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Obituaries

  • Wayne J. Chaisson, 71

    YARMOUTH — Wayne Joseph Chaisson, 71, died in hospice care on Dec. 30, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer for several years. Chaisson was born Feb. 20, 1943, the son of Joseph D. and Ruth L. Chaisson. He grew up in Yarmouth and attended Yarmouth schools, graduating f...

  • Virginia Brett, 85: Longtime Libbytown resident served YMCA for decades

    PORTLAND — Virginia ("Ginny") Brett, 85, died Jan. 8 at her home, with her family by her side. She was born in Portland on Aug. 30, 1929, to Walter and Helen (Tedford) Driskell. She graduated Portland High School in 1947, and married John L. Brett Jr. in 1949. For the pas...

  • Allan W. Bosch, 91

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Allan W. Bosch, 91, of South Portland, died Dec. 21 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born March 1, 1923, in Lebanon, Kentucky, the son of the Rev. F.W.A. and Vivian Whitworth Bosch. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where he met his wife Louise, ...

  • Kirsten M.D. Cote, 43: Talented professional's most important job was family

    SCARBOROUGH — Kirsten Marie Dahlberg Cote, 43, died at her home Dec. 29, 2014, from her third bout with cancer, surrounded by members of her family. Cote was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Aug. 10, 1971, to John and Carol Dahlberg. She graduated from the Math, Science and...

  • William H. Freeman, 80: Outdoorsman, priest served youth nationwide

    BRUNSWICK — The Rev. William Horne Freeman, 80, of Thornton Oaks, died Dec. 29 at Mid Coast Hospital. Freeman was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on Sept. 26, 1934, to Perrin N. Freeman and Louise Horne Freeman. He was educated at Deerfield Academy, graduated from Bowd...

  • Brian P. Lewis, 69

    BATH — Brian Paul Lewis, 69, of Pearl Street, died Dec. 23 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Lewis was born Dec. 3, 1945, in Biddeford, the son of Harold and Althea Lewis. He graduated from Biddeford High School in 1964, and then joined the U. S. Army, serving in New Mexico. F...

  • Avis E. Farwell, 100

    FALMOUTH — Avis E. Farwell, 100, died peacefully at Legacy Memory Care in Falmouth on Dec. 21. She was born Jan. 25, 1914, in Troy, the daughter of Fred G. Ward and Ethel Hunt Ward. She grew up with two younger brothers on the family's small dairy farm in Unity, where she often took ...

  • Martha O.K. Hamilton, 91: Her talents, hard work helped island thrive

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Martha Oliver KomLosy Hamilton, 91, of Chebeague Island, died unexpectedly Dec. 19 at Mercy Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Waycross, Georgia, a daughter of Frederick and Andromache Bailey KomLosy. Although she was raised and a...

  • Maxine A. Clifford, 86

    YARMOUTH — Maxine Ann Clifford, 86, of Yarmouth, died Dec. 21. She was born March 21, 1928, in Bennington, Vermont, one of four children of Alice (Miller) and Wilbur Keene. When she was 13, the family moved to South Portland and she graduated from South Portland High School in 1946.

  • Richard B. Leonard, 85: Talented artist gave of himself to others

    PORTLAND — Richard "Dick" B. Leonard, 85, of Portland, died Dec. 31 at The Barron Center. Leonard was born in Portland on June 21, 1929, the son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Graney) Leonard. He graduated from Cheverus High School in 1947, and went on to receive a bachelor's degree from ...