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Obituaries

  • Paul S. DePalmer, 71: Owned Paul's Services Inc., enjoyed cooking lobster

    PORTLAND — Paul S. DePalmer, 71, of Portland, died at his home June 19 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Portland on March 22, 1943, to Samuel and Yolanda DePalmer. He attended Portland schools. In 1963, he married Joyce Bunker and they enjoyed 49 years together ...

  • Jonathan Weil Reitman, 65

    BRUNSWICK — Jonathan Weil Reitman, 65, local and international conflict resolution advocate, teacher, and writer, died June 7 at a local hospital after a battle with cancer. He was born in New York City on Oct. 3, 1948, a son of Sydney and Marian Weil Reitman. He was a graduate ...

  • Thelma Ora Sylvester, 107

    BATH — Thelma Ora Sylvester, 107, affectionately known as "Mamie," died June 7.  She was born May 10, 1907, to George W. Staples and Bina Emily Weymouth in Lincoln. She was one of 10 children. The large family moved to Bath where she met her husband, John H. Sylvester. They...

  • Richard Albert Coffin, 91: Lifelong lobsterman, craftsman, artist

    BRUNSWICK — Richard Albert Coffin, 91, of Brunswick died June 10 at Hill House, of Bath, where he had resided for four years. Born in Brunswick, he was one of six sons of Marie and Benjamin Coffin. He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1941. He studied at the New ...

  • Anthony E. Silva Sr., 79: Navy veteran, avid sailor

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Anthony E. Silva Sr., 79, died peacefully at his home on June 14 in the loving presence of his wife and family. He was born in Portland, the only child of Anthony W. Silva and Maud Feeney Silva on Nov. 25, 1934. He attended Holy Cross School, Cheverus High Schoo...

  • Betty Lou O'Hara, 80

    FREEPORT — Betty Lou O’Hara, 80, died June 7 at her residence, following a long illness. She was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Skowhegan to James and Cecelia Tilley. She attended schools in Hallowell and married Beverly Fred O’Hara on Jan. 28, 1956, in Hallowell. Aft...

  • Barbara H. Arnold, 93

    FREEPORT — Barbara H. Arnold, 93, of Framingham, Massachusetts, formerly of Freeport, died comfortably in her daughter’s home June 11. She was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, New York, a daughter of Gertrude and Arthur H. Ham. She grew up in Scarsdale, New York, and sum...

  • Oliver Leland Loring Jr., 75: Army veteran, longtime reporter

    CUMBERLAND FORESIDE — Oliver Leland Loring Jr., 75, died June 4 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was the husband of Maureen Ann Connolly. For 14 years, he lived with advanced prostate cancer and was sober more than 27 years. After a career as a reporter in pr...

  • Mary S. DiMatteo, 84

    PORTLAND — Mary S. DiMatteo, 84, of Portland, died June 10. She was born in Portland, a daughter of Salvatore and Mary Nolfo. She attended the North School and graduated from Portland High School, Class of 1947. She married Joseph R. DiMatteo Sr. on April 9, 1951, at Sain...

  • Michael Joseph Chadbourne, 16: Star football player, loved visiting Maine

    PORTLAND — Michael Joseph Chadbourne, 16, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Portland, died June 9 from injuries sustained while trying to rescue a friend from drowning. Chadbourne was an upcoming senior at Franklin Community High School. He was a standout football player and a m...