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Betty Pelkey 
SANFORD - Betty Anne Pelkey, 44, of School Street, died Friday. 
She was born June 8, 1954 in Gardiner, a daughter of Richard and Phyllis Fabrizi Stonier, and attended Beekmantown Central School, Plattsburg, N.Y. and nursing school in Tucson, Ariz. 
She was employed as a nurse for several years until she decided to pursue her love of music, survivors say. 
Mrs. Pelkey was employed as a disc jockey for a while, and began selling music. 
She sang at various resorts, doing selections by her favorite artist, Patsy Cline, family members say. 
Jeffrey Adams of Sanford was her longtime companion. 
Survivors include her mother of Plattsburg; three sons, Lawrence of Maryland, Robert of Sanford and Erik of Chicopee, Mass; a daughter, Brandy of Mass.; three brothers, Richard of Fla., Harold of Montclair, N.J. and Michael of Plattsburg; four sisters, Mary Jane Scott of Montgomery Village, Md., Melissa Woodbury of Peachtree City, Ga., Andrea Ozsvath of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Evelyn McGrady of Glen Allen, Va.; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

George Simpson 
OLD ORCHARD BEACH - George Simpson, 79, of Imerpial Street, died at home Saturday. 
He was born May 15, 1919 in Saco, a son of David and Ethel Mattress Simpson and attended Thornton Academy. 
Mr. Simpson was employed with the Public Works Department of Old Orchard Beach for 25 years and as a special police officer for the seaside community. 
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion, and an avid sports fan. 
He was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church, Old Orchard Beach. 
Survivors include his wife, Ramona Morales Gonzales Simpson of Old Orchard Beach; seven daughters, Caroline Sheets of Fort Wayne, Ind., Sonia Gardner, Denise Bentgen, Tamara Kiernan and Susan of Old Orchard Beach; Carmen Dorsey of Chesapeake, Va. and Petra Sosa of Anaheim, Calif; son sons, George H. Jr. of Biddeford, David of Portland, Michael of Saco, Robert of S.C., George of Pensacola, Fla., and Joaquin Sosa of Pawtucket, R.I.; a brother, Leo of Patterson, N.J.; 28 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Ruth Boutet 
SACO - Ruth Boutet, 87, of Wakefield Avenue, died Saturday at Evergreen Manor. 
She was born Dec. 1, 1910 in Saco, a daughter of Walter and Amanda Morin Goodhale, and was a 1929 graduate of Thornton Academy. 
Mrs. Boutet was a secretary, employed at United Auto Parts of Biddeford for 13 years. As well, she was a meal site coordinator for the Southern Maine Agency on Aging for 10 years and worked in food preparation at the Wardwell Home. 
She was past president of the Open Door of Saco, a member of Old Orchard Beach Senior Citizens and the Ross Center and was a member of the Saco Democratic Committee. 
Mrs. Boutet was a communicant of Most Holy Trinity Church. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, in October, 1975. 
Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Mrs. James A.) Black and Donna (Mrs. Eugene R.) Lacroix of Saco; a son, Robert W. of Saco; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Jeannine Frost 
SANFORD - Former resident Jeannine (Richard) Frost, 74, of Gillette Street, Laconia, N.H., died at home Friday. 
She was born in St. Claude, P.Q., Canada, a daughter of Willie and Melina (Fortier) Richard and was a 1944 graduate of Sanford High School. A graduate of Banford Academy of Hair Design in Malden, Mass., she had lived in Laconia since 1955. 
Mrs. Frost was a communicant of Laconia’s St. Joseph Church, where she served as a eucharistic minister for many years and was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and St. Joseph’s Ladies Guild. 
She was a secretary at Laconia’s Memorial Middle/Junior School for 17 years and also been a real estate agent. 
Mrs. Frost was a teddy bear artist and collector and appeared on a local television station demonstrating her artistry. Her bears were juried through the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen and her bears sold throughout the U.S., survivors say. Examples of her work are in the Teddy Bear Museum in Naples, Fla. She was a charter member of Teddy Bear Makers of America. 
As well, she volunteered hundreds of hours at St. Vincent dePaul Society Thrift Store and Food Pantry. 
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Richard C. Frost; three daughters, Helene of Newington, Conn., Marsha Holliston of White Salmon, Wash., and Denise Heath of Franklin, N.H.; a son, Timothy of Derry, N.H.; two sisters, Alliette Canning of Laconia and Helene Greenfield of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Doris Gorrie 
SANFORD - Doris B. Gorrie, 86, of Sanford died Friday at Newton Center. 
She was born Sept. 12, 1912 in Portland, a daughter of William and Hazel Church Baker. 
She married Earle K. Gorrie July 1, 1939 and the family moved to Sanford from Westbrook in 1945. 
Mrs. Gorrie began her long teaching career that year at the former Longfellow School and retired from Emerson School in 1975. 
She was a member of North Parish Congregational Chburch, the church library committee and the Searchlight Club. As well, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. 
Her husband died previously. 
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy C. Coutts of Sanford; a sister, Viola Walker of Wolfeboro, N.H.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Walter Johnson 
KENNEBUNK - Former resident Walter L. Johnson, 73, of Leach Hill Road, Casco, died Friday at Maine Medical Center, Portland. 
He was born June 20, 1925 in North Kennebunkport, a son of Walter L. and Evelyn Going Johnson Sr., and attended Kennebunk schools. 
Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Following the war, he was a self-employed truck driver, delivering lumber throughout New England. He worked for Pepperell Mfg. Co. in Biddeford for several years and in 1968, along with his family, moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he worked with Bell Hellicopter Co. He was a foreman with MESCO Building Products Co., fabricating metal structures and products in Grapevine, Texas for more than 17 years. 
In 1995, after retirement, he moved back to Maine. A keen outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. 
Mr. Johnson was a member of the American Legion and the VFW of Kennebunk. 
He was predeceased by a brother, Gilbert F. Johnson. 
Survivors iunclude his wife of 49 years, June Bunnell Johnson of Casco; two sons, Eric Walter of Port Aransas, Texas and Gilbert Fred of The Woodlands, Texas; a daughter, Taloma B. Nickerson of Arundel; a sister, Katherine Condon of Kennebunk; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Christine Kane 
SANFORD - Christine H. Kane, 65, of Adams Street, died Friday at Maine Medical Center, Portland. 
She was born Jan. 25, 1933 in Millinocket, a daughter of Frank and Evelyn Leaman Hopper, graduated from Caribou High School and the former Farmington State Teacher’s College. 
Mrs. Kane taught home economics and evening school classes at Schenk High School in East Millinocket and moved to Sanford in 1967, where she taught evening classes and driver’s training at Sanford High School. 
Mrs. Kane was a member of Unity Baptist Church, Caribou and a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, East Millinocket. She was employed by SAGA Food Services, was a member of the College Club and was active in the former Community Health Association. Mrs. Kane volunteered for the American Red Cross and Goodall Hospital. 
A craftswoman, she particualrly enjoyed working with stained glass. 
An athlete in hugh school and college, she was an avid bowler. 
Mrs. Kane was predeceased by a brother, Lewis Hopper. 
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Thomas J. Kane; a son, Joseph A. of Biddeford; a daughter, Ellen (Mrs. Craig) Stevens of Baton Rouge, La.; three sisters, Constance Duncan of Fort Fairfield, Mary Etta Richards of Presque Isle and Catherine Moore of Massena, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Robert Morrison 
WELLS - Robert W. Morrison, 89, of Forest Lane and formerly of Union, N.J., died Friday at Kennebunk Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kennebunk. 
He was born July 19, 1909 in Dublin, Ireland, a son of Alexander and Jane Armstrong Morrison and was a graduate of Mountjoy School, Dublin. He came to America as a young man and was a mechanical engineering graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology. 
Mr. Morrison was employed by the Oscar Vogelbach Company of Newark, N.J., where he was active in the construction of Bayonne Naval Air Base. 
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine and served aboard the Frelinghyson and the Chester Valley, running war materials into Murmansk, Russia, for which he was awarded a bronze medal by the former Soviet Union in 1991. 
Following his wartime service, he was a founding partner of Morrison, Zimmer, Borton and O’Connor of Union, N.J, a consulting and engineering firm, working primarily throughout New Jersey and New York. 
Mr. Morrison was a licensed professional engineer in Maine, N.Y., N.J. and Vermont, and was president of the Union County Chapter of the Professional Engineering Society and an active member of ASHRAE. 
He was secretary and president of the Robert Burns Society of the City of New York; a member of the St. Andrews Societies of Maine and New York, and a member of the America Merchant Marines veterans organization, New England Chapter. 
After retirement, he moved to Wells, where he served as a director of the Wells Public Library, member of the Wells Planning Board and was a charter member of the Ogunquit Rotary Club. 
Mr. Morrison was a member of the South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport, and served on a number of its committees. He was a member of Arundel Lodge, AF and AM, Kennebunkport. 
Survivors include his wife, Anita Kampe Morrison of Wells; and a daughter, Jean M. Wagner of Englewood, Colo. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Death notices
BOUTET
RUTH, died Nov. 28 in Saco. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Cote Funeral Home, Saco. Burial followed at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

FROST 
JEANNINE, formerly of Sanford, died Nov. 27 in Laconia, N.H. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Wilkinson- Beane Funeral Home, Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Laconia; concelebrated by Revs. Gary Kosmowski and Marc Drouin. Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ignatius Cemetery, Sanford. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent dePaul, P.O. Box 6123, Lakeport, N.H., 03246 and Community Health and Hospice of Lakes Region, 780 North Main St., Laconia, 03246. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

GORRIE 
DORIS B., died Nov. 27 in Sanford. No visitation at the request of the family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday at North Parish Congregtational Church, Sanford. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Sanford. Memorial donations may be made to North Parish Congregational Church, 207 Main St., Sanford, 04073.
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

JOHNSON 
WALTER L., of Casco and formerly of Kennebunk, died Nov. 27 in Portland. Visiting hours 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, where a funeral will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial in Emerson Private Cemetery, Arundel. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

KANE 
CHRISTINE H., of Sanford died Nov. 27 in Portland. Memorial service 3 p.m. today at Heald Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Springvale. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Oxford, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Service of Southern Maine, 15 Industrial Park Rd., Saco, 04072 or American Red Cross, 203 Main St., Sanford, 04073.
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

MORRISON 
ROBERT W., of Wells, died Nov. 27 in Kennebunk. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday at South Congregational Church, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 1134, Portland, 04104 or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd., Wells. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

PELKEY 
BETTY ANNE, died Nov. 27 in Sanford. Memorial service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heald Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Springvale; Rev. Armand Neault officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, 04011.
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

SIMPSON 
GEORGE, died Nov. 28 in Old Orchard Beach. Visiting hours 7-9 p.m. Monday at Cote Funeral Home, Beach and James sts., Saco. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Church, Old Orchard Beach. Burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 
Posted Monday, November 30, 1998

Teresa Auchmoody 
OLD ORCHARD BEACH - Teresa S. Auchmoody, 75, of Lake Avenue, died Monday at Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford. 
She was born Dec. 31, 1922 in Staten Island, N.Y., a daughter of Pietro and Carmilla DeRoss DiMarco, and graduated from McKee High School and Baker’s Business College there. She was also a graduate of the Salvation Army School for Officer’s Training in New York City, where she was a member of the Fearless Session. 
In June, 1945, she was appointed to the Portland and Medford, Mass. Corps. 
After her marriage in 1946, she served with her husband in a number of communities, including Winstead and Middletown Conn., Keene and Rochester, N.H., North Adams, Hyde Park, Holyoke, Boston Central Corps, Salvation Army Red Shield and Boston Rehabilitation Center, and Divisional Headquarters Hillcrest Lodge, Sharon, all in Mass., and Booth Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. 
She retired to Old Orchard Beach in 1983. 
Mrs. Auchmoody was a member of the Old Orchard Beach Salvation Army Corps. 
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Oscar Auchmoody of Old Orchard Beach; two sons, Richard of San Francisco, Calif. and David of Medford, Mass.; two daughters, Ruth Johnson of Old Orchard Beach and Judy Tompkins of Jackson, Miss.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Helen Chasse 
KENNEBUNK - Former resident Helen M. Chasse, 85, of Stover Court died at home Monday. 
She was born Sept. 1, 1913 in West Kennebunk, a daughter of Jessie M. Charette and Leslie O. Pike, and attended local schools. 
Mrs. Chasse was employed at Kesslen Shoe Co., Kennebunk. 
She was past president of the Amesbury PTA, a member of Y’s Mennets, Daughters of Isabella, St. Anthony’s Guild, Red Cross Volunteers and Community Service, and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, now known as Holy Family. 
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Antonio J. Chasse; four sons, Michael A. of Springvale, Antonio J. Jr. of Haverhill, Mass., Charles L. and John P. Chasse of Amesbury; two daughters, Carol A. Lariviere of Danville, N.H. and Frances R. Blanock of Beaverton, Ore.; two brothers, Homer Pike of Kennebunk and Arnold Pike of West Kennebunk; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

John Holter 
WELLS - Dr. John A. Holter, 72, of Wells, died Friday at Mercy Hospital, Portland. 
He was born Oct. 20, 1926 in Jefferson, Md., a son of Cecil K. and Elsie Remsberg Holter Sr., was a 1943 graduate of Middletown High School and received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Maryland. 
Dr. Holter was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Europe during the Korean War. After the war, he attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he received his master’s and doctoral degrees in animal nutrition. 
He was formerly a faculty member at Beaver Country Day School, Brookline, Mass. Upon moving to Maine, he became a member of the development committee for the new division of Nasson College in Springvale. 
After his career in education, Dr. Holter became an active partner in Holter-Roberts Antiques, Wells, and later Maine-Le Crafts, Boothbay Harbor. At the time of his death, his business had spread throughout the New England states. 
His interests included music, antiques, art, drama and farming. Dr. Holter had an extensive knowledge of purebred cattle, and most recently he held a partnership in a Sanford farm, where he enjoyed spending as much time as possible, survivors say. 
William A. Roberts of Sanford was his lifelong friend and partner. 
Dr. Holter was predeceased by a brother, Robert H. Holter. 
Survivors include two brothers, C.K. of Frederick, Md. and Richard R. of Jefferson, Md.; five nephews and one niece. 
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Hersey Vannah 
WELLS - Former resident Hersey Vannah, 77, of Edgewood, N.M., died Saturday at Kaseman Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M. 
He was born Aug. 28, 1921 in Wells, a son of Edwin and Ethel Hersey Vannah, and attended local schools. 
Mr. Vannah served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a prisoner of war in the Philippines. 
He was a refinery worker and operator for Mobil Oil Company, and after his retirement, made his home in New Mexico, where he was a member of the Roadrunners, a group of Mobil retirees. 
Mr. Vannah was a member of Ocean Lodge AF & AM, Wells. 
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Kennedy Vannah of Edgewood; two sons, Edwin I. of Edgewood and Nathan P. of Cold Springs, Colo. 
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Doris Whelchel 
WEST BUXTON - Doris J. Whelchel, 58, died at home Saturday. 
She was born Nov. 20, 1940 in Portland, a daughter of Irvin H. and Virginia E. Cleaves McGlinchey. She was raised on Peaks Island where she attended school, and was a member of Brackett Memorial Church. 
After graduating from Portland High School, she enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alabama, where she met her husband, whom she married in Pennsylvania. 
Mrs. Whelchel was a West Buxton resident for the past 10 years, and was a member of the Buxton United Methodist Church. 
She enjoyed ceramics, animals, and loved to be around people, survivors say. 
Survivors include her husband, Lon Whelchel of West Buxton; three sons, Eric of Pa., Keith and Greg of West Buxton; a sister, Barbara McGlinchey Roberts of Portland; and a grandson.
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Death notices
AUCHMOODY 
TERESA S. of Old Orchard Beach died Nov. 30 in Biddeford. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco. Funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Salvation Army Corps, Old Orchard Beach. Burial to follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Old Orchard Beach Corps of the Salvation Army, Church Street, Old Orchard Beach, 04064. 
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

HOLTER 
JOHN A., of Wells died Nov. 27 in Portland. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. A public memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Bruce Roberts Santa Fund, P.O. Box 7310, Portland, 04112. Arrangements by Heald Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Springvale.
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

CHASSE 
HELEN M., formerly of West Kennebunk, died Nov. 30 in Amesbury, Mass. Visiting hours 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Jutras Funeral Home, Friends St., Amesbury. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church, Amesbury. 
Posted Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Lorraine Simard 
BIDDEFORD - Lorraine Simard, 75, of Granite Street, died today at Southern Maine Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. 
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Agatha Couture 
BIDDEFORD - Agatha M. “Rita” Couture, 81, formerly of Green Street, died today at St. Andre Health Care Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. 
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Evelyn White 
WELLS - Evelyn C. White, 89, of Wells, and formerly of Brockton, Mass. died Monday at the Country Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Norton, Mass. 
She was born Oct. 16, 1909 in Middleboro, Mass. a daughter of George and Annie McLeod Gammon, and attended Brockton schools. 
Mrs. White was employed at New England Telephone Co., in Quincy, Mass. for 32 years, retiring in 1974. 
She had lived in Wells for the past 17 years. 
Mrs. White was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church, Kennebunk, and a former member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brockton. 
She was a past district grand matron of Madonna Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Kennebunk. She was a worthy grand matron of the Rebekah Lodge of Brockton, a member of the Rugged Cross Chapter, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Auburn, and held several national positions in its organization. As well, she was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. 
Her first husband was Hugh W. Duff. 
She was predeceased by her second husband, Ernest White. 
Matthew T. Flaherty of Taunton, Mass. was a special friend. 
Survivors include two sons, Daniel B. of Libby, Mont. and Robert L. of Merritt Island, Fla.; a daughter, Carol A. Bruce of Taunton; a brother, Lester Gammon of Scituate, Mass.; a sister, Leona Webb of Scituate; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. 
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Sara Johnson 
NORTH BERWICK - Sara E. Johnson, 80, of Portland Street, died Tuesday at the Newton Center, Sanford. 
She was born Feb. 21, 1918 in Sanford, a daughter of Omer “Sam” and Odile (LeBlanc) Frechette, and attended St. Ignatius School. 
A homemaker most of her life, she had most recently lived on Jackson Street in Sanford. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur L. Johnson, in 1995. 
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Kotch of Merrick, N.Y.; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Death notices
JOHNSON 
SARA E., of North Berwick died Nov. 24 in Sanford. Visiting hours 7-9 p.m. Friday at LaFrance-Lambert Funeral Home, 29 Winter St., Sanford. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ignatius Church. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, North Berwick. 
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 1998

Timothy Murphy 
KENNEBUNK - Timothy J. “Ted” Murphy III, 82, of Gendron Lane, died Tuesday at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. 
He was born April 28, 1916 in Lewiston, a son of Timothy J. and Mary Harkins Murphy, graduated from Lewiston High School and attended Bliss College there. 
Mr. Murphy was employed with Pepperell Manufacturing, then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During World War II, he served in the 268th Army Air Force Base Unit. He returned to Pepperell after the war and continued his career in New York, Massachusetts and Maine as a production manager, retiring after 44 years with the company. 
Mr. Murphy loved golf, family members say, and was assistant treasurer at the Cape Arundel Golf Club for many years. 
He was a communicant ot St. Martha’s Church. 
Mr. Murphy was predeceased by a daughter, Shannon Mary, five brothers and a sister. 
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Audrey Harding Murphy of Kennebunk; two sons, Timothy J. IV of Kennebunkport and Jack M. of Kennebunk; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Thursday, December 3, 1998

Margaret MacDonald 
SANFORD - Margaret MacDonald, 92, died Tuesday at the Sanford Health Care Facility. 
She was born Feb. 10, 1906 in Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of Roderick and Margaret Bradbury MacKillop. 
At age 16, Mrs. MacDonald moved to the greater Boston area, where she was employed as a cook and housekeeper in several private homes. 
She moved to the Sanford area in 1988 from Brighton, Mass., where she was a member of the Newton Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors include a daughter, Rhodena Edwards of Acton; a sister, May Sampson of Sydney, N.S., Canada; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Thursday, December 3, 1998

Verne Hammond 
BUXTON - Former resident Verne Floyd Hammond, 71, of Salisbury, Md., died Nov. 23 at Salisbury Medical Center. 
He was born Dec. 8, 1926 in Buxton, a son of Carrie Berry Sawyer and Raymond L. Hammond, and was educated in Buxton schools. His stepather was Winfred E. Sawyer. 
He was a Merchant Marine and served with the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II. 
For most of his life he was employed as a trucker. 
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Salisbury; a son, Robert of Billerica, Mass.; two stepchildren, Beverly Latham of Salisbury and Scott Longmuir of Massachusetts; five sisters, Natalie Hebert of California, Avis Swasey of Bar Mills, Winnifred Ahlquist of York, Sue Hammond of Pennsylvania and Carolyn Macie of Massachusetts; four brothers, Paul, Edward and Douglas of New Hampshire and Phillip of Pennsylvania; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Posted Thursday, December 3, 1998

Beulah Bernier 
BIDDEFORD - Beulah M. Gerrish Bernier, 77, of Taylor Street, died Wednesday at Southern Maine Medical Center. 
She was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Lebanon, a daughter of Theodore and Grace Goodwin Gerrish, and was a 1938 graduate of Lebanon Academy. 
On May 19, 1950 she married Fernand J. Bernier in Lebanon and came to live in the Biddeford area. 
Mrs. Bernier was employed in area shoe shops and at Delorge’s Bakery for 15 years, retiring in 1985. 
An avid gardner and birdwatcher, Mrs. Benrier also enjoyed sewing, quilting, making puzzles and working on the computer with her grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by a son, Daniel J., on Nov. 14, 1997. 
Survivors include her husband of 48 years of Biddeford; two sons, Joseph of Dayton and Ted of Biddeford; a daughter, Janice Wyman of Biddeford; three brothers, Vernon, Calvin and Merton, all of Lebanon; three sisters, Emma Waterhouse and Grace Gerrish of Florida and Donna Griffin of Lebanon; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Posted Thursday, December 3, 1998

Death notices
BERNIER 
BEULAH M., died Dec. 2 in Biddeford. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, where a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Posted Thursday, December 3, 1998

MURPHY 
TIMOTHY J. III, of Kennebunk, died Dec. 2 in Biddeford. Visiting hours 7-9 p.m. today at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Martha’s Church, Portland Road, Kennebunk. Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, 04330-0346 or St. Martha’s Church, P.O. Box 87, Kennebunk, 04043.
Posted Thursday, December 3, 1998

Douglas Metcalfe 
SANFORD - A. Douglas Metcalfe, 85, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Tuesday at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
He was born Sept. 6, 1913, in Providence, R.I., a son of Ernest A. and Ivy (Pickles) Metcalfe, and was a graduate of Sanford High School. 
Mr. Metcalfe was a former resident of Cape Neddick and had been a summer resident of Moody Point since 1981. 
Mr. Metcalfe was employed as a loom fixer and weaver for the former Goodall-Sanford Textile Mill until it closed in 1954. He was then employed in woolen mills in Winchester, Va., and Kezar Falls for many years. 
He purchased and operated a motel in Cape Neddick for 12 years, and was a rural mail carrier there, retiring in 1972. 
Mr. Metcalfe was a member of the Sanford Elks Lodge. 
He had lived in Pompano Beach since 1981. 
Ethel Bodwell of Pompano Beach was his companion for many years. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Hilda Paul Metcalfe, in 1981. 
Survivors include three sons, Ernest of Sanford, Harold A. of Alfred, and D. Michael of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Judith A. Eastman of Sanford; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
Posted Friday, December 4, 1998

Gerald Giles 
SACO - Gerald G. Giles, 80, died Thursday at the Evergreen Nursing Home. 
He was born in Garland on May 3, 1918, the son of John and Margaret Scott Giles. He attended schools in Garland and Dexter and took college courses while serving in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. 
He was employed by the Saco Lowell Shops before the war and returned to become the foreman of the toolroom. He also worked as a troubleshooter. He retired in 1983. 
He was an avid bowler. 
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Record Giles; a daughter, Gail Chenard of Saco; a brother, John Jr. of Garland; a sister, Margarite Ordway of Bangor; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. 
Posted Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, 1998


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