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Obituaries

  • Thomas J. Earls, 84: Career in Insurance

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. —Thomas J. Earls, 84, of Brooklyn, N.Y., formerly of Portland, died March 21 at Long Island Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was born in Portland on Sept. 25, 1924, the son of Michael J. and Delia Ellen (Flaherty) Earls. After graduating from Cheverus Classical High Sc...

  • Helen C. Skelton, 82: Nurse, committed to volunteerism

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Helen C. Skelton, 82, died in Topsham on March 24. She was born in Damariscotta on May 28, 1926, one of eight children born to Wallace Wilton Chadwick and Martha F. Gardner. On New Year's Eve in 1947, she met her husband Ken on a blind date. They married in 1949...

  • Marjorie M. Fucini, 81

    BRUNSWICK — Marjorie Mae Fucini, 81, died March 20 at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center-Bodwell Unit. She was born in Barnesville, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1928, the daughter of Theodore and Blanche Robb. On Jan. 27, 1951, she married Louis David Fucini. She supported her fami...

  • Shirley L. McDonald, 72: Passion for singing

    PORTLAND — Shirley Lorraine McDonald, 72, died March 17 at a local hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Chicago on Nov. 26, 1936, the daughter of John and Evelyn (Stover) McDermott. In the early 1950s, she and her family moved to Portland. She met her husban...

  • Charles P. "Chuck" Hurley, 85: decorated war veteran

    BRUNSWICK — Charles P. "Chuck" Hurley, 85, died March 20 at the Maine Veteran's Home in Augusta. He was born in Boston on Dec. 30, 1923, son of Jeremiah Francis Hurley and Augusta Louise (Hanouseck) Hurley. He was married to Marjorie May (Grey) Hurley for 58 years. They...

  • Leslie E. Totten, 91

    BRUNSWICK — Leslie E. Totten, 91, died March 19 at Amenity Manor in Topsham. He was born in Brunswick on Oct. 3, 1917, a son of Oswald and Lillian (Proctor) Totten Two years after graduating from Brunswick High School, he married Yvonne "Dolly" Kidder in 1937.

  • Barbara Dyer, 89

    Yarmouth — Barbara (Partridge) Dyer, 89, died March 15. She was born in Somerville, Mass., on Feb. 7, 1920, the daughter of Ashley W. and Jennie Maud Partridge. Her favorite childhood memories included spending time in Blue Hill with her family, sailing on the Vagab...

  • Mary Emily Snow, 85: Career at Yarmouth pharmacy, loved traveling

    PORTLAND — Mary Emily Snow, 85, of Scarborough, formerly of Yarmouth, died March 14 at Maine Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 14, 1923, in Rumford, the daughter of Catherine Richards and Cyrus Gallant. In 1941, she graduated from Mexico High School. Her career ...

  • Pauline Gahagan Buxton, 96

    WATERVILLE — Pauline Gahagan Buxton, 96, died March 22. She was born in Caribou on May 19, 1912, the daughter of John F. and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Gahagan. She graduated from Caribou High School in 1929. On July 1, 1943, she married Dr. Almon W. Buxton at the Fort Williams Ar...

  • Elizabeth A. Blackwood, 87: Co-owner of Town and Shore Associates

    SCARBOROUGH — Elizabeth "Lib" Augusta Blackwood, 87, died March 13 of complications from a prior stroke.