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Obituaries

  • Avis B.M. Gallant, 93: Loved written word, travel, family

    PORTLAND — Avis Butler Marston Gallant, 93, died Nov. 27 in her home at The Osher Inn in Portland. She was born on July 10, 1921, in Falmouth, the daughter of Elmer and Louise (Cookson) Marston. She graduated from Falmouth High School in 1940, where she played trumpet in the All Stat...

  • John W. Ambrose Jr., 83: Professor loved his profession

    TOPSHAM — John W. Ambrose Jr., 83, died Nov. 7. Ambrose was born to Vivian and John W. Ambrose Sr. on Jan. 23, 1931, in Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended St. John's Preparatory School in Worcester, Massachusetts, and went on to receive bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in ...

  • Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90

    BRUNSWICK — Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90, died Nov. 7 at Mid Coast Hospital, with his family by his side. Pierce was born in Bath on Jan. 26, 1924, a son of Bertrand T. and Lillian B. Jones Pierce. He was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School. Pierce served...

  • Josephine M. Brancato, 95

    BRUNSWICK — Josephine M. Brancato, 95, a resident of Pejepscot Terrace in Brunswick, died Nov. 9 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center. Brancato was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of Gaetano and Agnes (Serpentino) Pannone. She was educated in Brooklyn schools.

  • Genevieve Holloway, 79

    TOPSHAM — Genevieve Holloway, 79, died Nov. 8 at her home, with her family by her side. Holloway was born in Miami on Sept. 13, 1935, the daughter of Earl Moore and Daisy Batson Willis. She graduated from Miami High School, and on April 9, 1955, she married William C. Holloway...

  • Paul F. Black, 62: Talented artist loved family, friends

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul Francis Black, 62, died Nov. 19 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born to parents John Black and Marcadais Drinkwater Black on Dec. 31, 1951, in Bangor. He grew up there, making many childhood friends who remained close throughout his life...

  • Mary M. Kelley, 95

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mary M. Kelley, 95, of South Portland, died Nov. 19. Kelley was born April 1, 1919, in Minneapolis, the daughter of George and Anna “Duda” Mital. She was educated in Minneapolis schools. She worked for many years as a secretary with the federal gov...

  • Edward S. Crawford, 87

    FALMOUTH — Edward Stuart Crawford, 87, died peacefully Nov. 2 at Falmouth by the Sea, with his family by his side. Crawford was born in Westbrook on Jan. 30, 1927, the only son of Stuart and Mable Parsons Crawford. He lived in W...

  • Steven R. Williams, 44

    PORTLAND, OREGON — Steven Roger Williams, 44, an avid sailor of Maine waters in his youth and a graduate of Yarmouth High School and the University of Southern Maine, died of natural causes Nov. 6 at his Oregon home. Williams was born April 17, 1970, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and s...

  • Carol L. MacDonald, 68: Teacher taught a sixth generation to love island life

    FREEPORT — Carol Leary MacDonald, 68, of South Freeport and Bustins Island, died Oct. 10. MacDonald was born Feb. 27, 1946, in Boston, the daughter of Gordon and Martha Leary. The family lived in several Boston suburbs, and she graduated from Lynnfield High School in 1964. In 1968, s...