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Obituaries

  • Virginia R. Ownbey, 3 months: Infant brought smiles to all

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Virginia Robinson Ownbey, age 3 months, died peacefully on Nov. 10 as a result of sudden infant death syndrome. She was born Aug. 15 to Dr. Micah Ownbey and Dr. Mary Casey Murphy, of South Portland, and was the baby sister of Iris Maria Ownbey. In her short time, Gin...

  • Ferne P. Moore, 93

    CUMBERLAND — Ferne P. Moore, 93, a resident of Ledgeview Assisted Living Center in Cumberland Foreside, died Oct. 29. Moore was born in Appleton on March 1, 1921. In 1930, she and her family moved to Bath, where she attended Morse High School. She graduated from Morse in 19...

  • Anna Smith, 98

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Anna Shirley (Meserve) Smith, 98, of North Yarmouth, died peacefully on Nov. 2. Smith was born Nov. 22, 1915, in Scarborough, the first child of Nelson and Bertha (Morse) Meserve. Unable to make the daily trip to the town's high school, she later lived with her ...

  • Anne M. Sarapas, 88: Singer, mother who was always learning

    CUMBERLAND — Anne M. Sarapas, 88, of Cumberland, died Oct. 30 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, where she had spent her last few days surrounded by her family. Sarapas was born May 30, 1926, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Francis and Marion Marrone. Accepted by ...

  • Karle E. Learned, 83: Longtime police officer also served others as pastor

    WINDHAM — Karle Edward Learned, 83, a former longtime officer of the Portland Police Department, died Nov. 13, surrounded by his family. Learned was born Sept. 2, 1931, a son of Edward and Marion Doughty Learned. He grew up on Munjoy Hill and attended Portland High School.

  • Wendy Kierstead, 64: Female police officer was expert analyst, role model

    TOPSHAM — Wendy (Newell) Kierstead, 64, died at her home in Topsham on Nov. 1. Born in Portland in 1950, she graduated from Gorham High School in 1968 and received a B.F.A. in fashion design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1971. She went on to attend the Maine Criminal Justi...

  • Mary D.B. Titcomb, 89

    BATH — Mary Delia (Boardman) Titcomb, 89, died peacefully on Nov. 2, with her family by her side. Titcomb was born Jan. 30, 1925, to Linwood and Gertrude (Rines) Boardman. She attended Bath area schools, graduating from Morse High School in 1943. Shortly afterward, she fell in love a...

  • Ophelia Reatiraza, 71

    BRUNSWICK — Ophelia Reatiraza, 71, of Columbia Avenue, died Oct. 31 at her residence. She was born in Cabanatuan City, Philippines, on Feb. 24, 1943, the daughter of Jose and Marcelina Lopez Nuñez. Ophelia came to the United States in 1964. There she met Jaime, whom she...

  • Robert H. Jackson, 87

    BATH — Robert Henry Jackson, 87, died peacefully at Hill House on Oct. 18, surrounded by his family, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Melrose, Massachusetts, to Robert Edward Jackson and Elizabeth McCaffrey Jac...

  • Maureen P.L. VanOver, 68

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Maureen P. (Lowe) VanOver, 68, of South Portland, died Nov. 8 at her home, with her family by her side. She was born Aug. 7, 1946, in Portland, to Burleigh and Halina (Szczepanski) Lowe. She graduated from South Portland High School with the Class of 1964. On ...