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Obituaries

  • Theresa M. Gamache, 91

    BRUNSWICK — Theresa Marie Gamache, 91, of Pejepscot Terrace, died Feb. 2 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. She was born in Bristol on Oct. 10, 1923, the daughter of Cyrus and Maude Chadwick Morton. She attended Bristol schools and was a 1940 graduate of Bristol High School....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sandra White, 52

    SCARBOROUGH — Sandra White, 52, of Scarborough and formerly of Pineland Center, died unexpectedly on Feb. 5. White was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Houlton, the daughter of Merlin A. and Sonya G. (Bither) White. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including visits with h...

  • Helene M. Giftos, 93: Active member of Greek community shared heritage with others

    SCARBOROUGH — Helene Marie (Comas) Giftos, 93, died peacefully on Feb. 1, with her loved ones by her side. The daughter of Mary and Peter Comas, Giftos was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on Feb. 2, 1921. The family soon moved to the Portland area and became an integral part o...

  • Joanne R. Elkanich, 79

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Joanne R. Elkanich, 79, of Garnet Drive, died peacefully at Gosnell Hospice House on Feb. 4, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her family was by her side. Elkanich was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1935, the daughter of Leo J. an...

  • 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...