Obituaries

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  • Obituary

    Dr. William H. Wanger

    Dr. William H. “Bill” Wanger of Alna died Dec. 14 at the age of 79.

    Dr. Wanger was born in 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland, the eldest son of two physicians, Dr. Halvard “Hal” Wanger and Dr. Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” McFetridge, who operated a small-town medical practice out of their home office in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

    Posted: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    The Rev. Arthur W. Wells

    The Rev. Arthur Walter Wells, 80, of Augusta, formerly of Wilton, died Dec. 13, 2014 at the Maine Veteran’s Home, Augusta.

    He was born May 7, 1934 in East Dixfield, one of nine children of Vance and Bernice (Reed) Wells Sr.

    Posted: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Frederica Lincoln

    Frederica Rhinelander Brown Lincoln, 91, of Wiscasset, died peacefully Dec. 15, 2014.

    Posted: Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Henry S. Bonner

    Henry Stehli Bonner, 91, of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully Dec. 7, 2014.

    Known as Henry to all, and Pops to some, he was born in New York City in 1923. He attended high school at Phillips Exeter Academy and attended Harvard University.

    Posted: Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Norma B. Giles

    Norma B. Giles, 89, of Boothbay died peacefully at her home in Boothbay on Dec. 4, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

    She was born to Anton and Ida (Mcinnis) Bartik on Sept. 8, 1925 in Newport, Rhode Island, later moving to Stonington and Mystic, Connecticut, then on to Boothbay.

    She was married for 63 years to the love of her life, the late Irving Giles.

    Posted: Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Beloved Boothbay Harbor doctor dies at 94

    Dr. John Fraser Andrews Sr., 94, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully on the morning of Dec. 1, 2014. Dr. Andrews, son of Chester Houston and Marjorie Fraser Andrews, was born on May 29, 1920 in Norwood, Massachusetts. He graduated from Walpole High School and attended Deerfield Academy for one year. He was a graduate of Amherst College (class of 1943) but left in 1941 until the end of the war to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard.

    Posted: Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:30am
  • Memorial service for Jeanne E. Foster

    A memorial service for Jeanne Eileen Foster of Boothbay, who died Nov. 22, 2014 at the LincolnHealth Miles Campus in Damariscotta, will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Neil E. Payson

    Neil E. Payson, 84, of Southport died peacefully at Maine Veteran’s Home in Augusta on Dec. 1, 2014.

    Friends are welcome to join the family for a gathering to celebrate Neil’s life from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 13 at Hall’s of Boothbay. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Southport.

    Posted: Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Dr. John F. Andrews Sr. service announcement

    Dr. John F. Andrews Sr. died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Saint Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    Visitation at Hall’s Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay will be Friday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor located at 125 Townsend Avenue. A reception will follow at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor at around 4 p.m.

    Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s Funeral Home of Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Elinor T. Virden

    Elinor Tomlinson Virden, 90, died peacefully at home in Boothbay Harbor on Nov. 28, 2014.

    “Tommy” was born on Aug. 2, 1924 in Morristown, New Jersey, a daughter of Frances Tomlinson Cook and Howard Tomlinson and stepdaughter of Aglar Cook. 

    Posted: Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Virginia Britton

    Virginia Britton, 91, died Nov. 19, 2014, with her family by her side, at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.

    She was born in Illinois on Aug. 18, 1923. She grew up in the Midwest and lived in New England most of her adult life, for 33 years in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Laura M. Ezzell Travis

    Laura Mae Ezzell Travis, 23, died unexpectedly on Nov. 22, 2014.

    She was born in Damariscotta on Dec. 5, 1990, the daughter of Audra Ezzell and Doug Brown and Mark Ezzell. 

    Laura attended school at Wiscasset High School and Old Town High School.  She worked and cared for others as a CNA. She married her high school sweetheart, Whitney Travis, and they were blessed with a handsome little boy, Brycen Arthur Travis. 

    Posted: Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:30pm
  • Driver arrested

    Bicyclist killed in Waldoboro

    WALDOBORO — A young man who had been riding his bike in Waldoboro was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday night, Nov. 22.

    According to Police Chief William Labombarde, at approximately 8:34 p.m. Waldoboro police and a Waldoboro ambulance crew responded to Feylers Corner Road, where they found Jessie Hayden. He had been struck by a 1999 GMC Yukon, police reported.

    Posted: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Edgar J. Krebs

    Edgar J. Krebs, 88, passed away Nov. 19, 2014 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. He was born Jan. 18, 1926 in Germany to Karl and Emma Krebs.

    He grew up in Germany and obtained a pastry chef education. He was an undefeated lightweight boxer. He was honored in Manhattan by his German Boxing Club for his impressive undefeated career 20 years ago.

    Posted: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Susan Brown

    Susan Reynolds Brown, born in Dover, New Hampshire on Feb. 28, 1934, died Sept. 27, 2014.

    Susan was predeceased by her husband, Robert Sanford Brown and their son, Peter Edmund Brown. Susan was also predeceased by her parents, Philip Lewis Reynolds and Barbara Clark MacGowan and siblings, Joan Reynolds O'Rourke, Marcia Reynolds Sutton and Philip Lewis Reynolds Jr.

    Posted: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Jeannette E. Annable

    Jeannette E. Annable, 95, died Nov. 19, 2014 at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor with her loving family and caregivers by her side. Jeannette was born Oct. 27, 1919 in Plymouth, Massachusetts to Vincent and Elizabeth Cavicchi Pirani.

    After high school, she worked for a short time as a medical secretary. She met Albert Annable at The Bridge restaurant on Cape Cod. Jeannette and Albert got married in Macon, Georgia where Albert was stationed in the military.

    Posted: Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Catherine A. Chenoweth

    Catherine Anne Chenoweth, 45, died Nov. 7, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after a long illness. She went to the university hospital hoping for a lung transplant but instead died before the transplant from a lung infection.

    Posted: Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Christine H. Winchenbach Clifford

    Christine H. Winchenbach Clifford, 97, died Nov. 8, 2014 peacefully in her sleep at Hospice Haven Care Center in Gainesville, Florida.

    Christine was born in West Waldoboro to Chester A. Winchenbach and Carrie Evelyn (Cushman) Winchenbach on June 6, 1917.

    Posted: Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Harold M. Dow

    Harold M. Dow, 86, of West Alna Road, Wiscasset died Nov. 14, 2014 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.

    He was born in Albion on Oct. 27, 1928, a son of Wilbur E. and Beulah (Haskell) Dow.

    Posted: Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Theodore Sasala

    Theodore “Ted” Sasala, 77, of Edgecomb died peacefully at his home on Nov. 12, 2014.

    Posted: Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Richard Wills

    Richard Wills, a longtime resident of Boston, Massachusetts, and renowned architect and principal of Royal Barry Wills Associates, died peacefully in Boston on Nov. 8, 2014 at age 88.

    Posted: Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Charles B. Hull Jr.

    Charles B. "Charlie" Hull Jr., 97, of Boothbay died at his home on Nov. 7, 2014.

    Charlie was born in Massachusetts on July 30, 1917 and was the son of the late Mildred Lawton and Charles B. Hull, Sr. He attended and graduated from Massachusetts Public Schools.

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

    Lisa A. Walton

    Lisa Ann Walton, daughter of Clement and Katharine (Lovejoy) Walton of Edgecomb, died unexpectedly at the age of 50 on Nov. 3, 2014.

    She is survived by her mother Katharine; sister, Katharine (Walton) Rose of Wiscasset; brother and sister-in-law, James Walton and Jennifer Yates of Columbus, Ohio; niece, Holly Walton of Columbus, Ohio; and nephew, Andrew Walton of Wiscasset.

    Posted: Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Lee B. Pirkey

    Lee B. Pirkey, 79, of Deer Ridge Road, Wiscasset died Nov. 7, 2014 at her residence.

    She was born in Absecon, New Jersey on June 23, 1935, a daughter of James S. and Alice B. Ballantine.

    Posted: Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Tomas I. Hammond

    Tomas Isimekwes Hammond, 27, of Rockland, formerly of Damariscove Island, was lost on the 11 Mile Ridge on November 1 while fishing aboard F/V No Limits.

    Tomas, son of John and Robin Hammond of Marion Township, was born August 5, 1987 in East Boothbay.

    Posted: Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    John J. Nelson

    John J. Nelson, 86, of Westport Island, died Oct. 28, 2014 with his wife of 63 years (Mary) Ruth Nelson by his side.

    He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 25, 1928. Like many other young men during World War II, after he graduated from high school in Leonardo, New Jersey, he enlisted in the Navy. He enlisted on June 14, 1945 in what was then known as the V-5 program, designed to identify intelligent young men to be trained as Navy Air Force officers.

    Posted: Mon, 11/03/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Derek G. Gowers

    Derek George Gowers, 80, of Prospect, Connecticut, and Boothbay died peacefully on Oct. 28, 2014, at Paradigm of Prospect. He was the loving husband of Barbara "Tootsie" (Toth) Gowers.

    Posted: Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Judy M. Danforth

    Judy Mandell Danforth, 88, a long-time Westwood, Massachusetts resident and Squirrel Island summer resident, died peacefully on Oct. 22, 2014.

    Danforth was born in Newton, Massachusetts on April 14, 1926. She attended Brimmer and May School and Connecticut College. Danforth married John Loring Danforth (died in 2010) of Buffalo, New York, on March 13, 1947. They moved to Westwood in 1954.

    Posted: Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Jennie A. ‘Jane’ Hutchins

    Jennie Adeline “Jane” Hutchins, 85, died at Safe Havens in Boothbay Harbor on Oct. 26, 2014.

    She was born on Nov. 15, 1928 in Portland, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lola (Reed) Morrison.

    Jane attended Boothbay Harbor High School. After graduating, she met and married Duane I. Hutchins. Jane was a mainstay at Porter’s Drugstore, which later was known as Downeast Pharmacy. She worked there for 50 years.

    Posted: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Eunice M. Adams

    Eunice M. Adams, formerly of Wiscasset, died Oct. 26, 2014 at the Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Laplata, Maryland.

    Eunice was born Aug. 10, 1918 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alfred and Ruth (Tripp) Nerbonne.

    Posted: Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Earl Bassett

    Earl Bassett, 53, of Wiscasset died peacefully at his home on Oct. 17, 2014 with his loving family by his side.

    He was born Jan. 25, 1961 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Earle and Josephine (Company) Bassett. Earl grew up in Nazareth and Newburg, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Nazareth High School class of 1978.

    Posted: Mon, 10/27/2014 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Charles F. Baker III

    Charles Francis Baker III, co-founder of Calliope magazine, Ivy Close Publishing and Ivy Close Images, died suddenly the morning of Oct. 23, 2014 at his vacation home on Southport Island. He was 68 years old.

    Posted: Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Edwin F. Hussa Jr.

    Edwin F. Hussa Jr., 91, of Queensbury, New York, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully on Oct. 20, 2014.

    Posted: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:30am
  • 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.

    Reed

    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

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