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Obituaries

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  • William H. Grainger IV, 83: Auto buff, engineer thirsted for knowledge

    BATH — William H. Grainger IV, 83, of Lincoln Street, died unexpectedly Oct. 16 at his home. Grainger was born in Bath on Dec. 30, 1930, a son of John G. and Sarah Davis Grainger. He was educated in local schools, and graduated from Morse High School. He then earned a degree in physi...

  • Lucy L. Earl, 78

    BRUNSWICK — Lucy L. Earl, 78, of Harpswell Road, died Oct. 17 at Mid Coast Hospital, with her family by her side. Earl was born in Brunswick on Sept. 7, 1936, the daughter of Lucien and Loretta Bernier Brillant. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1954, and married David R. E...

  • Theresa M. Fox, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Theresa M. Fox, 86, of South Portland, died Oct. 18 at South Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Van Buren on March 3, 1928, the daughter of John and Louise (McIntosh) Tardif. She was educated in Portland schools. Fox worked at Springer’s Jewelers for...

  • James R. Wright, 95: Veteran, mechanic took pride in workmanship

    SCARBOROUGH — James R. Wright, 95, of South Portland, died peacefully Oct. 14 at Maine Veterans’ Home. Wright was born in Ashland on March 16, 1919, a son of Lloyd and Mary Olean (Thibodeau) Wright. On May 7, 1940, he married Josephine Beaulieu Wright. He proudly served ...

  • Norman L. Smith, 93: Lifelong North Yarmouth resident served nation, town

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Norman L. Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of the town who traced his roots to its original settlers and even to the Mayflower, died Oct. 9. He was born in North Yarmouth on July 21, 1921, the son of Lester F. and Mildred Leighton Smith. Smith graduated in 1939 fr...

  • George J. Willhoite, 92

    FALMOUTH — George Jay Willhoite, 92, of Falmouth, a U.S. Army veteran who survived some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, died Oct. 15. Willhoite was born March 13, 1922, in Sac City, Iowa, the second son of George Buford Willhoite and Mabel Trumbauer Willhoite. A...

  • Joy J. O’Brien, 60: Longtime state Senate secretary exemplified public service

    PORTLAND — Joy J. O’Brien, 60, the longest-serving secretary of the Maine Senate in history, died Oct. 15 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 23, 1954, to John ("Jack") and Jadine O'Brien in Brockton, Massachusetts. After moving to Portland, she grew up...

  • Mary C. Fox, 88

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Mary C. Fox, 88, a longtime resident of Cape Elizabeth, died peacefully Oct. 5 at South Portland Nursing Home, with her family by her side. Fox was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Portland, the daughter of Thomas and Anne (Loftus) Foley. She grew up in the Gorham’s Corne...

  • Robert C. Allanach, 64: Missionary, counselor served children nationwide

    SLIDELL, LOUISIANA — Robert C. Allanach, 64, formerly of South Portland, died Sept. 8 at Slidell Memorial Hospital after struggling for two weeks with an incurable blood disease. He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 25, 1949, and spent his youth in South Portland, graduating from South P...

  • Marilyn Lajoie, 83

    TOPSHAM — Marilyn Lajoie, 83, died peacefully Sept. 30. Born Aug. 21, 1931, Lajoie was the daughter of Irene and Lloyd Pierce of Bucksport. The family relocated to Sanford, where she graduated from high school. In 1953, she married Aldore Lajoie, who was active in the U.S. Air Force....