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Obituaries

  • John R. Bierer, 70

    BRUNSWICK — John R. Bierer, 70, died Oct. 28 after a long battle with lung disease from exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. A son of John H. Bierer and Florence C. Bierer, he was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., June 10, 1940. He was educated at Columbia University, L...

  • Jacqueline R. Bilodeau, 86

    BATH — Jacqueline Rancourt "Jackie" Bilodeau, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 28 at Webster Commons Nursing Home in Freeport, with her son and daughter-in-law at her bedside. Born in Lewiston on Dec. 9, 1923, to Joseph Emile and Amelia (Larochelle) Rancourt, she graduated from Lewiston High ...

  • Betty J. Rakestraw, 86

    BOWDOIN — Betty Jane Heberer Rakestraw, 86, died Friday, Oct. 29 at the D’Youville Pavilion Nursing Home in Lewiston, with her loving husband John and her family at her bedside. Born in Peoria, Ill., on June 21, 1924, she was a daughter of Earl and Alice Welch Heberer Sayers.

  • Alfred L. Nichols, 92

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alfred Lincoln “Al” Nichols, 92, of Yarmouth, died Sunday Oct. 24. On Dec. 27, 1917, He was born in Nobleboro, a son of Cora (Benner) and Wesley Nichols, and was educated in local schools. He attended Hanson’s Barber School in Portland, and w...

  • Chester A. Foss, 95

    FALMOUTH — Chester Allen Foss, 95, died Oct. 22 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with his beloved family by his side. Born on May 11, 1915, in Lynn, Mass., he was a loving son of Clarence Wardwell Foss and Mary Allen Foss. After graduating from Tufts University with a degree ...

  • M. Virginia Ingraham, 93

    YARMOUTH — M. Virginia ”Ginny” Ingraham, 93, died peacefully Oct. 26, following a stroke, at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Yarmouth. Born in Yarmouth on Aug. 31, 1917, a daughter of Harold B. and Martha C. Allen, she graduated from North Yarmouth Academy ...

  • Philip C. Nixon, 84: Supporter of Portland, So. Portland Fire Depts.

    PORTLAND — Philip Carroll “Pops” Nixon, 84, died Oct. 30 surrounded by his loving family at the Barron Center. On Sept. 1, 1926, he was born in Portland, a son of Herbert and Margaret Nixon, and attended Portland schools. For many years he worked as a mixer for lo...

  • Barbara V. Jaeger Ferrell, 92: Lifelong commitment to volunteerism

    SCARBOROUGH — Barbara Valentine Jaeger Ferrell, 92, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Born Jan. 3, 1918, on Staten Island, N.Y., a daughter of Edward Valentine and Elsa Warth Jaeger, she attended local school until the family moved to Denville, N.J....

  • Madelaine F. Labbe, 96: Strong work ethic, owned dairy farm

    BRUNSWICK — Madelaine F. Labbe, 96, died Wed. Oct. 20, at Amenity Manor Nursing Home in Topsham. Born in Wallagrass on Sept. 16, 1914, a daughter of Cyprien and Marie Morin Labbe, she grew up on the family's potato farm and attended local schools. On Oct. 22, 1935, she married...

  • Melvin G. Furbish, 90

    BRUNSWICK — Melvin Gerard Furbish, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Mid Coast Senior Health Care. On July 29, 1920, he was born in Topsham, a son of Melvin C. and Bertha Wilson Furbish and attended school in Brunswick. For 36 years he worked at Pejepscot Paper until retiring in 19...