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Obituaries

  • Edith M. McCafferty, 92

    PORTLAND — Edith Margaret McCafferty 92, formerly of Daytona Beach, Fla., died peacefully Nov. 2 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough Nov. 5. Born in Brunswick, June 30, 1918, a daughter of Allan G. and Annastacia (Cunningham) McGuire, she attended local schools and gradu...

  • Geraldine Michaud, 88: Lifelong Portland resident

    PORTLAND — Geraldine Michaud, 88, died Friday, Nov. 5, at the Barron Center in Portland. On June 15, 1922, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Antonio and Mary DiPietro, and educated in Portland schools. During World War II she worked in the shipyards where she met her hus...

  • Anita L. Delano, 66

    SCARBOROUGH — Anita L. Delano, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 30 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Born in Bath on May 22, 1944, she was a daughter of Byron S. and Shirley (Reay) Safford. On Jan. 18, 1964, she married Douglas A. Delano at the First Congregational Church in South Por...

  • 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...

  • Wayne A. Trudell, 64: Loved hunting for secondhand treasures

    BRUNSWICK — Wayne A. Trudell, 64, died peacefully at home on Oct. 29. On Sept. 16, 1946, he was born in Waterville, a son of Doris and Maurice Trudell. After the family moved to Brunswick, he attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1964.

  • 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 ...