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Obituaries

  • William T. DeWitt, 80

    BRUNSWICK — William T. DeWitt, 80, of Palmer Street, died peacefully at home on Feb. 6 from complications of Parkinson's disease. DeWitt was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Eastport, the son of James Marshall and Ethel Matthews DeWitt. He graduated in 1953 from Shead Memorial High School...

  • Joseph A. Coppens, 26

    TOPSHAM — Joseph A. Coppens, 26, of Clearview Lane, died Feb. 10 at his home. He was born in Brunswick on Dec. 2, 1988, the son of Cheryl and Kevin Coppens. Joseph attended Topsham schools and graduated from Mount Ararat High School in 2007. In 2012, he earned a bachelor&rsquo...

  • Lucille T. Chapman, 91

    SCARBOROUGH — Lucille T. "Tommie" Chapman, 91, died Feb. 10 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bangor on Aug. 13, 1923, the daughter of George and Eleanor Thompson. She was educated in Portland and graduated from Deering High School in t...

  • Dorothy M. Blake, 87: Busy 'career woman,' active volunteer always had time for others

    SCARBOROUGH — Dorothy "Dot" May (Drinkwater) Blake, 87, died peacefully on Feb. 13 at Piper Shores. She was born March 21, 1927, in Belfast, one of eight children of Doris Ruth (Knight) and Edward Barker Drinkwater. After graduating in 1945 from Rockland High School, she moved t...

  • Joan M. Banks, 86: Golf champion was active in local churches, dental practice

    CUMBERLAND — Joan M. Banks, 86, formerly of Cumberland Center, died Feb. 12 at her residence in Saco. She was born in Leicester, Massachusetts, on April 16, 1928, a daughter of Michael F. (Frank) and Helen (O’Brien) McGauley. She graduated from Leicester High School in the...

  • Adelaide I. Moore, 87

    YARMOUTH — Adelaide ("Addie") Inez Moore, 87, formerly of Freeport, died at Coastal Manor on Feb. 10. She was born in Freeport on Oct. 13, 1927, a daughter of Margaret (Murray) Pratt and Albert E. Gould. She attended Freeport schools and Freeport High School, and eventually rece...

  • Leo H. Lemieux, 88: Semi-pro hockey star was grandkids' biggest fan

    PORTLAND — Leo Hilaire Lemieux, 88, a longtime Portland resident, died Feb. 1 at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough, surrounded by family. Lemieux was born June 28, 1926, the oldest son and the third child of eight born to Hilaire and Yvonne (Grondin) Lemieux in B...

  • Dorothy L.C. Hirvela, 86

    PORTLAND — Dorothy Louise Cleaves Hirvela, 86, of Portland, died Feb. 12 in Orono, with her family by her side. The daughter of George and Louise Prince Cleaves, she graduated from Falmouth High School and attended Northeastern Business College. Later, she worked at America...

  • Leonardo E. Buck, 98: Legendary golfer gave of himself to sport, community

    BATH — Leonardo E. ("Buckie") Buck, 98, of Bath, died Jan. 26 at Mid Coast Hospital after a period of declining health. He was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, on March 1, 1916, the son of William E. Buck and Carrie C. Buck. After graduating from Morse High School in 1933, he atte...

  • Audrey C. Bruce, 85

    BRUNSWICK — Audrey Carrie Bruce, 85, of Maquoit Road, died Jan. 29 at her home. She was born March 17, 1929, in Brunswick, the daughter of Herbert and Annie Cairns Wilson. She attended Brunswick schools, and married Way Bruce on June 7, 1947. Audrey worked as a carhop at ...