Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Claire F. Morrell

    Claire Fuller Morrell, 82, of Wiscasset died July 25, 2015 in Brunswick.

    She was born in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire, and raised in Colebrook, New Hampshire. She was the daughter of Maxine Elliott Fuller Otis and Clark Fuller. She graduated from Colebrook Academy and received her RN degree from Simmons College and Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, Massachusetts.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Posted: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 8:45am
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    Carl G. Urquhart Sr.

    Carl G. Urquhart Sr., 72, of Wiscasset died July 28, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born in Jonesport on August 11, 1942, a son of Millard and Nellie (Alley) Urquhart Sr.

    Posted: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 8:30am
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    Carolyn L. Sessler

    Carolyn L. Sessler, 88, formerly of Amherst, New Hampshire, and Boothbay Harbor, died July 22, 2015 at the Hyder Family Hospice House, Dover, New Hampshire.

    She was born November 23, 1926 in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of Frederick and Julia (Arens) Weich.

    Posted: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:15pm
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    Kathy N. Fish

    Kathy Nancy Fish died at Maine Medical Center on July 21, 2015, from complications due to a tragic accident on Sunday, July 19.

    Kathy was born on March 14, 1960, to Robert and Jean (Curtis) Fish in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Posted: Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:30pm
  • Committal service for Christine Clifford

    A committal service for Christine H. Winchenbach Clifford, who died Nov. 8, 2014 in Gainsville, Florida, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Brookland Cemetery in Waldoboro. Pastor Tom Rawley will officiate. Hall's of Waldoboro  has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle, or to share a story or picture, please visit Christine's Book of Memories at
    Posted: Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:00am
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    Philippa J. Morton

    Philippa Jefferys Morton of Portland and Squirrel Island died peacefully at home on July 17, 2015, in the company of her family.

    Posted: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:00am
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    Carl E. Dennis

    Carl Edward Dennis, formerly of Syracuse, New York, died July 9, 2015, at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor.

    Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1933, Carl's family moved to Syracuse when he was a year old and he stayed there until he retired to his beloved Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:15am
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    Norma L. Spinney

    Norma Lee Spinney, a resident of Georgetown Island since 1975, died of bone cancer on July 14, 2015, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

    Posted: Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:45am
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    Roger R. Roy

    Roger R. Roy, 51, of Bowdoin, died on July 14, 2015, at Bodwell House, Brunswick.

    He was born Aug. 24, 1963 to Robert and Frances Roy.

    Roger enjoyed hunting and being with his family.

    Posted: Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:15am
  • Celebration of life for Shari Lyn Massengill

    A Celebration of Life ceremony for Shari Lyn Massengill, daughter of Robert and Martha Chellis, who died November 27, 2014, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Gorham. Deacon Frank Chambers will be officiating. A light lunch reception will follow in the parish hall.

    Posted: Sat, 07/18/2015 - 2:15pm
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    Sandra Dickinson

    Sandra Carol “Sandy” Dickinson died peacefully with her loving family by her side on July 15, 2015.

    She was born November 20, 1946, to John Stamplin and Sylvia (Gesner) Stamplin in Middletown, Connecticut.

    Posted: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:45pm
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    Steven W. Ell

    Steven W. Ell, 63, of Westport Island, died July 12, 2015, at Umass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    He was born in Malden, Massachusetts, on Feb. 27, 1952, a son of John G. and Myrtle C. (Steele) Ell.

    Posted: Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Danilo Konvalinka

    Danilo Konvalinka, formerly of 16-18 High Street, Wiscasset, died peacefully at Coves Edge Long Term Care in Damariscotta on June 18, 2015. He was 84 years old.

    Posted: Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Edward P. Morissette

    Edward Paul Morissette, 83, of El Dorado Hills, California, died June 29, 2015, at Mercy Folsom Hospital after an extended bout with Alzheimer’s disease. Although he was slowed down over the last 10 years, Paul never lost his positive attitude and kind nature.

    Posted: Mon, 07/13/2015 - 1:00pm
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    Dominic Garvey

    Dominic Garvey, 79, died July 10, 2015, in Boothbay Harbor, surrounded by friends.

    Dominic was born July 6, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Drexel Hill, a suburb of Philadelphia. He attended elementary school at the Sacred Heart of Manoa where he was introduced to the great Spanish teacher Honora Furtado.

    Posted: Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:45am
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    Edward N. Sibilly

    Edward Norman "Eddie" Sibilly, 71, of Hanover, Maryland, died June 7, 2015.

    He was born in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands on Nov. 5, 1943. He was the oldest of six sons to the late Edward Joseph and Bernice (Ferrari) Sibilly. He was a lifelong resident of St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands until he relocated to Maryland in 2000 with his wife Adria (Lee) Sibilly.

    Posted: Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:00am
  • Memorial gathering for Jean C. Wallace

    A memorial gathering for Jean C. Wallace of Westport Island, who died unexpectedly June 22, 2015, in Damariscotta, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at the Westport Island Town Hall, 1181 Main Road on Westport Island.

    Posted: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 7:45am
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    Aaron S. Chancellor

    Aaron S. Chancellor, 52, of Wiscasset died unexpectedly on July 3, 2015.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Aug. 26, 1962, a son of Norman and Shirley (Cain) Chancellor.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:45pm
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    Gary A. Tilton

    Gary Alan Tilton, 50, of Boothbay Harbor, died June 29, 2015.

    He was born Dec. 26, 1964 in Boothbay Harbor to C. Alan and Janet (Barter) Tilton.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Fred Murray

    Fred Murray, 81, of Edgecomb died July 2, 2015 at the Gregory Wing at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor with his loved ones by his side.

    Born on May 19, 1934 in Bath, he was the son of Kenneth and Alfrieda (Gowan) Murray.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:30am
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    Debra Spence

    Debra (McGarry) Spence of Bath died Dec. 29, 2014, after suffering a long illness with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 8:30am
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    Helen Fehlau

    Helen Andrews Fehlau died July 2, 2015.

    Posted: Mon, 07/06/2015 - 8:00am
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    Betty A. Maynard

    Betty Ann Perryman Maynard, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully in Concord, N.H. on June 16, 2015. She was surrounded by her family.

    Betty Ann was born in Albany, N.Y. on September 28, 1924. Her parents were George Albany Perryman and Betty Holland Perryman.

    Posted: Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:45am
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    Mona D. Lapane

    Mona D. Lapane, who was born February 11, 1940, died June 28, 2015 at Coves Edge, four and a half months after being diagnosed with cancer. She was courageous and unafraid throughout the ordeal.

    Posted: Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:00am
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    Jean C. Wallace

    Jean C. Mosier Wallace, a lifelong resident of Westport Island, died unexpectedly on the evening of June 22 at the age of 68.

    Born in her family home on December 24, 1946, she was the daughter of Harvey and Rena (Colby) Mosier.

    Posted: Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:30am
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    Jean Wallace

    Jean Wallace, 68, of Westport Island, died unexpectedly June 22, 2015, at the LincolnHealth, Miles Campus in Damariscotta.

    A full obituary will be published in next week’s edition.

    Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta. Condolences and messages for the family may be expressed by visiting

    Posted: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:15am
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    Talbot Campbell Sr.

    Talbot “Sammy” Campbell Sr., 80, of North Newcastle, died on the evening of June 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.  

    Born on Dec. 22, 1934, in North Newcastle, he was the son of Wilson and Hazel (Reay) Campbell.

    Posted: Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:15pm
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    Kenneth M. Walbridge

    Kenneth M. Walbridge, formerly of Hodgdon Island, died at his home in The Villages, Florida, on June 11, 2015. He was 101 years old.

    Posted: Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:30am
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    Stella L. Hammond

    Stella L. (Giles) Hammond, 91, died Feb. 8, 2015 at her winter residence in Sebring, Florida, with her family and friends beside her.

    Stella was born April 30, 1923 in East Boothbay, the daughter of the late Truman and Edith (Alley) Giles.

    As a child, Stella could always be found at the heels of her dad Truman (a carpenter by trade). Stella loved two things: work and kittens, lots of warm, fuzzy kittens. She took in stray kittens and even raised litters of puppies.

    Posted: Tue, 06/16/2015 - 12:30pm
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    Donald B. Watson

    Donald Bradley Watson died unexpectedly June 10, 2015.

    He was born July 17, 1932 in Stewart, British Columbia, Canada to James Bradley and Helen Gertrude (Crawford).

    Posted: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:15am
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    John F. Wagstaff

    John F. "Jack" Wagstaff, 73, of Boothbay died June 8, 2015.

    Posted: Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:00am
  • Celebration of life for Thomas Callahan

    A celebration of life potluck for Thomas Callahan will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 3 p.m. at 106 River Road. Edgecomb. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to please bring a perennial flower to plant in a memorial garden that his children are putting together. If you plan to bring a dish, please call Mandy at 207-859-0193. All are welcome.
    Posted: Sun, 06/14/2015 - 2:00pm
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    Olaf W. Johnson

    Olaf William Johnson died peacefully on June 9, 2015 with his loving wife, Judith and family friend, Cheri, by his side. He was born to Charles and Mildred (Gross) Johnson on Nov. 22, 1933. At the age of five, he went to live with his foster parents, Fred and Elizabeth Colby.

    Posted: Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:15am
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    Wesley A. Coates

    Wesley A. Coates, 77, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully June 8, 2015 with his loving family by his side.

    He was born Sept. 30, 1937 to Mary and Arnold Coates of Lewiston.

    Wesley was a very loving and humorous man. He was well liked by everyone who knew him.

    Posted: Wed, 06/10/2015 - 4:00pm
  • Memorial service for Roscoe E. Rand Jr.

    A memorial service for Roscoe E. Rand Jr., who died Nov. 14, 2014, will be held Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Southport Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the Southport Town Hall.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 4:30pm
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    Alfred E. Lewis

    Alfred E. Lewis, 86, former Boothbay postmaster, died June 7, 2015 after a period of failing health.

    Alfred was born Jan. 19, 1929 to Wendell M. and Mabel Barter Lewis. He attended local schools and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1947.

    In 1951, Alfred married Grace Lewis of Boothbay Harbor. He worked for J. H. Welch & Sons store, which he later purchased and ran for many years.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 2:00pm
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    Sylvia E. Jones

    Sylvia Esther Jones, 80, of Farmingdale, died at home June 7, 2015 after battling cancer for 13 years.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 10:15am
  • Jean McVicker celebration of life

    There will be a celebration of the life of Jean Carolyn Blake McVicker held on Sunday, June 21 at 3 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Methodist Church on Townsend Avenue.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 8:00am
  • Louise Royall memorial celebration

    Louise Mackenzie Royall died June 1, 2015. A celebration of her life will be held June 13 at 2 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church, with a reception to follow from 3-5 p.m. at The Gallery — Gatherings and Events, 102 Ocean Point Road, Boothbay Harbor. To ensure ample parking, attendees are encouraged to car pool.

    Posted: Tue, 06/09/2015 - 8:00am
  • Service for Cleveland Ashton

    A committal service for Cleveland Ashton of Wiscasset, who died Feb. 24, 2015, will be held at the family lot in Oak Grove Cemetery (use entrance beyond Bath Middle School) on Saturday, June 13 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Marilee Harris, pastor of the Damariscotta Baptist Church, will officiate.

    Posted: Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:45pm
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    Keith A. Baumm

    Keith Adams Baumm, 46, of East Boothbay, died June 2, 2015.

    He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 19, 1968.

    Posted: Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:15pm
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    Ronald A. MacElman


    Ronald A. “Spanky” MacElman Sr., 73, of Bath died June 5, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born in Bath on Nov. 20, 1941, a son of Harold and Elizabeth (MacDonald) MacElman. He attended Bath schools and was employed at Bath Iron Works in department 39 as a grinder. In 1962 he moved to New Hampshire and was employed at Granite State Park.

    Posted: Mon, 06/08/2015 - 1:45pm
  • Memorial service for James G. Bowden III

    A memorial service for James G. Bowden III will be held on Saturday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m. at All Saints by-the-Sea, Southport.
    Posted: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:30am
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    Beverly M. Burnham

    Beverly M. Burnham, 77, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, one day before her 78th birthday, at Quarry Hill in Camden, with her sister at her side.

    Born in Boothbay, June, 4, 1937, she was the daughter of Lester G. and Louise Rice Burnham.  She attended Boothbay schools.

    Beverly enjoyed working for summer residents many years. She enjoyed sewing intricate pieces.

    Posted: Fri, 06/05/2015 - 8:00am
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    Louise M. Royall

    Louise Mackenzie Royall, 89, of East Boothbay, died June 1, 2015. She left while surrounded by family and in sight of the sea.

    Posted: Tue, 06/02/2015 - 9:45am
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    Diane M. Hathorne


    Diane M. Hathorne, 75, of Wiscasset died May 30, 2015 at Boothbay Green in Boothbay.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 5:45pm
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    Robert Kiley

    Robert P. Kiley, 80, of Damariscotta died May 30, 2015, at home with his family.

    He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1935 to M. Marcus and Jane Ruddy Kiley. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 57 years, Patricia Buckley Kiley.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 1:00pm
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    Joanne McBride

    Joanne McBride, 69, of Boothbay Harbor, died May 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

    She was born Feb. 28, 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey, to James and Teresa (Cavalli) McBride.

    Joanne graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Jersey City in 1964 and then attended Rutgers University where she received a bachelor’s degree in English education.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:30am
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    Mabelle P. Haynes

    Mabelle Piper Haynes died peacefully at home with family in Kimball, Michigan, on May 27, 2015 at the age of 89 due to complications from anemia.

    Posted: Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:15am
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    Elwood A. Perkins

    Elwood A. Perkins, 82, of Dresden died in his home on May 25, 2015 of a long illness. He was born Oct. 22, 1932.

    Posted: Fri, 05/29/2015 - 8:00am