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Obituaries

  • Venise Lewis, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Venise Lewis, 92, of Hawthorne Street, died March 25 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Brunswick on Oct. 25, 1922, the daughter of Charles Jr. and Eva Gamache Charron. She attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High ...

  • Linda L. Wallace, 72

    BATH — Linda L. (Gilliam) Wallace, 72, died March 24. She was born July 9, 1942, in West Point, to Freeman and Vida Gilliam. She attended Morse High School, in Bath. In 1964, she married Lafayette Wallace, and the couple resided in Phippsburg to raise their family. When s...

  • Maxine L. Steeves, 82: Longtime Bean worker enjoyed bowling, NASCAR, family

    FREEPORT — Maxine L. (Corson) Steeves, 82, of Freeport, died March 25 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She was born in Skowhegan on May 7, 1932, a daughter of Aleius and Isabell (Avery) Corson Sr. She grew up in Skowhegan, and attended local schools. Steev...

  • James Nitsche, 81: Former Marine became Portland district fire chief

    PORTLAND — James Nitsche, 81, a longtime resident of Hicks Street, died March 23 at the Barron Center. He was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Buffalo, New York, a son of Joseph and Eleanor (Harris) Nitsche. In 1951, during the Korean War, James enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. While ...

  • Frances C. Parisi, 82

    PORTLAND — Frances Catherine Parisi, 82, of Portland and formerly of Yarmouth, died March 16. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 28, 1932, the daughter of Fiore and Frances (Petrucci) Parisi. She attended elementary school in Yarmouth and then attended North Yarmouth Academy....

  • Richard E. Gilmore, 86

    BATH — Richard E. "Lefty" Gilmore, 86, of Bath, died March 16 at his home, with his children by his side. He was born in 1928, one of five children of Paul and Edith Eaton Gilmore. In 1946, he graduated from Morse High School, where he was a standout baseball pitcher. After high scho...

  • David S. Pottle, 85

    BATH — David S. Pottle, 85, of Western Avenue, died March 15 at Bodwell House in Brunswick. He was born in Perry on March 9, 1930, a son of Eder F. and Lucy E. (Sherman) Pottle. David graduated from Shead Memorial High School, in Eastport. He then entered the U.S. Army, and se...

  • Ralph C. Baxter Sr., 83: S.P. councilor, teacher served community in many ways

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ralph Clinton Baxter Sr., 83, of South Portland, died March 20, with his family by his side. Baxter was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Ashland, to Ralph K. and Alice H. Baxter. After graduating from Ashland High School in 1949, Ralph C. attended the University of Maine,...

  • Donald W. Cushing Sr., 90

    SCARBOROUGH — Donald W. Cushing Sr., 90, of Scarborough, died peacefully at his home on March 23. Born in Franklin, New Hampshire, on Sept. 6, 1924, Cushing was the eighth son – and one of 13 children – of Patrick J. and Frances Weston Cushing. Donald gra...

  • J. Paul Bergeron, 94: Engineer built planes, ships and family home

    BRUNSWICK — J. Paul Bergeron, 94, died March 17 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Dec. 28, 1920, the son of Joseph O. and Marie Langlois Bergeron. In 1939, Paul graduated from Sanford High School. He was a 1943 graduate of the Acad...