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Obituaries

  • Mildred A. Santamaa, 93: World War II Liberty Ship builder

    SCARBOROUGH — Mildred A. Santamaa, 93, formerly of South Portland, died March 29, after a long and happy life. Born in South Portland, she was a daughter of James and Mary Elizabeth Towle Calderwood, one of nine children. She attended South Portland schools. During World War II,...

  • Mary E. Roche Correction

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The obituary for Mary E. Roche, 91, printed on April 3, omitted an acknowledgment to the South Portland Nursing Home. During the last three years of her life, Roche was a resident at the South Portland Nursing Home. Words cannot express the gratitude that her fa...

  • James G. McLoughlin, 94: Political activist, founded Army jazz band

    HARPSWELL — James G. McLoughlin, 94,  of Harpswell, died unexpectedly on March 31, at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born on Oct. 17, 1919, in Elizabeth, N.J., the only child of James G. Sr. and Bertha Brandenburg McLoughlin. He attended area schools and junior...

  • Peter Joseph Shalins, 67

    ALNA — Peter Joseph Shalins, 67, died March 31, at his daughter’s residence. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 21, 1946, the son of Peter John and Olga Marie Shalins. In 1964, he graduated from Walt Whitman High School. He entered the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam, where...

  • Lila Natalie Green, 83

    BATH — Lila Natalie Green, 83, died peacefully after a short battle with cancer April 2, at Gosnell Hospice Home in Scarborough. She was born in Boston, and was a former resident of Bath. She was a compassionate and loving caretaker of children and handicapped adults. She enjoye...

  • Jacquelin Ann Colby Toth, 71

    TOPSHAM — Jacquelin Ann Colby Toth, 71, died April 2 with the love of her life and husband, Joseph Toth, by her side. Born June 11, 1942, in Bath she was the daughter of Clarence W. Colby and Arline F. Hunt. She was a 1960 graduate of Morse High School. On Jan. 31, 1976, ...

  • Frances Hazelbud Hoeller, 93

    SCARBOROUGH — Frances Hazelbud Hoeller, 93, of Scarborough, died peacefully March 20, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Perryville, Mo., on May 20, 1920, the daughter of Alvin F. and Stella DiFani Hazelbud. She attended local schools graduating from Perryville ...

  • Carol Ann Higgins, 77: Avid craftswoman, loved to swim

    FREEPORT — Carol Ann Higgins, 77, died at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick on March 29, following a long illness. Her children were by her side. She was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Calais, the eldest of three daughters born to Charles and Mabel Redding. Her family moved to Belfast, whe...

  • Steven M. Wescott, 52

    CUMBERLAND — Steven M. Wescott, 52, died March 31. He was the son of Bruce Wescott and Sandra Perry Wescott. He was born and raised in the East Deering neighborhood of Portland before moving to Cumberland Center at 17. He graduated from Greely High School in 1980. Wescott moved ...

  • Ellen Paul Skelding Bernard, 87

    YARMOUTH — Ellen Paul Skelding Bernard, 87, died March 5 in Yarmouth. She was born in Boston, the daughter of Paul Skelding and Elizabeth Drake Skelding. She grew up in Hingham and Norwell, Mass. She attended the Putney School in Vermont and later graduated from the Mary Fletche...