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Grace Duquette
SANFORD -- Grace Maude Bilder Duquette, 82, of Main Street, died Thursday at Goodall Hospital.
She was born in East Waterboro on Nov. 9, 1917, the daughter of Chester and Alice Goodwin Flanders, and attended local schools.
She was employed as a spinner and doffer in the former Goodall-Sanford Textile Mills. She was also a stitcher at the former Sanford Dress Shop and retired in 1975. 
For many years she was married to George Bilder, who died in 1988. She married Amie Duquette in 1992 and had lived in Berwick and Sanford since then. She attended Curtis Lake Christian Church. 
She is survived by her husband of Berwick; a son, Donald Labbe of Alhambra, Calif.; five daughters, Janet Goodwin of Deland, Fla., Norma LaRoche of Alfred, Dora Block of Springvale, Nancy Labbe of Pensacola, Fla. and Betty Deyo of Portsmouth, N.H.; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. 
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Janette Gerrish
OLD ORCHARD BEACH -- Janette Gerrish, 69, of Pine Wood Manor in Ocean Park, died Saturday at St. Andre's Health Care Facility in Biddeford.
She was born Feb. 24, 1931 in Vinalhaven Island, a daughter of Armand F. and Leontine Berube Lodoux, and attended Old Orchard Beach High School.
Mrs. Gerrish had been employed by Morningstar of Kennebunk and later by Components of Kennebunk.
She was a former member of the Common Connection Club in Biddeford and the Old Orchard Beach Methodist Church.
Survivors include her mother of Biddeford; her husband, Frank Gerrish of Naples; three sons, John M. of Palermo, David S. of Naples and Thomas P. of Windsor; three brothers, Marcel Joseph Lodoux of Biddeford, Joseph R. Ledoux of Atlanta, Ga. and Victor Ledoux of Old Orchard Beach; two sisters, Lucienne M. Cook of Burlington, Mass. and Adele Ledoux of Old Orchard Beach; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Barbara Mayo
SANFORD -- Barbara J. Mayo, 73, of Greenwood Center, died Friday.
She was born April 16, 1926 in Landsdown, Pa., the daughter of George and Helen Weaver French, moved to Center Harbor, N.H. in her youth and attended Keene State College.
Following her marriage to Arthur J. Mayo, they moved to Silver Lake, N.H.
Her husband died in 1982.
Mrs. Mayo had lived in Sanford since 1988.
Surviving are two sons, Anthony J. of Bangor and James S. of Berwick; a daughter, Kimberley A. Spring of Wells; two sisters, Norma Allyn and Marjorie Stanley, both of California; a brother, George French of California; and two grandchildren.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Edward Michaud
LIMINGTON -- Edward Ludger Michaud, 86, of Pauls Way, died Friday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. 
He was born in South Berwick on Nov. 28, 1913, the son of Ludger and Lille Blais Michaud, graduated from Berwick Academy in 1932 and attended the University of New Hampshire and Wentworth Institute in Boston. 
For many years he was a self-employed machinist.
Edward and his wife Gladys retired to the Limington area in 1977. 
He enjoyed furniture making, painting and carving. At one time he taught a night class for carving for SAD 6.
Survivors included his wife of 61 years of Limington; his stepmother, Delphine Auger of South Berwick; two sons, Leslie of Marriottsville, Md. and David of Winthrop; a daughter, Susan McCarthy of Hollis; two brothers, Antonio Michaud of Port Richey, Fla. and Oscar Michaud of Rollinsford, N. H.; two sisters, Dorothy Anderson of South Berwick and Carol Gaudreault of Naples, Fla.; and five grandchildren. 
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Beatrice Petrillo
OLD ORCHARD BEACH -- Beatrice Anne Thomasino Petrillo, 91, of The Birches, died Sunday at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford.
She was born in Southington, Conn., a daughter of Gaetano and Marie Sirullo Thomasino, attended Southington schools and graduated from Lewis High School. A registered nurse, she graduated from New Britain General School of Nursing in 1935.
Her nursing career included many years as a private nurse at the Meridian Hospital and as a school nurse for the Southington School Department. 
She married John A. Petrillo in 1937. He died in 1989.
One of 11 children, Mrs. Petrillo was considered a strong central figure by her family. Among her many hobbies and interests were crocheting afghans for family members, friends and charitable organizations and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Michael) Magaudda of Old Orchard Beach and Camille (Mrs. Francis) Wojcik of Pittsfield, Mass.; a son, John J. of Cape Elizabeth; a sister, Mary Banks of Meridan, Conn.; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Cameron Price
HOLLIS -- Cameron Edward Stockman Price died at birth Friday at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Survivors include his mother, Jennie Stockman of Hollis; his father, Steven Price Jr. of Limington; grandparents Valerie Small of Hollis, Joseph and Susan Allman of Hollis and Melanie and Steven Price Sr. of Limington; and great-grandparents Charlie Irish of East Baldwin and Susan Harmon of Limington.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

SIMINSKI
CATHERINE, 81, died Feb. 24 at the Pine Point Nursing Care Center in Scarborough. She was born Apr. 18, 1918 in Scarborough, a daughter of Fred and Amy Skillings Googins. A member of the Blue Point Congregational Church, she enjoyed walking the beach, bingo, the Boston Red Sox and Celtics and her grandchildren's activities. Survivors include four daughters, Jeanne Davis and Betty Leclair, both of Old Orchard Beach, and Dianne McLellan and Judy Shirk, both of Scarborough; two sons, Michael and Stanley of Boston; two sisters, Marjorie Bostwick and Gloria Carson, both of Scarborough; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held today at Hay & Peabody Funeral Home, Scarborough. Spring burial will be in Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Carl Wurzbacher
MOODY -- Carl Theodore Wurzbacher, 88, died Saturday at Varney Crossing Nursing Care Center in North Berwick.
He was born in Lawrence, Mass. in December 1911, a son of Carl John and Minnie Hoppe Wurzbacher, and graduated from Wentworth Institute in Boston.
Mr. Wurzbacher was a mail supervisor on the Boston-to-Bangor train route and the mobile highway Post Office until retirement in 1971. He spent many years in Lantana, Fla. and summers in Ogunquit before moving to Wells.
He was a member of the Ogunquit Baptist Church and an elder member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Palm Springs, Fla. He was a member of many bible study groups in Florida.
He enjoyed collecting coins and stamps, collecting and reading maps, bowling, playing shuffleboard and reading.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Jean Douglas Wurzbacher of Wells; a son. Carl T. Jr. of Hartsville, S.C.; a stepson, Arthur Wright of Rochester, N.H.; a daughter, Karen Zerlaut of Carlsbad, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Jean L. Ladderbush of Ogunquit; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchidlren.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Death Notices

GERRISH
JANETTE, of Ocean Park, died Feb. 26 in Biddeford. Visiting hour 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Cote Funeral Home, Beach and James streets, Saco, followed by a noon memorial service, the Rev. Doug Mays officiating; burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal St., Brunswick 04011 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter, 175 Lancaster St., P.O. Box 8730, Portland 04104.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

MAYO
BARBARA J., died Feb. 25 in Sanford. Funeral service 4 p.m. Tuesday at the First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St., South Berwick, the Rev. Donna Lee Muise officiating; spring burial in Meredith, N.H. Memorial donations may be made to the First Parish Federated Church. Arrangements by Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

MICHAUD
EDWARD L., of Limington, died Feb. 25 in Portland. Visiting hours 4-7 p.m. today at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton, with a 6 p.m. memorial service. Family suggests that donations may be made in his memory to Limington Rescue, P.O. Box 240, Limington 04049.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

PETRILLO
BEATRICE ANNE THOMASINO, of Old Orchard Beach, died Feb. 27 in Biddeford. Visiting hours 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland and 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 North Main St., Southington, Conn. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Southington; burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lifeline Program at Southern Maine Medical Center, 1 Mountain Road, Biddeford 04005.
Posted Monday, February 28, 2000

Celina Fortier
SANFORD -- Celina Fortier, 90, formerly of Main Street, died Monday at the Newton Center.
She was born in Ashland on April 25, 1909, the daughter of John and Mary (Pelletier) Theriault, and attended Ashland and Sanford schools.
She was employed for about 20 years at the former Goodall-Sanford Textile Mills.
Mrs. Fortier was a communicant of St. Ignatius Church. A devoutly religious lady, she was also a member of the Ladies of Ste. Anne, the Altar Society, The Propagation of the Faith, The Confraternity of the Precious Blood, The Marianist Spiritual Alliance, The Franciscan Missionary Union and The Little Flower Society.
She was active in her parish as well, having received several gifts of thanks from former pastors. She also made jewelry in her home.
Her husband, Willie E. Fortier, died in 1965.
She is survived by a brother, George Theriault of Sanford, and several nieces and nephews.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Donald Fournier
SACO -- Donald A. Fournier, 60, of Storer Street, died at home Sunday.
He was born in Somersworth, N.H. on April 12, 1939, a son of Alexander and Eva Vanasse Fournier, and was educated in Somersworth schools.
Mr. Fournier served with the U.S. Coast Guard.
He had been employed with the Biddeford Fire Dept. from 1968 to 1973, retiring due to ill health.
He was a member of the Biddeford Eagles and the Rochambeau Club and enjoyed stock car racing.
His wife, Jeannine A. Gagnon Fournier, died on March 6, 1974.
Surviving are a daughter, Caroline (Mrs. Scott) Lachance of Biddeford; two stepdaughters, Donna Rae Bouthot of North Berwick and Theresa Bouthot of Biddeford; two stepsons, Robert A. Bouthot and Richard Bouthot, both of Biddeford; two brothers, Norman of Wells and Louis of Somersworth; three sisters, Rachel Moreau of Rochester, N.H., Pauline Bisson of Somersworth and Lorraine Giguere of Gonic, N.H.; two grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Nancy Gibson
KENNEBUNK -- Nancy Etherington Gibson, 84, of Huntington Common, formerly of Fortunes Rocks, died Sunday at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford.
She was born Feb. 1, 1916 in New York City, a daughter of Sandford G. and Dorothy (McKinney) Etherington, graduated in 1933 from The Brearley School in New York and received her bachelor's degree from Vassar College in 1937.
She moved to Fortunes Rocks from West Hartford, Conn. in 1969, summering in Maine and wintering in West Palm Beach, Fla.
A volunteer at the former Webber Hospital in Biddeford, she had been named Volunteer of the Year by the University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
She was a member of St. Philips by the Sea Church in Fortunes Rocks.
A woman with a great sense of humor, Mrs. Gibson was an accomplished tennis player and enjoyed knitting, reading, needlepoint and surfing the Internet.
Her first husband, Richard W. Banfield, died in 1963. Two brothers and a sister have also passed away.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, John R. Gibson of Kennebunk; one son, Richard Banfield of South Portland; two daughters, Becky Banfield Jordan of Orrington and Polly Banfield Nodden of Eastford, Conn.; one sister, Dorothy Etherington of Asheville, N.C.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Ralph "Raoul" G. Gregoire 
BIDDEFORD -- Ralph "Raoul" G. Gregoire, 74, of South Street, died Monday at Southern Maine Medical Center.
He was born in Biddeford on Nov. 23, 1925, a son of John and Olivine Bisson Gregoire, and was educated at St. Andre's School.
Mr. Gregoire served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. His ship was torpedoed and sunk 20 miles off the coast of France on the third morning after D-Day, and he was again forced to leave his ship on the second D-Day, August 15, when German planes fired on it. He received shrapnel wounds and burned his hands while swimming in burning oil in the sea.
He worked in Connecticut, then was employed as a pipe fitter at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for several years. He also operated Gregoire's Oil Company in the 1960s and 1970s, then owned and operated the Water Street Market and Laundromat. He was also a landlord of buildings on Main, Water, Cleaves and Clifford streets.
He was a life member and past Post Commander of the Amvets, Merton Ira Staples Post No.1 in Biddeford. He was also a member of the DAV in Biddeford, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was active in Biddeford Democratic Party politics.
Mr. Gregoire enjoyed baseball, football, touring, riding and dining out.
A son, Gerard R., died June 16, 1961. A brother, Richard, died in 1963 and a sister, Lena, died in 1924.
Survivors include one son, John of Sanford; one daughter, Margaret Ann of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Aline Guay of Biddeford; one brother, Omer of Biddeford; one granddaughter and his companion of 32 years, Ramona Gagnon of Biddeford.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Valerie Hastings
KENNEBUNK -- Valerie Graff Hastings, 60, of the Boothby Road, died Saturday in Morristown, Vt.
She was born Oct. 20, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Pa., the daughter of Dr. Gordon R. and Ruth Ziegler Graff, and was a 1961 graduate of Penn State with a BS in psychology and a minor in education.
She taught school for three years in Broward County, Fla. schools. She then went to UCLA and received her Master's in social work.
She was employed in hospitals in Los Angeles and New Jersey before coming to Maine in 1986, where she was employed with Counseling Services, Inc. in Kittery and then Jackson Brook Institute in South Portland. She retired in 1995.
Mrs. Hastings was a former member of the New Providence, N.J. Rescue Squad, serving as an EMT and Crew Chief. She enjoyed quilting, reading, studying French, traveling and playing the piano.
She was a member of the South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport and the Academy of Certified Social Workers and was a Maine-licensed clinical social worker.
Survivors include her husband, Richard W. Hastings Sr. of Kennebunk; two sons, Richard W. Jr. of Merrimac, N.H. and Randall of Farmington, Conn. and two grandchildren, Devon and Owen.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Dorothy E. Popper
HOLLIS -- Dorothy E. Popper, 80, formerly of the Nichols Trailer Park, died Saturday at the Barron Center in Portland.
She was born in Woolrich on June 8, 1919, was raised by her grandparents, William and Helen Rich, in the Buxton area and attended Buxton schools.
She worked for the Sebago Moc Company for more than16 years and retired from there. She had been a resident of Hollis since the early 1970s.
A 50-year member of Pinea Rebekah Lodge in Windham, she enjoyed gardening, visiting and reminiscing about times with her friends.
There are no known survivors.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Eleanor Romprey
NORTH WATERBORO -- Eleanor M. Romprey, 76, of Old Portland Road, died Sunday at the Newton Center in Sanford.
She was born in Biddeford on June 19, 1923, the daughter of Jeffrey and Evelyn Sanborn Romprey, attended Biddeford schools and earned her GED in her late 60s.
Employed for more than 25 years at the former Howard Johnson's restaurant on the Maine Turnpike, she retired in 1985.
Among her favorite interests were playing bingo and doing word searches.
Survivors include one son, Wayne of North Waterboro; two sisters, Donna Labbe of Arundel and Rachel Googins of Portland; a brother, Merle of Kennebunk; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Joshua Rosen
KENNEBUNK -- Dr. Joshua Rosen, 86, of the Atria, died Friday at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford.
He was born in The Bronx, N.Y. on Feb. 3, 1914, a son of Benjamin and Rebecca Kosofsky Rosen, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.
Dr. Rosen lived and worked in New York City and Bethpage, Long Island. He moved to Kennebunk several years ago.
His wife, Guita Rosen, died in January.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Johnson of Kennebunk; a sister, Edith of Miami; and a grandson, Andrew Johnson of Kennebunk.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Death Notices

FORTIER
CELINA, died Feb. 28 in Sanford. Visiting hours 7-9 p.m. today at the LaFrance-Lambert Funeral Home, 29 Winter St., Sanford. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ignatius Church; spring burial in St. Ignatius Cemetery.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

FOURNIER
DONALD, died Feb. 27 in Saco. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church; spring burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Somersworth, N.H.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

GIBSON
NANCY ETHERINGTON, of Kennebunk, died Feb. 27 in Biddeford. Services will be private. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Philips Church Memorial Fund, Fortunes Rocks 04005 in Nancy's memory. Arrangements are by the Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

GREGOIRE
RALPH "RAOUL" G., died Feb. 28 in Biddeford. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Andre's Church. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

HASTINGS
VALERIE GRAFF, of Kennebunk, died Feb. 26 in Morristown, Vt. Memorial service 11 a.m. Thursday at the South Congregational Church, the Rev. Charles Whiston officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Kennebunk. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Louis T. Graves Memorial Library, P.O. Box 391, Kennebunkport 04046 or to the charity of one's choice in Mrs. Hastings. name. Arrangements by Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk.
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

JONES
JOHN R., died Feb. 27 in Sanford. Visiting hours 4-8 p.m. today at Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick. Spring graveside services. Family flowers only. Memorial contributions may be made to North Berwick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 324, North Berwick 03906
Posted Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Donald Ewing
KENNEBUNKPORT -- Donald Graham Ewing, 73, a former resident of Towne St. and Upper Montclair, N.J. died Sunday at the Kennebunk Nursing Center in Kennebunk.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1926 in Upper Montclair, the son of Dr. Harvey Milligan and Margaret McLean (Graham) Ewing, graduated from Montclair High School with the Class of 1944 and received his Bachelors degree in Biology from Princeton University in 1948
Mr. Ewing served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He had a successful career in the textile industry in New York City. He later attended Montclair State College where he obtained a degree in education. Mr. Ewing taught special education at the Montclair Public Schools.
He served as an elder at the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair where he taught Sunday school. He was active in many community organizations including the Republican Club of Montclair.
An accomplished painter and photographer, Mr. Ewing also enjoyed gardening, fishing and was also an amateur naturalist.
He retired to Kennebunkport with his wife in 1992.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (Hansen) Ewing, in 1997.
Survivors include one son, Robert Craig Ewing of Sedalia, Colo.; one daughter, Sally Ewing Abbott of Acton, Mass.; and three grandchildren Kyle Ross Ewing, David Barnes Graham Abbott and Matthew James Hansen Abbott.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

George Forest
SPRINGVALE -- George W. Forrest, 67, of Springvale died suddenly Monday evening.
Mr. Forrest was born May 25, 1932 in Portland, the son of George and Leora Johnson Forrest, attended Portland schools, andgraduated from Deering H.S. in 1950.
Following graduation he enlisted in the Army and fought in the Korean War.
For many years Mr. Forrest was vice president of the loan department at the Maine National Bank in Portland,
In retirement he worked for the Sanford School district.
Mr. Forrest was a member of the Sanford/Springvale American Legion and the South Portland V. F. W.
Family members say he had a great sense of humor and a natural ability to carry on a conversation with anyone.
Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Fleurette of Springvale; two sons, Robert of Portland and George III of South Portland; two daughters, Susan Turner of West Boylston, Mass. and Andrea Dube of Windham; two stepsons, Gregory Bannon of Sanford, Sean Bannon of S. Portland; a sister, Thelma Bojarczuk of Portland; and 12 grandchildren.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Lester Ireland
SANFORD -- Lester C. Ireland, 70, of Sanford. Fla. and formerly of Sanford died Feb. 6 in Winter Park, Fla.
He was born April 8, 1929 in Carmel, a son of Lester and Amy Ireland and was educated in Lincoln schools.
He was an Air Force veteran and had lived in Sanford from the late 1950s until the late 1960s when he moved to Sanford, Fla.
For more than 40 years, Mr. Ireland drove a truck.
He was a Baptist and a member of the D.A.V.
Survivors include his wife Gertrude of Sanford, Fla. his mother of Lincoln; three sons, Wayne of Monroe, Mich., Bruce and Terry, both of Sanford, Me. and a stepson, Walter Dubois of Bunkerhill, W. Va.; four daughters, Carol Racklift of Springvale, Nancy Boren of Debary, Fla., Patricia Larose of N. Berwick and Karen Devore of Sanford; four stepdaughters, Patricia, Dubois of Ossipee, N.H., Debra Weldon of Shapleigh, Teresa Valencia of Orlando, Fla., and Carollee Paster of Sanford; two brothers Calvin of Lincoln and MiKe Whelpley of Titusville, Fla; a sister Sandra Raymond of Medway; and 17 grandchildren.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Donald LaPointe
KENNEBUNK -- Donald E. LaPointe Sr, 81, of HaleyÕs Woods Lane, died Monday at Kennebunk Nursing & Rehabilitation after a long illness.
Mr. LaPointe was born July 15, 1918 in Haverhill, Mass., the son of George and Albertine (Dionne) LaPointe, and attended Haverhill schools.
He was a WW II Veteran, serving in the US Army.
Mr. LaPointe was employed for 15 years with Microfab in Amesbury, Mass., making printed circuit boards. He retired in 1976.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and making things with his hands. After his retirement, Mr. LaPointe and his wife enjoyed visiting flea markets and also selling items at flea markets.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Phylis Chase LaPointe of Kennebunk; two sons, Donald E. Jr. of Kennebunk and David of Las Vegas, Nev., a daughter, Michele Kirby, of Portland; two sisters, Alice Key of Wells and Irene Borden of Kennebunk; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Helen Levine
BIDDEFORD -- Helen N. Levine, 93, formerly of York Manor in Biddeford, died Thursday at her home in Westbrook. She was born in Bangor on Jan. 26, 1907, a daughter of Myer J. and Lena Fannie Berezkis Levine and was educated in Bangor, Boston, and Auburn schools.
Miss Levine was employed in the Portland area for several years and last worked for the Salvation Army in Portland, retiring in 1969 at the age of 62.
In retirement, she stayed home to care for her mother.
Miss Levine enjoyed sewing and caring for children.
She is survived by a brother, George Levine of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Alton Myers
WATERBORO -- Alton W. Myers, 67, and a former Waterboro business operator died Feb. 26 at a Bridgton healthcare facility.
He was born May 24 in Portland a son of William H. and Barbara Cutler Myers and was educated in Portland.
He received a Golden Gloves Boxing Championship award in 1949.
He was an Army veteran, involved with the Mountain Climbing Division, stationed in Austria in the early 1950s.
He had worked for many years for Dixie Hendrix Monument Co. in Auburn. Active in the construction industry, he operated North Star-Polaris, Inc., in Waterboro until his retirement in 1994.
Playing guitar since age 10, he played in several local bands and entertained with Ken MacKenzie, Dick Curless, Don Reno and Bill Ankatell. Fond of bluegrass music, he often opened his home to participants of bluegrass events.
He collected rare instruments, and antique records and contributed to the Dixie flyer and National Mountain Railroader publication in Knoxville, Tenn. He enjoyed gourmet cooking, World War II history, and was an amateur sound engineer.
Survivors include his wife, Daveen of Waterford; sons Kevin of Waterford, Joseph Brown of Norway; four daughters, Shana of Waterford, Mary Elsea, Pam Wilson, both of Toledo, Ohio, Rebecca Marston of Andover; five brothers, Edmond of Mass., Gerry of Riverside, Calif., William of Scarborough, Donald of Cumberland, Benjamin of Lyman; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was a member of N.A.V.R.E. and the Family Railroad Organization.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Muriel Phillips
OLD ORCHARD BEACH -- Muriel L. Phillips, 66, of Cascade Road, died Saturday at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
She was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, Feb. 28, 1933, a daughter of Howard and Geraldine Comeau Melanson. She attended South Portland schools, graduating from South Portland High School in 1951.
She worked for First National Stores for six years, for a daycare, and then for 10 years as a bookkeeper at His and Her Hair Salon. She was co-owner of Maine Mineral in Old Orchard Beach.
Her hobbies included making jewelry from gems she found and collecting owls. She was an excellent seamstress.
She belonged to the Society of Southern Maine Craftsman, the Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society and the Maine Country Music Association.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Yvette Denise Phillips, 1953.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Robert H. Phillips of Old Orchard Beach; two sons, Bobby Jr. of Biddeford and Raymond of South Portland; one daughter, Yvonne Phillips Shaw of Ocean Park; one brother, Wilfred Melanson of California; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Lorraine Richer
SANFORD -- Lorraine C. Richer, 72, of Pearl St., died Monday evening at her home following a long illness.
She was born in Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 24, 1927, a daughter of Russell R. and Katherine Allen Greene, moved to Saco as a child and was educated in Saco schools, graduating from Thorton Academy in 1946.
A homemaker, Mrs. Richer had worked at the former Eastern plastics Co.
Family members say she was a sociable person who enjoyed meeting and befriending people. They also say she would never forget a name when introduced. She enjoyed dining out, watching the birds, and especially loved to be with her grandson, daughters, and family.
After marrying Eugene L. Richer in 1950, she moved from Saco to Sanford.
She was a communicant of St. Ignatius church, and a member of "TOPS" (a weight loss program.)
She was pre-deceased by her husband in 1991 and brothers, Carlton Greene in 1991 and Robert Greene in 1987.
Surviving are two daughters, Gloria Richer of Springvale and Mrs. Michael (Ruth) Hickson of Kennebunk; one brother, James Greene of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Fernald (Dorothy) LaBelle of Wildwood, Fla. and Elinor Greene of Brownfield; a longtime companion Joan Hanscon and a grandson, Samuel Hickson of Kennebunk.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Alice Simoneau
BIDDEFORD -- Alice E. Simoneau, 80, of Chadwick Place, died Monday at Southern Maine Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Biddeford on June 7, 1919, a daughter of Luc and Marie Lebel Lizotte and was educated in Biddeford schools.
Mrs. Simoneau was employed over 15 years with the Bates Mfg. Co.
On September 29, 1945, she married Edgar J. Simoneau at St. Andre's Church in Biddeford.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, the Daughters of Isabella and the Jolly Club.
Mrs. Simoneau enjoyed playing cards, doing puzzles, cooking and crocheting.
She was predeceased by her husband on May 12, 1996; two sisters, Yvonne Cabana and Germaine DeSilva; and two brothers, Leo Paul Lizotte and Joseph Lizotte.
Surviving are one son, Leo E. of Biddeford; one daughter, Helen (Mrs. Ronald) Fecteau of Biddeford; one sister, Lucienne Mondor of Saco; a grandson, Scott Simoneau of Biddeford; and several nieces and nephews.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Death Notices

PHILLIPS
MURIEL L. of Old Orchard Beach died Feb. 26 in Portland. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, at the First Parish Congregational Church, Beach Street, Saco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The WomenÕs Fellowship, First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach Street, Saco, ME 04072 Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco are in charge of arrangements.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

SIMONEAU
ALICE E. died Feb. 28 in Biddeford. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Church; burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. Memorial Donations may be made to St. James School, 25 Graham St., Biddeford, 04005 or to the Biddeford Fire Dept. Thermal Imaging Camera Fund, 152 Alfred St., Biddeford, 04005.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

EWING
DONALD GRAHAM of Kennebunkport died Feb. 27 in Kennebunk. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday at the South Congregational Church, Temple Street, Kennebunkport with the Reverend Charles Whiston officiating. Interment will be in the Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport. Arrangements are by the Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

FOREST
GEORGE W. of Springvale died Feb. 28. Visiting hours 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Heald Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Springvale followed by a 3 p.m. funeral service.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

RICHER
LORRAINE died Feb. 28 in Sanford. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. toady at the LaFrance-Lambert Funeral Home, 29 Winter St., Sanford. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Ignatius Church. Spring burial in St. Ignatius Cemetery.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

LAPOINTE
DONALD died Feb. 28 in Kennebunk. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Beach Ave., Saco. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the American ParkinsonÕs Disease Assoc., 60 Bay St. Suite 401, Staten Island, N.Y., 10301, in Mr. LaPointeÕs Memory. Arrangements by Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St. Kennebunk
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000

MYERS
ALTON former operator of North Star-Polaris in Waterboro died Feb. 26 in Bridgton. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m. today at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway. Spring internment in Pulpit rock Cemetery.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2000


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