Miscellaneous Cumberland County, Maine Obituaries
Dated September 4, 2002


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Carl 'Bert' Andrews, 50, businessman, dedicated volunteer

CUMBERLAND Carl Delbert "Bert" Andrews of Cumberland Foreside, a prominent businessman and a dedicated United Way volunteer, died Monday of colon cancer. He was 50.
Mr. Andrews, who led by example, was admired for his gentle, down-to-earth style. His dedication to his employees and his family was driven by a strong work ethic and a sense of integrity.
"He felt grateful for the life we shared and wanted to give back to those who were less fortunate," said his wife, Cindy Andrews of Cumberland. "When I met him, almost 32 years ago, I asked him what he liked to do, his response was, 'I like to make people happy.' He always tried to make people smile," she said.
Mr. Andrews graduated from Bates College in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology. After graduation he spent a year at Bowdoin College working in the chemistry department and furthering his education.
In 1975 he married the former Cindy Holmes, a classmate at Bates. They moved to Hanover, N.H., where he was a member of the first class in Dartmouth College's graduate School of Biochemistry.
A year later, they moved back to Maine, where he started working for his father-in-law at Holmes Distributors, Inc. and The House of Lights. He and his wife spent two years opening and operating a branch of the business in Bangor before moving back to the area and settling in Cumberland.
Mr. Andrews became president of the company in 1988 and fourth-generation owner in 1989. He merged the company in 2000 to form Horizon Solutions, Inc.
"He loved this routine of going to work," said Cindy Andrews. "His work was his life. He gave his employees the tools to solve problems and was a mentor to them. He enjoyed helping other people achieve success and working with people towards the common goal. His door was always open."
Mr. Andrews believed in giving back to the community and became very involved with Junior Achievement, serving as board chairman in 1985 and 1986. He was a corporator of Maine Medical Center, involved with the Institute of Civic Leadership and the Board Network.
He worked in the United Way of Greater Portland campaign in various leadership roles and served as board chairman for two years. The board recently voted to award annually the 'Bert Andrews Volunteer Spirit Award' in his honor.
"He was a remarkable person," said Meg Baxter, United Way executive director. "He was always two steps ahead of me and had his eye in the future. He could turn a meeting into something fun and never took himself too seriously."
Mr. Andrews enjoyed attending his children's school and sporting activities. He served as one of the founding members of the American Youth Soccer Organization in Maine.
His other hobbies included jogging, golf, skiing, and especially spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Cumberland Congregational Church, Portland Country Club and Young Presidents' Organization.
Melanie Creamer


ABBOTT, BARBARA - 73, of Wiscasset, August 31. Graveside service 4p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Greenlawn Cemetery. Mayo & Daigle Funeral Home, 40 Federal Street, Wiscasset.

ACKER, CLYDE N. - 88, of Gorham, in Portland, August 28. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6th, followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. at Dolby and Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State St., Gorham. Burial follows on family lot at Eastern Cemetery, Main St., Gorham.

ANDREWS, CARL D. 'BERT' - 50, of Cumberland Foreside, in Cumberland Foreside, Sept. 2. No visiting hours. Memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8th, at Woodfords Congregational Church, UCC, 202 Woodford Street, Portland.

AXELSEN, PIERINA 'Nana-Ax' - 64, of Portland, in Portland, Sept. 2. Visiting hours Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., where prayers will be recited, Friday, 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Portland. Interment to follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

BOURLESSAS, DIANA C. KOSTIS - 90, of Sanford, in Sanford, Sept. 1. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, at Heald Funeral Home, Springvale. Funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Demetrious Greek Orthodox Church, Saco. Burial follows in Oakdale Cemetery, Sanford.

CALLAGHAN, LUCIOUS E. - 68, of Standish, in Augusta. Sept. 3. Graveside committal service1 p.m. Friday at family lot in St. John's Cemetery, Rumford. Arrangements by Staples Funeral Home, Gardiner.

CARR, EFFIE M. - 78, of Portland, in NCenter Conway, N.H., August 31. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Private graveside service in Evergreen Cemetery follows.

CUSACK, LINDA H. - 75, of Portland, in Portland, August 30. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4th, at Hay & Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress St., Portland, where funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5th.

DALRYMPLE, LLOYD A. - 75, of Portland, formerly of Jay and Wilton, in Portland, Aug. 31. Graveside memorial services Friday, 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton. Wiles Funeral Home, Auburn.

DOLLIVER, NANCY L. WEBSTER- 35, of Boston, Mass., in Boston, Aug. 30. A memorial service, Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 6 p.m. at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland.

DOLLIVER, NANCY L. WEBSTER- 35, of Boston, formerly of Southern Maine, in Boston, August 30. Service information to be published at a later date. Arrangements by Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland.

DOUGHTY, EMERY V. - of Chebeague Island, in Burlington, Sept. 2. No visitation. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Chebeague Island United Methodist Church. Interment in Chebeague Island Cemetery. Arrangements by Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth.

FLAHERTY, ARLINE M. - 87, of Portland, in Yarmouth, Sept. 2. Visiting hours 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers recited at funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday followed by 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Pius X Church. Burial follows in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

FORTIN, ROBERT G. - 61, of Portland, in Portland, Sept. 2. There will be no visiting hours. Private family burial, Friday 9 a.m. followed by a graveside service 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery.

GUERIN, FLORENCE H. - 95, of Biddeford, in Biddeford, Sept. 2. Visiting hours will be 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday at funeral home. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Biddeford.

HOLMES, DOROTHY A. - 80, of Frisco, Texas, formerly of Elgin, Ill. and Boothbay, August 31. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5th, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Service, Inc., 51 Center St., Elgin, Illinois. Graveside services Friday, Sept. 6th, at Bluff City Cemetery.

HUFF, ELLEN M. - 78, of Yarmouth, in Portland, Sept. 1. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A celebration of life, 1 p.m. Friday at Yarmouth Church of the Nazarene, US Rt. 1, Yarmouth. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Yarmouth.

KIERSTEAD, GORDON T. - 77, of South Portland, in Saco, Sept.1. Visiting hours 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. A funeral service held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home. Interment to follow at a later date.

LARKIN, EDWARD B. - 65, of Arundel, in Arundel, Aug. 30. Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hope Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Biddeford.

LEVENSON, JEANETTE S. - 96, of Portland, in Portland, Sept. 2. Funeral service11 a.m. Wednesday at Temple Beth 111, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. Visiting hours at home of Betsy & Alan Levenson, 22 Sleepy Hollow Rod., North Windham, Wednesday & Thursday, 1-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m., and Friday, 1-5 p.m.

LORD, DOLLY DOLLOFF - 85, of Sebago, in Bridgton, Sept. 1. Visiting hours 12-noon Wednesday followed by 2 p.m. funeral service, both at Neal & York Funeral Home, 12 High St., Kezar Falls. Burial follows in Lakeside Cemetery, Sebago.

LORD, WILLIS F. - 90, of Limerick, in Scarborough, Sept. 3. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5th, at Heald Funeral Home, 26 Sokokis Trail North, Limerick, where funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6th. Burial follows in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Newfield.

MCNITT, DORIS - of Falmouth, in Falmouth. Memorial service and gathering for friends will take place at the home of Denise McNitt and Kevin Switzer, 21 Schuster Road, Cumberland Center at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5.

MORRISON, DEAN P. - 82, of Rangeley, in Rangeley, Sept. 1. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5th, at Rangeley Congregational Church. Committal services in Evergreen Cemetery, Rangeley. Following services, reception at church 'Barn.'

MYRICK, IRVING 'JIM' - 58, of South Portland, in Portland, Aug. 30. There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5th in Brooklawn Memorial Park. Following service, a gathering 12-2 p.m. at the Portland Eagles, 187 St. John's St. Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland.

NELSON, PRISCILLA A. - 67, of Scarborough, in Portland, Sept. 2. Visiting hours Friday, Sept. 6th, 4-8 p.m. at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland, where a service will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Scarborough Memorial Cemetery, Old Blur Point Rd., Scarborough.

PAPI, AGAMENONE V. 'Mema' - 82, of Portland, in Portland, Sept. 2. Visiting hours Thursday, 4-8 p.m. at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., where prayers will be recited Friday, 8:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow at New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

PARMELEE, EDWARD L. - 96, of Falmouth, in Falmouth, Sept. 1. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland.

PIERCE, ABBIE A. - 88, of Topsham, in Bath, Aug. 30. A memorial service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4th t Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell Neck Rd., Harpswell. Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.

REMINGTON, 'JOHN' - A memorial service at the Cumberland County Fair Grounds Maintenance Building, Saturday, Sept. 7th, 10 a.m.

ROBBINS, GEORGE E. - 92, of South Portland, in Gorham, Sept. 2. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial services 10 a.m. Saturday at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Interment will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park.

ROBINSON, LORRAINE B.- 70, of Saco, August 31. Visiting from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St., Saco with a 9 a.m. Mass to be held Wednesday at Most Holy Trinity, following cremation a graveside service will be held at South Buxton cemetery, Woodman section, Thursday at 10 a.m.

ROUX, RAYMOND E. - 74, of Wilmington, Del., in Wilmington, Aug. 30. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, 10 a.m. at Church of Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington, Del. Burial in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. Chandler Funeral Homes.

STEARNS, MARY R. - 76, of Auburn, in Lewiston, August 26. Memorial service1 p.m. Saturday, September 14th, at Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Auburn.

STROUT, ARNOLD R. - 82, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of Portland and Yarmouth, in Myrtle Beach, August 31. Visitation 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5th, at First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, where funeral service follows. Burial in Florence National Cemetery.

SWALLOW, RONALD A. 'Buck' - 36, of Portland, in Portland, Aug. 31. A memorial visitation 3-4 p.m. Friday with a service to follow 4 p.m. at Hay & Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress St., Portland.

TANGUAY, MARILYN - 62, of DeBary, Fla., formerly of Maine, in Orange City, Fla., August 28. Graveside services Thursday, Sept. 5, at New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Augusta. Local arrangements by Blais & Hay Funeral Home, Westbrook.

VARNEY, PATRICIA A. - 55, of Saco, in Portland, Sept. 1. Visiting hours 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Conroy-Tully South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Funeral service 11a.m. Wednesday at So. Portland Chapel. Burial will be held at Scarborough Memorial Cemetery, Old Blue Point Road, Scarborough.

WEBBER, BERYL E. (Burnham) - of Kennebunk, in Biddeford, Aug. 28. A graveside service at Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk, Sept. 4th, 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

WHITNEY, EVA F. - 91 , of Bridgton, in Fryeburg, Sept. 2. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge Rd., Casco. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday at Village Cemetery, Harrison.

WILLIAMS, VIRGINIA R. 'Ginny' - 82, of South Portland, in South Portland, Sept. 3. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Rd., South Portland. Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Brooklawn Memorial Park.

WOODWARD, HAZEL WASS - 97, of Thomaston, in Rockland, Sept. 1. No visitation. Celebration of her life 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Davis Funeral Home, 35 Knox St., Thomaston.

WYATT, WILLIAM E. - 75, of Cumberland Center, in Cumberland Center,Sept. 1. A memorial service at Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Rd., Cumberland, Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 2 p.m.

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of LORETTA (RODNEY) FORTIN Who Passed Away September 4, 1999 The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, The loss of one we loved so well, And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keep. Sadly missed by, Jess, Jeff and Jodie, Mom, Dad, Sisters, Brothers and Families

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of LISA A. CURRAN 1959-1994 On Her Birthday September 4 t h * * * Sadly missed by her Mother, Sister and Brother

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of MY BROTHER DAVID 'JAY' BERRY On His Birthday, September 4th. Years pass, Pain lingers, Memories remain forever. * * * Love and miss you, Sister Beth, Danny and Family

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of DAVID 'JAY' BERRY On His Birthday September 4 The tide recedes but leaves behind Bright sea shells on the sand The sun goes down, But gentle warmth still lingers on the land The music stops, And yet it echoes on in sweet refrains... For every joy that passes Something beautiful remains * * * Lovingly remembered by, Mom, Dad and Family

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of CAROLYN J. WAY Who Passed Away September 4, 2000 Two years apart, you drifted away Always in my heart, Carolyn Way * * * Lovingly remembered by, Ron Way

IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory Of GEORGE A. DUDLEY Who Passed Away September 4, 1982 Our lives go one without you, but your presence is felt every day. Lovingly Remembered By, Wife Evelyn, Son Nelson E. and Daughter Donna A. and Cousin Eleanor

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