Bereavement Services

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    William L. Babcock

    William Lane Babcock, beloved husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather, died peacefully at the age of 99 on April 25, 2018 at the Clark House in Westwood, Massachusetts with his wife, Victoria Weber Babcock, by his side.

    Posted: Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:30pm
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    James K. Duncklee

    James Kenneth Roche Duncklee, 60, of Hallowell died April 14, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

    Jim was born in Augusta, Maine on Nov. 22,1957. He was the son of Barbara Duncklee Martin, James Barry Roche and Donald Duncklee.

    Jim graduated from Hall-Dale High School in 1976. He received his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Maine at Farmington and his master’s degree from the University of Maine at Orono.

    Posted: Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:15pm
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    Lee H. Gray

    Lee Howard Gray, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, resident of Stratford and longtime Stamford, Connecticut and Boothbay Harbor, Maine resident died peacefully on April 18, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.

    Posted: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:45pm
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    Jed E. Colby

    Jed Earl Colby, 70, of Edgecomb died April 16, 2018.

    He grew up in Wiscasset, the son of Jed Ellis and Evelyn “Betsy” (Hinkley) Colby. He graduated from Wiscasset High School in the class of 1965 and entered the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the U.S.S. Pictor during the Vietnam War.

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:00am
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    Leonard J. Dowdy Jr.

    At the age of 92, Leonard Jennings “LJ” Dowdy Jr. died April 20, 2018 of natural causes in his home in Edgecomb where he lived with his wife, Shirley.

    Posted: Mon, 04/23/2018 - 8:15am
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    Gregory J. Parker Jr.

    Gregory Jerome Parker Jr., 36, died unexpectedly March 28, 2018 at his home in North Lauderdale, Florida.

    Born in Middletown, Connecticut on Nov. 15, 1981, Greg was the son of Carol (Walsh) Parker of Middletown, Connecticut and Gregory Parker Sr. of Maryland. 

    Posted: Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:15pm
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    Meghan E. Thomas

    Meghan Elizabeth “Meg” Thomas, 36, of 5 Palmer Drive, Dover, New Hampshire died unexpectedly April 15, 2018 in Dover, N.H.

    She was born April 5, 1982 in Portsmouth, Virginia. the daughter of Steven L. and Donna (Grover) Thomas. A graduate of Somersworth High School, class of 2000, she resided in this area most of her life and was lead pharmacy technician for CVS in Rochester, N.H. Meghan was especially gregarious, an avid reader and animal lover who lived and loved fiercely.

    Posted: Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:00am
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    Rosalie D. Hasenfus

    Rosalie Delphine Hasenfus, 80, died at Mid Coast Hospital on April 11, 2018. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family.

    Posted: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:30am
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    Clifford A. Wells

    Clifford Allen Wells of Wiscasset, Maine was born in 1940 in Everett, Washington. Clifford died April 12, 2018.

    Posted: Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:45am
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    Mary L. Clapp

    Mary Loring Clapp of Prides Crossing, Beverly, Massachusetts, died peacefully April 5, 2018 shortly after her 106th birthday.

    She had been residing at Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, Massachusetts for 25 years. She was born in Prides Crossing and spent her early years living there and in Boston.

    Posted: Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:30pm
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    Robert Thomas

    Artist Robert (Bob) Thomas died April 9, 2018 at his home in Edgecomb after a long illness. He was 73 years old.

    Bob was born in the Bronx, New York to parents Robert Joseph Thomas (senior) and Bernadette Thomas, but spent most of his first 18 years in Lebanon, where his father was working. Bob always thought of Beirut as his home town.

    Posted: Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:15am
  • Celebration of life for Janet E. Peters

    A celebration of the life of Janet E. Peters, who died March 21, 2018, will be held Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Pythias Hall, Lakeside Drive, Boothbay Harbor, following the committal service at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Boothbay.

    To extend online condolences, please visit

    Posted: Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:30pm
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    Ian Heppel

    Ian Heppel, 69, of Lower Round Pond Road, Bristol, died April 7, 2018 at his residence.

    He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on Oct. 23, 1948, a son of Charles and Bernice (Lowe) Heppel. 

    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:15am
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    Frank W. Wiley

    Frank W. Wiley, 77, died April 5, 2018 at his home in Boothbay, Maine.

    Frank was born in Camden on Aug. 29, 1940 to Wilbur Wiley and Evelyn McKeon and graduated in 1959 from Camden High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1960 as a Fire Distribution Systems crewman and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1968 after being decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Expert Rifleman Badge. He then attended school for computer programming.

    Posted: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:30am
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    John G. Gingrow Jr.

    John “Jack” G. Gingrow Jr., 59, also known as “Bird Man of Wiscasset” died suddenly March 28, 2018.

    Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:30am
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    Kim Readinger

    Kim Readinger died March 24 in the comfort of her home in Wiscasset at the age of 60 after a long and fearless battle with cancer.

    Kim was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of Mary Louise Rose and Perry Ditzenberger (deceased).

    Posted: Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:45am
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    John E. Potter Sr.

    John E. Potter Sr., 75, of Cochran Road, Edgecomb died March 21, 2018 at his residence.

    Posted: Mon, 03/26/2018 - 8:30am
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    June Stockus-Stevens

    June Stockus-Stevens died peacefully at Miles Hospital on March 20, 2018 after battling pancreatic cancer.

    June Althea Stockus was born in Canton Massachusetts on June 19, 1955. She was the last of six children born to Winifred and “Gus” Stockus.

    Posted: Fri, 03/23/2018 - 2:15pm
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    Janet E. Peters

    Janet E. Peters, 84, of Boothbay, died peacefully on March 21, 2018 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, Maine.

    She was the daughter of Gerald and Hazel (Clifford) Pinkham of Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Fri, 03/23/2018 - 9:00am
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    Ardath E. Wood

    Ardath E. (Farnham) Wood, 75, of Vassalboro, Maine died March 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family following a long illness.

    She was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on Nov. 8, 1942, a daughter of the late Isaac A. and Eleanor J. (Chase) Farnham.

    Posted: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:15pm
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    Ronald A. Pratt Sr.

    On March 16, 2018, Mr. Ronald A. Pratt Sr., a lifelong resident of Cumberland, Rhode Island, died in Portland, Maine.

    A loving husband to Janet L. (Simoneau) Pratt, a father and grandfather, he was the former owner and president of Ronald Pratt Company of Cumberland, Rhode Island.

    Posted: Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:30am
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    Neil S. Grover

    Neil S. Grover, 59, of Boothbay, died peacefully the morning of March 14, 2018 at Lincoln Health Center in Damariscotta.

    Posted: Sun, 03/18/2018 - 8:45am
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    Florence L. Haggett

    Florence Lillian (Barlow) Haggett died peacefully on March 10, 2018 at the remarkable age of 105.

    Born in East Boothbay, Maine on Nov. 13, 1912, she lived in Boothbay Harbor, Maine until her 100th birthday.

    She was one of six children born to Luther and Lillian Barlow. She was predeceased by brothers, Richard, Arthur, Wendell and Elliott, and her sister Katherine as well as her husband Gilbert Mather Haggett.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:00pm
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    Lorraine Reed

    Lorraine (Lemay) Reed, 87, of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully on March 9, 2018 at her daughter’s home on Southport.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:00pm
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    Edward W. DeCosta Jr.

    Edward W. DeCosta Jr., 89, of Boothbay, died peacefully on March 7, 2018 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay Harbor, with his family by his side.

    Ed was born on Jan. 5, 1929 in Boothbay Harbor to Edward W. DeCosta Sr. and Esther (Pratt) DeCosta. He attended local schools and went on to enlist in the Marines, serving in World War II and the Korean War. Ed later returned to Boothbay and in 1956 married Nancy M. Cunningham, also of Boothbay, where they started their family.

    Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 9:00am
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    Nathan E. Brewer

    Nathan Edwin Brewer, 30, died March 5, 2018 at his mother’s home in Wiscasset.

    Nathan was born on June 27, 1987 in Boothbay Harbor to Edwin L. Brewer Jr. and Pauline (Barter) Brewer. He graduated from Boothbay Region High School in the class of 2005. Nathan was very excited to be accepted in the CMCC welding program, which he was to begin in April.

    Posted: Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:00am
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    Gertrude Seybold

    Gertrude "Trudie" Seybold of Boothbay died peacefully at her home in Boothbay on March 1. Trudie had lived in Boothbay on Back Narrows Road for three years with her daughter Patty Seybold, and before that summered in Boothbay while she lived for 26 years at the Quadrangle retirement community in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

    Trudie was married to John Warren Seybold for almost 68 years. He predeceased her in 2004 at the age of 88. Her only brother, Webster Blood, also predeceased her.

    Posted: Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:00pm
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    Catherine Ogg

    Catherine Ogg, 86, died peacefully Feb. 22, 2018, at Tore’s Home in Brevard, North Carolina where she moved after a long life in Boothbay, Edgecomb, North Windham, and Portland, Maine; St. Croix in the Virgin Islands; and Dunnellon, Florida.

    Posted: Thu, 03/01/2018 - 4:00pm
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    Janet G. Palen

    Janet G. Palen, 90, of Damariscotta, formerly of Wiscasset died Feb. 20, 2018 at Cove’s Edge.

    She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Oct. 1, 1927, the only daughter of Russell George and Grace (Mull) Tilton.

    Posted: Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00pm
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    Robert J. Cole

    Robert Joseph “Bob” Cole of Brunswick, Maine died on Feb. 18, 2018 surrounded by his children after a three-week illness.

    Bob was born in New Haven, Connecticut on June 21, 1936 to Edward F. and Gertrude (Ensco) Cole. He attended Spring Glen Elementary School, graduated from Hamden High School and received his BS and MBA degrees from New Haven College (now University of New Haven). He was later awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of New Haven.

    Posted: Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:15am
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    Donald R. Walker

    Donald Russell Walker, 89, died Feb. 17, 2018 at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor.

    Posted: Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:45am
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    Eugene F. Reed Sr.

    Eugene F. Reed Sr., 83, of Boothbay died peacefully at home Feb. 13, 2018 following a brief illness.

    For many years, Gene worked for Conley’s Garden Center. He also worked for both the Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor public works departments and the Dead River company. He also worked in many area shipyards and enjoyed working on cars.

    Posted: Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:45am
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    Marguerite J. Griffin

    Marguerite J. “Maggie” Griffin, avid gardener, champion of local education, unrelentingly caring mother, feisty friend, keen-eyed noticer, and writer of many notes, died peacefully Feb. 15, 2018 at age 70. In her final days she was home with her brother (Joe), son (Erik), and daughter (Kara).

    Posted: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 7:00pm
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    Malcolm H. Thomas

    Malcolm H. Thomas, 90, died peacefully on Feb. 15, 2018, at St. Andrews Village where he had lived for well over a decade in an independent cottage and then in the Gregory Wing, where he received excellent care by many.

    Malcolm was born on Feb. 9, 1928, to Marvin and Elizabeth (Hull) Thomas in New York City, New York.

    Posted: Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:45am