Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Ryan M. DiPierro

    Ryan Matthew DiPierro, 27, died at his residence in Wiscasset on Aug. 13, 2016.

    He was born in Damariscotta on June 16, 1989, a son of Mark Matthew and Tenlee (Blanchard) DiPierro.

    Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Laurel A. Elderkin-Graham

    Laurel Ann Elderkin-Graham died peacefully at home on Aug. 8, 2016, the same day her dad George “Pat” Elderkin passed 25 years earlier. She was constantly surrounded by her family and friends.

    She was born Oct. 18, 1955 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and attended Southport Central School before going to and graduating from Boothbay Region High School in 1974. She attended and graduated Stevens School of the Bible in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1978.

    Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    George A. Wolf

    George A. Wolf, 86, of Boothbay, Maine and Winter Haven, Florida, died Aug. 13, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Liverpool, New York.

    Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Phyllis P. Cook

    Phyllis Pinkham Cook, 96, of Southport died Aug. 11, 2016 at home.

    She was born in 1920 at Southport, the fourth daughter of Charles E. and Izetta Brewer Pinkham. She graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School and from Northeastern Business College.

    Posted: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Gerald R. Melillo

    Gerald Raymond Melillo, 81, of St. Petersburg, Florida and Boothbay Harbor, Maine died August 5, 2016 at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick.

    Posted: Mon, 08/08/2016 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    William E. Barter


    William Edward “Buster” Barter, 87, died in his home surrounded by his loved ones on July 15, 2016, after a battle with cancer.

    William was born on July 2, 1929, to Wallace and Ethel (Benner) Barter in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

    Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Wendy W. Curtis

    Wendy Wood Curtis, formerly of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died July 26, 2016. She was a resident of Air Force Village II (Blue Skies of Texas West) from 2006 until her death.

    Posted: Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Robert K. Krebs

    Robert Karl Krebs of Boothbay died peacefully at his home on July 23, 2016.

    Posted: Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:30am
  • Graveside service for Harold Robinson

    A graveside service and burial for Harold “Robbie” Robinson, 88, of Boothbay Harbor, who died peacefully in his sleep on November 28, 2015, will be held Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. A motorcycle escort by the Legion Riders will be escorting Robbie for his Last Ride from the American Legion Hall in Boothbay, leaving at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to be in the procession is welcome.

    Posted: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Jane Blake Ross

    Jane Blake Ross died June 26, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    She was born on February 28, 1937 at 28 Acres Cottages in Boothbay, Maine. She was the daughter of Ernest and Barbara (Gove) Blake. To this union was also born another daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Karpe) Blake.

    Posted: Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Sara Nichols

    Sara “Sally” Nichols, a longtime resident of Wiscasset, died July 5, 2016.

    Sally’s family and friends have been blessed with her many candid and compelling pieces of advice or expressions throughout her 80 years. Some of the most memorable include: “just between me, you and the cat …”; “always be careful of what you post on “space book”; “keep your money in order and facing the same direction,”; “when it comes to the front door one must always slam it!”

    Posted: Tue, 07/19/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Marion M. Bradley

    Marion M. (Morris) Bradley of Bedford, Massachusetts, formerly of Southport, died July 8, 2016.

    She was the wife of the late Rev. Edward W. Bradley. Mother of Karenlynne Bradley of San Leandro, California, Marsha A. Burt and her husband Robert of Bourne, Massachusetts, and Faith B. Armstrong and her husband Scott of Bedford, Massachusetts; sister of the late Gloria Tirrell. Marion is also survived by nine grandchildren and11 great-grandchildren.

    Posted: Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Donald H. Smith

    Donald H. Smith, 70, of Wiscasset died July 7, 2016 at Maine General in Augusta, surrounded by his family.

    He was born on February 18, 1946 in Bath, Maine, the son of Wilden and Hazel (Sweeney) Smith.

    He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1965.

    Posted: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    William B. Latter

    William “Billy” Burton Latter, 79, died peacefully at his home on July 12, 2016.

    Billy was born on August 16, 1936 to Richard Mitchell Latter Sr. and Mary Dickerson Latter in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Billy grew up in the Boothbay region, graduating from the Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1954.

    Posted: Tue, 07/12/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Stuart H. Bailey

    Stuart H. “Sonny” Bailey, 91, of Woolwich and a former winter resident of Tampa, Florida, died July 5, 2016 after a 23-year battle with heart disease.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Memorial service for Stella Gray

    Dr. Stella Clifford Gray, 96, of East Boothbay, died peacefully on May 31, 2016. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the East Boothbay Methodist Church, Two Church Street, East Boothbay. All are welcome.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Stella’s name be made to the Boothbay Region YMCA, P.O. Box 500, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Stephanie Berry

    On a warm summer’s day at the end of June, Stephanie Berry peacefully ended her lifelong battle with depression. She separated from her only child, William, her friend and former husband, Tom, and her cat, Panda.

    Stephanie was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania and attended schools in Avon Lake, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in interior design. She was very proud of her years marching drum corps, competing at the national level, with the Garfield Cadets.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Arthur R.Delano Jr.

    Arthur Russell Delano Jr. died July 5, 2016 at his home.

    Arthur was born on February 23, 1936 in Boothbay to Arthur Russell Delano Sr. and Florence Madelyn (Matthews) Delano.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Theresa E. Call

    Theresa Evelyn (Dutile) Call of Waterville, Maine, formerly of Northfield, Massachusetts and Lemoyne, Nebraska, died with her daughters by her side on July 2, 2016.

    She was born February 1, 1930 in Marlboro, New Hampshire to the late Etienne (Stephen) Joseph Dutile and Emeline Virginie (Boyea) Dutile. Her father died when Theresa was 5. She was lovingly raised by her mother and stepfather, Charles Lerandeau, “Daddy Charlie.”

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Sally A. Sherman

    Sally Ann Sherman died peacefully on July 8, 2016 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. She was a lifelong resident of Boothbay and made her home on Barters Island with her husband John for over 40 years. She was born in Boothbay Harbor to Robert and Geraldine Davis.

    Posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 7:30am
  • Obituary

    Martha L. Shepard

    Martha L. Shepard, 88, of Topsham, Maine died peacefully on July 3, 2016 of natural causes. She was a long term resident of The Highlands.

    Martha was born on March 1, 1928, the daughter of J. Howard and Helen Wiley Loughman.

    Posted: Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    Alice Bond

    Alice Bond, recently featured in this paper as the oldest resident of Woolwich, died June 22, 2016 at St. Andrews Village Nursing Facility, Boothbay Harbor after a short illness.  She had been admitted to Miles Hospital for congestive heart failure and then sent to skilled nursing services in Boothbay Harbor to recover.  Alice was 96.  

    Posted: Wed, 07/06/2016 - 7:30pm
  • Obituary

    Laban W. Leiter

    Laban Wingert Leiter, M.D. died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 1, 2016. Throughout his many years, he shared his love of life and boundless curiosity for learning with family, colleagues and friends.

    Posted: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Service Notice

    Jane B. Ross

    Jane Blake Ross, 79, died June 26, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 10 at Oceanview Cemetery, Country Club Road, Boothbay, Maine. All are welcome.

    Posted: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Frank M. Auvil

    Frank M. Auvil, 60, of Bath, formerly of Wiscasset, died July 3, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    He was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on July 19, 1955, a son of Ray W. and Rose (Ruse) Auvil.

    Posted: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Carole A. Bodmer

    Carole Ann Bodmer,76, of Westport Island, Maine died June 19, 2016 at Maine General in Augusta.

    Posted: Tue, 07/05/2016 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Louise M. Baird

    Louise M. Baird, 85, of Alna, Maine died at Maine Medical Center in Portland on June 23, 2016 after a long illness.

    She was born in Alna on March 19, 1931. She was the daughter of William and Minnie Smith, also of Alna.

    Posted: Fri, 07/01/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Vicki Pinkham

    Vicki (Madore) Pinkham died June 24, 2016 at her home in Woolwich, Maine, at the age of 67.

    Vicki was born in Gardiner, Maine on January 19, 1949. She attended Brunswick High and worked at Bath Iron Works for over 20 years. Vicki loved snowmobiling, baseball and lots of dancing and just being with family, friends and her beloved dogs Rider and Gates.

    Posted: Thu, 06/30/2016 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    David R. Orne

    David Rice Orne, affectionately known as “Grampy Grump,” 73, of Yarmouth died peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on June 23, 2016 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough.

    David was born in Boothbay Harbor on January 12, 1943, one of two sons of Albert and Evelyn (Gallant) Orne.

    Posted: Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Peter W. Davis

    Peter Wayne Davis, 74, died unexpectedly June 23, 2016, at his home in Boothbay, Maine.

    He was born on January 25, 1942, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the son of Leighton and Helen (Adams) Davis.

    Posted: Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Dr. Robert Berger

    Dr. Robert L. Berger died January 1, 2016 at the age of 86 of heart disease. He lived in Brookline, Massachusetts and visited Southport Island during summers with his wife’s family for many years. He will be remembered above all for his devotion to his family and his large circle of friends who became his extended family. He was humorous, witty and warm, and enjoyed reaching out to anyone to give advice or share a good story.

    Posted: Mon, 06/27/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Jesse T. Erskine

    Jesse T. Erskine, 31, died unexpectedly on June 16, 2016.

    Posted: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Michael J. Lewis

    Michael J. Lewis, 67, died June 16, 2016 at his home in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Mike was born to Earland “Peanut” Lewis and Etta (Rowe) Lewis on July 2, 1948 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and attended local schools.

    Mike worked at the Tugboat Inn, Fisherman’s Wharf and Andrews’ Harborside, as well as working as a custodian at Boothbay Region High School.  He also worked for his father, Erland “Peanut” Lewis at the Gulf station downtown.

    Posted: Sun, 06/19/2016 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    William G. Waters

    William G. Waters died in his Dresden home on May 5, 2016.

    He was born in Blakley, Georgia, the son of Eleanor Smith Waters and Robert O. Waters. Bill attended high school in Frederick, Maryland and graduated from Blakley High School. He won a scholarship and studied at the High Museum School of Art in Atlanta and studied painting under Lamar Dodd at University of Georgia in Athens.

    Posted: Tue, 06/14/2016 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Arthur B. Slater

    Arthur B. Slater, 90, of Boothbay Harbor died June 10, 2016, with his loving family at his side.

    Arthur grew up the oldest of four children. In 1944, after finishing his first year of college, Art was accepted into the Army Air Cadet Program. Following completion of his service, he re-enrolled at the University of Rhode Island where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

    Posted: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Marie R. Callnan

    Marie R. Callnan died peacefully at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor on June 6, 2016.

    She was born in Houlton, Maine in August of 1931.

    Marie was the eldest of three children born to Racheal and Paul McNally. Marie met and ultimately married her childhood sweetheart, Joseph O. Callnan on January 23, 1948 in the Church of St. Mary’s in Houlton.

    Posted: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Lewis E. Savage

    Lewis Emerson Savage, 80, of Wiscasset, died June 3, 2016 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Born in Woolwich, Maine on May 1, 1936, he was the son of Wallace Irvin Savage and Mildred Curit Savage. Mr. Savage was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Wallace; and his son, Gary.

    He attended Woolwich schools.  

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Celebration of life for Maurice and Audrey Foye

    A celebration of life for Maurice A. and Audrey L. Foye, who died April 18, 2016, will be held on Saturday, June 25, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Alna Fire Department, 1647 Alna Road, Alna, Maine.

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Johanna L. Weston

    Johanna Ludwig Weston, 84, of Walpole, died June 3, 2016 at the Assisted Living Facility of Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta. 

    Johanna was born in Furth, Germany on October of 1931, the daughter of Peter and Rosa Ludwig, and sister to Maria, all of Germany. 

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Marie R. Callnan

    Marie R. Callnan, 84, of Boothbay Harbor died peacefully at the Gregory Wing of St. Andrews on Monday, June 6, 2016. A full obituary will follow at a later date.

    Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Marie, or to share a story or pictures, please visit her Book of Memories at

    Posted: Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Robert W. Ramsdell

    Robert W. Ramsdell, 92, of Sarasota, Florida and West Boothbay Harbor, Maine died peacefully May 8, 2016 in his home at Bay Village.

    Bob was predeceased in September 2015 by his wife of 64 years, Marjory (Dillon) Ramsdell.

    He was born on December 17, 1924, in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts to Robert Wylie Ramsdell and Catherine Ramsdell.

    Posted: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:15am
  • Barbara B. Parry

    Barbara B. (Giles) Parry, 85, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, died May 26, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Lyn D. Parry, her beloved husband of 43 years who died September 27, 1999.

    Posted: Fri, 06/03/2016 - 8:30am
  • Celebration of Life for Charles K. Fassett

    Loving father, grandfather and friend, Charles K. Fassett died peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2016. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 24, 1932.

    A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, 125 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Wed, 06/01/2016 - 8:30am
  • Obituary

    Dr. Stella Clifford Gray

    Dr. Stella Clifford Gray, 96, of East Boothbay, died peacefully on May 31, 2016 at the Lincoln Home, Newcastle with loving family by her side.

    Stella was born on December 4, 1919 to Dr. Harold Burton Clifford and Gladys Mower Clifford, in St. Albans, Maine. She grew up in Boothbay Harbor, where her father was the Superintendent of Schools from 1925 to 1956.

    Posted: Tue, 05/31/2016 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Jennie E. Weeks

    Jennie E. Weeks of Wiscasset, died on the evening of April 3, 2016 at the age of 94.

    She was born on October 12, 1921 in Damariscotta, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn Bryant. She attended schools in the area and graduated from Lincoln Academy.

    Posted: Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Celebration of Life for George W. Cochrane III

    George W. Cochrane III, 88, died peacefully on January 9, 2016, with his loving family by his side. He was born on August 24, 1927, to the late George W. Cochrane Jr. of Melrose, Massachusetts, and Doris (Garnett) Cochrane of Eastport, Maine.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church at noon on Saturday, June 4, 2016 with a reception to follow at Hodgdon Yacht Service, 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport.

    Posted: Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Arvilla L. Ames committal service

    A committal service for Arvilla L. Ames, who died January 23, 2016, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

    Posted: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Peter B. Wagstaff

    Peter Boice Wagstaff, 75, of Boothbay Harbor Maine, died May 16, 2016 surrounded by his family.

    He was born October 30, 1940 in Boothbay. He attended Boothbay schools and lived his whole life in the Boothbay area. He married his sweetheart Verona (Ronnie) Emory. Together they shared a true love story for over 52 years.

    Posted: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    Sharon R. Watson

    Sharon Rose Watson (Walsh), 78, of Boothbay Harbor and Gibbstown, New Jersey, died peacefully in her sleep on May 5 (Feast of the Ascension).

    Posted: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Robert L. Drake

    Robert L. Drake, 84, formerly of Trevett, died peacefully May 9, 2016 in Academy Point in Mystic, Connecticut, following a five-year battle with dementia.

    He was born December 7, 1931 in West Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Delmer H. and Eleanor Lux Drake, attended local schools and spent childhood summers in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:30pm