Obituaries

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  • Obituary

    Mary D. Brewer

    Mary Frances Dodge Brewer, 77, of Murray Hill, East Boothbay, died July 15, 2018.

    She was born in Damariscotta, Maine Jan. 19, 1941 to Harry A. Dodge and Ernestine Munro Dodge.

    In her preschool years, they made their home in Schenectady, New York, where her father was a pharmacist. He died when she was very young, and she and her mother returned to make their home with her maternal grandparents, John and Laura Gamage Munro, in Round Pond.

    Posted: Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:30pm
  • Obituary

    Granville H. Lingard

    Granville Homer “Ted” Lingard lost his long battle with lung cancer July 9, 2018.

    Posted: Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:45pm
  • Obituary

    James A. Robison

    James “Jim” A. Robison, 90, of Barters Island, Boothbay, Maine passed away July 7 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a brief illness.

    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:45pm
  • Obituary

    John N. Meisten III

    John Nicholas Meisten III, 76, of Boothbay, Maine died June 30, 2018 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center after an eight-year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He had become acutely ill while traveling from Arizona to his home in Maine only one week before his death.

    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:15pm
  • Death notice

    Granville Lingard

    Granville “Ted” Lingard, 84, of Southport, passed away peacefully with his loving family and beloved golden retriever by his side, on July 9, 2018. 

    A celebration of Ted's life will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 4:30 p.m to 7 p.m. at the Southport Town Hall.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southport Fire Department.

    Posted: Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Dolores A. Broyles

    Dolores Anne Pettit Broyles was born on June 17, 1934, at the Bearskin Lodge on Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, Minnesota and died on April 26, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    She was predeceased by her adored husband of 61 years, John Allen Broyles, her parents, Watie Bell Pettit and Anna Sophia Nelson Pettit, her brothers Richard Bell Pettit, Watie Pettit, and J.L. Pettit.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Michael A. Gustafson Sr.

    Michael A. Gustafson Sr., 59, of Woolwich, Maine passed away on June 30, 2018.

    He will long be remembered for his smile, his practical jokes and generous demeanor. He would often buy things he didn’t need, just to so other people could borrow them. He loved riding motorcycles, fishing,

    hunting, reading and music.

    Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:45am
  • Memorial service for Trudie Seybold

    A memorial service for Trudie Seybold, who died March 1, 2018, will be held at the Midcoast Friends Meeting at 77 Belvedere Rd., Damariscotta at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14.

    Posted: Sun, 07/08/2018 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Jean E. Thayer

    Jean Elliot Thayer

    Jean Elliot Thayer, 89, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2018 in Ft. Myers, Florida following a brief illness. She was born to Edward J. and Elma Elliot on Aug. 15, 1928 in Thomaston, Maine where she attended high school and was captain of the girls’ basketball team. Following graduation she attended Nasson College in Springvale, Maine, majoring in nutrition. While there she met Wendell Bragg Thayer of Sanford, who in short order gave her life-long love of snow skiing.

    Posted: Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:15am
  • Obituary

    Joseph J. Graham

    Joseph J. Graham, 96, of Colorado, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died June 29, 2018 with his family close by.

    He was born in 1921 in Ironwood, Michigan. After serving three years in the army during World War II, he returned to complete his B.S., M.A., at the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. at the Toronto University.

    Posted: Tue, 07/03/2018 - 10:30am
  • Obituary

    Karen A. Seiders

    Karen A. Seiders of Boothbay Harbor, Maine died peacefully on the morning of June 25, 2018 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with her daughter by her side.

    Posted: Tue, 07/03/2018 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Shirley Jameson

    Shirley Jameson (née Kendall), born July 22, 1926 in Melrose, Massachusetts, passed from this life on June 27, 2018 at age 91 in Boothbay Harbor, her home of 30 years. 

    Posted: Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Richard C. Benner

    Richard Carroll Benner, 88, of Franklin, New Hampshire died at Mountain Ridge Center on June 25, 2018.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on Nov. 14, 1929 the son of Willard Ross Benner and Susie (Barter) Benner.

    Dick was raised in Boothbay Harbor, served in the U.S. Army for 25 years living in many places, home and abroad, including two tours in Vietnam, before retiring in 1972.

    Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Jack C. Weaver Jr.

    Jack C. Weaver Jr., of Westport, Maine and the Philippines went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 25, 2018. He was 57.

    Son of the late Jack C. Weaver Sr. and Barbara J. (Hubbard) Wendt, he was born on April 12, 1961 in Lowville, New York.

    Jack proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired from the United States Navy in 2000, as Petty Officer 1st Class.

    Posted: Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:15am
  • Obituary

    Priscilla Holmes

    Priscilla (Lewis) Holmes, 89, of Gales Ferry, Connecticut died at home on June 16, 2018.

    She was born July 10, 1928 in Boothbay, Maine, the youngest of 11 children to Eugene and Susie (Dunton) Lewis.

    She was predeceased by her husband Faunce (Sam) Holmes.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Harriet W. Cowdery

    Harriet Whitney (Callard) Cowdery of Boothbay Harbor died June 11, 2018 at home with family by her side.  

    Born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 23, 1926, Harriet grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, near former Norembega Park where famous musicians and big bands performed at the Totem Pole Ballroom. For years, she would surprise her children by knowing all or most of the words to obscure or classic songs.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    James T. Welty

    James Thompson Welty died in Denver, Colorado comfortably and peacefully with his family in attendance on June 16, 2018.

    Jim was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota.

    He was married to Janice Long of Evanston, Illinois, his wife for 64 years. They spent their early years in Minnesota, moved to Massachusetts, summered in Maine and retired to Colorado.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:30pm
  • Obituary

    Alan J. Campbell

    Alan James Campbell, known as “AJ” to a wide circle of friends, passed away on June 15, 2018 in Boothbay Harbor, fifteen days before his 76th birthday. He was at his workplace when he collapsed, with no warning, in the parking lot. Immediate attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Sandra A. Nieman

    Sandra A. Nieman, 55, of Boothbay, passed away June 15, 2018 at her home with her loving husband by her side.

    Sandy was born in Damariscotta, the daughter of George and Eldora Bredeau. Sandy went to school in Waldoboro and in 1981, she graduated from Boothbay Region High School. Sandy worked many years at Bigelow Laboratory and later in healthcare as a homecare aid, and phlebotomist/lab assistant.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:00pm
  • Obituary

    Barbara Williams

    Barbara Nowack Carswell Hinckley Winslow Williams died at home June 14, 2018.

    She was born on April 27, 1924 in Bar Harbor, Maine to Hazel and Carl Nowack. She graduated from Bar Harbor High School with high honors and attended New England Deaconess School of Nursing in Boston, Massachusetts for two years.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 8:00am
  • Celebration of life for Bruce F. Cameron

    A gathering in memory of Bruce F. Cameron will be held Saturday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Edgecomb Town Hall on Route 27 South in Edgecomb.

    Posted: Mon, 06/18/2018 - 7:45am
  • Obituary

    Guy H. Ribble

    Guy H, Ribble died May 30, 2018.

    He was born the son of Guy and Dorothy Ribble on April 18, 1926

    Guy attended Tufts University where he earned his engineering degree and he also was in the Navy ROTC.

    He served in the U.S. Navy following college until beginning his long successful career as an aerospace engineer at NASA.

    Posted: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:30pm
  • Obituary

    Montgomery A. Woolson Jr.

    It is with deep sadness we mourn the passing of Montgomery Atwater Woolson, Jr. on Nov. 3, 2017.

    The son of Lucina and Montgomery Atwater Woolson Sr. born in Waterbury, Connecticut, he was 76 years old.

    Monty grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut and later went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in 1963 from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where he met his future wife, Susan (Cottrell) Woolson. Monty played varsity baseball and basketball for Bates.

    Posted: Fri, 06/15/2018 - 3:15pm
  • Memorial service for Beth G. Conant

    A memorial service for Beth G. Conant, who died Dec. 26, 2017 in Boothbay Harbor, will be held Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Isabelle L. Manahan

    Isabelle Levin Manahan, a beloved freshman at Lincoln Academy, passed away last Friday afternoon in a car accident.  

    Posted: Tue, 06/12/2018 - 7:00pm
  • Obituary

    William A. Cumming

    William Alan Cumming passed away at his home in Wiscasset surrounded by family on June 9, 2018.

    Posted: Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Phyllis J. Van Siclen

    Phyllis J. Van Siclen, 86, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, formerly of St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully at home May 29, 2018.

    Phyllis was born to Carl and Mildred (Behring) Johnson in Brooklyn, New York. After attending elementary school in New York City, her family moved to New Hampshire and she graduated from Pembroke Academy in 1949. She went on to study English Literature and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1953.

    Posted: Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Daniel J. Gagnon

    Daniel James Gagnon, 26, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died unexpectedly in Brunswick.

    He was born April 6, 1992 in Damariscotta to Danny Gagnon and Susan Stockwell. Daniel grew up in Boothbay Harbor. He graduated from Boothbay Region High School in the class of 2010. He loved playing baseball on the high school team.

    Posted: Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:45pm
  • Obituary

    David Reed

    David Reed died June 7, 2018 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, Maine.

    He was born the son of George and Ida Dickinson Reed on May 19, 1922 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

    Posted: Fri, 06/08/2018 - 7:30am
  • Obituary

    Donald B. McFarland

    It is with profound sadness that the family of Donald Benson McFarland announces his passing at his home in Gardiner on June 4, 2018, with his wife, children and brother by his side.  He was 68.  Don had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in March of 2005. He courageously battled this cancer for 13 years.

    Posted: Thu, 06/07/2018 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Charles E. Olney

    Charles Edward “Chuck” Olney of Stuart, Florida died March 19, 2018.

    He was born Oct. 27, 1931 in Fall River, Massachusetts and grew up in nearby Rehoboth. He was also a longtime resident of Edgecomb, Maine, having lived in New York City and Cohasset, Massachusetts before that.

    Posted: Mon, 06/04/2018 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Rodney D. Boynton

    Rodney D. “Rod” Boynton, 87, died June 1, 2018 at his home in Exeter, New Hampshire after a period of declining health. 

    He was born April 16, 1931 in Natick, Massachusetts, son of the late Aubrey Sinclair Boynton and Gladys (Trull) Boynton.

    Posted: Mon, 06/04/2018 - 8:00am
  • Burial service for Robert J. Cole

    A burial service for longtime East Boothbay summer resident Robert J. “Bob” Cole will be Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery on Barters Island Road, Boothbay. Following the mass, there will be a celebration of his life for family and friends at his summer home on Lobsterman’s Way (off of Murray Hill Road) in East Boothbay.

    Bob died Feb. 18, 2018 in Brunswick. If you would like to contact family for further details, please call his son, Tom Cole, at (207) 522-3375.

    Posted: Wed, 05/30/2018 - 1:30pm
  • Obituary

    Ralph Seifert

    Ralph “Cy” Seifert of Southport died May 22, 2018 at Maine Medical Center. He was 90 years of age.

    Cy was married to Sandra Charles Seifert, his wife of 38 years.

    He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph E. and Ferole Seifert.

    Posted: Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Carol Dill

    Carol Dill, 77, of Portland, Maine died May 24, 2018 after a brief illness.

    Carol was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on July 1, 1940.

    Posted: Tue, 05/29/2018 - 8:45am
  • Obituary

    Rev. James A. Smith Jr.

    The Rev. James A. Smith Jr., 83, formerly of Boothbay Harbor, died May 15, 2108 at his home in Statesboro, Georgia.

    Jim was born August 26, 1934 in New York, New York to James A. Smith Sr. and Rena (Marr) Smith.

    Jim graduated from Port Chester High School in New York in the class of 1953. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957, and as a reservist from 1957 to 1961. He married Marsha Carol Haley on June 7, 1959.

    Posted: Mon, 05/28/2018 - 2:15pm
  • Obituary

    Dorothy L. Giles

    Dorothy L Giles, 77 of Edgecomb, died at home after a struggle with Alzheimer’s on May 20, 2018.

    Born at the family home in Nobleboro on May 30, 1940, she was the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Hildebrandt) Baldwin.

    Posted: Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Evelyn P. Blake

    Evelyn P. Blake, 89, of Southport, Maine, died peacefully May 21, 2018 at Maine Medical Center, after a long battle with dementia.

    Evelyn was born to Cecil Pierce and Lucy (Gaudette) Pierce of Southport, on Feb. 11, 1929.

    Evelyn graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1947. She married Frank H. Blake in January 1948, and they shared 47 wonderful years until his passing in 1995.

    Posted: Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:30pm
  • Obituary

    Barbara Dewey

    With her children nearby, Barbara Louise Dewey (Pomerleau, née McKown) passed away on May 8, 2018, in Cerritos, California. Barbara was born on Dec. 18, 1924 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine to the late Frederic McKown and the late Hazel Farnham.

    Posted: Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:00am
  • Obituaries

    Dorothy L. Giles

    Dorothy L. Giles, 77, passed away on the evening of May 20, 2018 at her home in Edgecomb.  

    Born in Nobleboro on May 30, 1940, she was the daughter of Earl and Ruth Baldwin, and the wife of the late Malcolm Giles.

    Posted: Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:00am
  • Sarah Parker Cave

    Sarah “Sally” (Parker) Cave, 64, passed peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
     
    Posted: Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:45am
  • Jean M. Dube

    Jean M. (Gardner) Dube of Barters Island, Maine passed on May 13, 2018. She was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 15, 1931, one of six children of Richard Gardner and Elizabeth (Rooney) Gardner. She attended parochial schools in Lynn and graduated from St Mary’s Girls High School.

    Posted: Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:30am
  • Obituary

    Jeffery P. Hodgdon

    Jeffery P. Hodgdon, 63, of Barters Island, Maine, died peacefully at his home on May 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

    Posted: Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:45am
  • Obituary

    Thaddeus P. Ozyck

    Thaddeus Paul “Ted” Ozyck, age 76, died Jan. 9, 2018 surrounded by family at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough, Maine.

    He was born June 6, 1941 in Meriden,Connecticut and was the oldest child of Victor and Adeline Ozyck.

    With his beloved wife, Pamela Jean Ozyck (deceased 2012) and family, Ted moved to Guilford, Connecticut in 1969. Eventually Ted and Pam retired to East Boothbay, Maine where Ted spent the last 17 years of his life.

    Posted: Sun, 05/13/2018 - 9:00am
  • Obituary

    Loring L. Leeds

    Loring Leslie Leeds, 60, died April 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California with his sister by his side. He died of pneumonia.

    Posted: Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:45pm
  • Celebration of life for Sewall T. Maddocks Sr.

    A celebration of life for Sewall T. Maddocks Sr. will be held Sunday, May 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Boothbay Harbor Inn, 31 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:45am
  • Obituary

    Alice D. Chichester

    Alice Delaney Chichester, 96, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine (formerly of Albany, New York), died peacefully May 1, 2018 with her daughter by her side at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

    Alice was born on April 12, 1922, the daughter of Olivia Julia Shiels Delaney and James J. Delaney of Albany, New York.

    Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:15pm
  • Obituary

    Fulton Butler

    Fulton Butler, 81, of Farmington, Maine died May 1, 2018, at Sandy River Center for Healthcare in Farmington with his family by his side.

    Posted: Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:00am
  • Obituary

    Robert L. Boyd

    Robert L. Boyd, 91, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine died surrounded by his family on May 1, 2018.

    Robert was born in Boothbay Harbor, the son of Robert A. Boyd and Esther M. (Dunton) Boyd. He was always proud to be the grandson of Lewis A. Dunton, sail maker and namesake of the coastal schooner, the L.A. Dunton, now part of the Mystic Seaport Museum.

    Posted: Wed, 05/02/2018 - 6:15pm
  • Obituary

    Frances G. Hutchings

    Frances Gail Hutchings, of Damariscotta and Inverness, Florida, died April 26, 2018 under the tender care of the generous staff at Miles Memorial Hospital and her family.

    Posted: Mon, 04/30/2018 - 8:00am

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