Bereavement Services

  • Obituary

    Cynthia D. Brown

    Cynthia Dianne Brown, 76, of Edgecomb died at Eastern Maine Medical Center March 6, 2017 after a long illness.

    She was predeceased by son, Kenneth Allen Brown of Edgecomb, her mother, Marjorie MacDonald and stepfather, Kenneth MacDonald.

    Cynthia was a licensed beautician and after the children left, worked for many years for the Miles Memorial Hospital group. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, cloth art, traveling and Bingo.

    Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:15am
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    Elizabeth W. Bolster

    Elizabeth Winkfield Bolster died March 10, 2017 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.

    Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 7:45am
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    Palmer Hinds Jr.

    Palmer Hinds Jr., 91, of Rockland, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by his family on Feb. 28, 2017.

    Posted: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 1:15pm
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    John W. Dunn

    John Wilfred Dunn, 78, of Port Orange, Florida died Feb. 14, 2017 at the Port Orange Nursing Home after a long illness.

    Posted: Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:45am
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    Frances M. Bartlett

    Frances Matko Bartlett died on Feb. 15, 2017, in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She was 78 years young, a devoted wife and loving mother.

    Posted: Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:15pm
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    John D. Walton

    John Davenport Walton of Boothbay Harbor died March 5, 2017.

    He was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on Aug. 16, 1921 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1943. He then served in the United States Navy from Feb.1942 until Dec.1945 sailing on submarine chasers in Puget Sound and guarding the Panama Canal.

    Posted: Tue, 03/07/2017 - 8:30am
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    Debra A. Lewis

    Debra Ann (Morris) Lewis died peacefully on March 4, 2017 in Brunswick with her children by her side.

    Mrs. Lewis was born Sept. 30, 1951 in Columbia, South Carolina to Violet (Hartbarder) Morris and the late George Morris. Debra graduated from Frankfort American High School, Frankfort, Germany in 1969.

    Debra had many different jobs and was always a hard worker. Her main passion in life were her grandchildren.

    Posted: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:30am
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    Murrill M. Szucs Jr.

    Murrill M. Szucs Jr. MD, 78, of Westport Island, died March 3, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

    Mike was born in Youngstown, Ohio on July 26, 1938, a son of Murrill M. and Mary Louise (Davis) Szucs Sr. MD.

    Posted: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:30am
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    Katharine G. Sillin

    Katharine G. Sillin, known to all as Kit, 71, of Lexington, Massachusetts died March 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

    She was the daughter of the late John P. “Bud” and the late Sue (Sugatt) Shevenell.

    Posted: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 9:30am
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    Sylvia D. Schroeder

    Sylvia D. Schroeder

    Sylvia D. Schroeder died peacefully and with grace and dignity on Feb. 28, 2017, with family and friends at her side.

    Posted: Sun, 03/05/2017 - 7:00pm
  • Remembering Danny Beal

    A service celebrating the life of Danny Beal will be held Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. All are welcome.
    There will be time during the service for Danny’s friends (and fans) to share their remembrances - both humorous and poignant - and that would be just about everyone, right?
    Posted: Thu, 03/02/2017 - 2:45pm
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    Charles Moon

    Charles "Vinny" Moon, 56, of Lisbon Falls died Feb. 25, 2017 after a long illness.

    He was known around town and by his friends as Vinny, to his family he was lovingly referred to as “Sonny.” He was a genuinely kind soul to all, especially his loved ones.

    Posted: Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Janet Sprague

    Janet Sprague, 82, of Wiscasset, died Feb. 18 following a brief illness.

    She was born in Thomaston on Jan. 19, 1935, the daughter of Roland G. And Illie I. Smith Seekins.

    She was a graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast, Maine, a member of the class of 1953. On May 29, 1954, she married Henry E. Sprague in Belfast.

    Posted: Tue, 02/28/2017 - 8:00am
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    Lloyd E. Butterfuss

    Lloyd E. Butterfuss of Westport Island, Maine, died of complications from cancer at the age 62 on Feb. 20, 2017.

    Lloyd was born September 1, 1954 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Posted: Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:15am
  • Obituary

    Alton P. Swett

    Alton Perry Swett, 87, died Feb. 13, 2017 at Chase Point Assisted Living Center in Damariscotta following a brief illness.

    Posted: Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:45pm
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    Harold E. Merrill

    Harold E. Merrill, 58, of Woolwich died Feb. 14, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born in Bath on Oct. 2, 1958, a son of Lloyd G. and Louise M. (Stilphen) Merrill. He attended Woolwich Central and Bath Junior High School. Harold was a self employed worm digger and also did some carpentry.

    Posted: Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:15pm
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    Ruth E. Kierstead

    Ruth E. Kierstead, 101, of Wiscasset died peacefully on Feb. 12, 2017 at home with family by her side.

    Posted: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:00am
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    Blaine L. Plummer

    Blaine Lee Plummer, 59, son of Elbridge and Hazel (Adams) Plummer, died Feb. 1, 2017, at his sister's home in Winslow.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on March 11, 1957. He grew up on Southport Island in the family home known as "Hillcrest" with his parents and siblings, the youngest of four.

    Posted: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 9:15am
  • Obituary

    Alden H. Lewis

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 9, 2017, Alden H. Lewis, 86, of Southington, Connecticut died at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the loving husband of Marion A. (Goodale) Lewis with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.

    Posted: Fri, 02/10/2017 - 2:15pm
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    Golden E. Baise Jr.

    Golden Eugene (Gene) Baise Jr. of Wiscasset, Maine died on Feb. 5, 2017 after being involved in a tragic automobile accident.

    He was born June 28, 1958 in Brunswick, Maine to Golden E. Baise Sr. and Hazel L. (Brown) Baise. Gene attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1976 and then entered the United States Navy.

    Posted: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:15pm
  • Commander Howard Philip Gunther

    The world lost a gentle man on Feb. 1, 2017. Commander Howard Philip Gunther, USN retired, was a man above all men. A lifelong Republican, his love for his country never wavered. As a young man he enlisted in the Navy and served his nation proudly for 27 years traveling the world over.

    Posted: Wed, 02/08/2017 - 1:00pm
  • Obituary

    Margaret Drucker

    Margaret (Laddie) Drucker died peacefully at her Sprucewold home in Boothbay Harbor on Feb. 5, 2017.

    Laddie was born to James and Corrina Ladner on July 8, 1924 and grew up on the family farm in South Gardiner, Maine. Laddie attended a one-room schoolhouse and South Gardiner High School. After graduation in 1941, she left Maine to attend Antioch College.

    Posted: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 9:15am
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    Cellen Fowle

    Cellen Fowle died peacefully at home on Southport Jan. 24. She was 88.

    Despite failing health in recent months, she remained a vital force in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Her home was a place to relax, reconnect and experience again and again the attention and generosity of a loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 1:45pm
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    Ernest E. Thibault

    Ernest Edward Thibault died peacefully surrounded by his family at Gregory Wing in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on the evening of Feb. 3, 2017.

    Posted: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 7:45am
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    Florence C. Dinnar

    Florence Catherine Dinnar, of Boothbay Harbor, died at the age of 93 after a short illness on Jan. 31, 2017.

    Posted: Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:30pm
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    Donald W. Lewis

    Donald W. Lewis, 82, died Jan. 23, 2017.

    He was born in Boothbay on March 14, 1934, the son of Wendell and Mabel Barter Lewis. He was a 1953 graduate of Boothbay Harbor High School.

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:30pm
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    Daniel W. Beal

    "Theres no place I’d rather be than back in Maine" lyrics from "Back in Maine" by Danny Beal.

    Danny Beal (Daniel Wayne Beal), also known as The Music Man, died unexpectedly in Kansas City, Missouri, on Jan. 25, 2017.

    He was born to Barbara Beal Edmonds on July 14, 1954. He graduated from Jonesport-Beals High School in 1972 and attended the University of Maine at Machias and Bowdoin College.

    Posted: Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:00am
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    Jonathan W. South

    Jon South of Boothbay died Jan. 27, 2017.

    He was born June 13, 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvania to John W. and Ruth (Plumstead) South. He graduated from The Haverford School in 1953, then earned a four-year scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania where he received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:00pm
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    Maren O. Howarth

    Maren Olsen Howarth died peacefully in Dublin, Ireland Jan. 10, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. 

    Beloved wife of David and much loved mother to Christian, Annelise and Emilia, she is also survived by her mother Dr. Paula Hallett.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 3:30pm
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    Olga F. Carito

    Olga F. (DiIanni) Carito of Watertown, Massachusetts and Boothbay Harbor, died Jan. 27, 2017 at age 88.

    Olga was the former owner and operator of the 1879 Seafarer Inn on Union Street from 1989 to 2005.

    She was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the Italian community of the North End. She entered elementary school only speaking Italian, but went on to graduate from Girls’ High School and Emmanuel College. At age 52, she received an MA in mathematics from Boston College.

    Posted: Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:00am
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    Rodney A. Lowery

    Rodney Alan Lowery, 66, of Boothbay died suddenly, peacefully and far too soon on Jan. 26, 2017, on Squirrel Island, with his caring friends attending him, and having just smiled at them in his friendly and genuine way.

    Posted: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 2:00pm
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    John L. Ogden

    John Ludlow Ogden died peacefully with family and friends in attendance on Jan. 7, 2017, at his home in East Boothbay.

    John was a gifted artist, a humanist, and a true renaissance man. He was known for his brilliant intellect, charity, and tireless work ethic. John, a deeply caring and sensitive person, was famous for showing his affection through long hours in the kitchen cooking comfort food for his friends and loved ones.

    Posted: Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:45am
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    Nancy R. Holmes

    Nancy R. Holmes, 81, died at her home in South Portland on Jan. 21, 2017.

    Nancy was born in Southport, Maine, daughter of Kenneth E. and Rita (Gaudette) Holmes. She attended local schools and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School, Class of 1952.

    Posted: Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:00am
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    Martin J. Koughan

    Martin James Koughan, 75, of Gardiner Road, Wiscasset died Jan. 18, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 10, 1942, a son of Martin Joseph and Del (Antonucci) Koughan.

    Posted: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:45am
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    Jean E. Dodge

    Jean Elizabeth Dodge, 86, of Venice, Florida and East Boothbay died on Jan. 3, 2017.

    She was born on April 18, 1930, daughter of Clyde and Dorothy Bradshaw Dodge in East Boothbay, Maine. She attended grade school in East Boothbay and graduated from Boothbay Harbor High School in 1948.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 1:00pm
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    Anne C. Orne

    Anne Carol Orne was born Nov. 11, 1943 at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor. The youngest of three girls born to Lyman and Dorothy Pinkham.

    Posted: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 8:15am
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    Joanne R. Lewis

    Joanne Reid Lewis, 71, wonderful mother, exceptional wife and devoted friend, transitioned peacefully to Spirit on the evening of Jan. 10, 2017.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:30pm
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    Lorraine H. Gray

    Lorraine Hope Gray, wife of late John Owen Gray, died Jan. 12, 2017.

    She was born Jan. 16, 1928 on Southport Island.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:30pm
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    Benhard G. Gustafson Jr.

    Benhard G. Gustafson Jr., 84, died Dec. 13, 2016.

    He was born July 4, 1932 in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Benhard G. Sr. and Josephine (Taft), the second of eight children.

    Posted: Mon, 01/16/2017 - 10:00am
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    Robert E. Townsend

    Robert E. “Hennie” Townsend, 80, of Boothbay Road, Edgecomb died Jan. 8, 2017 at his residence.

    He was born in Boothbay Harbor on Jan. 8, 1937, a son of Clarence E. and Lucille D. (Bradley) Townsend.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 12:00pm
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    Lawrence C. Lynch III

    Lawrence C. “Lonnie” Lynch III of Wiscasset died Jan. 6, 2017.  

    He was born in Bangor on Nov. 24, 1959, the son of Lawrence C. and Simone (Hayden) Lynch Jr.

    He graduated from Piscataquis Community High School in 1978. He completed a certificate program in welding in Euclid, Ohio and then went on to work at Bath Iron Works as a welder and planner for more than 35 years. 

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:30am
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    Hazen L. Oakes

    Maine has lost a favorite son … Hazen Lawrence "Larry" Oakes of Boothbay, Maine died suddenly and peacefully at home on Jan. 4, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:45am
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    Joseph J. Jackimovicz

    Joseph James Jackimovicz, 74, died peacefully on the morning of Jan. 5,2017 after a short, but hard fought battle with leukemia. His beloved wife Ruth was by his side.

    Posted: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 7:45am
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    John Farnham

    John “Dave” Farnham, 75, died peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 4, 2017 at St. Andrews Village after a long, courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease.

    Posted: Sun, 01/08/2017 - 8:15am
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    Helen A. Barlow

    Helen A. (Butler) Barlow, 89, of Boothbay Harbor, died Dec. 31, 2016 in Safe Havens at St. Andrews Village. She was the wife of the late Earle Barlow.

    Posted: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:45am
  • Memorial Service for Judith M. Dunsford

    Judith M. Dunsford, 69, died on Dec. 14, 2016 in her home. A memorial service will be held on Jan. 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Congregational Church in Boothbay Harbor. There will also be a celebration of Judy’s life next summer at a date and time to be announced.

    Posted: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:45am
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    Jean Smalls

    Jean Smalls, long time resident of Boothbay Harbor, died peacefully in her sleep Dec. 30, 2016 at the LincolnHealth - Miles Campus after a short illness.  

    Jean was born in Kharagpur, India on Oct. 6, 1929, the youngest daughter of Hillary and Noel Rosambeau.  

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:30pm
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    Peggy Miner

    Peggy Miner died Jan. 1, 2017, surrounded by friends, family and attendants at St Andrews Village.

    She was born to Paul and Verna Luke on Sept. 27, 1940 and attended the East Boothbay school, Gould Academy, and Westbrook Junior College.

    Peggy worked in the front office of a number of local boatyards, including her parents’. She was the office manager at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club for 20 years. In her final years, she was the primary caregiver to her mother.

    Posted: Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:15pm
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    Mary E. Abbott

    Mary E. (Marson) Abbott, 93, of Wiscasset, died Dec. 28, 2016 in the Miles Hospital. She was the wife of the late Willard A. Abbott.

    Mary was born in Mystic, Connecticut on Feb. 15, 1923 and was daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Larrabee) Marson. She attended and graduated from Boothbay Harbor Schools.

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 9:00am
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    David Blanchard

    David Blanchard, 62, of Boothbay Harbor, died December 25, 2016 in the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough.

    David was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on May 20, 1954 and was the son of the late Ellsworth and Barbara (Bassett) Blanchard.  He grew up in Stoughton, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Stoughton High School.

    Posted: Sun, 01/01/2017 - 9:00am