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Obituaries

  • Frances R. Bloxam, 79: Traveler, noted children's book author

    BATH — Frances Ronelle Bloxam, 79, died at her home on July 5. Bloxam was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Tremont, Illinois, the daughter of Michael and Mabel Freidinger Beyer. She graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she met and married her hu...

  • Jeffrey D. Gustafson, 53

    BRUNSWICK — Jeffrey D. Gustafson, 53, of Stevens, Pennsylvania, died July 5 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born Feb. 2, 1961, in Milton, Florida, a son of Victor L. and Janice (Pigford) Gustafson Sr. Gustafson was employed at MGS Inc. in Pennsylvania as a machinist assem...

  • Margaret Dionne, 73

    BRUNSWICK — Margaret "Peg" Dionne, 73, of Merrymeeting Road, died July 5 at Mid Coast Hospital. Dionne was born in Bath on Aug. 18, 1940, the daughter of James Kenneth and Christine Dowe Coffin. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1958 and from the Katherine Gibbs School of B...

  • Michael M. Gragen, 66

    TOPSHAM — Michael M. Gragen, 66, of Cathance Road, Topsham, died at Parkview Adventist Medical Center on July 5 after a two-year struggle with multiple myeloma. Gragen was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Derby, Connecticut, the only child of Harry and Ruth Gragen. After growing up in Shelton,...

  • Frances J.F. Sweetser, 78: Yarmouth native, ran lunch counter

    YARMOUTH — Frances Jane Freeman Sweetser, 78, of New Gloucester, died July 4 at Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth, with her family by her side. She was born in Yarmouth on May 18, 1936, the second of five girls of Mary Jane (Richards) and Gardiner Mansfield. She grew up in the t...

  • Charles W. Redman Jr., 94: Veteran, Fish Exchange director

    PORTLAND — Charles Whitney Redman Jr., 94, died July 1 at his home in Portland after a long illness. Redman was born in Corinna on Feb. 15, 1920, the son of Charles and Carrie Mae Redman. His family soon moved to Bangor, where he attended public schools and graduated from Bangor High...

  • Lorna Y. Hersom, 81

    BATH — Lorna Y. Hersom, 81, died June 22. She was born in Bath on Aug. 20, 1932, the daughter of James and Etta York. As a child, she lived in Phippsburg but resided in Bath for most of her adult life. She was a hairdresser by trade. She was predeceased by her parents; hu...

  • Calvin F. Taylor, 79: Brunswick police officer, business owner

    BRUNSWICK — Calvin F. Taylor, 79, died June 23 at his home. Taylor was born in Brunswick on Oct. 5, 1934, the son of Calvin B. and Helen Linnie Taylor. He graduated from Brunswick High School with its class of 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He also se...

  • Martha C. Downing, 80

    TOPSHAM — Martha C. Downing, 80, died June 24 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was a teacher for many years while living in New Jersey before retiring to Topsham in 2005. The family vacationed at their home in western Massachusetts. Downing is survived by ...

  • Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84: Longtime nurse, gardener, painter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84, of South Portland, died June 27 at her home, with her family by her side. Wilson was born on Sept. 16, 1929, in Berlin, Germany, a daughter of Helmut and Gertrud Wolff. She attended school in Germany and moved to New York in 1947. She...