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Obituaries

  • 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...

  • Charles P. Roux, 72

    YARMOUTH — Charles Phillip Roux, 72, of Yarmouth, died June 5 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. He was born Feb. 7, 1943, in Portland, the oldest of three sons of Janice (Simmons) and C. Charles Roux. He graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School, where he played on the basketball t...

  • Elwin R. Scott Sr., 89: Longtime antiques store owner played taps at Roosevelt's funeral

    YARMOUTH — Elwin "Scottie" R. Scott Sr., 89, of Yarmouth, died peacefully June 4, surrounded by his family. Scott was born in Mexico on Sept. 1, 1925, the son of James and Mary Ellen Scott. He was educated in the Mexico school system. During World War II, Scott proudly se...

  • Alice Spear, 95

    PORTLAND — Alice (Mottram) Spear, 95, died June 11 at The Cedars Retirement Community, after a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Portland, the daughter of Albert and Emily Mottram. Alice attended the Cummings School, and graduated from Deering High School in 1937.

  • S. Maria Troiano, 88: Love of singing, family endured throughout her life

    PORTLAND — Santa Maria "Dolly" Troiano, 88, died peacefully June 11, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Portland, the daughter of Pasquale and Antoinette Mastromatteo Troiano. She attended local schools and was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic Church....

  • Charles D. Berry, 81

    BRUNSWICK — Charles D. Berry, 81, of Noble Street, died May 31 at Freeport Nursing Home. Berry was born May 23, 1934, in Skowhegan, the son of Charles D. Berry Sr. and Dorothy Otis Berry. He attended Topsham schools. He married Louise L. Columbe in Brunswick on Feb. 27, 195...

  • M. Theresa C. Bernier, 77: Distance did not separate her from family, Maine

    KETCHIKAN, ALASKA — M. Theresa "Terry" C. Bernier, 77, formerly of Topsham, died unexpectedly on May 13. Bernier was born Jan. 2, 1938, the daughter of Octave and Clementine (Fortin) Caron, in Lille. The family soon moved to Auburn, where she was educated and graduated high scho...

  • Judith M. Briggs, 75

    CUNDY'S HARBOR — Judith "Judy" M. Briggs, 75, of Cundy’s Harbor Road, died June 3 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Briggs was born March 12, 1940, in Brunswick, the daughter of Ralph and Christine Holbrook Miller. She attended Harpswell schools and was a 1957 grad...

  • Janet L. Gurney, 71

    PITTSBURGH — Janet L. Gurney, 71, formerly of Brunswick and Cundy's Harbor, died May 29 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in Brunswick, Gurney was the daughter of Mattie Alexander Collins and Alton C.E. Collins Sr. She was a 1962 graduate of B...