Obituaries

Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Phyllis H. Verney

    Phyllis H. Verney

    Phyllis Herald Verney, 80, of Alna, died peacefully September 8, 2012 at her home with her husband of 57 years, Richard, by her side.

    Phyllis was born May 4, 1932, in Damariscotta to Lester and Isabel Herald.  She attended Lincoln Academy graduating in 1950. Four years later she married her lifelong husband Richard, on July 25, 1954 at the Baptist Church in Damariscotta. They were blessed with four children, three sons and a daughter.  

    Posted: Tue, 09/11/2012 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    David P. McKay

    David P. McKay, 85, of Hudson, Mass., formerly of Shrewsbury, Mass., died on September 4, 2012, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Patricia, five children, two daughters-in-law and two sons-in-law, ten grandchildren and one great grandson. David was a longtime summer resident in Ocean Point, and in the past was the summer organist at the Wilson Memorial Chapel.

    Posted: Fri, 09/07/2012 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Rose Katherine (Chapman) Boudin

    Rose Katherine (Chapman) Boudin, 77, of Damariscotta, died on September 5, 2012, at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta after bravely facing the many challenges of a progressive condition known as Cerebella Ataxia.

    Rose was born on October 16, 1934, in Dresden, where she attended school and grew up as one of ten children. She married Kenneth Boudin in 1952, and although divorced in 1982, was always considered one of the Boudin family.

    Posted: Thu, 09/06/2012 - 3:30pm
  • Funeral Service

    Margaret S. Hodgdon

    A graveside service will be held for Margaret S. Hodgdon on Friday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m.

    The service will be held at the Ocean View Cemetery in Boothbay. All family and friends are invited to attend. Arrangements are entrusted to the Simmons Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay.

    Posted: Tue, 09/04/2012 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Richard Bianchi

    Richard “Dick” Bianchi, of Fairfield, Conn. and Southport died on June 30, 2012, of complications from multiple myeloma.

    He was born is Somerville, Mass. on May 14, 1928, graduated from Arlington High School, and pursued an interest in art at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, receiving a BFA in 1950.

    Posted: Sat, 09/01/2012 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    John L. Way

    He was born in Quincy, Mass. in 1936, the son of David G. and Ethel L. (Wills) Way, and attended Quincy and Acton high schools. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Renssalear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. in 1958. He met his future wife and lifetime companion Carol J. Alger while in college and they were married in Albany, N.Y. in 1957. Children Richard and Nancy were born in successive years thereafter. 

    Posted: Fri, 08/31/2012 - 10:45pm
  • Obituary

    Donald G. Paxson

    Donald Gerhart Paxson died August 29, 2012 at his home in Boothbay Harbor following a brief illness.

    Don was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 27, 1933, shortly before his family moved to the Philadelphia area. He grew up in Narberth and Merion, Pennsylvania, where he attended Lower Merion High School. 

    Posted: Fri, 08/31/2012 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Michael J. Busque

    Michael J. Busque, 59, of Readfield, died August 27, 2012 in Greene as the result of a motorcycle accident. 

    He was born in Augusta on February 20, 1953, the son of Forest Busque and Loraine (Courtemarche) Busque. Mike was a graduate of Cony High School.

    Posted: Fri, 08/31/2012 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Perleston L. 'Bub' Pert

    Perleston L. “Bub” Pert of Topsham died on August 27 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.

    He was born in Bath on January 25, 1931, the son of Perleston L., Sr., and Katherine White Pert.

    He attended Bath schools, graduating from Morse High School in the Class of 1948. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1953 from the University of Maine at Orono, where he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

    Posted: Thu, 08/30/2012 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    Lincoln G. Bailey

    Lincoln G. Bailey, 81, a resident of Enfield for 32 years, died peacefully at Parkway Pavilion on August 25. 

    He was the beloved husband to Adele (Muise) Bailey and the son of the late Clarence and Gladys (Nason) Bailey of Wiscasset. 

    Lincoln was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving his country during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Part of his military training involved a six-month project called the “Ice Skate Alpha Two” located at the North Pole. 

    Posted: Tue, 08/28/2012 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Lillian May Page

    Lillian May Page, 89, of Wiscasset died August 22, 2012 at her residence.

    She was born in Boothbay on October 4, 1922, a daughter of Eleazer and Marion (Stover) Giles. She attended Boothbay schools and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School. On September 4, 1942 she married Harold S. Page in Boothbay.

    Posted: Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Patricia Ann Devine

    Patricia Ann Devine

    Patricia Anne Devine, 80, of Boothbay, died at St. Andrews Hospital on August 18 after a long struggle with cancer. Her final days were spent at peace.

    Posted: Thu, 08/23/2012 - 6:00pm
  • Obituary

    David P. Demers

    David P. Demers

    David P. Demers, 59, of Lunenburg, Mass. and a summer resident of Ocean Point, died Sunday evening, August 19, surrounded by his four brothers, at the University Campus of the UMASS Memorial Healthcare Facility in Worcester after a long illness.

    Posted: Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:30am
  • In Memoriam

    In loving memory of Louise J. Delafield

    My best friend for life and beyond.

    Gone from my sight,

    but never from my mind or my heart.

    I love you and miss you so much.

    Your “special sister” Donna

    Posted: Sun, 08/19/2012 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Doris L. Petre

    Doris L. Petre

    Doris L. Petre, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the Freeport Nursing Home in Freeport.

    Doris was born March 4, 1927 in Tampa, Florida to Arthur and Doris Greenhill. Her mom died when she was four years old and she was raised by her great aunt, Hezabinda Ellum. She grew up in Greenville, Conn. and graduated from Stratford High School in the class of 1942. She also lived in Bridgeport, Conn., Maryland and moved to Maine in the 1970s.

    Posted: Thu, 08/16/2012 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Pauline Cameron Smith

    Pauline Louise Cameron Smith, 87, of Yarmouth died at Maine Medical Center on Saturday, July 21, 2012 with family by her side.  

    She was born on January 14, 1925 in Southport. She was the youngest daughter of Dorothea (Streeter) and Lieutenant Niles Cameron, USCG. Pauline attended local schools in Southport and Boothbay until her family moved to Brunswick in 1936. She graduated from Brunswick High School, Class of 1943.  

    Posted: Wed, 08/15/2012 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Katherine S. Connors

    Katherine S. Connors, 72, of the Lowell Town Road in Wiscasset, died on Monday, August 13, 2012 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay.

    She was born in Wiscasset on Aug. 13, 1940, the daughter of Carroll and Elizabeth Sproul.

    Katherine was a caregiver for many people for most of her life.

    She loved her boys, grandkids, beano, and helping others.  Katherine will be missed by her family and friends.

    Posted: Tue, 08/14/2012 - 7:00pm
  • Obituary

    Robert Panissidi

    Robert Panissidi, 63, of Ready Point Road in Wiscasset, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.

    He was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 4, 1949, a son of Joseph and Annette (Vitale) Panissidi.

    Posted: Tue, 08/14/2012 - 11:00am
  • In Memoriam

    In Loving Memory of PFC Andrew R. Small

    This year will be six years

    since we had to say goodbye.

    We still feel pain in our hearts

    and tears in our eyes.

    Not a day goes by that we

    don’t think of you.

    We will laugh and smile when

    we think of things you used to do.

    Posted: Sat, 08/11/2012 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Albert M. Waltz

    Albert M. Waltz

    Albert M. Waltz, 84, a resident of Wiscasset and formerly of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., died Monday evening, August 6 at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta after a period of failing health.

    He was born May 3, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of William W. and Florence Carpenter Waltz, and attended schools on Staten Island, N.Y.

    Posted: Fri, 08/10/2012 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Todd A. Poland

    Todd Alan Poland, 53, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 28, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

    He was born November 17, 1958 in Boothbay Harbor, the son of the late Harold and Dorothea Morris Poland. He grew up and attended local schools and was a graduate of Boothbay Region High School.

    Posted: Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Eleanor Kaman

    Eleanor “Deedee” Kaman, 84, of Boothbay, died at her home Monday, July 30, 2012, with her daughter at her bedside.

    Born in Akron, Ohio April 17, 1928, Deedee graduated from Old Trail School, then attended Cleveland Art School.

    Posted: Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Mary C. Duncan

    Mary C. Duncan, 97, died peacefully July 26 in Boothbay. She was the wife of the late Roger F. Duncan.  

    Posted: Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    Reona (Bean) Heino

    Reona “Rea Rea” (Bean) Heino, 80, a resident of the Chandler Road, Belgrade Lakes and formerly of Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully on July 24, 2012 in her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with ALS.

    Reona was born in Colebrook, N.H. on January 8, 1932 the daughter of Elmer H. Bean, Sr. and Bessie M. (Chase) Bean.

    Posted: Mon, 07/30/2012 - 9:30am
  • In Memoriam

    Celebration of the Life and Art of Mary Jo Rines

    A celebration of the life and art of Mary Jo Rines will be held at 152 Dogfish Head Road,  Southport on Saturday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m.

    Posted: Sat, 07/28/2012 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Virginia Braley McDougall

    Virginia Braley McDougall, 96, daughter of the late John and Mildred Morrill Braley of Saco, died on July 23, 2012 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor. She was born in Cornish on April 18, 1916.

    Posted: Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:30am
  • Obituary

    Evered Trask

    Evered Leon Trask, 74, of Boothbay Harbor died Sunday morning, July 22, 2012 at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor.

    He was born November 25, 1937 at his family home on Lobster Cove, Boothbay Harbor to Everett Leon Trask and Carrie Hallowell Trask. He was preceded in death by a twin brother who died at birth. His beloved wife Caroll died in 1995. 

    Posted: Tue, 07/24/2012 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    Muriel L. Giles

    Muriel Low Giles, 89, of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully at the Hospice House in Auburn on July 6, 2012.

    Muriel was born on Sept. 1, 1922, in Boothbay Harbor, the youngest of four children. Muriel attended elementary school in Belfast and graduated from high school in Boothbay Harbor in 1940. She married Leland Giles and had a stepson, Craig, and a son, Brent.

    Posted: Thu, 07/19/2012 - 7:00am
  • Obituary

    Vincent Durwood Lewis

    Vincent Durwood Lewis, 92, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at his home on Barters Island.

    He was born on December 4, 1919, the son of Eugene and Susie Dunton Lewis, and attended local schools.

    Posted: Tue, 07/17/2012 - 6:00pm
  • Obituary

    Cherrie Arrington

    Margaret Cherrie Willson Arrington, part-time Boothbay resident for over 60 years, died on July 1, 2012, at Meadow Glen Assisted Living in Leesburg, Va., with her family by her side. She was 93 years old.

    Posted: Tue, 07/17/2012 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Alwilda Letitia Munson

    Alwilda Letitia (Gray) Munson, 91, of Hooper Street in Wiscasset, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Hill House Assisted Living in Bath.

    Allie was born in Winn on March 10, 1921, a daughter of Eugene James and Letitia May (Travis) Gray.

    Posted: Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:00am
  • In Memoriam

    Celebration service for Biz Neily

    Please join the family and friends of Elizabeth Anne “Biz” Neily for a celebration of her life and journey at the East Boothbay United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m.

    A reception will follow the celebration. Family and friends look forward to raising their voices in song, hymns, stories and sharing to celebrate Biz/Betty's caring, luminous and generous spirit.

    Posted: Mon, 07/16/2012 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Herald M. Smith

    Herald M. Smith, 92, of Gardiner Road in Wiscasset, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.

    He was born in Kewanee, Ill., on Nov. 15, 1919, a son of Joe Lewis and Florence (Whittle) Smith.

    On February 26, 1955, he married Jane McGrath. He was employed as a supervisor for a government agency.

    Although he only had an eighth-grade education, he completed the New York Times crossword puzzle every day.

    Posted: Fri, 07/13/2012 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Eino Abbott

    Eino Hjalmar Abbott

    Eino Hjalmar Abbott, 61, a resident of North Nobleboro Road, Waldoboro, died Tuesday, July 10, at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief period of failing health.

    He was born Sept. 26, 1950, in Boothbay Harbor, the son of Merritt and Helmi Lampinen Abbott, and was a graduate of Medomak Valley High School. Upon his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as part of the 1st Signal Brigade.

    Posted: Fri, 07/13/2012 - 9:45am
  • In Memoriam

    Ceremony in honor of Woody Freeman

    Friends and admirers of Clark “Woody” Freeman, beloved Wiscasset citizen and leader, are invited to gather on Sunday, July 22, at 11 a.m. to witness the setting of a memorial stone beside an American elm planted in his honor.

    Posted: Thu, 07/12/2012 - 3:00pm
  • In Memoriam

    Memorial service for David Stiles

    A memorial service for David Stiles will be held at All Saints by-the-Sea Church on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m.

    Posted: Wed, 07/11/2012 - 3:00pm
  • In Memoriam

    Memorial service for Jim Seavey

    A memorial service for Jimmy Seavey will be held at the Southport Town Hall on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m.

    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2012 - 4:30pm
  • Obituary

    Michael Richard McKay

    Michael Richard McKay, 24, of McKay Road, Edgecomb, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012.

    He was born in Damariscotta on the Fourth of July, 1987, the only son of Michael and Jennifer (Kelley) McKay.

    He attended Edgecomb Eddy School and graduated from Wiscasset High School in 2005, where he was co-vice president of his senior class with lifelong best friend Mikey Snyder.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 2:30pm
  • In Memoriam

    In loving memory of Barbara B. Cross Butler

    To Mom,

    Your spirit, your guidance and your ever present love is still here with this wonderful family you helped to create. We see the love in each other’s eyes when we are together, especially in Southport. We hear it in the words when Dad shares a memory of his unforgettable years with you. We see your gentle guidance in your daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and most of all we feel your everlasting love encircling our incredible family.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 1:30pm
  • Linwood W. Dutton

    Linwood W. Dutton, 80, died Friday, July 6, 2012 with his family at his side at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta Campus, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

    He was born in Augusta on September 24, 1931, a son of the late Theo W. and Grace R. (Townsend) Dutton.

    Mr. Dutton was a graduate of Cony High School, class of 1949 and Boston University, class of 1955 where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Neil T. Dodge

    Neil T. Dodge of Boothbay Harbor and China, Maine, died July 2, 2012, after a long struggle with prostate cancer. During his last months of life, Neil received special care from his daughter Cheryle Dodge Fasano and his home care housekeeper and friend Ann Bako. Their good humor and hard work certainly made things easier.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 10:30am
  • In Memoriam

    In loving memory of Barbara B. Cross Butler

    To Mom,

    Your spirit, your guidance and your ever present love is still here with this wonderful family you helped to create. We see the love in each other’s eyes when we are to-gether, especially in Southport. We hear it in the words when Dad shares a memory of his unforgettable years with you. We see your gentle guidance in your daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and most of all we feel your everlasting love encircling our incredible family.

    Posted: Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:30am
  • In Memoriam

    In Loving Memory of Nathalie 'Nan' Purington

    On her birthday

    7/14/28 – 7/26/10

    We never need a special day

    to bring you to our mind,

    for days without a thought of you

    are very hard to find.

    With Love,

    Jim & Linda

    7-12-1t*

    Posted: Fri, 07/06/2012 - 11:15am
  • Graveside Service

    Jeannette and Charles Gamage

    A graveside service for Jeannette and Charles “Buster” Gamage will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Route 96, Boothbay Harbor, Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are entrusted to Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Boothbay.

    Posted: Thu, 07/05/2012 - 4:30pm
  • Obituary

    James N. Seavey

    James N. Seavey, 47, of Edgecomb died peacefully at home on June 28, 2012.

    Born to James Everett Seavey and Sandra Yvonne Sargent Seavey on February 2, 1965, he attended local schools and fished the Sheepscot River as a young man. He went on to become an accomplished mason and enjoyed success in commercial fishing as well as marine construction.

    Posted: Wed, 07/04/2012 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Sue Rankin Lloyd

    Sue Rankin Lloyd, 89, of Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida and Boothbay, died at her Boothbay home on Saturday, June 30.

    She was born April 3, 1923.

    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Lloyd and John DelVecchio of Bradenton, Florida and Boothbay; son: Randy Lloyd of Sarasota, Florida; grother and sister-in-law, Dan and Susan Rankin of Boothbay Harbor and Vero Beach, Florida; and nieces and nephews in North Carolina, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

    Posted: Tue, 07/03/2012 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Dwight Paine

    Dwight Paine, 81, of Waldoboro died and finally joined his beloved wife in heaven on Saturday, June 30, 2012. He died at home after his brave battle with cancer. Dwight was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Paine, who died on July, 20, 2010.

    Posted: Tue, 07/03/2012 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Edward G. Hawkes Jr.

    Edward G. Hawkes Jr. of West Bath died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 on the farm with the love of his life, Marjorie by his side.

    He was born on July 8, 1928 in Bath, the son of Edward and Harriet McNinch Hawkes. Upon the death of his mother, he was raised by his grandmother Bertha Tyler. On June 12, 1948 after knowing her for six years, he married his love, Marjorie Rogers in Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 07/03/2012 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Carol M. Saunders

    Carol Menges Saunders, 69, died peacefully with her children and family by her side on Friday, July 27.

    Posted: Tue, 07/03/2012 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Frances Louise Abbott

    Frances Louise Abbott of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at home June 25 surrounded by her family.

    She was born May 31, 1930 in Boothbay Harbor to Parker and Carrie (Bennett) Brewer. She attended local schools and she proudly graduated in 1978 at as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) from Androscoggin Education Center in Brunswick. She enjoyed her CNA duties at St. Andrews Hospital and Home Health and private duty in Florida.

    Posted: Mon, 07/02/2012 - 4:30pm

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