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Obituaries

  • Wladislaw Finne, 95: Well-known book designer, loved animals

    YARMOUTH — Wladislaw Finne, 95, died peacefully Jan. 10, at his home. Born May 5, 1919, in Krasnodar, Russia, his family fled the Russian Revolution and ultimately settled in Split, Yugoslavia, where Finne and his sisters spent their childhood. He studied airplane engineering at...

  • Jane B. Hasson, 72: Surrounded herself with music

    PORTLAND — Jane B. Hasson, 72, of Portland, died Jan. 7, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Portland on Oct. 1, 1941, daughter of Katherine Donovan Hasson and John Hasson Sr. She grew up in Portland and was a gra...

  • Hazel P. Parlin, 83

    TOPSHAM — Hazel P. Parlin, 83, died Jan. 1 at Mid-Coast Hospital.  Parlin was born in Harrison on Aug. 10, 1930, a daughter of Harry and Nettie Edson Kimball, and attended Harrison schools. She spent many years working in shoe manufacturing factories in Lewiston, South Pari...

  • Reginald J. Saucier, 98: Oldest BIW retiree was always on the go

    BATH — Reginald J. Saucier, 98, of Bath, formerly of Madison, died Dec. 30 at Winship Green Nursing Home. Saucier was born in Fort Kent on Oct. 17, 1915, the son of Victor and Hedwedge Saucier, and graduated from Howland High School with the class of 1933. After graduating, he t...

  • John A. Farrugia, 79: Longtime Portland salesman, cherished family, art

    SOUTH PORTLAND — John A. Farrugia Sr., 79, of South Portland, died Jan. 1 with his family by his side, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was born in Montreal, Canada, on Dec. 24, 1934, the youngest son of Vincent and Mary Farrugia. He attended Montreal schools. In 196...

  • Allen F. Weisenfluh, 79

    FALMOUTH — Allen F. Weisenfluh, 79, died Dec. 20, after a long struggle with complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was born to Frederick and Olive Weisenfluh in Ridgway, Pa., Aug. 17, 1934. He served as a combat paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division in the Korean...

  • Frances A. Reagan, 94: Longtime secretary, enjoyed trips overseas

    YARMOUTH — Frances Ann Folchi Reagan, 94, died Dec. 15. She was born March 7, 1919, in Bridgeport, Conn., the youngest of six children to Rose and John Folchi. She was educated in Bridgeport schools and graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport. She was married to William...

  • Doris U. Dressel, 78

    PORTLAND — Doris Ursula Dressel, 78, died Dec. 25, following a brief illness. She was born in Manhattan on July 22, 1935, the only child of Sally and Robert Knuepfer. She graduated from Walton High School, class of 1953, in New York City. She then attended Hunter College. In Sep...

  • Gardinal C. Keefe, 87: Active in community, traveled

    PORTLAND — Gardinal C. Keefe, 87, died peacefully Jan. 1, at Springbrook Nursing Center, in Westbrook. She was born in Westbrook, the daughter of John C. and Mary Dunn Keefe. She attended local schools and graduated from Westbrook High School, class of 1938, and then from Westbr...

  • Kerwin F. Butcher, 81: Veteran, lifelong BIW employee

    BATH — Kerwin F. Butcher, 81,  died Dec. 23 at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born in Bath on Nov. 27, 1932, the son of Kerwin B. and Katherine Butcher. He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School with the class of 1952. Butcher began work ...