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Obituaries

  • Michael A. Silevinac, 62: Distinguished Navy veteran gave of himself to community

    BATH — Michael A. Silevinac, 62, died June 17 at his home, with his family by his side. He was born Sept. 13, 1952, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of John and La Verna Penrod Silevinac. He was a 1970 graduate of Bishop McCourt High School, in Johnstown. Immedi...

  • Mark P. Pelletier, 52

    BATH — Mark Paul Pelletier, 52, died June 18 after a 12-year battle with graft-versus-host disease at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was born Feb. 19, 1963, in Fort Kent to Raynold and Rolande Pelletier. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School in 19...

  • Eileen M. Bennett, 82: Devoted mom, retail worker always put others first

    YARMOUTH — Eileen "Pee-Wee" Mae Bennett, 82, died peacefully at Hawthorne House in Freeport on June 13, after a period of declining health. Bennett was born in Portland on Dec. 6, 1932, a daughter of Dorothy (Duggan) and Thomas Wallace. Eileen graduated from South Portland High ...

  • Rudolph Pistey, 96

    FALMOUTH — Rudolph Pistey, 96, died June 10. He was born Dec. 21, 1918. At the time of his death, he was a resident of Falmouth. Pistey was a veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by  his wife, Nellena. Memorial donations in Pistey's name can be made to the H...

  • Juliette L. Garfield, 92: Crafter loved Maine beaches, travel, was devoted to family

    PORTLAND — Juliette (Laflamme) Garfield, 92, died peacefully June 18 at The Cedars Retirement Community. She was born in Biddeford on July 15, 1922, to Albert Laflamme and Isabelle (Parent) Laflamme, and grew up in Dover, New Hampshire. While attending McIntosh Business School i...

  • Monica M. Merrill, 76

    PORTLAND — Monica Mary (Ezzy) Merrill, 76, died June 11 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her family. Merrill was born March 4, 1939, in Van Buren, the daughter of Maron Ezzy and Luella (Sites) Athanasion. Merrill was known for her love of cooking, especially Lebanese dinn...

  • Irene E. Chapman, 87: Bath native served phone callers for over 30 years

    TOPSHAM — Irene Eleanor Chapman, 87, of Topsham, died peacefully June 8, with her son Michael by her side. Chapman was born in Bath on March 14, 1928, the daughter of Alden P. and Irene (Miller) Denham. She grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1945. For...

  • Ronald A. MacElman Sr., 73

    BATH — Ronald "Spanky" A. MacElman Sr., 73, of Office Drive, died June 5 at his residence. He was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Bath, a son of Harold and Elizabeth (MacDonald) MacElman. He attended Bath schools and was employed at Bath Iron Works as a grinder. In 1962, he moved ...

  • Joan E.K. Pelletier, 80

    SCARBOROUGH — Joan Elizabeth Kirshen Pelletier, 80, died unexpectedly June 13 at Maine Medical Center, with her family at her side. She was born June 17, 1934, in Portland, the only child of Himy Benjamin and Verona (Bishop) Kirshen. Pelletier grew up in Orono, where her ...

  • Louise F. Bennett, 85: Longtime social worker advocated for environment, women's rights

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Elma Louise Ficken Bennett, 85, died June 7. Bennett was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 15, 1929, to Elma Louise Michel Ficken and Clarence Elwood Ficken. She grew up in St. Paul until she was 16. Her family then moved to Ohio after her father becam...