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  • Obituary

    Dennis C. Gaecklein

    Dennis C. Gaecklein, 52, died peacefully on March 4, 2016, with his loving family by his side, surrounded by love.

    Posted: Mon, 03/14/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Brian M. Carter

    Brian M. Carter of Richmond died unexpectedly at home on March 8, 2016.

    He was born May 27, 1959 in Boothbay Harbor. He was the son of Robert D. Carter and Carolyn F. (Rice) Brewer. He attended school in New York and graduated from Central Maine Community College, with an associate's degree in applied science.

    Posted: Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    James S. Townsend

    James S. Townsend, 86, of Boothbay died March 3, 2016 at his home.

    Born in Falmouth on May 3, 1929, he was the son of John and Elsie Townsend. He grew up in Edgecomb and attended local schools.

    He was predeceased by his wife, Gwendolyn (Barter) Townsend. They were married for over 50 years.

    Posted: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Nancy A. Williams

    Nancy A. Williams, 76, died March 2, 2016, at her home in Plant City, Florida. She was with her husband of 58 years, Robert, by her side.

    Nancy was born on July 28, 1939 to Burnard C. “Bart” Bartlett and Estella Mae Bartlett in Corea, Maine. She lived there until high school when she and her family moved to Boothbay Harbor, where she became active in many sports programs; she played basketball and softball.

    Posted: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Richard L. Charlesworth

    Richard Lawrence Charlesworth of Falmouth died at home in the presence of his family on February 29, 2016.

    He was born in Orange, New Jersey on July 8, 1923, as the son of Harry Prescott and Anne Barnes Charlesworth. Raised in South Orange, he graduated from Montclair Academy, where he was active in athletics, student council, debating and yearbook.

    Posted: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Timothy P. Shea

    Timothy Patrick Shea, 58, of Bangor, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died Feb. 18, 2016 at a Bangor health facility.

    He was born in Syracuse, New York on August 23, 1957, the son of the late Edward and Madeline (Montuori) Shea.

    Besides his parents, Mr. Shea was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Shea of Montour Falls, New York.

    Posted: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    Guy "Jared" Peaslee

    Guy “Jared” Peaslee, 32, of Boothbay, died unexpectedly February 25, 2016. 

    Jared was born to Guy F. Peaslee Jr. of Boothbay and Maddy Ryder Peaslee of Milford, Massachusetts on March 12, 1983.

    Posted: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Edith F. Chaney

    Edith F. Chaney, 92, of Shore Road, Edgecomb died February 25, 2016 at her residence.

    She was born in Bath on May 17, 1923, the daughter of Julius F. and Harriet K. (Pero) Berg. She grew up on Floral Street in Bath and graduated from Morse High School Class of 1941 with honors.

    Posted: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Robert Dey

    Robert "Bob" Dey, resident of the Boothbay region since 1992, died February 21, 2016 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta, Maine. Bob had the comfort and love of his children, caregivers, and MVH staff with him on his final days.

    Posted: Fri, 02/26/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Ernst A. Benzien

    On the morning of Feb. 20, 2016, Ernst August Benzien, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully in his home in Fairfield, Connecticut.

    Posted: Thu, 02/25/2016 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Claire N. Field

    Claire Noyes Field died peacefully at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Maryland on Jan. 27, 2016, following a serious illness.

    Posted: Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Jane S. Willett

    Jane Susan Willett of Camden died in Brunswick on Feb. 20, 2016 with her daughter by her side.

    She was born February 28, 1935 in Framingham, Massachusetts to Raymond and Theodora Adams.

    Posted: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:30pm
  • Obituary

    Harold B. Seavey

    Harold B. Seavey, 54, of Boothbay Harbor died unexpectedly on Feb. 16, 2016 at his home.

    Harold was born February 21, 1961 to James E. Seavey and Sandra Y. (Sargent) Seavey of Southport. Harold attended Southport Central School and graduated from Boothbay Region High School, class of 1979.

    Posted: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 4:00pm
  • Obituary

    Joan A. deGarmo

    Joan A. deGarmo died peacefully with her daughter by her side in the emergency room at LincolnHealth, Miles Campus on Feb. 5, 2016.

    Posted: Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    William S. Raithel

    William S. Raithel died peacefully on Feb. 8, 2016 in Florida with his wife of 62 years, Nancy, by his side.

    Posted: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 9:30am
  • Obituary

    Faye W. Smith

    Faye W. Smith, 69, of Wiscasset died Feb. 11, 2016 at her home.

    She was born on November 5, 1946 in Saco, the daughter of Bernard A. and Lucille L. (Woodward) Backman.

    Posted: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Donna M. Greenleaf

    Donna Mae Greenleaf

    Donna Mae Greenleaf, 72, of Livermore Falls, died peacefully on Feb. 13, 2016, and was reunited the day before Valentine’s Day with her beloved late husband, L. Stephen Greenleaf. She was lovingly cared for at the Hospice House in Auburn.

    Posted: Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Wayne R. Abbott

    Wayne Reed Abbott, 78, of Boothbay Harbor, died Feb. 9, 2016 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    He was born in Damariscotta on Nov. 20, 1937 to Fred Taylor Abbott and Grace S. Reed.

    Posted: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:30am
  • Death notice

    Wayne R. Abbott

    Wayne R. Abbott, 78, of Boothbay Harbor, died on the morning of February 9 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  

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

    Posted: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Cora M. Owen

    Cora May Hanna Owen, 91, of Wiscasset died Feb. 8, 2016.

    Cora was born on Dec. 1, 1924 to Thomas J. Hanna and Lulu (Rowe) Hanna of Five Islands, Georgetown.

    Posted: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Earle H. Smith Jr.

    Earle H. Smith Jr., 85, of Trevett, died peacefully on Feb. 6, 2016 at the Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Lyman W. Smith

    Lyman Whitman “Whit” Smith, 91, of Southport Island and Sanibel Island, Florida, died peacefully on Feb. 2, 2016, leaving his wife, Deborah, after 60 years of marriage.

    Whit graduated from Milton Academy, Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

    Posted: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    William A. Holbrook

    William A. “Hooker” Holbrook, 65, of Boothbay died Jan. 28, 2016, at Maine Medical Center with family by his side.

    Hooker was born August 30, 1950, to Stanley Holbrook and Grace (Holton) Holbrook in Boothbay Harbor. He went to area schools and graduated from Boothbay Region High School in the class of 1968. He earned his associate's degree at Central Maine Community College in machine tool design.

    Posted: Mon, 02/01/2016 - 1:15pm
  • Obituary

    Elizabeth M. Pike

    Elizabeth “Betty” Mellon Pike, 79, of Boothbay died peacefully on Jan. 26, 2016 at the Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor.

    Betty was born Dec. 26, 1936, to William Mellon and Alice (Ingham) Mellon in Malden, Massachusetts. Betty grew up in Melrose, Massachusetts, where she went to local schools and graduated from Melrose High School in 1954.

    Posted: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Marki J. Gay

    Marki J. Gay, 26, of Woolwich died on Jan. 24, 2016 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a courageous battle with cystic fibrosis.

    Posted: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    June R. Parmenter

    June R. Parmenter, 83, of Seminole, Florida and a longtime summer resident of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2016. She was a resident of Greenbriar Manor Assisted Living Facility.

    She was born on June 14, 1932 in Camden, the daughter of Merrill and Marjorie Joyce Kalloch. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick L. Parmenter, of Boothbay Harbor and Pinellas Park, Florida.

    Posted: Tue, 01/26/2016 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Arvilla Ames

    Arvilla Ames, 93, died Jan. 23, 2016 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath.

    She was born in North Newcastle on March 21, 1922, a daughter of Thomas Edward and Belle Hardy (Knowlton) Yarbrough.

    She attended Whitefield schools and on Nov. 15, 1941 married Charles Linwood Ames.

    Posted: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Obituary

    Norman E. Carlson

    Norman Edward Carlson, 85, died Jan. 19, 2016 at his home in Wiscasset.

    Born on March 16, 1930, he was the son of Hugo Carlson and Eleanor Anderson, and was a fraternal twin brother of Frederic C. Carlson.

    Posted: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 3:00pm
  • Obituary

    Catherine McClinch

    Catherine McClinch, 29, died unexpectedly Jan. 23, 2016.

    She was born Sept. 11, 1986 in Trumbull, Connecticut to Nancy and Terry McClinch. She was a part-time resident of the Boothbay Harbor region for 28 years.

    Posted: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Philomena G. DiMascio

    Philomena “Fay” DiMascio, 95 of Boothbay died Jan. 19, 2016 at the Gregory Wing at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.

    Born Philomena Gertrude Ferraro in Schenectady, New York, on Nov. 13, 1920, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Helen (Policastro) Ferraro.

    Fay graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and worked for the General Electric Company and the Carl Company, both in Schenectady.

    Posted: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    Daniel C. Caputo

    Daniel C. Caputo of Portland and Southport died Jan. 11, 2016, due to complications associated with pulmonary fibrosis.

    Posted: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Charles L. Marr

    Charles L. Marr died Dec. 29, 2015 in Largo, Florida.

    He was born in Portland on June 10, 1924.

    He was predeceased by his parents, Leslie and Beatrice Marr.

    He is survived by his wife, Ethel Marr; two daughters, Cindy Soler and Janet Lewis; a son, Dennis Marr; and their families.

    His ashes will be interned in the family plot in Boothbay at a later date.

    Posted: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Tita V. Townsend

    Tita V. Townsend, 74, of Edgecomb, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2016 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice as a result of an accidental fall, which occurred only hours earlier. Her husband was at her side.

    Posted: Mon, 01/18/2016 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Randy S. Reed

    Randy S. Reed, 63, of Oxhorn Road, Wiscasset died unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2016 at work in Brunswick.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on March 4, 1952, a son of Stanley G. and Priscilla D. (Hatt) Reed. He graduated from Alvirne High School in Hudson, New Hampshire.

    Posted: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Thomas F. Fogarty Sr.

    Thomas F. Fogarty Sr., 72, died peacefully with loving family by his side on Jan. 12, 2016, at the Maine Veterans Hospital.

    He was born April 24, 1943 to Thomas F. Fogarty and Mary Mahoney Fogarty in Hartford, Connecticut. Tom went to local schools in Hartford, graduating from the Hartford Public High School. He joined the Navy after high school, serving his country during the Vietnam War.

    Posted: Tue, 01/12/2016 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Gerald S. Jordan Jr.

    Gerald S. Jordan Jr., 48, of Klearview Manor, Fairfield died Jan. 9, 2016 at his residence.

    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    George W. Cochrane III

    George W. Cochrane III, 88, of Southport died peacefully on Jan. 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. He was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts, spending his formative years in Reading, Massachusetts.

    Posted: Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:00am
  • Obituary

    Neil Schroeder

    Neil Schroeder of Portland died January 5, 2016 in Portland. He died peacefully while a patient at Maine Medical Center, where he had been admitted the day before.

    Posted: Fri, 01/08/2016 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    Audrey V. Krah

    Audrey Verney Krah, 93, of Waldoboro, died peacefully Jan. 5, 2016 at home.

    She was born July 1, 1922 in Litchfield, the daughter of John Verney and Selena Gilby

    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2016 - 12:15pm
  • Obituary

    Ryan J. Innes

    Ryan J. Innes, 35, died Jan. 3, 2016 unexpectedly at his home in Wiscasset.

    Ryan was born in Bath on Feb. 9, 1980, a son of Larry and Joanne (Gower) Innes.

    Posted: Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Stephen C. Reny

    Stephen C. “Steve” Reny, 49, died unexpectedly at his home on Jan. 3, 2016 in Boothbay.

    Steve was born on March 11, 1966 to Neal Reny and Jean (Davis) Reny in Boothbay Harbor, where he went to local schools and graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 1984.

    Steve worked for the family construction business starting in 1982, and it was the only job he ever needed.

    Posted: Tue, 01/05/2016 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Rev. Dr. Otis A. Maxfield

    The Reverend Dr. Otis A. Maxfield died in Portland, Maine on Dec. 29, 2015 at home with his family. He was born in Malden, Massachusetts on June 3, 1927 to Irene Agatha Maxfield. He married E. Virginia Maxfield in 1947 and together they had five children: Janet Duncan, Susan Garrett, Lois Jones, Andy and Tim Maxfield. Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren followed, enriching his life.

    Posted: Tue, 01/05/2016 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Daniel P. Dalton

    Daniel P. Dalton, 55, of Brunswick, formerly of Wiscasset, died Dec. 27, 2015 at his residence.

    He was born in Damariscotta on May 13, 1960, a son of Stanley P. and Delia Hathorne Dalton. He graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1978.

    Posted: Wed, 12/30/2015 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Michael B. Scarborough, obituary

    FRIENDSHIP — Michael Bowen Scarborough, 59, of Friendship, died Dec. 27, 2015, with his brothers, Chris and Matthew, at his side, at the Sussman House in Rockport. He was born Jan. 5, 1956, in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of four sons of Joyce (Bowen) and Richard Scarborough.

    Posted: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 12:00pm
  • Obituary

    Kathleen Bean

    Kathleen Bean, 92, died at her home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 24, 2015.

    She was born in Bristol, Connecticut, the twin daughter of Richard and Mary (Carne) Monckton. Her twin, Mary, survived only a short time.

    Kathleen attended schools in Bristol and followed high school with the completion of business school. She was employed by New Departure, a division of General Motors, which handled payroll for 8,000 to 10,000 people.

    Posted: Tue, 12/29/2015 - 8:00am
  • Notice

    Michael B. Scarborough, notice

    FRIENDSHIP — Michael Bowen Scarborough, 59, of Friendship, died Dec. 27, 2015, with his brothers, Chris and Matthew, at his side, at the Sussman House in Rockport.

    A complete obituary will be published.

    A celebration of Michael’s life will be held Friday, Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. at Burpee Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 104 Limerock St. in Rockland.

    Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home.

    Posted: Mon, 12/28/2015 - 4:30pm
  • Obituary

    Dorothy J. Pickering

    Dorothy “Dot” J. Pickering, 72, a lifelong resident of Wiscasset died Dec. 21, 2015 from complications of ALS “Lou Gehrig’s disease” at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta with her loving family by her side.

    Posted: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 9:45am
  • Obituary

    Dwight N. Eames

    Dwight Nickerson Eames of Southport, who died December 19, 2015, was born in Boothbay Harbor in 1929. He spent all his childhood summers here. His school years were spent in Hartford, Connecticut. He liked to draw and paint at an early age and made art his lifelong career. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, receiving a bachelor of arts degree, and after serving in the U.S.

    Posted: Tue, 12/22/2015 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Ronald R. Parry

    Ronald R. Parry, 82, died December 17, 2015.

    Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Andrew and Annie Theresa (Dignam) Parry.

    Posted: Mon, 12/21/2015 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Lawrence W. Greenleaf Jr.

    Lawrence W. “Butch” Greenleaf Jr., 55, died unexpectedly at his home in Trevett on Dec. 11, 2015.

    Butch was born in Boothbay Harbor on September 30, 1960 to Lawrence W. Greenleaf Sr. and Jennean Simmons Greenleaf. Butch grew up in Trevett and graduated from the Boothbay Region High School in the class of 1978.

    Butch worked at Bath Iron Works for 34 years as a shipfitter and electrician. He also worked with Rendall Hyson for three years prior to BIW as a carpenter.  

    Posted: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:45pm

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