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Obituaries

  • Helene M. Giftos, 93: Active member of Greek community shared heritage with others

    SCARBOROUGH — Helene Marie (Comas) Giftos, 93, died peacefully on Feb. 1, with her loved ones by her side. The daughter of Mary and Peter Comas, Giftos was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on Feb. 2, 1921. The family soon moved to the Portland area and became an integral part o...

  • Joanne R. Elkanich, 79

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Joanne R. Elkanich, 79, of Garnet Drive, died peacefully at Gosnell Hospice House on Feb. 4, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her family was by her side. Elkanich was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1935, the daughter of Leo J. an...

  • Leonardo E. Buck, 98: Legendary golfer gave of himself to sport, community

    BATH — Leonardo E. ("Buckie") Buck, 98, of Bath, died Jan. 26 at Mid Coast Hospital after a period of declining health. He was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, on March 1, 1916, the son of William E. Buck and Carrie C. Buck. After graduating from Morse High School in 1933, he atte...

  • Audrey C. Bruce, 85

    BRUNSWICK — Audrey Carrie Bruce, 85, of Maquoit Road, died Jan. 29 at her home. She was born March 17, 1929, in Brunswick, the daughter of Herbert and Annie Cairns Wilson. She attended Brunswick schools, and married Way Bruce on June 7, 1947. Audrey worked as a carhop at ...

  • Frances C. Shorey, 90

    BRUNSWICK — Frances Carrie (Seavey) Shorey, 90, of Brunswick, died Jan. 29. Shorey was born and raised in Bath, the daughter of Frank and Belle (Morse) Seavey. She was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Bath. She was predeceased by her husband, John W. ...

  • Sandra White, 52

    SCARBOROUGH — Sandra White, 52, of Scarborough and formerly of Pineland Center, died unexpectedly on Feb. 5. White was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Houlton, the daughter of Merlin A. and Sonya G. (Bither) White. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including visits with h...

  • Edna M. Gordan, 87

    YARMOUTH — Edna Marie (Anderson) Gordan, 87, died Jan. 26 of a brief illness, after spending her last days surrounded by her family. Gordan was born in 1927 in Yarmouth, where she lived for her entire life. She was the daughter of Christian Anderson and Antoinette (Lowe) Anderso...

  • George A. King, 90

    CUMBERLAND — George A. "Bud" King, 90, died peacefully on Feb. 1 at his son’s home in Cumberland, surrounded by family. King lived for 60 years in Medford, Massachusetts, where he ran his own business. He retired to spend summers at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilfor...

  • John C. Larsson, 70: Avid sailor, Manpower leader put people first

    YARMOUTH — John Charles Larsson, 70, of Yarmouth and Vero Beach, Florida, died Jan. 28. He was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on July 24, 1944, the son of Inga (Sorensen) and Karl Harry Larsson. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. In 1978, Larsson moved to M...

  • William D. Mayo Jr., 83: 'Papa' helped sustain family trucking business

    PORTLAND — William D. Mayo Jr., 83, of Portland, died unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 3. He was born in Portland, the son of William D. Mayo Sr. and Anna C. (Pedersen) Mayo. He attended Portland schools. At age 17, after the death of his father, Mayo and his brother Kenn...