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Obituaries

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  • Peter E. Anania, 85: City's first rescue squad leader helped build neighborhood business

    PORTLAND — Peter Emery Anania, 85, died July 31, surrounded by his family. Anania was born April 2, 1930, and survived polio at a young age. The disease affected his life profoundly, weakening his legs and lungs. But he lived with grace  and dignity, sharing his love of life wit...

  • Mary C. Pickering, 92

    PORTLAND — Mary C. Pickering, 92, of Virginia Street, died Aug. 1 at her home. She was born in Portland on April 17, 1923, a daughter of Edward C. and Elizabeth A. (Carter) Harrigan. She attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School in the class of 1941. Mary ...

  • Deborah M. Barrett, 61: Interests, travels spanned the world

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Deborah McKinley Barrett, 61, died peacefully July 25 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. Barrett was born Feb. 16, 1954, in Portland, to William and Muriel McKinley. She was a graduate of Deering High School in Portland, and of Western New England College in...

  • Raymond E. Chisholm, 90: Priest, psychologist served troubled youth

    BRUNSWICK — Raymond E. Chisholm, 90, of Cumberland Street, died July 19 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath. He was born in Rockland on April 22, 1925, a son of Thomas H. and Gladys (Joyce) Chisholm. Raymond graduated from Rockland High School, and earned a degree at Fordh...

  • William R. Lyons, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — William R. Lyons, 86, of South Portland, died July 17 at Seaside Health Center in Portland. He was born on Feb. 21, 1929, in Littleton, New Hampshire, the son of Carl and Martha Lyons. His younger years were spent in New Hampshire and Cape Elizabeth. He was a 1948 gr...

  • Winifred S. Adams, 94

    CUMBERLAND — Winifred S. Adams, 94, died July 17 in Portland. She was born Jan. 4, 1921, in East Boothbay, the daughter of Louena M. Spear and Charles F. Smithwick. She attended East Boothbay Grammar School and graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Portland. Adams trained as ...

  • Mark T. Ormsby, 57: Trucker gave up the road to be with family

    FREEPORT — Mark T. Ormsby, 57, died July 17 as a result of a motorcycle accident. Ormsby grew up working in the Falcon Restaurant, alongside his siblings. Later, he worked for many years as a long-haul trucker. He recently came off the road in order to spend more time with his family...

  • Patrick A. Watson, 57

    PORTLAND — Patrick Anthony Watson, 57, died July 22, following a brief illness. Watson was born Dec. 26, 1957, and grew up on Peaks Island. Later, he resided with his family in Portland, Casco and Peoria, Arizona. He worked as a deckhand for Casco Bay Lines for many years, and...

  • Mark J. Hellen, 63: Energy engineering expert was always willing to help

    PORTLAND — Mark Joseph Hellen, 63, of Portland, died July 17 while traveling on business in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was born May 10, 1952, the son of Eleanor Johnson Hellen and Robert “Yogi” Hellen. Mark graduated from Portland High School in 1971, and went on to at...

  • Roger R. Roy, 51: Local chef loved hunting, family

    BRUNSWICK — Roger R. Roy, 51, of Bowdoin, died July 14 at Bodwell House, in Brunswick. 

He was born Aug. 24, 1963, to Robert and Frances Roy.

 A professional chef, Roger started his career in 1982 at Clare's Dolphin Restaurant and worked there until its closure....