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Obituaries

  • Edward Connolly, 82

    SCARBOROUGH — Edward Connolly, 82, died Dec. 2 at Maine Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was born in Portland on June 17, 1931, the son of Henry E. and Gladys L. Milberry Connolly. He attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School with the class of...

  • Helen W. Murphy Merrill, 88

    SCARBOROUGH — Helen Wanda Murphy Merrill, 88, died peacefully Dec. 7 in the care of the Gosnell House, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Westbrook, the daughter of Johnson Henry and Helen Murphy, of Prince Edward Island. She attended the Rock...

  • Maria Benoit Hanley, 92: Leading advocate for Maine dairy farmers

    FALMOUTH — Maria Benoit Hanley, 92, died peacefully with her family by her side on Dec. 6, after a brief illness. Hanley lived a remarkable life dedicated to family, faith and community. The oldest daughter of Henri and Katherine Benoit, she grew up in Portland and graduated fro...

  • Lorraine C. Neuts, 86

    YARMOUTH — Lorraine C. Neuts, 86, died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on Dec. 6, with her children by her side. She was born in South Portland on Dec. 13, 1926, a daughter of Lawrence and Mary Brewster. She was a homemaker and raised seven chi...

  • Mary A. Germane, 103: Cumberland County's first female deputy sheriff

    PORTLAND — Mary Alice Jordan Wright Witham Germane, 103, died Dec. 5, at the Barron Center in Portland. The daughter of Joseph F. and Mary Theresa Jordan, she was born June 17, 1910, in Jamaica Plain, Mass., the oldest of six children. When she was 3, her family moved to Portlan...

  • Donald O. Auger, 87: Realized dream of living in Maine

    SCARBOROUGH — Donald Oscar Auger, 87, died peacefully on Nov. 25 at Piper Shores in Scarborough. Auger was born in Malden, Mass., on May 15, 1926, to Oscar and Diana Auger. He was raised in Malden, and entered the U.S. Navy in 1944, serving in the Pacific Theater for two years.

  • Dana W. Deguio, 59

    TOPSHAM — Dana Warren Deguio, 59, of Topsham, died unexpectedly on Nov. 24 after a brief illness. Deguio was born in Amesbury, Mass., in 1954, a son of Raymond A. and Grace E. (Mann) Deguio. He graduated from Amesbury High School with the class of 1972, and earned an associate's...

  • John J. Oldham, 80

    BRUNSWICK — John J. Oldham, 80, of Brunswick, died peacefully at his home on Nov. 25, with his family by his side. Oldham was born in Cumberland, R.I., on April 14, 1933, the son of John J. Sr. and Harriet (Hampson) Oldham. He attended local schools, graduated from Cumberland Hi...

  • Eleanor Nappi, 89: Owned Elena's Donut Shop

    YARMOUTH — Eleanor (Collins) Nappi, a life-long Yarmouth resident, died Nov. 16 in Scarborough. She was born June 1, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Nina Collins. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. Nearest and dearest to her were the church, the Bible and her fam...