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Obituaries

  • 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...

  • Gordon W. Hersom Sr., 78

    BRUNSWICK — Gordon Wayne Hersom Sr., 78, of Brunswick, died Nov. 26 at Maine Medical Center with his wife by his side. He was born in East Millinocket on May 13, 1935, the son of Beatrice Lillian Brewer and Freddy Hersom. On Nov. 8, 1952, he married Juanita Mary Brown, of...

  • Don L. Friend, 77: Dedicated to vocational trades, educator

    BATH — Donald Leon Friend, 77,  died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Nov. 29 at Maine Medical Center. He was born in Blue Hill on Nov. 8, 1936, the son of Ralph Leon and Alice Hale Friend. He graduated from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill in 1955 and then went ...

  • Robert N. Davidson, 71: Active volunteer, coached Little League

    SCARBOROUGH — Robert N. Davidson, 71, of Scarborough, died Nov. 30 from complications of Parkinson’s disease and, more recently, ALS. Davidson was born in Rutland, Vt., on Jan. 27, 1942, a son of R. John and Bertha V. Morehouse Davidson. He was educated in local schools an...

  • 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...