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Obituaries

  • Hazel June Dyer, 94: Descendant of Maine pioneers loved to sew

    FREEPORT — Hazel June Dyer, 94, died July 16 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick, where she was attended by family members during an illness. Previously, she was a resident of Webster Commons in Freeport. Dyer was born in 1920 near Frankfort, one of six children and the...

  • Phyllis M. Hatch, 95: Vaudeville performer loved theater, family

    PORTLAND — Phyllis Margaret Hatch, 95, of Portland, died peacefully on July 23. She was born in Portland on July 29, 1918, to George and Mary (McGahey) Crangle. She attended local schools. In her younger years, Hatch and her husband toured the country as part of a vaudeville a...

  • Granville F. Johnson, 90

    HARPSWELL — Granville F. Johnson, 90, of Spruce Ledge Road on Bailey Island, died July 17 at Winship Green in Bath. Johnson was born on the island on Feb. 9, 1924, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Gregory) Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a ve...

  • Merlin A. White, 75

    SCARBOROUGH — Merlin A. White died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on July 19, following a battle with cancer. White was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Ludlow, the son of Cyril and Velma White. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963. White married...

  • Gaetano A. Viola, 92: Veteran, fished for more than 50 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gaetano "Kita" Anthony Viola died July 15 at his home in South Portland, with his family by his side. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Portland, Gaetano was the son of Saverio and Filomena (Rossini) Viola. He grew up in Portland's “Little Italy” neighborhood on Newb...

  • David J. Hartill, 90: Veteran and BIW welder, loved fishing

    FREEPORT — David Jefferson Hartill, 90, a resident of East Street in Freeport and formerly of Brunswick, died July 9 at Freeport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. Hartill was born July 5, 1924, in Maspeth, New York, a son of Jefferson M. and Hetsel A. (Wils...

  • G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92

    YARMOUTH — The Rev. G. Richard Mountfort Jr., 92, of Cousins Island, Yarmouth, died July 14, with his wife of 27 years, Esther, by his side. Mountfort was born Jan. 20, 1922, the son of George R. and Helen (Hinckley) Mountfort. He is survived by his wife, Esther Robie (Bl...

  • Louis A. Atripaldi, 77: Longtime resident loved Maine fishing

    PORTLAND — Louis Alphonso Atripaldi, 77, of Portland and Fort Meyers, Florida, died with his family at his side in Fort Meyers on July 12. Atripaldi was born in Portland on Jan. 26, 1937, a son of Vincenzo and Mary Atripaldi. He lived most of his life in Portland. In 1958, he married...

  • Frances A. Plain, 79

    PORTLAND — Frances A. Plain, 79, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, and formerly of Portland, died July 12. Born July 20, 1934, in Portland, she was a daughter of William Dorr Smith and Gladys Maude Barter Smith Dyer. A longtime resident of Portland's East End, Plain was a devout Cat...

  • Lucille P. Caron, 80

    BRUNSWICK — Lucille P. Caron, 80, of Maple Street, died July 3 at home with her family by her side. Caron was born in Brunswick on Nov. 26, 1933, the daughter of Cecile Brassard and Lucien Pinette. She grew up with two brothers, Lionel and Paul, and together the family often enjoyed ...