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Obituaries

  • Ruth A. Purinton, 79

    POWNAL — Ruth A. Purinton, 79, died Sept. 6. She was born in Brunswick, Sept. 21, 1929, daughter of Louis and Mildred (Spaulding) Catlin and attended Brunswick schools. In 1962, she married Robert Dudley Purinton in Lewiston.

  • Donald J. McNaughton, 82: Awarded Catholic Man of the Year in 2001

    SCARBOROUGH — Donald J. McNaughton, 82, formerly of Portland, died Sept. 16 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough after a long illness. Born in Portland on May 15, 1927, he was the son of Daniel A. and Rose (St. Croix) McNaughton. In 1944, he graduated from Cheverus High Sc...

  • Helen F. Lowell, 84: Longtime community volunteer

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Helen Fifield Lowell, 84, died Sept. 5 at Cedars Nursing Home. Born in Portland on July 5, 1925, she was the daughter of Alvin R. and Glenda L. Lowell Fifield. After she graduated from Portland High School in 1944, she made floral arrangements for Vose Smith Florist...

  • Violet I. Bolduc Dulac, 99

    BRUNSWICK — Violet I. Bolduc Dulac, 99, died Sept. 6 at her home. Born in Winslow, Aug. 27, 1910, she was the daughter of Antonio J. and Anastasia M. (Bourgoin) Bolduc. She was educated at Mount Merici Convent, a private school in Waterville. On Sept. 27, 1930, s...

  • Richard E. MacDonald, 77

    BATH — Richard Earl MacDonald, 77, died Aug. 25 at Winship Green Nursing Center. Born in Bath on Nov. 18, 1931, he was the son of Francis G. and Edna C. MacDonald. In 1950 he graduated from Morse High School. From 1952 to 1954, he served in the U.S. Army and later attended...

  • Raymond E. Jacobson, 74

    CUMBERLAND — Raymond Edwin Jacobson, 74, died Sept. 11 at home with family by his side. On March 25, 1935, he was born in Worcester, Mass., a son of Helga (Nystrom) and Gustaf Jacobson. In 1954, he graduated from Millbury High School. While in high school, he excelled at basketball,...

  • Frank T. Tyson, 77

    PORTLAND — Frank Thomas Tyson, 77, of Cumberland, died Sept. 8 with family by his side. Born on Feb. 7, 1932, in Canton, Ohio, he was a son of Maxine E. (Carpenter) and Miller S. Tyson. He attended schools in Massachusetts, graduating with a bachelor's degree from Babson Coll...

  • Janis Theriault, 60

    YARMOUTH — Janis Theriault, 60, died unexpectedly at her home on Sept. 9. Born on Nov. 2, 1948, in Fort Kent, she was a daughter of Jeannette (Michaud) and Fernando Theriault. In 1967, she graduated from Fort Kent High School. She worked as an administrative assis...

  • Jane E. Collins, 47

    CUMBERLAND — Jane Elizabeth Collins, 47, died suddenly at her home on Sept. 8. A daughter of Joan and Paul Collins of Warwick, R.I., she graduated from Toll Gate High School in Warwick, R.I., the University of Maine at Orono, and Andover College in Portland. She was most recently emp...

  • Loretta E. Lakin, 85

    PORTLAND — Loretta E. "Rita" Lakin, 85, died Sept. 1 at St. Joseph's Manor. Born in Acton on Feb. 17, 1924, she was a daughter of Harold L. and Bertha M. (Danforth) Arno. After living in New Hampshire, she moved to South Portland in 1943. She was a member ...