Sunday, August 13, 2000
Everett L. Brown, 82
SPRING HILL, Fla. Everett L. Brown, 82, formerly of East Elmhurst,
N.Y., died Aug. 11, 2000, in Spring Hill.
He was born in Auburn, a son of Clyde Brown and Nora Carrigan, and
graduated from Edward Little High School in 1936.
He had been a resident of Florida since 1994.
Mr. Brown was a Marine Corps veteran, serving four years during World
War II as a technical sergeant.
He later studied voice at the Boston School of Music and performed
in several operas at Brooklyn, N.Y., Academy of Music.
He was employed at Francis I. Dupont and Co. Brokerage Firm on Wall
Street as a mail supervisor and clerk of the Commodity Exchange from 1952
to 1968. He retired from the law firm of Webster and Sheffield of New York
as a mail clerk.
He enjoyed swimming.
His twin brother, Earl, died previously.
There are no immediate survivors.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Dillingham
and Son Memorial Chapel, 62 Spring St. A graveside service will be held
at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Rosella B. Carrier, 84
SOUTH PORTLAND Rosella B. Carrier, 84, of Anthoine Street died Aug.
8, 2000, at a local health care facility after a long illness.
Born in Fitchburg, Mass., she was a daughter of Charles E. and Sylvia
Downes Bosworth, and attended schools there. She graduated from Chandler
Before moving to Maine, she was a longtime resident of Marblehead,
Mrs. Carrier was a past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star
in Marblehead and was a member of Old North Church of Marblehead.
While living in Maine she attended First Congregational Church of South
Her husband, Thomas Carrier, died in 1978.
Surviving are two sons, Edward of Cape Elizabeth and Richard of Hampton,
Conn.; and four grandchildren, Heidi, James, Karen and Thomas Carrier.
There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 1
p.m. Aug. 23 in Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Mass. Arrangements are by
Hobbs Funeral Home.
Agnes C. Connolly, 88
Agnes C. Connolly, 88, formerly of Neal Street died Aug. 10, 2000,
at a local nursing home.
She was born here, a daughter of Michael J. and Sarah Kelley Connolly,
attended local schools and graduated from Cathedral High School.
Miss Connolly worked as a secretary for the general manager of New
England Telephone Co., retiring in 1977.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Jasper N. Keller Chapter.
For many years, she was a communicant of Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception. She became a communicant of St. Dominic's after moving to Neal
She was cared for by her cousins, John P. O'Brien of Portland and Jeanine
M. O'Brien of Scarborough.
There are no immediate survivors.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Conroy-Tully
Funeral Home, 172 State St. Prayers will be recited at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home followed by a 9 a.m. funeral Mass at Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Malcolm W. Eckel, 87
KENNEBUNK The Very Rev. Malcolm W. Eckel, 87, of Larboard Lane died
Aug. 11, 2000, at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford after a brief
He was born in East Orange, N.J., a son of Fred and Edith Eckel, and
graduated in 1938 from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. He received a doctorate
of divinity degree in 1941 from Virginia Theological Seminary and a British
literature degree in 1950 from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, England.
He was an accountant and auditor with the National Commercial Bank
and Trust Co. in Albany, N.Y., from 1933 to 1937 and was ordained a deacon
in the Episcopal Church and a priest in 1941 at All Saints Cathedral in
He first served at Church of Our Savior in Lebanon Springs, N.Y., from
1941 to 1943, when he joined the Naval Reserve, serving as chaplain in
the Pacific Theater during World War II. After his discharge in 1946, he
returned to his position as assistant headmaster and chaplain at the Darrow
School in New Lebanon, N.Y.
He was chaplain at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University, then became
rector of Bethesda Church in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He later became rector
of St. Stephen's Church in Pittsfield, Mass., then dean of Christ Church
Cathedral in Springfield, Mass., from 1968 to 1991, when he became dean
Dean Eckel served as president for several organizations, including
the Pittsfield area Council of Churches and Board of Examining Chaplains
and Commission on the Ministry. He was a member of the board of directors
for the Springfield area Council of Churches, the Massachusetts Council
of Churches and the United Fund.
He was a deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal church and
chairman of the National Committee on the Structure of the Church. He represented
the Diocese of Western Massachusetts to the Anglican Church in Niagara,
He served with many other organizations in Massachusetts, including
the Area Board of the Massachusetts Mental Health Department, and was chairman
of the Research Committee for Mental Health and Retardation. He was also
incorporator for the Springfield Day Nursery, Our Lady of Providence Children's
Center, Springfield Hospital.
He was an international lecturer and preacher in Great Britain, Europe,
the Middle East and Africa, and was listed in the "Who's Who in Religion
in America," "Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans," "Dictionary
of International Biography" and "Men of Achievement," published in England.
He authored "The Ethics of Decision Making in Business Situations,"
and published articles and lectures.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Constance Winchester Eckel
of Kennebunk; four sons, Malcolm David of Brookline, Mass., Douglas Winchester
of Blacksburg, Va., Mark Eugene of LaJolla, Calif., and Matthew Edward
of Boyds, Md.; a daughter, Mary Edith LaRochelle of Nantucket, Mass.; and
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. David's Church,
Route 1, with the Rev. Daniel Riggall officiating. Burial will be in Hope
Cemetery. Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St.
Hildreth Shaw Frost, 82
BURLINGTON, Mass. Hildreth Shaw Frost, 82, formerly of Norway and
South Paris, Maine, and Wellesley died July 19, 2000, at Lahey Clinic.
Born in Keene, N.H., she graduated from Norway High School in 1936.
She moved to Boston, where she attended Bryant and Stratton and became
one of the first medical records librarians at the Brooks Hospital in Brookline.
Mrs. Frost was on the editorial staff of The Waltham News-Tribune for
16 years and a part-time reporter for The Wellesley Townsman, both in Massachusetts.
Her features appeared in several other New England newspapers and magazines.
She authored pamphlets for the Unitarian-Universalist Association headquartered
in Boston and was employed as alumni editor at Babson College in Wellesley
prior to her reporting career.
She also wrote and published children's stories.
She was a member of the National League of American Pen Women, Women
in Communications, The Newspaper Guild of Greater Boston, the Manuscript
Club of Boston and the Writers' Group until her illness.
She and her family spent many summers as staff members at the Star
Island Conference Center on the Isles of Shoals, off the New Hampshire
coast. Her other interests included sewing.
Her husband of 55 years, Robert Vernon Frost, died previously and a
son, Dana Stanley Frost, died in 1965.
Surviving are a son, Robert H. Frost of Portsmouth, N.H.; a daughter,
Sara Frost Schoman of Lexington; a sister, Vesta Shaw Waldron of South
Windsor, Conn.; and four grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Norway Pine
Grove Cemetery, South Paris, Maine. A memorial service will be held at
1:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Unitarian Society of Wellesley Hills, Wellesley.
Alpheus H. Hibbard Sr., 65
BRIDGTON Alpheus H. Hibbard Sr., 65, of Cross Street died Aug. 9,
2000, at his home.
He was born here, a son of Clarence and Priscilla Hobbs Hibbard, attended
Fryeburg and Bridgton schools and graduated from Bridgton High School.
Mr. Hibbard was a self-employed carpenter and plumber.
He enjoyed going to the town beach to watch sunsets.
Surviving are three sons Alpheus H. Jr. and Michael, both of Poland,
and Mark of Lewiston; a daughter, Julie Shane of Poland; a brother, John
of Augusta; a sister, Charlotte Wentworth of Bridgton; seven grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Ingalls
Hill Cemetery, West Bridgton, with the Rev. Richard Male officiating. Arrangements
are by Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.
Lottie J. Wotton Hutchinson, 89
Monticello Lottie J. Wotton Hutchinson, 89, died August 11, 2000,
at a Houlton health care facility after a long period of failing health.
She was born here, a daughter of George W. and Laura Miller Wotton.
Surviving are her husband of 72 years, Charles H. Hutchinson of Houlton;
two sons, Carl C. of Monticello and Jerry R. of Houlton; a sister, Marjorie
Bulley of Littleton; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A grave side service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Jewell Cemetery
with the Rev. Alan Wright officiating.
Kathryn M. lovine, 93
Kathryn M. lovine, 93, formerly of Allen Avenue died Aug. 11, 2000,
at Brentwood Nursing Center in Yarmouth following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Williamsport, Pa., a daughter of Thomas C. and Margaret
A. Keating Hartman, and attended schools there.
She was employed by Magee Mill in Pennsylvania for several years before
she came to Portland with her husband 1936.
Her interests included gardening and cooking.
Her husband, Alfred D. lovine, died in 1986.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Winifred) Woodbury of Cumberland;
a granddaughter, Debra L. Belliveau of Portland, and a great-grandson.
Visiting hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Hay and Peabody Funeral
Home, 749 Congress St., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday with the Rev. Mark Rustin officiating. Burial will follow in Brooklawn
Verna P. Beattie McGoey, 58
BUXTON Verna Pauline Beattie McGoey, 58, died Aug. 11, 2000, at her
home after a long illness with cancer.
She was born in Houlton, a daughter of Lawrence B. and Cecilia Gagnon
Beattie, and attended elementary school in Patten. In 1955, she moved to
Portland, where she graduated from Saint Dominic's Grammar School and,
in 1960, Cathedral High School. She moved to Minneapolis and graduated
from McConnell Airline School.
In 1961 she was hired by Central Airlines in Fort Worth, Texas, as
an airline stewardess. She worked for Central Airlines for three years
and met her husband, Henry G. McGoey, a pilot. They were married Oct. 12,
After resigning from Central Airlines, she graduated from Central Missouri
State University in Warrensburg, Mo., with a bachelor's degree in elementary
education. She taught second and third grade at Howard Wilson Elementary
School in Leavenworth, Kansas, from 1971 to 1974.
She returned to Dallas with her husband in 1976 and in 1979, she and
her husband retired and settled in Rockport, Texas.
In 1994, she was diagnosed with cancer and returned to Portland and
was treated at Mercy Hospital. She lived in Buxton for three years.
Surviving are her husband of Buxton; three stepchildren, Patrick S.
McGoey of Cameron Park, Calif., Kathleen Ann Elsten of Draper, Utah, and
Karen L. Noel of Salt Lake City; three brothers, Lawrence Beattie and David
Beattie, both of Portland, and Paul Beattie of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.;
and three sisters, Marie O'Meara of Minneapolis, Lorraine Beattie of Portland
and Joan Keene of Brunswick.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Elmer A. Skillings Jr., 69
HOLLIS A graveside service for Elmer A. Skillings Jr., 69, who died
Aug. 10, 2000, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Dow's Corner Cemetery.
Billie A. Smith, 77
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. Billie A. Smith, 77, formerly of Orville Street
died Aug. 8, 2000, at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs after
a long illness.
She was born in Biddeford, Maine, a daughter of John Gilpatrick and
Harriet Whitney Smith, and graduated from Kennebunk (Maine) High School
She was a veteran of the Marine Corps during World War II.
After leaving the Marines, she attended Berkshire Christian College,
from which she transferred to Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta,
Canada. While at Prairie, she was appointed to the college staff.
For many years, she was employed by the Glens Falls Insurance Co. and
then Continental Insurance Co.
She ministered to children in Bible clubs, Sunday school and junior
Surviving are a sister, Frances Street of Oakland, Calif.; and four
brothers, Donald Smith and Royal Smith, both of Kennebunk, Freeland Smith
of Kennebunkport, Maine, and James Smith of Woodburn, Ore.
There are no visiting hours. A private graveside service will be held
at the convenience of the family in Greenwood Cemetery, Biddeford. Arrangements
are by Carleton Funeral Home Inc., Hudson Falls.
George Harry Steelman, 65
DULUTH, Ga. George Harry Steelman, 65, died Aug. 11, 2000.
He was a native of Camden, N.J.
He co-owned and operated County Line Marine in Jupiter, Fla., was a
data processing manager for OKI Telecom for 17 years and most recently
was account support engineer for Hewlett-Packard.
He was an outdoorsman.
Surviving are his wife, Paula Steelman of Duluth; four sons, Ross Steelman
of Duluth and Adam Knierim of New Orleans, Bill Mitchell of New Jersey
and Steve Mitchell of Long Island, N.J.; and a sister, Maggie S. Stanfield
of Ft. White, Fla.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bill Head Funeral
Home, Duluth Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine.
Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Mark J. Sarapas, musician; known for his generosity
SOUTH PORTLAND Mark J. Sarapas of Bonnybank Terrace, a musician remembered
for his generosity, died unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2000, at the Brothers of
Notre Dame Monastery in Alfred. He was 49.
Born in Worcester, Mass., a son of Richard and Anne Marrone Sarapas,
he graduated from Worcester Academy and attended Hofstra University on
Long Island, N.Y.
He enjoyed music at an early age, and learned to play the piano before
teaching himself the guitar. He later began writing and performing folk
"Hearing his music now is still moving to me and I know it is to a
lot of other people," said his younger brother, Andrew Sarapas of Yarmouth,
who grew up listening to his songs.
After college, Mr. Sarapas moved to the Portland area, where he performed.
His songs, often "folk with a rock edge," touched many people, his family
said. "He threw his whole heart and soul into it every time he played .
. . and people were moved by it," said his wife, Judy Sarapas.
Mr. Sarapas wrote and performed about eight of his own songs. One of
these, "Island Song," was written in the 1970s to make people aware of
the development of Peaks Island. "It's still a good song now," his brother
Although he enjoyed music, Mr. Sarapas wasn't a career musician. He
worked in the real estate title industry full time, having learned the
real estate title business from his father. He left the business in 1991
after losing his eyesight.
Mr. Sarapas worked for several local restaurants, including F. Parker
Reidy's and Smith Farm. He and his wife took over the food service department
at the Maine Department of Human Services in Portland in 1992 and established
the Shadow Cafe, which he operated until his death.
Mr. Sarapas returned to his music "in a soul-searching kind of way"
after he became blind, his brother said. He received computer training
at the Maine Center for the Blind, and used these skills for his business
and to create his own recording label, Shadow Productions. In 1999, he
released a CD called "Don't Try this at Home."
Mr. Sarapas returned to the stage in recent years, appearing at the
Yarmouth Clam Festival, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, and Serenity
House benefit dances. In 1999, he performed at the American Council for
the Blind Nation Conference in Los Angeles, where he performed "See with
My Heart," a song he composed after losing his sight.
A patient and caring man known for his generosity, Mr. Sarapas donated
time, energy and money to people in need. He gave money to Maine Handicapped
Skiing, donated food to the Oxford Street Shelter, and helped local young
people work through their problems, his family said. He also volunteered
and helped raised funds for the Special Olympics, and donated half of the
money from his CD to the organization.
Mr. Sarapas served on the board of directors of the MCVB and was past
president of the Business Enterprise Program of Randolph Sheppard Vendors.
Surviving are his parents of Cumberland; his wife of 19 years, Judy
Jackson Sarapas of South Portland; three sons, Matthew J. of Bayonne, N.J.,
Scott S. and Jonathan J., both of South Portland; two brothers, Andrew
R. of Yarmouth and Paul F. of Malden, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs. David (Maria
L.) Pyman of Cheshire, Conn., and Mrs. Dale (Joanna S. ) Landsman of Cumberland.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Conroy-Tully
South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway. A celebration of life will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Church, South Portland, with the Rev.
John Feeney officiating. A reception will follow at the parish hall of
St. John the Evangelist, South Portland. Private burial will be in Calvary
Cemetery, South Portland.
Phyllis F. Baker, 90
CARIBOU Phyllis F. Baker, 90, died Nov. 3, 2000, at her daughter's
She was born in Woodland, a daughter of Arthur and Lucinda Hafford
Mrs. Baker worked at Frame Jewelry, Sears, Doctor's Pharmacy and Richie's
She was a member of the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, and
the Caribou Extension.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Reginald (Arlene) Ward of Woodland;
a sister, Mrs. Leon (Ruth) Goodwin of Massachusetts; three grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Services were held previously. Arrangements are by Lancaster Morgan
Funeral Home, Caribou.
Sister Lucille Beauchesne, 88
BIDDEFORD Sister Lucille Beauchesne, 88, died Nov. 5, 2000, at a
She was born in Lawrence, Mass., a daughter of Desiree Beauchesne and
Josephine Chamard, and attended Mount Carmel School in Methuen, Mass.
Ms. Beauchesne entered the order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Good
Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, and became Sister Aimee de Marie. She taught
at St. Anne's Home, St. Anne's School in Lawrence, Mass., and at Mount
Carmel School in Methuen, Mass., for more than 40 years.
She joined the community at St. Joseph Convent infirmary.
Surviving are two brothers, Henry of Methuen, Mass., and Raymond of
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Bay View Convent,
Saco. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements
are by Hope Memorial Chapel, Elm Street.
M. Janice Burt, 63
FALMOUTH M. Janice Burt, 63, of Brook Road died Nov. 6, 2000, in
a local hospital following a long illness.
She was born in Portland, a daughter of Charles H. and Ida M. Bruns
She was a member of Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland.
Her son, Timothy S. Burt, died in 1985.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Robert E. Burt of Falmouth;
a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Cunningham of Manalapan, N.J.; and two
grandsons, Timothy M. and John R. Cunningham.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday
in Meloon Chapel at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. Burial
will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jones, Rich and Hutchins
Funeral Home, Portland.
Doreen Morin Ancker Curtis, 52
HAMPTON, N.H. Doreen Morin Ancker Curtis, 52, of Reddington Landing
died Nov. 5, 2000, at Exeter Hospital.
She was born in Sanford, Maine, a daughter of Jean P. M. and Alma L.
Thibodeau Morin, and graduated from Sanford schools in 1966.
Mrs. Curtis moved to Bethel, Maine, in 1975. She lived in this area
since the early 1980s.
She was a hairdresser at A Cut Above hair salon in Seabrook before
operating her own salon, Family Hair Care in North Hampton, from 1984 until
She was the companion of Terrence Gordon of Hampton.
Surviving are her parents of Sanford; a daughter, Marcia L. Ancker
of Chicago; a brother, Stephen Morin of Sanford; and two sisters, Paula
Morin of Wells, Maine, and Patricia Tims of Winston-Salem, N.C.
There will be no visitation. Services will be private and held at the
family's convenience. Arrangements are by Remick and Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory,
Mary H. Gerrish, 94
SANFORD Mary H. Gerrish, 94, of Gerrish Drive died Nov. 6, 2000,
at York Hospital.
She was born here, a daughter of Albert and Edna Day Outerbridge, and
attended Sanford schools.
In 1926 she married Noah Linwood Gerrish.
A stay-at-home mother, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, and tending to
her flower garden.
She was a member of the Bauneg Beg Grange, and the Bible Speaks Church
of South Berwick.
Surviving are a son, Robert L. Gerrish of Sanford; four sisters, Edna
Brown of Lebanon, Pearl Cimino of Sanford, Betty Treadwell of Idaho, and
Doris Granier of Arizona; and three stepgrandchildren.
Visiting hours will be be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Heald Funeral
Home, 580 Main St., Springvale, where a funeral service will be held at
10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford, with
the Rev. Wayne Goldworthy officiating.
Angele B. N. Johnston, 90
CAMDEN Angele Barbe Nihoul Johnston, 90, died Nov. 4, 2000, at Cedars
Nursing Center in Portland after a brief illness.
She was born in Grace Berleur, Belgium, a daughter of Felix and Josephine
She worked as a nurse during World War II with both the Belgian Red
Cross and the American Red Cross. She worked with refugees after liberation
of the German concentration camp at Bergen/Belsen and at a Russian prisoner
of war camp in Germany. She spoke six languages.
On June 28, 1947, she married Byron Frank Johnston in Liege, Belgium,
and moved to the United States in 1949. She was a Red Cross Gray Lady volunteer
for 20 years.
Mrs. Johnston worked for senior citizens' groups and was a director
of a center in Delaware. She was also a social worker at the former Camden
She taught herself English, becoming a citizen in Houlton in 1951.
In 1974 she and her husband moved here. She was a member of the St.
Thomas Episcopal Church, a supporter of the Lady Chapel, a past president
of the Episcopal Church Women and was active with the church fair.
She and her husband wintered in Florida, where she volunteered at a
At 80, she fulfilled a lifelong dream of riding in a hot-air balloon.
She was a member of the Beach Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Lincolnville.
Her husband of nearly 53 years died May 26, 2000.
Surviving are three daughters, Lillian Venesoen of London, Ontario,
Claudia Kangister of Fredericksburg, Va., and Mrs. David (Iola) Cook of
Camden; a son, Loren Johnston of Scarborough, with whom she recently lived;
eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A burial office and Holy Eucharist
will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chestnut
Street, Camden, with the Rev. Michael G. Rowe officiating, Prayers will
be offered at noon at Father Leonard LeClair Memorial Chapel, Augusta,
with burial following in Maine Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements are by Laite
and Pratt Funeral Home, Camden.
Janet A. O'Connell, 76
Janet A. O'Connell, 76, of Phipps Road died Nov. 6, 2000, at her home.
She was born in East Orange, N.J., a daughter of Thomas F. and Alma
M. Mulford Merritt, and was a 1942 graduate of Cranford High School.
During World War II, she worked in the planning department at Eastern
Air Craft. She attended USO dances at Camp Kilmer and celebrated V-J Day
in Times Square.
In 1945, she married Clarence S. Cressey and moved to Portland.
Mrs. O'Connell was employed with the New England Telephone Co. for
30 years, retiring in 1986. She later worked for the Maine Turnpike Authority,
where she was employed at the time of her death.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Women's Club, the Y.M.C.A., the American
Association of Retired Persons, Highland Lake Congregational Church and
the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Surviving are a son, Dean M. Cressey of Falmouth; three daughters,
Gail E. Cressey-Cooper and Mrs. Michael (Randi C.) Burnell, both of Windham,
and Kathleen D. O'Connell Dimillo of Portland; two sisters, Wetona Carter
of Piscataway, N.J., and Gwen Clickenger of Springfield, N.J.; 12 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Jones,
Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., where a funeral will
be at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Birger Johnson will officiate. Burial
will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park.
Gilman W. Page Sr., 88
FRENCHVILLE Gilman W. Page Sr., 88, died Nov. 4, 2000, after a brief
He was born in Malden, Mass., a son of Gilman W. and Florence Durgin
Mr. Page was an organizer for the Frenchville Fire Department, and
was assistant fire chief and deputy sheriff. He retired from Fraser Paper
Ltd. as a turbine engineer.
A Madawaska High School Parent Teacher Association president, he was
director of Low Income Housing, a member of St. John Valley Association
for Retarded Children and Birch Point Golf Club, a volunteer for Aroostook
Regional Task Force and Atlantic Salmon Association and president of Madawaska
Senior Bowlers. He was also a Boy Scout and in the 4H Club.
Surviving are four sons, Alan F. of South Portland, Gilman W. Jr.,
of Anson, Stephen S. of Frenchville and David H. of Madawaska; two daughters,
Judith A. Snow of Castle Rock, Colo., and Mrs. Joseph (Barbara) O'Connor
of Sterling, Mass.; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Michaud Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luce Catholic
Glendon Roberts, 89
PORT ORANGE, Fla. Glendon Roberts, 89, a longtime resident of Fishers
Lane in Cape Porpoise, Maine, died Oct. 31, 2000, at his home on Normandy
He was born in Sanford, Maine, a son of Murray and Alberta Roberts.
Mr. Roberts was a lobsterman in Cape Porpoise and worked as a painter
for Reid's Boat Yard and Hendrick Construction.
He moved to Port Orange in 1990.
His wife, Mildred Estey Roberts, died in 1973.
Surviving are a son, Warren M. Roberts of Port Orange; a daughter,
Ruth Ann Luis of Middletown, N.Y.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, 1425 Bellevue
Ave., Daytona Beach.
Amy Robinson, 37
Amy Robinson, 37, of West Street, formerly of Kennebunk, died Nov.
4, 2000, at her parents' home in Biddeford after a lifelong illness.
She was born in Newport, R.I., a daughter of the Rev. E. Lamar and
Elaine McNamara Robinson. She graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1981
and graduated from Emmanuel College with a degree in English literature.
She received a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity
Ms. Robinson was active at the Portland Museum of Art, where she was
a docent and enjoyed introducing young children to art. As a part of her
volunteer efforts at the museum, she completed research and wrote for the
Art To Go program and teacher packets.
Her interests included literature, music, art, theater, philosophy,
theology and sports. She was known among her many friends for her deep
faith, sense of humor and courageous and optimistic perspective on life,
her family said.
Ms. Robinson was a lifelong member of Christ Church in Kennebunk and
enjoyed her participation in a book group here.
Survivors include her parents of Biddeford; two brothers, Kirk Robinson
of LaCrosse, Wis., and Matthew Robinson of Gray; her paternal grandmother,
Alice K. Robinson and her aunt, Rosemary Brown, both of Hamlet, N.C.; and
her nephew, Daniel Robinson.
A celebration of Ms. Robinson's life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday
at Christ Church, Dane Street, Kennebunk, with the Rev. Stephen Hastings
and the Rev. Gordon Miller officiating.
Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.
Real E. Roy, 80
BIDDEFORD Real E. Roy, 80, of Memorial Drive died Nov. 5, 2000, after
a long illness.
He was born here, a son of Raymond and Rose Anna Pinette Roy, and attended
He served in the Army during World War II.
On Feb. 20, 1943, he married Pauline Courtois at St. Andre's Church
Mr. Roy worked as a mechanic for Pepperell Manufacturing and Biddeford
Textile, retiring in 1984. He then worked for Biddeford Savings Bank until
A member of St. Joseph's Church and the American Legion Tighe Bowdoin-Farley,
he was interested in sports. He was a former member of the Willowdale Golf
Surviving are his wife of 57 years of Biddeford; two sons, Real E.
Jr. and Robert, both of Biddeford; a daughter, Mrs. Craig (Linda) Marston
of Scarborough; a sister, Muriel Fontaine of Saco; and six grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hope Memorial
Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church, Biddeford. Burial will be
in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Doris A. Swett, 92
SOUTH PORTLAND Doris A. Swett, 92, formerly of McKinley Street here
and Jewett Road in Cape Elizabeth, died Nov. 6, 2000, at a local nursing
She was born in Portland, a daughter of James and Stella Alice Seeley
Lewis, attended Portland schools and was a graduate of Shaw's Business
On Dec. 30, 1941, she married Eugene O. Swett.
Mrs. Swett was a bookkeeper for the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland
and Hannaford Brothers Credit Union, where she worked until age 73.
She was a member of the Society to Preserve Ballroom Dancing, enjoyed
line dancing and continued to dance into her 90s.
Her husband died in October 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leighton (Elaine) Martin of South
Portland and Victoria L. Swett of Bradenton, Fla.; a granddaughter, Mrs.
Thomas (Jennifer) Vose of Portland; and a grandson, Jeffrey C. Martin of
There will be no visitation, and graveside services will be private.
Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home.
Ralph A. Williams Sr., 74
FREEPORT Ralph A. Williams Sr., 74, died of respiratory failure Oct.
17, 2000, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast.
Mr. Williams lived here for nearly 40 years, working as a school bus
driver for the Freeport School Department for more than 21 years.
A musician, he was a member of bands that performed all over the state.
He lived in Thorndike for the past several months.
His wife, Myrtie Curtis Williams, died previously.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph A. Jr. and John I., both of Freeport;
two daughters, Hazel Rumney of Thorndike and Laurel Elwell of Waterville;
three brothers, Charles of Belfast, Everett of Thorndike and Edwin of Unity;
a sister, Grace Cookson of Unity; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren,
four great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held previously.