Obituaries

Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Frederick W. Helming Jr.

    Frederick William Helming Jr., 93, of Gorham and Southport, Maine, died on June 12 at his home on Southport Island.

    Fred was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on December 28, 1923, the older son of Frederick William and Augusta (Theer) Helming. He graduated from Crosby High School in 1941 and from the University of Connecticut in 1944.  Fred served in the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II. 

    Posted: Sun, 06/18/2017 - 8:30am
  • Death notice

    Anita M. Howe

    Anita M Howe, 92, died peacefully June 12, 2017 at her home on Landing Road, Southport.

    A celebration of her life will take place at a future date. A complete obituary will be forthcoming.

    Posted: Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Gail M. Hodgdon

    Gail M. (Barter) Hodgdon, 65, of Boothbay, died June 10, 2017 in the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Neil K. Hodgdon with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.

    She was born on July 1, 1951 and was the daughter of the late Grover and Nancy (Little) Barter.

    Posted: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Mary O. Luke

    Mary Owen “Molly” Luke, 100, of Topsham, formerly of Bath, died June 10, 2017 at Clover Manor in Auburn.

    She was born in New York City on Jan. 11, 1917, a daughter of William Selkirk and Eleanor Doty (Smith) Owen.

    Posted: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Lillian M. Parker

    A celebration of life for Lillian M. Parker, who passed away on Nov. 4, 2016, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC, 28 High Street, Wiscasset. Please feel free to dress in bright festive colors that Lillian loved. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Lois A. Lowans

    Lois A. (McLellan) Lowans, 89, of Augusta, Maine and Estero, Florida, died June 11, 2017 at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation, Graybirch Drive in Augusta.

    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Martha E. St. Laurent

    Martha Eleanor St. Laurent, née Oldenbrook, 74, of Carmel, California died surrounded by her children on May 26, 2017.

    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Michael Stevens

    Michael Stevens, 73, of St. Augustine, Florida died on May 31, 2017.

    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    David A. Lord

    David A. Lord, 60, of Port Richey, Florida died June 2, 2017 surrounded by close friends and family.

    He was born on November 13, 1956 at Loring AFB, Limestone Maine, the son of Richard S. Lord Sr. and Pauline Allen. David graduated from Rockland High School in 1976.

    He worked in the construction field and was working towards his journeyman's license as an electrician.

    Posted: Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Lee C. Gosselin Sr.

    Lee Casey "Goose" Gosselin Sr., 64, of Manchester, died peacefully on May 5, 2017 surrounded by his family.

    Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Memorial service for James Beliasov

    A celebration of life memorial service will be held for James Beliasov at Boothbay Baptist Church on Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

    Pastor Jim was the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Manchester, Connecticut for 29 years before retiring to Boothbay Harbor in 2003 and then serving as interim pastor in many churches throughout Maine. His obituary appeared in an earlier issue.

    Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Loren B. Sibley

    Loren B. Sibley, 82, of Bristol, died May 28, 2017 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    Born on July 19, 1934 in Vanceboro, Maine, he was a longtime teacher and basketball coach at Wiscasset High School, and the husband of Dorothy (Gibbons) Sibley.

    Service details are currently being arranged and will be announced as soon as possible. A full obituary will be published in next week’s paper.

    Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Doris L. Pendleton

    Doris Lang Pendleton, 87, of Wiscasset died May 25, 2017 at her home.

    She was born in Bath on February 13, 1930, the daughter of Hazel Dubar. She attended Bath schools and Morse High School.

    While growing up she worked at Hazel’s Grocery on High Street in Bath. She went to Western Union School in Nashua, New Hampshire and was later employed at the Bath office after graduation.

    Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Charles L. Giles

    Charles L. Giles of Belmont, Massachusetts and Capitol Island, Maine died May 9, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 72.

    Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Cora B. Lowery

    Cora Belle Lowery, 93, died peacefully on May 27, 2017, with loving family by her side, at Boothbay Green where she had lived since December 2015.

    Cora was born January 27, 1924 in Boothbay to Eugene and Suzy Lewis and lived the greatest part of her life on Barters Island. She was the ninth child of 11, and grew up on the family farm, going to local schools.

    Posted: Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Richard W. Thompson

    Richard W. Thompson, 76, died at his residence in Wiscasset on May 11, 2017.

    He was the son of the late Isabel Amman and Forrest H. Thompson. He was a native of Dayton, Ohio and resided in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1970. After his retirement, he moved to Wiscasset.

    Posted: Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:45pm
  • Obituary

    Kandy L. Ward

    Kandy L. (Fairfield) Ward, 57 of Wiscasset, died May 21, 2017 with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Posted: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    John Philip Berry Sr.

    John Philip Berry Sr., 69, of East Waterboro died at his home on May 21, 2017 from complications after heart surgery.

    John was born in Portland July 7, 1947, the son of George and Eva Mains Berry. He graduated from Portland High School and attended University of Southern Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    William A. Kautzmann

    William A. Kautzmann 88, of Presley Drive, East Boothbay, died May 19, 2017 at Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta.

    “Bill” was born in Englewood, N.J., the son of the late Fred and Louise (Plattenburg) Kautzmann. He attended and graduated from Tenafly High School in Tenafly, New Jersey. He was a United States veteran of the Korean Conflict.

    Posted: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Allen F. Brewer

    Allen F. Brewer, 85, of Edgecomb, died May 20, 2017.

    Allen was born in Boothbay Harbor, son to the late Harold and Ruth (Sherman) Brewer. He attended local schools, worked in the woods with his uncle until 1950 when he enlisted in the Army during the Korean War. He served as a Corporal in the Air Force, division of the Army Core of Engineers.

    Posted: Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    James O. Hanna

    James O. ‘Jimmy” Hanna, 89, died May 21, 2017 at home after a period of declining health. He was predeceased by his lifelong companion, Dolores (Roberts) Hanna.

    Posted: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:45pm
  • Celebration of Life for Marilyn Landry

    There will be a celebration to remember the life of Marilyn Ava Flint Landry on Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. at the Wilson Memorial Chapel, Ocean Point, Maine. Marilyn passed away on Dec. 17, 2016. A reception will follow at the Landry home, 102 Van Horn Road. All relatives and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations to local charities are warmly appreciated.

    Posted: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Ricky E. Nguyen

    Ricky Edward Nguyen, 43, of Woolwich died May 15, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    He was born in Vietnam on February 22, 1974, a son of Cu Nguyen and Tam Bui.

    Posted: Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Thayer Vallas

    Thayer Vallas, 87, of Boothbay, died peacefully with her family by her side on May 11, 2017.

    She was born on January 25, 1930 to the late Stella and William Anastos who both emigrated from Greece.

    Thayer grew up in Braintree, Massachusetts and attended Braintree High School and Fisher Junior College.

    She served as the secretary to the president of Kelch Grain, a grain brokerage exchange in Boston.

    Posted: Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Richard L. Albaum

    Richard L. Albaum died on May 8, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Richard was born in Newark, New Jersey to Samuel and Rose Albaum on June 27, 1945. He graduated high school at Middletown Township High School in 1963. He went on to earn a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, following in his father’s footsteps and his love of all things food-related.

    Posted: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:15pm
  • Obituary

    Margaret Harris

    Margaret “Margie” Harris, 97, of Cross Point Road, Edgecomb, died at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine, on the morning of May 15, 2017.

    Margaret was formerly of New Jersey and Massachusetts.

    She was well known for needle crafts and embroidery, and for her love of elephants, and collected elephant items. She belonged to Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension for 30 years.

    She was predeceased by her husband, James Harris, and two sons, Douglas Newitt and Thomas Newitt.

    Posted: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Diane G. Longley

    Diane G. Longley, 79, of Woolwich, died May 13, 2017 with her family by her side at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta.

    She was born on November 16, 1937, the daughter of Cyrus and Annie (Chandler) Longley. She grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School, Class of 1957. After high school, Diane went on to Airline School in Kansas City, Missouri and served in the United States Air Force. She is also a graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Evelyn J. Thomas

    Evelyn Jane Thomas, 62, of Boothbay, died May 13, 2017.

    Evelyn was born in Belfast on January 7, 1955 to Ronald and Nellie Page. She grew up in Arrowsic and attended Bath schools. She lived much of her life in Bath before moving to Boothbay in 2002. She worked many years for M.W. Sewall and Irving Circle K stores. Her final job was as a waitress at her daughter’s restaurant. She enjoyed laughing and joking with her regular customers daily.

    Posted: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Dean A. Baker

    Dean A. Baker, 72, of Nequasset Road, Woolwich died May 11, 2017 at Gosnell House in Scarborough.

    He was born in Bath on April 23, 1945, a son of Sherwood B. and Etta May (Colby) Baker.

    Posted: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Mary T. McCusker

    Mary Theresa McCusker, 73, of Boothbay Harbor, died surrounded by her children after a short illness on February 2, 2017 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Born August 9, 1943 in Manchester, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of the late Roland L. Brown and the late Louise M. Brown. She was a resident of Boothbay Harbor for 51 years prior to moving to Baltimore, Maryland in August of 2016.

    Posted: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Robert S. Nicoll

    Robert S. Nicoll, 66, of Bath, died May 8, 2017.

    He was born to Robert and Georgia Nicoll, both deceased, of Back River Road, Boothbay on May 8, 1951. He graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 1969.

    He is survived by his beloved wife, Kim Odell of Bath; his beloved son, Aubrey Nicoll; older brother, Gordon Nicoll; and younger brother, Peter S. Nicoll. 

    Posted: Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    John A. Soper

    John Arthur “Jack” Soper, 83, died unexpectedly April 25, 2017 in Bradenton, Florida. He was the loving husband of Joan (Sylvester) Soper for 60 years.

    Posted: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Charles D. Barton

    Charles Dodge “Chic” Barton, 72, of Douglasville, Georgia died May 6, 2017. 

    He was born in Bath, Maine on June 23, 1944 to the late Charles N. Barton and the late Ava Dodge Barton. He served in the United States Navy and was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was a member of King’s Chapel Church, Lahaina Maui, Hawaii.

    Posted: Mon, 05/08/2017 - 7:15pm
  • Obituary

    Laura B. Smith

    Laura Bertha (DeCain) Smith, 83, died May 6, 2017 at the Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Carol E. Howe

    Carol Edgelow Howe, 93, died Sunday, April 30 at Pioneer Ridge Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas.

    Carol was born July 14, 1923 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the oldest of four daughters of Arther F.G. Edgelow and Cybel K.S. Edgelow. She attended the MacDuffie School in Springfield and Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Canada. She graduated fromWellesley College in 1945.

    Posted: Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Ronald E. Spofford

    Ronald E. Spofford, 87, died peacefully with his family by his side, on May 4, 2017 at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.

    Ron was born on Friday, December 13, 1929 to Eleanor (Greenleaf) and Dewey Spofford. He was born and raised on Barters Island and spent much of his life living on the island, something he was very proud of.

    Posted: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Paul J. Pendrok

    Paul J. Pendrok, 71, of Alna, died on April 27, 2017 after a brief illness.

    He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on April 3, 1946 to Joseph J. and Eleanor C. (Larsen) Pendrok.

    Paul moved to Maine with his wife Carla in 2000 and they resided in Alna for the past eleven years. He was a jack-of-all trades but worked primarily as a logger in his younger years and as a sub-contractor later.

    Paul loved gardening, animals and the outdoors in general.

    Posted: Tue, 05/02/2017 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Mark H. Hamilton Jr.

    Mark H. Hamilton Jr., 54 of Boothbay, died on the morning of April 28, 2017.  

    He was the son of Mark H. Hamilton of North Port, Florida, and the late Sara J. Hamilton.  He was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire on October 11, 1962. 

    Mark was the founder and owner of Hands of Thyme Landscaping of Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 05/02/2017 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Roland O. Haskell Jr.

    Roland Oscar Haskell Jr., 63, of Bath entered into eternal life April 21, 2017.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on May 25, 1953 to Roland Oscar Haskell, from Little Deer Island, and Vivian Smith Haskell from Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    William M. Thompson

    William Magill Thompson of Sheepscot died peacefully April 24, 2017. Bill will be remembered for his intellectual curiosity, imagination, humanistic approach to life, and love of music and literature (as demonstrated by his extensive library containing over 4,000 volumes).

    Posted: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:00am
  • Obituary

    Morna H. Farnum

    Morna H. Farnum, 90, of Madison, formerly of Alna died April 19, 2017 at Maplecrest Nursing Home in Madison, with family by her side.

    Posted: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Martha S. Dalton

    Martha S. Dalton, 86, of Jones Road, Wiscasset died with family by her side on April 20, 2017 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

    Posted: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Julia L. Bergquist

    Julia L. Bergquist, 94, of Brunswick died in her home in the loving care of her family on April 14.

    Posted: Tue, 04/18/2017 - 8:15am
  • Margaret O. Kelly

    Margaret Orne Kelly, 98, died April 3, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia, where she had lived since 1942. 

    Posted: Mon, 04/17/2017 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Dr. George Jones

    Dr. George Jones of East Boothbay died at home on April 14, 2017. With his family at his side, he was at peace and ready to set sail for his next great adventure. George always followed his passions, turning dreams into realities throughout his life. He believed that time was of the essence. In his 75 years, he rarely turned down the challenge of a new adventure.

    Posted: Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Sandra S. Whitehead

    Sandra Stone Whitehead, 70, of Lynchburg, Virginia and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died on April 16, 2017 of bone cancer.

    She was born June 12, 1946 in Lynchburg, the daughter of Russell Livingston Stone and Eva DeJarnette Stone. She was the granddaughter of Joseph Reuben and Mary Ellen (Hatchett) Stone and Gordon Charles and Mattie (Francis) DeJarnette.

    Posted: Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Stephen R. Rogers

    Stephen Russell Rogers, 76, of Woolwich went home to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 1, 2017.

    Steve was born in Bath on August 14, 1940 to Harold Morse and Mildred Vern (Harrington) Rogers.

    Posted: Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Betty N. LaPointe

    Betty N. LaPointe, 90, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, formerly of Wrentham, Massachusetts, died peacefully April 8, 2017 in Maine. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmond J. LaPointe.

    Posted: Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Helga I. McEachern

    Helga I. McEachern of Punta Gorda, Florida and a longtime summer visitor to Boothbay Harbor, died April 11, 2017.

    She was born March 13, 1938 in Berlin, Germany, the beloved daughter of Lieselotte and Fritz Kretzschmar.

    Posted: Thu, 04/13/2017 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Rev. James P. Beliasov

    James P. Beliasov, 78, was taken suddenly to be with his Savior and Lord on March 23, 2017. He was a faithful pastor of God’s word.

    Posted: Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:00am

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