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Obituaries

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  • 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...

  • Arlene E. Proctor, 89

    HARPSWELL — Arlene E. Proctor, 89, died Oct. 4 at Mid Coast Health Care. She was born in North Bridgton on May 28, 1925, the daughter of Everett and Lubelle Warren Darling. She lived on Little Yarmouth Island and attended school on Bethel Point, where her mother taught school. She la...

  • William K. Millar Sr., 95: World War II vet taught others of war's horror

    BRUNSWICK — William K. Millar Sr., 95, a longtime resident of Brunswick, died Sept. 27 at Winship Green in Bath. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on April 27, 1919, the son of James and Annie Rafferty Millar. He graduated from Plymouth, New Hampshire, High School in 1937, a...

  • Jane K. Lord, 72

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jane K. Lord, 72, of South Portland, died Oct. 10. She was the wife of Daniel J. Lord Jr., with whom she shared nearly 52 years of marriage. Born in Portland on May 1, 1942, Lord was the daughter of James Hamilton Jr. and Mary Elizabeth (Mooney) Hamilton. She ...

  • 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....

  • Alice P. Wallis, 81

    FALMOUTH — Alice "Allie" Potts Wallis, 81, died Oct. 5 at her home in OceanView at Falmouth, surrounded by her family. Born April 30, 1933, in New York City, she and her parents, sister Nancy and brother Fred later settled in Philadelphia. Her love of learning flourished ...