Miscellaneous Cumberland County, Maine Obituaries


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Irene York, 79, defied doctors who said she'd never walk, have children

WESTBROOK - Irene York, a nurse who overcame physical hardships to lead a fulfilling life, died Wednesday at a Portland nursing home. She was 79.
Mrs. York, of Hamlet Coach Road, was diagnosed with polio at the age of 3. For many years she was paralyzed on the right side of her body and unable to walk. As time passed, she developed feeling in her leg, and then sensation in her hand, but never fully regained the use of her arm.
"The doctors told her she would never walk," said her daughter, Janice Murphy.
"She began walking at the age of seven. The doctors said that she wouldn't be able to go to school, work, or have children. She did all of those things. She excelled in everything she did. It never slowed her down."
She was born in Portland, a daughter of George E. and Florence LaMont Davis. She attended Portland schools and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1940.
She married Hartwell L. York after graduation.
Mrs. York lived in Westbrook for 20 years, and in the South Portland area for 40 years.
For 25 years, Mrs. York worked as a licensed practical nurse in several nursing homes in the area including South Portland and North Yarmouth, and the Devonshire Manor Nursing Home.
"She dedicated her life to helping people," said Murphy. "She often cooked meals for the elderly people in the neighborhood who were unable to cook or get out to buy food. She washed clothes for people who were without a washing machine.
"She opened her heart and her home to others, as she also took people in to live with her. She was an incredibly giving woman."
Mrs. York, a devoted mother of three, loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cooking.
Surviving is her daughter, Janice Murphy of Westbrook; two sons, William L. York of Hollis and Stephen G. York of Freeport; three brothers, George E. Davis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Donald Davis of Westbrook, and Robert Davis of Buxton; a sister, Delores Jackson of Portland, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road in South Portland. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
- Melanie Creamer

Irene S. York

Irene S. York, 79, of Hamlet Coach Road, Westbrook, Maine died Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at a Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Portland, Maine, a daughter of George E. and Florence LaMont Davis. She was educated in the Portland Schools and a Graduate of Cathedral High School in 1940. She married Hartwell L. York after High School. Mrs. York lived in the Westbrook area for twenty years and the South Portland area for forty years. She worked as an LPN in the Portland area for twenty years. She loved to play card with friends and spend time with her family. Surviving is a daughter, Janice M. Murphy of Westbrook, Maine, two sons, William L. York of Hollis, Maine and Stephen G. York of Freeport, Maine, three brothers, George E. Davis of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Donald Davis of Westbrook, Maine and Robert Davis of Buxton, Maine, a sister, Dolores Jackson of Portland, Maine, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visiting hours will be 10-11 A.M. Friday at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, Maine. Funeral services will follow at 11 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment at a later date. Irene S. York

Pauline Daniels

WINDHAM - Pauline Daniels, 82, a resident of the Ledgewood Manor, died there Monday Dec. 10. She was born in Portland, a daughter of Ernest and Sarah Mogan Jordan. She was raised, educated and was a lifetime resident of Westbrook. She had been employed for several years, by the S.D.Warren Co., Warren Furniture, New England Telephone and had worked as a nurse's aid for both Mercy and Westbrook hospitals. Her husband Lionel Daniels died previously. She is survived by a son Francis Lyons, of Casco, ME., a daughter Maureen Canny, of Munroe, WA., 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Spring graveside services will take place on May 11, 2002, in St. Hyacinth Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Blais & Hay Funeral Home 35 Church St. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Maine chapter 52 Federal St. Brunswick, ME. 04011.

William E. Cunningham

BATH - William E. Cunningham, 57, of the Ridge Rd. died unexpectedly Monday Dec. 10, 2001. He was born in Boothbay on June 10, 1944, a son of William Elbridge, Sr. and Melba R. Hodgedon Cunningham Sr. He was educated in the Boothbay schools and graduated from Boothbay High School in 1962, where he excelled at baseball and basketball. He entered the Navy following high school and served aboard the USS Lexington during the Vietnam War. After returning from the service, Bill worked for many years in the Bristol and Boothbay area shipyards and for a short time at the Bath Iron Works. In 1976 he moved to Bath and worked as a Planner/Estimator in Maintenance Control at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. He worked there for the past 34 years. Mr. Cunningham enjoyed boating, fishing, the Boston Red Sox, and children. He was always active either working on a project or helping someone with theirs. Surviving are his mother of Boothbay; three sons, Michael Cunningham of Birmingham, Alabama, Christopher Cunningham of Portland and David Cunningham of Bath; a brother, Allen Cunningham of So. Berwick; a sister, Nancy Decosta of Boothbay; two grandchildren, David Cunningham and Faith Cunningham, both of Birmingham, Alabama; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also friends, co-workers and his ex-wife who all loved him and will miss him very much. Visiting hours will be 2 - 4 & 7 - 9pm Sunday at David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath. Funeral services will be 10 am Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.

Lillian L. Leonas

Lillian L. Leonas, 89, formerly of 20 Vine Street, Lewiston, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Odd Fellows Home in Auburn, where she had been a resident for the past five years. Born in Van Buren on December 21, 1911, she was the daughter of Alfred and Ozit Levasseur Levesque. On June 29, 1935, she was married to James S. Leonas, who passed away on January 3, 1997. She was employed for many years as a fancy stitcher in the local shoe industry, and also worked as a salesperson at the Peck's and Ward Brother's department stores. She was an accomplished pianist, and in her younger years she enjoyed playing for her family and friends. A member of St. Patrick's Parish, she is survived by two sons, Daniel and wife Janice of East Poland, and Paul of Auburn, two daughters, Madeline and husband Roger Young of Cumberland Center, and Suzanne Bishop of Yarmouth, nine grandchildren, Ruth DeCoster, Mary DeCoster Beal, Ellen DeCoster, Daniel Leonas Jr., Lynda Legare, Benjamin Leonas, Sheri Hanson, and Stephanie and Todd Nadeau, and six great grandchildren. Funeral Friday, 9 AM, St. Patrick's Chapel in Lewiston, with interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 7-9 PM only, at the Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, Lewiston. Donations may be made to the Odd Fellows Home, 309 Fairview Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210. Lillian L. Leonas

Alvan Percival Googins

KENNEBUNK - Alvan Percival Googins, 98, a resident of Maquire Road formerly of Summer Street Kennebunk and Gorham, NH died Wednesday December 12, 2001 after a brief illness. Mr. Googins was born in Casco, Maine on July 22, 1903, the eldest of two sons of the late Percy Freeman and Helen Gertrude Nichols Googins. His early childhood was spent in Casco, West Deering and Falmouth, ME. The family moved to Kennebunk in 1913. He graduated as salutatorian of the class of 1921 from Kennebunk High School. Upon graduation from Gray's Business in Portland, he accepted a position with the Brown Paper Company. He was a lifelong member of the Advent Christian Church at Kennebunk Lower Village (now at Sea Road) served as Superintendent of the Sunday School, church representative to denominational conference and a member of the Minutemen Quartet. This Group performed at many church functions and broadcasts from radio station WHEB in Portsmouth, NH. In 1941, Alvan's employer moved its main office to Berlin, NH and his family took up residence in Milan, where he became active in the Methodist Church. Several years later they moved to Gorham, NH. and resided there for 45 years. As a member of Gorham Methodist Church, Alvan served as Sunday school teacher, Choir director and soloist. He was a longtime member of Gideons International and worked to fulfill the organization's mission by placing many Bibles in hotels and prisons. An avid gardener, Alvan raised and sold gladiolas from his home, as well as shared the bounty of his large vegetable gardens with friends and neighbors. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, tennis and excelled at croquet. Mr. Googins was predeceased by his first wife Evelyn (Atkins) Googins, and his second wife of 63 years Phoebe (Boothby) Googins, two sons Merton and David Googins, and a brother Danforth Googins. He is survived by his son Jonathan and his wife Trudi of Barrington, NH and a daughter Constance Waterman and her husband Alan of South Hamilton, MA, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kennebunk Christian Academy, Sea Road,Kennebunk, Maine 04043.

Michael S. 'Micks' Hayden

PORTLAND - Michael S. 'Micks' Hayden, 34, of Florida Street, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at his residence. Born in Portland, a son of John 'Jack' and Margaret 'Peggy' Keane Hayden, he graduated from St Patrick's School and Cheverus High School in the Class of 1985 where he competed on the tennis team. He also attended University of Southern Maine as well as University of Maine in Orono. Mr. Hayden worked for several area businesses and taught tennis for two summers at North Yarmouth Academy. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the Boston Red Sox, the Bruins as well as the Miami Dolphins but when it came to choosing college sports, his greatest loyalty was always with Notre Dame sports. Mr Hayden was an animal lover and was devoted to his dog 'Pepper'. Mr. Hayden was a communicant of St. Pius X Church. Survivors in addition to his parents of Falmouth include two sisters, Anne Hayden Beressi and her husband H. Daniel Beressi of Trumbull, CT; Kate Hayden Welch and her husband Philip Welch of Falmouth; one brother Matthew T. Hayden and his wife Marcia from Walpole, MA; four nephews, two nieces and several uncles and aunts. Visitation will be 4-8pm Friday at the Conroy-Tully So. Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, where prayers will be held at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, December 15. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Pius X Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, So. Portland. If desired, donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League, 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092. Michael S. 'Micks' Hayden

Loretta M. Hyde

PORTLAND - Loretta M. Hyde, 75 of Washington Ave. and formerly of Craigie Street died Monday, December 10, 2001 at Mercy Hospital. Born in Millinocket, a daughter of Henry and Eunice McGraw Beaulieu, she graduated from Stearns High School in the Class of 1943. Mrs. Hyde came to the Portland area to study nursing and was a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Hyde was an Obstetrics and Gynecology nurse at Mercy Hospital for 41 years retiring in the mid-90's. She was a member of the local, state and national nursing associations. Mrs. Hyde was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She enjoyed music and gardening. Survivors include a sister, Bernadette Marin of Torrence, CA and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland where prayers will be recited at 10:15am Thursday December 13th. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am at St. Patrick's Church with burial in New Calvary Cemetery, So. Portland. If desired, donations may be made to Mercy Hospital memorial Fund, 144 State Street, Portland 04101 or St . Joseph's Manor, 1133 Washington Ave, Portland 04103

Susan Birkin Lees

SCARBOROUGH - Susan Birkin Lees, age 65, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Pine Point Nursing Home. She was born in New York City, NY on Feb. 4, 1936, the daughter of Robert Birkin and Priscilla Lowe Birkin. She graduated from high school in Chagrin Falls, OH and from Smith College in Amherst, MA. She resided in Needham, MA and Cleveland, OH for many years, coming to Maine four years ago. She is predeceased by her husband Charles William Lees. Susan leaves behind her three children and seven grandchildren. Her son William Lees and his wife Diane and their 3 children, Jessica, Lauren and Nathan live in Seattle, WA. Her son Thomas Lees and his wife Elaine and their 2 children, Katherine and Charles, reside in Saco ME. Her daughter Ellen Wuagneux, her husband Jeffrey and their 2 children, Devon and Nicholas, reside in Goshen, NY. Visiting hours are to be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home with a funeral service to be held Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Bible Baptist Church, Ferry Road, Saco. Burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Samuel A. Mangino

PORTLAND - Samuel 'Sam' A. Mangino age 75, of Euclid Ave, Portland died Wednesday morning at a local hospital after a brief illness. He was born in St. Alban's, Vt the son of Camillo & Antoinette Aceto Mangino. He moved to Portland at age 3 where he attended Portland schools graduating from Portland High School Class of 1944. While at Portland High Sam was known for his athletic ability in football serving as captain of the football team for 4 years. and was named to Allstate Football in 1944. He was known as Five, Five, Five & 'One Man Tank' on the team. He would serve with the US Navy during WW-11 in Italy, Africa and at Lake Hurst, N.J. After his service he returned to Portland to work in his father's store on Munjoy Hill at Al's Market. Mr. Mangino worked for Maine Armored Security Service for 15 years until his retirement in 1995, He previously owned Sam's Market on Rt #302 in Westbrook for several years. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, was one of the founding members of Bald Eagles Flying Club, a member of the Downeast Ski Club, and help build the ski lodge at Pleasant Mountain now Swanee Peak in Bridgton. Besides his wife of 8 years Donna (Blenkhorn) Mangino of Portland, he leaves his first wife Pauline Ingraham of Yarmouth, 2 Sons; Camillo R. Mangino of Cumberland, Samuel A. Mangino,Jr., of Yarmouth, 4 Daughters; Andrea Montoni of Colorado, Joan Hyndman of Florida, Maria Bridges of Dedham,Me, Yolanda Taplin of Gray, a Sister Mifalda Maloney of Cumberland, a Brother; Anthony Mangino of Portland and 9 Grandchildren. Also, stepdaughter; Sandra White of CT, and 2 step-grandchildren. Also predeceased by two sisters Anne Piacentini in 1999, Viola DiDomincus in 1998, and a brother Alphonse Mangino. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4to 8 PM at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home 199 Woodford St where a 7PM the Portland Elks Lodge will conduct a service. John X. Doe Jones, Rich & Hutchins 775-3763

David P. Lee

CHEVY CHASE, MD - David P. Lee, 62, Vice Chairman and General Counsel of the National Railway Labor Conference, died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Suburban Hospital after a stroke. He was born in Portland a son of Thomas A. and Sarah J. Murphy Lee, He was a graduate of Cheverus High School in 1957 and the University of Notre Dame in 1961, He received both a J.D. and an LL.M in labor law from Georgetown University Law Center. In 1966, Mr. Lee joined the NRLC, a collective bargaining organization that represents most of the nation's freight railroads and conducts national negotiations with unions representing rail industry employees. After moving with the NRLC to Washington in 1968, Mr. Lee became General Counsel in 1972 and Vice Chair in 1983. He appeared before 28 Presidential Emergency Boards, bodies appointed by the President to make recommendations to Congress on railway labor disputes, He was also very active in legislative matters, representing railroad interests before Congress. In addition, he appeared before numerous study commissions and panels examining railroad labor relations Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Ann Lee, of Chevy Chase, MD; four children, Brian Lee of Baltimore, MD, Maura Lee of Washington, D.C., Megan Hilal of Oakton, VA, DrMichael Lee of Boston, MA, two sisters, Mrs- Coleman (Anna) Gorham of Cape Elizabeth, Elizabeth McClain of No. Hampton, NH; three brothers, Thomas A- Lee of Westminster, CA, Rev. Robert E. Lee of Portland, Richard D. Lee of South Portland; and two grandchildren, Katie and Erin Hilal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capital Interfaith Hospitality Network, 4200 Butterworth Street, NW, washington, DC 20016 Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Maryland. A Concelebrated Mernorial Mass will be held Friday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, Local arrangements by the Conroy-Tully Funeral Horne, 172 State St, Portland, Maine David P. Lee

Bruce Galeucia, 52, outdoorsman who had 'an incredible mind'

SPRINGVALE - Bruce Galeucia was a big fellow, and an active one.
He loved the woods - loved hunting, loved fishing. "He loved being just as far up in the woods as one could get, he loved Baker Lake, he used to trap and he loved the ocean," his wife recalled.
But as much as he loved all that, he loved sitting in his old Canadian rocker and reading. And reading. And reading.
Mr. Galeucia, who died after an illness Feb. 4, 2002, at age 52, tore through books, and remembered what he read.
"He'd sit in front of 'Jeopardy' and he had knowledge of just about everything," said his wife, Stephanie Galeucia. "Politics, sports, history, he had an incredible, incredible mind."
And funny. He was funny.
"He definitely could tell a story," his wife said. "He had tremendous humor."
He was a laid-back guy who pretty much always wore flannel shirts and blue jeans - hated neckties.
For 23 years, he was a Maine game warden, mostly working in York County. For the past three years, he made ice cream for Shaine's of Maine.
Both jobs were appropriate.
He, of course, was a tremendous outdoorsman, but also quite the cook.
"Chowders like you wouldn't believe," his wife said. "He was an excellent cook and always searching for new recipes."
Mr. Galeucia loved his children and grandchildren, and was active with his children in sports.
He also volunteered to help in his community and was very involved with the Springvale Fish and Game Club.
In fact, said Carroll Goodwin, his partner from his years at the Warden Service, Mr. Galeucia was instrumental in organizing a children's fishing derby.
"To see the smile on those kids' faces when they caught a fish, or maybe won a prize at the end of the derby, is what made it for Bruce," Goodwin said.
He said that Mr. Galeucia had a sharp mind for efficiency as well as for humor, and developed the annual tagging day for trappers. Instead of wardens going out to the hundreds of trappers, the trappers, on a particular day, would go to one location. The event has been a success, both socially and professionally.
"He had a love of kids, a love of life," Goodwin said. "He had a great lot of faith in folks and looked for the best in people, even when they were on the wrong side of the law, and he treated everyone fairly."
- Joshua L. Weinstein

Hadley R. Scott Jr.

BATH - Hadley R. Scott Jr., 83, of Tower Circle, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002 at the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born in Stockton Springs on Nov. 24, 1918, a son of Hadley R. Sr. and Alza Howland. He was educated in the Wilton schools and graduated from Witon Academy in 1937. Mr. Scott served in the Army during World War II. On Nov. 13, 1942, he married Arlene E. Nile, and they moved to Bath in 1946. Mr. Scott worked as a machinist at the Hyde Windlass and later at Bath Iron Works, for over 40 years, before retiring from their Hardings Plant. He was a member of the Polar Star Loge of Masons and the Wilton Grange. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, and sports. Mr. Scott is predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Carlton and a granddaughter, Lisa Carlton. Surviving are his wife of 59 years; two daughters, Alza M. Scott of Bath and Raylene S. Grant of Wells; two sisters, Winifred Shepard of Okeechobee, Fla. and Dorothy Dow of Brunswick, Ga.; four grandchildren, Joline Scovil, Robyn Blanchard, Taylor Grant, and Kelsey Grant; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, Maine. 04086. Arrangements are by David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath.

A. Hazen Tufts, Jr.

WELLS - A. Hazen Tufts, Jr., 49, of Bears Den Road, passed away peacefully at his home, after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born May 3, 1952, in Sanford, a son of Arthur Hazen and Sheila A. (Tracy) Tufts. He was a graduate of Wells High School as well as Husson College. While attending Wells High School, he played Varsity Basketball and had been Junior Class President. He had been an Engineering Technician at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, in North Berwick, since 1980. Hazen was a member of the First Congregational Church in Wells, the Demolay, and an active fund raiser for the United Way of York County. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Tufts. Surviving are his parents of Wells; his wife of 26 years, Jo-Ann (Leslie) Tufts and a son, Arthur Hazen Tufts III, both of Wells; a daughter, Tamara Tufts of Kennebunk; two brothers, Marcus and David, both of Wells; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, Route 1, Wells, with Rev. John Simpson officiating. Family flowers only. Friends who wish may contribute to the United Way of York County, 36 Water Street, Kennebunk, Maine 04043. Arrangements by the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, Maine.

Doris M. Chick

SOUTH PORTLAND - Doris Mabel Chick, 95, of South Portland, died Feb. 3, 2002 at South Portland Nurshing Home where she was a resident. She was born in Monmouth on Dec. 22, 1906, a daughter of the late Arthur J. and Mabel T. (Millay) Chick. A graduate of Bates College, she taught for many years in the school systems of Gray and Caribou and also in Danbury, Conn. Miss Chick was a member of the Congregational Church of South Portland and of its Women's Fellowship, the Women's Literary Union, Connecticut State Teachers' Association and the National Education Association. She was predeceased by three brothers, George H. Chick, Benjamin Chick, and Arthur Chick, Jr.; and three sisters, Martha Kinney, Annie Pratt, and Marian Chick. She is survived by a sister, Gertrude Chick of Portland, as well as several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Ridge Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Monmouth in the spring. Arrangements by Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home, 707 Main Street, Monmouth. In her memory, contributions may be made to the Arthur J. Chick Scholarship Fund, c/o Monmouth Academy, Academy Road, Monmouth, Maine 04259.

Grace D. Johnson

UTICA, N.Y. - Grace D. Johnson, 86, formerly of New England, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 in New Hartford, N.Y. Mrs. Johnson was born on Oct. 2, 1915 in Brattleboro, Vt. She was a daughter of Frank C. and Bellevue (Kine) Darling. She attended Vermont schools and later would attend the Eastern Nazarene College of Boston. She was married to the late Rev. John Johnson of the Christian Missionary Alliance. She was a vital part of his life and ministry, and often put others needs ahead of her own. She was a devoted mother, wife and homemaker and truly enjoyed the company of others in her own home. Surviving are three sons, Bob of Sanford, Ronald of Utica, N.Y., and Roger of Littleton, N.H.; two sisters, Marjorie Darling of Littleton, N.H., and Helen Capen of Anaheim, Calif. Also surviving are four grandchildren, David, Jonathan, Samuel, and Rachel; and several nieces and nephews. Everyone is invited to attend an 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2002 at the Heald Funeral Home in Springvale. For directions, or on-line obit, please visit us at www.healdfuneral.com

Peggy Joyce DeHate

BRIDGTON - Peggy Joyce DeHate, 56, of Kansas Road, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at the Bridgton Health Center following a long illness. She was born in Portland on May 5, 1945, a daughter of Linwood and Norma (Littlefield) Clark. She had been a homemaker most of her life and was a member of the New Testament Church of Oxford. She married Sidney DeHate on Feb. 10, 2001. She is survived by her husband of Bridgton; three stepsons, Wayne Lilley, Daniel Lilley and Craig Lilley, all of Old Town; several grandchildren; a sister, Linda Brown of Saco; a niece, Heidi Auger of Hollis; a nephew, Robert Cutler of North Yarmouth; three great-nieces; and a great-nephew. Memorial service will be held at the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Eric Hanson officiating. Memorials in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Betty Ann Gillis Olson

CUSHING - Betty Ann Gillis Olson, 74, died Feb. 3, 2002 at the Shore Village Nursing Home in Rockland, after a long illness. She was born in Rockland, June 30, 1927, a daughter of Harry I. and Evelyn Robinson Gillis. She was a longtime resident of Cushing. As a young girl she worked as a hostess at the former Rockland Hotel. She was a home maker. She was the wife of John Olson, they where married for 37 years. She and her husband owned and operated 'Our Place' Restaurant on Hathorn Point, in Cushing, for nearly ten years. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting, and collecting jewelry. She was predeceased by a sister, Polly Childs. Survivors include her husband of Cushing; two sons, John Olson, Jr. and Samuel Olson, both of Cushing; five daughters, Virginia Olson of Washington, D.C., Catherine Morris of Port Clyde, Rebecca Mitchell of West Rockport, Roberta Olson of Cushing and Heidi Olson of Warren; and ten grandchildren. There will be no visiting hours. A springtime committal service will be announced by Davis Funeral Home, Thomaston.

Benedetto J. Varano

KENNEBUNK - Benedetto J. Varano, 66, of Kennebunk, Maine and Lexington, Mass., died in Kennebunk on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002. He was born in Brockton, Mass. on Oct. 20, 1935, a son of James and Mary (Frasca) Varano, and was raised and educated in Lexington, Mass. Mr. Varano worked for more than twenty years for Purity Supreme, Inc. and was currently employed at the West Lynn Creamery in Lynn, Mass. He was a former member of the Chelmsford Board of Appeals and the Chelmsford Booster Club. He was also a Chelmsford Little League umpire. Mr. Varano liked to travel around New England, especially along the Maine coast and in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He also enjoyed music, was an avid football fan, and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by two daughters, Andrea H. Varano and her husband, Matthew McCann of Newburyport, Mass., and Jennifer Baraldi and her husband, Michael of Chelmsford, Mass.; a son, Stephen M. Varano and his wife, Lisa of Surfside Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Judith and Maria Varano, and Kristina, Elizabeth and Michael Baraldi; two uncles Rocco M. and Anthony Frasca; an aunt, Sue Kozel; and his close friend, Theresa Sylvain. Visiting hours 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002 at the Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., Lexington. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Lexington, Mass. Donations in Mr. Varano's memory may be made to the Chelmsford High School All Sport Booster Club, P.O. Box 91, Chelmsford, Mass. 0 1824.

Isabel Collier Beal

GROTON, MASS. - Isabel Collier Beal, 76, a greatly respected local historian and community member of Groton, Mass., died Jan. 31, 2002 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Mass. She was born in Groton, Mass. on Dec. 24, 1925, a daughter of Charles Eli and Mary Isabel (Floyd) Collier. She attended Groton High School and was the editor of the school paper, 'The Clarion,' in her senior year. Isabel was recognized for writing the class song to the tune of 'A Perfect Day.' At her graduation in 1943, she received an award for her essay, 'Making America Strong.' After graduation, she worked as a telephone operator in Ayer, Mass. Isabel married Arthur B. Beal of Beals Island, Maine on Nov. 11, 1944 at the Union Congregational Church in Groton, Mass. With their daughters, they traveled the world during Arthur's tour in the U.S. Navy. She served as a Girl Scout leader, as a Sunday school teacher and as a librarian. While Arthur was away at sea, Isabel pursued her passion for reading and collecting books. After retiring from the Navy, the family moved to Harralock Hill Farm, the Floyd family homestead. Isabel worked at the Groton Inn as a bookkeeper and clerk of the works; at the Groton Community Hospital as a payroll clerk and bookkeeper; and at Leon Hurd's Ayer Corporation as an accountant. She eventually retired to dedicate time to her family, civic projects and the arts. Isabel was a member of the Groton Historical Society since 1967, serving as Secretary for 28 years; as President for four years; and as Curator and Historian for 30 years; as Library Trustee for six years; on the Archives Committee for two years; and as Chairman for the Historical Commission and a member of he Old Burying Ground Commission for fifteen years. Isabel also participated as Clerk Treasurer and Trustee of the Groton Country Club and Chairman and Graves Registration Officer for the Groton Cemetery Assoc. for 21 years; Registrar of Voters; as Secretary of the Centennial of the Library Building in 1994 and on the new library Expansion Committee and Secretary of the Trustees from 1995-1998. She was christened in and attended Union Congregational Church in Groton, Mass. She was actively involved in many national charities and organizations, including the Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society Christmas Fund; Children International; Pine Tree Society in Bath, Maine; Girl Scouts of America; Quonser Point Navy Wives Club; Sawtell School Assoc.; Friends of Gladys Taber; National Guild of Pearl K. McGowen Rug Hookcrafter; Friends of the Trees; the Barchester Book Club; and the Beals Island Historical Society. As a historian, Isabel researched her family lines back to the 1630's, when Governor Winthrop's fleet sailed to America. Isabel's ancestry relates to Lydia Eliot, wife of James Penniman and sister to John Eliot, known as the 'Apostle to the Indians,' who translated the Holy Bible in the Indian language. Isabel was a registered Republican, and never failed to vote in any local, state, or national election. She campaigned actively for 'Gusty' Hornblower and became her Campaign Chairman when she ran for State Representative in 1988. Isabel remained her Campaign Chairman until 'Gusty's' untimely death in 1994. Isabel then went on to support Robert Hargraves. In 1992, Isabel was awarded the Groton Grange Community Service Award. Recently, the Groton Board of Selectmen awarded a proclamation of 'Isabel Beal Day' in her honor. She researched, wrote and contributed to many books and publications. Her more recent work was on 'Edmund C. Tarbell,' by Laurene Buckley and 'Forgotten Tales of Groton,' by Charles Emil Ruckstuhl. Survivors include her husband, Arthur B. Beal of Groton, Mass.; two daughters, Marcia Beal Brazer and her husband, Norman Brazer, Jr. of Ogunquit, Maine, and Deborah Beal Normandin and her husband, Eugene Normandin of Lunenburg, Mass.; two grandchildren, Sarah Brazer Campbell and her husband, Chad Campbell of Lanai City, Hawaii, and William Fletcher Brazer and his wife, Sara M. Brazer of Burlington, Vt.; a great-granddaughter, Isabel Campbell of Lanai City, Hawaii; two brothers, David Hurd Collier and his wife, Sally Collier of Penn Valley, Calif., and Philip Hurd Collier of Florence, Mass. Visiting hours will be 12-2 and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at Badger's Funeral Home 45 School St., Groton, Mass. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 at the Union Congregational Church, Main St., Groton, Mass. Burial will be in Groton Cemetery. Arrangements by Badger's Funeral Home, Groton, Mass. Isabel Collier Beal

Charlotte C. Handy

FALMOUTH - Charlotte C. Handy, 70, of Falmouth, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was born on May 15, 1931 in Gray, a daughter of George F. and Charlotte Pike Davis, Sr. She attended schools in Gray, and was a lifetime resident of this area, spending most of her life in the Freeport and Yarmouth areas. Charlotte boarded senior citizens in Yarmouth for a number of years, and she volunteered in helping out with the senior citizens of Freeport for many years. Charlotte spent the last four years of her life at Falmouth by the Sea, where she was dearly loved by all. She was a great cook and she loved crafts. She also loved to play beano and bingo at Falmouth by the Sea. Throughout her life, she had gathered together a large collection of ceramic pigs. She loved and was loved by her grandchildren, and she enjoyed taken part in all the activities at Falmouth by the Sea. Charlotte was predeceased by her infant granddaughter, Clarissa Campbell. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Herbert E. (Andy) Handy, Jr.; four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Ellen) Record of Oxford, Mrs. Ronald (Beverly) Fossett of Waterboro, Mrs. Jerry (June) Gauthier of Porter, and Mrs. Reginald (Cindy) Campbell, Jr. of Freeport; three stepchildren, Janice Walker of Gray, Mary Williams of Freeport, and Lorraine Belladieu of Augusta; two sisters, Margaret Davis Lewis of Falmouth and Alice J. Tessier of Wilmington, Del.; two brothers, Harold L. Davis of Westbrook and Bradford F. Rand of South Portland; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 5, 2002 at the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A funeral service will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday Feb. 6, 2002 at the Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth Rd. in Falmouth. Arrangements are through Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane. Yarmouth. Lindquist Funeral Home 846-4011

Mary Kaufman

PORTLAND - Mary Kaufman, 92, died Feb. 4, 2002 after a long illness. Mary Kaufman was born in Portland on June 11, 1909, the daughter of Lewis and Fannie Lerman. She graduated from Portland High School and worked in various retail stores, including one that she operated with her late husband, Joseph H. Kaufman. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and of Shaarey Tphiloh Synagogue. Surving are two daughters, Marlene Hamilton of Sharon, Mass., and Paula Finkelstein of Manchester, Conn.; two brothers, Carl Lerman of Portland, and Morris Lerman of Delray Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Rose Lemovitz and Beatrice Newman, both of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her son, William D. Kaufman; and three sisters, Birdie Shible, Anne Meyrowitz and Jeanett Lucey died previously. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Levey Chapel, 471 Deering Avenue in Portland, Cantor Ruth Ross officiating. Internment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hicks Street, Portland. Arrangements by the Jewish Funeral Home.

Brina Hutchinson Beith

CAPE ELIZABETH - Brina Hutchinson Beith, 95, of Reef Road, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002. She was born in Deer Isle, a daughter of Sherman and Joanna (Eaton) Hutchinson. She graduated from Deering High School in Portland and from Margery Webster College in Washington, D. C. in 1927. During the 1920's, she sailed to several foreign ports on one of the five masted schooners which was captained by her father. In 1927, she married Robert Beith, the former publisher of the Portland, Maine newspapers, and moved back to Maine after the war in 1946. Mr. Beith died in 1990. Mrs. Beith had many interests including antiques, rug hooking, knitting, and the girl scouts. She was also very interested in theatre. Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by a daughter, Marla Houghton, and a grandson, John Wilbur. She is survived by a son, Robert B. Beith III of Cape Elizabeth; a daughter, Brucine Wilbur of Cape Elizabeth; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be private. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the John Wilbur Hockey Scholarship Fund at Cape Elizabeth High School, 345 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107. Arrangements are by the Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland. Brina Beith

Peter A. Whitmore, Jr.

SOUTH PORTLAND - Peter A. Whitmore, Jr., 90, of Johansen St. in Portland, died Feb. 3, 2002 at the South Portland Nursing Homeafter a short illness. He was born on Jan. 9, 1912 in So. Portland, a son of Peter and Minnie Hanson Whitmore. He was educated in Portland schools and graduated from St. Dominic's High School. Mr. Whitmore was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Reilly Whitmore, who passed away in January 1981. He founded Whitmore's Moving and Storage Co. in 1946. He worked in the business with his wife until his retirement in 1981. Mr. Whitmore was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and target shooting. He was a member of the Falmouth Rod and Gun Club for many years, where he became a very accomplished target-shooting competitor. In his later years, he spent many enjoyable hours reading and bird watching. He was a dedicated football and basketball fan. He is survived by two daughters, Marianne P. Morin of Latham, N.Y., and Saundra J. Vose and her husband Fred of Brunswick; a son, Peter A. Whitmore, III and his wife Karen of Windham; a sister, Virginia Williams of So. Portland; eight grandchildren, Michael Morin, Patricia Palmer and Cynthia Caruso of New York, Sherrie Kirker of Massachusetts, Kimberly Savage of Virginia, Hollie Vose of Brooklyn, N.Y., Tammy and Peter Whitmore of Windham; and three great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Conroy-Tully So. Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, So. Portland. A funeral service will follow at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the So. Portland Chapel. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in So. Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Audubon Society, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth or the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086. Peter A.Whitmore, Jr.

Ernest 'Bud' F. Edgerley

TAMPA, FLA. - Ernest 'Bud' F. Edgerley, 81, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Jefferson, Maine, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa, Fla. Mr. Edgerley moved to Tampa 13 years ago from Jefferson, Maine. He had retired from Gould Equipment Company in South Portland. For many years after retirement, he had been involved in real estate management. He was a former member of the Gorham Lions Club, Riverton Couples Club, the Jefferson Grange, and the Maine Club of Pasco County. He was a Mason and had participated in numerous minstral shows in the 1950's and 1960's. He is survived by a son, Ernest Edgerley of Brunswick, Maine; two daughters, Linda Swanson of West Lebanon, N.H., and Sandra Russell of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Memorial services will take place in Maine and will be announced. Arrangements are by Prevatt Funeral Home, Tampa, Fla.

Landon Morley Sawyer

BOULDER, COLO. - Landon Morley Sawyer, 18, of Boulder, Colo., formerly of Boise, Idaho, and Kennebunkport, Maine, died Feb. 1, 2002, in Monarch, Colo. He was born Feb. 15, 1983, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a son of Kenneth and Linda Gale Sawyer-Roberts. Landon attended ninth and tenth grades at Lowell Whiteman High School in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and graduated from Boise High School in Boise, Idaho. He attended Colorado University, Boulder, Colo. He was a member of the U.S. Ski Association. Landon skied for the University of Colorado Freestyle Team. He lettered in football, baseball and skiied every winter. Landon also mentored the Junior Olympics Ski Team in 2000, and was Junior Club Champion at Kennebunk River Club. Survivors include his grandparents, Berta and Raymond Sawyer; three sisters, Taunya Foerster, Tamisha Nguyen, and Dawn Marie Dunn; a nephew, Cole Foerster; a niece, Shae Lein Nguyen. Preceded in death were his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Landin Roberts. A fund has been established in memory of Landon Sawyer. Checks should be made out to Chavurah Beth Shalom, 6 Old Quarry Road, Englewood, N.J. 07631. If so designated, proceeds will be used to foster the sport of freestyle skiing. Funeral services will be held at Crist Mortuary, Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at 4 p.m. There will be a viewing from 3-4 p.m. Out of town memorial services to be held 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at Boise High School in Boise, Idaho. Shiva will take place on Thursday evening from 7 to 10 p.m., Feb. 7, 2002, and Feb. 8, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Stephen and Bjorg Ollendorff, 14 Leslie Place, Teafly, N.J., 07670, phone 201-569-2135; for additional information please call Carol at 845-573-0390. Rabbi Jack Bemporad is officiating.

Angelo J. Eraklis, M.D.

BELMONT, MASS. - Dr. Angelo J. ErakIis, 69, of Belmont and Kennebunkport, Maine, died in his home, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002. Dr. Eraklis was a pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital Boston and an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. As a pediatric surgeon, he developed innovative surgical procedures throughout his career. In addition to a busy surgical practice, he held the position of Director of the Office of International Affairs. Following an extensive career developing a large international clinical practice and the Renal Transplant Program at Children's Hospital, Dr. Eraklis was a founder of Health Care International (Scotland) in Clydebank, Scotland, a high technology, tertiary care hospital specifically designed to export American medical expertise and enhance international medical training and patient care. Having traveled widely and provided consultation to Ministries of Health, Dr. Eraklis developed extensive knowledge of the healthcare delivery systems and the medical infrastructure in North Africa ,the Middle East, and Eastern and Southern Europe. In recent years, Dr. Eraklis was Chairman of Adam & Associates International, a healthcare consulting company. Dr. Eraklis graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Eraklis trained in surgery at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston City Hospital and Children's Hospital. In 1994, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Bowdoin College for his surgical accomplishments and international medical work. Dr. Eraklis was certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Pediatric Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He was one of the founders of the American Pediatric Surgical Society. Dr. Eraklis is survived by his wife, Katherine Sferes Eraklis; daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Jaap Tonckens of Greenwich, Conn., and Drs. Marianna Eraklis and Daniel Robbins of Berkeley, Calif.; four grandchildren, Alexander, Nicholas, Anastasia and Andreas; a sister, Stacia Solomon of N.H.; and a brother Louis Eraklis of R.I. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. Feb. 5, at the Holy Cross Seminary Chapel, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, Mass. Visiting hours on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Brown and Sons, 36 Trapelo Road, Belmont, Mass.. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to, Surgical Cancer Fund of Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Mass, 02115.

Andrew C. Palmer

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. - Andy Palmer, 48, of Lenoir, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002 while pursuing his love of running in Moses Cone National Park near his home. Andy was born on Nov. 26, 1953 in Houlton, Maine, a son of Ralph E. and Anna Mae (Neddeau) Palmer. He graduated from Madawaska High School. He went on to get a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He taught at various schools throughout Maine including Mars Hill, Fryeburg, and Thornton Academy. He received two Masters Degrees in Education, one in the field of Physical Education from Springfield College, the other in Exceptionality from the University of Southern Maine. Palmer received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Florida State University and became a Sports Psychologist and Performance Enhancement Specialist. He spoke around the country as a motivational speaker. Andy was the owner and director of the Maine Running Camp in Bar Harbor for over 20 years. He coached at the high school, college, and post-collegiate level. He was a senior writer for Running Times Magazine. He was the Chairman of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) coaching certification committee. He was a member of the University of Maine at Presque Isle Athletic Hall of Fame and a member of the Maine Running Hall of Fame. Andy was a two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon. He was 13th in the trials for the World Championships Marathon in 1986. He held the American record for 30k for 29-year olds in 1984. He had the tenth fastest American time (47:52) for ten miles in 1981. Recently, he realized a life-long dream when he and his wife, Zika, created ZAP Fitness Foundation in Blowing Rock, N.C., a not-for-profit foundation to help develop post-collegiate athletes in their quest for excellence. He and Zika were committed to making the realization of these dreams possible. Survivors include his wife, Zika (Janes) Palmer of Blowing Rock, N.C.; father-in-law, Mike, and mother-in-law, Franze Janes; mother, Anna Palmer of Madawaska; two brothers, Jim Palmer with Kay Simonds of Springvale, and John Palmer of Portland; three sisters, Jane Palmer and her husband, Barry Fussell of Durham, N.H., and Martha and Mary Palmer, both of Freeport. Andy was a very caring and accepting person. He had many relatives and friends who will miss him deeply. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ZAP Fitness Foundation, P. O. Box 192, Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605. www.zapfitness.com A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Service, Boone, N.C.

Gerard L. Morin

ALFRED - Gerard L. Morin, 75, of Alfred, died Feb. 4, 2002 at The Goodall Hospital, in Sanford. He was born in Sanford on April 9, 1926, he was the son of Wilfred and Maria Girard Morin, and attended local schools. Mr. Morin served in The United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He was the founder of Morin Steel Company in Alfred, which he started more than forty years ago. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edna Ouelette Morin of Alfred; a son, Michael of Limerick; and a daughter, Rachel of Falmouth; he is also survived by brothers, Roger of Shapleigh and Fernand of Sanford. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Heald Funeral Home, 580 Main Street, Springvale, Maine. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday Feb. 12, 2002 at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 24 North Street, Sanford, Maine. For online obituary and directions to the funeral home, please visit www.healdfuneral.com. Name

Bruce W. Galeucia

SPRINGVALE - Bruce W. Galeucia, 52, of Springvale, died Feb. 4, 2002 at The New England Medical Center, in Boston, Mass. He was born in York on Dec. 24, 1949, he was the son of Gordon and Priscilla Gowen Galeucia, and was a 1968 graduate of Wells High School. Mr. Galeucia retired as a game warden after 23 years of service for the State of Maine. He worked mostly in York County but also spent two years in the Dexter/Newport area. He has been employed by Shaine's of Maine for the past three years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was a wonderful cook and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his mother, Priscilla Galeucia of Moody; his wife, Stephanie Galeucia of Springvale; his sons, Peter Galeucia of Rockland, Benjamin Galeucia of Springvale, Quinten Galeucia of San Diego, Calif., and Brent Galeucia of Springvale; daughters, Kimberly Donahue of Dover, N.H., and Whitney Galeucia of Springvale; a brother, Gordon Galeucia of Houston, Texas; his sisters, Pamela Card of Moody, and Paula Card of Belgrade; he is also survived by his grandchildren, Sarah, Allison and Hannah. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at The Heald Funeral Home, 580 Main Street, Springvale, Maine. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at The Cape Neddick Baptist Church, Cape Neddick, Maine. If desired, donations may be made in his memory to The Wellspring Counseling Services, 4 Wellspring Road, Biddeford, Maine 04005.

Carrie Louise Mulhern

FAYETTEVILLE, GA. - Carrie Louise Mulhern, 96, a resident of Hunters Walk ,formerly of Wiscasset and Portland, Maine, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 in Georgia. Mrs. Mulhern was born in Wiscasset March 23, 1905, a daughter of James and Julietta (McFarland) Clark. She attended schools in Wiscasset and graduated from Wiscasset High School. Following her education, she came to Portland and worked as a Registered Nurse for Maine Medical Center for many years. She then worked as a private nurse prior to her retirement in the 1960s. Mrs. Mulhern's family remembers her as a gentle and loving person who enjoyed writing poetry with several of her poems being published. She was a longtime active and devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Portland. Her husband, John D.R. Mulhern, predeceased her. She is survived by four grandsons, John F. Mulhern of Fayetteville, Ga., Michael P. Mulhern of Eustis, Fla., Stephen Mulhern of New Mexico, and Richard W. Mulhern of Portland. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren Visiting hours will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at Hay & Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress Street, Portland. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Portland, 360 Canco Road, Portland with Reverend Kevin McBride officiating. Interment will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park. Hay & Peabody 772-5463

Villa G. Bruce

SCARBOROUGH - Villa G. Bruce of Scarborough, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002 at a Scarborough nursing home following a long illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Caribou, a daughter of Freeman and Mabel (Kilcollins) Beek, As a child she moved from Caribou to Newport. She graduated from high school in Newport. In 1932, she married Wallace A. Bruce, in Newport, they later moved to Bangor. In 1939, she and her husband relocated to Portland and in 1965, they moved to Scarborough. Mrs. Bruce was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband in 1987. She is survived by her only daughter, Jean Pelletier of Scarborough; two grandsons, Peter Howe and Robert Howe, both of Old Orchard Beach; a grandson, Christopher James Howe of Old Orchard Beach; two sisters, Dorothy Beede of Dover Foxcroft, Freda Piper of Glenburn; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be private, at the request of the family. Arrangements by Conroy-Tully So. Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, So. Portland.

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