Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Carlene Wright

    Carlene Wright, 84, of Dragonfly Way, Woolwich died peacefully on Oct. 21, 2014 with her loved ones by her side, including her best friend, Hazel Adams, at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

    She was born in Boothbay on Sept. 11, 1930, a daughter of Charles S. and Cora (Erskine) Barnes.

    Posted: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Florence M. Connors

    Florence M. Connors, died peacefully at her Wiscasset home on Oct. 18, 2014 with her loving granddaughter Anne by her side.

    Posted: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Rona M. Metcalf

    Rona Mary Metcalf, a resident of Southport since 1979, died of natural causes on Oct. 4 at her home, surrounded by her children. She was 85.

    Born in Winchester, Massachusetts to Wilfred Roberts and Mary Wolejko, Rona attended local schools there, before attending Westbrook Junior College in Maine. In 1947 she married Rowe B. Metcalf Jr., who died in 2012 in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Neil T. Greenleaf

    Neil T. Greenleaf, 69, of Westport Island, died Oct. 9, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by family.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Oct. 17, 1944, a son of Robert T. and Carrie E. (Ratcliffe) Greenleaf.

    Posted: Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Leonard Schork

    Leonard Schork, 94, of Westfield, New Jersey and Southport, died peacefully on Oct. 11, 2014 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He was a resident of Westfield for the past 55 years.

    Posted: Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Wallace H. Brewer Jr.

    Wallace H. Brewer Jr., 67, of Boothbay died suddenly on Oct. 11, 2014 at his favorite camping spot in The West Forks after a long struggle with health issues.

    Posted: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Roger A. Kingsbury

    Roger A. Kingsbury, 69, of Lumberbridge, North Carolina, died Oct. 8, 2014 after a long illness.

    He was born in Bath, the son of Robert E. Kingsbury Sr. and Rose V. Higgins. He attended schools in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1963.

    He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army.

    Posted: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    David P. Lupprian

    David P. Lupprian, 91, of Zephyrhills, Florida and Boothbay Harbor, and formerly of Laurel, Maryland, died Sept. 17, 2014.

    He was the devoted husband of the late Hazel (nee McMillan) and loving father of the late Mark L. and Donna Douglas.

    Posted: Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Stanley P. Clark Jr.

    Stanley P. Clark Jr., 83, of Boothbay Harbor, and a former longtime resident of Westfield, New Jersey, died Sept. 23, 2014 at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn.

    Born in Hartford, Connecticut, on Feb. 17, 1931, he was the son of Stanley Sr. and Mary Searle Clark.

    Posted: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    William J. Curtis

    William J. Curtis, 86, of Wiscasset died Oct. 3, 2014.

    Born on Jan. 9, 1928, “Bill” was the son of the late Joseph W. and Mabel M. Curtis. He grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts, graduating from local schools.

    Posted: Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Wilhelmus Kool

    Wilhelmus “Wil” Kool, 87, of Alna, died at his home on Sept. 27, 2014, with his wife of 65 years by his side.

    Born on Sept. 26, 1927 in Delft, Holland, he was the son of Cornelius Johannes and Agatha Maria Kool.

    Wil grew up in Holland and attended schools there until he joined the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps during World War II, where he served mainly in Indonesia. Upon the completion of the war, he met his wife, Aleida Harmsen, and the two would marry on June 29, 1949.

    Posted: Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Charlotte F. Sutter

    Charlotte F. Sutter, 96, of Woolwich died Sept. 30, 2014 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

    She was born in Damariscotta on May 31, 1918, a daughter of Norris A. and Lily M. (Bumpus) Waltz.

    Posted: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Robert S. Reed Jr.


    Robert S. "Bob" Reed Jr., of Wiscasset died suddenly of a heart attack on Sept. 17, 2014. He had recently arrived to his seasonal job in Iowa working for a nuclear power plant.

    Robert was born in Boothbay Harbor on Nov. 8, 1954 to his parents, Robert Reed Sr. and Judith Rines Reed.

    Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Joseph A. Melanson

    Joseph Armand Melanson, 82, died peacefully at his home in Boothbay on Sept. 28, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

    Armand was born Oct. 26, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts, the son of the late Joseph and Marie (Cormier) Melanson. Growing up in Lynn, Armand attended local schools and was a graduate of St. Jeans School with the class of 1950.

    Posted: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Sandra A. Mullen

    Sandra Arlene Mullen, 74, of Boothbay died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 24 surrounded by the love of her family.

    She was born May 8, 1940 in Waterville to Kenneth and Elnora (Thomas) Shaw.

    Sandra grew up in Oakland, Maine, and was a graduate of Williams High School. She was an excellent seamstress and worked for Hathaway Shirt Factory.

    Posted: Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Nathaniel E. Merrill

    Nathaniel E. Merrill, 20, of Old Bath Road, Wiscasset died Sept. 22, 2014.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Aug. 16, 1994, a son of Douglas C. and Karen L. Merrill.

    Posted: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Donald H. Hardwick

    Donald Hugh Hardwick died peacefully at his home on Sept. 10, 2014 with his devoted daughter Sandra by his side.

    Donald was born Dec. 26, 1922 in Boothbay Harbor, to Roy Forthsye and Agnes Jean (Whitman) Hardwick. He grew up and attended school in Boothbay until he graduated in 1941.

    Posted: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    Liam A. Lewis

    Liam Alan Lewis passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Sept. 21, 2014 at Maine Medical Center. Liam was born Aug. 19, 2014.

    During Liam's short 33 days here on earth with us, this very tiny little boy left such a huge impact on so many hearts near and far. He is profoundly loved by friends and family and will be forever remembered.

    Posted: Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Judith H. Dawson

    Judith H. Dawson, 73, of Hallowell and Ocean Point, died peacefully, Sept. 18, 2014 with her family by her side.

    Posted: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    James T. Trefrey Jr.

    Lt. Col. James Theodore Trefrey Jr. (Ret.), 79, of Bradenton, Fla. died Sept. 15, 2014.

    He is survived by his wife, Helen “Hobbie” Hobson Trefrey.

    Posted: Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:15pm
  • 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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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
  • Obituary

    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