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Obituaries

  • Janet L. Gurney, 71

    PITTSBURGH — Janet L. Gurney, 71, formerly of Brunswick and Cundy's Harbor, died May 29 after a three-year battle with lung cancer. Born Sept. 21, 1943, in Brunswick, Gurney was the daughter of Mattie Alexander Collins and Alton C.E. Collins Sr. She was a 1962 graduate of B...

  • Duane C. Ryder, 73

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Duane C. Ryder, 73, died June 1 at his Cape Elizabeth home, after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Portland, the son of Cleveland L. and Isabel E. Ryder. Duane attended Cape Elizabeth schools and graduated from high school in 1961. In his ear...

  • Doris R. Vachon, 94: Immigrants' first child devoted herself to family

    BIDDEFORD — Doris Rita Tremblay Vachon, 94, formerly of South Portland, died peacefully at St. Andre Health Care Facility on June 6, surrounded by her family. She was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on May 20, 1921. She was the first child of Thomas and Aurelie (Mercier) Trem...

  • Sally Barchard, 68

    FALMOUTH — Sally Barchard, 68, of Falmouth, died May 31 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, surrounded by her family. She was born May 13, 1947, in Portland, a daughter of Virginia (Paul) and Rex Barchard. She graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1965, and went o...

  • Stanford M. Brown, 95: Prominent apiarist taught others to appreciate honey bee

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Stanford Mains Brown, 95, of Greely Road, died May 22. He was born in Cumberland, a son of Leland S. and Gertrude Strout Brown. Raised on the family farm, he attended Cumberland schools and Greely Institute. Stanford began his career working for the state...

  • Ruth D. Carlson, 99: Longtime UNUM employee loved golf, time with family

    PORTLAND — Ruth Dorothea Carlson, 99, of Portland, died June 1 at St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence. The eldest of two daughters, Carlson was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Henry and Emile Beuthe Wagner. She graduated from the Baton School in Elizabeth, ...

  • Scott J. McKenney, 53

    PORTLAND — Scott Jeffrey McKenney, 53, of Portland, died May 25 at Maine Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1962, in Portland, a son of Everett McKenney and Barbara (Humiston) McKenney. He grew up in Portland, then attended South Portland schools. Among his interests, ...

  • David P. Bourget, 59: Firefighter, lobsterman took pride in his school, served his community

    WEST BATH — David Paul "Beav" Bourget, 59, formerly of Bath, died unexpectedly on May 23. Bourget was born in Bath on April 2, 1956, the son of Raymond Howard and Jane Evelyn (Leeman) Bourget. David was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in the ...

  • Jane F. Collins, 91

    TOPSHAM — Jane Ferguson Collins, 91, died May 27 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. She was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, on Oct. 13, 1923, to John Livingston Ferguson and Ola Hosking Ferguson. She grew up in St. Albans, Vermont, attending local schools and then Simmons Colleg...

  • Robert E. Wilson, 80

    ORR'S ISLAND — Robert E. Wilson, 80, died May 27 at Winship Green, in Bath. Wilson was born on the island Nov. 13, 1934, the son of Clifton R. and Edwinna J. Wilson. Robert was educated at the Orr’s Island School House. After enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1952, he served...