Obituaries

Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    John C. Laird

    John C. “Jack” Laird, 79, died May 24, 2015 in the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    He was born Feb. 1, 1936 to John and Florence (Brown) Laird. He grew up in Saco and graduated from Thornton Academy. He attended Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in South Portland.

    Jack served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

    Posted: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Robert W. Seaman

    Robert W. Seaman of Southport died Sept. 4, 2014.

    Posted: Mon, 05/25/2015 - 1:30pm
  • Graveside service for Harold M. Dow

    A graveside service for Harold M. Dow, 86, of Wiscasset who died Nov. 14, 2014 will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset with military honors. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Raymond L. Murray

    Raymond L. Murray, 82, formerly of Fayette and Boothbay, died peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston.

    Born on July 25, 1932 in Mechanic Falls, he was the son of Paul A. and Floris C. (Hartford) Murray.

    Posted: Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Dale E. Grant

    Dale E. Grant, 46, died the evening of May 15, 2015 at the MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

    Born Sept. 19, 1968 in Boothbay Harbor, he was the son of Dale G. and Patricia E. Grant of Edgecomb.

    Dale was a very intelligent person and had many talents. He was a gifted artist, history buff, was once an urchin diver, carpenter and had a very good career as a boilermaker in Local 29 out of Quincy, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Joyce L. Manson

    Joyce Lynn Manson, 64, of Boothbay Harbor died May 7, 2015 after a long illness.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor on April 5, 1951, daughter of Ira and Barbara Lewis. She attended local schools, becoming the business manager for the Boothbay Region Superintendent of School District for many years.

    Posted: Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Graveside service for Harold V. Webber

    A graveside service for Harold V. Webber, who died March 16, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at Union Cemetery in Southport.

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

    Posted: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Jane E. Meister

    Jane Elizabeth (Winters) Meister died peacefully on May 10, 2015 at the Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor.

    Jane was born to Matthew and Ninetta (Illingworth) Winters on March 21, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended local schools and graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree.

    Posted: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Graveside service for Elizabeth M. Brown

    A graveside service for Elizabeth M. Brown, who died Jan. 24, 2015 in Zephyrhills, Florida, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath.

    Posted: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Loretta McCaffery

    Loretta (DesJardins) “Lu” McCaffery of Stonington, Connecticut, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died April 20, 2015.

    Lu was born in Norwich, Connecticut, and married James McCaffery, also of Norwich, in 1947.

    Posted: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    M. Wray Witten

    M. Wray Witten, 66, of Athens, Georgia died Dec. 3, 2014 following a battle with cancer. He was a noted environmentalist and attorney in Colorado, Ethiopia, Scotland, and most recently in Athens.

    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Delbert Ketcham

    Delbert “Del” Ketcham died April 29, 2015 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, after a five month battle with lung cancer. Del and his wife, Sheila deBettencourt, moved from Wiscasset to North Carolina in December 2014 to live near their children and granddaughter.

    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Maxine V. Saltmarsh

    Maxine V. (Rittall) Greenleaf Saltmarsh, 96, died May 3, 2015 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Concord, New Hampshire.

    She was born in Dresden on Feb. 1, 1919 to the late John A. and Amelia A. (Brown) Rittall. She attended the local school in Dresden.

    Posted: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Clara H. Chase

    Clara Holland Chase, 98, died peacefully May 5, 2015 at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta.

    Born Feb. 1, 1917 in Andover, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Emma Jane and Chester White Holland. She attended Abbot Academy and Erskine College.

    Posted: Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Alta B. Greenleaf

    Alta B. Greenleaf, 94, of Trevett, died May 5, 2015 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, after a brief illness.

    She was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Boothbay, the daughter of Cleveland C. and Elizabeth Orchard Barter. She attended local schools, graduating in the class of 1939.

    Posted: Wed, 05/06/2015 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Marcia J. Ross

    Marcia Janet Ross, 89, of Alna, died May 3, 2015 at the Hill House in Bath.

    Born on July 4, 1925 in Nashua, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of Frank and Ida Angell.

    Marcia attended Wiscasset Elementary School and graduated from Wiscasset Academy. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary at Mason Station in Wiscasset, Bath Iron Works and at Whitmore Feed in Wiscasset. 

    Posted: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Harry I. Lauer III

    Harry Ifill Lauer III died April 26, 2015 at his home in Camden.

    During Harry’s long battle with cancer, his courage and kindness were a remarkable inspiration for all with whom he came in contact. His acceptance and love of life along with his sense of humor were a joy to his family and all his friends.

    Posted: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:30am
  • Committal service for Deanna H. Mansir

    A committal service for Deanna H. Mansir, who died Jan. 26, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Dresden. 

    Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:15am
  • Committal service for Chester R. Crocker

    A committal service for Chester R. Crocker, 92, who died March 8, 2015, will be held at noon on Saturday, May 16, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset with military honors.

    Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Simone S. Gilbert

    Simone Steeves Gilbert died at home in Gorham on April 27, 2015.

    She was born in Jackman on March 1, 1922, the oldest of nine children of Ralph and Lucille Gagnon.

    Posted: Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Arthur W. Rand

    Arthur W. Rand died unexpectedly at his home on Southport on April 4, 2015.

    He was born in Albany, New York on Jan. 17, 1955 to Freeman and Ellen (Banks) Rand.

    Art was a Vietnam veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy from 1974 to 1976.

    Posted: Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:15am
  • Memorial Service for Allan D. Roscoe

    A memorial service for Allan D. Roscoe, who died Feb. 5, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Clayton U. Grant

    Clayton U. “Buddy” Grant died peacefully on April 27, 2015 at Miles Memorial Hospital.

    He was born Dec. 17, 1927 on Barters Island to Sidney and Amy (Barter) Grant. Buddy graduated from Barters Island Community School.

    Posted: Wed, 04/29/2015 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Claire von Auw Johnson

    A woman who inspired everyone she met with her grace, her joy, her flair, her doll-like style, her huge curiosity, and her unlimited capacity for courage and commitment, Claire Johnson died April 26, 2015, just a week shy of her 95th birthday.

    Posted: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Memorial celebration for Barbara W. Keyes

    Barbara W. Keyes died Jan. 13, 2015 at the Vicarage by the Sea in Harpswell. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Sheepscot Community Church on The King's Highway in Sheepcot Village, Newcastle.  A reception will follow.

    Posted: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Robert E. Sutter

    Robert E. Sutter, 75, of Birch Point Road, Wiscasset, died April 16 at Maine Medical Center.

    Posted: Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    James G. Bowden III

    James Goodwin Bowden III of Vero Beach, Florida and Capitol Island, formerly of Weston, Massachusetts, died April 19,2015 after a long battle with cancer and dementia.

    Born in Worcester, Massachusetts on May 24, 1933 to James Goodwin Bowden II and Mildred Smith Bowden, Jim attended the Bancroft School and graduated from Deerfield Academy and Middlebury College. He attended Babson Graduate School and served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant.

    Posted: Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Natalie A. Freeman

    Natalie Ann Morrison Freeman, 88, known as Nancy, died on the morning of April 15 at the LincolnHealth Miles Campus in Damariscotta.

    She was born on June 18, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George L. Morrison and Natalie Hansen Morrison. She grew up in Merion, Pennsylvania, studied piano from an early age, and attended Shipley School.

    Posted: Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Rufus H. Caswell Jr.

    Rufus H. Caswell Jr. of Edgecomb died peacefully on April 19 at his own home where he wanted to be, watching the sparkling water of the Sheepscot River and surrounded by his loving family.

    Rufus was born April 5, 1919 in Bath, the son of the late Rufus Sr. and Elizabeth Herbert Caswell.

    Posted: Tue, 04/21/2015 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    David H. Clark

    David Henry Clark, 82, of Orono died April 15, 2015 at a Bangor hospital.

    He was a longtime summer resident of Juniper Point, Boothbay Harbor, a treasurer for the Juniper Point Village Improvement Society, and a member of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club.

    He was born Oct. 20, 1932 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, son of William Henry and Faye Rebholz Clark.

    Posted: Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Kenneth A. Honey

    The Honorable Kenneth Alan Honey died on April 15, 2015 at the Gregory Wing portion of St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor, where he had been a resident for over three years. He was 83 years of age.

    Ken was born in Bangor on March 6, 1932, the second son of Earle Sr. and Ethel (Leach) Honey.

    Posted: Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    A. Louise Rice

    A. Louise (Lent) Rice, 71, of Brunswick died April 14, 2015 at Skolfield House in Brunswick where she resided with her husband.

    She was born Aug. 12, 1943, the only child of John E. Lent and Dianna (Lavallee) Lent. She attended St. John’s School and was a graduate of Brunswick High School.

    Posted: Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Evelyn A. Keene

    Evelyn Amelia Hartung Keene, 107, died in Brunswick on April 11, 2015.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor on Aug. 3, 1907, the daughter of Clifton Ernest Hartung and Ina Emma Greenleaf Hartung of Boothbay Harbor. She had an older brother Harold who died when he was 12 years old.

    Posted: Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Dorothy M. Doucette

    Dorothy M. Doucette of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully, with her family by her side, on April 6, 2015.

    Dorothy was born Sept. 8, 1922 in Medford, Massachusetts to Stanley and Dorothy (Spencer) Bailey. She attended local schools and went on to graduate from the Massachusetts School of Art with a bachelor’s degree in art.

    Posted: Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Maud Page

    Maud Page, 89, of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully with her family by her side on April 3, 2015.

    She was born Feb. 12, 1926, the daughter of the late Sam and Ruth Wylie. Maud attended area schools before marrying Weston “Cracker” Page and starting a family.

    In addition to helping with her husband’s local business, Page’s Men's Store, she served as a notary public and bookkeeper for the Boothbay Harbor Town Office for many years.

    Posted: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Arthur W. Rand II

    Arthur W. Rand II died on April 4, 2015 at his home.

    Arthur was born on Jan. 17, 1955 to Freeman and Ellen (Banks) Rand. There will be no services. Burial will take place at Pierce Cemetery in Southport.

    Posted: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:00am
  • Memorial service for Elinor Virden

    A memorial service for Elinor “Tommy” Virden will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Jamieson W. Brown

    Jamieson Wiswell “Jim” Brown of Boothbay, died unexpectedly on Wednesday April 8, 2015.

    Jim was born to Margaret “Peggy” (Hanemann) Brown and Stanley Brown of South Hempstead, New York.

    Posted: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:30am
  • Celebration of life for Jamieson Brown

    A celebration of life for Jamieson “Jim” Brown, who died April 8, 2015, will be held Saturday, April 11 from 2-5 p.m. at the home of Mary Whitney, 45 Hillside Place, Boothbay.

    A full obituary will appear in an upcoming edition of the paper.

    Posted: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Charles H. Stevens Sr.

    Charles H. Stevens Sr., 85, died April 4, 2015 at his home in Topsham.

    He was born Aug. 9, 1929 in Gouldsboro to Bernice Keith and Nicholas Stevens. Charles was raised by his mother and stepfather, Douglas Young Sr. He grew up in Gouldsboro and attended local schools. He joined the U.S. Army in 1949 and served in Korea during the Korean War.

    Posted: Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Shawn M. Rines

    Shawn Michael Rines, 30, died suddenly on March 31, 2015 at the Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family and friends.

    Born on March 9, 1985 in Damariscotta, he was the son of William “Buck” and Cindy Rines.

    Posted: Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Donna J. Berkeley

    Donna Jean Winchenbach Berkeley, 72, died of brain cancer on March 30, 2015 at Sussman House Hospice in Rockport.

    She was born in Waldoboro on July 11, 1942, daughter of Carl and Anna Winchenbach. She attended Waldoboro schools and graduated from schooling in Boston, then went on to become a nurse.

    On January 9, 1966, she married Gordon Dale Berkeley and had two children.

    Posted: Mon, 04/06/2015 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Kenneth M. Murray Jr.

    Kenneth M. Murray Jr., 84, of Westport Island died at his home March 29, 2015, with his family by his side.

    In 2007 he was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Helen Louise Wright-Murray.

    Posted: Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Richard W. Davison

    Richard W. Davison, 76, of Edgecomb died unexpectedly at his home on March 30, 2015. He was born March 5, 1939 to William Davison and Dorothy (Norman) Davison in Adams, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Harry J. Scruton

    Harry Johnston Scruton, 86, of Aiken, South Carolina and Ocean Point, died March 27, 2015.

    The son of Harry W. and Alice (Hunt) Scruton, he was born April 21, 1928 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. A graduate of Ridley College, St. Catherines, Ontario, he also attended Drew University.

    Posted: Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    William B. Welsh

    William Brownlee Welsh, a former resident of Sawyer's Island and a former vice president of the Boothbay Region Land Trust, died March 24, 2015, in Springfield, Virginia. He was 90.

    Welsh joined BRLT’s board of directors in 1987. Two years later, he took on a leadership role as the trust’s vice president. He served as vice president until 1996 when his term on the board expired.

    Posted: Tue, 03/31/2015 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Randy N. Pearce

    Randy N. Pearce, 68, of Walpole died unexpectedly March 16, 2015 at Maine Medical Center.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on March 6, 1947.

    Randy worked as a sternman, clam digger and on an offshore fishing boat.

    He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Virginia Pearce; two brothers, Danny and Shawn Pearce; and a son, Shannon Pearce.

    Posted: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Elisabeth A. Harvey

    Elisabeth “Betty” Anne Harvey, 94, died peacefully at Sweetbrook Nursing Home, Williamstown, Massachusetts, on March 21, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Cecil Lee Harvey to whom she was married for over 70 years.

    Posted: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Lester W. Hodgdon Jr.

    Lester W. Hodgdon Jr., 89, of Westport Island, died March 25, 2015 at St. Andrews Village, Gregory Wing, Boothbay Harbor.

    Born in Wiscasset on August 16, 1925, he was the son of Lester W. Hodgdon Sr. and Helena Higgins Hodgdon.

    Posted: Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Henry R. Dunsmore

    Henry Robert “Bob” Dunsmore, 72, of Boothbay Harbor died unexpectedly on March 22, 2015 at his home.

    He was born Feb. 24, 1943 in Grand Lake Stream, Maine, to Henry F. Dunsmore and Stella Amanda (Yates) Dunsmore.

    Posted: Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:45pm

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