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Obituaries

  • Ronald E. Gochie, 72: Career with Scarborough Public Works

    SCARBOROUGH — Ronald Edward Gochie, 72, died Aug. 2. He was born on May 7, 1937, and attended Scarborough schools. He worked for Scarborough Public Works until his retirement. With his wife of 47 years, Barbara Ann, he traveled to Arizona in their motor home. Arizona seeme...

  • Gertrude U. Peabody, 87

    BRUNSWICK — Gertrude U. Peabody, 87, of Topsham, died Aug. 4 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Brunswick, March 6, 1922, the daughter of Ludger and Yvonne Paradis. After attending schools in Waterville and Brunswick, she graduated from Brunswick High School in 1939...

  • Pamela A. Given, 50

    BRUNSWICK — Pamela A. Given, 50, died Aug. 3 at her home. Born at Camp Lejun, N.C., on May 11, 1959, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Doris A. (Campbell) Given. She graduated from Brunswick High School and worked as a first class welder at Bath Iron Works. Her h...

  • Jean F. Davis, 99: Enjoyed Scrabble, travel, bird-watching

    BRUNSWICK — Jean Farjeon Davis, 99, died Aug. 2 at the Skolfield House. She was born in East Orange, N.J., on Sept. 7, 1909, a daughter of Harry and Grace (Thorn) Farjeon. She lived in Ossining, N.Y., and Paris. She and her late husband, John E. Davis, were both ardent bird-watch...

  • Rita C. Frasch, 68

    TOPSHAM — Rita C. Frasch, 68, died Aug. 1 at her home after battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome since April 2006. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 29, 1940, the daughter of James and Teresa (Pera) Caudell and attended Memphis schools. On Feb. 14, 1959, she married Robert W. Frasc...

  • Walter E. Waitkun, 85: Avid golfer, decorated war veteran

    FALMOUTH — Walter E. Waitkun, 85, died July 30 at his home. On Jan. 9, 1924, he was born in Providence, R.I., son of John and Mary (Korkuc) Waitkun. While growing up in Providence, he attended local schools, graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1942. He later attended Dea...

  • Jean B. Leonberger, 93

    FREEPORT — Jean B. Leonberger, 93, of Yarmouth, died July 26 in Freeport. On March 10, 1916, she was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of Margaret (Ritchie) and Nevell Buckingham. She attended local schools and graduated from Wilson Teachers College. During W...

  • E. Wesley O'Neill Jr., 95

    PORTLAND — E Wesley O'Neill Jr., 95, of Falmouth, died July 31 at The Cedars Rehabilitation Center in Portland. He was born in Philadelphia, son of E. Wesley O'Neill and Lillian Wall O'Neill. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University, and taught ...

  • Leonard J. Regan, 90: Lifelong Libby Town resident

    PORTLAND — Leonard James Regan, 90, died Aug. 1 at home surrounded by his loving family. On May 18, 1919, he was born in Portland, a son of Charles P. and Mary E. (Gillis) Regan. He attended local schools, graduating from Cheverus High School and later from Shaw's Business College. ...

  • Ruth H. Kittredge, 100: Centenarian spent entire life as South Portland resident

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ruth Hazel Gavett Kittredge, 100, died July 27 at the Barron Center in Portland. On May 6, 1909, she was born in Portland to John A. and Gertrude B. Gavett. She lived all 100 years at the family home on Smith Street in South Portland. As a young gir...