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Obituaries

  • Robert W. Scarlata, 77: Physician was always 'on call,' never stopped learning

    YARMOUTH — Robert William Scarlata, 77, of Yarmouth, died suddenly on Jan. 12. Scarlata was born in Boston on Aug. 26, 1937. He enjoyed dancing, and at one time was the jitterbug champion of the city. But from a young age, he loved figuring out how things "worked." He spent many...

  • Mildred Currie, 89

    FALMOUTH — Mildred Currie, 89, of Falmouth, died peacefully on Jan. 8, with her two sons at her side. She was born in Lewiston on May 22, 1925, the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1942, and from the University of Maine in 1946.

  • Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83: Longtime legislator, community leader devoted life to service

    PORTLAND — Joseph C. Brannigan Jr., 83, of Concord Street, died at his home on Jan. 17. Brannigan was born July 16, 1931, in Brunswick, to Joseph and Fern (Pearl) Brannigan. He attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., after serving i...

  • John F. Simmons, 80

    BRUNSWICK — John F. Simmons, 80, died unexpectedly on Jan. 13. He was born July 22, 1934, the son of Alfred W. Simmons and Myrtle Knight Simmons. He grew up in Brunswick and attended local schools. He married his wife, Jackie, on Nov. 3, 1951, and the couple shared 63 years of...

  • Clifford O. Dolloff, 97: Former boxer served church, helped build local landmarks

    BRUNSWICK — Clifford O. Dolloff, 97, of Brunswick, died Jan. 15 at Mid Coast Hospital. He was born May 2, 1917, in Mount Vernon, son of Norris and Ethel Puls Dolloff. As a young man, he worked at Elizabeth Arden’s estate and boxed under the name Windy Riley during the early 193...

  • Gloria B.B. Kierstead, 87

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gloria Bernadette (Boynton) Kierstead, 87, died Jan. 16, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 1, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Leon Manfred and Angelina (Pomerleau) Boynton. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Deering High School, with the...

  • Margaret Furbush, 87: Love of sports, family ran deep

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Margaret ("Peggy") Furbush, 87, a lifelong resident of Cash Corner, died Jan. 13 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1927, in Portland, the daughter of Margaret (Hackett) Fitzpatrick and James J. Fitzpatrick, the Portland High Schoo...

  • Elsie M. Mailly, 88

    BATH — Elsie Mae Mailly, 88, of Bath, died Jan. 13 at Mid Coast Hospital from complications of influenza, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bath on Nov. 28, 1926, the daughter of John and Elsie Reed. Mailly loved Bath and warmed the hearts of many Bath residents. She w...

  • Judith M. Bohrmann, 79

    YARMOUTH — Judith M. Bohrmann, 79, of Yarmouth, died Jan. 8 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Nov. 5, 1935, and lived in Short Hills, New Jersey, until her marriage to husband Bruce in 1956. The couple relocated with fou...

  • Kristina M. Vining, 23

    CUMBERLAND — Kristina "Tina" Marie Vining, 23, of Cumberland, died Jan. 11. She was born in Portland on Feb. 14, 1991, a daughter of Sarah (Taylor) and Gregory Vining. She attended Cumberland schools, including Greely High School, and graduated from Portland High School with the...