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Obituaries

  • George W. Baker, 102: Post Cane holder worked on Liberty Ships

    CAPE ELIZABETH — George William Baker, 102, died peacefully Jan. 23 at his home in Cape Elizabeth. He was born in Portland on Dec. 26, 1912, a son of Charles Ephram Baker and Alice Emerson Baker. He attended South Portland schools and graduated from South Portland High School in...

  • Donald H. Ludgin, 85

    BRUNSWICK — Donald H. Ludgin, 85, died Jan. 19 at Mid Coast Hospital after suffering a severe stroke. Formerly of Georgetown, he and his wife, Sue, had been living at Thornton Hall, in Brunswick. Ludgin was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Chicago, one of five children of Mary King (MacD...

  • Jon W. Lallier, 57

    PITTSFIELD — Jon W. Lallier, 57, formerly of Topsham, died Jan. 20 at his home in Pittsfield. He was born on March 14, 1957, in Brunswick, the son of Gerald Sr. and Joan (Brann) Lallier, of Topsham. He graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham with the class of 1975. ...

  • Priscille F. Bernier, 83

    BRUNSWICK — Priscille F. Bernier, 83, of Parkview Circle, died Jan. 22 at Cadigan Lodge, in Topsham. She was born in Brunswick on Jan. 20, 1932, the daughter of Philip and Lucienne Livernois Ouellette. She attended Brunswick schools and St. John’s Parochial. On Aug ...

  • Evelyn Pitkanen, 97

    FALMOUTH — Evelyn Pitkanen, 97, died Jan. 17 at Legacy at Ocean View, in Falmouth, with her family by her side. She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Whitman, Massachusetts, the daughter of Marion and Clarence Wright. She resided in Massachusetts with her husband, Tauno, for many years,...

  • Aubrey C. Thomas, 74

    YARMOUTH — Aubrey Currie Thomas, 74, died at home on Jan. 25 following a year-long fight with lung cancer. Thomas was born May 8, 1940, in Bronxville, New York, to Allen and Muriel (Currie) Thomas. He grew up at The Graham School, which was run by his father and grandfather in H...

  • Jackson E. James, 83: Navy veteran learned life lessons before earning diploma

    PORTLAND — Jackson E. James, 83, of Portland, died peacefully at Mercy Hospital on Jan. 20, surrounded by his family. James was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Hoboken, New Jersey, and soon moved to Maine with his father and mother, William and Laura James, to be close to his grandparent...

  • Geraldine Ham, 83

    PORTLAND - Geraldine Ham, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 25, 2015. The daughter of Earl and Shirley (Sawyer, King) Weymouth, she was born in Portland, on April 16, 1931. She married Chester Arthur Ham Sr. and they settled down in Portland to raise their four sons. They were bo...

  • Mary P. Mitchell, 78

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary P. Mitchell, 78, of South Portland, died peacefully on Jan. 19, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and a short illness following a fall. Born on March 11, 1936, she was the younger daughter of Andrew J. Flaherty and Barbara C. (Davis) Flaher...