Bereavement Services

  • Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home
  • Obituary

    Michele M. Kaufman

    Michele Moselle Kaufman, 65, died Sept. 12, 2014, at her home in East Boothbay following a three-year battle with ALS.

    Michele was born May 31, 1949, in New York City, the daughter of Ernest P. and Regina L. (Piccirello) Moselle. She was raised in New York City, Dallas, Texas and East Northport, Long Island, New York.

    Posted: Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:15pm
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    Nancy J. Roberts

    Nancy Jeanne Roberts, 74, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at her home on Sept. 11, 2014. She was born on June 22, 1940 in New London, Connecticut.

    Nancy moved to Maine at an early age, spending most of her formative years on Barters and Hodgdon Islands in Boothbay. She played basketball and acted in her senior play, graduating from Boothbay Region High School in 1958.

    Posted: Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Celebration of life for Dwight Brown

    A celebration of life for Dwight Brown, who died Aug. 27, 2014, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14.

    At 4 p.m., immediate family will be departing for a memorial boat ride to Linekin Bay to spread his ashes. Family and friends will then gather at Barrett’s Park in Boothbay Harbor for a potluck meal and celebration of his life.

    Posted: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Meredith Jones

    Meredith Jones, 72, of Wiscasset died Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by his children. He had valiantly battled cancer for over three years.

    Posted: Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:00pm
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    Joseph F. Fodera

    Joseph Frank Fodera, 91, died Aug. 26, 2014, at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick, after a long respiratory illness.

    He was born Nov. 12, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to Vincent Fodera and Vita Giola (translated Joy of Life) who were Sicilian immigrants from a town near Palermo, Sicily.

    Joe was proud of his Sicilian heritage. He was known for saying “There are two kinds of Italians: Sicilians and those that want to be.”

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:30am
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    Dwight E. Brown

    Dwight E. Brown died at home on Aug. 28, 2014 with his family by his side.

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:30am
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    Susan J. Harrington

    Susan June “Susie” Owen Harrington, 50, died peacefully August 29, 2014 at Central Maine Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

    She was born on May 29, 1964 in Boothbay Harbor, the daughter of Philip R. Owen Sr. and Judith Giles Owen.

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:00am
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    Patricia J. Dighton

    Patricia J. Dighton, 70, of 9 Cheney Drive, Wiscasset died Aug. 30, 2014 at her residence with family by her side.

    She was born in Damariscotta on Dec. 11, 1943, a daughter of George B. and Esther A. (Weaver) Cheney.

    Posted: Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:15am
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    Gladys C. Pratt

    Gladys "Glady" Pratt, 93, of Boothbay Harbor died Aug. 26, 2014 at her home, Pratt’s Harmony Farm.

    Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    David S. Sherman


    David S. Sherman, 62, most recently of Machias, died Aug. 26, 2014 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

    He was born in Waterville on Sept. 26, 1951, a son of Gerald C. and Emily A. (Riley) Sherman.

    Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:00am
  • Graveside service for T. Marie McLellan

    A graveside service for T. Marie McLellan, who died Jan. 18, 2014, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Evergreen Cemetery in Boothbay. A reception will follow at American Legion Hall, 25 Industrial Park Road, Boothbay.

    Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:45am
  • Notice of Service

    Joseph F. Fodera

    Joseph Frank Fodera, 91, died August 26, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. 

    He was born November 12, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to Vincent and Vita Gioia Fodera.

    Friends are welcome to join the family for a time of Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, September 1at Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road in Boothbay. 

    Posted: Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:30pm
  • Obituary

    Frank L. Teague

    Frank Loring Teague, 83, died Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his family in Damariscotta.

    Frank was born to Arnold Franklin Teague and Carrie Evelyn (Leach) on Feb. 3, 1931 in Warren.

    Posted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:00am
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    Gloria C. Peters

    Gloria C. Peters, 91, died peacefully Aug. 21, 2014, at Winship Green in Bath.

    She was born in Damariscotta on Jan. 19, 1923, to Glen and Caroline Ferris Rollins.

    Posted: Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:30am
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    Philip H. Gesner

    Philip Hollenbeck Gesner, 86, of North End Road, Westport Island, died Aug. 17, 2014 at his residence.

    He was born in West Haven, Connecticut on Nov. 25, 1927, a son of Robert L. and Mildred (Hollenbeck) Gesner.

    Posted: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:15pm
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    Donald Hansen

    Donald Hansen, Maine journalist, died on August 8, 2014 in Ridgefield, Connecticut from complications related to his eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 79 years old.

    Posted: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Priscilla A. Fogg

    Priscilla Antoinette Fogg, 74, of Wiscasset died on August 20, 2014.

    Priscilla was born in Wiscasset on September 11, 1939, the daughter of Warren W. and Helen S. (Bean) Dorr, also of Wiscasset. Priscilla graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1957 and attended Thayer College in Waterville where she earned her certification as a lab technician.

    Posted: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:15am
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    Cecilia M. Widup

    Cecelia M. Widup, 69, of Edison, New Jersey and Sprucewold in Boothbay Harbor, died August 17, 2014 at RWJ University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    Born in South Bend, Indiana, she resided in New York City before moving to Edison 22 years ago.

    Posted: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:45pm
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    Kathleen W. Adams

    Kathleen Watts Adams of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully early Sunday morning, August 17, 2014.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor on June 13, 1916, the daughter of Robert B. Watts and Rachel Bowman Watts. She was married to Lewis W. Adams on May 29, 1941. After the sudden death of her father, she and her husband operated the Watts Taxi Service from their office on Commercial Street in Boothbay Harbor until 1954.

    Posted: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:30pm
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    Shirley L. Chamberlain

    Shirley L. (Williams) Chamberlain died on August 18, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m.

    Shirley was born May 3, 1945, in Tacoma, Washington, the second of two children born to her parents. Shirley had been suffering from mental dementia.

    Posted: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00pm
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    Leroy E. Olson

    Leroy E. Olson, 91, of Main Road on Westport Island, died August 17, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    Posted: Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00pm
  • A Gathering of Remembrance for Virginia Mae Hankinson

    A gathering of remembrance for Virginia M. Hankinson will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m., as she is laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, Boothbay. Virginia died March 11, 2014.

    Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Boothbay, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay. A permanent Web page has been established honoring Virginia Hankinson at


    Posted: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Albert Rofe

    Albert “Al” Rofe, age 68, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Barters Island on August 6, 2014, after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. 

    Posted: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:00pm
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    Joan Leslie

    Joan Warland Leslie, 92, daughter of Marion Sortwell Warland and William Seaver Warland, died August 4, 2014 in Brunswick. She was born November 30, 1921, in Boston and grew up in Wiscasset and Cambridge, Mass., also spending periods of her childhood in Bermuda and Rome. She was the granddaughter of Alvin Foye Sortwell, the mayor of Cambridge, whose mother came from Wiscasset; and she spent many happy hours in his summer home, the Nickels-Sortwell House in Wiscasset.

    Posted: Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:00am
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    Richard M. Bridges

    Richard Martel Bridges, 84, died peacefully in his home surround by his loving family on July 30, 2014.

    He was born on May 26, 1930 in Boston, Mass., to his parents Walter G. and Lucia (Saucier) Bridges. Richard graduated from Thayer Academy and received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

    Posted: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:30pm
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    Ruth L. Bontempo

    Ruth Louise (Schildgen) Bontempo, 92, of Boothbay and Naugatuck, Conn., died peacefully on August 2, 2014 at a Bangor hospital.

    Ruth was born in Waterbury, Conn., on February 4, 1922, the daughter of William Frederick “Doc” and Amelie “Molly” (Lowenthal) Schildgen.

    Posted: Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:30am
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    Casey A. Dalton

    Casey Allen Dalton, 19, died suddenly on July 30, 2014 from injuries sustained in a car accident, along with his best friend and cousin, Keegan William Spear. Casey grew up in Wiscasset and attended local schools from kindergarten through high school.

    Posted: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:45am
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    Keegan W. Spear

    Keegan William Spear, 17, of Boothbay Harbor died tragically on July 30, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident, along with his cousin Casey Dalton of Boothbay. Keegan is the beloved son of Cynthia B. Spear of Boothbay Harbor and William and Debra Spear of Boothbay and brother of Zachary S. Spear and his longtime companion, Linsey Grover of Boothbay, and brother, Riley B. Spear of Boothbay and stepbrother, Desmond J.

    Posted: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:30am
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    Dorothy A. Brown

    Dorothy Augusta (Darling) Brown died peacefully on July 26, 2014 in Damariscotta with her family by her side.

    Dorothy was born June 8, 1915 in Somerville, Mass., to Edward B. and Marguerite (Hutchins) Darling.

    Posted: Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:15am
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    Ruth A. Richards

    Ruth Arlene (Harmon) Richards of Boothbay Harbor, formerly of Rockland, Mass., and Livermore Falls, died peacefully on July 23, 2014 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    Ruth was born on April 1, 1917, to the late Wallace and Elizabeth (Constantine) Harmon in Livermore Falls.

    Posted: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:45am
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    Robert S. Morton III

    Robert Samuel “Bobby” Morton III died July 25, 2014 after a brief illness at Maine Medical Center with his family by his side.

    He was born the son of Ernest and Sophia Morton on May 17, 1943 in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:45am
  • Graveside service for Keith Bachelder

    A graveside service for Keith Bachelder, who died April 7, 2014, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 at Highland Cemetery in Edgecomb. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Edgecomb Town Hall. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:15am
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    Jane R. Stevenson

    Jane Roberta Barcalow Stevenson died November 14, 2013 in Sequim, Wash., surrounded by her family after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. She fought for her life with dignity, courage and amazing determination. She touched and inspired many lives along the way.

    Posted: Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Jean E. Finley

    Jean E. Finley, 75, of Oak Grove Avenue in Bath, died July 22, 2014 at Hawthorne House in Freeport.

    She was born in Bath on May 11, 1939, a daughter of Joseph and Hazel (Winchester) Dubar.

    Posted: Sat, 07/26/2014 - 8:00am
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    Barbara L. Fossett

    Barbara Louise Fossett, 96, of Boothbay died peacefully on July 15, 2014.

    She was born on October 24, 1917, the daughter of the late George and Eva (Kelley) Granger in Boothbay Harbor. During her childhood the family moved to Randolph where she attended local schools before returning to Boothbay at the age of 17.

    Posted: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:30am
  • Celebration of life for Flora M. Gray

    A celebration of life for Flora M. Gray of Nobleboro and East Boothbay, who died on May 27, 2014, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. A private graveside service will be held for the family at the Dunbar Cemetery in Nobleboro.

    Posted: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:15am
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    Marilyn Lozier

    Marilyn Lozier, 90, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at her home on July 20, 2014.

    Posted: Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Frederick W. Pennoyer III

    Captain Frederick W. Pennoyer III, U.S. Navy (ret.) of Flat Rock, N.C., died July 17, 2014.

    Because of his long family ties, his ashes will be scattered in the waters off Boothbay Harbor.

    He was the grandson of the late Frederick Pennoyer, a West Boothbay Harbor resident of many years.

    Posted: Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:30pm
  • Service for John Edgar St. John

    A Memorial Mass for Jack St. John of Brunswick and West Boothbay Harbor will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 81 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Jack died June 8, 2014.

    Posted: Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Memorial service for Suzanne Sewall

    A memorial service for Suzanne Hague Sewall, who died on November 7,2013 in Nakomis Florida, will be held on Saturday, August 2 at All Saints By-the-Sea, Southport at 10 a.m.

    Posted: Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Richard W. Barlow

    Richard Wilfred "Dicky" Barlow, 88, of Swansboro, N.C., died July 14, 2014 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on February 4, 1926, the eldest of nine children born to Richard Luther and Mildred Joyce Barlow.

    Posted: Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:30am
  • Nathan Nicholls service

    Nathan Nicholls, AKA Recycle Sculptor, died suddenly on July 11.

    A celebration of his life and artistry will be held in his sculptor garden located at 483 Bremen Rd., Waldoboro on Sunday, July 20. Bring a favorite memory or story. Share times are scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m.

    Posted: Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Robert M. Thompson

    Robert Michael Thompson, 64, died peacefully on July 7, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick with his loving family by his side.

    Posted: Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Helen H. Paulsen

    Helen Hamilton Paulsen died July 10, 2014.

    Posted: Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:15am
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    Ronald Appel Jr.

    Ronald Appel Jr., 80, of Boothbay died peacefully at home July 9, 2014 after a long period of failing health.

    Born in Staten Island, N.Y., Ron was the eldest son of Virginia Emde and Ronald Appel Sr. Growing up he attended the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. and Trinity Pawling, Pawling, N.Y.

    Posted: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Charles K. Brown III

    Charles K. Brown III died peacefully in his apartment at Sunnybrook Village in Brunswick on July 2, 2014 at age 97. He was able to enjoy the presence of friends and family members to the end.

    Posted: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Barbara L. Foley

    Barbara Louise Foley, 92, died peacefully at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta on July 2, 2014.

    Barbara was born on August 11, 1921 in Pepperell, Mass., the daughter of Phillip H. and Annie Louise (Brewer) Little. She attended Boothbay Harbor High School.

    Posted: Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Robert M. Thompson

    Robert M. Thompson, 64, died peacefully at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick on July 7, 2014 with his loving family at his side.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at Simmons Harrington and Hall, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.

    Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, 27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb, ME 04556

    A full obituary will follow in next week’s edition.

    Posted: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:30am
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    Mary Coombs

    Mary Coombs, 91, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at St. Andrews Village on July 2, 2014.

    Posted: Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:45am
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    Ellen Eddy

    Ellen Stover Eddy, of Short Hills, New Jersey and Bayville, died on June 16, 2014.

    Daughter of the late Clark and Jane Wilson Stover, Ellen was born on February 2, 1940. Her grandparents were Kendrick and Eleanor Wilson of Murray Hill, Bayville and Elizabeth, New Jersey, and of Charles and Elna Stover of Bayville and Providence, R.I., giving her strong family ties to the Boothbay Harbor area.

    Posted: Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:15pm