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Obituaries

  • Alfred M. Palmer, 86

    HERNANDO, Fla. — Alfred M. Palmer, 86, died Aug. 30 at home with his children, Ronald Palmer and Pamela Spear, by his side. He was born in South Portland, a son of Walter Palmer and Kathleen Brewer Palmer and attended local schools. He married Marguerite Bachelder at his parents Sout...

  • Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88: Avid traveler, World War II cryptographer

    PORTLAND — Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88, died Aug. 31 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. 

  • Frederic W. Ecker Jr., 85

    TOPSHAM — Frederic Worrall Ecker Jr., 85, died Sept. 5 at Parkview Adventist Hospital. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 31, 1923, he was a son of Frederick Worrall and Barbara (Hoyt) Ecker. In 1942, he graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. During World War II, h...

  • Edwin Fenimore, 82

    TOPSHAM — Edwin Fenimore, 82, died Sept. 5 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth. Born on Sept. 30, 1926, in Saddle River, N.J., he was a son of Matthew and Mary (Seeberger) Fenimore. As a child, he and his family moved to Maine where they started a family farm in Topsham. He attend...

  • Kyle B. Dwyer, 21: Passion for basketball, zest for life

    BRUNSWICK — Kyle B. Dwyer, 21, died Sept. 4 in Bangor. On Jan. 8, 1988, he was born in Brunswick, the son of Blair C. and Jodie Thompson Dwyer. While attending Brunswick High School he excelled at playing basketball and football. He was enrolled in his third year at Husson ... 1

  • Viviane C. Hart, 83

    BRUNSWICK — Viviane C. Hart, 83, died Sept. 4 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. Born in Brunswick on Oct. 11, 1925, she was the daughter of William and Marie St. Onge Charron. She played a pivotal role in her husband's Naval career by coordinating the family's frequent moves to p...

  • Rita L. Drew, 73: Owned and operated Chuck Wagon Restaurant

    PORTLAND — Rita Louise Drew, 73, died Aug. 31 after a brief illness with family by her side. On June 30, 1936, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Franklin and Dorothy (Harris) Clinch. She graduated from Greely High School and lived most of her life in Cumberland. ...

  • Nunzio E. Parisi, 86

    TACOMA, Wash. — Dr. Nunzio E. Parisi, formerly of Yarmouth, died Aug. 23. On Feb. 17, 1923, he was born in Somerville, Mass., the son of Dr. Fiore and Frances D. Parisi and was raised in Yarmouth. In 1942, he graduated from North Yarmouth Academy and married Virginia Grant in Yar...

  • Francis Boyle, 78: Devoted father of seven

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Francis "Whitey" Boyle, 78, formerly of Portland, died Sept. 3 following complications from surgery. Born Aug. 25, 1931, he was a son of Walter F. and Barbara (Ridge) Boyle. At a young age, his hair turned white, earning him the nickname "Whitey." ...

  • Amy Rice Scannell, 53: Devoted mother who found joy with her children

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Amy Rice Scannell, 53, died Aug. 26 at home with her beloved children at her side after a seven-year battle with breast cancer On March 11, 1956, she was born in Yellow Springs, Ohio. As a child, she and her family moved to Newton, Mass., where she attended local s... 1