Maine Center for the Visually Impaired. 
He enjoyed making his own golf clubs and experimenting with them, and painting, especially in watercolors. 
Mr. Ruest was an active member of the Kennebunk Rotary Club, a past club president and a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. In the 1960s he served as a Planning Board member and belonged to the late Hartley Lord's Marching and Chowder Society. 
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Natalie H. Edmunds Thrasher Ruest; a son, Mark N. of Wildomar, Calif., and two grandchildren.
Posted Thursday, January 22, 1998

Richard Porell 
SANFORD - Richard D. Porell, 55, of Amherst, N.H., died Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 
He was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Sanford, a son of Roland and Geraldine Dunham Porell. He was educated in Maine schools, graduated in 1963 from Franklin Institute in Boston, and in 1966 from Boston University School of Engineering. 
For the past 26 years he lived in Amherst. 
On Jan. 21, 1967, he married Carol A. Creaser, and they would have celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary Wednesday. 
For 20 years Mr. Porell was employed at Sanders-Lockheed Martin Company as a principal industrial engineer. 
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing. 
He was predeceased by a son, Stephen D. Porell, in 1989. 
Survivors include his wife of Amherst; two sisters, Sharon Tolley of Denison, Texas, Donna Seebirt of Ojai, Calif., and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Posted Thursday, January 22, 1998

Elizabeth Luce 
SANFORD - Elizabeth Grace Luce, 85, of State Street, died Tuesday at H.D. Goodall Hospital. 
She was born March 14, 1912, in Dedham, Mass., a daughter of Robert and Catherine Ringler Buttlar. 
For many years Mrs. Luce lived in Holbrook, Mass., before moving to Sanford in 1975. 
She was an active member of the Holbrook Grange and Garden Club. She enjoyed gardening, was known for growing wildflowers, roses and strawberries, and was an avid reader. Her family said she loved her church, her garden and her family. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Reed V. Luce, in 1976. 
Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Elizabeth of Gloucester, Mass.; a brother, Edward W. Buttlar of Valparaiso, Ind.; two sisters, Dora Brauer of Sharon, Mass., and Agnes Surrett of Malden, Mass.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Posted Thursday, January 22, 1998

Martin Croteau 
WEST NEWFIELD - Martin G. Croteau, 65, of 26 E.H. Davis Drive, died Wednesday at Frisbie Hospital, Rochester, N.H., after a long illness. 
He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Boston, Mass., a son of Frederick and Lillia Domingue Croteau, attended Boston parochial schools and graduated from Mission High School. 
During World War II he served in the Army. 
For several years Mr. Croteau was employed by Diamond Tool in Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Survivors include three brothers, Leonard of West Newfield, with whom he lived; Jeffrey of Bridgewater, Mass., and Chester, and three nieces. 
Posted Friday, January 23, 1998

Muriel Desrosiers 
BIDDEFORD - Muriel R. Desrosiers, 82, of Sullivan Street, died at home Thursday. 
She was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Biddeford, a daughter of J. Wilfred and Delia Binette Lepine, and was educated at St. Andre's School. 
In the mid-1930s Mrs. Desrosiers founded Muriel's Band and directed it for 40 years. For several years she was also the organist at St. Andre's Church. 
She was a member of the Biddeford Senior Citizens Club and performed with the Biddeford Senior Citizens Rockettes. She enjoyed music and dancing. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Lucien Desrosiers, in 1980, and her only son, Cpl. Ronald Desrosiers, in 1988. 
She is survived by several cousins.
Posted Friday, January 23, 1998

Norma Paige 
SPRINGVALE - Norma Paige, 95, formerly of Turner Street, died Wednesday at Woodford Park, Portland. 
She was born Oct. 17, 1902, in Milton Mills, N.H., a daughter of Robert and IdaSibley Page, graduated from Brewster Academy, Keene Normal School and Boston University. 
Miss Paige taught elementary school in Milton Mills, Ipswich and Malden, Mass., and Sanford. 
From 1961 to 1981 she lived in Springvale and in the early 1960s worked in the Springvale Public Library. 
She was a member of North Parish Congregational Church, the Searchlight Club, the Christian Women's Association, the Sanford/Springvale College Club and the Retired Teachers of York County. 
Survivors include a nephew, Robert Page of Sanbornville, N.H.; great-nieces and a great-nephew.
Posted Friday, January 23, 1998

Michael Pettis 
ACTON - Michael "Marshal Mike" Pettis, 46, of Loop Road, died unexpectedly Tuesday in Fryeburg. 
He was born Aug. 29, 1951, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., a son of Rexford and Helen Young Pettis, attended North Fryeburg schools and participated in cerebralpalsy groups in Gorham and at Great Bay School in Newington. 
Mr. Pettis was a handyman, did yard work for others and was a great neighborhood volunteer, according to survivors. 
He was an honorary member of the Acton and Sanford fire departments and a member of Riverside Grange, North Berwick. 
Survivors include his mother, Helen M. Smith of Acton; two stepbrothers, Peter Smith of Acton and Stanley Smith of Brownfield; a stepsister, Marjorie Smith of Sanford; three nieces and two nephews.
Posted Friday, January 23, 1998

Dr. David Tetz 
KENNEBUNKPORT - Dr. David John Tetz, 44, of South Maine Street, died Tuesday in Cortez, Colo. 
He was born Dec. 28, 1953, in Elmira, N.Y., a son of John and Verna Whitmore Tetz. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy, Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y., earned his physician's assistant degree from George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and post-graduate surgical degree from Norwalk Hospital and Yale University in Connecticut. 
In 1986 he moved to Kennebunkport with his family and graduated in 1990 from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford. He did his residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Mass. 
A board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Tetz was employed by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center as a LifeFlight emergency physician and as assistant medical director of LifeFlight for several years. 
He worked as an emergency room physician for the Medical Center, Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire, Brighton Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, York Hospital and H.D. Goodall Hospital. 
Dr. Tetz was a member of the Federal Emergency Medical Assistance Team, a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts for emergency residences and a fellow with the American College of Emergency Physicians. He taught emergency medical services courses to emergency medical technicians in New Hampshire and Maine. 
He enjoyed skiing, kayaking, scuba diving and sailing. 
Survivors include his wife, Brooke Sullivan Tetz, a son, Jared David, and a daughter, Kristin Leigh, all of Kennebunkport; his parents of Delaware, Ohio; a brother, Dr. James A. of Springfield, Ohio; a sister, Donna T. Kavo of Pittsburgh, Pa., and two nephews.
Posted Friday, January 23, 1998

Barbara Vanderward 
BIDDEFORD - Barbara D. Vanderward, 79, of Havey Avenue, died Thursday at Evergreen Manor, Saco. 
She was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Biddeford, the daughter of Jere Wayne and Laura Hill Dearborn, attended Biddeford schools and graduated in 1934 from Biddeford High School. 
For 48 years Mrs. Vanderward was employed as a secretary and office manager at Central Maine Power Co., retiring in 1982. 
She enjoyed interior decorating and gardening. 
She was an active member of Second Congregational Church, where she served as Sunday school superintendent and on many church committees. 
Her first husband, Tryon Cutter, was killed in action in Normandy during World War II. Her second husband, Millard F. Vanderward, died several years ago, and her brother, Donald Wayne Dearborn, died in 1981. 
Survivors include three nieces and a nephew, Joan Susi and Jere Dearborn, both of Biddeford, Janet Judge of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Julie Reed of Windham.
Posted Friday, January 23, 1998

Donald Notman 
KENNEBUNKPORT - Donald D. Notman, 73, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., died Wednesday at Southern Maine Medical Center. 
He was born July 11, 1924, in Buffalo, attended the Nichols School and graduated in 1949 from Yale University. 
He served during World War II and received the Purple Heart. 
Mr. Notman began his banking executive career with Marine Midland Bank of Western New York, where he was a senior vice president. In 1974 he moved to Washington, D.C., and was chairman and CEO of the National Bank of Washington. Following retirement in 1979, he was one of the founders of the Palmer National Bank in Washington. 
Survivors include his wife, G.L.M.R.S. Notman of Kennebunkport; a sister, Anne Lundrigan of Buffalo; two daughters, Gaier N. Palmisano of Southport, Conn., and Andrea T. of Belmont, Mass.; a son, Donald D. Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren.
Posted Friday, January 23, 1998


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