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Obituaries

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  • Joseph C. Vacchiano, 67: 'Musicologist' cared for those in need

    PORTLAND — Joseph Charles Vacchiano, 67, died unexpectedly on Feb. 21. The son of Charles and Camille Vacchiano, he was born in Portland on Nov. 7, 1947. He graduated from Deering High School in 1966, and served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War. Following his ...

  • Grant W. Worthing, 92: Veteran also served his community for decades

    SCARBOROUGH — Grant Whitman Worthing, 92, died at Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough on Feb. 19. Worthing was born in South Portland on April 8, 1922, the son of Victor Linwood Melville Worthing and Phyllis Irene Thomas Worthing. He was educated in South Portland schools, and gradua...

  • Mary-Anne Dodge, 67

    BATH — Mary-Anne Dodge, 67, of Tower Circle and a lifelong resident of Bath, died Feb. 6 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born in Bath on Aug. 13, 1947, a daughter of Andrew Paul and Betty Gene (Shively) Csorosz. She graduated from Morse High School in 1...

  • Peter F. Flaig, 90

    TOPSHAM — Peter F. Flaig, 90, of River Road, died Feb. 15 in Brunswick, after a period of declining health. He was born Feb. 13, 1925, the son of Felix and Grace Arno Flaig. He attended Topsham and Brunswick schools. On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Jeanne Trank. She died on A...

  • Russell A. Michaud, 85: Postmaster served country, community

    BRUNSWICK — Russell A. Michaud, 85, of Weymouth Street, died Feb. 16 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Brunswick on May 15, 1929, the son of Adolphe and Rose Alma Belanger Michaud. Michaud attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High ...

  • Theresa F. Soucy, 87

    SCARBOROUGH — Theresa F. Soucy, 87, of Reef Lane, died Feb. 20 at Maine Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was born in Stockholm on July 1, 1927, the daughter of Alfred and Lucy Michaud Lausier. She graduated from Madawaska High School in the class of 1945. ...

  • Benjamin Pearson IX, 88: Last to run historic, family-owned mill

    FALMOUTH — Benjamin Pearson IX, 88, died peacefully Feb. 9 at Foreside Harbor. Born in Boston, he was the son of Benjamin Pearson VIII and Ruth Farrington. He grew up in the Massachusetts towns of Newburyport and Byfield, and was a graduate of Governor Dummer Academy and of Colb...

  • Margaret D. McLeod, 92

    CUMBERLAND — Margaret "Peggy" Daley McLeod, 92, of Cumberland, died suddenly on Feb. 12. She was born in Philadelphia on Jan. 23, 1923, the daughter of William and Catherine (Gallager) Daley. McLeod lived a full and active life. She loved shopping, football, the Bost...

  • Abigail R. Lumsden, 80

    NEW GLOUCESTER — Abigail ("Abby") Randall Lumsden, 80, formerly of Falmouth, died peacefully Feb. 18, with her dog Ben by her side. The daughter of John F. Randall II and Elizabeth Sherman Randall, she was born in Portland on April 10, 1934, and grew up on Falmouth Foreside. She...

  • Michael A. Colello, 85: Sports lover made tough shots, and tough calls

    PORTLAND — Michael A. Colello, 85, a well-known sports official, high-school basketball star and proud U.S. Navy veteran, died peacefully Feb. 17 at his home, surrounded by family. Colello was born in Portland on March 18, 1929, the son of Mauro and Michelina (Indano) Colello. Raised...